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Freezing Trap
Spell frost chainsofice
  • Freezing Trap
  • Level 10 hunter ability
  • 40 yd range
  • 30 sec cooldown
  • Instant
  • Hurls a frost trap to the target location that incapacitates the first enemy that approaches for 1 min. Damage will break the effect. Limit 1. Trap will exist for 1 min.
Class Hunter
School Physical
Cooldown 30 seconds
Radius 3 yards
Other information
Level learned 10
Improvements Ability hunter traplauncher [Improved Traps], Ability mage coldasice [Diamond Ice]
Related debuff
Spell frost chainsofice
  • Magic
  • Freezing Trap
  • Incapacitated.
  • Duration: 1 minute
Freezing Trap TCG

In the TCG

Freezing Trap is a level 10 hunter ability. This trap offers long-duration crowd control that breaks on damage.

Hunters who start in Exile's Reach unlock this by completing B Hunter [1-10] A Hunter's Trap.

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Patch changes[]

  • Dragonflight Patch 10.1.0 (2023-05-02): Duration decreased to 6 seconds in PvP combat (was 8 seconds).
  • Shadowlands Patch 9.1.5 (2021-11-02): Now removes active Murder of Crows debuffs on the target when it is applied.
  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.1 (2020-10-13): Now learned at level 10 (was 18).
  • Legion Patch 7.1.5 (2017-01-10): Now available to all Hunters. Now learned at level 18 (was 16).
  • Legion Hotfix (2016-12-06): Freezing Trap will no longer cause the target's next cast to fail in certain cases.
  • Legion Patch 7.1.0 (2016-10-25): Now learned at level 16 (was 28).
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Now available only to Survival.
  • Warlords of Draenor Hotfix (2015-01-08): Freezing Trap now has a trigger radius of 3 yards (down from 5 yards).
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 (2014-10-14): Now has a new appearance.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.6 (2011-02-08): Now has a PvP duration of 8 seconds.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Freezing Trap now lasts 1 minute and hunters can have multiple traps active. Talents enhancements also adjusted.
  • WoW Icon update Patch 1.10.0 (2006-03-28): Freezing Traps are now affected by diminishing returns.
  • WoW Icon update Patch 1.7.0 (2005-09-13): Freezing Trap now shares the same duration in pvp as other long-duration forms of crowd control (ie: polymorph, fear, sap).
  • WoW Icon update Patch 1.4.0 (2005-04-19): Visual changed.

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