Diablo 3 Legendary Gem Bane of the Trapped, Traps

A fan wanted to know if the Legendary Gem Bane of the trapped would proc with itself; the base effect is to boost damage against enemies under any form of CC, and the secondary effect is to create an aura that slows all nearby enemies. It does, because the Diablo 3 Legendary Gem Bane of the Trapped, Traps.

DiabloWikiBane of the Trapped
  • Base effect: Increase damage against enemies under control-impairing effects by 15%.
  • Upgrade rank grants: +0.3% damage.
  • Rank 25 unlocks: Gain an aura that reduces the movement speed of enemies within 15 yards by 30%.
  • Does the reduces movement speed counts as a control impairing effect? In other words does the gem proc itself at melee range?
    Grimiku: The secondary effect of Bane of the Trapped does trigger the primary effect. So, all enemies within 15 yards automatically suffer 30% movement reduction once the gem is level 25+, and receive increased damage, too. It’s generally a pretty sweet gem for most melee characters.

    Grim, it’s pretty clear by your post that you don’t know about he Bane of Trapped bug (neither did I until after leveling it ><) ...BoT does not currently effect item procs which makes it nearly 100% useless for monks!I have told Neva this already but getting two people on it wouldn't hurt!Can you toss this info to the appropriate dev please!!! <3Note: I tested with a min=max setup so there is no margin of error.
    Nevalistis: This has already been done! 🙂 There’s an investigation pending on Bane of the Trapped and its interaction with item procs, but we don’t currently have an ETA for a resolution just yet. Definitely a bug, though!

    Thank you. Will the team also be looking into its interaction between other procs, like weapon procs since that is still a heavy part of monks damage.
    Nevalistis: Yep. It’s actually for all procs. That was a mistype on my part. I’ll adjust my earlier post. 😉

    Boon of the Hoarder at work.

    Boon of the Hoarder at work.

    I’ve had hardly time to play lately, but I’ve been working on a new seasonal Monk when I have the chance, and I’m really enjoying the class. Seems like there’s so much more Spirit now, and the Monk doesn’t feel so sluggish anymore. I don’t have a Bane of the Trapped, but it sounds like an awesome spec for a Monk… with any luck by the time I level up to start using it, the bugs will be fixed! See, there is one benefit to leveling slowly…

    How about you guys? Using this or other DiabloWikiLegendary Gems and finding things very different and better with their legendary properties? Oddly, the gem I’ve heard the most about is DiabloWikiBoon of the Hoarder. It’s like everyone with that gem just started CrossFit and became a vegan on the same day, since it’s all they can talk about.

    Gold. So much gold. Because, gold…


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    1. I was doing an Act 5 bounty with the Boon of the Hoarder and Goldwrap combo. I was on the King of the Hill bounty, where you kill a lot of Boggits, and reached 1.15 billion toughness. That was neat.

    2. I would die to get a Bane of the Trapped for my monk, because he excels at melee and within-range for all of his attacks. It would of course replace his current sit-in leg gem, Gem of Efficacious Toxin (Create poison damage on hit over 10 seconds to targets, primary). My DH in training would take that off of him.

      • I'll have you know, his other two leg gems is Simplicity's Strength (currently leveling) and the Boon of the Hoarder (duh, but unleveled yet).. nobody will take his BotH, they will have to get it themselves.

    3. I've been using Bane of the Trapped on my stampede crusader, and it's very effective. I'll probably end up dropping it if I can ever find an eternal union, but at 4,000 shards spent on rings with only two junk legendaries to show, I assume that won't be for a long time.

      The mini-conduit pylon gem was fun while I was gearing up my wizard as lightning, but once I completed firebird's there's no real use for it anymore. Lightning monk inherited it, but he's on the back burner since I foolishly hope they have a good spec that DOESN'T revolve around spamming mantras someday.

      Bane of the Strong is pretty great once leveled, and is basically a 100% uptime damage buff if you're fighting where you should be.

      I hated Taeguk with a passion, even on channeling specs, because unless you pull out StarCraft levels of pointless micromanagement, you start every fight dry anyway.

    4. With the hoarder gem (rank 25+) on T6 with 5000 to 6000% GF, a "kill 100 ennemies" cursed chest gives roughly 10 million gold, not bad for 30 seconds. I have farmed for less than 2 hours with GF gear doing bounties on T6 and got 250 million. This gem makes gold irrelevant.

    5. What is interesting, I got the Boon of the Hoarder from Greed drop and I thought LGems drop only in GRifts. It makes perfect sense to find BotH in Greed's Domain but I keep wandering if she can drop any other LGems.
      Anyone got one from her?

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