Disambiguous.png This article is about the species. For the monster found in GW:EN, see Spider (monster).
A Giant Needle Spider, a typical Spider

Spiders are a species in the bestiary of Guild Wars.

Spiders in Guild Wars are the traditional Giant Spiders found in the fairytales and myths of many cultures. They resemble a real spider except that they are roughly the size of a human.


All the enemy Spiders in the game are rangers, monks, paragons, or assassins.

They have the nasty habit of hiding on trees or cave ceilings, so they do not show up on the compass. When prey steps close they drop down and attack from range, often with poison.

On one hand bringing skills/items that remove or shorten the poison condition is nice, but on the other hand spiders usually re-inflict the condition so quickly, that it doesn't make much sense to remove it. Instead, better be prepared to be constantly poisoned while fighting spiders and use healing to counter it.

On the weakness side, keep in mind that Spiders ...

Items dropped

Spiders may drop the following loot (besides gold and various weapons and items):

Trophies Spider Legs
Crafting Materials Pile of Glittering Dust
Salvage Items various (Spider Webs)

Known Sub-Types

Region Sub-Species Trophy
Prophecies Campaign
Pre-Searing Ascalon Ranger-icon-small.png 2 Deadly Crypt Spider
Ranger-icon-small.png 2/3 Giant Needle Spider
Ranger-icon-small.png 3 Giant Tree Spider
Ranger-icon-small.png 1 Moss Spider
Spider Leg
Maguuma Jungle Ranger-icon-small.png 16 Maguuma Spider Ebon Spider Leg
Ring of Fire Islands Ranger-icon-small.png 24 Lava Spitter Igneous Spider Leg
Eye of the North
Depths of Tyria Ranger-icon-small.png 24 Needling Lavastrider
Assassin-icon-small.png 24 Painweaver
Depths of Tyria and
The Tarnished Coast
Ranger-icon-small.png 24 Venomweaver
Monk-icon-small.png 24 Lifeweaver
Paragon-icon-small.png 24 Bloodweaver
Weaver Leg
The Tarnished Coast Ranger-icon-small.png 14 Spider ?
Realms of the Gods (Core)
Fissure of Woe Ranger-icon-small.png 24 Armored Cave Spider Corrosive Spider Leg

For an alphabetic list of all Spiders, including bosses, see also: Category:Spiders


A number of other arachnoid creatures in Guild Wars are not not considered belonging to the spider species according to game mechanics, although at a glance they may look like a spider:

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