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Lightning Spire TrapTrap, 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: 60%
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 (12-166) to (36-497) 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
Area level: 28
Vendor Prices
Normal1x Orb of Chance
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.
12829421312 to 36100%0.55s00
23132461315 to 45102%0.54s199345199345
33435501418 to 55104%0.53s285815485160
43737541622 to 67106%0.52s401344886504
54040581727 to 82108%0.51s5543791440883
64242601731 to 93110%0.5s4774371918320
74444631835 to 106112%0.49s5837862502106
84646661840 to 120114%0.48s7103593212465
94848681945 to 136116%0.47s13555114567976
105049711951 to 153118%0.46s11388775706853
115251741958 to 173120%0.45s13682337075086
125453762065 to 195122%0.44s16383388713424
135655792073 to 220124%0.43s195664810670072
145857822283 to 248126%0.42s365518414325256
156059842293 to 279128%0.41s301732717342583
1662608723105 to 314130%0.4s775999525102578
1764629023117 to 352132%0.39s1513819340240771
1866649224132 to 396134%0.38s2608382566324596
1968669524148 to 444136%0.37s62620247128944843
2070689825166 to 497138%0.36s211708088340652931
21727010025186 to 557140%0.35sN/AN/A
2274N/AN/A26208 to 624142%0.34sN/AN/A
2376N/AN/A26233 to 698144%0.34sN/AN/A
2478N/AN/A28260 to 781146%0.34sN/AN/A
2580N/AN/A28291 to 873148%0.33sN/AN/A
2682N/AN/A29325 to 975150%0.33sN/AN/A
2784N/AN/A29363 to 1089152%0.32sN/AN/A
2886N/AN/A30405 to 1215154%0.32sN/AN/A
2988N/AN/A30452 to 1356156%0.31sN/AN/A
3090N/AN/A31504 to 1512158%0.3sN/AN/A
3191N/AN/A32532 to 1596159%0.3sN/AN/A
3292N/AN/A32562 to 1685160%0.3sN/AN/A
3393N/AN/A33593 to 1779161%0.3sN/AN/A
3494N/AN/A33626 to 1878162%0.29sN/AN/A
3595N/AN/A34661 to 1982163%0.29sN/AN/A
3696N/AN/A35697 to 2092164%0.29sN/AN/A
3797N/AN/A35736 to 2208165%0.29sN/AN/A
3898N/AN/A36776 to 2329166%0.28sN/AN/A
3999N/AN/A36819 to 2458167%0.28sN/AN/A
40100N/AN/A37864 to 2593168%0.28sN/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 ↓
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 Cast Speed 166Lightning Spire Trap has 8% increased Cast Speedhelmet 60
default 0
Enchantment Lightning Tower Trap Cast Speed 275Lightning Spire Trap has 12% increased Cast 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 becomes an Automaton effect.Your Lightning Spire 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.