Loot Traps in general are structures built by players to automatically give them
Items and Resources over time.
In most cases this is achieved by trapping and killing
Players and Mobs.
Trapping it is common to use Boosters, because Players or mobs can step on them brought to a the place where they get killed. Traps are not very efficient for trapping players.
For the automated killing process
Turrets or Spikewalls can be used. Once the player or mob is dead its items are dropped and can be collected by the player that built the Loot Trap.
Lava could be used for automated killing, but can not be used in a Loot Trap, because the dropped items get destroyed afterwards
Maintaining a Loot Trap Edit
Players who want to get the
Items from the Buildings of your Loot Trap, or who want to destroy its functionality (or even Monsters), might start to destroy your Loot Trap. Therefore for a Loot Trap to function you have to patrol it.