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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.png Tango-recharge-darker.png 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.
F1 Chain
Exit Reaper's Shroud.png
 Exit Reaper's Shroud
Leave Reaper's Shroud and return to your normal form.
Reaper's Shroud
Life Rend.png
 Life Rend
0.5½ Chain. Shroud. Cleave foes in front of you. This skill inherits traits from Life Blast.
1 Chain
Life Slash.png
 Life Slash
0.5½ Chain. Shroud. Cleave foes in front of you again. This skill inherits traits from Life Blast.
1 Chain
Life Reap.png
 Life Reap
0.5½ Shroud. Cleave foes around you, gaining life force for each foe struck. This skill inherits traits from Life Blast.
Death's Charge.png
 Death's Charge
10.25¼ 6 Shroud. Slide forward, destroying projectiles in your path. Blind foes at your destination. This skill inherits traits from Dark Path.
Infusing Terror.png
 Infusing Terror
25 Shroud. Shroud yourself with dark armor that grants stability and reduces incoming damage. You may shatter this armor to fear foes around you.
3 Chain
0.5½ Shroud. Detonate your armor to make foes around you flee in fear.
Soul Spiral.png
 Soul Spiral
20.75¾ 30 Shroud. Spin and damage nearby foes, and inflict a condition each strike.
Executioner's Scythe.png
 Executioner's Scythe
10.25¼ 30 Shroud. Deliver a powerful overhand strike to stun a single target, dealing increased damage the lower their health. Leaves behind an ice field.

Weapon skills[edit]

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


Dusk Strike.png
 Dusk Strike
0.75¾ Chain. Cleave foes in front of you.
1 Chain
Fading Twilight.png
 Fading Twilight
0.75¾ Chain. Cleave foes in front of you again.
1 Chain
Chilling Scythe.png
 Chilling Scythe
1 Chain. Strike foes and chill them.
10.25¼ 8 Perform a huge swing that deals heavy damage. Recharges faster if it hits a downed or low-health foe.
Death Spiral.png
 Death Spiral
1 10 Conjure a drill of dark energy on your blade, and rend the armor of foes in front of you.
0.5½ 25 Call down a growing column of shadows that damages and conditions foes every pulse.
Grasping Darkness.png
 Grasping Darkness
0.75¾ 25 Conjure claws of darkness from the shadows to attack foes, applying a condition to them and pulling them to you. Gain life force for each struck foe.

Slot skills[edit]


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


Skill Underwater skills Hero point.png Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description
"Nothing Can Save You!".png
 "Nothing Can Save You!"
15 0.5½ 20 Shout. 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.
15 40 Shout. 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.
15 20 Shout. Damage foes around you and chill them. Transfer conditions to each foe you strike.
"You Are All Weaklings!".png
 "You Are All Weaklings!"
15 25 Shout. Damage foes around you, and gain boons. Inflict conditions on struck foes, and gain boons per foe struck.


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

List of Reaper traits[edit]

See also: List of necromancer traits
Tier Trait 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 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 Striking foes within the range threshold deals increased damage and heals you for a portion of the damage dealt.
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 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 Reaper's Onslaught.png Reaper's Onslaught Gain ferocity while in a reaper's shroud. Hitting with Life Reap reduces the recharge of all shroud skills. Gain pulsating quickness while in Reaper's Shroud.
Recharge reduction can only occur once per use of Life Reap.


List of reaper equipment[edit]

Related achievements[edit]


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