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Executioner's Scythe

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Executioner's Scythe.png

Executioner's Scythe

10.25¼ Activation time  30 Recharge time  
Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Necromancer (skill list)
Reaper tango icon 20px.png Reaper
Parent skill
Reaper's Shroud.png Reaper's Shroud
Weapon slot 5
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Shroud. Deliver a powerful overhand strike to stun a single target, dealing increased damage the lower their health. Leaves behind an ice field.

 Damage.png Damage at 50% or Above: 532 (2.0)?
 Damage.png Damage at 50% or Above: 3 (0.01)?
 Damage.png Damage Below 50%: 691 (2.6)?
 Damage.png Damage Below 50%: 4 (0.015)?
 Damage.png Damage Below 25%: 851 (3.2)?
 Damage.png Damage Below 25%: 5 (0.02)?
 Chilled.png Chilled (1s): -66% Skill Recharge Rate, -66% Movement Speed
 Stun.png Stun: 10.5½ seconds
 Stun.png Stun: 20.5½ seconds
 Duration.png Duration: 4 seconds
 Radius.png Radius: 240
 Combo.png Combo Field: Ice

— In-game description [?]


This skill is listed as applying Stun but actually applies Reaper's Frost, which functions the same as Stun.
  • Damage value is calculated with the weapon strength of the active weapon before shroud is activated. Wiki value assumes unequipped value of 690.5
  • The ice field applies 1 second of Chilled.png Chilled every second.

Related traits[edit]

Soul Reaping Soul Reaping[edit]

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
July 07, 2020
  • Icons for daze and stun are now displayed in light purple in skill and trait tooltips.
February 25, 2020 Competitive content update:
  • Competitive Split
    • When foes are at or above 50% health, the damage coefficient is reduced from 2.0 to 0.01.
    • When foes are below 50% health, the damage coefficient is reduced from 2.6 to 0.015.
    • When foes are below 25% health, the damage coefficient is reduced from 3.2 to 0.02.
    • Increased stun duration from 1.5 seconds to 2.5 seconds.
November 07, 2017
  • Increased damage by 33% on targets above 50% health.
  • Increased damage by 30% on targets below 50% health.
  • Increased damage by 28% on targets below 25% health.
April 19, 2016
  • Reduced the freezing field duration from 6 seconds to 4 seconds.
December 01, 2015
  • Reduced the visual noise on the effects associated with this skill.
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Executioner's Scythe has been added to the game.