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An inexorable force on the battlefield, the reaper empowers itself enough to wield a cleaving greatsword to harvest its foes. Slow and hard-hitting, these deadly combatants call out the impending doom of their enemies with piercing shouts. Upon accumulating sufficient life force, they can enter the reaper’s shroud, a deadly form that grants them a dark scythe of malevolent energy and the abilities to match it. Capable of heavily afflicting their victims with chill and other conditions, the reaper wades into melee receiving and dealing blows knowing nothing can save its foes!

— Reaper release notes

Reaper.pngReaper tango icon 20px.png Reaper is an elite specialization for the necromancer that focuses on shout skills and enables the melee-oriented Reaper's Shroud. It also allows the necromancer to wield a greatsword.

List of reaper skills[edit]

See also: List of necromancer skills

Profession mechanic[edit]

Reaper's Shroud is the reaper's profession mechanic, replacing Death Shroud.

Skill Activation time Recharge time Description
Reaper's Shroud.png
 Reaper's Shroud
10 Assume the form of a reaper and gain new skills, turning your life force into health.
Redirect Arrow.png
Exit Reaper's Shroud.png
 Exit Reaper's Shroud
Leave Reaper's Shroud and return to your normal form.

Terrestrial[edit]

1
Life Rend.png
 Life Rend
0.5½ Cleave foes in front of you. This skill inherits traits from Life Blast.
Redirect Arrow.png
Life Slash.png
 Life Slash
0.5½ Cleave foes in front of you again. This skill inherits traits from Life Blast.
Redirect Arrow.png
Life Reap.png
 Life Reap
0.5½ Cleave foes around you, gaining life force for each foe struck. This skill inherits traits from Life Blast.
2
Death's Charge.png
 Death's Charge
10.25¼ 6 Slide forward, destroying projectiles in your path. Blind foes at your destination. This trait inherits traits from dark path.
3
Infusing Terror.png
 Infusing Terror
25 Shroud yourself with dark armor that grants stability and reduces incoming damage. You may shatter this armor to fear foes around you.
Redirect Arrow.png
Terrify.png
 Terrify
0.5½ Detonate your armor to make foes around you flee in fear.
4
Soul Spiral.png
 Soul Spiral
20.75¾ 30 Spiral and damage nearby foes, dealing high damage. This skill inherits traits from Life Transfer.
5
Executioner's Scythe.png
 Executioner's Scythe
10.25¼ 30 Deliver a powerful overhand strike to stun a single target. Deals more damage the lower health the target is. Leaves behind a field of ice.

Weapon skills[edit]

Skill Type Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description

Greatsword[edit]

1
Dusk Strike.png
 Dusk Strike
0.75¾ Cleave foes in front of you.
1 Dusk Strike, Fading Twilight, Chilling Scythe chainRedirect Arrow.png
Fading Twilight.png
 Fading Twilight
0.75¾ Cleave foes in front of you again.
1 Dusk Strike, Fading Twilight, Chilling Scythe chainRedirect Arrow.png
Chilling Scythe.png
 Chilling Scythe
1 Strike foes and chill them.
2
Gravedigger.png
 Gravedigger
10.25¼ 8 Perform a huge swing that deals heavy damage. Recharges faster if it hits a downed or low health foe.
3
Death Spiral.png
 Death Spiral
1 12 Conjure a drill of dark energy on your blade and rend the armor of foes in front of you.
4
Nightfall.png
 Nightfall
0.5½ 25 Call down a growing column of shadows that damages and applies conditions on foes per pulse.
5
Grasping Darkness.png
 Grasping Darkness
0.75¾ 25 Toss spectral scythes at foes in front of you, applying chill to them and pulling them to you. Gain life force for each struck foe.

Slot skills[edit]

Healing[edit]

Skill Type Underwater.png Hero point.png Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
"Your Soul Is Mine!".png
 "Your Soul Is Mine!"
Shout 15 0.75¾ 20 Heal yourself and strike foes around you, absorbing life force for each foe struck.

Utility[edit]

Skill Type Underwater.png Hero point.png Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
"Nothing Can Save You!".png
 "Nothing Can Save You!"
Shout 15 0.5½ 25 Damage foes around you, converting their boons into vulnerability. Your attacks become unblockable for a short time. The duration increases based on the number of foes struck.
"Rise!".png
 "Rise!"
Shout 15 40 Damage foes around you. Summon a shambling horror plus additional horrors near each enemy struck. Shambling horrors absorb damage for their master as long as they are attacking.
"Suffer!".png
 "Suffer!"
Shout 15 20 Damage foes around you and chill them. Transfer a condition to each foe you strike.
"You Are All Weaklings!".png
 "You Are All Weaklings!"
Shout 15 30 Damage foes around you inflicting conditions on them and giving you boons. Gain additional might per foe struck.

Elite[edit]

Skill Type Underwater.png Hero point.png Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
"Chilled to the Bone!".png
 "Chilled to the Bone!"
Shout 25 10.25¼ 90 Freeze all enemies around. Gain boons for each foe you freeze.

List of Reaper traits[edit]

See also: List of necromancer traits
Tier Name Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
Minor Proficiency Greatsword Proficiency.png Greatsword Proficiency You can wield greatswords.
Minor Adept Shroud Knight.png Shroud Knight Death shroud is replaced with reaper's shroud, which has more melee-oriented skills.
Major Adept Augury of Death.png Augury of Death Reduces recharge of shouts. Your shouts siphon health and gain additional recharge reduction for each foe they hit.
Major Adept Chilling Nova.png Chilling Nova 8 Critical hits against chilled foes causes an explosion that chills adjacent foes.
Major Adept Chilling Nova.png Chilling Nova (PvP) 8 Critical hits against chilled foes causes an explosion that chills adjacent foes.
Major Adept Relentless Pursuit.png Relentless Pursuit Reduces duration of movement-impairing conditions. Additional reduction while in reaper's shroud.
Minor Master Shivers of Dread.png Shivers of Dread Whenever you inflict fear, you also chill.
Major Master Soul Eater.png Soul Eater Greatsword skills gain reduced recharge. Periodically heal and gain life force while wielding a greatsword.
Major Master Chilling Victory.png Chilling Victory 1 Striking a chilled foe grants might and life force.
(Single attacks can activate this trait more than once before recharging.)
Major Master Chilling Victory.png Chilling Victory (PvP) 2 Striking a chilled foe grants might and life force.
(Single attacks can activate this trait more than once before recharging.)
Major Master Decimate Defenses.png Decimate Defenses Striking a foe with vulnerability increases your critical hit chance.
Minor Grandmaster Cold Shoulder.png Cold Shoulder Chill lasts longer, and chilled foes take more damage from your attacks.
Major Grandmaster Blighter's Boon.png Blighter's Boon Gain life force when you apply a boon to yourself. If you are in reaper's shroud, gain health instead.
Major Grandmaster Deathly Chill.png Deathly Chill Chill deals damage over time.
Major Grandmaster Deathly Chill.png Deathly Chill (PvP) Chill deals damage over time.
Major Grandmaster Reaper's Onslaught.png Reaper's Onslaught Attack faster and gain ferocity while in a reaper's shroud. Hitting with Life Reap reduces the recharge of all shroud skills.
Recharge reduction can only occur once per use of Life Reap.

Gallery[edit]

List of reaper equipment[edit]

Related achievements[edit]

Adept Reaper Specializations (achievements).png Specializations (Heart of Thorns achievements) Arenanet Points.png
Begin training the necromancer's reaper elite specialization.
Reward:Reaper's Greatsword.png Reaper's Greatsword
Arenanet Points.png
Master Reaper Specializations (achievements).png Specializations (Heart of Thorns achievements) 10 Arenanet Points.png
Completely train the necromancer's reaper elite specialization.
Reward:Reaper's Hood.png Reaper's Hood
10 Arenanet Points.png
Dark Harvest Specialization Collections.png Specialization Collections Arenanet Points.png
Collect these 14 items and skins to receive the reaper's greatsword, Dark Harvest.
Reward:Dark Harvest.png Dark Harvest
1 Item Collected Arenanet Points.png
7 Items Collected Arenanet Points.png
14 Items Collected Arenanet Points.png

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