Level Required: 4
Skill Type: Defensive

Cost: 6 Discipline

Lay a trap of caltrops on the ground that activates when an enemy approaches. Once sprung, the caltrops Slow the movement of enemies within 12 yards by 60%. This trap lasts 6 seconds.

Element: Physical

Runes for Caltrops
Skill RunesLevelElement
Hooked Spines

Increase the slowing amount to 80%.

Torturous Ground

When the trap is sprung, all enemies in the area are immobilized for 2 seconds.

Jagged Spikes

Enemies in the area also take 270% weapon damage as Physical over 6 seconds.

Carved Stakes

Reduce the cost of Caltrops to 3 Discipline.

Bait the Trap

Become empowered while standing in the area of effect, gaining an additional 10% Critical Hit Chance.

Note: Information on this page is based on a level 70 Demon Hunter.
Caltrops Rune Popularity
  • This chart shows the popularity of the runes for the Caltrops Demon Hunter active skill. Select the blue bars for softcore data, the red bars for hardcore data, or view all the rune statistics in the table display.
  • These are the Caltrops runes as chosen by level 70 Demon Hunters who are currently playing the Diablo III: Reaper of Souls on PC or Mac in patch 2.3. It can also guide Demon Hunters looking to pick the best Caltrops runes in Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition on consoles - the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.
  • See other Demon Hunter skill data in the Most Popular Demon Hunter Builds and Skills charts.
Caltrops Rune Popularity Chart
Popularity percentages for Caltrops runes, as used by level 70 hardcore and softcore Demon Hunters. Hightlight the bars on the chart to see the percentages for each Caltrops rune.
Caltrops Rune Popularity Table
Popularity percentages for the Caltrops runes used by level 70 softcore and hardcore Demon Hunters.
RuneSoftcore %Hardcore %
Bait the Trap83.256.2
Carved Stakes1030.2
Torturous Ground2.65.7
Jagged Spikes2.44
Hooked Spines1.73.8
No Rune00
Charts Last Updated: November 3, 2018
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