Assassin or in Islamic version Hashashin is one of the agents of Medieval II: Total War, recruited in Inns (or its next level buildings) or in Islamic version Shisha Den (or its next level buildings). A few nations can recruit assassin in Castles, where Academy is constructed.
Assassins's main purpose is to kill other nation's characters. Assassins can be used to sabotage buildings in other nation settlements. The higher the assassins' subterfuge skill, the higher the chance their missions will succeed.
|Name||Building required||Chance %||Additional conditions||Effect||Exclude||Action|
|Black Stallion||Racing Track OR Stables||100||+25% Movement Points||Agent Created|
|Explosives||50||Turn is higher then 85||+1 Sabotage||Mission Succeeded|
|Prototype Handgun||Gunsmith||33||+1 Assassination AND +2 Law||Agent Created|
|Skilled Accomplice||Assassins Guild||20||+1 AgentSkill||Ended In Settlement|
|Courtesan||Coaching House||20||+1 AgentSkill||Catamite||Agent Created|
|Poisoner||Master Alchemists Guild||20||+2 AgentSkill||NOT Northern European Culture countries||Agent Created|
|Young Apprentice||10||Distance to capital is less then 20||+1 Assassination||Catamite||Mission Succeeded|
|Skilled Courtesan||Coaching House||10||+2 AgentSkill||Agent Created|
|Exquisite Blade||5||Distance to capitalis more then 55||+1 Assassination||Mission Succeeded|
|Tracking Dog||4||In your own lands.||+2 AgentSkill AND +1 LineOfSight AND +1 PersonalSecurity||Mission Succeeded|
|Catamite||3||+1 AgentSkill||Young Apprentice||Mission Succeeded|
Black Stallion and Young Apprentice are both transferable. If the assassin gets too old, transfer to younger assassin.
Assassins traits and gaining subterfugeEdit
Assassin traits good
Level and effect
|How to get|
|AssassinsGuildTrained||1||+1 AgentSkill||If you create assassin in settlement with Assasins(Hashashins) guild.|
|Assassins(Hashashins) GuildMember||2||+1/+2 AgentSkill||If in your faction(NO NEED IN CITY) exist master or HQ Assassin(Hashashins) guild you get those levels when assassin recruited.|
|GoodSaboteur||3||+1(1)/+2(4)/+3(8) Sabotage||If sabotage mission successful then +1point 100%|
|GoodAssassin||5||+1(1)/+2(2)/+3(4)/+4(8)/+5(16) AgentSkill||Success at assassination +1point 100% Antitrait-BadAssassin|
|NaturalAssassinSkill||3||+1/+2/+3 AgentSkill||First level 100% when created, second 33%, and if second comes true then third 33%|
|GoodConspirator||3||+1(2)/+2(4)/+3(8) AgentSkill||When created 20% chance to get +1point, if your sabotage successful then 20% gain +1point. Antitrait BadConspirator|
Assassin traits bad
Level and Effect
How to get
|BadAssassin||3||-1(2)/-2(4)/-3(6) AgentSkill||Fail at assasination mission +1point 50%. Antitrait GoodAssasin|
|BadSaboteur||2||-1(1)/-2(4) Sabotage||Fail at sabotage mission +1point 50%|
|BadConspirator||3||-1(2)/-2(4)/-3(8) AgentSkill||Fail at sabotage mission +1point 33%. Antitrait GoodConspirator.|
Assassins don't gain more than 10 Subterfuge skill. The best way is to raise Agent Skill traits, because it gives bonuses to both Assassination and Sabotage subterfuge simultaneously. Some traits in tables have numbers in brackets: this denotes how many points one needs to raise skill (for example, to get Good Assassin to the third level, he needs 4 successful kills in row without fail). Antitraits mean that they can replace one trait with another. Example would be if Assassin successfully kill one character and gain first level of GoodAssassin, but then fail assassination three times in row and GoodAssassin is removed and Assissin now gain first level of BadAssassin.
Strategy and tipsEdit
Early game recruit where ever, if possible in minor city with Assassins Guild(to get AssassinsGuildTrained). If playing Islamic nation then in minor city with Racing Track(for 100% ancillary Black Stallion). Late game in large city with Coaching House(for chance to get Courtesan or Skilled Courtesan) and Assassins Guild. In very late game in city with Gunsmith(for Prototype Handgun).
To get to the third level of GoodAssassin Assassin must complete only four successful assassinations. Kill as much characters as possible because to maximize GoodAssassin and possibly gain some ancillaries(see mission success type). I would suggest murdering characters first in close to capital(for Young Apprentice), then far away(for Exquisite Blade). There is no difference between murdering Agents, Generals or captains, so to maximize skills i suggest killing captains, as they have low personal security.
If Assassin maximized GoodAssassin and still wont make to 10 Subterfuge, i suggest do some sabotage missions and raise GoodConspirator trait.
In late game when you have Assassin Guild HQ, you will gain at very least 4 Subterfuge, if Assassin is recruited in city with Assassins Guild(you don't need to recruit in city with Assassin Guild HQ, any Assassins Guild will do). 1 Subterfuge from AssassinsGuildTrained, 2 Subterfuge from Assassins(Hashashins) GuildMember and at very least 1(or more) Subterfuge NaturalAssassinSkill.