Arachna the Spider Queen

Last updated: 27.7.X.12
 Picture of a big green spider queen.

Arachna the Spider Queen is the boss of the Spider Den.

The Realm Eye says:
Arachna was once a beautiful maiden whose talent in weaving and crafts were unrivaled. Envious, Oryx had challenged her to weave a greater tapestry than he could.
Oryx did not actually know the first thing about weaving, and transmogrified Arachna into a hideous spider in a poor attempt to hide this fact.

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Stats

HP: 2,700 (+20% [540 HP] per player in Dungeon)
DEF: 4
EXP: 600
Location: Spider Den

Stasis Immune
Counts to God Kills
Level 1 Quest

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Combat

Attacks

Aesthetics
Damage
Condition effects
Speed (tiles/sec)
Range (tiles)
Comments
Green Magic
40
5.6
14.56
Piercing
Green Blob
75
Weak for 5s
4
12
Piercing

Behavior

At the beginning of the fight, Arachna spawns nine Arachna Elements around herself. These Arachna Elements will form a large web in the center of the boss room.
Arachna will then shoot Green Magic bullets radially around her, occasionally firing a Green Blob bullet toward the nearest player. While firing bullets, Arachna alternates between wandering away from the closest player and wandering back to the center of her web.

Reproduction

Spawns:
Arachna ElementArachna Element

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Drops

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Tips and Strategies

Arachna the Spider Queen is not a particularly difficult boss fight. Although she can be intimidating to newer players. Her battle involves a biological slowing field that can make it hard to dodge her attacks.

Arachnas Web cannot damage you, it merely applies a slowing effect when you touch it. It is possible to sit between the lines and avoid being slowed, but this heavily limits the room you have to dodge. Melee characters and other short-ranged classes will not be able to do this.

Arachnas attacks are almost entirely radial, meaning they fire out in a ring from her position. Because of this, NEVER sit on her unless you have enough DEF. She can put out a significant blow of damage if you do this.

Her most dangerous attack is a fast green blob projectile that deals a very hefty amount of damage for how early she can be encountered, additionally applying a weaken for 5 seconds which can make it harder to damage her. Avoiding this requires constant focus on Arachna to spot when she fires it.

The hardest part of the fight is keeping within range to harm Arachna. She tends to move away from players constantly, however if she reaches a wall she will move back towards the web which can give an opening for attack.

Farming Arachna is a good way to get mid-level gear which can set you up for the godlands, as well as for stockpiling Healing Ichors for emergency uses down the road.

Arachna can provide two UT items, unfortunately they are not very valuable due to them being rather weak. The ring can be useful if you have nothing better, and the dagger can be helpful if you have yet to obtain a Mithril Dagger.

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