Reaper - Condi Minion Master

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

Focused on: Condition damageControlTankingSustain.

Designed for:

Expansions required:

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Overview

A Reaper build for running around open world, adapted from Reaper - Condi DPS. This build is extremely tanky and deals high damage over time. It excels in long fights against veterans and champions.

Skill Bar

Scepter/DaggerHealingUtilityElite
Greatsword

Weapon Variants

  • You can carry a Staff for tagging mobs in open world farming.

Skill Variants

  • - if conditions are a problem.
  • - if there's nothing to
    .
  • - deals more damage than
    in long fights.

Specializations

Variants
  • - if you need more condition cleanse.
  • - if you don't need healing.

Death Magic Variant

Take Death Magic instead of Spite if you're having trouble surviving.
  • - if you're having a lot of trouble surviving, or if there aren't many enemies to proc
    .

Equipment

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

Standard Equipment

The Standard Variant uses similar gear to the Scourge - Utility Condi DPS builds 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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6x
Superior Rune of the Lich
1x
Spiteful +5 Agony Infusion

Optimal Equipment

The Optimal Variant is the best possible gear for this build and uses similar gear to Reaper - Condi DPS. As Reaper is much more situational than Scourge, this build should only be used by dedicated Reaper players or players who don't care about fractals and raids.
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6x
Superior Rune of the Krait
18x
Malign +5 Agony Infusion

Budget Equipment

While working your way up to Viper or Grieving gear, you can run Rabid stats.
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6x
Superior Rune of the Krait

Consumables

If you're having trouble you can use the following consumables:
Food
  • Koi Cake Koi Cake
    Koi Cake.pngKoi Cake
    Nourishment (20 m):
    Food.png+100 Expertise+70 Condition Damage+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
    or
    Saffron Stuffed Mushroom Saffron Stuffed Mushroom
    Saffron Stuffed Mushroom.pngSaffron Stuffed Mushroom
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.pngGain +200 condition damage for 30 seconds when you kill a foe. (This effect does not stack)+70 Precision+10% Experience from kill[sic]
    Consumable
    for more damage and
    healing.
  • 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.
Utility
  • Tuning Icicle Tuning Icicle
    Tuning Icicle.pngTuning Icicle
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Potion.pngGain Condition Damage equal to 3% of your PrecisionGain Condition Damage equal to 8% of your Expertise+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable

Usage

Damage

  • Most of your damage comes from your "Shroud Dance" or "Shroud Combo." Use
    to create an ice field, then
    and
    in it to create chilling bolts and stack a massive amount of bleeding and vulnerability with
    and
    .
    • Try to whirl inside the hitbox of your target so that you hit with every chilling bolt.
    • If a chill field is not available, you can also use a poison field from
      or a fire field from nearby allies.
  • deals a lot of damage and grants you might. You can use
    to transfer the self-inflicted conditions to your enemies. You can also use
    or
    if running those traits.
  • Use
    after stacking conditions on your target to spread them to nearby targets.
  • While all your high-impact skills are on cooldown, fill with
    ,
    , and your scepter/dagger skills.

Defense

  • Against the majority of enemies, your minions should be able to draw enemy aggro and tank for you.
  • is a strong defensive skill that can be used as damage mitigation (and a condition cleanse if you have
    traited). Always hit as many targets with it as possible.
  • and
    can be used to blind enemies.
  • If you're taking a lot of damage you can use
    as a second health bar.
    in shroud helps with damage mitigation.
  • If you have trouble surviving, you can trait Death Magic and take
    .

Sustain

  • You have good sustained healing from
    . If you need more, you can trait
    .
  • Your main condition cleanse is
    . If you need more, run
    ,
    , or
    .
  • If you go down just use
    to get back up.

Crowd Control

Build rating - 5 stars
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2 Ratings
5 stars
Chinkeeyong gave this build 5 stars September 2018

This extremely tanky build excels in long, grueling solo fights such as Queen's Gauntlet, where it can deal high sustained damage while self-healing constantly with Parasitic Contagion. It also has good AoE damage and a bursty bleeding combo for killing trash.

5 stars
Biggyboy gave this build 5 stars July 2018

I'm relatively casual, but running this build with non-ascended Viper gear has been a big step up from my last build (which was admittedly a poor build I threw together).

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