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Best Reaper Rotation In FFXIV: Openers, Abilities, & More

Want to level up your damage game as a Reaper in FFXIV? Look no further!
Best Reaper Rotation In FFXIV: Openers, Abilities, & More

Each job in FFXIV has tons of abilities. Some of these abilities can be activated repeatedly, whilst other abilities have a GCD (global cooldown). Players wanting to optimize their damage, tanking, or healing must ensure they are performing the right rotation of abilities. This ensures that your buffs remain active for as long as possible, and there is no downtime in dishing out DPS. 

Reaper is a powerful DPS class that not only utilizes the power of a large and foreboding scythe to deal damage, but the devilish power of their accompanying demon as well. So, if you are curious to learn more, you've come to the right place. This article will cover the best Reaper rotation in FFXIV. 

Best Reaper Rotation In FFXIV

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Reaper is a DPS Job in FFXIV. (Picture: Square Enix)

In order to know the best Reaper Rotation in FFXIV, we need to look at several different factors. These include openers, GCDs, buffs, and more. We will break down each step of the rotation below:

Reaper is a melee DPS that delays consistent power to charge up resources. These resources are then spent in huge bursts to inflict damage on enemies. 

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Reaper was added to FFXIV in the Endwalker expansion. (Picture: Square Enix)

The Shadow of Death ability and the accompanying Death's Design debuff is a core part of a Reaper's kit. This debuff will increase damage taken by enemies, and it is vital that it remains active at all times. Additionally, Enshroud is the Reaper's signature ability, which summons their demon and reduces recast time. This is what allows Reaper to dish out such massive damage in such a short span of time. 

Here is an example of a Reaper opener and rotation:

Best Reaper Rotation - Endwalker 6.5

  1. Soul Sow
  2. Harpe
  3. Shadow of Death
  4. Arcane Circle
  5. Soul Slice
  6. Soul Slice
  7. Tincture of Strength
  8. Plentiful Harvest
  9. Enshroud
  10. Void Reaping
  11. Cross Reaping
  12. Lemure's Slice
  13. Void Reaping
  14. Cross Reaping
  15. Lemure's Slice
  16. Communio
  17. Gluttony
  18. Gibbet
  19. Gallows
  20. Unveiled Gibbet
  21. Gibbet

Depending on the type of encounter you are up against, this rotation may differ slightly. However, this is a very good rotation at maximizing your damage and, when in doubt, this can be used pretty much everywhere. 

Reaper is a powerful melee DPS able to inflict tons of burst damage thanks to the reduced recast time of their abilities when using Enshroud. For battles that have short windows to inflict as much DPS as possible, Reaper is a solid option as a member of the party. 

And that is everything you need to know about the best Reaper rotation, including openers, abilities, and more in FFXIV.