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Explosive Clap is a Tier 4 Action Skill Upgrade in Gaige's Best Friends Forever skill tree. Deathtrap creates an explosion that damages all nearby enemies.

Special Skill Text

"This clap will trap your soul! your body...whatever."


  • This effect has a 25 second cooldown.
  • Explosive Clap deals less damage the further the enemy is from the center of the explosion.
  • The damage formula for this skill is 187×(1.13playerlevel). See table below for damage stats at varying levels between 21(when first available), and OP10.
Level Damage
21 2435
30 7314
50 84287
72 1241k
80 3297k
OP10 11192k


Taking this skill adds bulky pieces of armor to Deathtrap's left upper arm and right forearm.

Gaige skills
Best Friends Forever Little Big Trouble Ordered Chaos