The Grin Reaper


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The Grin Reaper.

The Grin Reaper is a legendary voodoo mask that can be found in Diablo 3 and Reaper of Souls. This item can only be equipped by the Witch Doctor, and will only very rarely drop for any other class.

The Smart Drop system ensures that voodoo masks will usually roll with Intelligence, or at least never roll with Strength or Dexterity. Any bonus skill damage will be tuned to Witch Doctor skills as well.

The Grin Reaper properties[edit]

This item has a powerful legendary affix that creates duplicates of the Witch Doctor. These duplicates can cast many spells and deal identical damage to the WD himself. See the FAQ below for more details.

  • All stats listed in the database scale up to the level of this item when dropped.
  • See the sample screenshots below to see how this belt will roll at level 70.

The Grin Reaper: Legendary voodoo mask

  • Minimum Item Level: 50
  • Armor: 255–284

Primary Affixes:

  • +240–269 Intelligence
  • Reduces cooldown of all skills by 4.0–7.0%.
  • Empty Socket
  • +1 random primary affix

Secondary Affixes:

  • +1 random secondary affix
  • Legendary Affix: Chance to summon horrific Mimics when attacking.

Death wears many faces

Salvages into:

Grin Reaper FAQ[edit]

The tooltip tells very little about the function of this item, so a fan contributed a useful FAQ. Info current as of June 2014, Patch 2.0.5.[1]

Q: How much damage do the mimics do?

They do 100% of the WD's damage. This includes buffs (PtV, BBV, GF) and debuffs (MC, Piranhas), +% elite, +% elemental. One exception: +% skill does not transfer to the mimics (so don't bother with the likes of +% Spiders)

Q: Whats the deal with DoTs?
The Grin Reaper Mimics do not have any of the hard caps on the WD dot's. This means you can have as many Spider Queens, Lob Blobs, Pyrogists, and Phantasm as the Mimics can cast.

Exception: each mimic will only have one Manitou and it will go away when the mimic goes away.

Q: Do the Mimics benefit from Attack Speed?
Not sure, if someone can run some tests would greatly appreciate :)

Q: Can the mimics cast any attack?
They will not cast any of the following attacks -

Q: How are the mimics summoned, what is the best way to have them always up?
Mimics have a chance to be summoned per cast, this means the Fire Bats are the best, Rain of Toads is second best and everything else is pretty much the same. More attack speed helps!

Yes, you have to attack to summon.

Q: Can the Mimics Proc Crowd Control?
Yes, they can proc CC from the following attacks -

Q: Can they proc debuffs?
They can proc damage debuff from the following attacks, multiple casts will stack for Mass Confusion and Piranhas. That means you can have three MC and three Piranhas stacked at the same time for a nice big multiplier.

Q: Can they proc buffs?
No, They can cast Horrify and Soul Harvest but the WD will not get the Armor or Intel boost. They will also not buff mana regen or life per second.

Q: Can they proc effects from weapon and items?

Q: Do passives transfer to the Mimics?
No, Passives such as Vision Quest, FS, Creeping Death and Bad Medicine do not transfer to the Mimics.

Q: What's the deal with Fire Bats?
Mimics seem to be able to cast Fire Bats but they will not deal any damage. Maybe a bug?

Item Examples[edit]

Several examples of this item can be seen below. View more samples of the The Grin Reaper via DiabloNut's armory.




  1. Mimic FAQ - Forums, May 2014