The Assassin is the ultimate Item+Combat class. The only thing Rank 7 classes have over the Assassin is the Safety skill. This is the only non-sovani class that enhances Weapon Art use.
|Assassin||STR 53 or INT 53|
Minimum Style: One-Handed 15
Minimum Weapon: Sword 13
|Expert Assassin||STR 55 or INT 55|
Minimum Style: One-Handed 16
Minimum Weapon: Sword 14
|Adept Assassin||STR 57 or INT 57|
Minimum Style: One-Handed 17
Minimum Weapon: Sword 15
|Master Assassin||STR 59 or INT 59|
Minimum Style: One-Handed 18
Minimum Weapon: Sword 16
|Lordly Assassin||STR 63 or INT 63|
Minimum Style: One-Handed 19
Minimum Weapon: Sword 17
|Legendary Assassin||STR 68 or INT 68|
Minimum Style: One-Handed 20
Minimum Weapon: Sword 18
This class will stop upgrading if the Item > Mystic requirement is no longer met.
How to Obtain:
For characters who can develop the required Wield and Weapon skills changing into an Assassin should be no problem, all that's required is to have Items among the significant skill groups. Training Shards from a different class type is not a good idea though, as that will get Alchemist instead.
Since this is a Rank 6 class the only upgrades from here are the other ultimate classes: