Shiren 1 DS:Death Reaper Family

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This Death Reaper Family page is about the Ninendo DS release. For the Super Famicom release, see Shiren 1 SFC:Minion of Death Family.
For all Death Reaper Family pages across the wiki, see Shiren:Death Reaper Family.

Death Reaper
死の使い
Shiren 1 DS - Death Reaper sprite.png
Information
Meat Cost 2,000
Meat Value 200
Schubell Family Summon Yes
Stats
HP 23
Attack 15
Defense 5
Speed Double
Experience 23

Hell Reaper
地獄の死者
Shiren 1 DS - Hell Reaper sprite.png
Information
Meat Cost 3,000
Meat Value 300
Schubell Family Summon Yes
Baby Tengu Family masquerade Yes
Stats
HP 45
Attack 16
Defense 7
Speed Double, double attack
Experience 130

Death Angel
死神
Shiren 1 DS - Death Angel sprite.png
Information
Meat Cost 4,000
Meat Value 400
Schubell Family Summon Yes
Baby Tengu Family masquerade Yes
Stats
HP 65
Attack 28
Defense 9
Speed Double, double attack
Experience 700

Death Master
冥王
Shiren 1 DS - Death Master sprite.png
Information
Meat Cost 5,000
Meat Value 500
Schubell Family Summon Yes
Baby Tengu Family masquerade Yes
Stats
HP 77
Attack 54
Defense 15
Speed Double, double attack
Experience 3,000

The Death Reaper monster family (Japanese: 死の使い系, Shinotsukai Kei) consists of:

  1. Death Reaper (Japanese: 死の使い, Shinotsukai)
  2. Hell Reaper (Japanese: 地獄の死者, Jigoku no Shisha)
  3. Death Angel (Japanese: 死神, Shinigami)
  4. Death Master (Japanese: 冥王, Meiō)

Death Reapers resemble robed figures which lack legs but have a ghost-like tail forming from their cloak, while they float slightly in the air. From what can be seen of their hooded faces, they bear a devious grin and are thin, bony monsters. Characteristic of grim reapers, these monsters always wield a tall scythe in their hands.

The color of the monster's cloak, facial flesh as well as a secondary flesh color for the arms, and scythe pole depend on its level:

  • 1 - olive green, grey, indigo, light brown
  • 2 - sky blue, grey, grey, light brown
  • 3 - red, grey, light green, light brown
  • 4 - purple, violet, orange, yellow

As with many other monster families, the level 4 monster's color scheme differs from levels 1 - 3. The monster's flesh and scythe blade shading, which was grey in levels 1 - 3 is now a light purple, and its scythe pole, instead of light brown, is now yellow. Perhaps to give the impression that the level 4 form is in a completely different league of power than the previous 3.

When attacking, these monsters first pull back, then move forward slashing their target with their scythe.

Monster Ability[edit | edit source]

As Floating-type Monsters, Death Reaper Family Monsters are normally immune to Traps without having read a Super Trap Scroll. Because they are flying, they can move over water and chasms.

Level 1: Death Reapers can move at Double Speed, however, they cannot attack twice in one turn. The options for their turn are:

  • 1 attacking turn - if already next to their target.
  • 1 movement turn and 1 attacking turn - to pursue and attack their target.

Levels 2-4: monsters move at double speed and can attack twice per turn.

In one of Shiren's normal Speed turns, a level 2 - 4 Death Reaper Family Monster has 3 options for turn:

  • 2 movement turns - to move towards their target.
  • 1 movement turn and 1 attacking turn - to pursue and attack their target.
  • 2 attacking turns - if already next to their target.

Levels 3 - 4: Death Angels and Death Masters can also move through solid walls.

Effect when Sealed[edit | edit source]

When inflicted with the Sealed Status, Death Reaper Family Monsters can no longer fly over water or chasms, but will still be immune to Traps, and will move and attack at normal speed. Death Angels and Death Masters can no longer move through walls.

Adventure Log Entires[edit | edit source]

Adventure Log #48 requires the player to have 'Suffocated in a wall'

Reverting from a level 3 - 4 Death Reaper Monster back to Shiren while inside a wall will cause suffocation, where 10 HP is lost each turn. Unless a Pickaxe or Weapon with such Seal is available, and if not for obtaining the log, intentionally doing this is not advised.

Combat Strategy[edit | edit source]

Death Reaper Family Monsters are quite strong, and this trait is made more troublesome because as they also move at double speed. In order to achieve the first hit on this type of monster, ensure that there is 2 squares between the Death Reaper and Shiren, if not move accordingly so that there is; The monster will use both their turns to approach Shiren, giving the player the first turn in close combat.

Because of this, trying to run away from a Death Reaper can be ineffective as they can easily catch up and kill Shiren. If fighting is not viable, and the player does not have any spare healing items to throw, there are some options for minimizing the threat:

Moving through walls as a Pacorepkin Family may not be a viable escape solution, as on floors with Death Reaper monsters levels 3 - 4, Monster-Shiren may be ambushed by the faster, Death Angels and Death Masters.

Alternatively, they can be transformed into a more easily defeated form by successfully throwing Monster Meat, though this can miss and cannot be thrown at monsters inside walls, therefore should not be relied on at close distances.

Monster Type[edit | edit source]

Death Reaper Family Monsters are Ghost-Type and Floating-Type, meaning that they will take 200% damage from an attack with a weapon with a Shiren 1 DS Weapon Seal Ghost.png seal from a Sickle Slayer, or a Shiren 1 DS Weapon Seal Air.png seal from an Air Slayer. Additionally, a weapon with both of these seals will deal 400% damage to a Death Reaper.

As a Ghost-type Monster, Death Reapers will also take damage from healing items when hit by them.

Meat Strategy[edit | edit source]

All Death Reaper levels can move over water and chasms.

(Actual Death Reapers (level 1) cannot attack twice per turn, but Shiren is able to when transformed as a Death Reaper.)
Levels 1 - 2: As a Death Reaper or a Hell Reaper, Shiren can move and attack at double speed, making them a good medium for fighting, or quickly escaping to the stairs.

Levels 3 - 4: As well as moving and attacking at double speed, Death Angels and Death Masters can also move through walls. Being invulnerable to most monsters while inside a wall makes for a very efficient means of escaping a floor full of powerful enemies or Thievery, as well as a way of slowly defeating entities while staying unharmed.

Caution[edit | edit source]

Reverting inside of a wall will cause suffocation, where Shiren will lose 10 HP each turn until freed.

Monster Meat Description[edit | edit source]

  1. Death Reaper meat: Eat this to change into a Death Reaper. Able to move at double speed.
  2. Hell Reaper meat: Eat this to change into a Hell Reaper. Able to move at double speed.
  3. Death Angel meat: Eat this to change into a Death Angel. Able to move at double speed and move through walls.
  4. Death Master meat: Eat this to change into a Death Master. Able to move at double speed and move through walls.
  • Double Speed - Your movements become faster, allowing you to move 2 times in 1 turn. The effect will continue until you return to your original form.

Spawn Locations[edit | edit source]

Monster Name Locations Road to the Hamlet Table Mountain Tainted Path Ceremonial Cave Ravine of the Dead Kitchen God Scroll Cave Final Puzzle
Death Reaper Floor(s) 8 - 10 7 - 9 7 - 9 8 - 9
Hell Reaper 16 - 19 15 - 17 16 - 20
Death Angel 26 - 29 16 - 20 8 - 11 25 - 30 26 - 30
Death Master 61 - 66 26 - 35 61 - 70 61 - 70 51 - 65

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • As the name suggests, Death Reapers are meant to resemble the Grim Reaper.

See Also[edit | edit source]

Super Famicom
Boss-Type Shiren 1 SFC - Mashoku Bug.gif
Mashoku Bug
Cyclops-Type Shiren 1 SFC - Iron-Head.png Iron-Head Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Peetan.png Peetan Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Gaze.png Gaze Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Absorber Larva.png Absorber Larva Family
Dragon-Type Shiren 1 SFC - Dragon.png Dragon Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Impasse Dragon.png Impasse Dragon Family
Drain-Type Shiren 1 SFC - Absorber Larva.png Absorber Larva Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Wriggling Honey.png Wriggling Honey Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Spinning Polygon.png Spinning Polygon Family
Ghost-Type Shiren 1 SFC - Wood Armor.png Wood Armor Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Ether Devil.png Ether Devil Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Ghost Musha.png Ghost Musha Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Pumkorepkin.png Pumkorepkin Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Monster Daikon.png Monster Daikon Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Minion of Death.png Minion of Death Family
Normal-Type Shiren 1 SFC - Soldier Ant.png Soldier Ant Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Field Raider.png Field Raider Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Shoebell.png Shoebell Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Norojo.png Norojo Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Dremlas.png Dremlas Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Kimen-Musha.png Kimen-Musha Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Healer Rabbit.png Healer Rabbit Family  • 
Shiren 1 SFC - Gyazar.png Gyazar Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Knife Gator.png Knife Gator Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Face-First Warrior.png Face-First Warrior Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Chicken.png Chicken Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Mist Hermit.png Mist Hermit Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Flame Priest.png Flame Priest Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Kigni Tribe.png Kigni Tribe Family  • 
Shiren 1 SFC - Mamul.png Mamul Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Nduba.png Nduba Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Dark Owl.png Dark Owl Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Debuta.png Debuta Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Monster Nigiri Beast.png Monster Nigiri Beast Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Bean Bandit.png Bean Bandit Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Karakuroid.png Karakuroid Family  • 
Shiren 1 SFC - Skeleton Mage.png Skeleton Mage Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Midoro.png Midoro Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Haboon.png Haboon Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Bowya.png Bowya Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Old Man Tank.png Old Man Tank Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Tauros.png Tauros Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Kid Tengu.png Kid Tengu Family
Shop-Based-Type Guard Dog  •  Sheriff  •  Shopkeeper
Thief-Type Shiren 1 SFC - Gamara.png Gamara Family  •  Shiren 1 SFC - Theftodo.png Theftodo Family
Nintendo DS
Boss-Type Shiren 1 DS - King of the Kigny sprite.png King of the Kigny  •  Shiren 1 DS - Tainted Insect sprite.png Tainted Insect  •  Shiren 1 DS - Tainted Queen sprite.png Tainted Queen  •  Tainted Soldier.png Tainted Soldier
Curse-Type Curse Girl.png Curse Girl Family
Cyclops-Type Egg Thing.png Egg Thing Family  •  Gaze.png Gaze Family  •  Ironhead.png Ironhead Family  •  Leech Worm.png Leech Worm Family  •  Spike Bomb.png Spike Bomb Family
Dragon-Type Dragon.png Dragon Family  •  Firepuff.png Firepuff Family  •  Floor Dragon.png Floor Dragon Family
Drain-Type Leech Worm.png Leech Worm Family  •  Polygon Spin.png Polygon Spin Family  •  Twisty Hani.png Twisty Hani Family
Exploding-Type Popster Tank.png Popster Tank Family  •  Spike Bomb.png Spike Bomb Family
Floating-Type Air Devil.png Air Devil Family  •  Death Reaper.png Death Reaper Family  •  Dragon.png Dragon Family  •  Firepuff.png Firepuff Family  •  Flying Fowl.png Flying Fowl Family  •  Pacorepkin.png Pacorepkin Family
Ghost-Type Air Devil.png Air Devil Family  •  Cell Armor.png Cell Armor Family  •  Dead Soldier.png Dead Soldier Family  •  Death Reaper.png Death Reaper Family  •  Pacorepkin.png Pacorepkin Family  •  Skull Mage.png Skull Mage Family
Hypnotic-Type Gaze.png Gaze Family
Normal-Type Soldier Ant.png Soldier_Ant Family  •  Baby Tengu.png Baby Tengu Family  •  Bowboy.png Bowboy Family  •  Chintala.png Chintala Family  •  Dark Eye.png Dark Eye Family  •  Dark Owl.png Dark Owl Family  •  Dremlas.png Dremlas Family  •  Evil Soldier.png Evil Soldier Family  •  Field Bandit.png Field Bandit Family  •  Fluffy Bunny.png Fluffy Bunny Family  •  Gather.png Gather Family  •  Half Warrior.png Half Warrior Family  •  Hen.png Hen Family  •  Inferno.png Inferno Family  •  Kigny.png Kigny Family  •  Knifegator.png Knifegator Family  • 
Mamel.png Mamel Family  •  Mecharoid.png Mecharoid Family  •  Mini Robber.png Mini Robber Family  •  N'Duba.png N'Duba Family  •  Parthenos.png Parthenos Family  •  Piggy.png Piggy Family  •  Rice Baby.png Rice Baby Family  •  Schubell.png Schubell Family  • 
Snaky.png Snaky Family  •  Taur.png Taur Family  •  Tiger Uho.png Tiger Uho Family
Poison Herb-Type Ghost Radish.png Ghost Radish Family
Rust-Type Green Slime.png Green Slime Family
Shop-Based-Type Guard Dog  •  Sheriff  •  Shopkeeper.png Shopkeeper
Staff Attack-Type Fog Hermit.png Fog Hermit Family  •  Skull Mage.png Skull Mage Family
Thief-Type Pickpocket.png Pickpocket Family  •  Thiefwalrus.png Thiefwalrus Family


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