Connor is a member of the Assassins Brotherhood, which makes it possible for him to use a set of tools for quick and silent assassinations. His basic weapon is a pair of hidden blades on both of his wrists. Thanks to them he can quietly kill nearby enemies. In order to use them, approach a target and press the attack button. Connor will automatically perform a fast execution. You can also get rid of two enemies at the same time, but they have to be standing beside each other and looking the other direction.
Hidden blades can also be used when attacking from above. When you're standing on a roof or tree and see an enemy below you, aim the camera at him. The enemy will be lit. One press of the attack button will end his life.
A new feature of Assassin's Creed III is the possibility of attacking enemies behind corners of buildings. As you approach the edge of a building, you will be able to whistle to lure an enemy towards you by pressing the interaction button. When the enemy gets close enough, attack normally and Connor will automatically attack the target, at the same time pulling his corpse behind the wall.