Lightning Trap

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Lightning TrapTrap, Critical, Spell, Projectile, Lightning
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (8-20) Mana
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 240%
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.Deals (15-659) to (46-1978) Lightning Damage
Trap lasts 4 seconds
Fires Projectiles in a circle
20% chance to Shock enemies
Fires 8 additional Projectiles
(80-118)% increased Critical Strike Chance against Shocked Enemies
(0-19)% increased Effect of Shock

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
1% increased Lightning Damage
0.5% increased Effect of Lightning Ailments
1% increased Projectile SpeedProjectiles have 1% chance to Return to you
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
Drop level: 12
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Metadata
Item class: Skill Gem
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemLightningTrap

Lightning Trap skill screenshot.jpg


For the Vaal-themed counterpart, see Vaal Lightning Trap.

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
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 120%
    Supports projectile skills.Projectiles from Supported Skills Pierce (2-4) additional Targets
    Supported Skills deal (0-19)% more Projectile Damage

    Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills deal 0.5% 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.
    gem.
  • Chain: Lightning trap can chain if linked with Chain SupportChain SupportSupport, Chaining, Projectile
    Icon: c
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 150%
    Requires Level 38Supports projectile skills, and any other skills that chain.Supported Skills Chain +2 times
    Supported Skills deal (30-11)% less Damage with Hits

    Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Chaining range
    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
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 120%
    Requires Level 31Supports projectile skills.Supported Skills have (50-69)% increased Projectile Speed
    Supported Skills deal (20-29)% increased Projectile Damage

    Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Projectile Speed
    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

LevelRequired LevelRequired DexterityRequired IntelligenceMana
Cost
Lightning
Damage
CritShockExp.Total Exp.
1121421815 to 4680%N/A00
2151725820 to 6082%1%1524915249
3192130928 to 8384%2%4151756766
42324351037 to 11186%3%81983138749
52728411049 to 14888%4%147968286717
63132461165 to 19490%5%250557537274
73536511184 to 25392%6%405086942360
838385512102 to 30694%7%4477181390078
941415913123 to 36996%8%6153182005396
1044446314148 to 44498%9%8346392840035
1147476714177 to 532100%10%15707604410795
1250497115212 to 636102%11%16339876044782
1353527516253 to 758104%12%21510308195812
1456557916301 to 902106%13%281218911008001
1559588317357 to 1071108%14%509936016107361
1662608718423 to 1269110%15%940073125508092
1764629018473 to 1419112%16%1527336640781458
1866649219529 to 1586114%17%2628658267068040
1968669519591 to 1772116%18%62890590129958630
2070689820659 to 1978118%19%212046017342004647
21727010020736 to 2207120%20%N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A21820 to 2460122%21%N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A21914 to 2741124%22%N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A211018 to 3053126%23%N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A221133 to 3398128%24%N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A231260 to 3780130%25%N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A231401 to 4203132%26%N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A231557 to 4672134%27%N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A241730 to 5190136%28%N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A241921 to 5764138%29%N/AN/A
3191N/AN/A262024 to 6073139%29%N/AN/A
3292N/AN/A262133 to 6399140%30%N/AN/A
3393N/AN/A272247 to 6741141%30%N/AN/A
3494N/AN/A272367 to 7100142%31%N/AN/A
3595N/AN/A282493 to 7478143%31%N/AN/A
3696N/AN/A292625 to 7876144%32%N/AN/A
3797N/AN/A292765 to 8294145%32%N/AN/A
3898N/AN/A302911 to 8733146%33%N/AN/A
3999N/AN/A303065 to 9195147%33%N/AN/A
40100N/AN/A313227 to 9680148%34%N/AN/A

Gem quality

TypeStats (per 1% quality)Weight
Superior1% increased Lightning Damage
0.5% increased Effect of Lightning Ailments
50
Anomalous1% increased Projectile Speed100
DivergentProjectiles have 1% chance to Return to you10

Item acquisition
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Lightning Trap can drop anywhere.

Recipes

Lightning Trap can be created from the following recipes:

AmountPartDescriptionMeta
7Deathly DesignsDeathly DesignsDeathly Designs card art.png7Level 21 Trap Gem
Quality: +23%
Corrupted
"The Karui was correct; there is virtue in honouring my ancestors."
Random corrupted level 21 Trap gem with 23% qualityA
13The CataclysmThe CataclysmThe Cataclysm card art.png13Level 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 gemA
6The FoxThe FoxThe Fox card art.png6Level 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
8Dying AnguishDying AnguishDying Anguish card art.png8Level 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
8The HookThe HookThe Hook card art.png8Level 21 Gem
Alternate Quality: +23%
Corrupted
Every obsession began with a single, innocent taste.
Random corrupted level 21 gem with 23% alternative qualityA
3Gemcutter's PromiseGemcutter's PromiseGemcutter's Promise card art.png3Gem
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.
Shift click to unstack.
Random gem with 1–20% qualityA
1The VoidThe VoidThe Void card art.png1Reach 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 ↓
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.LabyrinthStatsSpawn Weighting
Enchantment Lightning Trap Additional Pierce 166Merciless LabyrinthLightning Trap pierces 2 additional Targetshelmet 100
Enchantment Lightning Trap Additional Pierce 275Eternal LabyrinthLightning Trap pierces 3 additional Targetshelmet 100
Enchantment Lightning Trap Damage 166Merciless Labyrinth25% increased Lightning Trap Damagehelmet 100
Enchantment Lightning Trap Damage 275Eternal Labyrinth40% increased Lightning Trap Damagehelmet 100
Enchantment Lightning Trap Penetration 166Merciless LabyrinthLightning Trap Damage Penetrates 6% Lightning Resistancehelmet 100
Enchantment Lightning Trap Penetration 275Eternal LabyrinthLightning Trap Damage Penetrates 10% Lightning Resistancehelmet 100
Enchantment Lightning Trap Shock Effect 166Merciless Labyrinth25% increased Lightning Trap Lightning Ailment Effecthelmet 100
Enchantment Lightning Trap Shock Effect 275Eternal Labyrinth40% increased Lightning Trap Lightning Ailment Effecthelmet 100

Alternate skill effects

Lightning Trap has the following alternate skill effects:

ItemEffect(s)
Celestial Lightning Trap EffectCelestial Lightning Trap EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Lightning Trap becomes a Celestial Effect.Your Lightning Trap becomes a Celestial Effect.

Version history

Version Changes
3.17.0
  • Lightning Trap now deals 15 to 46 Lightning Damage at gem level 1 (previously 18 to 54), up to 659 to 1978 at gem level 20 (previously 466 to 1399).
  • Now has 240% Effectiveness of Added Damage at all gem levels (previously 170%).
3.11.0
  • Now has an added Damage effectiveness of 170% (from 135%).
3.6.0
  • Now deals 18 to 54 Lightning damage at gem level 1 (from 19 to 58) and 466 to 1399 Lightning damage at gem level 20 (from 391 to 1174).
  • Now has an added damage effectiveness of 135% (from 100%).
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.


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