I'm curious as to whether any character can search for traps, or only someone with an ability like the rogue's trapfinding ability.


Any character can search for traps, but only someone with the Trapfinding ability can find traps with a DC of higher than 20.

Also pertinent is that only characters with the above special ability can disable magic traps with use of the disable device skill.

  • 3
    \$\begingroup\$ Actually, only characters with Trapfinding can disable magic traps. Normal traps can be disabled without that ability. Spot on about the restrictions on finding them though. \$\endgroup\$ – BESW Dec 13 '12 at 11:04
  • 1
    \$\begingroup\$ Good call @BESW \$\endgroup\$ – LitheOhm Dec 13 '12 at 11:06
  • \$\begingroup\$ Actually anyone can disable the trap once its found...they simply have to activate it! (preferably with a stick or other non-living mattter) seriously, not being a jerk...when we'flve found ourselves short a rogue had to "manually disable" the trap this way...fair warning, its not always as safe as you think ..(guess thats the purpose) \$\endgroup\$ – Ben-Jamin Dec 14 '12 at 21:19
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Ben-Jamin how about automatic reset traps? There's are of effect too :P \$\endgroup\$ – LitheOhm Dec 14 '12 at 23:52
  • \$\begingroup\$ Usually there's a time limit before it resets..if not well then hopefully u made it past the trap or got w/e u needed alrdy..and btw I'm definitely NOT encouraging this style of "disable" but with no other choices... :) \$\endgroup\$ – Ben-Jamin Dec 16 '12 at 0:38

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.