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FFXIV Endwalker Reaper class guide: How to unlock, all actions & traits

Published: 23/Dec/2021 11:17 Updated: 23/Dec/2021 11:40

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Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker has added a new DPS class, the Reaper. Here’s how to unlock the FFXIV Reaper, as well as how to make the most out of it.

Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker introduces several changes to its combat system, new Actions and Traits for your character, and even whole new Classes; Reaper and Sage.

The new Reaper class takes a new twist as a Melee DPS presenting several movement tools and efficient close combat techniques. Keep reading to learn more about this aggressive class, including how to become a Reaper and all of the available skills and traits.

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FFXIV Endwalker: How to unlock Reaper

FFXIV screenshot showing the Reaper class
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Reapers can be lethal when used correctly.

To unlock Reaper, you must start the following quest:

The Killer Instinct

  • Quest Giver: Flustered Attendant
  • Requirement: Endwalker expansion purchased
  • Location: Ul’dah – Steps of Nald (13, 9)
  • Level: 70

FFXIV Endwalker: Reaper class overview & basic tips

Since this class will start at level 70, you will have a basic understanding of the job from the very first moment. However, you should spend some time on Roulettes or other activities, and try to get comfortable with how the class develops in combat.

The Reaper is a Melee DPS class, and similarly to the Dragoon class, it has some positional skills and movement resources to help with repositioning if needed. This class hits really hard so you must keep your focus on building up the Soul Gauge with the following basic combos:

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  • Slice – Waxing Slice – Infernal Slice
  • Spinning Scythe – Nightmare Slice (if you’re focusing on a group of enemies instead of a boss battle)

Keep in mind to use these combos in the appropriate situation, and once your Soul Gauge reaches 50 points, you can use either Blood Stalk or Grim Swathe depending on the number of enemies you’re facing. Doing this will grant you access to the Soul Reaver state.

When you’re in the Soul Reaver mode, the FFXIV Reaper will be able to use the positional skills Gibbet and Gallows, and the multi-attack Guillotine. Gibbet and Gallows will hit better from different specific angles, and it’s right then when Hell’s Ingress or Egress become useful to quickly move around. Last but not least, Guillotine is a multi-attack that works better with large groups of enemies.

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On later levels, you will get even stronger offensive techniques and a new Shroud Gauge, but the principle is the same. The basic combos will still be the main buildup to unlocking the Soul Reaver mode, then those skills will accumulate Shrouds, allowing you to use the most powerful Reaper skills, like Communio or Void Reaping.

Once you’re out of Soul Reaver or Shroud attacks, you must go back to the basic combos, alternating with any support skill or mitigation when necessary.

Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker: Reaper class actions

FFXIV screenshot showing the Reaper class
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The Reaper’s combos will help maximise DPS.

Check out all of the available abilities for the FFXIV Reaper below.

Slice
Level: 1
Cooldown: 2.5 Seconds
Effect: Delivers an attack with a potency of 300. Increases Soul Gauge by 10.

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Waxing Slice
Level: 5
Cooldown: 2.5 Seconds
Combo Move: After Slice
Effect: Delivers an attack with a potency of 140. Increases Soul Gauge by 10.

Shadow of Death
Level: 10
Cooldown: 2.5 Seconds
Effect: Delivers an attack with a potency of 300.

Harpe
Level: 15
Cooldown: 2.5 Seconds
Effect: Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 300.

Hell’s Ingress
Level: 20
Cooldown: 20 Seconds (Shared with Hell’s Egress).
Effect: Quickly dash 15 yalms forward.

Hell’s Egress
Level: 20
Cooldown: 20 Seconds (Shared with Hell’s Ingress).
Effect: Quickly dash 15 yalms backward.

Spinning Scythe
Level: 25
Cooldown: 2.5 Seconds
Effect: Delivers an attack with a potency of 140 to all nearby enemies. Increases Soul Gauge by 10.

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Infernal Slice
Level: 30
Cooldown: 2.5 Seconds
Combo Move: After Waxing Slice
Effect: Delivers an attack with a potency of 140. Increases Soul Gauge by 10.

Whorl of Death
Level: 35
Cooldown: 2.5 Seconds
Effect: Delivers an attack with a potency of 100 to all nearby enemies.

Arcane Crest
Level: 40
Cooldown: 30 Seconds
Effect: Grants Arcane Crest to self, creating a barrier that nullifies damage totaling up to 10% of maximum HP.

Nightmare Scythe
Level: 45
Cooldown: 2.5 Seconds
Combo Move: After Spinning Slice
Effect: Delivers an attack with a potency of 120 to all nearby enemies. Increases Soul Gauge by 10.

Blood Stalk
Level: 50
Cooldown: 1 Second
Effect: Summon your avatar to deliver an attack with a potency of 400.
Soul Gauge Cost: 50

Grim Swathe
Level: 55
Cooldown: 1 Second
Effect: Summon your avatar to deliver an attack with a potency of 140 to all enemies in a cone before you.
Soul Gauge Cost: 50

Soul Slice
Level: 60
Cooldown: 30 Seconds
Effect: Delivers an attack with a potency of 460. Increases Soul Gauge by 50.

Soul Scythe
Level: 65
Cooldown: 30 Seconds
Effect: Delivers an attack with a potency of 180 to all nearby enemies. Increases Soul Gauge by 50.

Gibbet
Level: 70
Cooldown: 2.5 Seconds
Effect: Delivers an attack with a potency of 400. 460 when executed from a target’s flank. Increases Shroud Gauge by 10

Gallows
Level: 70
Cooldown: 2.5 Seconds
Effect: Delivers an attack with a potency of 400. 460 when executed from a target’s rear. Increases Shroud Gauge by 10

Guillotine
Level: 70
Cooldown: 2.5 Seconds
Effect: Delivers an attack with a potency of 200 to all enemies in a cone before you. Increases Shroud Gauge by 10

Unveiled Gibbet
Level: 70
Cooldown: 1 Second
Effect: Summon your avatar to deliver an attack with a potency of 400.
Soul Gauge Cost: 50

Unveiled Gallows
Level: 70
Cooldown: 1 Second
Effect: Summon your avatar to deliver an attack with a potency of 400.
Soul Gauge Cost: 50

Arcane Circle
Level: 72
Cooldown: 120 Seconds
Effect: Increases damage dealt by self and nearby party members by 3%.

Regress
Level: 74
Cooldown: 10 Seconds
Effect: Move instantly to the Hellsgate left behind by you.

Gluttony
Level: 76
Cooldown: 60 Seconds
Effect: Summon 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.
Soul Gauge Cost: 50

Enshroud
Level: 80, obtained at the end of the Job quest “The Killing Art”.
Cooldown: 15 Seconds
Effect: Offer your flesh as a vessel to your avatar, gaining maximum stacks of Lemure Shroud.
Shroud Gauge Cost: 50

Void Reaping
Level: 80
Cooldown: 1.5 Seconds
Effect: Delivers an attack with a potency of 460.
Lemure Shroud Cost: 1

Cross Reaping
Level: 80
Cooldown: 1.5 Seconds
Effect: Delivers an attack with a potency of 460.
Lemure Shroud Cost: 1

Grim Reaping
Level: 80
Cooldown: 1.5 Seconds
Effect: Delivers an attack with a potency of 200 to all enemies in a cone before you.
Lemure Shroud Cost: 1

Soulsow
Level: 82
Cooldown: 2.5 Seconds
Effect: Grants Soulsow to self, changing the action to Harvest Moon.

Harvest Moon
Level: 82
Cooldown: 2.5 Seconds
Effect: 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.

Lemure’s Slice
Level: 86
Cooldown: 1 Second
Effect: Delivers an attack with a potency of 200.
Void Shroud Cost: 2

Lemure’s Scythe
Level: 86
Cooldown: 1 Second
Effect: Delivers an attack with a potency of 100 to all enemies in a cone before you.
Void Shroud Cost: 2

Plentiful Harvest
Level: 88
Cooldown: 2.5 Seconds
Effect: 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.

Communio
Level: 90
Cooldown: 2.5 Seconds
Effect: 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.

Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker – Reaper Class Traits

FFXIV screenshot showing the Reaper class
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Can you master the Reaper?

Check out all of the available traits for the FFXIV Reaper below.

Soul Gauge
Level: 50
Effect: Allows for Soul Gauge accumulation upon the landing of certain actions, or defeating enemies under the effect of Death’s Design.

Death Scythe Mastery
Level: 60
Effect:

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

Enhanced Avatar
Level: 70
Effect: Grants the effect of Soul Reaver upon successfully landing Blood Stalk or Grim Swathe.

Hellsgate
Level: 74
Effect: Upon executing Hell’s Ingress or Hell’s Egress, leave behind a Hellsgate and grant Threshold to self.

Tempered Soul
Level: 78
Effect: Allows the accumulation of charges for consecutive uses of Soul Slice and Soul Scythe.

Shroud Gauge
Level: 80
Effect: Allows for Shroud Gauge accumulation upon the landing of Gibbet, Gallows, or Guillotine.

Enhanced Arcane Crest
Level: 84
Effect: 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.

Enhanced Shroud
Level: 86
Effect: Grants Void Shroud upon landing Void Reaping, Cross Reaping, or Grim Reaping.

Enhanced Arcane Circle
Level: 88
Effect:

  • Grants Circle of Sacrifice to you and nearby party members upon executing Arcane Circle, for 5 seconds.
  • When you or party members under this effect successfully land a weapon skill or cast a spell, you may gain a stack of Immortal Sacrifice, up to a maximum of 8, for 30 seconds.
  • 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, for 6 seconds.

This article was written by Santi Leguiza.


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