OK, before anyone comments on the title of the post, Blizzard didn’t make us put Disarm Traps on our toolbar.
But we do get to disarm a trap. When was the last time you did that? I’ve heard that it can be done in PvP (which I don’t do enough to say). Other than that, I think the last time I disarmed a trap was at Ravenholdt Manor sometime around level 25. Old school raiders used Disarm Traps in the Suppression Room in BWL (rogues – if you’ve never gone into BWL, you should take a few friends and go through it just to see what you missed).
A lot of people are playing rogues that they started only after BC or WotLK came out, so its possible that many of them have never disarmed a trap. So lets review. Rogues have the passive Detect Traps ability. It gives you a heightened ability to see a trap before you reach it.
When you see a trap, normally you would use your Disarm Trap ability to get rid of it. Disarm Trap requires you to be in stealth. Traps are so rare these days that you almost certainly do not have Disarm Traps on your toolbar anywhere. That’s OK, Blizzard is going to help you out in Icecrown Citadel.
So where is this trap? Its in the first trash area in Icecrown Citadel. I stumbled on it when we went in there yesterday. As we were working our way through the room, I asked in chat, “What’s that thing on the ground there?” The raid leader replied, “What thing?” It turned out that I was the only one who could see it. Rogue FTW!
(in the picture, the plume of smoke is from a flare I threw so that the rest of the raid would avoid the trap)
The item is called a Spirit Trap. If anyone in the raid gets too close, it animates one of those huge bone giants that are standing against the walls. They aren’t too terribly tough, but they would be an inconvenience if they showed up in the middle of other trash fights.
When you mouse over it (while stealthed), you’ll get a wheel. Click on it and you’ll attempt to disarm it. If you succeed, it doesn’t go away but you no longer get a wheel when you mouse over it. If the disarm attempt fails – a bone giant will be running at you. Vanish!
Honestly, a lot of raids will want you to leave the traps alone. The bone giants give a nice chunk of Ashen Verdict reputation, and killing them get you closer to the rep rewards. Still, this was a nice little nugget for Blizzard to throw in there for rogues.