Ice Trap
Spell hunter icetrap.png
  • Ice Trap
  • Level 46 hunter ability
  • 30 sec cooldown
  • Instant
  • Place a frost trap that creates an ice slick around itself for 30 sec when the first enemy approaches it. All enemies within 10 yards will be slowed by 50% while in the area of effect. Trap will exist for 1 min.
Usable by
Class Hunter
School Frost
Cooldown 30 seconds
Other information
Level learned 46
Improvements [Entrapment], [Lock and Load], [Trap Mastery], Glyph of Black Ice,  [Glyph of Ice Trap]
Related debuff
Spell hunter icetrap.png
  • Ice Trap
  • Movement speed slowed by 50%.
  • Duration: 30 seconds
The Ice Trap allows hunters to reposition themselves for a better shot... or, if the need arises, to run.[1]

Ice Trap is a Hunter ability learned at level 46. It provides an area that slows movement speed of enemies in the affected area by 50%. It can be used to slow enemies multiple times since you can always lead the mob over the ice slick to easily reapply the snare. This makes kiting mobs, especially multiple mobs, in circles much easier.


Tips and tricks

In World of Warcraft: Trading Card Game.

  • In group PvP this can be a great advantage to all of your team. Once activated its easy to notice graphic will let everyone on your team know it is possible to exploit it.
  • With [Entrapment], Ice Trap will root your enemies.
  • This trap will activate the [Lock and Load] talent when triggered giving the opportunity for some burst damage.
  • Use against mobs that run in instances to slow or entrap them.
  • Drop a Ice Trap before a pull to prevent the adds from making it to cloth wearing quickly.

Patch changes

  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Replaced by [Tar Trap].
  • Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.1.0 (2015-02-24): New spell graphic.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): New icon.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Name changed from Frost Trap to Ice Trap.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.2.0 (2009-08-04): Will no longer "fizzle" on targets immune to snare effects, however [Lock and Load] will not succeed when using Frost Trap if the target is immune to snare effects.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.1.0 (2009-04-14): If the target who triggers Frost Trap is immune to its effect, the Frost Trap area effect will no longer be triggered.
  • Bc icon.gif Patch 2.1.0 (2007-05-22): This trap no longer breaks stealth from its slowing effect.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.7.0 (2005-09-13): Updated tooltip to reflect duration of the Frost Trap Effect.

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