Arachne priest

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Arachne priest
Arachne Priest Colored.jpg
Level 26
Family Humanoid family creatures
Body Type Biped
Classification(s) Living
Area(s) Found Spider Temple
Speed ?
Attack Attributes
Physical Attacks
Broadsword 219 AS
Scimitar 219 AS
Short sword 219 AS
Warding Spells
Web (118) 118 CS
Misc. Offensive Spells
Spirit Strike (117)
Heroism (215)
Benediction (307)
Defense Attributes
None (natural) ASG 1N
Defensive Strength (DS)
Melee 189
Ranged 160 - 180
Unarmed Defense Factor
Target Defense (TD)
Bard Base 92
Cleric Base 102
Empath Base 95
Paladin Base
Ranger Base
Sorcerer Base 108 - 115
Wizard Base 107
Minor Elemental 107
Major Elemental 107
Minor Spiritual 104
Major Spiritual 104
Minor Mental
Defensive Spells
Spirit Warding II (107)
Spell Shield (219)
Prayer of Protection (303)
Warding Sphere (310)
Prayer (313)
Treasure Attributes
Coins Yes
Gems Yes
Magic Items Yes
Boxes Yes
Skin None
Other Glimmering blue essence shard
The Arachne priest's lithe body is covered by heavy silk robes that also cowl most of the facial features.  A single visible image of a black spider over a crimson background is clearly emblazoned upon the backside.  Draped in their macabre attire, the Arachne priest goes about its zealous duties in worship of Arachne.  Upon close inspection, one can make out partial shapes of sigils formed by welts and mutilations on the hands and face.

Hunting strategies

Arachne priests and priestesses do not wear armor, so they are somewhat easier to hit.

Be wary of hiding or stepping out of the room if it begins to prepare a spell (usually Web); if it cannot target you, then it will resort to casting the Area of Effect version of the spell, which can linger in the room for up to 5 minutes if the priest is not killed.

Arachne priests and priestesses will occasionally enter a state of "shock" after casting a series of spells at one time. This may be a result of attempting to cast a spell while having no mana. This effect stuns the creature, inflicts a minor amount of hitpoint damage, and causes nerve damage:

An Arachne priest appears to be in heavy shock!
   ... 5 points of damage!
   Mild electric jolt sends the Arachne acolyte into spasms.
   The Arachne priest is stunned!

Also watch out, sometimes when the priests hit you their weapons will poison you. Usually this is a very strong poison around 40 hp/tick and dissipate usually at 2 per.

Other information

Arachne priests and Arachne priestesses are the same creature for the purposes of the Adventurer's Guild bounty hunting. For example, you do not need to exclusively clear out Arachne priests to find a lost child.


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