Vana'diel Bestiary: Dune Widow  

Found in:Eastern Altepa Desert
  • Notorious Monster
  • Not Aggro
  • Not Linking
  • Based on Earth
  • Weak against Ice
Stolen Items:
Updated: Mon Jan 12 10:01:12 2009

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'''Regular Nyzul Isle NM

'''    Regular NMs inside Nyzul Isle need to be defeated in order to complete the objective 'Defeat all enemies' but will never be a 'Specified Enemy/Enemies'.

'''NM Drop Appraisals

'''    Drops a crate containing a ??? item which may appraise into Spider Torque.

''' Appears on Floors:

'''    61 - 80 (G8 Eastern Altepa Desert, > 1h 20 min after Placeholder was killed)

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# Jun 21 2009 at 5:15 PM Rating: Good
148 posts
Just soloed as a 51RDM/25THF. Long fight and only went yellow twice. I don't know if this has been said, but it seems very resistant to sleep. Resisted 4 sleeps, but landed bind twice long enought to cast stoneskin and convert. No drop though.

1/20 so far >.>
Some awesome luck!
# Jan 06 2009 at 3:25 PM Rating: Decent
9 posts
2/2.. in a row :3
crazy claim
# Jun 16 2008 at 6:17 AM Rating: Default
787 posts
I just wanted to tell everyone the amazing claim I got on this spider.

1st I get a teleport altep grab a choco and head to spawn. There was a 75pld/bst and a 75nin/rng both killing spiders. I stay on my choco because I wasn't gonna outclaim flash anyway. Finally after 10mins the pld says quit following Nin/rng around because you don't have widescan. I lold because I wasn't following anyone around I was actually running a big circle checking pops. I then told pld I only came for tod or a fluke claim and would be back to kill it next. I come up on a spider the pld flashes it and as soon as he does the widow pops just in sight behind him. I didn't think hey he just now flashed I could actually claim this so I just followed behind him watching him engauge it from max range. He is slowly running to it and low and behold my time on choc ran out and it kicked me off. I had the widow in my target so i hit stun and actually took it right out from under the plds swinging sword. It was increadable, I did a /s Fluke claim man sorry for your bad luck my chocobo time just happen to run out at the exact right moment.

btw plds pet was a doom scorpion so he couldn't charm claim.
75 War | 75 Blm | 75 Thf |

# May 20 2008 at 10:43 PM Rating: Decent
145 posts
got drop tonight 1/16 lol no more camping for me
Retired July 2009

# Feb 27 2008 at 6:24 AM Rating: Decent
66 posts
Does spider torque still drop....
# Feb 08 2008 at 6:32 PM Rating: Decent
13 posts
I know this may seem like a crazy question but does DW still drop the spider torque? I am looking to level my RDM and would love to camp this but the description doesn't show it as a dropped item, and the description for the item itself just says found in altepa desert.
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Hunting BLU magic is like camping an NM that always drops the item, but then slaps you in the face and takes it back.
# Nov 19 2007 at 12:51 AM Rating: Decent
22 posts
wasted time
# Jul 29 2007 at 12:30 PM Rating: Decent
4 posts
Getting very annoyed at camping this. 0/7 in 3 days of camping. I did /follow the PH after killing Dune Widow for an hour (luckily nobody came by to camp it)and after I killed the PH, Dune Widow spawned. Don't know if this is any way to get the spawn to come sooner or anything....

*** Edit ***
0/10 now. Curse you S-E!!!

Edited, Jul 30th 2007 1:57pm by phatboyslym

*** Edit ***
1/11 now! Finally!!!

Ack! 1/12. Trying to get one for my brother. >.<

Edited, Aug 1st 2007 1:04pm by phatboyslym
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75 RDM / 75 WHM / 37 BLM / 15 THF / 15 NIN / 14 BLU / 11 RNG / 10 SMN / 10 WAR / 10 BST / 4 PLD
RDM AF: Weapon [o], Head [o], Body [o], Hands [o], Legs [o], Feet [o]
WHM AF: Weapon [o], Head [o], Body [o], Hands [o], Legs [o], Feet [o]
Night time mobs muck up wide scan
# Jul 27 2007 at 1:47 PM Rating: Decent
8 posts
For anyone who first goes out to camp her at night, the Wide Scan list looks a little different.

Sand Beetle
Antican Funditor
Giant Spider (Place Holder)
Giant Spider
Sand Beetle
Sand Beetle

Sand Beetle
Antican Funditor
Flesh Eater
Giant Spider (Place Holder)
Giant Spider
Sand Beetle
Sand Beetle

Sand Beetle
Anttican Funditor
Flesh Eater
Lost Soul
Giant Spider (Place Holder)
Giant Spider
Sand Beetle
Sand Beetle

Just my two cents, hope it helps?
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# Jun 02 2007 at 9:56 PM Rating: Decent
3,767 posts
Didn't even know about this guy until I was walking around Desert skilling up dagger. Random person asked if I was camping it, so I looked it up and realized it dropped the Spider Torque. Instantly started killing the spiders, and Widow popped in less than 5 min. I can thank the SMN39 who was soloing for that. ^^

Soloed Widow with RDM59/WHM29 with a VERY unskilled dagger (all I had with). Easy as long as I kept all buffs/debuffs/en* spells/spikes/refresh up. Didn't even need convert.

No drop, but I logged there to try again tomorrow.
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# May 31 2007 at 1:19 PM Rating: Decent
6 posts
chillin' here, smoking some chronic, and walking around eastern altepa, trying to get dune widow, but obviously i wasnt paying much attention, a 75DRK/37THF is flee'ing every 5 mins so he's pretty much beating me to every spider claim, i leave the room, come back, and who do i see behind me? Dune Widow. at this point my heart is racing and im spamming provoke, i voke the thing, then the drk /tells me saying "nice, would've got it if you would've kept running around pointlessly" so i lash back saying "dude, i wouldn't be talking, you just got beat by a guy who baked out of his tree" so i'm 1/1 on DW now, i was reading alot of reports though, saying that some people are like 0/10, better luck! i got drop without TH, so you guys have a chance!

running for 170k-190k on garuda

Reife 75PLD/37WAR

Edited, Jun 1st 2007 5:42am by Reife
PLD 55 RDM 12 WHM 13 MNK 14 WAR 31 RNG 10
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# May 11 2007 at 2:23 PM Rating: Decent
25 posts
Going to do this tonight i think, coiuld use the torque
Ultra rare drop
# May 01 2007 at 2:09 PM Rating: Decent
53 posts
I'm 2/25+

Most of the kills with TH3.

I'm starting to think the TH is killing the drop rate on torque. It ****** me off seeing whms and rngs getting the **** drop but not a thf!
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# Apr 25 2007 at 7:41 PM Rating: Decent
How often does this thing pop???
3 times
# Apr 23 2007 at 11:58 AM Rating: Good
103 posts
I just camped this thing the whole afternoon, saw 2 fellow campers but they only staid about half an hour each. Claimed and killed her 3 times. 0/3 ... ; ;
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# Mar 22 2007 at 12:02 PM Rating: Decent
487 posts
70 Taru thief (35 rng), with TH3. Just started camping. 0/3 atm, but I have not taken more than 40 points worth of damage in 3 fights (note also that I wear acc gear, not eva gear other than SH). All 3 pops lower portion of G-8 (left to center), but have not actually started looking for PH. (TH3 with the newly cheap Thief Knife, which to date does not seem to help too much with drops from NM's or in regular farming. Meh ... over time, it may).
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yup, rarely drops
# Mar 12 2007 at 11:30 PM Rating: Decent
4 posts
this is my most camped NM, and considering my busy schedule, its a nice way to spend my limited hours since i work most of the day. i dont know if its because it just never drops, but rarely is it camped so i can easily get claim and if i dont get the item, the webs stack up so at least im making some profit. since i dont have TH its one of my better ways to make profit actually. plus i can do other things while im camping. its just my way of making money when im broke and i dont have too much time on my hands, because it gives guaranteed profit.

as for the horrible drop rate with TH, sometimes i just think ur chance for getting some items can be just as good without TH.. this is from my personal experience with keys and very rare items.. apart from the obvious tho, since some common, but somewhat rare, items like spider webs or ram horns WILL definitely drop more with TH.

but for the spider torque, i think u just gotta be there at the right place at the right time, and if you are, you will get the drop. but for the person with 0/48, yea... im thinking it did drop once between those 48 nms, but u happened to not be there for the claim, you were prolly just unlucky. the point here for those thinking of getting it within the next few days: Never expect too much ^^ itll be very frustrating if u do because you just cant tell when itll drop. just be thankful for those webs ^^

Edited, Mar 13th 2007 12:32am by noituloverx
# Mar 08 2007 at 7:03 AM Rating: Decent
10 posts
im 1/3 on this...and im sorry but i cant beleive your 0/48..why would you continue camping it after 0/10?
Where's the Drop
# Feb 28 2007 at 12:12 AM Rating: Decent
313 posts
;; This NM is no fun. Currently 0/10.

PH information from posts below is correct, 2 spiders below Ant. Fung. (or Sabotender..depending on how big your widescan is) but above 2 scarab beetles. The beetles and spiders will almost always be inside of G-8. The top spider out of the 2 is the PH.

PH are on a 5 earth minute timer, or roughly 2h10m game timer. I've noticed some discrepancies, sometimes the PH will pop late or even a bit early, but never by more than 10 game minutes

Dune Widows spawn window (in my experience) is 1-3 hours. Seen it spawn in as little as 1h20m and as long as 3h00m. Rough average in my experience is 90minutes.

!!!!!Attention Beastmasters!!!!!

This NM is soloable as 45BST/whm (quite possibly as low as 40bst/nin, but beetles may be more resistant to charm) Fight took around 10 mins, I already had my first jug (fish broth) out from killings PH's. After that died my call beast timer was up so I called 2nd jug. After that died I charmed beetles around the area (took me 3 beetles) until call beast timer reset. Called 3rd jug, used familar. That one eventually died also, and I charmed 1 last beetle and melee'd to finish it off. No drop, but it is a fun fight considering at 45 you still aggro Sabatendors and Undead, so take care of where you fight at.

/I Hate Hackers/
Anyone on Unicorn Server, there is a whm/blm named Nonno that has widescan and flee (makes beeline for PH's and DW even when halfway accross the desert, and no, WHM main cannot equip powder boots). If you notice the same behavior I did, report it ^^ This person was noted by a GM on 2/27.
# Feb 08 2007 at 1:24 AM Rating: Decent
7 posts
Drop Rate SUX !!!
Fed up with this stupid nm !

Server: Seraph
Thf 75 Mnk 61 Nin 58 Rng 53 War 40 Blm 30 Whm 30

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she is truely a prude slut.
# Jan 27 2007 at 10:58 PM Rating: Decent
i am currently 0/48 on this NM. i camped it off and on for the last 3 weeks but in the last week i have done nothing but camp this NM as a RDM68/RNG7 i have gotten claim 48 times and not once gotten a Spider Torque always 3 Spider Webs that sell for 3k each and fast thanks to all of you clothcrafters out there. as you may assume i've made a nice hunk of change from the spider webs alone 48 x 3 x 3k= 432k which is more than enough to buy the damned torque if there was one for sale!
I've camped this mob with TH2 about 20/48 times and had at least TH1 3 of the times and still no drop i even killed all of the Dune Widows in a 36 hour period and in every moon phase and on every day of the Vana'diel week and i am at my wits end. perhaps 50 is my lucky number i'll update that later but if anyone on Diabolos has a Spider Torque they wanna sell /tell Kuchiki
All Fear the Power of Kuch
68 RDM
55 BLM
40 THF
39 NIN
0 WHM (yes i hate it with a passion)
# Jan 17 2007 at 6:41 AM Rating: Decent
23 posts
Gah! Me and Sizzlechest (Asura) camped this little lady, she is a greedy one! She popped at 3:00am, TOD 3:03am. Popped again 6:30am, TOD 6:34am. 0/2. >< Oh well, got 6 spider webs out of it and we'll try again tomorrow I guess. *yawn*
# Dec 29 2006 at 9:33 PM Rating: Decent
1 post
Jus lettin every one know a 56RNG/thf can take this sorta. Sleep bolts don't work so i jus play my luck hoping barrage and slug shot all lands. i usally end up with about 100 hp near the end 0/2 but i claimed it 3 times. XD he won the first time XD
# Dec 09 2006 at 5:59 AM Rating: Decent
Just killed, 1/1. Was in caves killin Tungi NM, no drop there though, and thought id give dune widow a try. Head out a drk killin spiders but soon left. Widow popped almost dead center of pop area in about 15 min, killed as 75 thf/nin with thief's knife. I already have Enfeebling torque so 300k to me. GL to everyone camping.
Happy hunting
# Dec 05 2006 at 6:06 AM Rating: Decent
108 posts
I too will have to say that the PH was totally correct. I was camping blindly for a friend killing everything. We ended up with massive competition. 5 hours of no spawn or perhaps a claim that we did not know about. My friend changed to RNG, i looked in here for help. Widescan can up just as posted. Competition started killing again but we grabed the PH. He was rdm/rng ( my friend ) and kept the PH asleep for 30 minutes each death. After death the PH popped again right next to us. We again held for 30 minutes. After that kill DW popped right where the PH spawned. Easy claim and kill. Duoed by 51 rdm/rng and 56 thief/nin. Never had any problems. We are however 0/1 lol will hunt more all tired out now.
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Dune Widow
# Dec 01 2006 at 7:15 PM Rating: Decent
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U are right on PH it is the one directly below the Antican Funditor. I am currently 1/29 on DW. I've gotten Ph down so well i don't even use /rng anymore. Hopin for a 2nd one that I can sell. I went 1/13 the first time and haven't had drop since. PH pop's every 2:07 game time after death. So, if u killed PH @ 3:00 either PH or DW would pop 5:07. PH is always below the Scorpion. Good Luck and happy hunting!!! =)
Dune Widow
# Dec 02 2006 at 3:30 PM Rating: Good
PH is always below the Scorpion.
It's an Antican. And I got lucky earlier this week with 2 drops one right after another. So I am like 2/10 as a RDM70/RNG07 XD

Place Holder


Edited, Jan 3rd 2007 5:07am by Pabstdma
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This damned spider..
# Oct 29 2006 at 7:14 AM Rating: Decent
PH seems to be first spider under the Antican, i'm not sure tho. But I can say widescan should look like this:

Antican ---- G-8/G-9 (moves around)
Giant Spider / Dune Widow (so possible PH)
Giant Spider
Sand Beetle
Sand Beetle
Giant Spider ---- G-8/G-9 (most of the time on line between G-8 and H-8)
Sand Beetle
Sand Beetle

side note: 2/2 (well yes, went camping first, then while testing popped again and dropped again O.o) all in 1 hour. PLD75/RNG1
Ifrit Server
Joyeuse:O 10/12/06

This damned spider..
# Nov 08 2006 at 11:57 PM Rating: Decent
It depends on where you stand because if you're too far west you won't see the Antican Funditor, but yeah, I'm pretty sure you're right, that's where it popped for me. Also a little addition, when you kill the PH it will respawn at 2:20hours game time.

I tried going as /35rng... but my Widescan was huge, and took too long to scroll through, so I went as /24bst, and it was much more managable, the area is relatively small, seems limited to the southern half of G-8, I stand a bit north of the line, and toward the middle of the square while I'm waiting for repops.

Good luck to everyone who isn't on Fairy >.> (Until I get mine, then they can have good luck too...)

Yeah... F you SE... 0/9... you NEED widescan to camp this NM, and my rdm is only job strong enough to kill... which means rdm/bst or rdm/rng... not TH... but multiple kills at full moon... and seriously... just wtf... hope whoever did the programming for this bit chokes on an olive and dies. This isn't JEJ or some low lvl noob NM... it should not have a drop rate like one.

Anyone on Fairy interested in teaming up... if you can solo this then I can go as thf/bst and get us the claim... I've got that part down... /sigh.

And 0/10


Edited, Nov 11th 2006 at 4:53am PST by TheManthraInTheHat

Edited, Nov 11th 2006 at 5:50pm PST by TheManthraInTheHat

Edited, Nov 17th 2006 at 2:16am PST by TheManthraInTheHat
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This damned spider...
# Oct 29 2006 at 7:04 AM Rating: Decent
ops double post <.<

Edited, Oct 29th 2006 at 9:25am PST by Emanueltheholyknight
Ifrit Server
Joyeuse:O 10/12/06

# Oct 21 2006 at 4:37 PM Rating: Decent
4 posts
This effing spider. I have camped it, and I am 0/12 -.- one day though, this {Bio}tch will drop for me.
# Oct 21 2006 at 4:39 PM Rating: Decent
4 posts
This effing spider. I have camped it, and I am 0/12 -.- one day though, this {Bio}tch will drop for me.
# Oct 13 2006 at 5:29 PM Rating: Decent
400 posts
0/4 on this ATM

Pop is usually around 2 hours, though sometimes a little more.
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stupid nm
# Sep 17 2006 at 8:54 PM Rating: Decent
19 posts
i think im bout 2/50 on this **** thing. i finally got drop then stopped campin it. i ghave the torque to my wife so i figured id go back and try again. got drop the next time i went out.ive had it pop in like 45 mins before. i usually just run around killin spiders.
awful drop rate
# Sep 13 2006 at 2:17 PM Rating: Decent
18 posts
I'm 0/13 on this NM so far. I have the placeholder down (figured it out on my own) so I can get the claim every time unless someone else is extremelly lucky. I even tried killing it on full moon at 93% 95% and 100% with my 4 leaf bud^^.

If you know the ph and nobody else is camping the nm (i.e. killing ever spider within the area) you can spawn the DW in about 2 hours or so (from my experience). If others are camping it and killing all of the spiders it seems to take longer, about 3-4 hours usually.

I've never seen anyone camp this thing that knows the ph and whenever I camp it I always kite the ph away so no one can get the ToD (even tho I've had people follow me across the whole map until I threatened that I'd charm the PH and they'd never see the nm pop lol).

I always sub bst when I go for a small widescan since subbing rng is too large of a scan.
Hopefully I'll get this **** drop one day.
# Sep 01 2006 at 12:03 PM Rating: Decent
4 posts
went camping last nite for a third time ramdom killing of spiders seems 2 work 4 me for pop. 0/3 ;;
# Aug 12 2006 at 3:31 AM Rating: Decent
1 post
just killed it >.>

i was about to give up till it popped in mai face... got 3 webs and the torque ^_^;

i have no clue about placeholders, but all i did was kill every single spider i see... and bam it popped.
# Aug 12 2006 at 4:37 AM Rating: Decent
277 posts
Ofc dropping a nuke on the forest will kill the boar for lunch and save you bullets and the time hunting it -.-

what i mean is: when camping a so-called "lottery NM" you have 2 choices

-randomly kos everything

-track and kill the PH

2nd method also allows you to foretell possible spawn time and location of the NM (or PH) making it alot easier to get him. Besides randomly slayin everything bears the risk of someone keeping the true PH somewhere to prevent the NM from spawning or the PH just being slightly outside the area you patrol. . .both making you waste alot time for nothing.

Edited, Aug 12th 2006 at 5:46am EDT by Catslave
h4x !
# Aug 11 2006 at 10:00 PM Rating: Decent
277 posts
And again tryin to prove the "only 1PH" by applyin the ultimate hack (widescan).

Widescan would look like:

Giant Spider
(Dune Widow) <- might be above or below the Spider, but i have my reasoning
Giant Spider
Sand Beetle
Sand Beetle

Due to alot of competition, I'll just keep my "PH" charmed for a few hrs and see if they can pop DW. q.e.d

note: So far it seems that the PH is always above the NM in the widescan list, no way to really prove it though. . .

Time passed. . .the competition left XD And so i strated killing my "PH". . .after a few rounds i added the 2nd spider to the killing and later a 3rd 1 popping to the NE. . .and time passed. DW popped finally as replace for the Spider i labeleed as "PH" tho it's no proof anymore by now. . .

Edit: curse me luck -.- but at least i could prove the PH. After several pops (not all succesful for me) the competition suddenly grew. . .so i decided to safely store away "my PH" while i kill all spider round together with the others. . .roughly 10hrs of spider-slaying resulted in alot ppl leaving, but no DW popat all, but DW popped ~5mins after i released and killed my "PH hostage".
Also note the PH seems to start repopping 15-20mins after DW died.

Edit2: Repop time of DW is 1hr+

Edited, Aug 13th 2006 at 3:05am EDT by Catslave
h4x !
# Sep 12 2006 at 4:05 PM Rating: Decent
407 posts
can you be abit more specific there is alot of line ups like this on widescan
On game name:
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Jobs: Drg64 War33 Whm27 Thf26 Blm18 Rng 18 other low lvls jobs
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h4x !
# Sep 12 2006 at 4:02 PM Rating: Decent
407 posts
can ya be abit more specific there is alot of stuff lined up on widescan like that
On game name:
Nation: bastok rank 6
Jobs: Drg64 War33 Whm27 Thf26 Blm18 Rng 18 other low lvls jobs
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# Jul 11 2006 at 5:35 PM Rating: Decent
148 posts
just killed this thing twice. first kill with TH2 only got 3 webs.

second kill no TH at all and got 3 webs and the torque!

I'm a 56war and almost soloed it, but a whm friend came out anyway.

<3 my LS.
My Dune Widow Experience
# Jun 28 2006 at 6:30 PM Rating: Decent
100 posts
After camping Dune Widow for over a month now (not 24/7, mind you), and having claimed and beaten it about 15 times (truthfully, I lost count, but it was many times) I am ecstatic to say I finally got it! I am RDM main, so this was a way for me to make and hopefully save money by getting the torque and camping this spider—and that’s one of the advantages of Dune Widow over many other NMs, because even if you don’t get the drop right away, you still are guaranteed money with the spider webs. Spider Webs range in price by server, and I averaged about 14k per web. You get three webs guaranteed per kill, so that’s about 42k profit per kill (for me, at least). Ultimately, if you camp the spider enough and don’t get a drop for a while, you could even invest that money into a spider or enfeebling torque eventually; and if you get the drop to boot, that’s a little extra.

In terms of my fighting strategies, I have tried a variety of methods, several times each: beating her just as RDM/BLM; beating her with one, two, and eventually three of the “lucky” items (Lucky Egg, Four-leaf Mandragora Bud and Wild Rabbit Tail); beating her with /THF for Treasure Hunter; using and not using Weapon Skills to defeat her; chainspell-nuking her…you name it! The fact of the matter is, none of these methods seemed to have worked in particular. I finally got the drop as RDM/THF with all lucky items with crescent moon (if I remember correctly). I don’t know if these conditions turned out to be the deciding factor in getting the drop, but it’s worth mentioning nonetheless.

I have yet to try the torque in a party setting. There are several enfeebling Macros that I use, but generally it looks like this (prior to this, I would hit my MND or INT Macro, depending on the spell, to equip all of my +MND/INT gear):

/equip neck “Spider Torque”
/equip main “Staff corresponding to the spell”
/ma “Enfeebling spell” <t>
/wait # {however many seconds the spell takes to cast; generally 4-6}
/equip main “Staff corresponding to the spell”
/ma “Enfeebling spell” <t>

Instead of <t>, you could even use <stnpc> so in case just one of the spells wears off, you can hit the Macro again but you will have the option of firing off the spell or not, since you will first be able to select the target. I hope that makes sense.

Anyways, best of luck to all you people out there trying to get this, particularly RDMs who want to be better at their job and use this item to help them in that endeavor!

By the way, it pops at G-8.
# Jun 19 2006 at 10:49 AM Rating: Decent
146 posts
Can anyone please tell me it's pos?
Name: Jezzi
Server: Midgardsormr

75 BLM, 75 BRD, 75 WHM, 75 RDM
62 THF, 37 NIN, 37 DRK, 37 RNG, 37 WAR, etc.

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You ***** up, you die.
Someone else screws up, you die.

But for some reason, lol, I wouldn't give it up for anything.
ToA >.>
# Jun 15 2006 at 3:29 PM Rating: Decent
30 posts
spider web prices have really taken a hit in Titan since ToA came out...
Dune Widow vs. Red Widowmaker
# May 14 2006 at 7:33 PM Rating: Decent
816 posts
Took this thing out easily as a 68RDM/15THF. This NM is rarely camped on my server and I was able to pop it and claim it without fail every 2 hours. It's not bad for money either. It drop 3x spider webs each time so I made 90k off this thing after camping it 3 times. On the third time I got it drop the torque and I had a happy day :)

1/3 on the Torque and up 90k gil. ^_^

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Got drop!
# Apr 15 2006 at 7:40 PM Rating: Decent
4 posts
I camped it for about 30-45 minutes killing random spider pops. Claimed DW with Stun, Blizzaga 3 x2, Thundaga 3 x2, attack hits here and there, plus a Drain = 3 spiders webs and a spider torque! :) I had to Manafont for that last Thundaga 3. Won with about 870HP left. I subbed THF also.

1/1 {All right!}
# Apr 02 2006 at 9:26 AM Rating: Decent
277 posts
came across it as mithra BLM59/WHM29
STR 42
DEX 65+3
VIT 42+5
AGI 62+6
INT 62+5
MND 49+3
CHR 46+3
142 ATT 218 DEF
Magic skills, evasion, parrying etc capped, scythe 113

Ivory Sickle
Morion Tathlum
Empress Hairpin
Peacock Amulet
Dodge earring x2
Wizard's coat (AF1)
Wizard's gloves (AF1)
Ether ring & Astral ring
Red cape +1
Life belt
Wizard's toban (AF1)
Wizard's sabots (AF1)

FOOD&Medicines: none
Spells: Stoneskin, Paralyze, Slow, Blind, Protect II, Aero III (once 390dmg), Aero II (once 179dmg), Drain

Basic idea was to melee it (for fun and skill, got 0.6 skill total). But the Spider turned out to be a challenge. Had to Manafont at 14% HP. Used Drain (~4% HP) and Aero II (~4% HP). Got 3 webs and 32 XP. Total dmg done was 4638. My melee accuracy was 94.23% with 69.07dmg avg. Weaponskill of choice was Dark Harvest for 130dmg, 16dmg, 136dmg, 145dmg, 35dmg (wtf -.-). I had to use Regen once and drained a total of 448HP. Also i evaded 62 attacks toal (50.41%) and took 1064 dmg. I ended the fight with 4oo/727 HP and 4/7ooMP.

Note: both Sleep and elemental Seal + Sleep II got resisted. So it is sleepable, but chances are obviously slim.

Edited, Sun Apr 2 09:29:17 2006
RE: data
# May 05 2006 at 1:51 PM Rating: Decent
165 posts
It's been awhile since ive camped her now there are other ways to get webs but i can almost swear a couple of those times if not more a high lvl rdm friend (high 60's) slept this without elemental seal cause i was resting mp was like 30/900 something and he was fighting a cactus or lost soul i aggrod ^^; but been awhile maybe all he did was bind but i know he was in range for it to attack him if it was just bound and not slept, who knows try it again once your in the higher 60's i would go out and try to Shiva Sleepga it but meh her pop time is so terrible i eventually got tired of camping her for the webs, and just moved on to find other spider mobs to get them from. Well have fun ^^
# Mar 23 2006 at 11:11 AM Rating: Decent
88 posts
I go out to lvl my NPC in this area for the first time today for the heck of it....
blm 65/rng 16
I kill 2 spiders, widescan and get it....IDK if I could have solo'd i dont think i could have it had a lot of HP. A 63 whm friend came and we finished it...just 3 webs.
# Mar 21 2006 at 8:40 AM Rating: Decent
157 posts
was running here and there with my NPC fellow when I met that "big spider with a weird name... ho! its a NM!" ... dropped Spider Torque and 3 Webs...
came back later with a THF/NIN friend... dropped 3 Webs
beat it again a few minutes ago. 3 webs again
so 1/3 so far as PLD/WAR...

2/5 now... still as pally

Edited, Sun Apr 16 14:37:48 2006
PLD75 ~ Siren server
San d'Oria Rank 10, Windurst Rank 10, Bastok Rank 6, CoP done, Zilart 16, Aht Urgan ~30ish
Character erased - June 07
RE: lucky?
# Apr 11 2006 at 5:31 PM Rating: Decent
165 posts
Yep pretty rare drop currently 1/4 on it solo and like 0/15++ with friends etc.. currently got mine stashed away cause its so rare i hate to part with it ^^; solo'd at lvl 56smn (57 now ^^;)pretty easily if you have carby mitts or have a decent mp pool weak against Shiva {Ice} just run around G-8 killing the spiders she can be quite shy at times though ; ; good luck.

Note: If you try to solo at around the lvl i do sneak will be a must usually 1 sabotender around and 1 scorpion and at night Lost Souls that like to cast lvl 2 magic XD.
<3 Webs
# Mar 16 2006 at 1:17 PM Rating: Decent
31 posts
0/5, but she droped 3 webs each time, plus i stole a web 4/5. And she spawned at 90min most of the time so its not all that bad. Webs are good if you have crafter friends leveling off it :P
0 - Spider torque
21 - Spider webs <Yes, Please>
( a few droped off the odd ph )
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Blm75. Thf75. Rdm74. Brd55.
AF2:3/5 ~ 5/5 ~ 0/5 ~ 0/5
Bone- 100+3 Fishing-50
Leather-60 <Linkshell>
Alchemy-60 Endgame:Thoseguys
Gold-50 Social:mIsFiTs
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Dune Whore
# Mar 13 2006 at 10:10 PM Rating: Decent
507 posts
0/7 on her so far. From what I've gathered, she is a 4 hour spawn. She hasn't popped before the 4 hour mark for me yet.

She's not too tough for me (67DRK/33THF). Sickle Slash isn't that bad if you have decent HP and have a way of bringing it back up if you get low.
RE: Dune Whore
# Apr 02 2006 at 9:43 AM Rating: Decent
277 posts
Note: me, as ur standard THF63/nin31, wipes the floor with Dune Widow. Not using any food, buffs, status bolts or spells apart from Utsusemi: Ichi (and no, that doesn't mean i can just blink tank it). So basically ANY class lvl65+ (with usual subs) should have no problem dealing with this NM (accept BRD/WHM might find himself at a loss).
forget this
# Mar 10 2006 at 2:40 PM Rating: Decent
237 posts
0/???????? this is not worth the time or effort. Dune widow is horrible.
54smn death will i have it?
# Mar 01 2006 at 1:01 PM Rating: Decent
165 posts
Hello everyone, anyone know if a 54 smn has a chance without using 2hr? Hate to use my 2hr to kill it once then wait another 2 in a half to 4 hrs for 2hr to come back and get the pop if im lucky, i dont need the torque i could care less about it but i need all the webs i can get to get my clothcraft from 72-80 :"( Thank You in advance, Server:Valefor
RE: 54smn death will i have it?
# Mar 09 2006 at 9:06 PM Rating: Decent
165 posts
Updated: 76.2 cloth now with the new expansion spider webs are extremely easy and abundant on my server price went from a average of 25k-30k down to about 9-12k, so much cheaper now to get to 80, much better then living out in the deserts for months on end, currently working on subs hehe =D Have fun ^^

Edited, Mon May 15 16:55:58 2006
Horrid drop rate
# Feb 09 2006 at 9:37 PM Rating: Decent
76 posts
I'm 1/43 on this drop. i'm never camping this again
Name: Kailyn
Server: Seraph
Rank: 10 Bastok
Jobs: RDM74
LS: TheWendigo
Crafts: Alchemy 86.5, Cloth 36.2
Quote:"Not all who wonder are lost." JRR Tolken
# Jan 24 2006 at 3:16 PM Rating: Decent
22 posts
1st time camping her
Took about 30min to spawn
1/1 on Dune Widow
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