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: 75%
Requires Level 28Throws a trap which, once triggered, will repeatedly strike multiple areas around it for a duration, dealing lightning damage. Modifiers to trap throwing speed will affect how frequently it strikes. Has a higher chance to critically strike Shocked enemies.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent1% chance to Shock enemies1% less Skill Effect Duration
3% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate
0.5% chance to Hinder Enemies on Hit, with 30% reduced Movement Speed
Trap lasts 4 seconds
Base duration is 3.5 seconds
Deals (15-207) to (46-622) Lightning Damage
(100-138)% increased Critical Strike Chance against Shocked Enemies
Strikes every (0.55-0.36) seconds
Strikes 3 Areas
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Lightning Spire Trap skill icon.pngLightning Spire Trap inventory icon.png
Drop level: 28
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemLightningTowerTrap

Lightning Spire Trap skill screenshot.jpg

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 46100%0.55s00
23132461319 to 56102%0.54s199345199345
33435501423 to 69104%0.53s285815485160
43737541628 to 84106%0.52s401344886504
54040581734 to 102108%0.51s5543791440883
64242601739 to 116110%0.5s4774371918320
74444631844 to 132112%0.49s5837862502106
84646661850 to 150114%0.48s7103593212465
94848681957 to 170116%0.47s13555114567976
105049711964 to 192118%0.46s11388775706853
115251741972 to 216120%0.45s13682337075086
125453762081 to 244122%0.44s16383388713424
135655792092 to 275124%0.43s195664810670072
1458578222103 to 310126%0.42s365518414325256
1560598422116 to 349128%0.41s301732717342583
1662608723131 to 392130%0.4s775999525102578
1764629023147 to 440132%0.39s1513819340240771
1866649224165 to 494134%0.38s2608382566324596
1968669524185 to 555136%0.37s62620247128944843
2070689825207 to 622138%0.36s211708088340652931
21727010025232 to 696140%0.35sN/AN/A
2274N/AN/A26260 to 780142%0.34sN/AN/A
2376N/AN/A26291 to 872144%0.34sN/AN/A
2478N/AN/A28325 to 976146%0.34sN/AN/A
2580N/AN/A28364 to 1091148%0.33sN/AN/A
2682N/AN/A29406 to 1218150%0.33sN/AN/A
2784N/AN/A29454 to 1361152%0.32sN/AN/A
2886N/AN/A30506 to 1519154%0.32sN/AN/A
2988N/AN/A30565 to 1694156%0.31sN/AN/A
3090N/AN/A31630 to 1890158%0.3sN/AN/A
3191N/AN/A32665 to 1995159%0.3sN/AN/A
3292N/AN/A32702 to 2106160%0.3sN/AN/A
3393N/AN/A33741 to 2224161%0.3sN/AN/A
3494N/AN/A33782 to 2347162%0.29sN/AN/A
3595N/AN/A34826 to 2477163%0.29sN/AN/A
3696N/AN/A35872 to 2615164%0.29sN/AN/A
3797N/AN/A35920 to 2759165%0.29sN/AN/A
3898N/AN/A36971 to 2912166%0.28sN/AN/A
3999N/AN/A361024 to 3072167%0.28sN/AN/A
40100N/AN/A371080 to 3241168%0.28sN/AN/A

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 superior level 21 Trap gem with 23% qualityA
8Dying AnguishDying Anguish8Level 19 Gem
Alternate Quality: +19%
Moribund, he gazed upon the journey taken as blood trickled down his chin. His eye closed on the city ahead that he would never call home.
Random level 19 gem with 19% alternative qualityA
1Gemcutter's IncubatorGemcutter's IncubatorStack Size: 10Adds an incubated Quality Gem item to an equippable item
Item drops after killing {0} monsters
Quality GemRight click this item then left click an item to apply it. The Incubated item drops after killing a specific number of monsters.
Shift click to unstack.
Random superior 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
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
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 superior gem with 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

Threshold jewels

The following threshold jewels augment Lightning Spire Trap:


Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Lightning Spire 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 Tower Trap Additional Beams 175Lightning Spire Trap strikes an additional areahelmet 60
default 0
Enchantment Lightning Tower Trap Throwing Speed 1668% increased Lightning Spire Trap Throwing Speedhelmet 60
default 0
Enchantment Lightning Tower Trap Throwing Speed 27512% increased Lightning Spire Trap Throwing Speedhelmet 60
default 0
Enchantment Lightning Tower Trap Cooldown Speed 166Lightning Spire Trap has 10% increased Cooldown Recovery Ratehelmet 60
default 0
Enchantment Lightning Tower Trap Cooldown Speed 275Lightning Spire Trap has 15% increased Cooldown Recovery Ratehelmet 60
default 0
Enchantment Lightning Tower Trap Damage 166Lightning Spire Trap deals 25% increased Damagehelmet 60
default 0
Enchantment Lightning Tower Trap Damage 275Lightning Spire Trap deals 40% increased Damagehelmet 60
default 0
Enchantment Lightning Tower Trap Duration 166Lightning Spire Trap has 20% increased Skill Effect Durationhelmet 60
default 0
Enchantment Lightning Tower Trap Duration 275Lightning Spire Trap has 30% increased Skill Effect Durationhelmet 60
default 0

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
  • 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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