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Necro - Reaper. Feeling fantastic

BlinkandDie.7652BlinkandDie.7652 Member ✭✭
edited September 2, 2018 in Guild Wars 2 Discussion

I've been 'maining' scourge in PvE for a while now and man, the new reaper necro feels so fluid. It feels like I'm new to the game - these quickness changes have made reaper so insanely fun. Thank you devs.

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  • I started playing reaper two days ago and it feels amazing. Was he really that bad before the patch? I had no clue he got buffed, lucky coincidence.

  • Band wagoners!

  • Rococo.8347Rococo.8347 Member ✭✭✭

    I summarily 'divorced' all my other characters a few months back after tinkering with my Reaper for a while - and im a diehard altoholic normally.

  • Sunless the Reaper my first alt.... necro master race reaper master pro

  • Ardid.7203Ardid.7203 Member ✭✭✭✭

    What builds are you using, people? I love my Reaper but haven't played with him for a couple months, just because I was getting other classes elite specs. Is there a GS reaper viable build now?

  • Rysdude.3824Rysdude.3824 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @TheMightyNewb.6789 said:
    Band wagoners!

    Guilty here haha I switched roaming mains from holo to reaper. So much fun.

  • Skotlex.7580Skotlex.7580 Member ✭✭✭

    "So much fun" roaming in wvw = incoming Nerf

    probably. Enjoy the next three months while it lasts. :D

  • Rysdude.3824Rysdude.3824 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Skotlex.7580 said:
    "So much fun" roaming in wvw = incoming Nerf

    probably. Enjoy the next three months while it lasts. :D

    I already am :) thanks!

  • MokahTGS.7850MokahTGS.7850 Member ✭✭✭

    I've been maining Reaper for several years. I'm pretty casual and don't PvP or raid. What has changed?

  • Raizel.8175Raizel.8175 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Ardid.7203 said:
    What builds are you using, people? I love my Reaper but haven't played with him for a couple months, just because I was getting other classes elite specs. Is there a GS reaper viable build now?

    Spite 122, Soul Reaping 122 and Reaper 233 with GS and Axe/Warhorn though you can also still take focus as off-hand.

    ...and yes, it's more fun to play now, but I still would like to see changes to Gravedigger. That skill is pretty much stupid on a fundamental level.

  • Rysdude.3824Rysdude.3824 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 3, 2018

    @Raizel.8175 said:

    @Ardid.7203 said:
    What builds are you using, people? I love my Reaper but haven't played with him for a couple months, just because I was getting other classes elite specs. Is there a GS reaper viable build now?

    Spite 122, Soul Reaping 122 and Reaper 233 with GS and Axe/Warhorn though you can also still take focus as off-hand.

    ...and yes, it's more fun to play now, but I still would like to see changes to Gravedigger. That skill is pretty much stupid on a fundamental level.

    Every meta build I see uses warhorn or focus. As a new reaper player,can I ask, are those two chosen mostly because of LF generation?

    Edit: words

  • Raizel.8175Raizel.8175 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Rysdude.3824 said:

    @Raizel.8175 said:

    @Ardid.7203 said:
    What builds are you using, people? I love my Reaper but haven't played with him for a couple months, just because I was getting other classes elite specs. Is there a GS reaper viable build now?

    Spite 122, Soul Reaping 122 and Reaper 233 with GS and Axe/Warhorn though you can also still take focus as off-hand.

    ...and yes, it's more fun to play now, but I still would like to see changes to Gravedigger. That skill is pretty much stupid on a fundamental level.

    Every meta build I see uses warhorn or focus. As a new reaper player,can I ask, are those two chosen mostly because of LF generation?

    Edit: words

    Meh.

    Necro off-hand-weapons are all pretty much trash besides torch for Scourge. Focus and Warhorn are the power-based weapons so you have to take these and Warhorn is a little bit ahead of Focus currently. At the end, it doesn't really matter which weapon you take. It's wiser to just adapt to the needs to your group anyway since the weapons offer some kind of utility. I still like playing with Focus in fractal-PUGs due to its boon-strip.

  • I tried Scourge for about an hour...went back to Reaper. There is just something about it...maybe it is the whole Mortal Kombat throwback "Your soul is mine!"...or it could be sheer fun of running around with a greatsword tearing enemies apart and raising minions en mass.

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  • I'm to wager the warhorn gives you a stun opportunity on 4, while you get a swiftness boost as well as centric damage over time on 5. But for focus, you get a bouncing vuln/regen applicator on 4 and another boonstrip on 5. As Raizel said, it depends on utility for power, and what is needed.

    I need to test these things myself, and see how solid things are. But in terms of gear, what are you all running? Full-on berserker's? What's your food/utility?

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  • I use this in open world and story instances:
    https://en-forum.guildwars2.com/home/leaving?target=http://gw2skills.net/editor/?vRQQNAR3dnM0At1gdbCe1As3glpBbqldBOWxfwU4LUaAUACAA-jByEABKp8TNdDA8EA0QDDiq/YwFB4m9H6TJIA-e

    Death Magic up up up
    Blood Magic down down mid
    Reaper up down down
    Blood fiend, shadow fiend, "Rise!", Bone fiend, Flesh golem
    Valk armour zerk weapons and zerk+valk trinkets. GS and axe/focus.

    Minions (...) everywhere!

    @Biff.5312 said:
    Exercise your whimsy.

  • @moonstarmac.4603 said:
    I tried Scourge for about an hour...went back to Reaper. There is just something about it...maybe it is the whole Mortal Kombat throwback "Your soul is mine!"...or it could be sheer fun of running around with a greatsword tearing enemies apart and raising minions en mass.

    Yes, I got the HP for Scourge, tried it, and thought, "That's it?" Happily went back to Cuisinart, I mean Reaper.

  • sorudo.9054sorudo.9054 Member ✭✭✭✭

    welcome to the club, i have an alt necro with scourge but...meh, it's just a shadow of what it could be and seriously needs a redesign to fix that joke.
    the reaper on the other hand makes being a necro main allot easier, the struggle is horrible without it.

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