Leveling Rotations and Tips for Reaper — Endwalker 6.2

Last updated on Aug 23, 2022 at 02:00 by Ellunavi 8 comments
This page covers the rotation and action usage when leveling Reaper to Level 90. This page can also be used to help when doing roulettes with level scaling by using the slider to adjust the information to your desired level.
1.

Gear Options

When leveling up, you should always choose the piece of gear with the highest item level. You can exchange Allagan Tomestone of Poetics for gear in Rhalgr's Reach at level 70 and in Eulmore at level 80.

2.

Rotation Overview While Leveling Reaper

Reaper starts out at level 70, but since the lowest level duty you can queue into is level 15, that is where we will start this page at.

Move the slider below to make the guide update to your level!

Level: 15
2.1.

Resource Management

Reaper unlocks three job gauges, two abilities with that share charges and must maintain a debuff on enemies at all times.

  • Shadow of Death Icon Shadow of Death applies Death's Design to a single target that must be maintained when fighting two or less enemies.
  • Whorl of Death Icon Whorl of Death applies Death's Design to multiple enemies that must be maintained when fighting three or more enemies.
  • Soul Slice Icon Soul Slice has one charge.
  • Soul Slice Icon Soul Slice and Soul Scythe Icon Soul Scythe share one charge.
  • Soul Slice Icon Soul Slice and Soul Scythe Icon Soul Scythe share two charges.
  • Soul Gauge: Use Blood Stalk Icon Blood Stalk to spend 50 Soul Gauge. Combo actions and enemies dying with Death's Design debuff generate 10 Soul.
  • Soul Gauge: Use Blood Stalk Icon Blood Stalk or Grim Swathe Icon Grim Swathe to spend 50 Soul Gauge. Combo actions and enemies dying with Death's Design debuff generate 10 Soul.
  • Soul Gauge: Use Blood Stalk Icon Blood Stalk or Grim Swathe Icon Grim Swathe to spend 50 Soul Gauge. Combo actions and enemies dying with Death's Design debuff generate 10 Soul. Soul Slice Icon Soul Slice generate 50 Soul.
  • Soul Gauge: Use Blood Stalk Icon Blood Stalk or Grim Swathe Icon Grim Swathe to spend 50 Soul Gauge. Combo actions and enemies dying with Death's Design debuff generate 10 Soul. Soul Slice Icon Soul Slice and Soul Scythe Icon Soul Scythe generate 50 Soul.
  • Soul Gauge: Use Blood Stalk Icon Blood Stalk, Unveiled Gibbet Icon Unveiled Gibbet, Unveiled Gallows Icon Unveiled Gallows or Grim Swathe Icon Grim Swathe to spend 50 Soul Gauge. Combo actions and enemies dying with Death's Design debuff generate 10 Soul. Note: Blood Stalk Icon Blood Stalk, Unveiled Gibbet Icon Unveiled Gibbet, and Unveiled Gallows Icon Unveiled Gallows all use the same button your hotbar. Soul Slice Icon Soul Slice and Soul Scythe Icon Soul Scythe generates 50 Soul.
  • Shroud Gauge: Use Enshroud Icon Enshroud to spend 50 Shroud Gauge and become Enshrouded. After using Blood Stalk Icon Blood Stalk, Unveiled Gibbet Icon Unveiled Gibbet, or Unveiled Gallows Icon Unveiled Gallows, you can use Gibbet Icon Gibbet or Gallows Icon Gallows to generate 10 Shroud.
  • Shroud Gauge: Use Enshroud Icon Enshroud to spend 50 Shroud Gauge and become Enshrouded. After using Blood Stalk Icon Blood Stalk, Unveiled Gibbet Icon Unveiled Gibbet, or Unveiled Gallows Icon Unveiled Gallows, you can use Gibbet Icon Gibbet or Gallows Icon Gallows to generate 10 Shroud. Plentiful Harvest Icon Plentiful Harvest generates 50 Shroud.
  • Enshroud Icon Enshroud: Grants you access to 5 Lemure Shroud (Blue Orbs on job Gauge) and changes Gibbet Icon Gibbet into Void Reaping Icon Void Reaping and Gallows Icon Gallows into Cross Reaping Icon Cross Reaping. These skills cost one Lemure Shroud to use. This restricts access to Combo actions, Soul Builders, and Soul Spenders. The buff fades when there are no more Lemure Shroud.
  • Enshroud Icon Enshroud: Grants you access to 5 Lemure Shroud (Blue Orbs on job gauge) and changes Gibbet Icon Gibbet into Void Reaping Icon Void Reaping and Gallows Icon Gallows into Cross Reaping Icon Cross Reaping. These skills cost one Lemure Shroud to use and generate one Void Shroud (Purple/Red Orbs on job gauge). This also changes Blood Stalk Icon Blood Stalk into Lemure's Slice Icon Lemure's Slice and Grim Swathe Icon Grim Swathe into Lemure's Scythe Icon Lemure's Scythe which cost two Void Shroud to use. Restricts access to Combo actions, Soul Builders and Soul Spenders. The buff fades when there are no more Lemure Shroud.
2.2.

Single Target Priority

Reaper Single target rotation is pretty straight forward. Consider your combo actions as filler and utilize all of your other resources before committing to a combo. The combo timer lasts for 30 seconds, so it will be hard to drop combo while leveling.

  • Maintain Death's Design by using Shadow of Death Icon Shadow of Death on the target. Shadow of Death Icon Shadow of Death applies the debuff for 30 seconds, but can stack it up to 60 seconds.
  • Use Arcane Circle Icon Arcane Circle on cooldown to buff the parties damage.
  • Use Arcane Circle Icon Arcane Circle on cooldown to buff the parties damage. It will also grant you access to Plentiful Harvest Icon Plentiful Harvest 6 seconds after using, as long as you do a Weaponskill within those 5 seconds after using Arcane Circle Icon Arcane Circle.
  • Use Enshroud Icon Enshroud when at 50 Shroud Gauge. Alternate Void Reaping Icon Void Reaping and Cross Reaping Icon Cross Reaping to spend Lemure Shroud, as they buff each other.
  • Use Enshroud Icon Enshroud when at 50 Shroud Gauge. Alternate Void Reaping Icon Void Reaping and Cross Reaping Icon Cross Reaping to spend Lemure Shroud, as they buff each other. Use Lemure's Slice Icon Lemure's Slice to spend 2 Void Shroud. You should get two uses of this each enshroud Window.
  • Use Plentiful Harvest Icon Plentiful Harvest if available to generate 50 Shroud. Make sure you are no overcapping!
  • Use Gluttony Icon Gluttony when you have 50 Soul and its off cooldown to generate two Soul Reavers.
  • If Gluttony Icon Gluttony is about to come off cooldown, then save your Soul to use it when it comes up.
  • Use Blood Stalk Icon Blood Stalk when you have 50 Soul.
  • Use Blood Stalk Icon Blood Stalk, Unveiled Gallows Icon Unveiled Gallows or Unveiled Gibbet Icon Unveiled Gibbet when you have 50 Soul to give you one Soul Reaver.
  • Blood Stalk Icon Blood Stalk changes into Unveiled Gallows Icon Unveiled Gallows or Unveiled Gibbet Icon Unveiled Gibbet depending on if Gallows Icon Gallows or Gibbet Icon Gibbet are buffed and does not consume the buff when used.
  • Use Gallows Icon Gallows or Gibbet Icon Gibbet if you have a Soul Reaver, depending on which one is buffed (the game will highlight them). If none are buffed, than use either of them. Once used, they will buff the other.
  • Use Gallows Icon Gallows or Gibbet Icon Gibbet if you have a Soul Reaver, depending on which one is buffed (the game will highlight them) to generate 10 Shroud. If none are buffed than use either of them. Once used, they will buff the other.
  • Soul Reavers cannot be stacked and must be spent on acquisition. Using any other weaponskill will immediately consume them.
  • Soul Reavers cannot be stacked and must be spent on acquisition. Using any other weaponskill will immediately consume them, denying you 10 shroud.
  • Use Soul Slice Icon Soul Slice on cooldown to generate 50 Soul. Make sure you do not overcap Soul!
  • Use Harvest Moon Icon Harvest Moon if you have it charged and need to disconnect from the enemy. Use it at least once each Encounter even if you do not need to disconnect.
  • Use your main combo, Slice Icon Slice -> Waxing Slice Icon Waxing Slice -> Infernal Slice Icon Infernal Slice. The combo persists for 30 seconds.
  • Use your main combo, Slice Icon Slice -> Waxing Slice Icon Waxing Slice -> Infernal Slice Icon Infernal Slice to generate 10 Soul. The combo persists for 30 seconds.
  • Use your main combo, Slice Icon Slice -> Waxing Slice Icon Waxing Slice to generate 10 Shroud. The combo persists for 30 seconds.
  • Use Harpe Icon Harpe if you are unable to attack the enemy in melee.
  • 2.3.

    Mitigation Utility

    • Feint is a strong cross-class mitigation tool. Use it when available to prevent enemies auto-attacks, raidwide damaging attacks, or tank busters.
    • Arcane Crest Icon Arcane Crest will apply an AoE regen effect to the raid if it breaks after cast. Use this before any raidwide damage to help heal up the raid afterwards.
    2.4.

    Multi-Target Priority 3+ Targets

    • Same as single target.
    • Maintain Death's Design by using Whorl of Death Icon Whorl of Death on the targets. Whorl of Death Icon Whorl of Death applies the debuff for 30 seconds, but can stack it up to 60 seconds.
    • Whorl of Death Icon Whorl of Death deals damage in an area around the caster.
    • Use Arcane Circle Icon Arcane Circle on cooldown to buff the parties damage.
    • Use Arcane Circle Icon Arcane Circle on cooldown to buff the parties damage. It will also grant you access to Plentiful Harvest Icon Plentiful Harvest 6 seconds after using, as long as you do a Weaponskill within those 5 seconds after using Arcane Circle Icon Arcane Circle.
  • Use Enshroud Icon Enshroud when at 50 Shroud Gauge. Use Grim Reaping Icon Grim Reaping to spend Lemure Shroud.
  • Use Enshroud Icon Enshroud when at 50 Shroud Gauge. Use Grim Reaping Icon Grim Reaping to spend Lemure Shroud. Use Lemure's Scythe Icon Lemure's Scythe to spend 2 Void Shroud. You should use this twice every Enshroud Window.
  • Use Plentiful Harvest Icon Plentiful Harvest if available to generate 50 Shroud. Make sure you are no overcapping!
  • Plentiful Harvest Icon Plentiful Harvest deals damage in a straight line from the caster, aimed at the target.
  • Use Gluttony Icon Gluttony when you have 50 Soul and its off cooldown to generate two Soul Reavers.
  • If Gluttony Icon Gluttony is about to come off cooldown, then save your Soul to use it when it comes up.
  • Gluttony Icon Gluttony deals damage in an area around the target.
  • Use Grim Swathe Icon Grim Swathe when you have 50 Soul.
  • Use Grim Swathe Icon Grim Swathe when you have 50 Soul to gain one Soul Reaver.
  • Grim Swathe Icon Grim Swathe deals damage in a semi-circle infront of the caster.
  • Use Guillotine Icon Guillotine when you have a Soul Reaver.
  • Use Guillotine Icon Guillotine when you have a Soul Reaver to gain 10 Shroud.
  • Guillotine Icon Guillotine deals damage in a semi-circle in front of the caster.
  • Soul Reavers cannot be stacked and must be spent on acquisition. Using any other weaponskill will immediately consume them.
  • Soul Reavers cannot be stacked and must be spent on acquisition. Using any other weaponskill will immediately consume them, denying you 10 shroud.
  • Use Soul Scythe Icon Soul Scythe on cooldown to generate 50 Soul. Make sure you do not overcap Soul!
  • Use Harvest Moon Icon Harvest Moon if it is available.
  • Harvest Moon Icon Harvest Moon deals damage in an area around the target.
  • Use Spinning Scythe Icon Spinning Scythe.
  • Use your main combo, Spinning Scythe Icon Spinning Scythe -> Nightmare Scythe Icon Nightmare Scythe. The combo persists for 30 seconds.
  • Use your main combo, Spinning Scythe Icon Spinning Scythe -> Nightmare Scythe Icon Nightmare Scythe to generate 10 shroud. The combo persists for 30 seconds.
  • Spinning Scythe Icon Spinning Scythe deals damage in an area around the caster.
  • Spinning Scythe Icon Spinning Scythe and Nightmare Scythe Icon Nightmare Scythe deals damage in an area around the caster.
  • Use Harpe Icon Harpe if you are unable to attack the enemy in melee.
  • 2.5.

    Job Quests

    The final job quests unlocks Enshroud Icon Enshroud so it is important that you do them when you turn level 80.

    3.

    Changelog

    • 27 Mar. 2022: Guide added.
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