That was probably a bug, but there is a legit way of dodging an attack apparently. I both happened to me one time, and to my prey another.
Once, I was about to assassinate my target, but he dodged it before humiliating me. Another time, I was able to dodge a kill by spamming on a hunter that I targeted. It was a very elaborate animation, so that wasn't a bug. I think it happens when you try to kill them from the front, and they have a lock on you. It's pretty neat, actually.
I played a little today and I managed to dodge a couple times, so I don't think it is a glitch. I'm not quite sure what you need to do to perform a dodge, because all I did was spam the stun button once I noticed who my killer was...
Originally posted by XxKillaSniperxX:
I've been able to pull of dodges, but only with smoke bombs.
Same here, it wasn't in the beta so it's probably a new feature they added. If you're able to get smokebomb off in time you automatically dodge your pursuer's attempted assassination, and while they're choking you can stun them
It's the Mute Ability in effect. It prevents everyone in the immediate area from being able to attack or use their abilities for a short period of time so when you try to attack someone after you've been muted they will automatically dodge you.