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Vana'diel Bestiary: Arachne  

Family:Spider
Found in:Kuftal Tunnel
Found at Location:F - 9
Level:69
Flags:
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Linking
  • Detects by Sound
  • Based on Earth
  • Weak against Ice
Drops:
Updated: Fri Dec 28 16:26:12 2007

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General Information

Arachne's Spawn Location
Arachne's Spawn Location

  • Aggressive to sound and links with Recluse Spiders

Arachne Special Attacks

  • Sickle Slash: Single target critical hit physical damage.

  • Spider Web: Strong AoE Slow effect. (Effect overwrites and cannot be overwritten by the Haste spell).

  • Acid Spray: Frontal cone AoE Water based magic damage with additional Poison damage.

Historical Information

Arachne, in Greek mythology, was a weaver in the city of Hypaepa, who claimed that her skills were so great that she had no equal in her craft, including the goddess Athena, who not only presided over wisdom and war, but also over the weaving arts. Athena, assuming the guise of an old woman, confronted Arachne and warned her to not anger the gods, though Arachne scoffed at her and insisted that a contest be held to prove her skills.

Athena, now back in her true form, wove a tapestry depicting the victory she had over the god Poseidon which inspired the people of Athens to name their city after her. Arachne in turn wove a tapestry depicting twenty-one infidelities of the gods, including three instances of the god Zeus with mortal women.

Though she admitted that Arachne's work was flawless, the subject matter she chose enraged Athena, who tore apart Arachne's loom and tapestry, then struck her in the head. Realizing her mistake, Arachne ran off and committed suicide by hanging herself.

Taking pity on Arachne, Athena sprinkled her body with the juices of the flower Aconite and loosened the rope, which turned into a spider's web. Likewise, Arachne was transformed into a spider, so that she could continue weaving with the spider silk that Athena had created.

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Location of this NM
# Apr 09 2007 at 10:12 AM Rating: Default
What is the area coordinates of this NM? Thanks.
Location of this NM
# Jul 07 2007 at 2:58 PM Rating: Decent
He Spawns At F-9 Inside Tunnel Full Of Spiders GL
Duo'd
# Jun 04 2006 at 4:10 PM Rating: Default
A lvl 72 rdm friend and myself (72 mnk/nin) duo'd this but it really wasn't a duo. I hit and he just enfeebed and healed me. Too easy.
near death experience
# Feb 10 2006 at 7:44 AM Rating: Default
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I fought this guy and he spams sickle slash like none stop almost, nearly took my friend down to 0 health
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Aracne Myth
# Feb 05 2006 at 10:55 AM Rating: Default
According to Greek Mythology, Arachne was a selfish seamstress that took too much pride in her beautiful work. After saying her work was better than Athena's, Athena appeared to her angrily, and she challenged Athena to see whose weaving was the best. The depictions that Arachne put on her cloth insulted Athena, whom promptly tore the cloth into pieces and slapped Arachne. She then turned Arachne into the world's first spider, and thus all spiders today have descended from Arachne according to Greek Mythology.
Aracne Myth
# Mar 29 2007 at 2:07 PM Rating: Decent
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http://www.pantheon.org/articles/a/arachne.html

This a decent if not good source for mythology information.
Aracne Myth
# Aug 22 2006 at 9:57 PM Rating: Decent
i heard i slightly different version that said they would let the people of arachne's village decide which weave was the best. athena used threads of the clouds and other heavenly substances to weave hers while arachne spun hers with normal thread. it was said that arachne's weave was so beautiful, but because of athena's powers, she was able to create the best weave. to spare arachne her life, athena turned arachne into a spider to forever live out her dream of weaving
RE: Aracne Myth
# Mar 16 2006 at 11:05 AM Rating: Default
Thats cool dude! if you get more info do it for all the names that "Rings a Bell" please. and thanks
soloable?
# Jan 12 2006 at 10:57 PM Rating: Decent
Also can you solo this NM with Lv 75 THF?
RE: soloable?
# Feb 09 2006 at 5:29 PM Rating: Decent
yes, I would highly recomend poison potions though the spider poison as always sucks....and since it spams tp, spamming bolts can get old
spam time?
# Jan 11 2006 at 11:56 PM Rating: Decent
anyone know the spam time for this NM?
level
# Aug 21 2005 at 12:47 PM Rating: Good
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just killed this NM as 65 BST. took about 10-15 spider pets.

got 137 xp (with pet out), 6000 gil, earth crystal and one arachne web. and i charmed some Ts too.

my guess is that he's probably around lvl 68.
exp off Archane
# May 31 2005 at 12:18 AM Rating: Decent
Full Level 59 pt got 189 xp off this guy.... fun fight spams slow like crazy! but overallnot too bad a fight. I got hit twice in the whole fight as a 59nin
Fought last night
# May 13 2005 at 9:07 AM Rating: Decent
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lvl 57-59 XP party, plus a NIN75.

This loved to spam Spider Web and Sickle Slash (thankfully absorbed by Utsu). I would give the usual "oh, it's not that hard", but since we did have a NIN75, all bets are off on whether our NIN could've tanked it well. I'd say probably not, spiders are pretty mean.

Unfortunately, I don't recall the XP we were awarded, so no approximations on the level. ; ; We did get ~1K gil and four Arachne webs (for the NIN75) and a whole two earth crystals.
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# Apr 17 2005 at 10:04 AM Rating: Decent
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Just sent a pic of this in. It's quite a lot bigger than the Recluse Spiders it takes company with, so I would guess it's a lot higher level.

With the 3-4 Deinonychus and other spiders in the area, I wouldn't like to fight this thing without help. Not like I could at level 60 anyway!
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# Nov 06 2004 at 5:09 AM Rating: Default
PLEASE Remove those Outwar links, theyre so GD annoying.
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# Aug 04 2004 at 2:44 AM Rating: Decent
saw it on the way to phantom worm.. killed with 60 whm 60 sam 74 nin
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Seen it
# May 31 2004 at 5:22 AM Rating: Decent
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I saw this thing yesterday, on the way to the raptors with the weird names. It seems like it's on a timer, as there was nobody killing the spiders around it.
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