Sarachnis/Strategies

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Mechanics[edit | edit source]

A player fights Sarachnis, the mother of the temple spiders.

Sarachnis has several attacks that she will occasionally use other than the standard melee and ranged attacks. Her melee attacks consist of smashing the player with her legs, while she launches barbed projectiles as her ranged attack.

  • Healing strike - Sarachnis' standard attacks will heal her on successful hits, indicated by a magenta hitsplat. (Heal hitsplat.png). She heals 5 health for every successful melee attack, and 10 health for every successful ranged attack, regardless of how much damage she actually deals, including zeros.
  • Sticky web - Every four standard attacks, Sarachnis will screech out "Hsss!", shooting out a sticky web that leaves players bound for roughly three seconds, before moving a short distance away from where she was before attacking the player.
  • Spawns - When Sarachnis reaches 66% or 33% health, she summons 2 Spawn of Sarachnis per player; a level 68 that uses Magic and has a maximum hit of 11, and a level 107 that uses Melee and has a maximum hit of 13. Both have 30 health.

Suggested skills[edit | edit source]

  • Hitpoints 65+
  • Strength 65+
  • Attack 65+ (required to equip weapons like Sarachnis cudgel, Leaf bladed battleaxe)
  • Defence 65+ (to be able to tank some damage from minions)
  • Magic 60+ (for magic defence against mage minion)
  • Prayer 43+ (for protection prayers, 70 recommended for Piety)

Strategy[edit | edit source]

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 accordingly, as they can hit up to 31 if they aren't protected against, and also heal her if they do manage to hit. Her melee range is deceptively large, so only enter her range when you are prepared to take a melee hit. It is encouraged to utilize Protect from Melee and Protect from Range at all times as her attacks are very accurate.

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 that can attack fast (such as an abyssal bludgeon.)

The fight is fairly simple; keep focusing on Sarachnis, and when the minions spawn, kill the mage spawn. The melee spawns may be tanked with sufficiently high defensive bonuses, although they do possess a fairly low aggression range and it's possible to shake them off if they spawn in the corners.

Try to only eat food while bound by the sticky web so you don't waste time doing it when you could be dealing damage instead.

When Sarachnis is killed, any remaining minions will automatically die off with her. She respawns 10 seconds after death, in the centre of the crypt.

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Sarachnis is weak to crush and has high magic and ranged defence, therefore melee is the only viable method of killing her. All weapons (except the Scythe of vitur) should be on their crush setting (if available). She only attacks with melee if in range, or ranged if out of melee range. If you are hit off-prayer she will heal 5 for a melee attack, and 10 for a ranged hit, regardless of damage done (does not occur if hit with the "Hiss" ranged attack). Her mage spawn (the blue one) will inflict the most damage, so magic defence is a high priority. After being bound by the "Hiss" attack, Sarachnis will always fire a ranged attack. You should swap to Protect from Range for this then return to Protect from Melee when back in melee range. If you have mid-level melee stats (<90) and are not prayer flicking, it is recommended to kill the minions as soon as they spawn, starting with the blue one, which attacks with the magic style. During this Sarachnis is usually out of melee range and therefore it's normally best to pray against ranged attacks.

Recommended equipment for Melee
SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadSlayer helmet (i).pngSlayer helmet (i) / Slayer helmet.pngSlayer helmet [1]Serpentine helm.pngSerpentine helmNeitiznot faceguard.pngNeitiznot faceguard / Inquisitor's great helm.pngInquisitor's great helmHelm of neitiznot.pngHelm of neitiznotObsidian helmet.pngObsidian helmet / Justiciar faceguard.pngJusticiar faceguard (only with full armour set) / Dwarven helmet.pngDwarven helmet
NeckAmulet of torture.pngAmulet of tortureAmulet of fury.pngAmulet of furyAmulet of glory.pngAmulet of gloryAmulet of power.pngAmulet of powerAmulet of strength.pngAmulet of strength
BackInfernal cape.pngInfernal capeFire cape.pngFire capeMythical cape.pngMythical capeArdougne cloak 4.pngArdougne cloak 4Obsidian cape.pngObsidian cape / Guthix cloak.pngVestment cloak
BodyKaril's leathertop.pngKaril's leathertopBandos chestplate.pngBandos chestplate / Inquisitor's hauberk.pngInquisitor's hauberkFighter torso.pngFighter torsoObsidian platebody.pngObsidian platebody / Justiciar chestguard.pngJusticiar chestguard (only with full armour set)Blessed body.gifBlessed body / Black d'hide body.pngBlack d'hide body / Proselyte hauberk.pngProselyte hauberk
LegsBandos tassets.pngBandos tassets / Inquisitor's plateskirt.pngInquisitor's plateskirtKaril's leatherskirt.pngKaril's leatherskirtJusticiar legguards.pngJusticiar legguards (only with full armour set)Blessed chaps.gifBlessed chaps / Black d'hide chaps.pngBlack d'hide chapsObsidian platelegs.pngObsidian platelegs / Proselyte cuisse.pngProselyte cuisse
WeaponScythe of vitur.pngScythe of viturInquisitor's mace.pngInquisitor's maceAbyssal bludgeon.pngAbyssal bludgeonBlade of saeldor.pngBlade of saeldorGhrazi rapier.pngGhrazi rapier / Sarachnis cudgel.pngSarachnis cudgel / Zamorakian hasta.pngZamorakian hasta / Abyssal whip.pngAbyssal whip / Leaf-bladed battleaxe.pngLeaf-bladed battleaxe
ShieldAvernic defender.pngAvernic defenderDragon defender.pngDragon defenderSpectral spirit shield.pngSpectral spirit shieldDragonfire shield.pngDragonfire shieldRune defender.pngRune defender / Toktz-ket-xil.pngToktz-ket-xil
Ammo/SpellRada's blessing 4.pngRada's blessing 4God blessing.gifGod blessing / Rada's blessing 3.pngRada's blessing 3 / Rada's blessing 2.pngRada's blessing 2N/AN/AN/A
GlovesFerocious gloves.pngFerocious glovesBarrows gloves.pngBarrows glovesDragon gloves.pngDragon glovesRune gloves.pngRune glovesRegen bracelet.pngRegen bracelet
BootsPrimordial boots.pngPrimordial bootsGuardian boots.pngGuardian bootsDragon boots.pngDragon bootsRune boots.pngRune bootsSpiked manacles.pngSpiked manacles / Climbing boots.pngClimbing boots / Bandos boots.pngBandos boots
RingBrimstone ring.pngBrimstone ringBerserker ring (i).pngBerserker ring (i)Ring of suffering (i).pngRing of suffering (i)Ring of the gods (i).pngRing of the gods (i)Tyrannical ring (i).pngTyrannical ring (i)
Special attackDragon claws.pngDragon clawsDragon warhammer.pngDragon warhammerBandos godsword.pngBandos godswordSaradomin godsword.pngSaradomin godswordCrystal halberd.pngCrystal halberd

Inventory[edit | edit source]

Dragon claws.pngDivine super combat potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).png
Prayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngShark.pngShark.png
Shark.pngShark.pngShark.pngShark.png
Shark.pngShark.pngShark.pngShark.png
Shark.pngShark.pngShark.pngShark.png
Shark.pngShark.pngShark.pngShark.png
Imbued heart.pngWilderness sword 1.pngKharedst's memoirs.pngTeleport to house (tablet).png
Notes
  1. Only if on a slayer task. Imbued recommended for extra magic defence.