The Shinigami's Scythe is a Hardmode scythe. It is swung like a sword, but only the blade itself does damage on contact with enemies; if the enemy is too close, the scythe will not be able to deal any damage.
The scythe's alternate fire shoots a wave of energy. On contact with an enemy, it releases Wandering Spirits, which will begin to move upwards. While normal enemies may release one or two spirits, bosses release between three and five of them. On collecting a spirit, the player will be healed for 5 health. The alternate fire has a cooldown time of 8 seconds.