After the somewhat controversial ranger’s stance rework, ricochet buff, multi arrow nerf, shadow flurry buff and changes, it is time to decide, (as of 29/3, 2020) is assassin or ranger better? Go debate, everyone.
OP’s opinion: I feel that assassin has a sight edge as shadow flurry is the highest damaging skill in game (slightly hard to land in pvp), can go invisible and regenerate stamina and go hit and run with step through shadow in pvp. I do agree that shadow flurry has a bit high mp cost but the damage is worth it. Also, remember, assassins still have access to bows.
Even though ricochet’s CD has been nerfed, the damage is not enough to do sufficient damage. Yes, ranger’s stance is a good skill, but I honestly don’t find myself using it as much as the old ranger’s stance. Hail of arrows is a good move though.