The arcanite reaper was long the mark of a true warrior in Azeroth. Having one crafted was like a rite of passage.[1]

Arcanite Reaper is a two-handed axe.


This item is created with Blacksmithing (300); taught by  [Plans: Arcanite Reaper].

Materials required:
Inv misc stonetablet 05.png 20x [Arcanite Bar] Inv misc rune 05.png 6x [Enchanted Leather]
Inv stone grindingstone 05.png 2x [Dense Grinding Stone]


  • One of the most well known warriors to have used an Arcanite Reaper is High Overlord Varok Saurfang.
  • The weapon remains something of an endearing symbol for veteran warriors since, due to weapon mechanics at the time, the axe's incredible attack speed made attacks such as [Mortal Strike] incredibly powerful. This led to the warrior class becoming, at level 60, much more adept at PvP. This is something that many warriors had been hoping for since release and the "awesome changes" in the beta and reversed the feeling by many that warriors had been left at the bottom of the PvP food chain. Soon after the Arcanite Reaper's popularization, many servers' low warrior-population reportedly surged. Before Windfury was nerfed and two handed weapon mechanics rebalanced, shamans were occasionally able to "one-shot" equal level players with inferior gear by utilizing the Arcanite Reaper and [Windfury Weapon] proc.
  • Arcanite Reaper gained additional fame from the machinima movie, "Zinwrath: The Movie", where the famous saying "ARCANITE REAPER HOOOOOOOOOOO" originated, and gained further recognition from the machinima movie "Illegal Danish: Super Snacks".
  • The Arcanite Reaper is also the favored weapon of the warlock felguard minion.
  • The Arcanite Reaper appears as a basic weapon for the Warrior class in Hearthstone. The flavor text reads: "No... actually you should fear the Reaper."


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