Gnoll assassins are generally smaller than other gnolls, reaching only 6 1/2 feet tall. They tend to have darker fur colors and wear black and dark brown leather. The hyena-headed humanoid has a dark brownish-green pelt covered in dark leathers. He slinks forward with a wicked grin as he draws back his shortbow. Gnoll assassins are the tacticians of gnoll society. They prefer to fight from the rear, acting as support troops. They use poisons on their arrow tips, favoring that of spiders.