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Lightning Trap

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Lightning TrapProjectile, Trap, Spell, Duration, Lightning
Mana Cost: (8 to 24)
Can store 3 use(s)
Cooldown Time: 2.00 sec
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 90%
Projectile Speed: 960
Requires Level 12Throws a trap that launches a ring of projectiles through the enemy that set it off, dealing lightning damage to them and subsequent targets.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Trap Throwing Speed
Deals (3-52) to (62-979) Lightning Damage
Trap lasts 16 seconds
8 additional Projectiles
20% chance to Shock enemies
Throws a Trap which uses this Skill when Triggered
(0-19)% increased Effect of Shock
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Lightning Trap skill icon.pngLightning Trap inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 12
Purchase Costs
Normal1x Orb of Transmutation
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment

Lightning Trap skill screenshot.jpg

Lightning Trap launches a ring of projectiles through the enemy that set it off, dealing lightning damage to them and subsequent targets.

Skill Functions and Interactions

  • Cast speed: Modifiers to Cast speed do not affect Lightning Trap since it is the trap, not the player, that is casting the spell.
  • Pierce: Lightning trap does not pierce by default, but it can do so if player has pierce chance from items/passives or it is linked with Pierce SupportPierce SupportSupport, Projectile
    Icon: p
    Mana Multiplier: 110%
    Supports projectile skills.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Projectile Damage
    Projectiles from Supported Skills Pierce (2-4) additional Targets
    Supported Skills deal (0-19)% more Projectile Damage
    This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
    gem.
  • Chain: Lightning trap can chain if linked with Chain SupportChain SupportSupport, Chaining, Projectile
    Icon: c
    Mana Multiplier: 150%
    Requires Level 38Supports projectile skills, and any other skills that chain.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills have 1% increased Projectile Speed
    Supported Skills Chain +2 times
    Supported Skills deal (50-31)% less Damage with Hits
    This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
    gem. Chained projectiles can miss the targets if they are moving too quickly.
  • Projectile Speed: Modifiers to Projectile Speed from passives or things like Faster Projectiles SupportFaster Projectiles SupportSupport, Projectile
    Icon: j
    Mana Multiplier: 110%
    Requires Level 31Supports projectile skills.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Attack Speed
    Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Cast Speed
    Supported Skills have (50-69)% increased Projectile Speed
    Supported Skills deal (20-29)% increased Projectile Damage
    This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
    affect the maximum distance each projectile can travel. Higher projectile speed also makes chained projectiles hit more frequently as they won't fly past moving enemies so often.
  • Curse on Hit: Lightning Trap does not work with Curse on Hit

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.dexterityintelligenceMana
Cost
Lightning
Damage
Exp.Total Exp.
112142183 to 6200
215172594 to 7715,24915,249
3192130105 to 9841,51756,766
4232435107 to 12481,983138,749
5272841118 to 153147,968286,717
63132461210 to 188250,557537,274
73536511312 to 228405,086942,360
83838551414 to 263447,7181,390,078
94141591416 to 301615,3182,005,396
104444631618 to 344834,6392,840,035
114747671721 to 3911,570,7604,410,795
125049711823 to 4441,633,9876,044,782
135352751926 to 5032,151,0308,195,812
145655792030 to 5682,812,18911,008,001
155958832134 to 6405,099,36016,107,361
166260872238 to 7209,400,73125,508,092
176462902241 to 77915,273,36640,781,458
186664922344 to 84126,286,58267,068,040
196866952448 to 90762,890,590129,958,630
207068982452 to 979212,046,017342,004,647
2172701002556 to 1055N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A2660 to 1136N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A2664 to 1223N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A2769 to 1316N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A2774 to 1415N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A2880 to 1521N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A2986 to 1634N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A3092 to 1755N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A3099 to 1884N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A30106 to 2021N/AN/A

Quest reward

This skill is given as quest reward for the following quests:
ClassMarauderTemplarWitchShadowRangerDuelistScion
Quest
The Siren's Cadence
Act 1
no
no
no
yes
no
no
no

Vendor reward

This skill can be bought at the listed npc vendors after completing the following quests:
ClassMarauderTemplarWitchShadowRangerDuelistScion
Quest
The Siren's Cadence
Act 1
Nessa
no
no
yes
yes
yes
no
no
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
yes
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth
yes

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Lightning 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)
EnchantmentLightningTrapAdditionalPierce166Lightning Trap pierces 2 additional Targets
EnchantmentLightningTrapAdditionalPierce275Lightning Trap pierces 3 additional Targets
EnchantmentLightningTrapCooldownSpeed16620% increased Lightning Trap Cooldown Recovery Speed
EnchantmentLightningTrapCooldownSpeed27530% increased Lightning Trap Cooldown Recovery Speed
EnchantmentLightningTrapDamage16625% increased Lightning Trap Damage
EnchantmentLightningTrapDamage27540% increased Lightning Trap Damage
EnchantmentLightningTrapPierceChance166
EnchantmentLightningTrapPierceChance275

Version history

Version Changes
2.0.0
  • Damage increased by approximately 80% at all levels.
  • Mana cost reduced at higher levels.
  • Critical Strike Chance increased from 4% to 5%.
1.0.0
  • Damage at high levels has been reduced (around 10% less damage at level 15).
0.11.6
  • Lightning Trap has been added to the game.