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Type Undead Enemy
Environment Solar Eclipse
AI Type Hovering
Damage 80 / 160 Desktop only.png
Max Life 700 / 1400 Desktop only.png
Defense 22
KB Resist 40% / 46 Desktop only.png
Immune to: Confused.pngPoisoned.pngVenom.pngOn Fire!.pngCursed Inferno.pngShadowflame.png
Reaper Banner.png
Coins 15 Silver Coin
Item (Quantity) Rate
Death Sickle.png
2.5% / 3.75% Desktop only.png
Internal NPC ID: 253

A Reaper is a Hardmode enemy that spawns during a Solar Eclipse. It will appear on the Desktop only.png Desktop version after all Mechanical Bosses have been defeated, or on the Console only.png Console version and Mobile only.pngMobile version during any solar eclipse. It will rarely drop the Death Sickle.

They are functionally similar to Wraiths, but with higher stats. They move significantly faster than Wraiths, and with the higher spawn rate of the Solar Eclipse, often attack from multiple directions at once.

Fortunately, they are quite vulnerable to knockback, and like many creatures that pass through blocks, weapons that normally don't harm enemies through blocks, like most melee weapons, will damage them.

They are immune to On Fire!, Poisoned, Venom, Cursed Inferno, Shadowflame, Confused, and lava.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Similar to Wraiths, they are incapable of ascending more than a few tiles above solid blocks.
  • They do enough damage to be threats to even late-game armored players.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Standing on a platform several tiles above the ground or use of wings or Rocket Boots allows players to shoot down upon them with impunity if they are going to be surrounded.
  • Desktop only.png A Static Hook, obtainable from the Steampunker, provides for safe means of combating Reapers by simply remaining stationary above the ground in an open area and attacking downwards. Note that this strategy opens the player to attack from flying vampires, and leaves them stationary for an eyezor to attack.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • They follow the same AI as Wraiths.
  • Similar to Eyezor, the Reaper does not allude to a single horror movie, likely being a reference to The Grim Reaper.[1]
  • The sound they make might be a reference to the "Legacy of Kain" series, when Raziel swings the spectral Soul Reaver.

References[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

    • Health increased from 300 to 700.
    • Defense increased from 18 to 22.
    • Now spawns only after all three mechanical bosses are defeated.
  • 1.2: Introduced.
Solar Eclipse Enemies
Swamp Thing.png Swamp Thing  • Vampire.png Vampire  • Eyezor.png Eyezor  • Frankenstein.png Frankenstein  • The Possessed.png The Possessed Desktop only.png  • Fritz.png Fritz Desktop only.png  • Creature from the Deep.png Creature from the Deep Desktop only.png
After defeating all
Mechanical Bosses
Reaper.png Reaper  • Mothron.png Mothron Desktop only.png (Baby Mothron.png Baby Mothron Desktop only.png  • Mothron Egg.png Mothron Egg Desktop only.png)
After defeating
Plantera Desktop only.png
Butcher.png Butcher Desktop only.png  • Nailhead.png Nailhead Desktop only.png  • Deadly Spheres.png Deadly Spheres  • Psycho.png Psycho Desktop only.png  • Dr. Man Fly.png Dr. Man Fly Desktop only.png
Characters: Blue Slime.png Pre-Hardmode Enemies • Pixie.png Hardmode Enemies • Goblin Warrior.png Event Enemies • Skeletron Head.png Bosses
Bunny.png Critters • Guide.png Friendly NPCs • Baby Dinosaur.png Familiars