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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 4Throws 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
Deals (16-1447) to (22-2026) Physical Damage
Locks enemy in place
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
Level: 5
Purchase Costs
Normal1x Scroll of Wisdom
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment

Bear Trap skill screenshot.jpg

Bear Trap is a cast throwing a trap that immobilises and deals physical secondary 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. This immobilization is not considered a stun, and will not interact with modifiers that affect stuns.[4]

Gem level progression

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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
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Unique items

There are unique items that grant the Bear Trap skill:

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Bear Trap

NameFor 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.Stats
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.