Reaper - Procmancer - (WvW)

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Focused on: Hybrid damageBoon removalControl.

Designed for:

Overview

A high pressure Reaper build created to deal spike damage with various trait procs simultaneously. Heavily relies on allies for support.

Skill Bar

Scepter/DaggerHealingUtilityElite
Staff

Weapon Variants

Axe

Axe/x
Rending Claws
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Rending Claws
Slash your foe twice with ghostly claws to make them vulnerable.
Damage.png2Damage: 170
Vulnerability.png2Vulnerability (7s): 2% Incoming Damage
Range.pngRange: 900
Ghastly Claws
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8Recharge.png
Ghastly Claws
Summon spectral claws to slash your foe in a quick flurry of strikes gaining life force per strike.
Damage.png8Damage: 776
Death Shroud.pngLife Force: 12%
Range.pngRange: 900
Unholy Feast
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Unholy Feast
Cripple nearby foes and convert their boons into conditons. Gain retaliation for each foe you strike.
Damage.pngDamage: 213
Retaliation.pngRetaliation (3s): Reflect incoming damage back to its source.
Cripple.pngCripple (5s): -50% Movement Speed
Book.pngBoons converted: 1
Book.pngNumber of Targets: 5
Range.pngRange: 600
  • Use Axe instead of Scepter for more AoE boon corruption and strong life force generation at the cost of personal condition damage.

Skill Variants

Heal

  • more Life Force at the cost of condition clear

Utility:

  • high risk/reward AoE damage
  • another condition transfer.
  • damage mitigation + the extra body count can further split the damage of skills such as
    . The minions can also be used to trigger enemy traps.
  • to counter groups with heavy block uptime, mostly DH shield of courage.

Elite

Specializations

Variants

  • if using

Equipment

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6x
Superior Rune of Antitoxin
18x
Malign WvW Infusion

Variants

Stats

  • Add more Viper's to increase damage, more Trailblazer's to increase survivability.
  • While more condition duration is always optimal "Dire" is nearly as effective because this build focuses on boon corrupt and condition burst. If running Dire it is recommended you switch the runes to a condi duration variant, 4 nightmare + 2 trapper or 4 lich + 2 trapper.

Sigils

  • Superior Sigil of Malice Superior Sigil of Malice
    Superior Sigil of Malice.pngSuperior Sigil of Malice
    +10% condition duration.
  • Superior Sigil of Hydromancy Superior Sigil of Hydromancy
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    Superior Sigil of Hydromancy.pngSuperior Sigil of Hydromancy
    Damage nearby foes and chill them for 2 seconds when you swap to this weapon while in combat. (Cooldown: 9s)
  • Superior Sigil of Energy Superior Sigil of Energy
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    Superior Sigil of Energy.pngSuperior Sigil of Energy
    Gain 50% of your endurance when you swap to this weapon while in combat. (Cooldown: 9s)

Staff

  • Superior Sigil of Agony Superior Sigil of Agony
    Superior Sigil of Agony.pngSuperior Sigil of Agony
    Increase Inflicted Bleeding Duration: 20%
    Superior Sigil of Malice Superior Sigil of Malice
    Superior Sigil of Malice.pngSuperior Sigil of Malice
    +10% condition duration.

Rune

  • Superior Rune of the Undead Superior Rune of the Undead
    Superior Rune of the Undead.pngSuperior Rune of the Undead
    (1): +25 Condition Damage (2): +35 Toughness (3): +50 Condition Damage (4): +65 Toughness (5): +100 Condition Damage (6): 7% of toughness is converted to Condition Damage.

Consumables

Food

  • Sweet Bean Bun Sweet Bean Bun
    Sweet Bean Bun.pngSweet Bean Bun
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.png+70 Expertise-20% Condition Duration (Incoming)+25% Magic Find during Lunar New Year
    Consumable
    - Defensive option, recommended.
  • Oysters with Spicy Sauce Oysters with Spicy Sauce
    Oysters with Spicy Sauce.pngOysters with Spicy Sauce
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.png+10% Damage Reduction+70 Condition Damage+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
    - Alternate defensive option.
  • Loaf of Saffron Bread Loaf of Saffron Bread
    Loaf of Saffron Bread.pngLoaf of Saffron Bread
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Food.pngIncoming damage reduced by 20% while stunned, knocked down, or knocked back.-20% condition duration+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
    - Alternate defensive option.
  • Koi Cake Koi Cake
    Koi Cake.pngKoi Cake
    Nourishment (20 m):
    Food.png+100 Expertise+70 Condition Damage+10 Experience from kills
    Consumable
    - Offensive option.
  • 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
    - Alternate offensive option.

Utility

  • Magnanimous Tuning Crystal Magnanimous Tuning Crystal
    Magnanimous Tuning Crystal.pngMagnanimous Tuning Crystal
    Nourishment (30 m):
    Potion.pngGain Condition Damage equal to 3% of your VitalityGain Condition Damage equal to 3% of your Toughness+10% Experience from Kills
    Consumable

Usage

Staff

  • Staff auto attacks are low impact and its abilities relatively long cooldowns, so the best use of the weapon is to use its cooldown skills then swap out as soon as possible.
  • Use
    and
    to build area condi stacks.
  • and
    usage should be more careful, don't be afraid to leave them off cooldown when swapping back to S/D.
    • is one of your limited anti-condition skills so use it carefully.
    • Interrupt key skills with the fear of
      .

Scepter/X

  • is an excellent filler that can be spammed while waiting for your CDs. The final attack corrupts a boon, which can be quite punishing for any opponent especially ones with pulsing Stability like other Reapers in Shroud.
  • and
    both deal significant AoE damage, but can be difficult to land. Consider saving these skills to set up an
    on a downed player.
  • is a powerful interrupt due to its unblockable nature, try not to waste it as this skill can easily doom low health opponents hiding behind skills such as
    .
  • - the frequent damage pulses are great for consuming Blindness, the Swfitness makes it easier to stick to the target while in Reaper's Shroud, and finally each strike also inflicts soft-CC in form of Cripple while generating additional LF.
  • adds more torment the more conditions your target has, up to 5 extra stacks. Try to get the most you can, but don't hold on to the skill for too long.
  • Another of your anti-condition skills, avoid using this for damage in most cases.

General

  • The bulk of your pressure will come from entering
    in order to instantly proc
    on Spite and
    on Curses.
  • There's minimal condition cleansing in the build, but there are various conditions transfers (note that all of these can be blocked/dodged in which case the transfer doesn't happen so be careful):
    • on Staff. As it's an AoE skill even if you miss the target in a teamfight it's almost a guaranteed transfer.
    • (x2) both in form of a utility skill and a trait proc from
      . Being a stunbreaker is a nice added functionality although it means that Fear and Taunt cannot be sent to another target because these will be removed before the transfer could happen. The passive effect doesn't work in Shroud. Requires line of sight (LoS).
    • (optional utility skill) is yet another AoE transfer with a bit of extra pressure. Doesn't require LoS.
  • can be used to bait out dodges by stowing your weapon right after starting to channel the skill in order to cancel it - it'll only go on a ~5s CD but the entire animation will play.
  • If using
    it will act as your main source of LF regen so try to cast it with as many targets in range as possible (striking more targets also reduces the recharge of the skill).
  • Landing
    successfully is critical.
    • A Stow Weapon keybind is useful to cancel a cast that would be unsuccessful.
    • Downed players have increased health and are unable to dodge making them excellent targets to set up
      .
    • Make sure to strip Resistance Resistance,
      will fizzle when cast on a target with resistance.

Shroud

  • along with
    are your best on demand sources of poison. Use them to prevent rezzes on downed players.
  • Combo for Frost Aura whenever you can by using
    in the Ice Field created by
    .
  • Try to combo your
    with a field for maximum damage. Stand inside your target if you want all the additional bolts to hit only them.
    • The Chill field of
      will add the most damage but
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Gameplay Videos

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Build rating - 5 stars
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3 Ratings
5 stars
Hanz gave this build 5 stars December 2016

Work in both PvP and WvW, bringing excellent pressure to the table with an insane amount of boon corruptions.

5 stars
Arete gave this build 5 stars December 2016

Strong smallscale build, focused on maximizing boon corruption while bringing the damage and defense of condition reaper. Somewhat more challenging to play than Soul Reaping builds due to the lack of shroud generation but gets significantly more corruption power in exchange.

5 stars
The Blue Rangerr gave this build 5 stars December 2016

A strong variant of the PvP build, really powerful in small numbers to large numbers with epidemic. The boon strip is incredibly effective against the boon meta.

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