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Lightning Trap

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Lightning TrapTrap, Spell, Projectile, Lightning
Mana Cost: (8-20)
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
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 (19-391) to (58-1174) Lightning Damage
Trap lasts 4 seconds
Fires 8 additional Projectiles
20% chance to Shock enemies
(80-118)% increased Critical Strike Chance against Shocked 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
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 (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
CritShockExp.Total Exp.
1121421819 to 5880%N/A00
2151725824 to 7282%1%15,24915,249
3192130931 to 9484%2%41,51756,766
42324351040 to 12086%3%81,983138,749
52728411051 to 15288%4%147,968286,717
63132461163 to 18990%5%250,557537,274
73536511178 to 23492%6%405,086942,360
83838551291 to 27394%7%447,7181,390,078
941415913106 to 31796%8%615,3182,005,396
1044446314122 to 36798%9%834,6392,840,035
1147476714141 to 423100%10%1,570,7604,410,795
1250497115162 to 487102%11%1,633,9876,044,782
1353527516186 to 559104%12%2,151,0308,195,812
1456557916213 to 640106%13%2,812,18911,008,001
1559588317244 to 731108%14%5,099,36016,107,361
1662608718278 to 834110%15%9,400,73125,508,092
1764629018303 to 909112%16%15,273,36640,781,458
1866649219330 to 991114%17%26,286,58267,068,040
1968669519360 to 1079116%18%62,890,590129,958,630
2070689820391 to 1174118%19%212,046,017342,004,647
21727010020426 to 1277120%20%N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A21462 to 1387122%21%N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A21502 to 1507124%22%N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A21545 to 1636126%23%N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A22592 to 1775128%24%N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A23642 to 1925130%25%N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A23696 to 2087132%26%N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A23754 to 2262134%27%N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A24816 to 2449136%28%N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A24884 to 2652138%29%N/AN/A
3191N/AN/A26920 to 2759139%29%N/AN/A
3292N/AN/A26957 to 2870140%30%N/AN/A
3393N/AN/A27995 to 2985141%30%N/AN/A
3494N/AN/A271035 to 3104142%31%N/AN/A
3595N/AN/A281076 to 3228143%31%N/AN/A
3696N/AN/A291119 to 3357144%32%N/AN/A
3797N/AN/A291163 to 3490145%32%N/AN/A
3898N/AN/A301209 to 3628146%33%N/AN/A
3999N/AN/A301257 to 3772147%33%N/AN/A
40100N/AN/A311307 to 3921148%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.Stats
EnchantmentLightningTrapAdditionalPierce166Lightning Trap pierces 2 additional Targets
EnchantmentLightningTrapAdditionalPierce275Lightning Trap pierces 3 additional Targets
EnchantmentLightningTrapDamage16625% increased Lightning Trap Damage
EnchantmentLightningTrapDamage27540% increased Lightning Trap Damage
EnchantmentLightningTrapPenetration166Lightning Trap Damage Penetrates 6% Lightning Resistance
EnchantmentLightningTrapPenetration275Lightning Trap Damage Penetrates 10% Lightning Resistance
EnchantmentLightningTrapShockEffect16625% increased Lightning Trap Shock Effect
EnchantmentLightningTrapShockEffect27540% increased Lightning Trap Shock Effect

Version history

Version Changes
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.