Lightning Spire Trap

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Lightning Spire TrapTrap, Critical, Spell, Duration, AoE, Lightning
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (13-25) Mana
Cooldown Time: 8.00 sec
Can Store 3 Use(s)
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 85%
Requires Level 28Throws a trap which, once triggered, will repeatedly strike multiple areas around it for a duration, dealing lightning damage.Deals (15-238) to (45-713) Lightning Damage
Trap lasts 4 seconds
Base duration is 3.50 seconds
Strikes every (0.55-0.36) seconds
Modifiers to Trap Throwing Speed also apply to strike Frequency
(100-138)% increased Critical Strike Chance against Shocked Enemies
Strikes 3 Areas

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
Strikes +(0.05-1) Areas
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Drop level: 28
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Item class: Skill Gem
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemLightningTowerTrap

Not to be confused with Lightning Trap.

Lightning Spire Trap is a lightning spell that throws a trap. When activated, the trap spawns a spire that strikes random areas around it for the duration, dealing lightning damage in an area.

Skill functions and interactions

Area of Effect: Area of effect modifiers for Lightning Spire Trap do not increase the overall area of the skill, but rather only scale the radius of the impact sites themselves. Because of this interaction, increased area of effect will increase the amount of overlapping damage zones rather than spread them apart.

If lightning spire trap does not have enough room to land in its maximum range, it will land its hits where it can. Therefore small spaces are more likely to cause all hits to hit the same enemy.

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired DexterityRequired IntelligenceMana
Exp.Total Exp.
12829421315 to 45100%0.55s00
23132461319 to 57102%0.54s199345199345
33435501423 to 70104%0.53s285815485160
43737541629 to 87106%0.52s401344886504
54040581735 to 106108%0.51s5543791440883
64242601741 to 122110%0.50s4774371918320
74444631846 to 139112%0.49s5837862502106
84646661853 to 159114%0.48s7103593212465
94848681960 to 181116%0.47s13555114567976
105049711969 to 206118%0.46s11388775706853
115251741978 to 234120%0.45s13682337075086
125453762089 to 266122%0.44s16383388713424
1356557920100 to 301124%0.43s195664810670072
1458578222114 to 342126%0.42s365518414325256
1560598422129 to 387128%0.41s301732717342583
1662608723146 to 438130%0.40s775999525102578
1764629023165 to 495132%0.39s1513819340240771
1866649224187 to 560134%0.38s2608382566324596
1968669524211 to 632136%0.37s62620247128944843
2070689825238 to 713138%0.36s211708088340652931
21727010025268 to 804140%0.35sN/AN/A
2274N/AN/A26302 to 907142%0.34sN/AN/A
2376N/AN/A26340 to 1021144%0.34sN/AN/A
2478N/AN/A28383 to 1150146%0.34sN/AN/A
2580N/AN/A28431 to 1294148%0.33sN/AN/A
2682N/AN/A29485 to 1455150%0.33sN/AN/A
2784N/AN/A29545 to 1636152%0.32sN/AN/A
2886N/AN/A30613 to 1838154%0.32sN/AN/A
2988N/AN/A30688 to 2065156%0.31sN/AN/A
3090N/AN/A31773 to 2318158%0.30sN/AN/A
3191N/AN/A32819 to 2456159%0.30sN/AN/A
3292N/AN/A32867 to 2601160%0.30sN/AN/A
3393N/AN/A33918 to 2755161%0.30sN/AN/A
3494N/AN/A33973 to 2918162%0.29sN/AN/A
3595N/AN/A341030 to 3090163%0.29sN/AN/A
3696N/AN/A351091 to 3272164%0.29sN/AN/A
3797N/AN/A351155 to 3465165%0.29sN/AN/A
3898N/AN/A361223 to 3668166%0.28sN/AN/A
3999N/AN/A361295 to 3884167%0.28sN/AN/A
40100N/AN/A371370 to 4111168%0.28sN/AN/A

Gem quality

TypeAdditional Effects per 1-20% QualityWeight
SuperiorStrikes +(0.05-1) Areas1

Item acquisition

Lightning Spire Trap can drop anywhere.


Lightning Spire Trap can be created from the following recipes:

7Deathly DesignsDeathly Designs7Level 21 Trap Gem
Quality: +23%
"The Karui was correct; there is virtue in honouring my ancestors."
Random corrupted level 21 Trap gem with 23% qualityA
13The CataclysmThe Cataclysm13Level 21 Spell Gem
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 gemA
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 gemA
3Gemcutter's PromiseGemcutter's Promise3Gem
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 gem with 20% qualityA
1Gemcutter's IncubatorGemcutter's IncubatorStack Size: 10Adds an incubated Quality Gem item to an equippable item
Item drops after killing {0} monsters
Right click this item then left click an item to apply it. The Incubated item drops after killing a specific number of monsters.
Random gem with 1–20% qualityA
1The VoidThe Void1Reach into the Void and claim your prize.Random divination card set exchangeA

Quest reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Sever the Right Hand
Act 3

Vendor reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Sever the Right Hand
Act 3
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Lightning Spire Trap.

Note that helmet enchantments are no longer obtainable since version 3.23.0 and can only be obtained in permanent leagues as already enchanted items from before this patch.

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.LabyrinthStatsSpawn Weighting
Enchantment Lightning Tower Trap Additional Beams 175Eternal LabyrinthLightning Spire Trap strikes an additional areahelmet 60
Enchantment Lightning Tower Trap Throwing Speed 166Merciless Labyrinth8% increased Lightning Spire Trap Throwing Speedhelmet 60
Enchantment Lightning Tower Trap Throwing Speed 275Eternal Labyrinth12% increased Lightning Spire Trap Throwing Speedhelmet 60
Enchantment Lightning Tower Trap Cooldown Speed 166Merciless LabyrinthLightning Spire Trap has 10% increased Cooldown Recovery Ratehelmet 60
Enchantment Lightning Tower Trap Cooldown Speed 275Eternal LabyrinthLightning Spire Trap has 15% increased Cooldown Recovery Ratehelmet 60
Enchantment Lightning Tower Trap Damage 166Merciless LabyrinthLightning Spire Trap deals 25% increased Damagehelmet 60
Enchantment Lightning Tower Trap Damage 275Eternal LabyrinthLightning Spire Trap deals 40% increased Damagehelmet 60
Enchantment Lightning Tower Trap Duration 166Merciless LabyrinthLightning Spire Trap has 20% increased Skill Effect Durationhelmet 60
Enchantment Lightning Tower Trap Duration 275Eternal LabyrinthLightning Spire Trap has 30% increased Skill Effect Durationhelmet 60

Alternate skill effects

Lightning Spire Trap has the following alternate skill effects:

Automaton Lightning Spire EffectAutomaton Lightning Spire EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Lightning Spire Trap becomes an Automaton Effect.Your Lightning Spire Trap becomes an Automaton Effect.

Version history

Version Changes
  • Quality now causes the skill to Strike +0-1 additional Area, instead of providing 0-20% chance to Shock enemies.
  • Lightning Spire Trap now deals 15 to 45 Lightning Damage at gem level 1 (previously 15 to 46), up to 238 to 713 Lightning Damage at gem level 20 (previously 207 to 622).
  • Now has 85% effectiveness of Added Damage (previously 75%).
  • Now deals 15 to 46 Lightning Damage at gem level 1 (previously 12 to 36), up to 207 to 622 at gem level 20 (previously 166 to 497).
  • Strike frequency now scales with Increases and Reductions to Trap Throwing Speed instead of Cast Speed.
  • Now has an added Damage effectiveness of 60% (from 70%).
  • Now deals 12 to 26 Lightning Damage at gem level 1 (from 14 to 43), up to 166 to 497 at gem level 20 (from 195 to 585).
  • Now strikes every 0.55 seconds at gem level 1, up to 0.36 seconds at gem level 20 (from 0.3 seconds at all gem levels).
  • Now deals 14 to 43 Lightning damage at gem level 1 (from 17 to 51) and 195 to 585 Lightning damage at gem level 20 (from 217 to 652).
  • Now has an added damage effectiveness of 70% (from 85%).
  • Lightning Spire Trap has been added to the game.


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