Sarachnis, the mother of the temple spiders, is a mid-level boss found in the Forthos Dungeon, in a former burial tomb south of the Spider Den. She can be killed as part of a spider Slayer task.
Players will need a slash weapon or a knife to access the part of the dungeon where Sarachnis is located; run into the south side of the cave to find her lair.
Sarachnis attacks with melee when players are adjacent to her, and Ranged when they are out of melee range; it is advised to pray Protect from Melee or Protect from Missiles throughout the fight. She will use melee attacks when you are in melee range, otherwise she will use ranged attacks. She heals upon dealing damage.
She is weak to crush weapons, and has high magic and ranged defence. Therefore, it is recommended to bring high strength bonus equipment and a crush weapon like the elder maul, abyssal bludgeon, or sarachnis cudgel, paired with a defence-reducing special attack such as the dragon warhammer or Bandos godsword. Dragon claws or a crystal halberd are recommended here for their special attacks if the previously mentioned weapons are not available. Using obsidian armour with Tzhaar-ket-em or Verac the Defiled's equipment sets are also viable options. A budget option, especially for mid-level players, is the leaf-bladed battleaxe due to its exceptional crush bonus, as well as a high strength bonus and being able to cut through the web just before her lair. Dragon mace is also a feasible option for lower levelled players, having a convenient prayer bonus and a special attack which can be used to quickly dispose of the minions. Your other gear should include some sort of magic defence bonus.
Leaving the lair will result in Sarachnis recovering all her health.
Upon Sarachnis' death, all her spawns will die as well. Sarachnis will then respawn in 10 seconds.
Drop rates estimated based on 33,620 kills from the Drop Rate Project, unless otherwise cited.
The average Sarachnis kill is worth 28,381.62.
The average Sarachnis kill while on a Konar task is worth 30,042.73.
|Rune med helm||1||2/100||11,087||11,520|
|Rune 2h sword||1||2/100||37,830||38,400|
There is a 2/100 chance of rolling the rare seed drop table. Three random seeds are dropped at a time. Maple, yew, and papaya tree seeds are separately dropped alone.
|Poison ivy seed||3||1/536.4||48||297|
|Potato cactus seed||3||1/786.7||45||252|
|Snape grass seed||3–9||1/2,950||5,139–15,417||168–504|
|Dwarf weed seed||3||1/3,933.3||324||9|
|Papaya tree seed||2||1/100||1,066||138|
There is a 10/100 chance to hit the noted herb drop table.
|Grimy kwuarm||10–15 (noted)||31/1,650||10,840–16,260||120–180|
|Grimy cadantine||10–15 (noted)||27/1,650||15,030–22,545||130–195|
|Grimy dwarf weed||10–15 (noted)||25/1,650||4,480–6,720||140–210|
|Grimy avantoe||5–10 (noted)||22/1,650||8,150–16,300||50–100|
|Grimy lantadyme||10–15 (noted)||17/1,650||11,940–17,910||130–195|
|Grimy ranarr weed||5–10 (noted)||16/1,650||37,220–74,440||90–180|
|Grimy snapdragon||5–10 (noted)||15/1,650||44,475–88,950||60–120|
|Grimy torstol||5–10 (noted)||12/1,650||38,795–77,590||75–150|
|Mithril ore||60–90 (noted)||6/100||4,860–7,290||5,820–8,730|
|Red dragonhide||15–25 (noted)||5/100||31,545–52,575||1,305–2,175|
|Uncut sapphire||20–30 (noted)||4/100||7,680–11,520||300–450|
|Adamantite ore||30–40 (noted)||3/100||32,970–43,960||7,200–9,600|
|Uncut emerald||20–30 (noted)||3/100||11,260–16,890||600–900|
|Onyx bolt tips||8–10||2/100||67,368–84,210||4,800–6,000|
|Uncut ruby||20–30 (noted)||2/100||22,860–34,290||1,200–1,800|
|Runite ore||4–6 (noted)||1/100||44,796–67,194||7,680–11,520|
|Uncut diamond||20–30 (noted)||1/100||52,540–78,810||2,400–3,600|
|Dragon bones||10–15 (noted)||5/100||13,710–20,565||960–1,440|
|Weapon poison(++)||4–6 (noted)||2/100||14,876–22,314||1,036–1,554|
|Spider carcass||10 (noted)||1/100||520||90|
There is a 1/100 chance of rolling the gem drop table.
|Nothing||N/A||1/200.37; Never[d 1]||N/A||N/A|
|Uncut sapphire||1||1/400; 1/203.13[d 2]||384||15|
|Uncut emerald||1||1/800; 1/406.25[d 2]||563||30|
|Uncut ruby||1||1/1,600; 1/812.5[d 2]||1,143||60|
|Nature talisman||1||1/4,266.67; 1/2,166.67[d 2]||909||2|
|Uncut diamond||1||1/6,400; 1/3,250[d 2]||2,627||120|
|Loop half of key||1||1/12,800; 1/6,500[d 2]||9,905||60|
|Tooth half of key||1||1/12,800; 1/6,500[d 2]||10,366||60|
|Rune javelin||5||1/12,800; 1/6,500[d 2]||865||1,200|
|Rune spear||1||1/204,800; 1/12,187.5[d 2][d 3]||11,910||12,480|
|Shield left half||1||1/409,600; 1/24,375[d 2][d 3]||65,405||66,000|
|Dragon spear||1||1/546,133.33; 1/32,500[d 2][d 3]||37,257||37,440|
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 The drop rate to receive any page is 1/5. When rolled, the player will receive the page they have the fewest of.
- ↑ Brimstone keys are only dropped while on a Slayer task given by Konar quo Maten.
|26 March 2020
(update | poll)
Sarachnis's respawn timer has been reduced from 30 seconds to 10 seconds.
|1 August 2019
Players can no longer avoid Sarachnis' web attack via the use of various items.
- Upon examining the egg sacs in Sarachnis' lair, the chatbox will state "It's making sounds inside. It's going to hatch soon!" This is the verbatim message that is given upon checking the status of a Pokémon egg that will hatch soon in Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal.
- Sarachnis was originally going to be an instanced solo boss, but was reworked into a non-instanced boss in a multicombat area after player complaints about the abundance of bosses being fought in instances already.
- Its food drop, Egg potato, could be thematically interpreted as a food made from the spider eggs.