My traps are already well on their way 2 doin about 3k dmg but the 1-3,000 dmg hurts, sumtimes they only do about 50 dmg and thats where i die, if ne1 has ne pointers of how 2 counter this problem plz tell me.
seriously though, i don't see why u have a problem. lvl 1 CoS (everything except champions, minions of destruction) or lvl 1 MB (champions, minions of destruction) is good for crowd control, CoS far better for ranged in particular. What is killing u exactly?
Mostly wuts killin me is when i g2 baal runs the monsters run up 2 me and kill me (the bull people) and they dont get hurt by my traps at all. Also the doll people kill me 2. And the souls are a problem but they r immune 2 me so sum1 else will deal with them My traps just do low minimum dmg and they usually never do the 3k it says.
Get a Shadow Master and hide behind her! Also use Mind Blast and Cloak Of Shadows as Phool said. Traps Assasins are very safe characters because they have a minion and the wonderful MB and COS. Perhaps you should play more carefully, always have your merc and shadow in front of you if possible.