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How To Become An Assassin In MC - PART 1 [Basic Stuff] (Getting Into Some Of The Skills)


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PART 2 is this blog is now out at: http://tinyurl.com/ag4kzzl


If you are one of the many players in Minecraft, being looked down by others with better weapons/armor than you? Well fear not, this guide will show you a COMPLETELY NEW skill you can learn, which tricks, annoys and scares your enemy enough that you can jump out at him and slice his throat, but first we need to know, what is an illusion?

Technically an illusion, is something that is either unreal or tricks the mind. If we look at it one way, Minecraft is actually an illusion, yes it exists, but not physically, and this is all you need to know to understand the ways of a Illusion Master/Assassin.

Currently Minecraft SMP PVP, has three aspects which help you survive/win a game.

PVP/Collecting Ores
Chance of Survival: 7/10
This PVP skill is most likely the most used in SMP, due to it having the most successful results. To do this, all you must acquire is some wood, ores and craft them all together into some armor and tools. This tactic, is very good, however can be extremely frustrating, if you loose all your items.

Chance of Survival: 4/10
Another skill is, building a base, and simply defending it. This is of course extremely easy, but lacks in results, with most players being killed/raided almost instantly with contact to another gamer.

Chance of Survival 2/10
Yet another skill we face, most likely the worst tactic out there, redstone traps are VERY hard to make and dangerous unless you know what your doing, and also have poor results. With most Minecraft players, having the intelligence to check your floors for pressure plates, and stealing the TNT to use against you, you should only ever use this tactic as a last resort.

Each skill above, has it's pros and cons, sometimes works, sometimes doesn't. But today we welcome a new skill into Minecraft SMP...

Chance of Survival: 9/10
This newly thought of idea, made by Minecraft player Netherrack. Takes into account all of the three skills above, and rams it into one blender, making an extremely poison smoothie. This skill's main point is "hiding." But this can be used to your advantage, by sneaking up onto your enemy and running a knife into his back. It's not just one, but has several tactics for fighting your enemy, hiding from your enemy or just plain messing with him.

This topic doesn't just explain to your the usefulness of this skill, but also TEACHES you it!
Before however that happens, you need to know where you are in this skill, you can find this out by referring to the Classes section below!


Below lists, how far you are into the Illusion/Assassination skill...

Illusion Apprentice
This class, just shows you've began to take on the skill of Illusion, and must have complete at least one of the tactics below, you have still got far to go.

Illusion Knight
Well done, you have progressed to the next level, but don't smile just yet, well maybe for a second, but ONLY a second......Done? Okay, this class shows you are dedicated to learning this skill, but understand you still have got a little way to go, you must have mastered at least 3 ways of illusion.

Wise Assassin
This class demonstrates your ability to use illusions to your advantage, this being your able to kill your victim by hiding/stalking/tormenting them. You must have mastered at least five of the skills below.

Master Assassin
Excellent! You have bent the ways of illusions, using them in any form you want, to hide/kill/annoy your greatest enemy! Mastering the most helpful skill in Minecraft. You must complete ALL the skills below for this rank.


Below lists the ways of an illusionist, and how they can merely trick their enemy. The skills below are demonstrated in Dhju8's The Walls server, which you can find here: http://www.minecraft...mated-lag-free/

Chapter 1: Hidden Doorway
If your the victim of a high speed chase, running as fast as a sports car in a multi-player server, try this tactic, it's very easy and very helpful:

1. While running, try to find a randomly generated cave, or a hill side.

2. Make a 2x1 doorway in a wall, then put a random dirt block to the side of it.

3. Press and HOLD LShift, which is crouch, it makes your name tag invisible through a wall. MAKE SURE, to keep your finger on it.

4. Once your sure, your stalker is gone, take a short look around, then run in the opposite direction!


Make sure your doorway looks like this:
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Not this:
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Because it looks suspicious, but with a dirt block in the side, it looks randomly generated.

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Hole in the ground
Another great way to hide/escape a chase, is simple. Your escape is right below you...

1. Make a 3x1 hole in the ground, (it's good to carry a iron/diamond shovel with you.)

2. Place dirt/grass block above.

3. LShift once again, and wait it out!


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Chapter 2. Treetop Stalker
So far we have covered, hiding beside and under the victim, now it's time to cover ABOVE him.

1. Get up onto an ordinary/birch/jungle tree whether it's by vines or building your way up.

2. Follow your victim by jumping tree to tree.

3. When he stops to look around, LShift once again, try to stay in the center too.


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Chapter 3: When Whack A Mole Becomes Homicidal...
This skill is basically in the concept of "Hole in the Ground" except, if you have enough weapons and armor, you can follow/kill your victim!

1. Make a 3x1, 4x1 hole in the ground, whatever size you want.

2. Start digging a 1x2 corridor the direction of your victim. LShift if needed.

3. Once your enemy stops or enters his/her house, dig upwards, jump onto the surface and ATTACK!


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Chapter 4: Look Up
Follows the same path of "Treetop Stalker" except in cities etc. This skill can be used to follow or hide from your victim.

1. Find a way up onto a roof or high wall, such as building vines, stairs or climbable decorations.

2. Jump up onto the highest point you can reach, whether this is the roof or a wall top.

3. You can either choose to continue hiding, shoot or jump down and attack your victim, we recommend SHOOT.


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Chapter 5: Fake Cave
You could call this tactic an "upgrade" version of Hidden Doorway, except in this one you don't hide, you of course ATTACK! But not in a normal way, you can confuse your enemy, and like the title suggests, attack from behind. This is quite a hard skill, and does needed to be set up first e.g: You need to make the cave.

1. This tactic is EXTREMELY recommend for a Walls/2 map.

2. Make a normal size cave, with whatever junk you would like to put in there.

3. Build a FAKE spiral staircase, that looks like it goes down to a mine, but in truth actually just stops a few blocks down.

4. Lure your enemy into the cave you made.

5. Using the "Hidden Doorway" technique, LShift inside a hidden 1x2 doorway.

6. The average human mind, defaultly follows the first path it sees, thus being the fake spiral staircase.

7. Once your victim goes down your stairway you have about 10 seconds, to decide whether to run it, or lava bucket him, we recommend LAVA.


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So far, I have posted six skills I believe, and there is about another eleven I know of, so don't fear, more to come!

2 Update Logs

Update 2 : 11/08/2012 7:27:14 pmNov 8th, 2012

Added yet another skill, will add pictures tomorrow.

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  • Jiloacom
  • Level 12
  • Journeyman Scribe
  • April 22, 2014, 7:10 am
Please correct the pictures, they won't show up :(
Awesome assassin tactics, diamond and favorite!
  • ObbyCow77
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Lava Rider
  • November 11, 2012, 3:17 pm
Stab stab stab!
  • sevazh
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Ranger
  • November 11, 2012, 2:59 pm
140 diamond
  • Duff3
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • November 11, 2012, 9:06 am
Someone should make a server, and the goal is to assasinate people. It would get alot of players
  • Netherrack
  • Level 18
  • Journeyman Engineer
  • November 12, 2012, 2:22 am
That is actually a really good idea, I'll look into that.
  • MageMetry
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • November 11, 2012, 9:05 am
Another good tactic is to try to find a skin that blends into the biome background you're in.
  • iSnake
  • Level 29
  • Expert Architect
  • November 11, 2012, 8:10 am
I love the staircase thing :P it was nicely planned.
  • PurpleUrchin
  • Level 18
  • Journeyman Toast
  • November 11, 2012, 8:03 am
This is hilarious!
  • evulminiman
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Sweetheart
  • November 11, 2012, 7:27 am
brilliant blog, and a very unique concept.
I like this way of pvp
  • ItemsCraft
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Miner
  • November 11, 2012, 5:09 am
It's funny how I jump into people, kill them and they call me a hacker :D
  • Prettzel
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Blob
  • January 31, 2013, 7:28 pm
This is the equasion:

  • MarzipanCraft
  • Level 27
  • Expert Pixel Puncher
  • November 11, 2012, 12:32 am
This makes me weep for humanity.
  • samcrafter
  • Level 39
  • Artisan Architect
  • November 10, 2012, 10:10 pm
Really nice skills thanks and gave you a Diamond :D
this is cool, and all well i have done the walls and the most sucsfully i have ever done was bulding a "fake fort" the idea was that i had a wall 2x2 and a trench beside it 3x3 across and 3 or how ever farther u want down and i was able to kill a guy with full iron armor once... it was well awesome and i feel this will only help...
p.s the fort only had 2 sides and was always on the edge of the map so i could nock them off so i guess i already used ur tatic but in my own way.... sweet ASSASSINO'S AWAY
  • Niterider11
  • Level 50
  • Grandmaster Dragonborn
  • November 10, 2012, 7:08 pm
Just read this blog, already realised that i am a Illusion Knight without even trying ;)
same i allways use these tactics even before i saw it
  • jzpelaez
  • Level 11
  • Journeyman Engineer
  • November 10, 2012, 6:33 pm
For Master assassin I would have said Connor Kenway :P he is a master assassin
  • fatjuf
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • November 10, 2012, 3:55 pm
o o o o o o o o
SWEET! I just got a free Minecraft card code at (Ad link removed); o o o o o o o
  • Ferfature
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Mountaineer
  • November 10, 2012, 5:52 pm
Sweet! It's totally not ever going to work! Thank you ad link removal. :D
  • tehepicfire0
  • Level 8
  • Apprentice Mage
  • November 10, 2012, 2:40 pm
Thx very useful in walls
Nice Job I'll keep it under a bookmark so I can look later... oh and you just got a diamond too
  • Obijet
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • November 10, 2012, 1:10 pm
This is so cool thxs for the tips and everything.
  • electric ezra
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • November 10, 2012, 11:35 am
why do you have black chunks in your pictures? just asking nice tips
  • ToonTaco
  • Level 8
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • November 10, 2012, 9:49 am
I demand cupcakes poisoned with uranium.
This is extremely useful, thank you!
sounds like assassins creed
I Gived Diamond number 100 :3 (Do someone want make with me a Blog?)
Oke... Very nice but: If you are under the ground or the other side from a wall Someone can sye your name?... Is it a plugin that you dont can sye the Name? (But a very nice survive thing ;))
  • sKinMaKeR13
  • Level 17
  • Journeyman Toast
  • November 10, 2012, 7:07 pm
That is why you crouch.
  • skatefreek
  • Level 41
  • Master Musician
  • November 10, 2012, 7:37 am
I was 100th Diamond!!! :)
  • -EquinoX-
  • Level 49
  • Master Architect
  • November 10, 2012, 7:28 am
99 diamond :)
  • M15T3R
  • Level 20
  • Expert Robot
  • November 10, 2012, 7:06 am
I love the last one. Used it and it works. Nice going bro.
  • Axart
  • Level 14
  • Journeyman Architect
  • November 10, 2012, 6:05 am
Nice tactics !!! I will use this advantages sometimes :D
  • Surfdman12321
  • Level 3
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • November 10, 2012, 4:47 am
the flaw is that you just told everyone how to spot someone thats doing this
  • TheWiz_420
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • November 10, 2012, 4:29 am
Maybe when I start my Faction PVP/Raid and you know the rest of course with mcmmo. Server. You could come on and create a group of assassins and try being the strongest faction but you should probably get on before others because everyone knows the people who get on first always have the best advantage.
  • TheWiz_420
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • November 10, 2012, 4:26 am
I would rather have them go down stairs and meet a stack of tnt.
  • Ryanpurc
  • Level 21
  • Expert Taco
  • November 10, 2012, 2:05 am
My technique is to wear no armor, drink invisible potion, then walk up to the victim, and slash with my sword. >:D
  • bennyborg2
  • Level 36
  • Artisan Creeper Hugger
  • November 10, 2012, 12:35 am
he probobly keeps the best ninja techniques to hime self...
  • Uijl
  • Level 9
  • Apprentice Mage
  • November 9, 2012, 9:38 pm
Now 971 Minecraftians know how to even SPOT AN ASSASIN. HOW AWESOME! :P

That is not Sicastic
  • spinosauraus
  • Level 19
  • Journeyman Hunter
  • November 9, 2012, 8:34 pm
The thing is people have a compass that points them to the nearest player :/
  • Netherrack
  • Level 18
  • Journeyman Engineer
  • November 10, 2012, 2:51 am
Your very clever to notice that, most players on PVP stare at the compass and are like "Wtf why is it moving?" However the compass does ONLY point in the horizontal direction of the player, not vertical, so they can't tell if your understand or in a tree etc. But this is a flaw, I agree.
  • zombspider
  • Level 1
  • New Network
  • November 9, 2012, 9:52 pm
They point to your original spawn point!
  • spinosauraus
  • Level 19
  • Journeyman Hunter
  • November 9, 2012, 11:25 pm
I mean on some servers, theres a Plugin that does that
  • zombspider
  • Level 1
  • New Network
  • November 9, 2012, 11:31 pm
Oh I get what you mean sorry lol xD
First of all, gonna master this. Second, MUST HAVE SKIN!
I know I am gonna get a lot of hate but... FUKC YOU you have been on PMC for about 2 days and you already got your stuff on th front page, plus the thing you have done like this are just shit, all those skills suck and fuck whoever is against me and wants to get my account closed
  • Vaeldr
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • November 10, 2012, 11:40 am
Dude it helped me a lot. Some guys chased me and I ran into a big cave and did the hidden doorway thing and they walked right past it. Then I killed them!
  • Alderea
  • Level 23
  • Expert Taco
  • November 10, 2012, 12:30 am
I did the same exact thing I did five days ago. I still have far more subs than him. I'm not worried.
  • Derpinston
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Pixel Painter
  • November 9, 2012, 8:05 pm
Ohhh!!! Ya Jelleh!! :3
  • Knarfer
  • Level 3
  • Apprentice Network
  • November 9, 2012, 8:01 pm
This isn't shit. I feel like this helped. I am against you, and if he has his blog on the front page, thats great for him. He's going to do good on this website unlike you, getting mad simply because his work is on the front page and not yours.

If you're good, you're good.

If all you do is complain, nobody is going to like you.
Well I am not complaining I am just saying that that guy does shit that even noobs should know about, and Unlike you think that guy may be good but so far he only posted shit, he is probably nice but if a noob like you is a fan I wonder whats his fan army will look lke
  • Metal_Man_II
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Miner
  • November 9, 2012, 6:17 pm
well that was nice.
SWEET! I am totally going to try this, amazing job!
  • LickTheLizard
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • November 9, 2012, 2:08 pm
Nice username. I bet you're a time traveler and you also have all the good emails, like [email protected]

Anyone get the reference?
  • Netherrack
  • Level 18
  • Journeyman Engineer
  • November 10, 2012, 2:49 am
Time Traveler Junior XD Nah I only use this name on the forums, because it is my actual name in Minecraft.

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