Reaper Guide — Endwalker 6.1

Last updated on Apr 20, 2022 at 20:50 by Ellunavi 6 comments

Reaper is a melee DPS job in Final Fantasy XIV that was introduced in Endwalker, which uses a scythe and their Voidsent power to inflict massive amounts of damage to their enemies. As with all new jobs, they have no base class, instead starting at Level 70.

1.

What is Reaper's Playstyle?

Reaper is a scythe-wielding melee job with a fast-paced burst window and explosive finisher.

Reaper comes to battle with a small raid buff and a powerful utility AoE healing ability. Their core gameplay is about using abilities and weaponskills to generate their two main resources: Soul and Shroud. Once they obtain enough Shroud they can enter a powerful and fast burst window that ends with a large AoE nuke. The job has an incredibly flexible burst window and most optimizations will be centered around placing more damage into party buffs. It is an easy to play but difficult to master-style job with a lot of gains from optimizations.

2.

How to Unlock Reaper?

In order to unlock Reaper, you must be at least Level 70 on one Discipline of Magic or War job and own the Endwalker Expansion. Once you meet those prerequisites, head on over to Ul'dah, Steps of Nald (X: 12.8, Y:8.6) and speak with the Flustered Attendant and accept the quest "The Killer Instinct". Complete the quest and you will be rewarded with the Reaper job stone.

3.

Reaper Gauges

Soul and Shroud Gauge

The Soul and Shroud Gauge displays your current amount of Soul (top red) and your current amount of Shroud (bottom blue). You generate Soul by doing your weaponskills from your basic combo (Slice Icon Slice, Waxing Slice Icon Waxing Slice, Infernal Slice Icon Infernal Slice, Spinning Scythe Icon Spinning Scythe, Nightmare Scythe Icon Nightmare Scythe), Soul-type weaponskills (Soul Slice Icon Soul Slice, Soul Scythe Icon Soul Scythe), or from enemies who perish with the Death's Design debuff up.

Soul is spent on Blood Stalk Icon Blood Stalk, Grim Swathe Icon Grim Swathe, Unveiled Gallows Icon Unveiled Gallows, Unveiled Gibbet Icon Unveiled Gibbet or Gluttony Icon Gluttony, each of which will allow you to use your certain shroud building weaponskills.

Shroud is built by using Gibbet Icon Gibbet, Gallows Icon Gallows, Guillotine Icon Guillotine or Plentiful Harvest Icon Plentiful Harvest.

Death Gauge

The Death Gauge unlocks at Level 80 when you learn the ability Enshroud. You spend 50 shroud to enter Enshroud and gain access to some strong new abilities. The Lemure Orbs (blue ones) are spent on strong weaponskills like Void Reaping Icon Void Reaping, Cross Reaping Icon Cross Reaping, Grim Reaping Icon Grim Reaping, and Communio Icon Communio. Spending a Lemure Orb will generate a Void Orb (purple ones) and you can spend two of them on the abilities Lemure's Slice Icon Lemure's Slice and Lemure's Scythe Icon Lemure's Scythe.

4.

Reaper Actions

Action Name
  • Cast
  • Recast
  • Range
  • Radius
Effect
Slice Icon Slice Lv. 1
  • Instant
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 3y
  • 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 300. Additional Effect: Increases Soul Gauge by 10
Waxing Slice Icon Waxing Slice Lv. 5
  • Instant
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 3y
  • 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 140. Combo Action: Slice Combo Potency: 380 Combo Bonus: Increases Soul Gauge by 10
Shadow of Death Icon Shadow of Death Lv. 10
  • Instant
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 3y
  • 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 300. Additional Effect: Afflicts target with Death's Design, increasing damage you deal target by 10% Duration: 30s Extends duration of Death's Design by 30s to a maximum of 60s. Additional Effect: Increases Soul Gauge by 10 if target is KO'd before effect expires
Harpe Icon Harpe Lv. 15
  • 1.3s
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 25y
  • 0y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 300.
Hell's Egress Icon Hell's Egress Lv. 20
  • Instant
  • 20.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 0y
Quickly dash 15 yalms backwards. Additional Effect: Allows next Harpe to be cast immediately Duration: 20s Additional Effect: Leaves behind a Hellsgate at point of origin, and grants Threshold to self Duration: 10s Cannot be executed while bound. Shares a recast timer with Hell's Ingress.
Hell's Ingress Icon Hell's Ingress Lv. 20
  • Instant
  • 20.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 0y
Quickly dash 15 yalms forward. Additional Effect: Allows next Harpe to be cast immediately Duration: 20s Additional Effect: Leaves behind a Hellsgate at point of origin, and grants Threshold to self Duration: 10s Cannot be executed while bound. Shares a recast timer with Hell's Egress.
Spinning Scythe Icon Spinning Scythe Lv. 25
  • Instant
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 5y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 140 to all nearby enemies. Additional Effect: Increases Soul Gauge by 10
Infernal Slice Icon Infernal Slice Lv. 30
  • Instant
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 3y
  • 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 140. Combo Action: Waxing Slice Combo Potency: 460 Combo Bonus: Increases Soul Gauge by 10
Whorl of Death Icon Whorl of Death Lv. 35
  • Instant
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 5y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100 to all nearby enemies. Additional Effect: Afflicts target with Death's Design, increasing damage you deal target by 10% Duration: 30s Extends duration of Death's Design by 30s to a maximum of 60s. Additional Effect: Increases Soul Gauge by 10 if target is KO'd before effect expires
Arcane Crest Icon Arcane Crest Lv. 40
  • Instant
  • 30.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 0y
Grants Crest of Time Borrowed to self, creating a barrier that nullifies damage totaling up to 10% of maximum HP. Duration: 5s Grants Crest of Time Returned to self and nearby party members within a radius of 15 yalms when barrier is completely absorbed. Crest of Time Returned Effect: Gradually restores HP Cure Potency: 50 Duration: 15s
Nightmare Scythe Icon Nightmare Scythe Lv. 45
  • Instant
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 5y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 120 to all nearby enemies. Combo Action: Spinning Scythe Combo Potency: 180 Combo Bonus: Increases Soul Gauge by 10
Blood Stalk Icon Blood Stalk Lv. 50
  • Instant
  • 1.0s
  • ↔ 3y
  • 0y
Summons your avatar to deliver an attack with a potency of 340. Additional Effect: Grants Soul Reaver Duration: 30s Stack count will be reduced to 1 when already under the effect of Soul Reaver. Soul Gauge Cost: 50 Shares a recast timer with all avatar attacks except Gluttony. ※Action changes to Lemure's Slice while under the effect of Enshrouded.
Grim Swathe Icon Grim Swathe Lv. 55
  • Instant
  • 1.0s
  • ↔ 8y
  • 8y
Summons your avatar to deliver an attack with a potency of 140 to all enemies in a cone before you. Additional Effect: Grants Soul Reaver Duration: 30s Stack count will be reduced to 1 when already under the effect of Soul Reaver. Soul Gauge Cost: 50 Shares a recast timer with all avatar attacks except Gluttony. ※Action changes to Lemure's Scythe while under the effect of Enshrouded.
Soul Slice Icon Soul Slice Lv. 60
  • Instant
  • 30.0s
  • ↔ 3y
  • 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 460. Additional Effect: Increases Soul Gauge by 50 Maximum Charges: 2 Shares a recast timer with Soul Scythe.
Soul Scythe Icon Soul Scythe Lv. 65
  • Instant
  • 30.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 5y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 180 to all nearby enemies. Additional Effect: Increases Soul Gauge by 50 Maximum Charges: 2 Shares a recast timer with Soul Slice.
Gallows Icon Gallows Lv. 70
  • Instant
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 3y
  • 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 400. 460 when executed from a target's rear. Enhanced Gallows Potency: 460 Rear Enhanced Potency: 520 Additional Effect: Grants Enhanced Gibbet Duration: 60s The action Blood Stalk changes to Unveiled Gibbet while under the effect of Enhanced Gibbet. Additional Effect: Increases Shroud Gauge by 10 Can only be executed while under the effect of Soul Reaver. ※Action changes to Cross Reaping while under the effect of Enshrouded.
Gibbet Icon Gibbet Lv. 70
  • Instant
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 3y
  • 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 400. 460 when executed from a target's flank. Enhanced Gibbet Potency: 460 Flank Enhanced Potency: 520 Additional Effect: Grants Enhanced Gallows Duration: 60s The action Blood Stalk changes to Unveiled Gallows while under the effect of Enhanced Gallows. Additional Effect: Increases Shroud Gauge by 10 Can only be executed while under the effect of Soul Reaver. ※Action changes to Void Reaping while under the effect of Enshrouded.
Guillotine Icon Guillotine Lv. 70
  • Instant
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 8y
  • 8y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 200 to all enemies in a cone before you. Additional Effect: Increases Shroud Gauge by 10 Can only be executed while under the effect of Soul Reaver. ※Action changes to Grim Reaping while under the effect of Enshrouded.
Unveiled Gallows Icon Unveiled Gallows Lv. 70
  • Instant
  • 1.0s
  • ↔ 3y
  • 0y
Summons your avatar to deliver an attack with a potency of 400. Additional Effect: Grants Soul Reaver Duration: 30s Stack count will be reduced to 1 when already under the effect of Soul Reaver. Soul Gauge Cost: 50 Can only be executed while under the effect of Enhanced Gallows. Shares a recast timer with all avatar attacks except Gluttony. ※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Unveiled Gibbet Icon Unveiled Gibbet Lv. 70
  • Instant
  • 1.0s
  • ↔ 3y
  • 0y
Summons your avatar to deliver an attack with a potency of 400. Additional Effect: Grants Soul Reaver Duration: 30s Stack count will be reduced to 1 when already under the effect of Soul Reaver. Soul Gauge Cost: 50 Can only be executed while under the effect of Enhanced Gibbet. Shares a recast timer with all avatar attacks except Gluttony. ※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Arcane Circle Icon Arcane Circle Lv. 72
  • Instant
  • 120.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 15y
Increases damage dealt by self and nearby party members by 3%. Duration: 20s Additional Effect: Grants Circle of Sacrifice to self and nearby party members Duration: 5s Additional Effect: Grants Bloodsown Circle to self Duration: 6s Circle of Sacrifice Effect: When you or party members under this effect successfully land a weaponskill or cast a spell, the reaper who applied it may be granted a stack of Immortal Sacrifice, up to a maximum of 8 Duration: 30s Bloodsown Circle Effect: Allows you to accumulate stacks of Immortal Sacrifice from party members under the effect of your Circle of Sacrifice
Regress Icon Regress Lv. 74
  • Instant
  • 10.0s
  • ↔ 30y
  • 0y
Move instantly to the Hellsgate left behind by you. Can only be executed while under the effect of Threshold. Cannot be executed while bound. ※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Gluttony Icon Gluttony Lv. 76
  • Instant
  • 60.0s
  • ↔ 25y
  • 5y
Summons your avatar to deal unaspected damage to target and all enemies nearby it with a potency of 500 for the first enemy, and 25% less for all remaining enemies. Additional Effect: Grants 2 stacks of Soul Reaver Duration: 30s Soul Gauge Cost: 50
Cross Reaping Icon Cross Reaping Lv. 80
  • Instant
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 3y
  • 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 460. Enhanced Cross Reaping Potency: 520 Additional Effect: Grants Enhanced Void Reaping Duration: 30s Additional Effect: Grants Void Shroud Can only be executed while under the effect of Lemure Shroud. Recast timer cannot be affected by status effects or gear attributes. Lemure Shroud Cost: 1 ※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Enshroud Icon Enshroud Lv. 80
  • Instant
  • 15.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 0y
Offers your flesh as a vessel to your avatar, gaining maximum stacks of Lemure Shroud. Duration: 30s Certain actions cannot be executed while playing host to your avatar. Shroud Gauge Cost: 50
Grim Reaping Icon Grim Reaping Lv. 80
  • Instant
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 8y
  • 8y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 200 to all enemies in a cone before you. Additional Effect: Grants Void Shroud Can only be executed while under the effect of Enshrouded. Recast timer cannot be affected by status effects or gear attributes. Lemure Shroud Cost: 1 ※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Void Reaping Icon Void Reaping Lv. 80
  • Instant
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 3y
  • 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 460. Enhanced Void Reaping Potency: 520 Additional Effect: Grants Enhanced Cross Reaping Duration: 30s Additional Effect: Grants Void Shroud Can only be executed while under the effect of Enshrouded. Recast timer cannot be affected by status effects or gear attributes. Lemure Shroud Cost: 1 ※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Harvest Moon Icon Harvest Moon Lv. 82
  • Instant
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 25y
  • 5y
Deals unaspected damage to target and all enemies nearby it with a potency of 600 for the first enemy, and 50% less for all remaining enemies. Can only be executed while under the effect of Soulsow. ※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Soulsow Icon Soulsow Lv. 82
  • 5.0s
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 0y
Grants Soulsow to self, changing the action to Harvest Moon. Cast time is instant when used outside of battle.
Lemure's Scythe Icon Lemure's Scythe Lv. 86
  • Instant
  • 1.0s
  • ↔ 8y
  • 8y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100 to all enemies in a cone before you. Void Shroud Cost: 2 Shares a recast timer with Lemure's Slice. ※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Lemure's Slice Icon Lemure's Slice Lv. 86
  • Instant
  • 1.0s
  • ↔ 3y
  • 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 200. Void Shroud Cost: 2 Shares a recast timer with Lemure's Scythe. ※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Plentiful Harvest Icon Plentiful Harvest Lv. 88
  • Instant
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 15y
  • 15y
Delivers an attack to all enemies in a straight line before you with a potency of 520 for the first enemy, and 60% less for all remaining enemies. Immortal Sacrifice Cost: 1 stack Potency increases up to 800 as stacks of Immortal Sacrifice exceed minimum cost. Additional Effect: Increases Shroud Gauge by 50 Cannot be executed while under the effect of Bloodsown Circle. Consumes all stacks of Immortal Sacrifice upon execution.
Communio Icon Communio Lv. 90
  • 1.3s
  • 2.5s
  • ↔ 25y
  • 5y
Deals unaspected damage to target and all enemies nearby it with a potency of 1,000 for the first enemy, and 60% less for all remaining enemies. Enshrouded effect expires upon execution. Requires at least one stack of Lemure Shroud to execute.
5.

Role Actions

Action Name
  • Cast
  • Recast
  • Range
  • Radius
Effect
Second Wind Icon Second Wind Lv. 8
  • Instant
  • 120.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 0y
Instantly restores own HP. Cure Potency: 500
Leg Sweep Icon Leg Sweep Lv. 10
  • Instant
  • 40.0s
  • ↔ 3y
  • 0y
Stuns target. Duration: 3s
Bloodbath Icon Bloodbath Lv. 12
  • Instant
  • 90.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 0y
Converts a portion of physical damage dealt into HP. Duration: 20s
Feint Icon Feint Lv. 22
  • Instant
  • 90.0s
  • ↔ 10y
  • 0y
Lowers target's physical damage dealt by 10% and magic damage dealt by 5%. Duration: 10s
Arm's Length Icon Arm's Length Lv. 32
  • Instant
  • 120.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 0y
Creates a barrier nullifying most knockback and draw-in effects. Duration: 6s Additional Effect: Slow +20% when barrier is struck Duration: 15s
True North Icon True North Lv. 50
  • Instant
  • 45.0s
  • ↔ 0y
  • 0y
Nullifies all action direction requirements. Duration: 10s Maximum Charges: 2
6.

Reaper Traits

Action Name Acquired Effect
Soul Gauge Icon Soul Gauge Lv. 50

Allows for Soul Gauge accumulation upon the landing of certain actions, or defeating enemies under the effect of Death's Design.

Death Scythe Mastery Icon Death Scythe Mastery Lv. 60

Increases the potency of Slice to 300, Waxing Slice to 140, Shadow of Death to 300, Harpe to 300, Spinning Scythe to 140, Infernal Slice to 140, Whorl of Death to 100, and Nightmare Scythe to 120.

Enhanced Avatar Icon Enhanced Avatar Lv. 70

Grants the effect of Soul Reaver upon successfully landing Blood Stalk or Grim Swathe.

Duration: 30s

Effect ends upon execution of any weaponskill or magic attack.

Hellsgate Icon Hellsgate Lv. 74

Upon executing Hell's Ingress or Hell's Egress, leave behind a Hellsgate and grant Threshold to self.

Duration: 10s

Hell's Ingress changes to Regress after executing Hell's Egress, and vice versa.

Tempered Soul Icon Tempered Soul Lv. 78

Allows the accumulation of charges for consecutive uses of Soul Slice and Soul Scythe.

Maximum Charges: 2

Shroud Gauge Icon Shroud Gauge Lv. 80

Allows for Shroud Gauge accumulation upon the landing of Gibbet, Gallows, or Guillotine.

Enhanced Arcane Crest Icon Enhanced Arcane Crest Lv. 84

Grants Crest of Time Returned to self and nearby party members, gradually restoring HP over time. This effect is only granted when the Crest of Time Borrowed barrier is completely absorbed.

Cure Potency: 50

Duration: 15s

Enhanced Shroud Icon Enhanced Shroud Lv. 86

Grants Void Shroud upon landing Void Reaping, Cross Reaping, or Grim Reaping.

Enhanced Arcane Circle Icon Enhanced Arcane Circle Lv. 88

Grants Circle of Sacrifice to you and nearby party members upon executing Arcane Circle.

Duration: 5s

When you or party members under this effect successfully land a weaponskill or cast a spell, you may gain a stack of Immortal Sacrifice, up to a maximum of 8.

Duration: 30s

Also grants Bloodsown Circle to self, allowing you to receive stacks of Immortal Sacrifice from party members under the effect of your Circle of Sacrifice.

Duration: 6s

7.

Reaper Lore

The Garleans' forebears were once humble farmers who made their home among the sun-drenched fields of southern Ilsabard. That was, until they were driven from this paradise by invaders wielding arcane magicks. Forced north into the frigid mountains, the survivors sought a means to tap into the reservoir of aether otherwise closed to them. A daring few found their answer within the void, binding themselves to its creatures to gain verboten power─power fed by the souls of the slain. Once more they took up their scythes, this time to reap a crimson harvest.

8.

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