Reaper - Vampiric Greatsword

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The community gave this build a rating, making it second-tier: Good.

Focused on: Direct damageBoon removalControl.

Designed for:


A high damage Power Reaper PvP build with some boon hate and party utility, designed primarily for team fights.

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Slot Changes


For the optional slot:

  • Well of Suffering.png Well of Suffering - excellent unblockable damage. Synergy with traits, skills, and even the rune.
  • Spectral Armor.png Spectral Armor - defensive pick that can help with sustain and Life Force management.
  • Spectral Grasp.png Spectral Grasp - CC and Life Force management.



Bitter Chill.png Bitter Chill

Chill of Death.png Chill of Death

Spiteful Spirit.png Spiteful Spirit

Blood Magic:

Ritual of Life.png Ritual of Life

Vampiric Presence.png Vampiric Presence

Vampiric Rituals.png Vampiric Rituals


Chilling Nova.png Chilling Nova

Decimate Defenses.png Decimate Defenses

Blighter's Boon.png Blighter's Boon



Superior Sigil of Annulment
Superior Sigil of Annulment.pngSuperior Sigil of Annulment
Your next attack after swapping to this weapon while in combat will remove 2 boons from your target.
Superior Sigil of Courage
Superior Sigil of Courage.pngSuperior Sigil of Courage
On hit gain might for 10 seconds. (Cooldown: 2s)
Superior Sigil of Agility
Superior Sigil of Agility.pngSuperior Sigil of Agility
Gain 5 seconds of swiftness and 1 second of quickness when you swap to this weapon while in combat. (Cooldown: 9s)
Superior Sigil of Courage
Superior Sigil of Courage.pngSuperior Sigil of Courage
On hit gain might for 10 seconds. (Cooldown: 2s)
Superior Rune of the Chronomancer
Superior Rune of the Chronomancer.pngSuperior Rune of the Chronomancer
(1): +25 Power (2): +35 Precision (3): +50 Power (4): +65 Precision (5): +100 Power (6): Apply 2 seconds of quickness when you cast a well.
Paladin's Amulet
Paladin's Amulet.pngPaladin's Amulet
+1050 Power +1050 Precision +560 Toughness +560 Vitality

Equipment Changes



  • Superior Sigil of Agility Superior Sigil of Agility
    Superior Sigil of Agility.pngSuperior Sigil of Agility
    Gain 5 seconds of swiftness and 1 second of quickness when you swap to this weapon while in combat. (Cooldown: 9s)
    - this fits both sets, but should only be used on one at a time (because of the shared 18s CD). If you pick this for GS, remove it from Axe (replace with either Revocation or Escape).


  • Demolisher's Amulet Demolisher's Amulet
    Demolisher's Amulet.pngDemolisher's Amulet
    +1050 Power +1050 Precision +560 Toughness +560 Ferocity
    - if you can afford to sacrifice some sustain for better pressure.



  • Ritual of Life.png Ritual of Life boosts your ability to revive allies.
  • Ghastly Claws.png Ghastly Claws is the best burst skill in the build and should be set up properly. Use it either after a CC like Grasping Darkness.png Grasping Darkness or while you have Quickness Quickness. Usually this should be the first skill you use after swapping to the Axe/Warhorn set.
  • Superior Sigil of Agility Superior Sigil of Agility
    Superior Sigil of Agility.pngSuperior Sigil of Agility
    Gain 5 seconds of swiftness and 1 second of quickness when you swap to this weapon while in combat. (Cooldown: 9s)
    can trigger when you swap to the Axe/Warhorn set or enter Reaper's Shroud, but has an 18 second internal CD.
  • Entering Reaper's Shroud.png Reaper's Shroud procs Spiteful Spirit.png Spiteful Spirit, which is AoE boon corruption. As it's instant and can be activated while stunned this can be used to counter-pressure enemies and take away their edge.
  • Soul Spiral.png Soul Spiral deals heavy damage while applying AoE Poison Poison, making it excellent for downed cleave.
  • Use Locust Swarm.png Locust Swarm for mobility while traveling between capture points, or as a source of Blind Blind removal during combat. To elaborate, it does insignificant damage but frequently. Most of your attacks are slow and easy to avoid, in melee range of an enemy there's a fairly high chance that the Locust pulses will be blinded instead of your important skills, which is quite convenient especially in Shroud. Wells and Nightfall can serve similar purposes too, but they are far more valuable than Locust.
  • "Chilled to the Bone!".png "Chilled to the Bone!" has a very distinct animation which makes it easy to avoid, if you feel like that's going to happen then stow your weapon to cancel the channeling. This is also great for fake casting - you can use the skill, cancel it immediately with weapon stow (the whole animation will still play, potentially baiting out dodges or other defensive CDs), and send it only on a CD of 5 seconds.
  • With Decimate Defenses.png Decimate Defenses and Vulnerability Vulnerability stacking you can potentially reach 100% crit chance. Notable sources of Vulnerability include Death Spiral.png Death Spiral, Bitter Chill.png Bitter Chill, and Death's Embrace.png Death's Embrace.
  • Wail of Doom.png Wail of Doom is the only unblockable CC in the build.
  • Blighter's Boon.png Blighter's Boon will be a crucial part of your defense, although most of the boons are just generated passively through sigils and the Spite trait line.


  • Nightfall.png Nightfall is the only thing that justifies taking Greatsword, its strength is arguably on par with Well skills. Nightfall is fairly versatile and useful in many sutations, especially when it comes to surviving vs melee players or 1v1ing on point (but that's not your main role).
  • The auto attack chain is just way too slow and will barely (if ever) be used.
  • Gravedigger.png Gravedigger suffers from the same problem as the auto chain, but at least it hits way harder. This will mostly be used as a downed cleave skill when Shroud is on CD, but if you're feeling lucky you can try to use it for bursting in regular combat especially against bunkers. Much easier to land with Quickness Quickness from the rune.
  • Death Spiral.png Death Spiral is excellent for stacking some vulnerability/life force/and healing with vampiric traits.
  • Grasping Darkness.png Grasping Darkness is a decent CC but can be hard to land against moving targets.
  • After unloading skills 3-5 spend most of your time in Reaper's Shroud waiting for weapon swap to come off CD.


  • Wells are high pressure, unblockable skills that are useful in just about any situation from sustain to AoE cleave.
  • They each grant Protection, and Quickness Quickness from
    . Use quickness for the most important skills in the build like your heal, elite, Ghastly Claws.png Ghastly Claws, and Executioner's Scythe.png Executioner's Scythe.
  • Well of Corruption.png Well of Corruption is rather self-explanatory, just use it to pressure targets with a lot of important boons like Stability, Protection, or high Might stacks.
  • Well of Power.png Well of Power is one of the most useful defensive skills in the build. It breaks stun, grants Protection, steals health, and provides just enough Stability + Quickness to cover the duration of Consume Conditions.png Consume Conditions, while cleansing incoming conditions.
  • Well of Suffering.png Well of Suffering deals considerable damage and pulses Vulnerability Vulnerability which further increases your damage. Vulnerability has synergy with several things, most notably Ghastly Claws.png Ghastly Claws (which is perfect as a followup skill for this) and Decimate Defenses.png Decimate Defenses.
  • Well of Blood.png Well of Blood - although it's not on your bar, this is worth a mention. Ritual of Life.png Ritual of Life can proc this when you being to revive an ally. Note that you'll only be healed by this proc if you're not in Reaper's Shroud.


  • Most of your burst comes from Reaper's Shroud.png Reaper's Shroud, where your damage is further increased by Death Perception.png Death Perception.
  • Opening with Infusing Terror.png Infusing Terror is very common, as it helps getting your damage off uninterrupted while the damage reduction helps you stay in shroud longer.
    • Terrify.png Terrify is the chain skill of this slot. This should only be used when either A) you need an emergency CC, or B) Infusing Terror is about to expire.
  • Death's Charge.png Death's Charge should be used in the field created by Executioner's Scythe.png Executioner's Scythe for the
    Frost Aura Frost Aura
    Frost Aura
    Protect yourself with frost armor that reduces incoming damage by 10%. While active, it chills foes that hit you. Each attaker can be affected by this only once per second.
    Frost Aura.pngFrost Aura (7s): -10% Incoming Damage
    Chill.pngChilled (2s): -66% Movement Speed, -66% Skill Recharge Rate
    whenever possible.
  • Soul Spiral.png Soul Spiral should primarily be used on CC'd or downed targets (as Poison Poison reduces the resurrection healing coming from their allies, and the skill can be hard to land in general if there's no setup for it).
  • Executioner's Scythe.png Executioner's Scythe's a single target skill for the most part, and one that's best used on low-HP targets. Terrify.png Terrify can Fear Fear targets long enough to prevent enemies from dodging this skill.
  • Use auto attacks when eveything else is on CD.

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