Immolation Trap
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  • Immolation Trap
  • Level 38 hunter talent
  • 30 sec cooldown
  • Instant
  • Place a fire trap that will burn the first enemy to approach for (RAP * 0.02 + 517 * 5)] Fire damage over 15 sec. Trap will exist for 1 min.
Usable by
Class Hunter
School Fire
Cooldown 30 seconds
Other information
Level available 38
Related debuff
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  • Magic
  • Immolation Trap
  • 517 Fire damage every 3 seconds.
  • Duration: 15 seconds

Immolation Trap is a hunter trap, learned at level 38 for 1g 20s.



  • Immolation Trap is the trap you will most often use while grinding and solo-ing. The standard operating procedure is to lay the trap just outside of the mob's aggro radius and then back up to maximum range. Timed correctly, when you pull the mob it will encounter your pet just after it hits the trap.
  • Immolation Traps are also best used for boss fights in instances, as generally, the more DoTs on a boss the better.
  • Immolation Traps are also useful when fighting Elementals, as elementals generally have heavy armor and are immune to stings.
  • While overshadowed by [Explosive Trap] in long-term/multi-target damage, against single moving targets this can be slightly better.

See also

Patch changes

  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Removed.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): [Trap Mastery] now only increases periodic damage done by Immolation Trap and [Explosive Trap]
    Previously increased all damage.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.7.0 (2005-09-13): Fixed a bug where lower level versions of Immolation Trap were being resisted more than they should be.

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