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

30

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

30

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

      26 Jun 2020 09:26  

      scythes are like a fusion of ultra greatswords with axes, they swing as fast as axes but have the range of ultra greatswords... *sigh* and they dare to say that dexterity builds are weak lol

      • Anonymous

        06 Jan 2020 06:26  

        Friede's great scythe is the best scythe for pyro/sorcerer builds bc of the scaling, you can invest very little points into dex and still have good phys damage. And i mean sure the magic damage is only useful for the WA but you will be constantly using it bc of the dps. Im in ng+2 and the dps is still good.

        • Anonymous

          09 Nov 2019 17:22  

          Good weapons with long reach. Don't expect to nuke people, and they have little poise, but the movesets and chip damage are great. Also, can we appreciate how it took 3 games to have scythes actually use swiping attacks with the sharp part instead of smashing them into people or the ground

          • Anonymous

            18 Mar 2019 18:07  

            I want to make a Grim Reaper character and would like some help choosing the armor for it. What should I use? I am either going to wield Friede's Great Scythe or the Great Corvian Scythe.

            • Anonymous

              10 Jan 2019 20:48  

              If you have patience and build properly scythes can be extremely fun. Give yourself plenty of vigor and endurance and you’ll be set. Too often I see people rushing the damage for a weapon, but they just get nuked on hit. Ya can’t kill your enemies if you’re dead ;)

              • Anonymous

                16 Aug 2018 21:21  

                It's strange that Friede's Great Scythe deals frost build-up but the Pontiff Knight Great Scythe doesn't.

                • Anonymous

                  02 Feb 2018 05:54  

                  I seen someone do a gesture with a scythe where they spin it and lift it up in front of them with the blade pointing up, does anyone know what this gesture is?

                  • 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:https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vSZfkgynqKbrLvP2sRnKYvSdKHBGjwE2Yd_DXBP7bck/edit#gid=0I put a few comments on why you would chose each scythe over the other two.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".Does it mean I can go through shield outside of the sweet spot?Or does it only concers weapons that didn't have this property for all of their attacks?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.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

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