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Lightning TrapTrap, Spell, Projectile, Lightning
Mana Cost: (8-20)
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 135%
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:
1% increased Lightning Damage
0.5% increased Effect of Shock
Deals (18-466) to (54-1399) Lightning Damage
Trap lasts 4 seconds
Fires 8 additional Projectiles
20% chance to Shock enemies
(80-118)% increased Critical Strike Chance against Shocked Enemies
Fires 0 Projectiles in a Nova
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
Miscellaneous
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemLightningTrap

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 (30-11)% 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
CritShockExp.Total Exp.
1121421818 to 5480%N/A00
2151725823 to 6882%1%15,24915,249
3192130930 to 9084%2%41,51756,766
42324351039 to 11786%3%81,983138,749
52728411050 to 15188%4%147,968286,717
63132461164 to 19190%5%250,557537,274
73536511180 to 24092%6%405,086942,360
83838551295 to 28494%7%447,7181,390,078
941415913111 to 33496%8%615,3182,005,396
1044446314131 to 39298%9%834,6392,840,035
1147476714153 to 458100%10%1,570,7604,410,795
1250497115178 to 533102%11%1,633,9876,044,782
1353527516207 to 620104%12%2,151,0308,195,812
1456557916240 to 719106%13%2,812,18911,008,001
1559588317277 to 832108%14%5,099,36016,107,361
1662608718320 to 961110%15%9,400,73125,508,092
1764629018352 to 1056112%16%15,273,36640,781,458
1866649219387 to 1161114%17%26,286,58267,068,040
1968669519425 to 1275116%18%62,890,590129,958,630
2070689820466 to 1399118%19%212,046,017342,004,647
21727010020512 to 1535120%20%N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A21561 to 1682122%21%N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A21614 to 1843124%22%N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A21673 to 2018126%23%N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A22736 to 2209128%24%N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A23805 to 2416130%25%N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A23880 to 2641132%26%N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A23962 to 2886134%27%N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A241051 to 3153136%28%N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A241147 to 3442138%29%N/AN/A
3191N/AN/A261199 to 3596139%29%N/AN/A
3292N/AN/A261252 to 3757140%30%N/AN/A
3393N/AN/A271308 to 3924141%30%N/AN/A
3494N/AN/A271366 to 4099142%31%N/AN/A
3595N/AN/A281427 to 4281143%31%N/AN/A
3696N/AN/A291490 to 4470144%32%N/AN/A
3797N/AN/A291556 to 4668145%32%N/AN/A
3898N/AN/A301625 to 4874146%33%N/AN/A
3999N/AN/A301696 to 5088147%33%N/AN/A
40100N/AN/A311770 to 5311148%34%N/AN/A

Item acquisition
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Quest reward

This item is given as quest reward for the following quests:

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
The Siren's Cadence
Act 1

Vendor reward

This item can be bought at the listed npc vendors after completing the following quests:

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
The Siren's Cadence
Act 1
Nessa
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Lightning 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.StatsSpawn Weighting
Enchantment Lightning Trap Additional Pierce 166Lightning Trap pierces 2 additional Targetshelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Lightning Trap Additional Pierce 275Lightning Trap pierces 3 additional Targetshelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Lightning Trap Damage 16625% increased Lightning Trap Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Lightning Trap Damage 27540% increased Lightning Trap Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Lightning Trap Penetration 166Lightning Trap Damage Penetrates 6% Lightning Resistancehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Lightning Trap Penetration 275Lightning Trap Damage Penetrates 10% Lightning Resistancehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Lightning Trap Shock Effect 16625% increased Lightning Trap Shock Effecthelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Lightning Trap Shock Effect 27540% increased Lightning Trap Shock Effecthelmet 100
default 0

Version history

Version Changes
3.6.0
  • Now deals 18 to 54 Lightning damage at gem level 1 (from 19 to 58) and 466 to 1399 Lightning damage at gem level 20 (from 391 to 1174).
  • Now has an added damage effectiveness of 135% (from 100%).
3.4.0
  • Base damage increased by 40% at all gem levels.
3.3.0
  • No longer has a cooldown.
  • Now deals 14-41 lightning damage at gem level 1 (from 3-62), up to 279-838 at gem level 20 (from 52-979).
  • Now has 1% increased lightning damage per 1% gem quality, and 1% increased effect of shock per 2% gem quality (previously had 1% increased trap throwing speed per 2% gem quality). Incredible value!
  • Now has 80% increased critical strike chance against shocked enemies, growing as the gem levels, up to 118% at gem level 20.
  • Now has a lower mana cost at higher gem levels, up to 20 mana at gem level 20 (from 24).
  • Now has a base critical strike chance of 6% (up from 5%).
  • Now has an added damage effectiveness of 100% (up from 90%).
  • Now fires projectiles with a random rotation, as opposed to targeting an enemy.
3.2.0
  • Base duration lowered to 4 seconds (from 16).Trap will now trigger at the end of its duration.
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.