pve speedrun/low lvl pvp class
pretty fun if you played as wanderer in ds1 or swordmaster in ds2
a shame only scimitar and pontiff knight curved sword have that funny moveset of backflip for kick and swag parry for heavy attack when on left hand
fashion matches the old versions by changing the chest piece to black hand armor
black hand armor and head piece are alternative version of this set anyway, lacking their own legging/hands and showing right at the side of it in the shrine maiden store/in the player inventory
For a lot of people the assassin is a bad class and some thinks a true the start-level-ups are pretty expensive , but its good class for Dex/Int builds and the estoc is a pretty good starting weapon because its fast and thrust can be pretty useful . I recommend a lightning-infusion .
The assassin is a bad class for optimization purposes. For DEX/INT builds, sorcerer is best for example. So this class could be useful for a very hybrid class, or for very specific weapons, such as maybe a blood murky hand scythe...
And also the hollow and poison versions of murky hand scythe, the crystal and the Lightning versions. Regarding a SL100/120 build. Of course, assassin can be a good starter for certain low level builds.