Assassination is the name for a variety of skills and abilities that give your units a chance to kill enemy units in one hit without regard for their HP.

Most sources of assassination have a base chance of assassinating an enemy. That chance can then be increased or decreased depending upon the targeted enemy.

The only exception are Curse Users and units with the ability Death Curse , who are able to kill any enemy in one hit as long the enemy is in range and their HP is reduced to a certain percentage. Curse Users can also grant this ability to their allies provided they're attacking an enemy in the Curse User's Range.

Unless otherwise stated, the assassination chance of a skill will remain the same regardless of skill level or rank (i.e. Assassinate I at 1/5 has the same assassination rate as Assassinate I at 5/5 and the same rate as Assassinate II.)

Skill-Based Assassination
Source Chance Notes
Assassinate Skills 10%
Assassinate Skills 11% w/ Master Assassin Class Trait.
Assassinate Skills 15% w/ Heartless Edge Ability.
Assassinate Skills 17% w/ Night Assassin Class Trait.
Assassinate Skills 30%

w/ Ultimate Heartless Edge Ability.

Assassinate Skills 33% w/ Ultimate Heartless Edge Ability and Master Assassin Class Trait.
Assassinate Skills 51% w/ Ultimate Heartless Edge Ability and Night Assassin Class Trait.
Super Assassinate AW Skill 30%
Super Assassinate AW Skill 31% w/ Master Assassin Class Trait.
Super Assassinate AW Skill 37% w/ Night Assassin Class Trait.
Death Forenotice AW Skill 10%
Death Forenotice AW Skill 11% w/ Master Assassin Class Trait.
Smart Kill Skill 120%
Smart Kill Skill 121% w/ Master Assassin Class Trait.
Smart Kill Skill 127% w/ Night Assassin Class Trait.
Smart Kill Skill 242% w/ Veteran Assassin Ability and Master Assassin Class Trait.
Smart Kill Skill 254% w/ Veteran Assassin Ability and Night Assassin Class Trait.
Surprise Attack AW Skill 120%
Surprise Attack AW Skill 121% w/ Master Assassin Class Trait.
Surprise Attack AW Skill 127% w/ Night Assassin Class Trait.
Surprise Attack AW Skill 242% w/ Veteran Assassin Ability and Master Assassin Class Trait.
Surprise Attack AW Skill 254% w/ Veteran Assassin Ability and Night Assassin Class Trait.
Cursed Blood Awakening AW Skill 10%
Cursed Blood Awakening AW Skill 11% w/ Master Assassin Class Trait.
Cursed Blood Awakening AW Skill 17% w/ Night Assassin Class Trait.
Target Vitals Skill 10%
Target Vitals Skill 11% w/ Master Assassin Class Trait.
Target Vitals Skill 17% w/ Night Assassin Class Trait.
Target Vitals Skill 20% w/ Little Devil's Touting Ability.
Target Vitals Skill 22% w/ Little Devil's Touting Ability and Master Assassin Class Trait.
Target Vitals Skill 34% w/ Little Devil's Touting Ability and Night Assassin Class Trait.
Assassin's Dagger AW Skill 10%
Assassin's Dagger AW Skill 11% w/ Master Assassin Class Trait.
Assassin's Dagger AW Skill 17% w/ Night Assassin Class Trait.
Assassin's Dagger AW Skill 20% w/ Little Devil's Touting Ability.
Assassin's Dagger AW Skill 22% w/ Little Devil's Touting Ability and Master Assassin Class Trait.
Assassin's Dagger AW Skill 34% w/ Little Devil's Touting Ability and Night Assassin Class Trait.
Surprise Attack AW Skill 30%
Surprise Attack AW Skill 31% w/ Master Assassin Class Trait
Santa's Presents Skill 10%
Santa's Presents Skill 11% w/ Master Assassin Class Trait.
Santa's Presents Skill 17% w/ Night Assassin Class Trait.
Disorderly Present Pounding AW Skill 10%
Disorderly Present Pounding AW Skill 11% w/ Master Assassin Class Trait.
Disorderly Present Pounding AW Skill 17% w/ Night Assassin Class Trait.
Whirlwind of Death AW Skill 10%
Whirlwind of Death AW Skill 11% w/ Master Assassin Class Trait.
Whirlwind of Death AW Skill 17% w/ Night Assassin Class Trait.
Whirlwind of Death AW Skill 30% w/ Ultimate Heartless Edge Ability.
Whirlwind of Death AW Skill 33% w/ Ultimate Heartless Edge Ability and Master Assassin Class Trait.
Whirlwind of Death AW Skill 51% w/ Ultimate Heartless Edge Ability and Night Assassin Class Trait.
Magic Sword Fragarach Skill 10%
Divine Sword Gram AW Skill 10%
Divine Sword Gram AW Skill 30% First activation only.
Ninjutsu Skills 5%
Ninjutsu Skills 8% w/ Instant Death Strike Ability.
Ninjutsu・Extreme AW Skill
Ninjutsu・Extreme AW Skill w/ Instant Death Strike Ability.
Ninpou Wild Shuriken AW Skill
Ougi: Heaven Destroying Shadow Sword Skill 80%
Ougi: Heaven Destroying Shadow Sword Skill 90% w/ Darkness Dyed Sword Ability.
Hidden Ougi: Lightless Perfect Killing Sword AW Skill 80%
Hidden Ougi: Lightless Perfect Killing Sword AW Skill 90% w/ Darkness Dyed Sword Ability.
Magic Spear Gáe Bulg Skill 10%
Deathstalker's Stinger Skill
Magic Spear Girtablilu AW Skill
Oriental Bow Killing Art AW Skill
Godslaying Sinful Bow Skill
Magic Bullet Skills 10%
Golden Castle Garrison AW Skill 10%
Hydra's Arrow Poison AW Skill 80%
Vengeful Cat's Shamisen・Assassination AW Skill 80% Upon activation only.
Queen of Heart Skill 30%
Queen of Heart Skill 36% w/ Whimsical Attack Ability.
Queen of Heart Skill 36% w/ Nimble Attack Ability.
Beheading Gallows AW Skill 30%
Beheading Gallows AW Skill 36% w/ Nimble Attack Ability.
Ability-Based Assassination
Source Chance Notes
Heartless Edge Ability N/a Raises every assassination chance by 1.5x.
Veteran Assassin Ability N/a Raises every assassination chance by 2x.
Little Devil's Touting Ability N/a Raises every assassination chance by 2x.
Ultimate Heartless Edge Ability N/a Raises every assassination chance by 3x.
Instant Death Strike Ability 3% Adds with chance from skill during skill activation (if any).
Sword of Death Ability 7% Adds with chance from skill during skill activation (if any).
Darkness Dyed Sword Ability 10% Adds with chance from skill during skill activation (if any).
Omikuji Shot Ability 2% Adds with chance from skill during skill activation (if any).
Achiever of Trials 3% Adds with chance from skill during skill activation (if any).
Cursed Gun (Not for Sale) Ability 3% Adds with chance from skill during skill activation (if any).
Great Death Curse Ability 3% Adds with chance from skill during skill activation (if any).
Whimsical Attack Ability 6% Adds with chance from skill during skill activation (if any).
Acrobatic Attack Ability 6% Adds with chance from skill during skill activation (if any).
Plundering Attack Ability 6% Adds with chance from skill during skill activation (if any).
Nimble Attack Ability 6% Adds with chance from skill during skill activation (if any).
Death Curse Ability 10% Percentage refers to instant death threshold of enemies in range.
Great Death Curse Ability 15% Percentage refers to instant death threshold of enemies in range.
Lazy Demon's Awakening Ability 31% Percentage refers to instant death threshold of enemies in range.
Class-Based Assassination
Source Chance Notes
Master Assassin Class Trait 1% Adds with chance from skill during skill activation (if any).
Master Assassin Class Trait 2% w/ Veteran Assassin Ability.
Master Assassin Class Trait 2% w/ Little Devil's Touting Ability.
Master Assassin Class Trait 3% w/ Ultimate Heartless Edge Ability.
Night Assassin Class Trait 7% Adds with chance from skill during skill activation (if any).
Night Assassin Class Trait 14% w/ Veteran Assassin Ability.
Night Assassin Class Trait 14% w/ Little Devil's Touting Ability.
Night Assassin Class Trait 21% w/ Ultimate Heartless Edge Ability.
Curse User Class Trait 5% Percentage refers to instant death threshold of enemies in range.
Curse User Class Trait 5.5% w/ Follower of the Serpent Deity Skill at 1/5.
Curse User Class Trait 6% w/ Follower of the Serpent Deity Skill at 2/5.
Curse User Class Trait 6.5% w/ Follower of the Serpent Deity Skill at 3/5.
Curse User Class Trait 7% w/ Follower of the Serpent Deity Skill at 4/5.
Curse User Class Trait 7.5% w/ Follower of the Serpent Deity Skill at 5/5.
Curse User Class Trait 8% w/ Curse Voice Skill at 1/5.
Curse User Class Trait 8.5% w/ Curse Voice Skill at 2/5.
Curse User Class Trait 9% w/ Curse Voice Skill at 3/5.
Curse User Class Trait 9.5% w/ Curse Voice Skill at 4/5.
Curse User Class Trait 10% w/ Curse Voice Skill at 5/5.
Curse User Class Trait 10% w/ Secret Curse・Destruction and Vitality AW Skill.
Curse User Class Trait 10% w/ Curse of Death AW Skill.
Curse User Class Trait 12.5% w/ Curse Song AW Skill.
Curse User Class Trait 15% w/ Three Poisons of the Serpent AW Skill.

For detailed information about each enemy, refer to the Enemies page. (Hover over the defense value to see the assination rate modifier.) In general, however, the following is true:

Goblins Normal enemies Bosses Super bosses Immune
Base Chance × 2 × 1 × 0.1 × 0.001 × 0
30% 60% 30% 3% 0.03% 0%
10% 20% 10% 1% 0.01% 0%
5% 10% 5% 0.5% 0.005% 0%
2% 4% 2% 0.2% 0.002% 0%
1% 2% 1% 0.1% 0.001% 0%
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