Reaper thereaping
The Reaping
Life stealing type
20% of damage done restored as HP
Reaper steals health from his enemies as he damages them.
Default Key: (Passive)


20% of the damage done to enemy heroes is given to Reaper as HP. Only damage done is restored, not potential damage done (i.e. If Reaper shoots a hero with 100 HP left and his shot was going to do 140 damage, Reaper will recover 20 HP instead of 28). Damaging barriers, turrets, built objects, etc. will not restore HP, only damaging heroes will. Reaper will recover HP regardless of his method of direct damage, meaning The Reaping works with Hellfire Shotguns, Quick Melee and Death Blossom. If Reaper damages more than one target, The Reaping will not function differently; the amount of HP he will regain will still be based on total damage done.

As it is a healing ability, The Reaping will be blocked by an enemy Biotic Grenade, and will be powered up by a friendly one. While under the effect of a friendly Biotic Grenade, Reaper will recover 30% of damage done rather than 20%.

Damage modifiers will not change the % of damage done restored as HP, but they will change the amount of healing done, as Reaper's damage values will change. For example: with a Nano Boost backing him, Reaper's Hellfire Shotguns will be able to do a maximum of 420 headshot damage (up from 280), which restores 84 HP (up from 56), provided the target has enough HP to take the full amount of damage. Another example, this time with damage resistance: Reaper's maximum bodyshot damage against an armorless Bastion under the effect Ironclad is 112 (down from 140), so he will recover 22.4 HP (down from 28) in that case.

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Patch changesEdit

  • Overwatchemblem black June 20, 2017 Patch: Removed health orbs. Now regains 20% of all damage done to heroes as health.
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