Reaper - Chilling Greatsword

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The community gave this build a rating, making it top-tier: Great.

Focused on: Direct damageControlSustain.

Designed for:

Expansions required:

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Overview

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.

Skill Bar

GreatswordHealingUtilityElite
Axe/Focus

Weapon Variants

  • 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.

Skill Variants

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.

Specializations

Equipment

Ascended gear and stat infusions are not required; you can use exotic gear with the same stats.

Standard Equipment

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.
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Optimal Equipment

The Optimal Variant is the best possible gear for this build. It's overkill in most cases, and you should only get it if you have spare gold or you don’t care about fractals and raids.
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6x
Superior Rune of the Ice
18x
Mighty +5 Agony Infusion

Consumables

If you're having trouble you can use the following consumables:
Food
  • Bowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup Bowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup
    Bowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup.pngBowl of Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash Soup
    Nourishment (1 h):
    Food.png+100 Power+70 Ferocity+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable
    or
    Dragon's Breath Bun Dragon's Breath Bun
    Dragon's Breath Bun.pngDragon's Breath Bun
    Nourishment (20 m):
    Food.png+200 power for 30s after killing an enemy+70 Ferocity+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable
    for more damage.
  • Bowl of Orrian Truffle and Meat Stew Bowl of Orrian Truffle and Meat Stew
    Bowl of Orrian Truffle and Meat Stew.pngBowl of Orrian Truffle and Meat Stew
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.png100% chance to gain might when you dodge.+40% to your Endurance refill rate.+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
    for more dodges.
  • Scoop of Mintberry Swirl Ice Cream Scoop of Mintberry Swirl Ice Cream for more healing.
Utility
  • Potent Superior Sharpening Stone Potent Superior Sharpening Stone
    Potent Superior Sharpening Stone.pngPotent Superior Sharpening Stone
    Nourishment (1 h):
    Potion.pngGain power equal to 3% of your precisionGain power equal to 6% of your ferocity+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable

Usage

Damage

  • and
    are your highest damage skills. Fight in melee and use these skills to rack up dead bodies.
  • is an insane damage boost. Go into it any time you are above 50% life force for permanent Quickness Quickness and extremely high AoE damage.
    • Never interrupt your shroud autoattack chain.
  • 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 deals poor sustained damage but provides
    , a strong burst damage skill. You can open with
    for burst damage before swapping to greatsword. You can also swap to Axe and use
    before and after
    .
  • If you don't need a stun break, you can use
    off cooldown for might.

Survivability

  • 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.

Crowd Control

Build rating - 5 stars
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2 Ratings
5 stars
MasterZi gave this build 5 stars October 2018

Great build with a lot of potentials. Good to see someone utilizing the Reaper's prowess with Chill. There's a lot of lifeforce generation too, allowing you to stay in Reaper's Shroud for much longer.

5 stars
Chinkeeyong gave this build 5 stars September 2018

Gayest_Charr_Ever's take on the power reaper. While I'm not a fan of the chill gimmick, this build still has amazing AoE damage and survivability like all Reaper builds.

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