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Fire TrapTrap, Spell, Duration, AoE, Fire
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (8-20) Mana
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 200%
Radius: 15
Requires Level 12Throws a trap that explodes when triggered, dealing fire damage to surrounding enemies and leaving an area of burning ground that damages enemies who walk through it.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent1% increased Fire Damage1% increased Skill Effect Duration3% chance to Ignite enemies
1% less Area of Effect
Trap lasts 4 seconds
Base duration is 1.75 seconds
Deals (11-644) to (17-966) Fire Damage
Deals (32.5-1832.8) Base Fire Damage per second
(4-201) to (5-302) added Fire Damage against Burning Enemies
Modifiers to Spell Damage apply to this Skill's Damage Over Time effect
+(0-8) to radius
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Fire Trap skill icon.pngFire Trap inventory icon.png
Area level: 12
Vendor Prices
Normal1x Orb of Transmutation
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemFireTrap

Fire Trap skill screenshot.jpg

Fire Trap throws a trap that explodes when triggered, leaving an area of burning ground that damages enemies who walk through it.

Skill Functions and Interactions

Burning Ground Effect: The burning area left behind after a Fire Trap explosion does not act like other burning damage. It will do fire-based health degeneration damage simultaneously with other burning damage for as long as an enemy is within the radius of the Fire Trap. Once an enemy leaves the area, they will stop taking damage from Fire Trap. Trap, fire, area, spell and elemental damage passives will increase the damage of both the initial explosion and the damage over time. Burning damage passives will only increase the DoT.

Duration: Skill duration passives and the Increased Duration SupportIncreased Duration SupportSupport, Duration
Icon: D
Level: (1-20)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 130%
Requires Level 31Supports any skill with a duration.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Skill Effect DurationSupported Skills have 1% reduced Mana Cost
Supported Skills have 0.5% reduced Skill Effect Duration
Supported Skills have 1% increased Duration of Ailments on Enemies
Supported Skills have (45-64)% increased Skill Effect DurationThis 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 will increase the duration of the burning ground effect, but not the duration before the trap expires.

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired DexterityRequired IntelligenceMana
per sec
against Burning
RadiusExp.Total Exp.
1122114811 to 1732.54 to 5N/A00
2152517815 to 2242.55 to 7N/A1524915249
3193021921 to 3159.67 to 1014151756766
42335241029 to 43829 to 14181983138749
52741281039 to 59111.212 to 182147968286717
63146321152 to 78148.816 to 252250557537274
73551361169 to 104197.422 to 333405086942360
83855381285 to 128242.627 to 4034477181390078
941594113104 to 157297.133 to 4946153182005396
1044634414127 to 191362.440 to 6048346392840035
1147674714155 to 232440.848 to 73415707604410795
1250714915188 to 282534.759 to 88516339876044782
1353755216227 to 341646.971 to 107521510308195812
1456795516274 to 412780.886 to 1296281218911008001
1559835817330 to 496940.5103 to 1556509936016107361
1662876018397 to 5961130.7124 to 1867940073125508092
1764906218449 to 6731277.2140 to 21071527336640781458
1866926419507 to 7601441.6158 to 23782628658267068040
1968956619571 to 8571626179 to 268862890590129958630
2070986820644 to 9661832.8201 to 3028212046017342004647
21721007020725 to 10882064.7227 to 3409N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A21817 to 12252324.4255 to 3839N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A21919 to 13782615.4287 to 43110N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A211033 to 15502941.1323 to 48410N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A221162 to 17423305.7363 to 54411N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A231305 to 19573713.7408 to 61211N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A231465 to 21984170458 to 68711N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A231645 to 24674680.3514 to 77112N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A241845 to 27675250.7577 to 86512N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A242069 to 31035888.2647 to 97013N/AN/A
3191N/AN/A262191 to 32866234.5685 to 102713N/AN/A
3292N/AN/A262319 to 34796600.5725 to 108713N/AN/A
3393N/AN/A272455 to 36836987.2767 to 115113N/AN/A
3494N/AN/A272599 to 38987396812 to 121814N/AN/A
3595N/AN/A282750 to 41267827.9860 to 128914N/AN/A
3696N/AN/A292911 to 43668284.3910 to 136414N/AN/A
3797N/AN/A293080 to 46208766.5963 to 144414N/AN/A
3898N/AN/A303259 to 488992761019 to 152815N/AN/A
3999N/AN/A303448 to 51739814.31078 to 161615N/AN/A
40100N/AN/A313648 to 547210382.91140 to 171015N/AN/A

Item acquisition

Upgrade paths

This item can be acquired through the following upgrade paths or vendor 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% qualityAutomatic
8Dying AnguishDying Anguish8Level 19 Gem
Alternative 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 qualityAutomatic
1Gemcutter's IncubatorGemcutter's IncubatorAdds an incubated Quality Gem item to an equippable item
Item drops after killing # 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.
random superior gemAutomatic
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 with 20% qualityAutomatic
1The VoidThe Void1Reach into the Void and claim your prize.random divination card set exchangeAutomatic

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
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Fire 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 Fire Trap Burning Damage 16640% increased Fire Trap Burning Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Fire Trap Burning Damage 27560% increased Fire Trap Burning Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Fire Trap Burning Ground Duration 16630% increased Fire Trap Burning Ground Durationhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Fire Trap Burning Ground Duration 27545% increased Fire Trap Burning Ground Durationhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Fire Trap Damage 16625% increased Fire Trap Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Fire Trap Damage 27540% increased Fire Trap Damagehelmet 100
default 0

Version history

Version Changes
  • Base damage from the initial explosion increased by 40%, and the base damage over time increased by 20% at all gem levels.
  • No longer has a cooldown.
  • Now requires level 12.
  • Now deals 7-11 fire damage when triggered at gem level 1 (up from 2-4), up to 410-616 at gem level 20.
  • The burning ground it creates now deals 24.1 fire damage per second at gem level 1 (up from 3.6), up to 1362.8 fire damage per second at gem level 20 (up from 701.2). This damage is now modified by spell damage modifiers.
  • Base duration of the burning ground is now 1.75 seconds (down from 8 seconds).
  • Now has 1% increased fire damage per 1% gem quality (previously had 3% increased burning damage per 2% gem quality).
  • Now deals added fire damage against burning enemies.
  • Now has an added damage effectiveness of 200% (up from 100%).

Base duration lowered to 4 seconds (from 16)


Fire Trap's damage over time grows more quickly as it levels, up to 701.2 base Fire damage per second at gem level 20 (up from 518.8).

  • Fire Trap gains 1 additional unit of radius every 3 levels.
  • No longer gain increased area of effect radius.
  • Damage increased by around 20% higher at level 20.
  • Burn Duration increased by 30% at all Levels. Critical Strike Chance increased from 5% to 6%.
  • DoT now affected by untyped damage modifiers, area damage modifiers and fire damage modifiers
  • DoT Rebalanced
  • Mana cost reduced.
  • Damage at high levels has been reduced by around 30% at level 15.
  • Fire Trap's on-hit damage has been reduced at high levels (20% at Level 15).
    The damage of Fire Trap's burning ground has been increased by 50%.
  • The cooldown times of traps (except for Conversion trap and the Trap support gem) have been lowered to four seconds.
    (Fire Trap's cooldown is three seconds)
  • Fixed a bug where items would sometimes not drop from monsters killed by Fire Trap.
  • Early levels of Fire Trap have had their damage reduced by around 35%.
  • Now does more damage at earlier levels.
  • Now deals area damage properly.
  • Fixed a problem where Fire Trap displayed the wrong damage.
  • Added a 5% critical strike chance.
  • Increased its mana cost.
  • Increased its damage progression over levels.
  • Fire Trap has been added to the game