Reaper - Shout Reaper Roamer

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Focused on: Condition damageSurvivabilityArea Damage and Boon Corruption.

Designed for:

Expansions required:

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Overview

Shout Reaper brings very high area damage and significant boon corruption. The build requires team support to compensate for its low mobility but puts out massive condition pressure.

Skill Bar

Scepter/DaggerHealingUtilityElite
Staff

Skill Variants

Utility

  • highest potential damage option.
  • single target focus.
  • defensive option.

Specializations

Variants

  • - Higher damage output at the cost of condition removal.
  • - More frequent boon corruption at the cost of sustain.




Equipment

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6x
Superior Rune of the Reaper
18x
Malign WvW Infusion

Variants

Stats

  • Viper's can add more damage at the cost of survivability.
  • Dire can be a cheaper option, but provides much lower damage potential.

Sigils

  • Superior Sigil of Mischief Superior Sigil of Mischief
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    Superior Sigil of Mischief.pngSuperior Sigil of Mischief
    Launch up to 4 blinding snowballs at foes in front of you when you swap to this weapon in combat. (Cooldown: 9s)
    for builds
  • 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 Geomancy Superior Sigil of Geomancy
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    Superior Sigil of Geomancy.pngSuperior Sigil of Geomancy
    Inflict bleeding on nearby foes for 10 seconds when you swap to this weapon while in combat. (Cooldown: 9s)
  • Superior Sigil of Torment Superior Sigil of Torment
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    Superior Sigil of Torment.pngSuperior Sigil of Torment
    50% Chance on critical: Apply AoE torment (5 seconds, 180 radius). (Cooldown: 5s)
    provides an extra condition to cover more important conditions from cleanse
  • Superior Sigil of Malice Superior Sigil of Malice
    Superior Sigil of Malice.pngSuperior Sigil of Malice
    +10% condition duration.
    good option for budget builds with
    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

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

General

  • Use your shouts offensively to proc with
    Superior Rune of the Reaper Superior Rune of the Reaper
    Superior Rune of the Reaper.pngSuperior Rune of the Reaper
    (1): +25 Power (2): +35 Toughness (3): +50 Power (4): +65 Toughness (5): +100 Power (6): When executing a shout skill, chill nearby enemies for 1 second (360 radius).
    .
    • Keep in mind that reaper runes have a range of 360 compared to the shouts 600.
  • is your primary life force generator, make sure to use it aggressively.
  • 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.
  • Whirl Finishers (such as and ) use the combo field the cast was started in to determine the finisher. As long as the cast finishes in the original field, the Whirl will be of that field, regardless of other fields covering it.
    • procs 6 whirl finishers while procs 3.
    • The highest damage fields for whirl finishers are, in descending order; Frost, Fire, Ethereal.
    • Whirl finishers on Light fields create cleansing bolts which cleanse 1 condition each in a 150 AoE around the first friendly target hit by the bolt.

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/Dagger

  • 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.
  • and both deal significant AoE damage, but can be difficult to land.
  • 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.

Shroud

  • is your best on demand source of poison. Use it to prevent rezzes on downed players.
  • Combo Frost Aura whenever you can by using in the Ice Field created by .
  • this combo gives extremely high burst damage.
Build rating - 5 stars
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1 Ratings
5 stars
Xivor gave this build 5 stars September 2017

Outstanding roaming build. I have played a couple variations of this, and the exact build here is what I settled on. Outrageous survivability with Trailblazer and Reaper Shroud. Can join in with a zerg easily at anytime to fill a DPS role.