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Spiderling Silk  
 

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WT: 0.1 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL
Race: ALL
Item Type:Combinable
Stackable:1000
Merchant Value:0 pp 0 gp 1 sp 7 cp
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Updated:Tue Mar 1st, 2011


Average Price: 50pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 1

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Ak'AnonButcherblock MountainsCommonlandsCrescent ReachEverfrost PeaksField of BoneGoru`kar MesaGreater FaydarkMob GraveyardMountains of RatheNektulos ForestNorth RoOld CommonlandsQeynos CatacombsSteamfont MountainsThe FeerrottToxxulia ForestVergalid MinesVergalid Mines: Vergalid's EndWest KaranaZhisza: The Domes Are Cracking

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Goru`kar Mesa
# Feb 04 2017 at 2:46 PM Rating: Good
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Killing the spiders in Goru'kar Mesa is fast source of the spiderling silks. Kill the spiders in the cave and on the spider cliff. Upon the death of a spider, about 50% of the time, a set of four spiderlings will spawn. Respawn is about 10 minutes. I cleared the cave and cliffs and came away with over 100 spiderling silks.
these do not drop in Zhisza, the Shissar Sanctuary
# Oct 08 2012 at 3:05 PM Rating: Decent
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The jungle spiders in Zhisza, the Shissar Sanctuary do not drop this item. They drop spider silk not spiderling silk.
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# Nov 04 2011 at 1:19 PM Rating: Decent
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Whoops! lol, maybe but i really like fly tying...hehe Thanks.
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# Oct 26 2011 at 11:33 PM Rating: Decent
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Spiderling silks also used to make silk thread used in FLY TYING :-)) YeaaaY!
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# Oct 27 2011 at 8:03 AM Rating: Excellent
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Diziapperdizan wrote:
Spiderling silks also used to make silk thread used in FLY TYING :-)) YeaaaY!


That recipe is already listed, but thanks for playing.
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# Aug 27 2011 at 3:28 PM Rating: Decent
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ok so everything i see on hear is old i found a good place to farm spiderling silks is in Goru`kar Mesa with one wipe of the spider cave between the bares and the giants i got 115 spiderling silks at lev 73 this took all of 8 mins to tap them and bring them to the front of the cave and kill them and all there spiderlings that hatched upon there death
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# Oct 09 2011 at 7:40 AM Rating: Default
65 spiderling silks in 5 min

Thanks
Best Spot
# Mar 30 2009 at 3:14 AM Rating: Decent
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The best spot I've found so far is the one in Nek, right outside the Neriak tunnel by Glob. Kill everything in the area and araneidae spiderlings will spawn all over the freakin' place. 2-4 silks most of the time from each of them. Just watch out for the wandering guard if you're a goody-goody :)


EDIT : Make sure you kill them on level ground or they'll splatter under the rocks. If they do, type "/target an"

and then /loot should work fine.

Edited, Mar 30th 2009 7:16am by Keoga
Don't hunt for silk in West Karana
# Dec 20 2007 at 9:02 AM Rating: Decent
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You do occasionally find a spiderling in West Karana, but they spawn so infrequently that you'd be foolish to hunt them there. I've killed dozens of lions, lionesses, giant spiders, et al, in a vain attempt to get them to spawn.

Ran through Blackburrow to Everfrost, and had half a stack of spiderling silk in just a few minutes from the wooly spiderlings there. Just take the westernmost path leading north from Blackburrow to Halas. 3 or 4 laps of that is all that is required.
Attn: Spiderling Silk Farmers
# Jun 01 2007 at 6:09 AM Rating: Good
As of 6/1/7, the Bonecrawler Hatchlings & Burynai-bane Spiders located in the small crypt buried in a one of the western hills of the Field of Bone (Entrance LOC: -294, +2664) have SIX SECOND spawn time.

The loot is still atrocious, with an average of 1 in 4 spiders carrying Spiderling Silk, and even if they do it's usually just one. Regardless, when you kill 80 spiders in two minutes, it more than makes up for it.
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# Nov 16 2014 at 11:11 AM Rating: Decent
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Still a great spot for spiderling silk as of nov 2014. This must have been insane xp when kunark was new.
Attn: Spiderling Silk Farmers
# Feb 05 2009 at 1:28 PM Rating: Decent
The spawn rate in here is insane. I went there with a friend of mine (80 mage) who was just running around pressing F8 and Pet Attack. I ran around looting corpses. I was not able to keep up with her kill rate. We were there for an hour and I collected just over 300 silks. A couple tips if you're trying to loot stuff quickly...
1. Spiderling silk (if dropped) will be the first spider web icon item to show up in the loot window.
2. Turn on /hidecorpse looted
3. After looting the first spider web icon item, just start to move forward. This will clear the loot window and poof the corpse at the same time.
4. Don't bother looting any of the other junk. It's likely to be NoDrop thus requiring another click on the confirmation window (unless you turn on fast loot). But even then, it'll only take up inventory space.
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# May 03 2012 at 10:14 PM Rating: Decent
I didn't know about /hidecorpse looted ! That's fantastic!
Attn: Spiderling Silk Farmers
# Apr 26 2008 at 6:43 PM Rating: Decent
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Excellent information.

I easily average one per minute at this location. Extremely tedious but, tradeskills and farming is, no?

*Update - less than 40 minutes and 100 spiderling silks - nice!*

Edited, Apr 26th 2008 10:08pm by sprucecln
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Crescent Reach, east side, guard camp.
# Oct 27 2006 at 6:59 PM Rating: Decent
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The farm rate for spiderling silks is the best I've seen..every kill gives 2-4 silks. The spiders are on same spawn list as the snakes and drakes so kill them all to pop the spiders.

Edited, Oct 27th 2006 at 8:02pm PDT by tamud
Crescent Reach, east side, guard camp.
# Aug 06 2007 at 1:21 PM Rating: Decent
If you are doing the silk circuit of the Crescent Reach newb area don't miss the ones that spawn inside the wagons. There isn't that many spiderling spawns but the respawn is quick and they can have 1-4 from my time there.
Crescent Reach, east side, guard camp.
# Jan 07 2007 at 12:06 AM Rating: Decent
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I didn't get 3-4, but did always get 1, and often 2 or more.
The one problem was they can be hard to see in the realistic foliage of the zone.

But it is a good drop zone for spiderling silks!
Crescent Reach, east side, guard camp.
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You can use "/showgrass off" to get rid of the extra foliage if desired to do so.
Farming help - East Commonlands
# Feb 14 2006 at 5:10 PM Rating: Excellent
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Been farming spiderling silks for tailoring. I decided to post an update since alot has changed since Maderik's post on good places to farm.

The new Nektulos still has a great drop rate on silks as some spiders drop 3 or even 4 silks, but the drawback is all the other crap roaming around that you need to slay to help spiderlings pop. Also, seeing distances are an issue.

Toxxulia was probably worse as visiblity is worse and spiders only drop 1 or 2 silks and there are a ton of other spawns, even though there are multiple types of spiders that drop spiderling silk.

Then i went to East Commonlands, right outside Freeport. I noticed spiderlings near the 1st Inn, close to Freeport zone. It was nightime and spiderlings were everywhere. Literally 9 crawling around, not much other trash mobs. ...so I began killing. Spiderlings only dropped 1 or 2 silks at most, but the spawn rate, lack of trash and vision was fantastic, with clip all the way up I could see to the North/South end of zone from the inn. This led me to further investigation. This is what I found:

I killed 100 spiderlings for this sample.

IRL time taken: 94min.
Game time taken: 1 day, 7 hours. (Noon to 7pm the next day).
Total Spiderling silks collected: 53
Drop ratio: .53 per kill
Drops per minute: .56
Spawns with silks: 41
Percentage of spiderlings with silks: 41%
Spawns farmed from 6am-5pm (day)Game Time: 23.5
Spawns farmed from 6pm-5am (night)Game Time: 51.5

From this we can see that unless it is a fluke and respawn is timed based on when I began killing, spiderlings are more likely to spawn in the East Commonlands during the night.

Loot never exceeded 2 silks.

Killing trash mobs did not seem to accelerate spiderling spawns.

Hope this helps!
RE: Farming help - East Commonlands
# Feb 14 2006 at 8:57 PM Rating: Decent
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thanks plain, that did help.

i couldn't find many spiders in toxx, but i did find a tonne of kobolds, skunks, and snakes. in fact, i found a 2 spawn of spiders and those were the most i saw. i got bored trying to figure out what critters to slaughter en masse in order to get more spiders so gave up.

however, those 2 spider spawns did yeild a surprising amount of silks--3 wasn't uncommon but occasionally upwards of 5.

i tried N.Ro, and liked the visibility. i'm not sure if the drop rate is worth it, but ease of hunting for me was.

i'll give e.commonlands a shot on your advice!
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RE: Farming help - East Commonlands
# Apr 02 2006 at 4:33 PM Rating: Decent
not sure what side of Toxx you were on.. but there is usualy more spider spawns on the Paineel side..just out from ent, and around the hill and kobold camps.
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RE: Farming help - East Commonlands
# Jun 04 2006 at 1:14 PM Rating: Decent
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For toxx, you really need to be a tracker. Just get to a central area, hit track, and go from there. The spiderlings and widow spiderlings drop 1-5 silks. Usually 1-2, but sometimes more. I'd say I got about 60 in an hour, but that's just an estimate. (playing my 56 ranger)

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# Sep 09 2005 at 7:30 AM Rating: Decent
I foraged one of these in a Mistmoore LDoN last night.

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FoB drops...
# Dec 28 2004 at 1:11 PM Rating: Decent
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a bonebinder hatchling drops the spiderling silks more frequently than the bonecrawlers i got 3 spiderling silks on 2 bonebinders and i got 0 on the bonecrawlers
Crazy Economy
# Jul 08 2004 at 8:33 AM Rating: Decent
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All I can say is the drop in the spiderling silk and spider silk rates is mostly due to the cheaters and hackers. It appears that we are all being punished because they have found a way to use enchanters to make mega plat that has really screwed up the economy.

This is one of the MANY ways they have decided to try and fix the problem. The best and most effective way was the casino in Shadow Haven.

I do agree that the drop rate is a major problem facing both tailors and smiths. Yet there is something nice about running around and killing greenies with one wack of my sword ... nahhh it sucks hard and I hate tradeskills for it!!

These are just my pennies worth of Oppinions ... /rant off

GL you all :)
RE: Crazy Economy
# Oct 06 2004 at 10:33 AM Rating: Default
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All I can say is the drop in the spiderling silk and spider silk rates is mostly due to the cheaters and hackers. It appears that we are all being punished because they have found a way to use enchanters to make mega plat that has really screwed up the economy.


I have never heard of this plat making scheme before. Does anyone have a link to an article that described this "cheater" way of using spiderling silks for plat?
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Spiderling silks
# Jun 17 2004 at 6:21 PM Rating: Decent
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I have my greatest suscess in Innothule Swamp....
near Gukta, Outpost of Marr.....Frog-Vila, in the newbie area.
Best place in EC
# Jun 13 2004 at 10:07 AM Rating: Good
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The best that I notice that the spiderlings spawn in is outside the area around Parther's (the pottery guy) inn. Alot of decaying skeletons also spawn around that area so you can farm bone chips also. Be careful of that guard. He dark blue cons to a lvl 28 so most high lvl evil races can take him if he aggros you. He can also steal your spiderling kills. There's also Sgt. Slate that wanders around who cons red to a lvl 28. Again, higher lvl can kill him easily. Hope this helps. Good luck.

Edited, Sun Jun 13 11:16:55 2004
BACK on topic
# May 09 2004 at 1:34 AM Rating: Decent
Ok, been doing some serious spiderling farming for silk threads for armor. I've read what others have indicated and will add what I've found. Hope it helps.

1. Everfrost - Used to be THE best place to find spiderling silk IMO. Now it's a colossal waste of time. In twenty spiderling kills I got three silks. Oddly enough, though they nerfed the silk drops, they increased the spawn rate on all lowbie mobs substantially. Still, not a place I'd recommend hunting.

2. Oggok - As stated before, the NE corner used to be a great place to farm spiderlings. The spawn rate for spiderlings has lessened considerably, and the silk drops seem to have been nerfed as well, making it one of the poorer hunting grounds.

3. Field of Bone - The little tunnel to the north of the newbie ramp near Cabilis is crawling with spiderlings. Sorry, couldn't help it. :) Unfortunately, this seems to be one of the most heavily nerfed drop rate locations. After killing all twenty spiderlings and a few others wandering by, I got ONE SILK! Used to be a really great, little-known area, but it's toast now. Thanks SoE. :P

4. East Commons - An old favorite of mind when I got too **** sick of farming in Everfrost. The spawn rate for spiderlings is about the same, and it was never terribly frequent. But it used to be a nice alternative if the other spots were crowded. Sadly, SoE applied the nerf bat liberally here, and the drop rate for silks is ridiculously low now. Stay clear unless you've got half a day to kill.

5. Nektulos - Bingo! I finally found a location to farm these insipid little crawlers that seems to have at least temporarily escaped SoE's nerf squad. In the area from the PoK book, to the newbie log, to the hill, to nearly the tunnel to Neriak, spiderlings can be found. I discovered that by killing everything that moved to keep the spawn rate up, I was able to collect 100 silks in about two hours. The drop and spawn rate for the critters seem unchanged from the 'good ol' days', and the area was totally deserted on a Saturday night.

I didn't bother visiting other zones after Nektulous, so I can't honestly say if there's another good hunting ground. But I can at least confirm that as of the date of my post, this area is a good spot.

A warning: Watch out for the guards. The sergeant that wanders near the book is dark blue to a 34 beastlord, and was a fairly easy fight. But Kirik Vil is a VERY red guard that wanders from the tunnel to Neriak down to nearly the newbie tree. Be extra careful with him. I nearly ran into serious trouble with him a couple of times. If you're less than a comfortably high 50's or 60's character, watch your step accordingly.

Hope this helps. :)

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BACK on topic
# Aug 15 2015 at 4:32 PM Rating: Decent
Maderik wrote:
Ok, been doing some serious spiderling farming for silk threads for armor. I've read what others have indicated and will add what I've found. Hope it helps.

1. Everfrost - Used to be THE best place to find spiderling silk IMO. Now it's a colossal waste of time. In twenty spiderling kills I got three silks. Oddly enough, though they nerfed the silk drops, they increased the spawn rate on all lowbie mobs substantially. Still, not a place I'd recommend hunting.

2. Oggok - As stated before, the NE corner used to be a great place to farm spiderlings. The spawn rate for spiderlings has lessened considerably, and the silk drops seem to have been nerfed as well, making it one of the poorer hunting grounds.

3. Field of Bone - The little tunnel to the north of the newbie ramp near Cabilis is crawling with spiderlings. Sorry, couldn't help it. :) Unfortunately, this seems to be one of the most heavily nerfed drop rate locations. After killing all twenty spiderlings and a few others wandering by, I got ONE SILK! Used to be a really great, little-known area, but it's toast now. Thanks SoE. :P

4. East Commons - An old favorite of mind when I got too **** sick of farming in Everfrost. The spawn rate for spiderlings is about the same, and it was never terribly frequent. But it used to be a nice alternative if the other spots were crowded. Sadly, SoE applied the nerf bat liberally here, and the drop rate for silks is ridiculously low now. Stay clear unless you've got half a day to kill.

5. Nektulos - Bingo! I finally found a location to farm these insipid little crawlers that seems to have at least temporarily escaped SoE's nerf squad. In the area from the PoK book, to the newbie log, to the hill, to nearly the tunnel to Neriak, spiderlings can be found. I discovered that by killing everything that moved to keep the spawn rate up, I was able to collect 100 silks in about two hours. The drop and spawn rate for the critters seem unchanged from the 'good ol' days', and the area was totally deserted on a Saturday night.

I didn't bother visiting other zones after Nektulous, so I can't honestly say if there's another good hunting ground. But I can at least confirm that as of the date of my post, this area is a good spot.

A warning: Watch out for the guards. The sergeant that wanders near the book is dark blue to a 34 beastlord, and was a fairly easy fight. But Kirik Vil is a VERY red guard that wanders from the tunnel to Neriak down to nearly the newbie tree. Be extra careful with him. I nearly ran into serious trouble with him a couple of times. If you're less than a comfortably high 50's or 60's character, watch your step accordingly.

Hope this helps. :)

Hrogdor, Myrdynn, Loonsong, Daharann, Luthur, Erid, Kassius, Erelhi.
Druzzil Ro



2015 Started on Ragefire recently - time locked progression server and this above information is all true.

The best spot for a level 35 like myself is up and down along the newbie area just outside of Neriak just killing everything so that the tiny spiders spawn. They drop 0-4 on each corpse and in about an hour I had 80 or so. The bad thing was the two high level guards, a sergeant and a captain, roamed by that hit very hard for 175, 175, 121 and are very quick. Just watch out for them and keep running if they chase you and zone out in Lavastorm until they have left. Since I was there about an hour I think they must patrol the whole zone and just happened by when I was there.


Edited, Aug 15th 2015 11:28pm by MalgorWhiteoak
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# Nov 26 2004 at 7:02 AM Rating: Decent
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Found a spot for spiderling silks in Greater Faydark. Out looking for a spider venom sac from large widow my 5 level warrior could handle and came across an area where widow hatchlings seem to be abundant. Loc pos 1856, pos 1353. Good hunting . . . :)
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# Nov 11 2004 at 7:46 PM Rating: Decent
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I found the Toxxuolia Forest, Odus, is a very good location to farm spiderling silk. The area north of the river has many spiderlings and widow hatchlings. The widow hatchlings would drop up to four silks per spider. I collected three stacks (60 total) in about an hour with my druid. Tracking was a big help. Enter the zone by the Erudin Stone in Plane of Knowledge. One caution. A Heretic Prophet cons attack . . to my druid, at least . . so you may want to watch out for this guy. He wanders the area killing mobs. Also decaying skeletons there so you can collect bone chips. Happy hunting - - - ;-)
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RE: BACK on topic
# Nov 26 2004 at 11:14 AM Rating: Good
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that's because they upped the drop rate of spiderling silks this month. See this thread:

http://mboards.eqtraders.com/eq/showthread.php?t=19260

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RE: BACK on topic
# May 31 2004 at 5:44 PM Rating: Decent
This has got to be one of the biggest pieces of BS I have seen now since I have been playing this game, which is almost a year now. Why in the heck would you almost nerf a basic building block in the game for skills? I have taken several characters through tailoring in the past and it took time even getting a ratio of 1:1 on spider silks to kills to get enough spiderling silks. Plus, making padded leather was how I made most of my money when I first started. Now that it is 1 silk per 10 kills is insane. No wonder when I look in the bazaar now spiderling silks are selling for 15p each and leather padding is a steal at 45p each.
How does a new player to the game afford that...they can't and they have to spend days and weeks just to get enough spiderling silk to get to tailoring skill 36...%%@%#$% rediculous.
RE: BACK on topic
# May 31 2004 at 5:52 PM Rating: Decent
Oh ya, I forgot to put this in my last tirade...I get my 43 ranger out and also try my 51 bard to use tracking to hunt the spiderlings down....Ha...what a joke...seems that 99% of the spiderlings are in solid rock so tracking is a complete waste of time. If you can not locate them manually then you are SOL...just GD &^%$(&* rediculous.
RE: BACK on topic
# May 27 2004 at 6:35 AM Rating: Decent
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Well after the 5/26/04 patch it looks like they have nerfed Nektulos as well now for spiderling silks. Spent last night and this morning there and got only 4 silks for about 3 hours of looking. Looks like the spawn rate is lower there also. Anyone else have any spots that are decent now?
prices
# May 04 2004 at 9:00 PM Rating: Decent
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What is rediculous, is that on the rodcet nife server, spiderling silks are going for 15 plat each in the bazaar (i'm sure i misspelled something, hehe)
RE: prices
# May 26 2004 at 12:26 PM Rating: Decent
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Bah, 15pp thats a steal, try 45pp each on Veeshan.
Gimme a freakin break, I can remember bein happy to get 25pp a stack when I was a newbie and back then decent equip cost 4 to 5 times as much as the same items now.
Drop Rates
# Mar 15 2004 at 9:43 AM Rating: Decent
Has anyone else noticed a marked decrease in the drop rates for SpiderLING silks?

I'm a farmer on Xegony, and they appear to have gone from a 1:1 drop average to about 1:10.

If true, that has the potential to drive up prices even higher.

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RE: Drop Rates
# Apr 02 2004 at 7:05 PM Rating: Decent
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Aye, silks scarce. Went to everfrost with youngster last night after long absence. Results were two spiderling silks after about fifty kills. Used to be mucho bertter a few years ago.






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To make my noobie armor, I run to Steamfront for silk drops. Gfay spiderlings were MIA for the most part.
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RE: Drop Rates
# Mar 30 2004 at 8:35 AM Rating: Decent
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i agree all my new characters go to everfrost to harvest spiderling silks for plat ang hq bear skins for my tailors... not only have spiderling silks become like rocking horse manure but alsp the bear skins .. my level 2-5 shaman spent a day farming bears... musta killed 200+ easily goy loadsa ruined 10 low 6 med and 1 yes 1 HQ... no wonder there sell for 100pp+ now in bazaar
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RE: Drop Rates
# Mar 24 2004 at 1:13 PM Rating: Decent
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The Spiderling Silk drops have always seemed to fluxuate. I've had days when I'll get 2-3 stacks in an hour and days when the buggers just WON'T drop. It's all in the dice, as it were.

Everfrost was my favorite spot, up away from the newb area by the igloos. Watch for the Vengeful Composer if you're under 15 or so. This spot is very nice for young tailors because there's bears and wolves, too.
Where to get them
# Feb 28 2004 at 9:57 AM Rating: Excellent
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I farm these for personal use quite a lot, as I have a habit of changing characters on a fortnightly basis, and then it's a case of ******! Need to get tailoring going again...'', so here's my experience on zones I know.

Everfrost - arguably the best place for non-trackers to go, as the spiderlings are localised and drop silks on a fairly regular basis. Too many skeletons in the zone though - there are plenty of zones that are skeleton-heavy as it is; could use some of the skeleton pops being replaced by spiderlings/wolves/bear cubs (Well done to them for increasing the mob amount in the last patch though)

Greater Faydark - Widow Hatchlings drop enough silks to make it worthwhile looking here, but only if you can track - the mobs are very spread out.

East Commons - Plenty of spiderlings at the Freeport end of the zone, tracking not really necessary to find them... but the drop rate for silks is pitiful; this is a last resort for me.

Oggok - NE corner, you're falling over spiders and spiderlings, but the chance of spiderling silk/black spider silk/pristine spider silk is about even... good for new players, as the other 2 kinds sell quite well to NPC merchants, and not that bad for spiderling silks due to the sheer number of kills you can make.

Nektulos Forest - around the PoK book, and up near the Neriak entrance, there are quite a few spiderlings, good drop rate of silks aswell... worthwhile hunting here, but watch the guards if you're KOS here.

Misty Thicket - Drop off both spiderlings and Large Wood Spiders; there are lots of these about, but the drop rate is very low - I don't bother hunting here unless I'm in the zone for other reasons.

Toxxulia Forest - Drop off Widow Hatchlings, Spiderlings and Large Wood Spiders, good drop rate... took my ranger here for half an hour one morning a few days back, got nearly 3 stacks; but beware - it's very easy to empty the zone of them - when I went back there after work the same day, there were NO spiders of ANY shape or form on radar (and at level 41, I can cover most of the zone from the centre).

Other zones, I don't have enough experience of to comment on properly, so my summary based on my personal experience is make a ranger for tracking, and hit Toxx Forest first, followed by Nektulos, then Everfrost. If anyone can shed any light on the zones I've missed, that would be most welcome. =)

Happy hunting...
Spiderling silks
# Feb 06 2004 at 12:13 PM Rating: Default
and back to the original topic, "where is the best place to farm spiderling silks
Harvesting silks
# Jan 18 2004 at 4:56 PM Rating: Excellent
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Best way to farm silks if your a caster:
1. Run around with sow, wolform, or j-boots/t-boots. Reccomend not using horse or drogmor because they take a few more steps to stop.
2. Aggro every low level thing you can see using lvl 1-4 dds/debuffs/taps what not. Why? They use less mana and don't out right kill the newbie stuff. You want them to follow you around. Don't use snare if your a druid, but tangling weeds is ok cause of the short duration.
3. When you have gotten a suffienct amount of stuff, pick a spot and then wait a minute or 2 for eveything to catch up. If your a druid, make sure your not using a thorn coat of the mobs will keep running away at low health.
4. Once you don't see anymore mobs comming, use a PB AE spell. They hit everything in the area, where as rain spells or target based AE may only hit up to 4. Does not need to be a big nuke either, 104 DD AE on my necro worked quite nicely.
5. Once everything is dead, wait 30 seconds for those corpses to rot that don't have anything. Then harvest away!
Nerfed ?
# Aug 21 2003 at 8:15 AM Rating: Decent
27 posts
Have these been nerfed? EC has been my zone of choice to hunt when i need to resupply leather padding. Pelts have been plentiful and spiderlings as well dropping an average of 2 silks.
The last few days the spiderlings have been coming up empty - no drops at all.
in 4 hours i've come up with less than a stack.
When the frogs took over gukta the swamp was full of crab spiderlings which have since disappeared completely.
any updates on the best place to farm lately?
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RE: Nerfed ?
# Jan 07 2004 at 11:40 PM Rating: Decent
24 posts
The Feild of bone is a nice bet aswell; There is a tunnel where about 16 of them spawn, then just outside of that, head about halfway to the pit and on the sand there four more of them always spawn.
The FoB has gotten quiet lately aswell (Well, all newbie zones seem to have) so you wont likely have anyone camping there unless they know the spot. Few seem to.
RE: Nerfed ?
# Nov 11 2003 at 12:07 PM Rating: Decent
32 posts
I have got to admit that these silks are getting hard to come by. It's possible that verant has reduced the drop rate. I cheeck the bazaar and if you are lucky to see any for sale they are priced at 8-10pp / silk. As a result, padding has gone through the roof at 50pp per which is a price that I refuse to pay. It's all about supply / demand. So if you are a low level character, farm these silks and you will make some big PP. I will pay the high price for these silks but they simply arent available so I am forced to farm them myself.

Lanedil
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RE: Nerfed ?
# Nov 07 2003 at 9:03 PM Rating: Decent
35 posts
Don't know about nerfed, but I tend to gather silks in The Feerott. NE corner around al the stone moniliths and the Druid Ring. Tends to be practically non-stop supply. With a few Black and Pristine silks thrown in (depending on where you sell, good for a a gold or 2 each with the NPCs).
RE: Nerfed ?
# Nov 08 2003 at 10:12 PM Rating: Default
I took notice of this in Swamp too, my instince, check the perm rooted 'rotting corpses' close to guards and zone south from froggy city. I blasted them with AOE shower killing close to 12 mobs in 1 hit. PH might be a count of mobs in zone. Just a thought.

Edited, Sat Nov 8 22:14:11 2003
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hmmm
# Apr 15 2003 at 2:27 PM Rating: Decent
15 posts
Can't we all just get along? It's hard to get useful info from here if all you do is argue.
anyway, to what I'm posting for:

I was amazed when (on the Bertox server, I just switched over from TZ, much to my dismay) I sold 2 stacks of spiderling silks for 25 plat!!! It was nice, and allowed me to purchase some much needed items (it's hard to find a good deal in bertox, I've noticed, I even saw ruined gnoll leather boots selling for 15 plat!). After I auctioned them, I sold them to the first bidder, and after that I kept getting tells from people offering me even more! I wish I'd held out, but I really needed the money for spells on my cleric (yes, all my characters are newbies). Anyway, it was wonderful, and poo on everyone who thinks that a low level can't make money too. I didn't set a price, I got offered a price. I don't play so much that I can sit in the bazaar for days on end and sell stuff at exorbant rates, only to turn around and buy something overpriced =) It's cool to have a velium hammer and a cloak for my little halfling.
take care all,
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My Take
# Apr 07 2003 at 3:26 PM Rating: Decent
9 posts
These couldn't hurt to have a drop rate increase or some way to make them more easily acquired. its bad when 3 50 plus are tearing through Everfrost competing for the same meager silk drops.

Of course we had newbies complaining at us but what are people supposed to do when said newbies will only sell you silk for 80-100 a stack. c'mon now... i realize they need exp from these. but in every way of trying to be considerate of them I AM NOT going to pay the perceived price that the bazaar has lain upon this much sought after item. nothing above level 4 drops this and level 50s need it alot more than those level 4s. would it hurt too much to up the drop so prices go down and competition for these few places to collect would abate slightly??

WHO PLANS THESE THINGS?? lol

anyways. to be informative. if you're wanting spiderling silks your best bet is probably everfrost without track. if you're doing padding i suggest doing hoppers and shadeling, much easier collecting imo most times since at least on luclin server not as many people are after the shadeweaver variant of silk.

Edited, Mon Apr 7 16:42:56 2003
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