Summon Reaper PoE Build

Summon Reaper Summon Reaper is a new minion that feeds off your other minions (literally). It inflicts bleed on enemies and can be commanded to attack specific locations.

Summon Reaper Gem Build

Support Gems Description Requires
Tag Popularity
Melee Physical Damage Support Melee Physical Damage Support Supports melee attack skills. 18 Melee, Physical, Support, Attack 87%
Brutality Support Brutality Support Supports any skill that deals damage. 38 Physical, Support 70%
Minion Damage Support Minion Damage Support Supports skills which create Minions. 8 Support, Minion 67%
Multistrike Support Multistrike Support Supports melee attack skills, making them repeat twice when used, targeting a random enemy each time. Cannot support Vaal skills, channelling skills or triggered skills. 38 Attack, Melee, Support 60%
Pulverise Support Pulverise Support Supports melee attack skills. 31 AoE, Support, Melee, Attack 47%
Minion Speed Support Impale Support Supports attack skills. 31 Attack, Physical, Support 30%
Minion Speed Support Minion Speed Support Supports skills which create Minions. 18 Movement, Support, Minion 23%

Summon Reaper Expedition Build

There is about 0.2% of Path of Exile players use this gem as the main damage skill. This skill gem is inspired by the Witch's Necromancer ascendancy class. In fact, among those players, 90% of the character is Necromancer class.

The gem's tag is Physical, Minion, Spell. Therefore, the best support gems are Melee Physical Damage Support, Brutality Support, Minion Damage Support, etc.

To best increase your skill build, other main skills are also recommended: Desecrate, Flame Dash, Signal Prey, Summon Skeletons.

For Necromancer class, recommend using these passives: Mindless Aggression, Unnatural Strength, Commander of Darkness, Bone Barrier, Feasting Fiends, Mistress of Sacrifice, Renewal, Call to the Slaughter, and Unwavering Stance.

For weapons, you can choose Wand / Shield. Another choice is a two-handed Staff.

For attributes and defensive, the following is a level 93 Necromancer character example:

Name Value
Dexterity 92
Energy shield522
Evasion rating964

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Summon Reaper Skill Gem

Summon Reaper Summon Reaper is a new Intelligence Skill Gem. Requires Level 28, 67 Int. Tag: Physical, Minion, Spell. Cost: (15-28) Mana. Cooldown Time: 4.00 sec. Cast Time: 0.6 sec.

Summons a powerful Reaper which uses a variety of slashing area attacks. The Reaper’s presence weakens your other minions, and it will consume them to temporarily empower and heal itself. Using this skill while the Reaper is already summoned causes it to dash to the targeted location and perform a powerful attack.

  • Maximum 1 Summoned Reaper
  • Reaper causes your Non-Reaper Minions to deal (20–29)% less Damage
  • Reaper causes your Non-Reaper Minions to have (20–29)% less Maximum Life
  • Minion's Attacks have 50% chance to inflict Bleeding
  • (20–39)% increased Minion Maximum Life
  • Minion deals (30–87)% more Damage with Bleeding
  • Additional Effects From Quality: (0–20)% increased Minion Movement Speed

Inspired by the Witch’s Necromancer ascendancy class, Path of Exile created this skill gem.

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Summon Reaper Sound Design

  • Composer: Patricia

It's interesting to juxtapose my thought process behind the sound design of Summon Reaper and Eye of Winter. I had to focus more on its gorey dual scythe skills rather than what it should sound like as just a regular minion. We wanted to give players a strong sense of satisfaction when directing the reaper towards attacking an area you select. I used layers of frequency filtered metallic swings for when it hits monsters in the targeted area. Then I blended the reverb tail of that dual swing with another reverb tail from a combination of distorted roaring sounds. The latter acted as a unique tonal layer for the reaper’s scythe. I also have numerous variations, with different lengths and layers of splattering blood sounds, to make its blood thirsty aesthetic.

Alternate Quality

Gem Quality Stats Weight
Summon Reaper Summon Reaper (0–20)% increased Minion Movement Speed 50
Anomalous Summon Reaper Anomalous Summon Reaper Minions' Attacks have (0–10)% chance to Maim Enemies on Hit 50
Divergent Summon Reaper Divergent Summon Reaper (0–20)% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate 100

Quest Rewards

Summon Reaper is now offered to the Witch for completing Sever the Right Hand, and can be purchased from Clarissa by the Templar and Scion.

Act Quest Complete NPC Character
3 Sever the Right Hand Quest Reward Witch
3 Sever the Right Hand Clarissa Templar Scion

PoE Summon Reaper Skill Build 3.15

Summon Reaper Summon Reaper creates a single powerful minion that uses fast melee physical attacks which cause bleeding. While the Reaper is active, you can use the skill again to direct the Reaper to a specific location, dealing a powerful attack along its path.

The Reaper wants to be your only minion. It reduces the life and damage of your other minions, and will consume them to heal itself and gain damage and speed buffs.

When designing this new skill for the Necromancer, we wanted to explore the idea of having a single ultimate minion. While there were ways to somewhat achieve this before, the Reaper is quite different in its abilities and interactions with other minions. It also feels much more active and directly under your command.

One quick note though… the Reaper will absolutely eat your Animated Guardian if you’re not careful.

How often it consumes minions and what the gem means when it says that the reaper "empowers" itself upon consuming your minions.

The Consume skill kills one of your minions and applies a buff to the Reaper for a base duration of 6 seconds. The buff grants 40% increased damage, 20% increased attack speed, 20% increased movement speed and 10% increased character size. It also recovers 50% of the Reaper's life.

The Reaper has muliple instances of the skill which its AI uses in different circumstances:
  • The version it frequently uses because it's hurt has a 6-second cooldown.
  • The version it infrequently uses because it just felt like it (and didn't already have the buff) has a 25 second cooldown.

Labyrinth Enchantment helmet

Level Name Mod Weight
The Merciless Labyrinth Enchantment Summoned Reaper Damage 1 Summoned Reaper deals 25% increased Damage 100
The Eternal Labyrinth Enchantment Summoned Reaper Damage 2 Summoned Reaper deals 40% increased Damage 100
The Merciless Labyrinth Enchantment Summoned Reaper Physical Damage over time Multiplier 1 Summoned Reaper has +12% to Physical Damage over Time Multiplier 100
The Eternal Labyrinth Enchantment Summoned Reaper Physical Damage over time Multiplier 2 Summoned Reaper has +20% to Physical Damage over Time Multiplier 100
The Merciless Labyrinth Enchantment Summon Reaper Cooldown Recovery 1 20% increased Summon Reaper Cooldown Recovery Rate 100
The Eternal Labyrinth Enchantment Summon Reaper Cooldown Recovery 2 30% increased Summon Reaper Cooldown Recovery Rate 100

Summon Reaper Screenshots

Summon Reaper Screenshots

Level 20 with 20% quality

Summon Reaper Level 20 with 20% quality

Patch Notes

  • 3.15.1: Fixed a bug where the Summoned Reaper could not destroy pots with some of their attacks.
  • 3.15.1: Fixed a bug where the Summoned Reaper's two consume skills shared a cooldown.
  • 3.15.0d: The cast time for Summon Reaper is now 0.6 seconds (previously 1 second).
  • 3.15.0d: Lowered the damage penalty on Bleeding for the Summoned Reaper, overall this means they have approximately 114% more Bleeding damage than before. In future we will reevaluate the Bleed, Poison and Ignite damage penalty for all minions as it is currently too harsh.
  • 3.15.0 Hotfix: The Reaper created by the new Summon Reaper skill gem now has better survivability at all levels.