Last week a Blue confirmed that the secondary legendary property on the Bane of the Trapped LGem does proc on itself. Here’s the gem stats, as a reminder:
Bane 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%.
That’s great for a melee character since the R25 version of the gem starts slowing, and dealing that damage, to anything within 15 yards. The property is plenty good for ranged attackers as well, since any attacks that slow, stun, root, chill, freeze, etc, all deal extra damage for the duration of the CC effect.
Demonstrating that nicely is a new video by Meathead Mikael, where he shows off some details of the Legendary Gem with his Witch Doctor. Not only do rune effects that add CC help, but various interesting item procs come into play as well. For instance, his WD has the Hwoj Wrap belt, which adds a slowing effect to enemies infested by Locust Swarm (a skill without a CC ability of its own). Ordinarily that’s just a helpful slowing bonus, but with the Bane of the Trapped gem, the slowing turns into a gateway to added damage. This is one of the cooler things about Diablo 3 now, with so many interesting legendary affixes all interacting and procing on each other, plenty of items or rune effects that aren’t special on their own can become very cool in combination with others.
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Legendary Gem: Bane of the Trapped, Video Tutorial:
This video has been archived in the Media section back along in case you missed it.