Reaper - DM Power Reaper

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Focused on: Direct damage.

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A frontline burst build fixing the often problematic squishiness of Power Reaper builds.



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Superior Rune of the Scholar
Mighty WvW Infusion


feast option with additional power and ferocity.




  • Additional damage reduction
  • budget option for cleave


Resource managment
  • This build contains two resources you have to manage for optimal playing.
    • Lifeforce for and it's skills.
    • Death's Carapace Death's Carapace does not only provides up to 600 toughness which the life of you and your healers easier but also provides some extra power due to .
  • and can refill lifeforce during range phases.
Death's Carapace
  • Any single stack of condition you apply to enemies provides one stack of Carapace via .
  • Skills that pulse conditions, preferably multiple stacks are optimal to reach the cap in short time.
  • is a great way to charge stacks during surprise (re)engages. In open engages however it is preferable to keep this skill for coordinated spiking.
  • and provide sources for Death's Carapace during pre-engage range pressure.
  • Besides resource generation, and are cheap skills which are a part of your zerg's range pressure.
    • Even when the enemy is not yet in reach, their presence on the ground can deter from using certain angles for engage. This requires multiple Necromancers working into a similar direction.
  • 's condition transfer can save your life if your other condition removal skills are unavailable.
  • has a cooldown reset on downed players.
  • and are helpful to disrupt the enemy melee train and very safe to use compared to the greatswords other skills due to their range.
  • Depending on the commander and can be used synchronized with other Necromancers or on your own in combination with entering for .
  • Inside Death's Shroud a common burst rotation is to CC and . This can also follow-up the well spike when in melee range.
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4 Ratings
5 stars
K1dsmith gave this build 5 stars last month

Nice dmg, good sustain (more than power reaper) and great cleave in the close combat phase of the zerg fights. Good option for roaming and small fights.

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Kurnian gave this build 5 stars March 2020

Nice. Great cleave with reaper shroud and good AoE with wells and Nightfall

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Ayd gave this build 4 stars March 2020

Good build for blobs and smaller groups, decent sustain and insane AoE cleave. Imo will be good to change some accessories to zerker stats in case of avoid over capping crit chance in shroud, Add pls Axe/Focus as optional set instead of staff for more corrupts. 4 starts coz reaper provides less group utility than scourge.


weaklings is also good choice as well spectral walk if ur group lacks cleanse

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Ciema gave this build 5 stars March 2020

Rly Good build for wvw and imba in 2x2 pvp with palladin amulet and rune of The reaper with 5 shout skills kiling everything ^^