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Executioner's Scythe

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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. Deals more damage the lower health the target is. Leaves behind a field of ice.

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

— In-game description [?]


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

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
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.