Assassinate the Assassins is an optional mission given from the bounty board in Sanctuary. Wot, Oney, Reeth, and Rouf, are hiding out in Southpaw Steam & Power.


"Roland suspects that four Hyperion assassins are hiding out in Southpaw Steam & Power. He's asked any Crimson Raiders in the area (that means you) to find the disguised assassins and kill them."



  • Murder Assassin Wot
    • Assassinate Wot with a Pistol (optional)
  • Pick up ECHO recorder
  • Waste Assassin Oney
    • Assassinate Oney with a Sniper Rifle (optional)
  • Pick up ECHO recorder
  • Kill Assassin Reeth
    • Assassinate Reeth with Melee (optional)
  • Pick up ECHO recorder
  • MDK Assassin Rouf
    • Assassinate Rouf with a Shotgun (optional)
  • Pick up ECHO recorder


Once the mission is accepted, the next stop is in Southpaw Steam & Power. Each of the assassins is marked by an objective waypoint, but concealed behind a closed door until approached. When approached, these barriers are removed and the assassins and their lackeys attack. In some cases a door to the next assassin will be closed until the immediate one dies and drops an ECHO Recorder, only to automatically open when the recorder has been played.

The first target is Assassin Wot, a marauder. He appears in the company of a badass psycho. The psycho can be led away from Wot, and if he is led down into the pit he will be trapped there and resort to throwing axes. Wot defends himself both by wearing a shield and by frequently hiding behind cover. He is resistant to shock damage but his shield is not. Because he has high health but weak shields he could be teared apart with incendiary weapons.

The second target is Assassin Oney. This nomad is slow moving and resilient with a rectangular metal physical shield worn on his back, rather than held in his hand like most Nomads, allowing him to be attacked heads-on. His shotgun and grenade attacks can be dangerous in mid range combat, but the bonus objective of assassinating him with a sniper rifle can help to maintain the fight at a comfortable range. He also has a very devastating charge attack which will do significant damage to health and shields. He will only use this attack on the same level and at moderate to close range with the Vault Hunters, and can be otherwise easily dodged.

Assassin Reeth is the third target. He comes in the form of a powerful burning psycho and will leap into melee range when not stopping to throw his flaming axe. Both his melee and throwing attacks will quickly ignite his targets to do a constant flow of burn damage. He is also accompanied by a nomad taskmaster. Reeth will not pursue the Vault Hunters outside of the room in which he spawns, making it possible to retreat in order to regain health and shields.

The final target is Assassin Rouf, a fast moving rat accompanied by a pair of taskmasters. He quickly moves ahead of his men, but his quick movements can prove to be a hazardous distraction if chasing him leaves the slower duo to move closer unnoticed, unless the Nomads are taken out first. He attacks with a shotgun, and if the bonus objective is attempted this can become a tough fight with predominantly close range weapons on both sides, with the player being faced with a fleet-footed opponent.


"With the assassins dead, Sanctuary should be safe for the time being."

Turn In: Sanctuary Bounty Board

See Also



  • It is only necessary to kill the assassin with the specified weapon to win the challenge, not his henchmen.
  • Only the killing blow needs to be done with the specified weapon to achieve the bonus objective. A kill with kunai from Death Bl0ss0m counts as melee kill.
  • Wot may drop the Commerce, Oney may drop the Judge, Reeth may drop the Fremington's Edge and Rouf may drop the Dog.
  • All assassins have an increased chance to drop the Emperor.
  • Text of 'Assassins's Orders' item: From the desk of Handsome Jack.
  • Any of the four Hyperion assassins may drop a class-specific skin:
Axton Gaige Krieg Maya Salvador Zer0
AxtonBlackOps BL2-Gaige-Skin-None Blacker BLACK AS DAY Darkfocus maya Black is Back 228px-Dark Night


  • The names of the Assassins "Wot", "Reeth" and "Rouf" are anagrams of "Two", "Three" and "Four". "Oney" is simply "one" with a "y" at the end. This is explained by Patricia Tannis during the gauntlet on Digistruct Peak.
    • Also during the gauntlet, Tannis claims that the assassins were disguised so perfectly that they exactly replicates the bandits they are supposed to replace, and they would have killed her and Lilith, if it weren't for the Vault Hunters' efforts to kill them.
  • The main objectives each use a different term for 'killing' the assassin. The last one, MDK, stands for 'Murder Death Kill', which is a term coined in the 1993 movie Demolition Man.
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