Viper's Nest

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Viper's Nest

Not available underwater  0.5½ Activation time  20 Recharge time  

Ranger tango icon 20px.png Ranger (skill list)
Training cost
4 Hero points
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Trap. Set a trap that pulses poison on foes when triggered.

 Damage.png Damage (3x): 240 (0.9)?
 Poisoned.png2 Poison Per Pulse (8s): 536 Damage, -33% Heal Effectiveness
 Number of targets.png Number of Targets: 3
 Radius.png Trap Radius: 180
 Radius.png Damage Radius: 240
 Combo.png Combo Field: Poison
 Unblockable.png Unblockable

— In-game description [?]

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Related traits[edit]

Skirmishing Skirmishing[edit]


  • Trap pulses 3 times, once on trigger and each second after for a total of Poisoned.png6.

Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
August 11, 2020
  • Fixed a bug in which this skill would apply more poison than expected when traited with Trapper's Expertise.
July 07, 2020
  • Increased the duration of poison inflicted from 4 seconds to 8 seconds, and reduced the stacks per pulse from 3 to 2.
April 19, 2016
  • Fixed an issue that caused the combo ring for this skill to display at an offset time.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • All ranger traps now have a 0.5 second arming time.
  • All ranger traps now have a trigger radius of 180 and an effect radius of 240.
  • This skill now applies 3 stacks of poison for 5 seconds every pulse.
  • The pulse strike damage on this skill has been increased.
June 03, 2014
  • Added a skill fact for the maximum number of targets hit (3).
April 15, 2014
  • This skill is now a poison combo field.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Viper's Nest has been added to the game.