|Number of skills||15|
If you're going to be a Ranger, you'll want to learn how to set Traps. The important thing to remember when setting a Trap is that you can be easily interrupted while doing it. This means that anyone hitting you with an attack while you are trying to set a Trap will interrupt you, causing the Trap to go off without effect.
— Isokeh, Expert Ranger
Skill type. Trap is a skill type associated with the ranger profession. Traps are best utilized as Anti Access/Area Denial: they are characteristically planted on the ground, and its effects will trigger if a foe walks in adjacent range of where it is placed. A trap is easily interruptible.
Except for Healing Spring, a trap always lasts for 90 seconds, and will automatically trigger themselves once that time has passed. When this happens, they can still damage targets that are near the trap.
Most traps cause a small amount of damage and can inflict conditions towards nearby foes that trigger that trap. Any weapon upgrade that increases the duration of a condition will take effect when the trap triggers, not when it is set.
Traps mostly fall under the Wilderness Survival attribute, except for Viper's Nest (Beast Mastery), Black Powder Mine (Deldrimor rank), and Weakness Trap (Ebon Vanguard rank). Healing Spring is the only trap that affects allies, and will always trigger as soon as the trap has been set, as the target activating the skill is always in range.
|Trapper's Focus||Elite Preparation. (12...22...24 seconds.) Your trap skills are no longer easy to interrupt. You gain +0...2...2 to your Wilderness Survival attribute.||5||2||12||ExpertiseZ||Factions|
|Trapper's Speed||Stance. (5...25...30 seconds.) Your traps recharge 25% faster and activate 25% faster. Ends if you hit with an attack.||5||20||ExpertiseZ||Nightfall|
List of traps
|Barbed Trap||Trap. (90 seconds.) Affects nearby foes. Deals 7...20...23 piercing damage. Inflicts Crippled and Bleeding conditions (3...21...25 seconds). Easily interrupted.||15||2||20||Wilderness SurvivalZ||Core|
|Black Powder Mine||Trap. (90 seconds.) Affects nearby foes. Deals 20...30 damage. Inflicts Blindness and Bleeding conditions (7...10 seconds). Easily interrupted.||10||2||20||Deldrimor rankZ||Eye of the North|
|Dust Trap||Trap. (90 seconds.) Affects nearby foes. Deals 10...22...25 damage every second (5 seconds). Inflicts Blindness condition (3...7...8 seconds) every second (5 seconds). Easily interrupted.||25||2||30||Wilderness SurvivalZ||Prophecies|
|Flame Trap||Trap. (90 seconds.) Affects nearby foes. Deals 5...17...20 fire damage every second (3 seconds). Inflicts Burning condition (1...3...3 second[s]). Easily interrupted.||10||2||20||Wilderness SurvivalZ||Core|
|Healing Spring||Trap. (10 seconds.) Affects adjacent allies. Heals for 15...51...60 every 2 seconds. Easily interrupted.||10||2||20||Wilderness SurvivalZ||Prophecies|
|Improvised Fire Trap||Trap. Create an improvised Fire Trap that lasts 90 seconds. When improvised Fire Trap is triggered, nearby foes are struck for 300 damage each second for 3 seconds, and suffer from Burning for 5 seconds. While activating this skill, you are easily interrupted.||2||8||Z||Winds of Change|
|Land Mine||Trap. Affects nearby foes. Deals 500 damage. Knocks down for 4 seconds. Easily interrupted.||10||2||30||Z||Core|
|Piercing Trap||Trap. (90 seconds.) Affects nearby foes. Deals 5...41...50 piercing damage. Deals 15...51...60 more damage to any foes with Cracked Armor. Easily interrupted.||10||2||30||Wilderness SurvivalZ||Eye of the North|
|Smoke Trap||Elite Trap. (90 seconds.) Inflicts Blinded and Dazed conditions (5...9...10 seconds) to nearby foes. Easily interrupted.||10||2||20||Wilderness SurvivalZ||Nightfall|
|Snare||Trap. (90 seconds.) Affects nearby foes. Inflicts Crippled condition (3...13...15 seconds). Easily interrupted.||5||2||20||Wilderness SurvivalZ||Factions|
|Spike Trap||Elite Trap. (90 seconds.) Affects nearby foes. Every second, (for 2 seconds), this trap deals 10...34...40 piercing damage, causes knockdown, and inflicts Crippled condition (3...21...25 seconds). Easily interrupted.||10||2||20||Wilderness SurvivalZ||Core|
|Spring of Purity||Trap. Every two seconds, Spring of Purity removes 1 hex from adjacent allies, and removes 1 enchantment from adjacent foes (10 seconds).||10||2||25||Z||Winds of Change|
|Tripwire||Trap. (90 seconds.) Deals 5...17...20 piercing damage to nearby foes. Causes knock-down to Crippled foes. Easily interrupted.||10||2||30||Wilderness SurvivalZ||Nightfall|
|Viper's Nest||Trap. (90 seconds.) Affects nearby foes. Deals 5...29...35 piercing damage. Inflicts Poisoned condition (5...17...20 seconds). Easily interrupted.||10||2||20||Beast MasteryZ||Factions|
|Weakness Trap||Trap. (90 seconds.) Affects nearby foes. Deals 24...50 lightning damage. Inflicts Weakness condition (10...20 seconds). Knocks-down Charr. Easily interrupted.||10||2||30||Ebon Vanguard rankZ||Eye of the North|
- Despite the area of effect of most, the trigger area for traps is slightly smaller than nearby range.
- Marble Trap, Shadow Tripwire, and Twisted Spikes were to be the first non-ranger traps introduced into the game, but were removed shortly before the release of Guild Wars Nightfall.