Should I learn to write shellcodes? Or assembly in general?

I’m new to the field of exploit development. The reason I’m asking this is because recently, I started this course on writing assembly and shellcodes, and tbh I’m really hooked.

But I’m always thinking if this stuff is still relevant today? Like the course I’m doing is really old from I guess 2009-2010. I want to know if this knowledge is going to help me, maybe write exploits in the real world if I take it seriously. Also, the fact that most of the shellcodes are readily available from metasploit, makes me wonder if i should learn it.

Sorry if this is the wrong sub to ask.

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September 8, 2021
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