Material required? None
80/100 giving extra checks? No
Obtainable in game? Yes
Wishable Yes

Used to detect traps both actively and passively.

Manual info[]

This skill must be explicitly used to discover hidden traps. It also helps to avoid known traps. The 'Search' command also activates this skill.


As of v. 2.3.0, applying the skill will search the PC's surroundings for traps, and proficiency in the skill affects the chance to find traps when using the search command. Both actions have the same probability of detecting traps.[1]

Some areas in the game have traps in fixed layouts, which makes the skill especially useful there if the player is familiar with them.

Advanced uses[]

As stated in manual, it somewhat helps to avoid known traps.

Dwarves' racial ability to find traps more easily functions as a +20 bonus when applying this skill.[2]


Dwarves start with the skill, as do all Assassins, Thieves, and Weaponsmiths. Other PCs can learn it in the thieves' guild.


Using skill successfully, or paying to increase the skill in the thieves' guild.