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Type Undead Enemy
Environment Solar Eclipse
AI Type Hovering
Damage 80 / 160 Desktop Version
Max Life 700 / 1400 Desktop Version
Defense 22
KB Resist 40% / 46 Desktop Version
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 Version
Internal NPC ID: 253

A Reaper is a Hardmode enemy that spawns during a Solar Eclipse. It will appear on the Desktop Version Desktop version after all Mechanical Bosses have been defeated, or on the Console Version Console version, Mobile only.pngMobile version, and 3DS logo.svg 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 Version 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 Version  • Fritz.png Fritz Desktop Version  • Creature from the Deep.png Creature from the Deep Desktop Version
After defeating all
Mechanical Bosses
Reaper.png Reaper  • Mothron.png Mothron Desktop Version (Baby Mothron.png Baby Mothron Desktop Version  • Mothron Egg.png Mothron Egg Desktop Version)
After defeating
Plantera Desktop Version
Butcher.png Butcher Desktop Version  • Nailhead.png Nailhead Desktop Version  • Deadly Spheres.png Deadly Spheres  • Psycho.png Psycho Desktop Version  • Dr. Man Fly.png Dr. Man Fly Desktop Version
Characters: Blue Slime.png Pre-Hardmode Enemies • Pixie.png Hardmode Enemies

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