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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 empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot empty tango.pngWeapon slot filled tango.png
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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 [?]

Related traits[edit]

Spite Spite

Curses Curses

Blood Magic Blood Magic

Soul Reaping Soul Reaping

Reaper Reaper


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.

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.