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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%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 135%
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 (18-466) to (54-1399) Lightning Damage
Trap lasts 4 seconds
Fires 8 additional Projectiles
Base duration is 4 seconds
Shocked Ground causes 15% increased Damage taken
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 (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.
    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.
112142118 to 5400
215172523 to 6815,24915,249
319213030 to 9041,51756,766
423243539 to 11781,983138,749
527284150 to 151147,968286,717
631324664 to 191250,557537,274
735365180 to 240405,086942,360
838385595 to 284447,7181,390,078
9414159111 to 334615,3182,005,396
10444463131 to 392834,6392,840,035
11474767153 to 4581,570,7604,410,795
12504971178 to 5331,633,9876,044,782
13535275207 to 6202,151,0308,195,812
14565579240 to 7192,812,18911,008,001
15595883277 to 8325,099,36016,107,361
16626087320 to 9619,400,73125,508,092
17646290352 to 105615,273,36640,781,458
18666492387 to 116126,286,58267,068,040
19686695425 to 127562,890,590129,958,630
20706898466 to 1399212,046,017342,004,647
217270100512 to 1535N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A561 to 1682N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A614 to 1843N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A673 to 2018N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A736 to 2209N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A805 to 2416N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A880 to 2641N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A962 to 2886N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A1051 to 3153N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A1147 to 3442N/AN/A
3191N/AN/A1199 to 3596N/AN/A
3292N/AN/A1252 to 3757N/AN/A
3393N/AN/A1308 to 3924N/AN/A
3494N/AN/A1366 to 4099N/AN/A
3595N/AN/A1427 to 4281N/AN/A
3696N/AN/A1490 to 4470N/AN/A
3797N/AN/A1556 to 4668N/AN/A
3898N/AN/A1625 to 4874N/AN/A
3999N/AN/A1696 to 5088N/AN/A
40100N/AN/A1770 to 5311N/AN/A

Item acquisition
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Upgrade paths

This item can be acquired through the following upgrade paths or vendor recipes:

AmountIngredientGeneral
Notes
Type
9Volatile PowerVolatile Power9Superior Vaal Gem
Quality: +20%
Corrupted
Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it.
random corrupted superior Vaal gem (Q20)Automatic
6The FoxThe Fox6Level 20 Gem"Masters of wit, strength and cunning. To survive the harsh winters, you must be like the fox."
- Ezomyte Proverb
random level 20 gemAutomatic
13The CataclysmThe Cataclysm13Level 21 Spell Gem
Corrupted
The mighty warriors traded in blows, the nimble archers in arrows, yet it was the brazen thaumaturgists who would bring catastrophe to all.
random corrupted level 21 Spell gemAutomatic
3Gemcutter's PromiseGemcutter's Promise3Superior Gem
Quality: +20%
"I swore to use my position to help the people. What good is power when it just accumulates on the already-powerful?" - Erasmus, Imperial Gemcutter
random superior gem (Q20)Automatic

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.