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Vaal Lightning Trap

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Vaal Lightning TrapTrap, Vaal, Spell, Projectile, Duration, Lightning
Souls Per Use: 20 (N) /
Can Store 3 Use(s)
Soul Gain Prevention: 6.000 sec
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
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 and leaving a trail of shocking ground.Per 1% Quality:
Shocked Ground causes 0.25% increased Damage taken
Deals (19-391) to (58-1174) Lightning Damage
Trap lasts 4 seconds
Fires 8 additional Projectiles
Base duration is 4 seconds
Shocked Ground causes 15% increased Damage taken
Throws a Trap which uses this Skill when Triggered
Projectiles leave Shocking Ground
Projectiles Pierce all Targets
Modifiers to Skill Effect Duration also apply to this Skill's Soul Gain Prevention
Corrupted
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Vaal Lightning Trap skill icon.pngVaal Lightning Trap inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 12
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
Miscellaneous
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemVaalLightningTrap

Vaal Lightning Trap skill screenshot.jpg

Vaal Lightning Trap is a Vaal skill. It creates a trap that launches a ring of projectiles when triggered. The projectiles pierce through all targets, dealing lightning damage and leaving behind a narrow trail of shocking ground for a duration.

Skill Functions and Interactions

  • Chaining: Since Vaal Lightning Trap's projectiles always pierce, then they cannot chain, so supporting it 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.
    will have no effect.
  • Multiple Traps: When Vaal Lightning Trap is linked with Multiple Traps SupportMultiple Traps SupportSupport, Trap
    Icon: t
    Mana Multiplier: 140%
    Requires Level 8Supports traps skills, making them throw extra traps in a line.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills have 1% increased Trap Trigger Area of Effect
    Supported Skills throw up to 2 additional Traps
    Supported Skills can have up to 3 additional Traps placed at a time
    Supported Skills deal (50-31)% less 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.
    or Cluster Traps SupportCluster Traps SupportTrap, Support
    Icon: L
    Mana Multiplier: 150%
    Requires Level 38Supports traps skills, making them throw extra traps randomly around the targeted location.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Trap Damage
    Supported Skills throw up to 2 additional Traps
    Supported Skills can have up to 5 additional Traps placed at a time
    Supported Skills deal (55-36)% less 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.
    , additional traps are only placed if Vaal Lightning Trap has sufficient souls to do so.
  • Duration: Increased Duration increases both the trap duration and the duration of the shocking ground effect.

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.dexterityintelligenceLightning
Damage
Exp.Total Exp.
112142119 to 5800
215172524 to 7215,24915,249
319213031 to 9441,51756,766
423243540 to 12081,983138,749
527284151 to 152147,968286,717
631324663 to 189250,557537,274
735365178 to 234405,086942,360
838385591 to 273447,7181,390,078
9414159106 to 317615,3182,005,396
10444463122 to 367834,6392,840,035
11474767141 to 4231,570,7604,410,795
12504971162 to 4871,633,9876,044,782
13535275186 to 5592,151,0308,195,812
14565579213 to 6402,812,18911,008,001
15595883244 to 7315,099,36016,107,361
16626087278 to 8349,400,73125,508,092
17646290303 to 90915,273,36640,781,458
18666492330 to 99126,286,58267,068,040
19686695360 to 107962,890,590129,958,630
20706898391 to 1174212,046,017342,004,647
217270100426 to 1277N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A462 to 1387N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A502 to 1507N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A545 to 1636N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A592 to 1775N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A642 to 1925N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A696 to 2087N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A754 to 2262N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A816 to 2449N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A884 to 2652N/AN/A
3191N/AN/A920 to 2759N/AN/A
3292N/AN/A957 to 2870N/AN/A
3393N/AN/A995 to 2985N/AN/A
3494N/AN/A1035 to 3104N/AN/A
3595N/AN/A1076 to 3228N/AN/A
3696N/AN/A1119 to 3357N/AN/A
3797N/AN/A1163 to 3490N/AN/A
3898N/AN/A1209 to 3628N/AN/A
3999N/AN/A1257 to 3772N/AN/A
40100N/AN/A1307 to 3921N/AN/A

Video Demonstration

Version History

Version Changes
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 33%.
  • Projectiles from Vaal Lightning Trap now also have 100% pierce chance.
  • Critical Strike Chance increased from 4% to 5%.
1.1.5
  • Introduced to the game.