Bear Trap

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Bear TrapTrap, Duration, Cast
Mana Cost: (11 to 46)
Can store 3 use(s)
Cooldown Time: 3.00 sec
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 200%
Requires Level 4Drop Restrictions
Level: 4
Throws a trap that damages and immobilises a single enemy.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Physical Damage
Throws a Trap which uses this Skill when Triggered
Trap lasts 16 seconds
Locks enemy in place
Deals (16-1447) to (22-2026) Physical Damage
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Bear Trap skill icon.pngBear Trap inventory icon.png

Bear Trap skill screenshot.jpg

Bear Trap is a cast throwing a trap that immobilises and deals physical damage to a target when triggered.

Skill functions and interactions

  • Duration: The base duration of the immobilization effect is 150ms per % of enemy max life dealt as damage, to a maximum of 1/3 of max life.[2][3] Modifiers to skill duration alter both the lifetime of the trap and the duration of the immobilization.[4]

Gem level progression

Exp.Total Exp.
14161116 to 2200
26201320 to 28841841
39271527 to 383,0993,940
412331735 to 497,43311,373
516412049 to 6922,89534,268
620502267 to 9449,72583,993
724582490 to 12695,714179,707
8286726119 to 167169,595349,302
9327528156 to 218283,759633,061
10368332202 to 282453,9961,087,057
11409235259 to 363703,1281,790,185
124410038331 to 4631,061,2232,851,408
134810939420 to 5872,065,8704,917,278
145211741530 to 7422,507,1107,424,388
155512342630 to 8812,573,7319,998,119
165813043746 to 10457,611,35117,609,470
176113644883 to 123613,437,90831,047,378
1864142451043 to 146025,052,14756,099,525
1967148461230 to 172143,869,43699,968,961
2070155461447 to 2026242,081,178342,050,139
2172159471613 to 2258N/AN/A
2274N/A481795 to 2514N/AN/A
2376N/A491998 to 2797N/AN/A
2478N/A502222 to 3111N/AN/A
2580N/A502470 to 3458N/AN/A
2682N/A512744 to 3842N/AN/A
2784N/A523047 to 4266N/AN/A
2886N/A533382 to 4735N/AN/A
2988N/A543753 to 5254N/AN/A
3090N/A544162 to 5826N/AN/A

Quest reward

This skill is given as quest reward for the following quests:
Breaking Some Eggs
Act 1

Vendor reward

This skill can be bought at the listed npc vendors after completing the following quests:
Breaking Some Eggs
Act 1

Scroll of Wisdom inventory icon.pngScroll of WisdomScroll of WisdomStack Size: 40Drop Restrictions
Level: 1
Identifies an itemRight click this item then left click an unidentified item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
Scroll of Wisdom inventory icon.png

Unique items

There are unique items that grant the Bear Trap skill:

  • Jaws of Agony inventory icon.pngJaws of AgonyJaws of Agony
    Supreme Spiked Shield
    Chance to Block: 24%
    Evasion: 210
    Energy Shield: 62
    Requires Level 70, 85 Dex, 85 IntReflects (221-260) Physical Damage to Melee Attackers
    3% reduced Movement Speed (Hidden)
    (18-28)% increased Trap Damage
    (15-25)% increased Physical Damage
    +(60-80) to maximum Life
    -(18-14) Physical Damage taken from Attacks
    25% chance to gain a Power Charge on Throwing a Trap
    Grants level 20 Bear Trap Skill
    One wrong step triggers destruction.
    Agony slowly dominates the will to live.
    Jaws of Agony inventory icon.png

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Bear Trap:

Name For generated item/monster modifiers the minimum item/monster level respectively. Some generation types may not require this condition to be met, however item level restrictions may be raised to 80% of this value. Effect(s)
EnchantmentBearTrapCooldownSpeed16620% increased Bear Trap Cooldown Recovery Speed
EnchantmentBearTrapCooldownSpeed27530% increased Bear Trap Cooldown Recovery Speed
EnchantmentBearTrapDamage16625% increased Bear Trap Damage
EnchantmentBearTrapDamage27540% increased Bear Trap Damage

Version history

Version Changes
  • Now grants 1% increased physical damage per 1% quality (up from 0.75% per 1% quality).
  • Damage at high levels has been reduced by around 40% at level 15.
  • Bear Trap's damage has been increased at lower levels and reduced at higher levels.
    It has been increased by 15% at level one and reduced by 20% at level 15.
  • The cooldown times of traps (except for Conversion trap and the Trap support gem) have been lowered to four seconds.
    (Bear Trap's cooldown is three seconds)
  • Fixed a server crash that would occur involving Bear Traps.
  • Increased quality's bonus by 50%.
  • From 1% physical damage per quality point to 0.5%.
  • Added a 5% critical strike chance.
  • Increased its mana cost.
  • Increased the effect that support gems have on this skill.
  • Reduced damage at lower levels but increased it at higher levels.
  • Bear Trap was added to the game.


  1. Daniel_GGG (June 11, 2014). "perpetus beartrap question". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved February 10, 2016.
  2. Mark_GGG (April 30, 2013). "<<*Bear Trap*>>". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved April 30, 2013.
  3. Mark_GGG (July 19, 2016). "Mechanical Questions Thread". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved July 19, 2016.
  4. Mark_GGG (May 23, 2013). "beartrap question". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved August 18, 2014.