Reaper - LI Reaper

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

Focused on: Strike damageDps.

Designed for:


Expansions required:

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A very simple reaper build with extremely high DPS for an LI build and an army of minions.

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, like Soldier stat icon.png Soldier and Dire stat icon.png Dire .

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  • - if running in a large group, or when using the Spite variant listed below


Ascended gear and stat infusions are not required; exotic gear with the same stats is fine.

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Superior Rune of the Pack



This food assists with more difficult content, such as bosses or bounties.
  • , - Defense/Damage
  • , - Damage
  • - Damage

Event Farming

  • Any ascended food is superior to any other food. Steak for power, flatbread for conditions.
  • - general farming
  • - maxing magic find
  • - more sustain (requires crit chance)
  • Anything - Any food is better than none, but prioritize the food above before using any other food.
  • , , - general farming
  • - good damage option with +karma


This build's usage is broken into tiers of ascending complexity. Find a comfortable tier.

Tier 1

  • Enter any time life force exceeds ~30%
  • While in shroud, use and auto-attack until shroud is depleted.
  • While outside of shroud, use off-cooldown and auto-attack.

Tier 2

In addition to previous tiers:

  • Use and (shroud only) off cooldown
  • Try to use inside the field created by or .

Tier 3

In addition to previous tiers:

  • Use off cooldown

Tier 4

In addition to previous tiers:

  • Change Death Magic to Spite. This will massively boost DPS at the cost of defense.

Tier 5

If comfortable with the previous tiers, consider Reaper - Power Minion Master or Reaper - Power Greatsword

Crowd Control

Build rating - 5 stars
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2 Ratings
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.

5 stars
Onlywrin gave this build 5 stars June 2021

An LI build with extremely high DPS even with the simplified rotation. Very fun to play and capable of easily soloing most content.