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Condition Reaper Open World Build

GW2. Best Open World Builds. Minion Master Reaper. Condition Reaper Open World. Necromancer PvE.


Last Update: April 2024


The Condition Reaper Open World or also known as the Minion Master, is a distinct playstyle for Necromancers that summons minions to distract enemies with many different targets and to overwhelm with superior numbers.

The survivability of the build is immense, so you should always be on the front lines with your minions even when using the staff because you can share your vampiric aura to your minions. Triggering the Geomancy and Hydromancy sigils does a big burst and can even occur when going into shroud while on that weapon, so try to be near enemies when swapping to the greatsword or into shroud.

With the “Rise!” shout, Reapers can generate the most amount of minions which when they eventually die will explode and create poison fields. On top of pulsing poison, these fields can be used with whirl finishers from Greatsword 2 and Shroud 4 to create extra poison projectiles. Chills will also slow down enemies and give bleeding, which come from Shroud 5, Staff 3, and the Hydromancy sigil. Casting the Putrid Explosion from your Bone Minions will also create a poison field while also performing a blast finisher to weaken foes.


Skill Rotation:

  • Staff 2 > 3 > 4 > 5 > Swap
  • Greatsword 5 > “Rise!” > Explode Bone Minions > Greatsword 2
  • Enter Shroud > Shroud 5 > 4 > 2 > 3

Use Greatsword 4 to blind groups of mobs for more defense, but it can interfere with your chill/poison combo finishers. Lich Form can also be used for more burst as opposed to Flesh Golem.


Difficulty
10%

Equipment

ItemStatRune / Sigil
Helm
Viper
Shoulders
Viper
Coat
Viper
Gloves
Viper
Leggings
Viper
Boots
Viper

Primary Weapon Set

Greatsword
Viper

Secondary Weapon Set

Staff
Viper

ItemStat
Amulet
Viper
Ring
Viper
Ring
Viper
Accessory
Viper
Accessory
Viper
Backpiece
Viper

Relic

Consumables

Infusions

Optional
x18

Alternatives

  • Jade Bot Core: for extra vitality
  • Sigil: instead of Ice

Skills

GreatswordHeal / Utility / Elite
StaffReaper Shroud

Alternatives

  • Elite: for more burst from the 4 skill’s minion explosion

Traits


Build Template

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Gameplay

Credit to Vallun for the video.

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9 Comments

  1. Aaaaah, an oldie but a goodie. This is one of my favorite builds. Funny, almost ALL of my favorite builds are minionmancer builds. XD

  2. I’m ****** enough to have try that in WvW, as people always try to kill your minions you end up in funny situation sometimes where the guy trying to assault you is already 50% hp. Even tho it’s stated as an openworld build it kinda works ngl

  3. Thank you for posting a rotation! As a newer GW2 player, having this helps a ton when using a new build.

    • I play this basically identical to the build here and it still works yes. It’s not going to win any DPS competitions, but it basically cannot die. You get 30 stacks of carapace in the first few seconds of any fight, and that sends your toughness to the moon, you basically don’t have to worry about condi damage either. It’s great if you just want a relatively easy time in the game.

      Only problem comes with you get transformed or something, because that de-summons every minion and puts them on cooldown, but that’s pretty rare.

  4. Currently this build works using or there are better gear or skill mods when using this build.

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