Explosive Trap

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Explosive TrapTrap, Spell, AoE, Fire, Physical
Cost: (6-20) Mana
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 60%
Throws a trap that creates a large explosion when triggered, dealing spell damage in an area. A number of smaller explosions occur around this area in quick succession after the first.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent0.5% increased Area of Effect3% increased Burning Damage2% of Physical Damage Converted to Cold DamageTrap lasts 4 seconds
Deals (4-309) to (6-464) Physical Damage
50% of Physical Damage Converted to Fire Damage
Causes (4-7) smaller explosions
+(0-6) to radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Explosive Trap skill icon.pngExplosive Trap inventory icon.png
Level: 5
Purchase Costs
Normal1x Scroll of Wisdom
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemShrapnelTrap

Explosive Trap skill screenshot.jpg

Explosive Trap is a spell that throws a trap that creates multiple explosions when triggered. It deals physical damage that's converted to fire damage.

Skill functions and interactions

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired DexterityRequired IntelligenceMana
# ExplosionsRadiusExp.Total Exp.
110064 to 64N/A00
220065 to 74N/A7070
340077 to 1041308378
47140810 to 15411,5541,932
511190914 to 21416,6678,599
61626181020 to 315226,04734,646
72031221126 to 405249,72584,371
82437251234 to 515295,714180,085
92842291343 to 6453169,595349,680
103247331453 to 7953283,759633,439
113652361465 to 9863453,9961,087,435
124058401580 to 12064703,1281,790,563
134463441697 to 145641,061,2232,851,786
1448684816117 to 176642,065,8704,917,656
1552745117141 to 211652,507,1107,424,766
1656795518169 to 253755,798,93613,223,702
1760845918202 to 3027515,083,91928,307,621
1864906219240 to 3607627,792,73556,100,356
1967946519273 to 4097643,869,73999,970,095
2070986820309 to 46476242,081,556342,051,651
21721007020336 to 50587N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A21366 to 54887N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A21397 to 59587N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A21431 to 64688N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A22467 to 70188N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A23507 to 76098N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A23549 to 82499N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A23595 to 89399N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A24644 to 96799N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A24698 to 1046910N/AN/A
3191N/AN/A25726 to 1088910N/AN/A
3292N/AN/A25755 to 11321010N/AN/A
3393N/AN/A25785 to 11771010N/AN/A
3494N/AN/A26816 to 12241010N/AN/A
3595N/AN/A27849 to 12731011N/AN/A
3696N/AN/A27882 to 13241011N/AN/A
3797N/AN/A27917 to 13761011N/AN/A
3898N/AN/A28954 to 14311011N/AN/A
3999N/AN/A28991 to 14871011N/AN/A
40100N/AN/A291030 to 15461011N/AN/A

Item acquisition

Upgrade paths

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

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
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

Quest reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Enemy at the Gate
Act 1

Vendor reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Enemy at the Gate
Act 1
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Threshold jewels

The following threshold jewels augment Explosive Trap:


Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Explosive 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 Shrapnel Trap Damage 166Explosive Trap deals 25% increased Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Shrapnel Trap Damage 275Explosive Trap deals 40% increased Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Shrapnel Trap Radius 166Explosive Trap has 16% increased Area of Effecthelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Shrapnel Trap Radius 275Explosive Trap has 24% increased Area of Effecthelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Shrapnel Trap Secondary Explosions 166Explosive Trap causes an additional smaller explosionhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Shrapnel Trap Secondary Explosions 275Explosive Trap causes 2 additional smaller explosionshelmet 100
default 0

Version history

Version Changes
  • Modifiers to Explosive Trap's radius now also affect the spread of its explosions.
  • Now deals 4 to 6 Physical damage at gem level 1 (from 4 to 7) and 280 to 420 Physical damage at gem level 20 (from 303 to 455)
  • Now gains radius as the gem levels, up to +4 radius at gem level 20.
  • Now has an added damage effectiveness of 60% (from 50%).
  • Base damage increased by 40% at gem levels 4 and up. At gem levels 1 to 4, the damage has been increased, slightly more at each level up to level 4.
  • Explosive Trap has been added to the game.