Explosive Trap

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Not to be confused with [High Explosive Trap].
Explosive Trap
Spell fire selfdestruct.png
  • Explosive Trap (3 ranks)
  • Level 34 hunter ability
  • 275 mana
  • 15 sec cooldown
  • Instant
  • Place a fire trap that explodes when an enemy approaches, causing 104 to 135 Fire damage and 150 additional Fire damage over 20 sec to all within 10 yards. Trap will exist for 1 min. Traps can only be placed when out of combat. Only one trap can be active at a time.
Class Hunter
School Fire
Cooldown 15 seconds
Other information
Level learned 34
Related debuff
  • Magic
  • Explosive Trap
  • 15 Fire damage every 2 seconds.
  • Duration: 20 seconds

Explosive Trap was a hunter ability.


Patch changes

  • Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.0.1 (2018-07-17): Removed.
  • Legion Patch 7.2.5 (2017-06-13): Explosive Trap now has a damage radius of 8 yards (was 5 yards).
  • Legion Hotfix (2017-01-17): Direct damage increased by 7%. Damage over time increased by 12%.
  • Legion Patch 7.1.5 (2017-01-10): Explosive Trap is now a targeted ability with a 40-yard range.
    Was previously tossed on the ground 5 yards in front of you.
  • Legion Patch 7.1.0 (2016-10-25): Now learned at level 50 (was 48).
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Now available only to Survival. Damage over time increased by 250%. New trap graphic.
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2014-10-17): Damage increased by 15%.
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2014-10-14): Resolved an issue where Explosive Trap's effects could be dodged.
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Now places a periodic-damage effect on each target within the radius of the explosion, rather than a persistent effect on the ground.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.4.0 (2013-09-10):
    • Overall damage decreased by 30%. Proportionately, more damage has been removed from the initial damage than the periodic effect.
    • No longer shares a cooldown with [Black Arrow] but can no longer activate [Lock and Load].
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.1.0 (2012-11-27): Now displays less intense visual effects for other players.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.1.0 (2011-04-26): Explosive Trap now has a new spell effect.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Now lasts 1 min, up from 30 sec.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small.png Patch 3.3.3 (2010-03-23):
    • Low ranks of this ability were receiving no bonus damage from attack power. That has been corrected.
    • Fixed a bug where Lock and Load always proc'd 100% of the time from the first tick of Explosive Trap and never from additional ticks. It should now be 6% as advertised.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small.png Patch 3.3.0 (2009-12-08): The damage from this trap will now scale properly with the hunter's attack power.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small.png Patch 3.2.0 (2009-08-04): No longer a trigger for [Entrapment].
  • Wrath-Logo-Small.png Hotfix (2009-04-16): T.N.T. should now properly increase the damage of Explosive Trap.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.4.3 (2008-07-15): Corrected an issue where the initial trigger or activation sounds could not be heard by some players.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.3.0 (2007-11-13): The initial damage dealt by this trap is now also increased by 10% of your ranged attack power.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.7.0 (2005-09-13): Fixed a bug where lower level versions of Explosive Trap were being resisted more than they should be.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.6.0 (2005-07-12): Fixed a bug where the trap's effects suffered inappropriate damage reduction against high level targets. In addition, damage caused by this trap should no longer kill opponents in duels.

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