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Reapers have long reach and a unique sweeping moveset, and most are Bleed weapons. These weapons are particularly useful for sneaking damage behind shields, when swung with proper spacing.

Reapers have a "sweet spot" in which they will do bonus damage when swung at the precise range that their blade reaches the target, and will perform less powerfully when struck with the shaft of the weapon if you are too close to the target. Reapers will also deal chip damage through shields if the "sweet spot" lands, even if the shield has a 100% physical block.

 

 Name & Icon   Attack Power
Damage Reduction (%)
Requirements

Param Bonus

Durability / Weight - Attack Type - Skill
icon-wp_physicalAttack.pngicon-wp_physicaldef.png icon-magicbonus.pngicon-wp_magicdef.png icon-firebonus.png icon-wp_firedef.png icon-lightningbonus.png icon-wp_lightningdef.png icon-darkbonus.png icon-wp_darkdef.png CriticalStability Frosticon-wp_poisonbld.pngicon-wp_bleed.png Strength Bonus Dexterity Bonus Intelligence Bonus Faith Bonus

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Focus Cost

Skill


Acquired From

Great Scythe DKS3

Great Scythe

105

40.0

0

25.0

0

20.0

0

20.0

0

25.0

100

20

Bleed

33

14

E

14

C

0

-

0

-

60

7.0

13 (-/-)

Neck Swipe

Looted from Undead Settlement in a destroyed building near the rain of giant arrows and the White Birch Tree.

Knight Great Scythe DKS3

Pontiff Knight Great Scythe

100

40

0

25

0

20

0

20

0

25

100

20

-

14

E

 19

A

 0

-

12

-

55

7.5

 15

Frost

Dropped by the Pontiff Knight wielding this weapon in front of the Pontiff Sulyvahn boss room.

Great Corvian Scythe DKS3

Great Corvian Scythe

97

45

0

30

0

20

0

20

0

30

100

25

Bleed

36

16

D

18

C

 0

-

 0

-

 55

9.0

 13

Neck Swipe

Dropped by Corvian enemies wielding it in Road of Sacrifices

Friede's Great Scythe

110

40

77

25

0

20

0

20

0

25

100

20

45

12

E

16

B

12

C

11

E

 60

13.0

-

Elfriede's Stance

Obtained from the Soul of Sister Friede by using Soul Transposition

 




    • Anonymous

      05 Sep 2017 07:41  

      Scythes are so underrated, I'm surprised they aren't meta. You have a weapon with slightly slower swing speed of a straight sword, but slightly greater damage than a straight sword and the range of a halberd. It's a a fast weapon so its surprisingly easy to catch great weapon users early on during wind-up frames of attack animation and stagger them. And it pierces shields like no tomorrow at least 80-94 damage pierced per swing compared to shotels, which deal average 37 damage per swing. People also don't realize they are best utilized at <30% equip load. You long roll out of an attack, walk back for half a second and use normal attack. The distance is a sweet spot, just out of range of even UGS weapons when you time attacks right. It's a shame that there aren't more scythes, 7 of them would have been nice. And Neck Swipe kinda sucks BTW. If the Pontiff Knight Great Scythe were infusable, it would have made for the best scythe easily.

      • 16 May 2017 08:23  

        Honestly "Reapers" are just not as great as they used to, there is also almost no variety on them as well, it's just a sad class of weapon, but you got to admit they do have a flashy moveset

        • Anonymous

          17 Apr 2017 00:41  

          I give up. Tried Corvian and Friedes because I loved the Lifehunt Scythe in DS1. But nothing works for me as Invader. If I hit them they loose maybe a fifth of their health. When I on the other side am already half dead if we trade. And that's when we have a 1 on 1. Maybe I'm too aggressive. Maybe the arena might be the right place for me in the end but I want to invade no matter what. But reapers either collide with my playstyle or are indeed to weak for invasions.

          • Anonymous

            26 Oct 2016 06:59  

            That's the new dlc scythe it's for int/dex with dual a scaling at max quite good (except if you buck fire bomb when they weapon art then run and combo on there chase)

            • Anonymous

              23 Oct 2016 13:25  

              Has anybody seen someone using a dual scythe? i came against someone who had a scythe i didnt recognize with basically a metal pole as a secondary that would turn into a scythe and he had a very aggressive weapon art when the two were combined. The flow of his attacks were like Pontif's and he would float through the air as he performed it.

              • Anonymous

                Scythes' AR table!13 Jul 2016 20:13  

                Here's a table I just made depicting the damage output of every scythe depending on the build and infusion:<br/>https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vSZfkgynqKbrLvP2sRnKYvSdKHBGjwE2Yd_DXBP7bck/edit#gid=0<br/>I put a few comments on why you would chose each scythe over the other two.<br/><br/>Oh, do I love the scythes!

                • Anonymous

                  Shield piercing outside of sweet spot?01 Jul 2016 13:25  

                  For regulation 1.09, they added "shield-piercing properties to regular attacks".<br/>Does it mean I can go through shield outside of the sweet spot?<br/>Or does it only concers weapons that didn't have this property for all of their attacks?<br/><br/>Because if this is the case, that would be a nice little buff here!

                  • The Lothric Great Scythe found in games' code17 May 2016 20:49  

                    If anyone here's seen footage of it, I think they'll agree that it's such a shame the Lothric Great Scythe was cut content. It looks incredible design wise.<br/><br/>Maybe, hopefully they'll at least salvage the weapons model and just make it a new weapon in the DLC.

                    • Anonymous

                      for all those anime lovers10 May 2016 21:55  

                      you will most assuredly be disappointed by the fact these have the damage of actual gardening scythes from which they were made to do

                      • Anonymous

                        REAPERS???25 Apr 2016 01:50  

                        so the weapons all say scythe.... they are known throughout the real world as scythes..... they are classified in-game as scythes..... why are these in a category names reapers?<br/>

                        • Hopefully more will come20 Apr 2016 00:08  

                          As much as I love the Reapers of Dark Souls 3 (especially the Corvian and Pontiff Scythes), it's a little disappointing to only see three in the base game. Hopefully the future DLC will add a few more.

                          • Anonymous

                            Wonder if there are anymore...10 Apr 2016 00:39  

                            These can't be the only scythes right? I mean there's only 3 from what I'm seeing and DkS 3 still has a lot of unexplored secrets right? RIGHT??

                            • Hopefully they'll be good this time...03 Apr 2016 05:36  

                              Easily the worst class of weapons in Dark Souls 2, their movesets were all insufferably bad, weird and clunky. Make reapers great once more, or at least the Great Scythe, topnotch weapon in Dark Souls 1, pretty crap in Dark Souls 2.

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