Detect Traps
Ability spy
  • Detect Traps (Passive)
  • Passive
  • Greatly increased chance to detect traps.
Usable by
Casting time
  • Passive
  • Level required42
    Related buff
    Ability spy
    • Detect Traps
    • Detecting traps.
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    No surprises here.

    Detect Traps is a core rogue ability learned at level 42. It allows rogues to find traps laid out by others. When paired with [Disarm Trap], a rogue becomes essential for the safekeeping of any band of dungeon explorers.


    • Of use in Stratholme to identify legitimate supply crates.
    • Allows you to see Hunter traps in PvP.


    • Many rogues have expressed great displeasure over the change of Detect Traps to a passive in patch 1.11 (Shadow of the Necropolis). They claim that they enjoyed spamming the "Swirly Ball" (a reference to the animation of the old, castable spell), and now have "nothing to do during buff downtime at raids".

    Patch changes

    • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.11.0 (20-Jun-2006): Detect Traps is now a passive skill.

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