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The Crawling Depths

Last updated: Exalt Version 1.3.0.0 (Dec 2020)
The Crawling Depths
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Music: Chelicerae

The Crawling Depths is a high-level dungeon that is a much more difficult version of the Spider Den.

This dungeon is a source of Potions of Mana, and is the main source of the Doku no Ken and two pieces of the Flesh Collector Assassin ST Set.

The portal to The Crawling Depths is a guaranteed drop from the Sting Spider, a rare spawn within the Mountains.

The Realm Eye says:
After Arachna exiled her son, he stole hundreds of her unhatched eggs and carried them further inland.
Burrowing deep into the tough mountain soil, he raised his siblings to be capable fighters and defend their new subterranean lair.
The banished son has gradually amassed an army of spider warriors. He craves the opportunity to exact revenge on his mother.

Key

The Crawling Depths Key The Crawling Depths Key is available in the Nexus for 100 Realm Gold.

Guide

See the The Crawling Depths Guide for a complete walk-through on the dungeon and all its enemies.

Contents


Layout

The layout and aesthetics are mostly identical to the Spider Den, in that the dungeon is a modestly-sized cavern consisting of a series of circular rooms linked by short hallways. There are no branching paths possible. Unlike the Spider Den, there will be a destructible web block wall at the boss room entrance, and a treasure room with multiple orange stalagmites may spawn in the path.

There is a chance to find a treasure room, a large circular room containing many Glowing Eggs that have a small chance to drop loot that the boss would have dropped. Multiple of these can exist in one The Crawling Depths, but they are not guaranteed to appear.

Example Layout


Full map here

Screenshots

Screenshot 1 Screenshot 2


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Enemies

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Boss

Boss Eggs

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Treasure Room Boss

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Drops of Interest

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Daily Quests

The Crawling Depths is part of the Mighty Quest pool from The Tinkerer and has three associated quests.

Name Description Items Needed Reward
The Prodigal Son Defeat the Son of Arachna in the Crawling Depths. Mark of the Son of ArachnaMark of the Son of ArachnaMark of the Son of ArachnaMark of the Son of Arachna Mighty Quest Chest
Epic Showdown Slay Jon Bilgewater, the Son of Arachna, and the Murderous Megamoth to be rewarded. Mark of BilgewaterMark of BilgewaterMark of the Son of ArachnaMark of the Son of Arachna
Mark of the MegamothMark of the Megamoth
Exterminate! Get rid of those overgrown insects! Mark of the Son of ArachnaMark of the Son of ArachnaMark of the MegamothMark of the Megamoth
Mark of the Killer Bee Queen

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Tips and Strategies

The Crawling Depths is a simple maze with only one real pathway - so you won’t get lost here - but you do want to watch out for all the Crawling Spider Hatchlings that spawn from the egg sacs littered across the floor and the other spiders that cause a variety of status effects. If you’re not in a rush, it’s usually worth it to be cautious and clear each room before progressing to the next room.

Like some other dungeons, the entrance to the boss room always faces south. Before the boss room, there is a web wall that will cause rushers to spend some time breaking down the wall before entering into relative safety. This wall does not regenerate health, so take it down and enter into the Son of Arachna’s Lair!

Boss Strategies
When in the boss room, try to clear all the eggs surrounding the room first. If you don’t, then you’ll have a harder time trying to kill the boss. During the boss fight, the Son of Arachna zips around the web while shooting quickly. Around the web are 4 colored eggs in each ‘corner’ that spawn each type of spider encountered in the dungeon itself. After the eggs are destroyed, the boss slows down considerably and its firing speed lowers.

Another way to do the dungeon with multiple people is after clearing the eggs in the boss room half of the people go in the center of the web, and the other go on the outside (with Son of Arachna in the middle). This makes the boss bounce back and fourth so you can sit back and shoot.

Tips
Each of the eggs corresponds to an attack that the boss does. The red egg is the son’s bleeding shot, black is the armor break, yellow is paralyze and gives invulnerability to the boss and blue is the quiet shot and his intense speed. After all of the eggs are broken and the room is cleared of all the quieting spider minions, the fight becomes SIGNIFICANTLY easier to the point where you can stay in the web and never get hit. Each egg that is broken also spawns the corresponding minions just to add to the chaos of it all. The boss himself has shields “on” until the yellow egg is destroyed, but it is advised not trying to attack him early on as it is a BIG risk. If the yellow egg spawned a Crawling Green Spider, it’s possible to drag it away from the boss room, preventing the yellow egg from spawning any more spiders. As long as you aren’t too keen on trying to be the hero and taking on his full shotgun of many debuffs, the boss fight isn’t too hard.

Also, the eggs surrounding the boss have a chance to drop loot bags from purple bags all the way to white bags!

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History

This dungeon was added in Release 16.0.0 (Aug 2013) alongside Deadwater Docks and Woodland Labyrinth, comprising the first three “Epic Dungeons”.

Before Patch X.32.4.1 (Jan 2020), the portal had the following sprite:
The Crawling Depths (old)

In Exalt Version 1.3.0.0 (Dec 2020), this dungeon along with the Toxic Sewers and Woodland Labyrinth recieved complete reworks, changing almost all content within the dungeon.

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