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An active ability found on the second slot of Crossbow.

It is unlocked at mastery level 15.

Energy Cost 11 Shoots a trap into the ground. If a target walks over it, it will explode in a 3m radius dealing 98 magic damage and slowing by 50% for 4.31s.
Cast Time instant
Range 13m
Cooldown 4s

Note: numerical values are based on gear with 1100 item power. Affected values are in bold.


Ranged Weapon
Elder's Light Crossbow

Related Patch Notes

Patch LinkDatePatch NamePatch Notes
1 December 2022Beyond the Veil Patch 1
  • Caltrops (all Crossbows)
    • Move Speed Increase: 20% → 30%
    • Move Speed Duration: 2s → 3s
    • Slow Strength: 40% → 30%
26 January 2022Lands Awakened Patch 4Caltrops were improved to increase survival chances of Crossbows in open-world situations. When an enemy activates the trap, the caster now receives an additional movement speed buff. This should especially help when outnumbered.
  • Caltrops (all Crossbows):
    • Standtime: 0.5s → 0.2s
    • Hit Delay: 0.5s → 0.2s
    • If trap is activated, caster's Move Speed +20% for 2s
    • Slow Strength: 50% → 40%
    • Cooldown: 4s → 5s
28 July 2021Call to Arms Patch 9Added four new icons to better represent the corresponding abilities:
  • Blood Bandit (One-Handed Axe, E-slot)
  • Protective Beam (Enigmatic Staff, E-slot)
  • Arcane Orb (One-Handed Arcane Staff, E-slot)
  • Ground Shaker (Maces, W-slot)
2 December 2020Rise of Avalon Patch 10 and Hotfix 10.1Crossbows
  • Caltrops (all Crossbows):
    • Removed damage-over-time effect (was 4 ticks, each dealing 14.38 damage)
    • Instead now instantly deals 34 physical damage