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Steel Trap
Ability hunter steeltrap
  • Steel Trap
  • Row 10 hunter talent
  • 40 yd range
  • 30 sec cooldown
  • Instant
  • Hurls a Steel Trap to the target location that snaps shut on the first enemy that approaches, immobilizing them for 20 sec and causing them to bleed for (160% of Attack power) damage over 20 sec.

    Damage other than Steel Trap may break the immobilization effect. Trap will exist for 1 min. Limit 1.
Class Hunter
School Physical
Cooldown 30 seconds
Talent required Ability skeer bloodletting [Serrated Shots]
Related debuffs
Ability hunter steeltrap
  • Steel Trap
  • Immobilized.
  • Duration: 20 seconds

Ability hunter steeltrap
  • Steel Trap
  • Bleeding for (16% of Attack power) damage every 2 seconds.
  • Duration: 20 seconds

Steel Trap is a row 10 hunter talent.

Patch changes[]

  • Dragonflight Patch 10.1.0 (2023-05-02): Duration decreased to 6 seconds in PvP combat (was 8 seconds).
  • Dragonflight Hotfix (2022-12-05): Damage reduced by 20%.
  • Dragonflight Patch 10.0.0 (2022-10-25): Now a row 10 class talent (was a level 35 Survival talent).
  • Shadowlands Patch 9.1.5 (2021-11-02): Fixed an issue that caused Steel Trap to not activate if the Hunter is out of line-of-sight of the trap when it lands.
  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.5 (2021-03-09): Fixed an issue that caused Steel Trap to be usable while Ability hunter pet turtle [Aspect of the Turtle] was active.
  • Shadowlands Patch 9.0.1 (2020-10-13): Now available at level 35 (was 60).
  • Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.0.1 (2018-07-17): No longer replaces Spell frost chainsofice [Freezing Trap]. Now has a cooldown of 30 seconds (was 1 minute). Root and bleed effects now have a duration of 20 seconds (was 30 seconds). Damage reduced. Icon updated (was Inv pet pettrap02).
  • Legion Patch 7.1.5 (2017-01-10): Out of combat Ability hunter traplauncher [Waylay] bonus deals 150% additional damage in PvP situations (was 500%).
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Added.

External links[]

Talent Root Bleed