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The Reaper
Associated With
Heroes Necrophos minimap icon.png Necrophos
Places Underscape
Artifacts Book of the Dead
What the white bird sows, the raven shall reap.
The relationship between life and its Reaper in a nutshell

The Reaper is a deathly entity in the lore of Dota 2.


This mysterious hooded figure has its origins in the afterlife beyond the veil of death. Like the other emblematic powers of the Underscape, the Reaper ushers the dead into their own eternal domain with a swing of its scythe. Depictions of this entity in various art are consistent with its signature hooded cloak and its massive scythe, but the Book of the Dead shows the Reaper having angelic wings.

Like a certain corrupted monk, the Reaper relies on plague and pestilence as its tools for harvesting souls.[1]



Necrophos minimap icon.png Necrophos's strong connection to death and decay grants him abilities from the Reaper itself. He can summon the Reaper's Scythe to cull the living with just a single strike. On the other hand, the dark Reaper follows Necrophos' path with anticipation, its work being left in the wake of the plague mage who is always ready to summon this dark entity.[2]



  1. Scythe of Pestilence description.
  2. Sullen Harvest description.