Reaper - Chilling Greatsword
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- Variant of Reaper - Power Greatsword popularized by Gayest_Charr_Ever. This build uses Spectral skills and to maintain chill on enemies for a damage bonus.
- Use offhand Dagger for more condition cleanse or Warhorn for more crowd control.
- You can carry a Staff for tagging mobs in open world farming.
- Healing Skills
- - if you need more condition cleanse.
- Utility Skills
- - a minion that distracts enemies, deals decent damage, blinds, and chills.
- - more defensive stun break variant.
- Ascended gear and stat infusions are not required; you can use exotic gear with the same stats.
- The Standard Variant uses the same gear as the Reaper - Power DPS build for fractals and raids. This makes it a good general-purpose gear set and is the gear that most players should aim for.
Optimal Damage Variant
- The Optimal Damage Variant is the best damage gear for this build. It's overkill in most cases and is only recommended for players that prefer the glass cannon playstyle.
- For a tankier option you can run the Marauder Variant. You will lose some damage but gain a moderate boost to health. This variant is recommended for most Open World players.
You can check our Guide on Gear Variants to find good alternatives for this build! Open World Gear Variants Summary
- Any ascended food is superior to any other food you could use. Steak for power, flatbread for conditions.
- - Use for general farming.
- - Use for when you need to max out magic find.
- - more sustain (requires crit chance)
- Anything - Any food is better than none, but you should prioritize the food above before using any other food.
- , , - general farming
- - good damage option with +karma
- is an insane damage boost. Go into it any time you are above 50% life force for permanent Quickness and extremely high AoE damage.
- Never interrupt your shroud autoattack chain.
- and are your highest damage skills. Fight in melee and use these skills to rack up dead bodies.
- Once your burst damage skills are exhausted, you should fall back on , your bread and butter damage skill. Use it as often as possible, and look for opportunities to reset it by hitting enemies under 50% health.
- When , and are all unavailable, just camp in greatsword and press all your buttons.
- Axe/warhorn deals poor sustained damage but provides and , two high-damage skills. You can open with these skills for burst damage before swapping to greatsword. You can also swap to axe/warhorn and use these skills before and after .
- If you don't need a stun break, you can use off cooldown for might.
- Remember that you can always sidestep and walk or dodge out of enemy attacks. Not taking damage is always the better option because it lets you conserve life force (and maintain your bonus if applicable).
- You can stack blind, chill, and weakness on enemies to mitigate most of their damage.
- If you're taking a lot of damage you can use as a second health bar. in shroud helps with damage mitigation.
- Use to cleanse conditions. If you need more condition cleanse run or bring a dagger offhand for .
- If you go down just use to get back up.