Reaper - LI Reaper

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

Focused on: Strike damage and Low intensity

Designed for: Open World and Open World LI

Expansions required: Heart of Thorns builds

This build was last updated on August 23, 2022 and is up to date for the June 30, 2022 game patch.

Overview

A low-intensity reaper build that is very simple to play and offers relatively high damage even in defensive gear.


What Is LI

LI stands for "Low-Intensity". LI builds are a class of builds that work to slow the game down drastically by using passive defense and builds that require very low input to function. These builds are designed primarily for players that have disabilities that may prevent them from playing higher intensity builds, though they are here for any player who wishes to play them.

LI builds function quite well on their own and are created to be equivalent to our General or Roaming build section. They typically do not output especially high DPS and focus on gear with passive defense


Skill Bar

Greatsword
Axe/Warhorn
Utility


Template Code

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Specializations

This setup utilizes extremely high innate defense from minions via Death Magic and relies on the interaction of and to provide extremely high barrier with long shroud uptimes.


Equipment

Ascended gear is not required.
For power builds, the default setup offers a comfortable middle ground between offense and defense. See the notes below this section for information on more offensive or more defensive setups.

Head
Marauder
Shoulders
Marauder
Chest
Marauder
Hands
Marauder
Legs
Marauder
Feet
Marauder
Backpiece
Knight
Accessory
Knight
Accessory
Knight
Amulet
Knight
Ring
Knight
Ring
Knight
Greatsword
Marauder
Sigil
Sigil
Axe
Marauder
Warhorn
Marauder
Sigil
Sigil
Rune
x6



Consumables

You should consider consumables that increase your defense, such as , or use consumables that increase your damage, such as and . When farming for profit, use and . In general, you should always use Ascended Food over non-ascended consumables when it is available.


Usage

Tier 1

Auto-attack until you have the life force to enter . Use it and continue auto-attacking. You should spend most of your time in if possible.

Tier 2

As in Tier 1, but use and (Shroud Only) off-cooldown.

Tier 3

As in Tier 2, but use / (Shroud Only) off-cooldown.

Tier 4

As in Tier 2, but trade either Blood Magic or Death Magic for Spite.

Tier 5

As in Tier 2, but trade either Blood Magic or Death magic for Soul Reaping. Use off cooldown.


Other Builds

If comfortable with the above tiers, consider Reaper - Power Greatsword


Ratings

This build has a rating of 5 stars based on 3 votes.
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5 stars
Darkrayne gave this build 5 stars • August 2022
One of the examples that low intensity does not always mean worse just because it's a bit more simple to play. Sometimes, I think the build sites have started downplaying this build template purely because they don't want it to get nerfed. Can be run in full Berseker set no problem, I think not doing that is defense overkill and you lose a lot of DPS. Use Rise! instead of the signet and use the Poison Nova trait in Death Magic. Don't bother swapping out Death Magic and Blood Magic in open world, keep them. You'll just be on your arse more often during large zerg events if you swap them out. The Reaper - Power Greatsword open world build is not better than this build for solo play. Running that build with the minion variant is basically this build anyway but in Berseker gear and without blood magic for super sustain, you want the super sustain when soloing.
5 stars
Starlitjupiter gave this build 5 stars • February 2022
The addition of Vampirism runes to this build makes it one of the strongest options for low-intensity gameplay. It has very high damage and excellent sustain. The Vampirism + Blood Bank interaction is very strong due to the barrier layering with shroud, keeping shroud uptime very high.
5 stars
Magnitudetw gave this build 5 stars • July 2021
Simple to play, great DPS, aesthetically cool. Though not as safe as the Scourge variant, but funnier to play for me.

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