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Vaal Lightning TrapTrap, Vaal, Spell, Projectile, Duration, Lightning
Level: (1-20)
Souls Per Use: 20
Can Store 3 Use(s)
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Effectiveness of Added Damage: 170%
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 and leaving a trail of shocked ground.Per 1% Quality:1SuperiorShocked Ground causes 0.25% increased Damage takenDeals (18-466) to (54-1399) Lightning Damage
Trap lasts 4 seconds
Fires 8 additional Projectiles
Base duration is 4 seconds
Shocked Ground causes 15% increased Damage taken
Fires Projectiles in a circle
Projectiles leave Shocked Ground
Projectiles Pierce all Targets
Modifiers to Skill Effect Duration also apply to this Skill's Soul Gain Prevention
Corrupted
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Vaal Lightning Trap skill icon.pngVaal Lightning Trap inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Area level: 12
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Metadata
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemVaalLightningTrap

Vaal Lightning Trap skill screenshot.jpg

For the non-Vaal counterpart, see Lightning Trap.

Vaal Lightning Trap is a Vaal skill. It creates a trap that launches a ring of projectiles when triggered. The projectiles pierce through all targets, dealing lightning damage and leaving behind a narrow trail of shocking ground for a duration.

Skill Functions and Interactions

  • Chaining: Since Vaal Lightning Trap's projectiles always pierce, then they cannot chain, so supporting it 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.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills have 1% increased Chaining rangeSupported Skills have 1% increased Projectile SpeedProjectiles Fired by Supported Skills have 4% chance not to Pierce EnemiesSupported Skills Chain +2 times
    Supported Skills deal (30-11)% less Damage with Hits
    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.
    will have no effect.
  • Multiple Traps: When Vaal Lightning Trap is linked with Multiple Traps SupportMultiple Traps SupportSupport, Trap
    Icon: t
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 150%
    Requires Level 8Supports traps skills, making them throw extra traps in a line.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills have 1% increased Trap Trigger Area of EffectSupported Skills can have up to 0.1 additional Traps placed at a timeSupported Skills have 0.2% chance to throw an additional TrapSupported Skills throw up to 2 additional Traps
    Supported Skills can have up to 3 additional Traps placed at a time
    Supported Skills deal (50-31)% less 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.
    or Cluster Traps SupportCluster Traps SupportTrap, Support
    Icon: L
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 150%
    Requires Level 38Supports traps skills, making them throw extra traps randomly around the targeted location.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills deal 0.5% increased Trap DamageSupported Skills have 0.5% increased Trap Throwing SpeedSupported Skills have 2% reduced Trap SpreadSupported Skills throw up to 2 additional Traps
    Supported Skills can have up to 5 additional Traps placed at a time
    Supported Skills deal (55-36)% less 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.
    , additional traps are only placed if Vaal Lightning Trap has sufficient souls to do so.
  • Duration: Increased Duration increases both the trap duration and the duration of the shocking ground effect.

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired DexterityRequired IntelligenceLightning
Damage
Exp.Total Exp.
112142118 to 5400
215172523 to 681524915249
319213030 to 904151756766
423243539 to 11781983138749
527284150 to 151147968286717
631324664 to 191250557537274
735365180 to 240405086942360
838385595 to 2844477181390078
9414159111 to 3346153182005396
10444463131 to 3928346392840035
11474767153 to 45815707604410795
12504971178 to 53316339876044782
13535275207 to 62021510308195812
14565579240 to 719281218911008001
15595883277 to 832509936016107361
16626087320 to 961940073125508092
17646290352 to 10561527336640781458
18666492387 to 11612628658267068040
19686695425 to 127562890590129958630
20706898466 to 1399212046017342004647
217270100512 to 1535N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A561 to 1682N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A614 to 1843N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A673 to 2018N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A736 to 2209N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A805 to 2416N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A880 to 2641N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A962 to 2886N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A1051 to 3153N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A1147 to 3442N/AN/A
3191N/AN/A1199 to 3596N/AN/A
3292N/AN/A1252 to 3757N/AN/A
3393N/AN/A1308 to 3924N/AN/A
3494N/AN/A1366 to 4099N/AN/A
3595N/AN/A1427 to 4281N/AN/A
3696N/AN/A1490 to 4470N/AN/A
3797N/AN/A1556 to 4668N/AN/A
3898N/AN/A1625 to 4874N/AN/A
3999N/AN/A1696 to 5088N/AN/A
40100N/AN/A1770 to 5311N/AN/A

Item acquisition
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Upgrade paths

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

AmountIngredientGeneral
Notes
Type
7Deathly DesignsDeathly Designs7Level 21 Trap Gem
Quality: +23%
Corrupted
"The Karui was correct; there is virtue in honouring my ancestors."
random corrupted superior level 21 Trap gem with 23% qualityAutomatic
9Volatile PowerVolatile Power9Superior Vaal Gem
Quality: +20%
Corrupted
Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it.
random corrupted superior Vaal gem with 20% 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
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 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

Video demonstration

Alternate skill effects

Vaal 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
3.14.0
  • Now deals 26 to 79 Lightning Damage at gem level 1 (previously 18 to 54) and 686 to 2057 Lightning Damage at gem level 20 (previously 466 to 1399).
  • Now has added damage effectiveness of 250% (previously 170%).
  • Now has a Soul Gain Prevention duration of 4 seconds (previously 6).
3.11.0
  • Now has an added Damage effectiveness of 170% (from 135%).
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 33%.
  • Projectiles from Vaal Lightning Trap now also have 100% pierce chance.
  • Critical Strike Chance increased from 4% to 5%.
1.1.5
  • Introduced to the game.
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