How do the Assassination styles work?
Assassination styles (BS, BS2, PA) work differently than normal styles. Since these styles can only be used as an opener
from stealth, these styles have had the DPS portion coded out and just add a static damage value. This allows for assassins
to use fast weapons and still hit hard with their assassination styles. Furthermore, since the assassination styles add a
static damage amount, faster weapons actually allow for a higher DPS than slower weapons in this case. Thus, one can debate
the benefits of a slow assassination weapon versus a fast one.
Perforate artery, Backstab I & II caps
Perforate Artery Cap = 75 + Critical Strike Spec * 9 + Nonstyle Cap
Backstab II Cap = 45 + Critical Strike Spec * 6 + Nonstyle Cap
Backstab I Cap = ~5 + Critical Strike Spec * 14 / 3 + Nonstyle Cap
Perforate artery, Backstab I & II Damage
Perforate Artery damage = 75 + Critical Strike Spec * 9 + Base Damage
Backstab II damage = 45 + Critical Strike Spec * 6 + Base Damage
Backstab I damage = ~5 + Critical Strike Spec * 14 / 3 + Base Damage