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In some areas there are traps that I can clearly see on the ground.

a bear trap
Yep, I see you...

I want to disarm or set them off safely but I can't (that way I don't accidentally walk into them the next time I'm in the area).

All of these I've tried does nothing and provides no options and usually just hurts me:

  • Sneaking up to it
  • Walking up to it
  • Running onto it
  • Moving around with a shield
  • Attacking it
  • Using spells/abilities on it

I figure I could probably lure enemies onto it but I usually kill them off before I ever encounter these.

Is there anything I can do to disarm or set these off safely?

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You can disarm traps once you get your Detect Hidden skill to rank 4.

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Note that if you get it all the way up to rank 8, not only can you disarm the traps, but you can salvage components from them.

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The ability to disable traps becomes available at level 4 in Detect Hidden.

Until then, you need to either trigger and escape (most magic rune traps) or simply avoid (bear traps).

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  • Ah figures, I've been spending my points mostly in Stealth, Blacksmithing and Alchemy. I haven't even really looked at the other descriptions yet. Commented Feb 11, 2012 at 21:24

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