GW2. Best Open World Build. Greatsword Reaper. Necromancer PvE.
Last Update: October 2023
Reaper is one of the easiest specializations to play for any class because Necromancers are already very tanky, then the Reaper adds on a simplistic and visual playstyle which makes it one of the best builds for a beginner.
Using the Blood Magic traits with Dagger allows fast life regeneration with the Dagger 2 and Shroud generation. Shroud not only shields you from damage, but also is where you get most of your damage modifiers, meaning you want to be in Shroud as often as possible. Blood Bank provides barrier for the amount of lifesteal you perform which protects you even while in Shroud, essentially allowing you to stay in Shroud longer.
Warhorn 5 > Dagger 3 > 2> Swap
Greatsword 5 > 4 > 3 > Enter Shroud
Shroud 5 > 3 > 111 (until high stacks of Vulnerability) > 4 > 111 > Leave Shroud
Repeat rotating through your weapon skills and entering shroud when possible. Use Spectral Armor before entering Shroud if you are taking hits to generate tons of Shroud which lets you stay in it very long.
|Item||Stat||Rune / Sigil|
Primary Weapon Set
Secondary Weapon Set
- Jade Bot Core: for extra vitality
- Weapon: Axe instead of Dagger can also work
- Stats: Berserker for more damage but much less survivability
- Rune: for more damage
- Sigil: instead of Air
|Greatsword||Heal / Utility / Elite|
|Dagger / Warhorn||Reaper Shroud|
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