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Frost Trap
Spell frost freezingbreath.png
  • Frost Trap
  • 30 sec cooldown
  • 2% of base mana
  • Instant cast
  • 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 30 sec. Only one trap can be active at a time.
Usable by
Cooldown30 sec
Entrapment, Trap Mastery, Resourcefulness, Lock and Load, Survival Tactics
Other information
Related debuff
Spell frost freezingbreath.png
  • Frost Trap Aura
  • Movement speed slowed by 50%.
  • Duration: 30 seconds
The frost trap allows hunters to reposition themselves for a better shot... or, if the need arises, to run.[1]

In World of Warcraft: Trading Card Game.

Frost Trap 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.

Rank table

Level Cost
28 80s



  • Glyph of Frost Trap increases the radius of the effect from frost trap by 2 yards.


  • Hateful Gladiator's Pursuit (and higher Wrath of the Lich King PvP sets) 4 set bonus reduces the cooldown of frost trap by 2 seconds.


  • Entrapment entraps targets who trigger frost trap, preventing them from moving for 2/3/4 seconds.
  • Trap Mastery increases the duration frost trap effects by 10/20/30%.
  • Resourcefulness reduces the mana cost of frost trap by 20/40/60% and the cooldown by 2/4/6 seconds.
  • Lock and Load gives you a 33/66/100% chance when you trap a target with your frost trap to cause your next 2 arcane shot or explosive shot spells to trigger no cooldown cost no mana and consume no ammo.
  • Survival Tactics reduces the chance that frost trap will be resisted by 2/4%

Tips and tricks

  • 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 the entrapment talent spec'd, frost 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 frost trap before a pull to prevent the adds from making it to cloth wearing quickly.

Patch changes

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  • Patch 1.7.0 (patch date:2005-09-22): Updated tooltip to reflect duration of the Frost Trap Effect. 


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