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Build:R/any Hard Mode Spike Trapper

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The PvXwiki community finds this to be a good build.

Through the PvX vetting system, it has reached an overall Rating in the range from 3.75 to < 4.75 and thus qualifies for the lower category of working builds: Good.

This build has been designed for the following use:

This build uses damage from Spike Trap and Barbed Trap with Winnowing to farm almost any melee based mob on Hard Mode.

Skills and Attributes

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  • Wilderness mask with Superior Wilderness Survival rune.
  • A piece with a Superior Expertise rune.
  • Attunement runes and radiant insignias are recommended.


  • Lay down Winnowing.
  • Hit Serpent's Quickness and trap in this order:
    • Spike Trap -Dust Trap -> Barbed Trap -> Flame Trap. Then proceed with whatever recharges.
  • Once you have laid down Dust Trap four times quickly aggro your group using Storm Chaser, run back to Winnowing and activate Whirling Defense.
  • Rinse and Repeat.


  • Being caught by the group you're pulling.
  • Trapping in a patrol's path unintentionally.


  • Another Running skill, e.g. Dodge Dodge,Zojun's Haste Zojun's Haste, or Natural Stride Natural Stride.
  • Troll Unguent Troll Unguent
  • Piercing Trap Piercing Trap for a bigger spike.
  • Trapper's Speed Trapper's Speed may replace Serpent's Quickness.
  • Ether Signet Ether Signet for some energy.
  • Ebon Battle Standard of Honor Ebon Battle Standard of Honor may replace Barbed Trap to increase the damage from Spike Trap and Flame Trap.
  • Weaken Armor Weaken Armor to further buff your armor-affected traps.
  • A hero with additional spirits (particularly, Edge of Extinction Edge of Extinction), resurrection, and/or battery skills can be taken and flagged off compass ~halfway through your trap sequence, if needed to kill hardier enemies.


  • This Build has been tested so far on Trolls outside of Droknar's Forge, Vermin outside of Senji's Corner, Jade Brotherhood Knights outside of Marketplace, Raptors outside of Rata Sum, and in the Underworld in normal mode.


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