Lightning Rod


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Lightning Rod is a rune effect in Spike Trap, is a Hatred-generating trap-like Demon Hunter skill.

This rune effect turns the trap into a Lightning shooting object that fires a sort of chain lightning that will hit up to 3 targets.

Skill Rune Effects[edit]

See the Spike Trap rune effects page for thorough descriptions of all five rune effects in this skill, including screenshots, videos, and strategy tips.

Name Level Description
Spike Trap

1 Cost: 30 Hatred

Lay a trap that arms after 1.5 seconds and triggers when an enemy approaches. The trap has a 0.5 second re-arming time and can explode up to 3 times, each time dealing 340% weapon damage as Fire to all enemies within 8 yards.

You can have a maximum of 3 Spike Traps active at one time.

MedRuneE Lightning Rod
1 When triggered lightning chain hits up to 3 enemies within 10 yards.

Lightning will also arc from any triggered trap to any armed traps within 1 yards.
All enemies are hit for 880% weapon damage as Lightning over 4 hits.


Screenshots and movies will be added post-release.


Prior to the skill revision in February 2012, this rune effect was enabled by the Alabaster Rune, granting the following effect with a level 7 runestone:



Increase the maximum number of traps that can be out simultaneously to 10.