Trap

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Trap
Number of skills 15
Elite skills 2
Supertype Skill
Subtype None

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.

Trap-influencing skills[edit]

IconNameDescriptionEnergyActivation timeRecharge timeAttributeCampaign
Trapper's Focus.jpg 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. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 01212 Tango-recharge-darker.png ExpertiseZ Factions
Trapper's Speed.jpg Trapper's Speed Stance. (5...25...30 seconds.) Your traps recharge 25% faster and activate 25% faster. Ends if you hit with an attack. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 0 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png ExpertiseZ Nightfall

List of traps[edit]

IconNameDescriptionEnergyActivation timeRecharge timeProf.AttributeCampaign
Barbed Trap.jpg 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. 0 1515 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.pngrangeraRangerWilderness SurvivalZ Core
Black Powder Mine.jpg Black Powder Mine Trap. (90 seconds.) Affects nearby foes. Deals 20...30 damage. Inflicts Blindness and Bleeding conditions (7...10 seconds). Easily interrupted. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png aAnyDeldrimor rankZ Eye of the North
Dust Trap.jpg 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. 0 2525 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.pngrangeraRangerWilderness SurvivalZ Prophecies
Flame Trap.jpg 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. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png Tango-quest-icon.pngrangeraRangerWilderness SurvivalZ Core
Healing Spring.jpg Healing Spring Trap. (10 seconds.) Affects adjacent allies. Heals for 15...51...60 every 2 seconds. Easily interrupted. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png rangeraRangerWilderness SurvivalZ Prophecies
Improvised Fire Trap.jpg 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. 0 0 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 0088 Tango-recharge-darker.png aAnyZ Winds of Change
Land Mine.jpg Land Mine Trap. Affects nearby foes. Deals 500 damage. Knocks down for 4 seconds. Easily interrupted. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png aAnyZ Core
Piercing Trap.jpg 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. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png rangeraRangerWilderness SurvivalZ Eye of the North
Smoke Trap.jpg Smoke Trap Elite Trap. (90 seconds.) Inflicts Blinded and Dazed conditions (5...9...10 seconds) to nearby foes. Easily interrupted. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png rangeraRangerWilderness SurvivalZ Nightfall
Snare.jpg Snare Trap. (90 seconds.) Affects nearby foes. Inflicts Crippled condition (3...13...15 seconds). Easily interrupted. 0 055 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png rangeraRangerWilderness SurvivalZ Factions
Spike Trap.jpg 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. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png rangeraRangerWilderness SurvivalZ Core
Spring of Purity.jpg 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). 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 02525 Tango-recharge-darker.png monsteraMonsterZ Winds of Change
Tripwire.jpg Tripwire Trap. (90 seconds.) Deals 5...17...20 piercing damage to nearby foes. Causes knock-down to Crippled foes. Easily interrupted. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png rangeraRangerWilderness SurvivalZ Nightfall
Viper's Nest.jpg Viper's Nest Trap. (90 seconds.) Affects nearby foes. Deals 5...29...35 piercing damage. Inflicts Poisoned condition (5...17...20 seconds). Easily interrupted. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 02020 Tango-recharge-darker.png rangeraRangerBeast MasteryZ Factions
Weakness Trap.jpg Weakness Trap Trap. (90 seconds.) Affects nearby foes. Deals 24...50 lightning damage. Inflicts Weakness condition (10...20 seconds). Knocks-down Charr. Easily interrupted. 0 1010 Tango-energy.png 02.002 Tango-activation-darker.png 03030 Tango-recharge-darker.png aAnyEbon Vanguard rankZ Eye of the North

See also[edit]

Gw2logo.png The Guild Wars 2 Wiki has an article on Trap.

Notes[edit]

  • Despite the area of effect of most, the trigger area for traps is slightly smaller than nearby range.

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