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attack speed[edit source]

Me and a guildie did several tests and it seems that the attack speed is equal to a hammer (1.75) and visibly slower than a spear (1.5). Please, someone confirm this and edit the info.

     Confirmed. I did several tests and it was 1,75.
Sorry, the 1 per 1.5s attack rate is my fault, I must've messed up the count the first time. I timed it again and counted 17 hits in 30 seconds, which works out to around 1 attack per 1.75 seconds within a pretty small margin of error. I'll retest the spear attack speed too. -- Gordon Ecker 03:15, 29 July 2006 (CDT)
40 attacks in 60 seconds with a spear. At least I got that one right. -- Gordon Ecker 03:25, 29 July 2006 (CDT)
When you test a weapon speed it is best if you compare it with another weapon (wielded at the same time by a different player) - for example one attacks a dummy on Isle of the Nameless with a hammer, the other - with a scythe. In such a case it is quite obvious if the speeds are different and which weapon is faster. Maybe someone should try comparing the paragon spear with a sword or axe, just to be sure it is slower (after all 1.33 is very close to 1.5).

multiple targets[edit source]

can hit multible enemies at one time? SWEET, a melee weapon that always behaves as a hundred blades that hits only once? Detraya fullvear

Wow, holy crap. I was hoping for some skills that could replace my now-R/W's Triple Chop and Cyclone Axe; if the weapon itself does that already I'm good to go. --Black Ark 13:15, 19 July 2006 (CDT)
We know it can hit multiple targets with some kind of "whirling, spinning attack". Like Black Ark said, we don't know if this attack is an inherent property of the weapon or just an attack skill like Cyclone Axe. -- Gordon Ecker 18:31, 19 July 2006 (CDT)
Just remember Spiteful Spirit and Empathy d-: -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 18:35, 19 July 2006 (CDT)
well, im hoping for an innate weapon property, maybe the damage of a dagger, the speed of a hammer, and aoe innate? Detraya fullvear
I suspect that it might work like double strikes with daggers, with a 'whirlwind strike' chance for each attack dependant on how many points you have in Scythe Mastery. -- Gordon Ecker 02:34, 20 July 2006 (CDT)
Makes sense to me. Still, at least a single controlled splash-strike would be nice, focused or unfocused. I'm guessing we'll get at least that (all other melee-weapons have at least one such attack), but hey - the waiting's for the PVPPE. --Black Ark 02:36, 20 July 2006 (CDT)
It may also be the primary atribute, with each point in, you gain a 3% chance to hit a group. -- Detraya fullvear
If the area attack is the passive effect of the primary attribute I hope it's not restricted to scythe attacks. That would pretty much tie the primary attribute to scythe builds and force any viable build that focuses on the primary attribute to have at least 9 points of Scythe Mastery, unlike Critical Strikes and Strength, which benefit swords, axes, hammers, bows, daggers and theoratically any future non-wand, non-staff weapons including scythes and spears. Right now the two attributes with the narrowest passive effects are Divine Favor, which is compatible with builds focused on any of the other three Monk attributes, and Spawning Power, which is compatible with builds focused on Communing or Restoration Magic, as well as builds focused on ranger spirits. And Spawning Power has a pretty good energy management elite, as well as another skill that's useful for minion bombers. -- Gordon Ecker 03:55, 21 July 2006 (CDT)
No weapon-proficiency has been primary attribute so far, I don't see it happening for the Scythe either. Especially since the Dervish' God-Morphing seems like a far better candidate for the primary... also, consider that secondary Assassins can still pump Dagger-mastery for all they're worth to get Dual Strikes. It's just that a primary warrior (...or ranger, or assassin) can put more ranks into his or her weapon of choice thanks to runes and attribute-gear, which means they do more damage (and have a bigger chance to crit/doublestrike) with it. --Black Ark 04:03, 21 July 2006 (CDT)
I should've been clearer, I wasn't talking about Scythe Mastery being a primary attribute, and I don't think Detraya was either. I see four possibilities.
  1. Scythe Mastery's a standard non-primary weapon attribute that just happens to have multi-target attacks like Cyclone Axe. In other words, like Swordsmanship, Marksmanship, Axe Mastery and Hammer Mastery, affecting critical hit rates.
  2. Scythe Mastery's a non-primary weapon attribute with a bonus like Dagger Mastery, with more points affecting both the critical rate and the chance to execute a special attack (double strikes for Dagger Mastery, sweeping / whirling / splash damage attacks for Scythe Mastery).
  3. Scythe Mastery's a standard, non-primary weapon attribute. Sweeping / whirlwind / splash damage attacks are governed by DPA (Dervish Primary Attribute), which affects all melee attacks.
  4. Scythe Mastery's a standard, non-primary weapon attribute. Sweeping / whirlwind / splash damage attacks are governed by DPA, which only affects scythe attacks, making it the single most narrow and restrictive primary attribute in Guild Wars. This is what I was talking about when I said restricting DPA to scythe attacks would tie DPA to scythe builds and force DPA builds to have at least 9 points in Scythe Mastery, unlike Strength, Expertise and Critical Strikes which are compatible with all weapon-proficiency attributes.
Option four sounds extremely unlikely, and Scythe Mastery as a primary attribute sounds even more unlikely. -- Gordon Ecker 22:16, 21 July 2006 (CDT)
im hoping for option 3 :P Detraya fullvear
it is possible this could work as double strikes for extra hits? 4% chance of hitting an additional target when attacking? --Honorable Sarah Honorable Icon.gif 03:51, 22 July 2006 (CDT)
Yeah, I strongly suspect that Scythe Mastery and whirlwind attacks will work almost exactly like Dagger Mastery and double strikes, with a chance somewhere between 2% and 4% per attribute rank depending on the damage and attack speed of scythes. -- Gordon Ecker 04:41, 22 July 2006 (CDT)

Interestingly, the attack radius does not appear to be centered on the wielder or the target, but, rather, at some point between them. -- Gordon Ecker 01:11, 28 July 2006 (CDT)

Yup. You come in close to give a Dervish a hug while it's attacking and you'll end up with a face full of scythe. I'm really pleased thusfar. Sure, a bigger range might've been nice, but it'd be decidedly broken. --Black Ark 01:49, 28 July 2006 (CDT)

I think that the scythe can hit foes adjesent to your target and infront of the dervish himself, or something like that. Also atack speed is 1,75 sec., just tested it.

Hi all, just got a Max Vampiric Upgrade (+5 health on every hit) for my scythe and it rocks! the health output is a diffinant gain while in a group of foe's as of the AoE dammage. So with each swing, i'm getting 15 health. So over 3.5 secs, I will have gotten 26 health in total due to the strike rate and -1 health degenaration. Oh, and also, it seems like the positioning of the foe doesn't matter, only that they are adjacent to you. It also seems to me that the foe's that get the AoE damage recieve more damage over more time. I don't have an account yet so just call me Xoorauch

9- 41????????[edit source]

omg. here comes the wild blow spammers.

It's better than what I hoped for. I was expecing something along the lines of either 4-40 or 20-30. For Wild Blow you'd need a W/D or D/W, and I'm sure we'll see those - but glancing over the available skills, I'd say that any combination of Dervish with Monk (for the enchantment-manipulation) or Necromancer (Exhausting Strike, life-steal) and Ranger (evasion-enchantments to go along with evasion-stances, yes please) seem also extremely feasible. I think I'm going to enjoy this class. --Black Ark 01:52, 28 July 2006 (CDT)
Got it! W/D with Primal Rage and wild blow. THINK about it. I played it against some Ziashen IWs (lack of distortion is thier bane), and I scored 190 something for criticals while using heali sig. Yeah. I gotta test it more. I also made a D/mo with judge's insihg,t but this is no where as interesting, I assure you. Silk Weaker 03:52, 28 July 2006 (CDT)
We might even see some interesting scythe-wielding assassins, they certainly have the crits for it. Will Nightfall do it? Will it rescue the poor, abused assassin-class from idiot-player-imposed mediocrity? Before you say "no", think of what Banishing Strike can do in combination with Spirit Walk. Remove all those cluttering combo-skills from your bar and take the healing/defensive material from both classes instead, wahey! --Black Ark 04:03, 28 July 2006 (CDT)
If Crit Strikes gives me an awesome chance to strike for 41 BASE damage I am so converting my sin to a scythe-wielder. >> Kessel 03:09, 30 July 2006 (CDT)

If Scythes are left the way they are, they have some nice potential for critical builds. Quite a few ways to go with this. Assassins Critical Strikes, Paragon's bring "Go for the Eye's!" to the mix, Warriors with Wild Blow or Primal Rage as well. Hopefully not to much will change on the inherent effect of the weapon before Nightfall release. Have to wait until release to see though.

I think it's good to link to this User:Gordon Ecker/W/D Primal Scythe to those who see the discussion. Also a point to add, Sins and Warriors have the highest crit hit. It's like this though, Siphon Strengh stronger than Primal Rage stronger than Critical Eye. I chose Primal Rage becuase Siphon Strength is a hex and only gives the crit chance to the one target, which would waste the fact that scythes are AoE. Wild Blow is nice too. So that's just a little observation for those who want to take advantage of the high maximum damage. Silk Weaker 06:39, 23 August 2006 (CDT)
The question here is now if I smack Wild Blow does it affect /all/ the hits in that one swing, i.e. do I hit three different foes for three criticals? Kessel 05:36, 11 September 2006 (CDT)
A friend and guildmate tested all warrior Strength based melee attack skills (and Wild Blow). Only Bull's Strike doesn't hit the target and two adjacent foes. 220.233.103.77 06:21, 11 September 2006 (CDT)

If the max damage is 9-41, why is mine 10-31?

I just picked up a 10-32, and I know I've seen other 10- scythes. I hope someone can get a confirmation on max damage.
According to the Axe page, there are axes with lower max damage that have a higher min damage than max axes, so while I have no information I'd guess the same thing is probably at work here. --Colonel Popcorn 01:55, 19 November 2006 (CST)

White Scythe[edit source]

Wasn't there a sythe weapon already back in Guild Wars 1? I think it was called a "White Scythe" although it was a warrior weapon. I would like to know if they removed this weapon in order to make the Dervish, or if it is still there is it compatible with the Dervish scythe upgrades. I think the White Scythe was considered an Axe im not sure really. Help me understand... Totem of Fire The preceding unsigned comment was added by 24.52.182.226 (talk • contribs) 21:18, 19 August 2006 (CDT).

yes, White Scythe, but it's an Axe not a scythe. --Honorable Sarah Honorable Icon.gif 22:25, 19 August 2006 (CDT)
Fluffwise, Tyrians had obviously never heard of scythes in the way that they are in Elona. So they used an axe for all their grain harvesting.

Multi-hit mechanism[edit source]

Just starting a little bit on the AoE mechanism of the scythes, since the older one derailed off its original intent. I posted on GWO: The scythe range depends on 1) your position, 2) your distance to the target, 3) your target's position, and 4) positioning of other foes relative to your target. It's been fairly hard for me to quantify because the targets in the Isle of the Nameless have fairly bad positioning/collinearity, but here's my crack at it.

As usual with melee attacks, you can strike from adjacent (touch, which I'll abbreviate as adj) distance. Normally when you c-space, you will attack from "adjacent to foe" (atf) distance, i.e., right in their faces. The scythe's radius is roughly adj + ½atf, with the widest part of the radius at half that distance. The scythe carves out a swath in the shape of an ellipse/circle or rhombus - I haven't figured that part out yet. This the extra ½atf in the range is a Big Thing™ - it is why you can hit targets immediately behind you with the scythe on occasion, since I suppose their bodies are half-inside the radius, which rounds up to a "yes" in the Boolean check for the AoE.

You should keep in mind to choose targets carefully. Hitting something right next to you (atf) will likely hit something atf behind you. Attacking a target just at the outer reaches of your range can hit targets just slightly beyond that, one body space away (atf again). Positioning is a nuisance when you consider that mousing is the most accurate way of movement in GW and then you're likely to spend time clicking, and your target moves, or simply misclick a monster and start autoattacking it.

Your positioning is key, too. Try to get the maximum of 3 hits at once with a single swing - you will get the hang of it with a little practice in the Isle of the Nameless.

Any other guesses? I originally thought the source of the AoE was between you and the target, but then if you are adj to your target (your maximum range) but atf to one behind you, you won't hit the one behind you if the diameter of the range is adj. Of course, the ½atf adjustment I came up with could very well be the source of the AoE being between you and your target. *shrug* ~Seef II Adrenaline.jpg 19:35, 26 September 2006 (CDT)

It seems to me that the extra hit targets must be adjacent to you and your target.--Coloneh RIPColoneh.png 17:05, 12 December 2006 (CST)

What on earth is a "180 degree cone"? Given that this implies that one boundary is a vertical plane passing through the user, normal to the direction he is facing, the other boundary defined by the range "sdjacent" it would be a hemisphere of radius "adjacent". --Epinephrine 09:39, 24 December 2006 (CST)

Thats exactly what it means. the half of the adj range that is in front of you.--Coloneh RIPColoneh.png 23:08, 25 December 2006 (CST)


It should probably be noted in the article, that enemies within the range of a Scythe attack, but are missed for any reason (blocked, or missed due to blinding or Shadow Form, ect) they do not count towards the 3 target limit. This is very important when using Sand Shards - while blinded I've had it trigger off 6-8 targets at once (usually a stack of spirits mixed in for that many) - and Sand Shards triggers off all of them - you can have an unlimited number of targets you can miss. Combining Twin Moon sweep with sand shards while blinded against many foes is especially deadly. While blinded, using twin moon sweep against 4 targets triggers Sand Shards 8 times on each target. With Sand Shards dealing 20 damage per miss, that's a total of 640 damage for one attack. I'll test more rigorously before actually updating the article. IsilZha 14:38, 17 April 2007 (CDT)

Unique Scythes[edit source]

Is anyone besides me somewhat annoyed that only 2 unique scythes(Suli's and Bubahl's) have a suffix other than fortitude? Suli's has the rather bland 20% Scythe Mastery +1 mod, Bubahl's has a Shelter mod, and all the others found so far have +30 HP. I know people love their fortitudes, but I still find it annoying that not one green has a 20% Enchanting or +5 Defense mod. Oh well, looks like I'll just have to scrounge together the right scythe with the right mod combos rather than going for a green, assuming I ever get motivated to actually play my dervish. DKS01 07:32, 20 November 2006 (CST)

Well, at least they added a couple of more Enchanting scythes, even if they do only drop in DoA... DKS01 06:58, 16 December 2006 (CST)
I'm more annoyed that only one unique scythe has an ebon mod on it. (Or maybe two? Mallyx's Banana might have it). -Scyfer 07:44, 17 January 2007 (CST)
Your right. Only two have Ebon mods, Bubahl's Grasp and the big gorilla's banana, Mallyx's Savagery. Out of 23 unique scythes, 4 are Vampiric, 6 are Sundering, and 5 are Zealous. In any unique category, there has never been very many conditional or elemental mods. — Gares 08:22, 17 January 2007 (CST)

I'm sorry, I just can't resist...[edit source]

http://www.wondermark.com/d/212.html130.58 (talk) 20:19, 31 October 2006 (CST)


Range?[edit source]

Is it just me or do scythes seem to have a longer range than other melee weapons. I have noticed a few times that I am standing compleatly behind koss while attacking the same target. but mabye it is just the attack animation of backing up/spining.--Coloneh RIPColoneh.png 21:31, 11 December 2006 (CST)

Can Scythes be Fiery?[edit source]

The fiery prefix entry claims that scythes cannot be fiery. In the list of scythe prefixes there is no fiery. The Scythe entry then claims that scythes have "all prefixes except silencer" Is this statement wrong? Has anyone ever seen a fiery scythe to prove it?

Same for Shocking
I own a Fiery Suntouched Skythe of Fortitude so: yes, and if you can have Fiery no boubts you can have Shocking and Earth too.--86.194.212.251 10:47, 17 December 2006 (CST)
Haven't seen a shocking one, but since Bubahl's Grasp is an ebon scythe, those are obviously possible. Greens don't get mods that the weapons themselves can't get. DKS01 05:09, 18 December 2006 (CST)
I willl check the priest of balthazar unless someone beats me to it.--Coloneh RIPColoneh.png 17:40, 18 December 2006 (CST)
Yes, i checked earlier today. balth priest has firey and shocking scythe mods.--Coloneh RIPColoneh.png 23:06, 25 December 2006 (CST)

Dragon scythe? is that a new skin from DoA?

Grenth's Grasp links to a skill not to a scythe.
Fixed Entropy 00:06, 3 January 2007 (CST)
Dragon scythes are daggers. -Scyfer 07:43, 17 January 2007 (CST)

Rare Scythes?[edit source]

Can any give a short list of rare skin scythes.

Any scythe skin that is exclusive to DoA, i.e. Razorclaw Scythe, Nightmare Scythe, Grim Scythe, and Shadow Scythe. Ancient Scythes, but mainly if it's 3 pronged, instead of 2 and 1 pronged. Briarwood Scythe and of course the Tormented Scythe. — Gares 11:00, 21 January 2007 (CST)

White Scythe - Axe Req's[edit source]

I've got a Vampiric White Scythe that has requirements for 11 in axe mastery. I find that to be rather odd. Is it normal to get scythes that don't have requirements in scythe mastery? Adversion 19:32, 25 February 2007 (CST)

Despite the name, a White Scythe is an axe, not a scythe. So there's nothing odd about it at all, it's an axe, it requires axe mastery. It's a Prophecies item, it was around before scythes actually existed in game. See page White Scythe for details. DKS01 00:06, 26 February 2007 (CST)
Thanks for the link. Adversion 13:17, 26 February 2007 (CST)

Scythe minimum dmg 10[edit source]

This scythe dmg is 10-27 has anyone else seen something like that?, bugged item? only thing i could think of is the banana and peppermint scythes 10-10

Scythe 10-21?

No, it's not a bug. Occasionally you get scythes and axes with 1 higher than the usual minimum damage, but only if it is NOT max. So you can get a 10-30 or even a 10-40 scythe, or a 7-20 or a 7-27 axe, but you will never see a 10-41 scythe or a 7-28 axe. This was already mentioned earlier in this page BTW... DKS01 03:02, 23 March 2007 (CDT)

Overpowered[edit source]

Am I the only one that thinks Scythes are insanely overpowered compared to every other weapon in the game? There's absolutely NO drawback, especially when compared to the other insanly powerful Dervish skills. Why don't they get a nerf? They NEED a nerf. They can spike better than Assassins for crying out loud, my guildie has a build that can defeat a caster in just 3! blows. And that is without a chain or lead attacks or whatever.

Ahem Have you tried using a Scythe while hexed my umm, Spiteful Spirit or Insidious Parasite, the big advantage to Scythes is also their disadvantage try fighting a group of nightmares with their smiting skills the damage from hitting mutliple Targets with Retribuition and Holy Wrath can easilly damage you.

Wow! And the Dervish has NOTHING to stop that! :S They seriously need to be boosted, now that I know this! Dude, they can do more damage with three skills than an Assassin can do with a chain. They should be nerfed bigtime, they're way to good.

Name the three skills. I've NEVER seen a dervish kill a full health player with 3 hits, I rountinely see assassin's kill full health players with a single chain. DKS01 03:19, 18 June 2007 (CDT)

Closets thing there is the Avatar of Melandru Dervish even then we have no proof let alone if the supposed victim of this "3 strike kill" had maximum armour was using multiple major runes etc... If they were so overpowered why do I rarely see warriors running around reaping things since high criticals, high damage attack skills with added auto-sundering? If you noticed Scythes have the largest damage range of all weapon making a standard DPS erratic, have few attack skills that are dangerous unless chained i.e. Wearying->Reap Impurities->Victorious Sweep, and often drain a lot of energy and obviously you haven't heard of Protective Spirit xD P.s. your gripe should be with Scythe Attack Skills GG.

Wild Blow is redicilously powerful, doing around 80 unblockable damage to an armor 60 target for just FIVE energy. 9 minimum damage isn't great, but it is far from bad: daggers and axes have even less. And this combo: Wounding Strike->Twin Moon Sweep->Chlling Victory, with Heart of Holy Flame active, is enough to take out most casters. When preceded by a Wild Blow, it is GG for your target. It is like my guildie said: those that really know how to play a Dervish, know how broken he can be.
So your guaranteed caster killer 3 blow combo consists of Wild Blow, Wounding Strike, Twin Moon Sweep, Chilling Victory, with Heart of Holy Flame active? Yeah, it's really unbalanced how it takes an assassin a chain of 4-5 skills to match that 5 skill combo...oh, wait. DKS01 01:41, 25 June 2007 (CDT)

Scythe skills are not overpowered, but the scythe itself is for sure. Solus DiscipleSymbol2.jpg 02:36, 25 June 2007 (CDT)

Not at all...they have the slowest attack speed of all weapons, have the widest range of damage of all weapons, are 2-handed, and one of their big strengths, as mentioned above, is also a drawback when facing anti-melee tactics. Compare this to a hammer which would be the closest weapon to it, which has a max of 36 dmg (only 5 less than scythe), have a MUCH higher min damage, deal blunt damage, and who's skills mostly consist of knockdowns. Now stop crying...70.253.135.47 20:04, 8 September 2007 (CDT)
Scythes are just as fast (or rather, slow) as Hammers, so you can't really say it is slowest weapon... Entropy Sig.jpg (T/C) 20:09, 8 September 2007 (CDT)
Which is still the slowest attack speed.71.154.1.103 23:27, 9 September 2007 (CDT)
No it is not. Bows attack much slower. 145.94.74.23 18:28, 7 October 2007 (UTC)

Scythe animations: Dervish primary only?[edit source]

Was doing some testing on a Warrior/Dervish build and I noticed that the character treated the scythe like a bit like a hammer, in the same manner that the avatars and other forms do. Can someone confirm this? That the fluid and oh-so-sweet scythe attack animations ONLY show up with a dervish primary in his default form, and otherwise you get cruddy stand-in animations? --Nunix 22:25, 29 June 2007 (CDT)

I believe its like that for all, or most professions. They get a unique animation for their weapon. Avatars gives the Dervish primary traits of the profession they represent (Grenth = Necro, Lyssa = Mesmer, Melandru = Ranger, etc.). SO... I think that is why you don't get the pimp animation you would on a Derv. --NYC Elite 22:30, 29 June 2007 (CDT)
Same with Dagger skills. Only sins do their backflips, barrel rolls and somersaults and what not. 201.150.70.31 20:06, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

Most favored scythe prefix[edit source]

I wonder, what is the best prefix for a scythe? I know in some builds, like Ebon Dust Aura or Grenth's Grasp, the answer is obvious but in a dervish build in general? 201.150.70.31 03:25, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

Sundering, nasty damage. PVe wise, I'd go zealous probably tho, deleted my dervish awhile ago so I'm not a expert.--AlariSig.jpg 03:34, 1 March 2008 (UTC)


Single target[edit source]

shouldn't the page be updated to reflect the Tuesday, April 1, 2008 game update? Scythes now hit a single target. 89.80.162.91 06:34, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

Joke update.. N/A --Shadowphoenix 06:35, 13 April 2008 (UTC)
LOL, anon fails@grasping April Fool's jokes. DKS01 10:52, 13 April 2008 (UTC)
The Blackout one got me... Told my avid PvP friend about it and he lost his marbles; he was ready to jump into RA with his Mesmer. King Neoterikos 11:51, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

Warrior/Dervish OPed?[edit source]

Well, Warrior's have a handy little attack called Power Attack. If it has an AoE effect, and it hits for +34 damage to all 3 foes, wouldn't that be overpowered? 76.232.48.94 06:23, 25 October 2008 (UTC)

Lower Scythe mastery means you will crit less, and Scythe without crits is sad damage. Eremite's Attack/Mystic Sweep hits faster and deals nearly same damage. Reaper's Sweep deals even more and can cause Deep Wound. Strength adds some AP, but it's not a huge damage increase. Dervish has better energy management than Warrior, unless you took Warrior's Endurance. But then you can't take the godly Wounding Strike. All Adrenaline would go to Flail and Body Blow, which is sort of a waste. Entropy Sig.jpg (T/C) 19:53, 25 October 2008 (UTC)
W/Ds deal great amounts of damage. Strength AP differs a lot when you use an attack skill every swing. If you use a W/D without Warrior's Endurance you're doing it wrong anyhow :P Flail is kinda bad; you want to be able to hit something, not let it walk away from you. Flail is for Hammers (KD looockkk), Frenzy for Sword, Scythe and Axe :) Or take Rush for perma-IMS and screw IAS; That's what Mystic Sweep and Eremite's Attack are for! See below for an example bar. --- Ohaider!-- (s)talkpage 20:04, 25 October 2008 (UTC)
Warrior's Endurance.jpg Frenzy.jpg Rush.jpg Mystic Sweep.jpg Eremite's Attack.jpg Power Attack.jpg Resurrection Signet.jpg Optional.jpg
WTB deep wound. Frenzy is gud IAS if you know how to use it properly, but few in PvE do. Flail + Rush usually means target isn't getting away from you. Or use Bull's Strike, Hero seem to be good at using that. Entropy Sig.jpg (T/C) 20:43, 25 October 2008 (UTC)
You could use Pious Assault --Gimmethegepgun 00:50, 26 October 2008 (UTC)
10e, needs an enchantment Entropy Sig.jpg (T/C) 03:09, 26 October 2008 (UTC)
Does it? I don't think so... King Neoterikos 03:14, 26 October 2008 (UTC)
I've always found Flail works fine with a Crippling Slash build, but otherwise yeah- run away from the slow wammo. Has great synergy with Dolyak Signet. Felix Omni Signature.png 03:21, 26 October 2008 (UTC)
I don't know why I keep thinking Pious Assault needs an enchantment. I guess I am still used to the old version. Whatever. Back to the original topic, scythes in general are probably overpowered, and a Warrior no more so than a Dervish or Sin. Entropy Sig.jpg (T/C) 03:27, 26 October 2008 (UTC)
Sins that much more for PvE: Critical Agility is a permanent 33% IAS, with an armor bonus to boot! Along with Vow of Strength and Aura of Holy Might, your damage output goes straight into the 80+ DPS, whereas 40 DPS is good/great for PvP. --- Ohaider!-- (s)talkpage 10:36, 26 October 2008 (UTC)
I think we are talking about PvP mostly, since in PvE monsters are too dumb to walk away from Flail. Introducing the PvE skills destroys balance automatically, everyone knows that. Entropy Sig.jpg (T/C) 10:53, 26 October 2008 (UTC)
A/Ds aren't that strong anymore in PvP. D/E with Conjure for lols. --- Ohaider!-- (s)talkpage 10:57, 26 October 2008 (UTC)
Sooner or later Conjures are getting a PvE/PvP split. PvP will probably make it not ignore armor, or make 60 second recharge, I dunno. Anyway, you haven't seen the D/A Mystic Ninja build yet:
Heart of Fury.jpg Aura of Displacement.jpg Zealous Sweep.jpg Lyssa's Assault.jpg Radiant Scythe.jpg Victorious Sweep.jpg Twin Moon Sweep.jpg Faithful Intervention.jpg
Is lots of fun, and such a glass cannon. Entropy Sig.jpg (T/C) 11:08, 26 October 2008 (UTC)


Wounding Strike.jpg Mystic Sweep.jpg Lyssa's Assault.jpg Mystic Vigor.jpg Conjure Lightning.jpg Storm Djinn's Haste.jpg Faithful Intervention.jpg Optional.jpg
LolPvP. Running away assures >100 damage per hit if you're bad, and standing still is painful for the blue bar :P Or take Apply Poison at ~8 spec for a load pf pressure in RA. --- Ohaider!-- (s)talkpage 11:23, 26 October 2008 (UTC)

There is NO unique vampiric scythe of enchanting[edit source]

Example: 3 endgame props scythe, zealous, sundering and vampirirc and only the vampiric has +30 health! WHY!!!82.73.139.17 14:47, October 11, 2009 (UTC)

Changes to Scythe[edit source]

The attack speed and critical hit damage have all been changed. MOstling333 18:11, 4 March 2011 (UTC)