Shadow Trap

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Shadow Trap

Not available underwater  0.5½ Activation time  45 Recharge time  4 Hero point  

Thief tango icon 20px.png Thief (skill list)
Shadow Trap.png
Destroy Shadow Trap.png
Shadow Pursuit.png
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Set a trap. The first enemy to trigger this trap becomes marked. You may activate Shadow Pursuit to shadowstep to the marked enemy.

 Duration.png Duration: 120s
 Range.png Range: 10,000
 Miscellaneous effect.png Unblockable

— In-game description [?]


  • Shadow Trap requires line of sight to function properly.
  • Upon activation by enemy, you have 10 seconds to use the skill or it goes on cooldown.

Related traits[edit]

Deadly Arts

Related equipment[edit]

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
March 28, 2017
  • All traps created by the thief will have a 1-second arm time before the trap can affect enemies.
September 29, 2015
  • Shadow Trap has been increased from 2 minutes to 5 minutes.
July 09, 2013
  • This skill now has a maximum duration of 120 seconds.
June 25, 2013
  • Increased the recharge to 45 seconds.
November 15, 2012
  • This skill no longer shadowsteps the thief when the trap is triggered. This skill now has two additional abilities:
    • The first ability becomes available when Shadow Trap is cast and will destroy the current trap.
    • The second ability, Shadow Pursuit, becomes available when an enemy triggers the trap. The thief may choose to activate this ability and shadowstep to the enemy that triggered the trap. If this ability is not activated after 10 seconds, the ability will fade and Shadow Trap will be available.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Shadow Trap has been added to the game.