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Lost Ark Reaper F2P Guide & Best Builds: Shadow Assassin

Lost Ark Reaper Class Guide/Builds: PVP/PVE, DPS Gameplay, Stats, Skills

Reaper Class, the Shadow Assassin profession in Lost Ark MMO, which many see as the most overpowered character to build and play in PVE and PVP.

In this article, we share our Lost Ark Reaper class F2P guide for PVP and PVE with the best DPS builds including engravings (Thirst/Hunger or Sound Of The Moon/Lunar Voice), gameplay, stats, and skills. Therefore, you will get a good idea about this advanced shadow assassin profession.

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In short: Reaper the 3rd female assassin character that fights with daggers in the Lost Ark MMORPG game. Additionally, she possesses superior attack power if proper builds and combinations were properly used. Also, her Identity consists of a dark gauge and a chaos gauge. Moreover, three engravings build types for the Reaper profession were introduced including gameplay, stats guides, and PVE/PVP skill builds. Therefore, you are free to choose and change your shadow assassin class as you like same as all other Lost Ark classes.

Reaper Class Overview:

Reaper is an assassin-type and a mele-range DPS class that uses daggers as a main weapon in the Lost Ark MMORPG game. The Reaper profession is also the third female assassin character that can be chosen through a class selection profession group that includes the Blade (DeathBlade) and the Demonic (ShadowHunter) classes as well.

Additionally, you can check out other female assassin-type professions below, which are related to the Reaper class in Lost Ark, including their guide and builds:

Moreover, Reaper uses shadow skills with a variety of poisons to deal continuous damage including clones and stealth which gives her the ability to sneak behind an enemy for a powerful attack.

Besides, those shadow Assassins can engage in more discrimination through battles by using their unique ability or identity skill that is called Persona.

In addition, Lost Ark announced the release of the Reaper class for the first time in 2020. Whereas, it was one of the classes that at that time received unusually spacious hype from the players.

While this shadow assassin profession was designed in an amazingly exciting way, with huge power, and a way of playing that is significantly different from other Lost Ark classes in the same category.

Despite its huge power capabilities, it is considered one of the lower classes in defense. Therefore, it requires accurate manipulation while gameplay.

Instead, you can increase its endurance by placing some defensive engraving when you build it. As you will feel more comfortable while playing in Lost Ark Dungeons especially the hard and challenging ones, which in turn increases your class’s overall damage.

Reaper’s Combat Skills Are Divided Into Three Main Sections:

First, the dagger skill is an attack that uses a dagger to cut and stab, which is possible to combine with tripod effects such as adding poison to the dagger.

Second, Shadow Skill summons a shadow that helps in the battle to confuse enemies or attack them alongside you.

Third, the Swoop Skill is a skill specialized in inflicting high damage, and it can be maximized if used in combination with her unique ability or identity the Persona.

Reaper Identity:

Moreover, the Reaper Identity or special ability is all about consists of a dark gauge and a chaos gauge. As the gameplay and the form of battle will differ greatly depending on the gauge or scale used.

To illustrate, consume the Dark Gauge you can enter the Persona State, which is a special state that is unique to this profession.

Consequently, it makes the class disappear from the enemy’s view and summons a clone of the same appearance to disturb the enemy.

When the Chaos Gauge is fully charged, the Reaper class can enter the Chaos State, in which the attack speed and movement speed will greatly increase. Besides, the Chaos State can be maintained by continuously hitting the enemies with attack skills during battle.

Reaper Gameplay In Lost Ark:

To get an idea of the Reaper class in Lost Ark, watch the PVE and PVP gameplay videos that we have selected below:

The previous Lost Ark Reaper gameplay video shows one of the recent guardian boss dungeons. As you can see, the player is using the Sound Of The Moon engraving build.

The second video shows a Lost Ark Reaper class PVP gameplay match inside 3V3 arenas.

Here’s another PVP video of the Lost Ark Reaper class. As you can see, it’s a type of open-world PVP that takes place on PVP islands and includes events with prizes.

However, it appears to be a P2W PVP battle where the most important factors for winning are gear and stats. As seen in the previous video, numerous players were easily defeated by a one-shot or single skill.

Best & Top Reaper Engravings Builds For Lost Ark:

Here we present three ways to build the Reaper Engravings for Lost Ark, which are Low-Cost, Balanced, and Common. Besides, choose your Shadow Assassin Build based on your gameplay type and how much time you decide to waste.

Therefore, take a look at the Lost Ark Reaper Engravings builds listed below:

Low-Cost Reaper Engravings Build For F2P Players:

  • Your Chosen Class Engraving Level 3.
  • Any Low-Cost DPS Engraving Level 3 (don’t use Grudge or Cursed Doll).
  • Heavy Armor Level 1-3.

Note: this should be an ideal Reaper Build for F2P Lost Ark players with LOW Gold who dislike boring grinding, repetition, loops, and accessory RNG. Not only, but this also cuts your Shadow Assassin progression lost with every small update since it’s an All-In-One Lost Ark Reaper Build.

Additionally, this can also be used with the Alts characters, and Heavy Armor Level 3 is required for PVP (extra fun in PVE).

Be aware that the class engravings you choose (Thirst or Sound Of The Moon) must relate to the stats, and DPS Engraving the gameplay style. You will understand after you look at the rest of the builds below:

Balanced Chaotic Hematic Thirst Engraving DPS Build For PVP & PVE:

  • Thirst (Hunger) Level 3.
  • Backstab Master Level 3.
  • Sharp Blunt: Level 3.
  • Spirit Absorption Level 3.
  • Heavy Armor Level 3

Note: you can swap Thirst Engraving with Sound Of The Moon Engraving based on your character stats and gameplay style. For example, this build needs Critical/Specialty stats because of the Sharp Blunt.
Additionally, this is also an All-In-One Lost Ark Reaper Build for those who dislike meta, niche, and multi-builds.

1st Common Hematic Thirst Engraving DPS Build For PVE:

  • Thirst (Hunger) Level 3.
  • Blitz Commander (Raid Captain) Level 3.
  • Grudge Level 3.
  • Backstab Master Level 3.
  • Cursed Doll Level 3.

Note: this build needs Agility/Specialty stats.

2nd Common Sound Of The Moon DPS Engraving Build For PVE:

  • Sound Of The Moon (Lunar Voice) Level 3.
  • Backstab Master Level 3.
  • Sharp Blunt (Keen Blunt Weapon) Level 3.
  • Cursed Doll Level 3.
  • Grudge Level 3.

Note: this build needs Critical/Specialty stats. You can switch Sharp Blunt (Keen Blunt Weapon) with Blitz Commander (Raid Captain) to use Agility/Specialty stats.

3rd Common P2W Hematic Thirst Engraving DPS Build For PVE:

  • Thirst (Hunger) Level 3.
  • Grudge Level 3.
  • Backstab Master: Level 3.
  • Blitz Commander (Raid Captain): Level 3.
  • Cursed Doll Level 3.
  • Adrenaline Level 3.

Note: this is for P2W/Hardcore Reaper players and it’s the same as the 1st Common Hematic Thirst Engraving Build. Therefore, use it if you don’t care about losing it.

PVP Engravings For Guilds War (GVG):

These can be added to any Reaper build to be suitable for Lost Ark GVG. knowing that any basic build (All-In-One) for the Shadow Assassin profession with Heavy Armor at level 3 would be enough.

  • Heavy Armor: Level 3.
  • Indomitable Will: Level 3.
  • Spirit Absorption: Level 3.

Note: the PVP outside the Lost Ark arena is massively P2W. Therefore, F2P & PVP players who are using Reaper with an average item level will get one shot in Lost Ark Guilds War (GVG). Therefore, to understand more, check below:

Class Engravings Details For Reaper:

You can find below a summary of Reaper class engravings effects at level 3:

Thirst: increase the acquired amount of chaos scale. When the scale is full, the Reaper gains an additional effect that increases its attack power.

Sound Of The Moon: Switching to persona mode gives the Reaper a different effect that increases damage.

For more details about the rest of the engravings, check the guide below:

The shortlist guide below presents the Reaper combat stats builds for Lost Ark PVE and PVP:

Note: Specialty = Specialization / Agility = Swiftness.

PVE Combat Stats:

1st PVE Stats: 30% Critical & 70% Specialty.
For example ~600 Critical & ~1500 Specialty.

2nd PVE Stats: 50% Specialty & 50% Agility.
For example ~1200 Specialty & ~1200 Agility.

3rd PVE Stats: 40% Specialty & 60% Agility.
For example ~1000 Specialty & ~1400 Agility.

4th PVE Stats: 65% Specialty & 35% Agility.
For example ~1600 Specialty & ~800 Agility.

Arena Combat Stats:

General PVP Arena Stats 1: You can replace Specialty with Subdue.
80% Agility & 20% Specialty & ~1% Critical:
For example 1000 Agility & 249 Specialty & 1 Critical.

General PVP Arena Stats 2: all classes can use this.
50~65% Agility & 50~40% Critical:
For example 800 Agility & 450 Critical.

Reaper Skill Tree & Tripods Builds:

Lastly, the following are Reaper class skill tree builds and tripod guides that you can choose from:

Note: We recommend learning from the Lost Ark Reaper skill build below, then go create your own best assassin class skill build.

Reaper PVE Skill Build:

Reaper Arena PVP Skill Builds:

Finally, we hope our Lost Ark Reaper guide is simple and useful for everyone, especially for F2P players. As always, we highly recommend making changes to any builds of this shadow assassin character based on your gameplay style.

Additionally, if you are a F2P player, non-hardcore, and want to progress with this amazing Reaper assassin class faster in Lost Ark in less effort and time-consuming, take advantage of the following article:

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