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Trap Launcher

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Trap Launcher
Ability hunter traplauncher.png
  • Trap Launcher
  • Level 48 hunter ability
  • Instant cast
  • While active, your Traps are launched to a target location within 40 yards. Lasts until cancelled.
Usable by



None/Global Cooldown

Other information
Level learned


Related buff
Ability hunter traplauncher.png
  • Trap Launcher
  • While active, your Traps are launched to a target location within 40 yards.

Trap Launcher is a hunter ability learned at level 48. It enables any trap to be launched to any location with 40 yards while active.

Trap Launcher is essentially a method of placing Hunter traps at range. It is off the Global cooldown. This ability allows the hunter to use traps as a ranged-attack method and throw traps on mobs and bosses without having to enter melee range.


Trap Launcher was preceded by [Freezing Arrow], which lasted for the duration of the Wrath of the Lich King expansion. It had been the first means of launching a trap effect at range, a welcome quality of life change for hunters.

Patches and hotfixes

  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Removed.
  • WoD Patch 6.1.0 (2015-02-24): No longer resets when changing talents.
  • Hotfix (2013-12-11): "Hunter aspects and Trap Launcher effect should no longer be removed at the start of an arena match."
  • MoP Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Now lasts until cancelled. Focus cost removed.
  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Added.

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