Blade Trap - Path of Exile

Inspired by the Shadow’s Saboteur ascendancy class, Path of Exile created the Blade Trap Blade Trap skill gem. When you use Blade Trap Blade Trap, you throw out a mechanical device with two copies of your weapon attached. These blades spin rapidly in a circle a set number of times, dealing damage to anything they pass through.

It is a new Dexterity/Intelligence Skill Gem. Requires Level 12, 33 Dex. Tag: Trap, Attack, AoE. Cost: (8-20) Mana. Attack Damage: (55-67.5)% of base. Effectiveness of Added Damage: (55-67)%.

Throws a trap which, once triggered, swings two copies of your equipped Dagger or Claw around it in a circle, each repeatedly damaging enemies they spin through.

  • Trap lasts 4 seconds
  • Rotates 4 times
  • Rotates +1 times if Dual Wielding
  • 25% increased rotation speed if Dual Wielding
  • Additional Effects From Quality: (0–30)% increased Critical Strike Chance
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Blade Trap Supports Build

Support Gems Descripton Requires Tag Popularity
Cluster Traps Support Cluster Traps Support Supports traps skills, making them throw extra traps randomly around the targeted location. Level 38 Trap, Support 92%
Trap and Mine Damage Support Trap and Mine Damage Support Supports skills which throw Traps or Mines. Level 18 Support, Trap, Mine 85%
Increased Critical Strikes Support Increased Critical Strikes Support Supports any skill that hits enemies. Level 8 Support 62%
Added Cold Damage Support Added Cold Damage Support Supports any skill that hits enemies. Level 8 Cold, Support 23%
Inspiration Support Inspiration Support Supports any skill. Minions, Totems, Traps and Mines cannot gain Inspiration Charges. Level 31 Support 23%

Quest Rewards

Blade Trap can be purchased from Nessa by the Ranger, Shadow, and Scion after completing The Siren’s Cadence.

Act Quest Complete NPC Character
1 The Siren's Cadence Nessa Ranger, Shadow, and Scion

Alternate Quality

Gem Quality Stats Weight
Blade Trap Blade Trap (0–30)% increased Critical Strike Chance 100
Anomalous Blade Trap Anomalous Blade Trap (0–10)% increased Area of Effect 50
Divergent Blade Trap Divergent Blade Trap (0–40)% increased rotation speed 50

PoE Blade Trap Skill Build 3.15

When you use Blade Trap Blade Trap, you throw out a mechanical device with two copies of your weapon attached. These blades spin rapidly in a circle a set number of times, dealing damage to anything they pass through. When dual-wielding, the trap rotates faster but deals damage based on both weapons.

Because it’s a trap, Blade Trap Blade Trap behaves a little differently to other attack skills by operating independently of your attack speed. This means you’ll have some interesting itemisation choices to make in focusing more on damage modifiers rather than the typical focus of maximising attack speed.

Labyrinth Enchantment helmet

Level Name Mod Weight
The Merciless Labyrinth Enchantment Blade Trap Damage 1 25% increased Blade Trap Damage 100
The Eternal Labyrinth Enchantment Blade Trap Damage 2 40% increased Blade Trap Damage 100
The Merciless Labyrinth Enchantment Blade Trap Area Of Effect 1 16% increased Blade Trap Area of Effect 100
The Eternal Labyrinth Enchantment Blade Trap Area Of Effect 2 24% increased Blade Trap Area of Effect 100
The Eternal Labyrinth Enchantment Blade Trap Additional Rotation Blade Trap rotates +1 times 100

Blade Trap Screenshots

Blade Trap Screenshots

Level 20 with 20% quality

Blade Trap Level 20 with 20% quality

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