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Spiderling Silk  

This item can be used in tradeskills.
WT: 0.1 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL
Race: ALL
Item Type:Combinable
Merchant Value:0 pp 0 gp 1 sp 7 cp
Lucy Entry By:kaiytlyn
Updated By:Keesi
Updated:Tue Mar 1st, 2011

Average Price: 8pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 1

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This item is found by foraging.
Drops: This item is found on creatures.

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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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.
# 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
# Oct 09 2011 at 7:40 AM Rating: Default
65 spiderling silks in 5 min

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
19 posts
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.
Attn: Spiderling Silk Farmers
# Nov 16 2014 at 11:11 AM Rating: Decent
164 posts
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.
Attn: Spiderling Silk Farmers
# 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
124 posts
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
Attn: Spiderling Silk Farmers
# Aug 28 2008 at 5:13 PM Rating: Decent
Awesome!Smiley: clap Always happy to help!
Crescent Reach, east side, guard camp.
# Oct 27 2006 at 6:59 PM Rating: Decent
130 posts
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
2,232 posts
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
24 posts
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.
# Sep 04 2007 at 9:40 PM Rating: Decent
51 posts
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
104 posts
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. 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
642 posts
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
149 posts
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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Also Foraged
# 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
28 posts
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
108 posts
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
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
1 post
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
33 posts
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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RE: BACK on topic
# 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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RE: BACK on topic
# 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:

Maddoc is a SOE employee, who posts to the EQTraders ste.
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RE: BACK on topic
# Feb 03 2006 at 10:33 PM Rating: Decent
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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?
# 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
29 posts
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.

- Jim
RE: Drop Rates
# Apr 02 2004 at 7:05 PM Rating: Decent
30 posts
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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RE: Drop Rates
# Mar 31 2004 at 2:53 PM Rating: Decent
2,308 posts
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
38 posts
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
The thanks for helping someone in need is more valuable than the Plat in your pocket.
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
4 posts
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
3 posts
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?
Oerin Trubble
70th Paladin
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.

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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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# Apr 15 2003 at 2:27 PM Rating: Decent
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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??


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
Cost of Spiderling Silk
# Mar 22 2003 at 12:15 PM Rating: Decent
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Heh Heh.. Tradeskill ingredients are the only part of the Norrath economy which is inflating. I remember as a newbie in GFay, being THRILLED to get 4 plat for a Stack of Spiderling or Bone Chips.. Even if I had to risk my tail to run over to the spires to sell..

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RE: Cost of Spiderling Silk
# Feb 06 2004 at 12:32 AM Rating: Decent
I will argue that one with you, Treewynd. EVERYTHING is inflating in price, it's just more eveident with tradeskill items, most specifically Tailoring tradeskill items. Everything is inflating because as time goes on, there are more higher-level characters. As time goes on, more content gets added to the game, and tradeskills actually become *cough* "Ornate/Elemental Armor" *cough* indispensably useful.
Also, certain items can only be botained through player action. Peridots are price-fixed, any major jeweller NPC will sell them to you, at the same price, level 1, or level 65, only changing because of your charisma, faction standing, and whether the vendor's "Gouge" flag is set. If you can't get it from a vendor, then it has to come from a player, even if the player is YOU.
Anyway, as the game goes on, more players, and more powerful players, come in, enabling people to get more good stuff.

So, basically, 1) if a player has to callus his finger (or wear down her pencil eraser instead of getting a callus, presuming that a woman will be smarter than a man, lol) to make an item, and 2) the item is somehow useful (no inflation on Plague Rat Tails, is there? 8), then it will have a price tag. And if, over time, there is more money to be made (bigger mobs, bigger loot) instead of getting some item yourself, then over time, its price will rise.

Thus endeth the Economics Lesson.

Edited, Fri Feb 6 00:45:50 2004
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#aGreySquirrel, Posted: Feb 04 2003 at 10:42 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Is it me or have people gotten EXTREMELY greedy when it comes to the price of these things? Yes, while I know these are the most basic ingredient in any tailoring combine, but they certainly aren't rare...they are a friggin' common drop from a lv 2 MOB!
RE: How much for a stack?!
# Feb 05 2003 at 4:22 PM Rating: Excellent
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The people who buy spiderling silks for 3-5 or 7 pp each, are not beginning tailors, they are advanced level smiths, or tailors who supply paddings to these smiths.

spiderling silk x 2 = silk thread
Silk thread+ low quality pelt/skin = leather padding

Leather padding is used in fine steel plate armor, and most armors of higher level, including the new blue diamond cultural armor.

On my server, the Fierce heraldic Breastplate currently sells for over 40000pp.

Do you think the smith who is making those, really cares whether they pay 1pp or 30pp, for the materials to make the padding. In fact, these highe end smiths usually buy the padding pre-made, for 20-40pp per.

The one human smith on my server who markets this armor a LOT in the bazaar, is a lvl 65 with the 15% smithing hammer from Ssra temple. Indicating she hunts in some pretty advanced spots.

Since even the tier one planes in PoP drop awesome gear, and tons of gems, would it really make sense for this smith to skip an evening of grinding for exp and a couple thousand pp, in order to farm her own silks?

Ok, so I can farm enough spiderling silks myself, and pelts to whip up 100 paddings in a 5 hour farming session (and thats with lots of practice, and aoe nuking. Take the several hours to sell them, and I have 4k and no exp.

She can, on the other hand, go grind in the PoP planes, and get a half an AA point, more than 4k, and possibly some real nice gear. So she spends her 4k on the paddings, and is still up the exp, and gear.

Which would you do?
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#aGreySquirrel, Posted: Feb 06 2003 at 12:32 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Well xaanru, I thank your for imparting the basic knowledge of tailoring which everyone knows, but your argument is totally off base.
RE: How much for a stack?!
# Feb 06 2003 at 11:17 AM Rating: Excellent
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I think it is you who miss the point here.

First, I am not an "uber" player, and am not in an "uber" guild. My highest level character is 54, and that is after 2 years of playing. 1000+ posts was not an overnight thing either, that has been over 2 years.

Second I do not buy spiderling silks, nor am I saying that they are hard to get. Note that in my first post, I said I could get 200 spiderling silks, and 100 pelts in 5 hours?

However, there are more of these "uber" players that want these items, than there are farmers out hunting them. As long as that is true, the price will be high. It takes several hundred, perhaps even thousand, paddings to powerskill up through fine plate. Many of the "uber guilds" you refer to earlier, have ALL their members do this, so they can make their bane weapons. Well, 80 people, 1000 paddings per, adds up real fast.

Instead of whining about how unfair it is, be smart about it. Go farm a bunch of silks and pelts, and make/sell paddings yourself.

Use the proceeds to fund your tradeskilling.

I have a 212 smith, who is also 135 in tailoring, and another char with 115 tailoring. All of the tailoring was done with items I farmed myself, or purchased from merchants, when necessary to do so.

I am amazed at the nasty tone that you take in your reply, as if I personally were responsible for the presence of high level smiths, or the market value of spiderling silks. I was merely pointing out that there is a perfectly good reason for those prices.

And on the PoP zones, yes the tier one zones ARE pretty easy for a LVL 65. I know a druid who started SOLOing in Plane of Nightmare at lvl 54. He's lvl 60 now, and tells me he AVERAGES 5-8 blue diamond drops PER NIGHT.

The part that further baffles me, is that there is no real skillup use for the spiderling silks, once you pass 46 in tailoring. Farming enough silks to trivial the threads, then using them for paddings is a couple hours of play. The tailor gets to 46, then sells the paddings for a bunch of cash. How is this hindering new tailors.

Also, one last note: I NEVER use the term "NOOB", don't have my epic, and often stop in the newbie zones near cities to buff new players with my druid.

so congrats on your totally uncalled for, unfounded, and irrational flame

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#aGreySquirrel, Posted: Feb 06 2003 at 2:47 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Ah xaanru, in your 'sage-like advice' you speak without thinking again AND still miss the original point. /sigh
RE: How much for a stack?!
# Feb 06 2003 at 8:26 PM Rating: Excellent
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Well, again, you post a flame that makes no sense.

But to respond to you questions,

1) I think 100pp a stack is a mediocre price for spiderling silks. Sure, I'll buy them at that price if I have to, but I prefer 3pp each or less. Not for smithing, either, I have 2 full backpacks of padding saved up for my own use. I'll just combine them with the pelts that are for sale in the bazaar for 10pp or less, make paddings, and sell them for 25-30pp each.

2)Yes, they do pay that price, happily, because they also make paddings, and sell them for a nice markup. Who wouldn't?

3)There is only ONE tailoring combine involving spiderling silks with a trival over 46. It is a subcombine for the blessed fishing pole. I really doubt you are doing that for skillups, since the dragon egg oil is very expensive to make. Otherwise, all higher level tailoring requires SPIRDER silks, NOT SPIDERLING silks.

4) No, greed has not gotten out of control for most players. As you pointed out, spiderlings are pretty common. If you don't like the price, hunt your own.

What is wrong with a new player deciding to farm some silks, and sell them in the bazaar, so they can afford to gear up in decent equipment, rather than patchwork leather?

Lets read between the lines of your posts, shall we. You apparently WANT spiderling silks, but don't want to pay market prices for them, OR hunt them yourself. You're in essence saying "even though you could sell those for quite a bit more, and quickly, I'm going to call you names, like 'greedy' if you don't sell them to me, dirt cheap." Actually, I think YOU are the one being greedy, by wanting everyone else to remain poor, just so you can buy cheap silks.

Apparently, you've never taken basic economics. There are some basic concepts called supply and demand. The quantity supplied, and the demand for that item, sets the equilibrium price. Now, since there are more people who desire these silks, than there are who provide them, the price has risen. If you want the price to be lower, there are only two answers. 1) convince the buyers that they really don't want them (unlikely), or 2) increase the supply.

Since you've already indicated that you're short on cash, why not work with number 2? Go out farm them, and increase the supply. Or do what I do, and tell every newby you know about them, and get them farming them too. I have successfully driven the price of padding on my server down from 50pp to 25pp on average, by telling every newbie I run across, about the "secret" to big plat, through spiderling silk farming.

Its real simple here, this is not FOOD or something. You don't NEED these. If you don't like the price, DON'T buy it. There are PLENTY of people who feel that those prices are very reasonable.

And to your last point, if my bazaar prices were not reasonable, I would not move anywhere near the volume of armor, mistletoe sickles, and other items that I sell. Or are you saying that 1500pp for an Acrylia Breastplate is unreasonable too?

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RE: How much for a stack?!
# Jul 28 2004 at 4:55 AM Rating: Decent
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Well get this fokes since some nerf's of our friendly spiders in 2004 these selln for 19 pp each on CT.

Ya all U youngsters out there this is a great way to make some plat .
RE: How much for a stack?!
# Feb 07 2003 at 7:48 PM Rating: Default
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Test results are in...just as I thought. You failed xaanru.

Yet again, you like to throw irrelevancy without comprehending the basic honest do you have Attention Deficit Disorder? The issue is greed.

Since you are on the Mith Marr server (the same server which has an extremely powerful guild), maybe there are some who are 'happy' to pay that outrageous price.

Reality check xaanru, on Bertoxx, people scoff and complain about people that try to gouge others by charging even more than 20+ pp a stack. If you don't believe me, make a newbie character and sit in the bazaar. You will notice that the people that sell their stacks over 20+ pp don't sell. Or you can do this, farm a stack while you are a newbie and then do a shout in the bazaar or auction channel "WTS a stack of spiderling silks, 100 pp, PST." Watch everyone scold you in that room. Maybe you will get one buy, but I strongly doubt it.

Again you somehow like to be very defensive about this highway robbery committed by those greedy traders. Since you like talking about economics, did it ever occur to you that inflation snowballs? Think back to economics 101 xaanru, if a supplier charges $1 for a basic ingredient, the maker will buy it and then will charge the outcome to make a substantial profit, perhaps $2 or $3. (Stay with me now since you have a problem with focus and comprehension). If the supplier then charges $2, what do you think the maker will then charge for the outcome? Come on xaanru, hopefully you weren't falling asleep in your economics class since you sure as **** was dozing during your reading class. Thats right! More than $3 to make sure he breaks even AND makes a profit.

Spiderling silks = the ingredient, think about what happens if the ingredient such as that is increased. This small inflation makes other items which use any ingredient such as this to skyrocket and become ridiculous.

You are in a dream world that you think greed doesn't exist. I think you should quit the game, since you are becoming a hinderance and allowing this greed to go rampant by defending them and then flaming me while I am trying to bring light to this problem.

I checked your profile and viewed some of the items that you are selling. Hmm...2 pp for a Bone Chips?! You are joking right? That better be for a stack or else you are truly the epitome of greed. Shame on you if you are charging 2pp for one.

This is my final post on this issue since I am wasting my time making my point across and trying to reason with you or your irrelevant flames. I'm very sure the rest of your 1K+ posts (/laughs) are filled with your unhelpful and irrelevant thoughts...maybe you just like seeing your own writings and it brings you back to your childhood when you would come home from school and show mommy and daddy what you drew and say "I did that (/proud look on face)".

To those that agree with you, so be it...let the prices of this item skyrocket and have other players such as I and the majority of players who don't have bill gates-esqe bank accounts suffer (when buying other items that use ingredients such as this or other crafts) due to inflation caused by this greed. Is asking to pay a reasonable price (under 15 pp a stack) for this item too much for you people? You make the game to be money-focused which it shouldn't be.

For those people that agree with me and feel that paying anything more than 15+ pp for a stack of this item is ridiculous, it is sad that these greedy individuals ruin the economy and cause even decent armor or common item prices to be out of control.

Thank you and goodnight...happy trading! = )
RE: How much for a stack?!
# Feb 10 2003 at 12:13 PM Rating: Good
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Once again, your ignorance comes shining through.

First, I don't play on mithaniel marr server, I don't know where you got that idea.

Second, Those prices you refer to, are not for things I sell, they are the prices I received for those items, at some point in the distant past, VERY long ago, since I have not added a single price in over a year.

2pp for bone chips, was pre bazaar, and not a price I was asking, it was a price being offered, in Kurns tower, by a monk working on faction for his shackle quest. Did I take it, you bet I did.

Third, I still fail to see how selling for a market price is greed, unless you are one of those anti-capitalist, pro communism types. You want everyone to sell you spiderling silks for less than one platinum each, when paddings sell for 25pp each. Who's the greedy one here? The people SELLING spiderling silks are not "UBERS" with mega bank accounts. They are low level characters, who are trying to get enough cash up to trade in their newby gear for better stuff.

Again, the greed I see is all coming from you.

You are saying that you want EVERYONE else to go get spiderling silks, and then sell them to you for practically nothing. Their time isn't worth squat to you. Thats greed. Personally, I don't farm, or sell spiderling silks, because I have much faster ways to make money.

Back when I was in the farm and sell stage, spiderling silks did sell for 20pp a stack, and I sold lots of them for that price. However, that was back when there wasn't any acrylia plate armor, or Heraldic, Full Mithril, etc. The incentive to become a master smith was much lower, and had no real payoff, except for the OLD cultural armor, which was inferior to a lot of easily obtained dropped or quested armor (crafted, lambent. etc).

Honestly, do you really think I try to recall whether I used spiderling silks I farmed for myself, or ones I paid 3pp for, when deciding whether to price my Acrylia plate greaves at 1500pp, instead of 1600pp?

I pay 100pp each for windstones and blocks of acrylia ore. 30pp for vials of clear mana, 20pp each for essence of wind. 18p9g for a greaves mold. You really think I worry whether my padding cost me 15pp instead of 10pp?

Now, also note, I am not making the high end stuff. When you look at the high end smiths, they have even less reason to care about 2pp, when making a 40kpp item.

And once more, let me point out, instead of complaining about not having cash, you could always farm about 2000 spiderling silks, set the price wherever YOU want it, and force the other farmers to match. Quite simple really.

Is it greedy to charge a 2pp profit on a piece of Wu's armor? Why not, Wu's is simple to make, everything is easily bought from merchants, or in the bazaar. Takes less time to make a piece of Wu's than it takes to farm a spiderling silk. So you should sell them at cost, right? Sounds ridiculous doesn't it? Its the same argument you are making, only now you'd be the supplier, not the buyer.

I never said greed doesn't exist, I said its not out of control. Greed is the reason why there is EVER anyone in the bazaar. Why not just give away all the stuff you don't need? Because you want money for it, so you can get better stuff. Thats greed.

You on the other hand, want everyone to give you the fruits of their labor, without paying a fair price. Thats rampant greed.

Edited, Mon Feb 10 11:51:05 2003
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RE: How much for a stack?!
# Nov 23 2003 at 2:23 AM Rating: Excellent
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I know this is an old post, so don't flame me, please lol. But I read through this whole exchange and just had to post how infuriating aGreySquirrel was. What a dense bint. People like that need to open their eyes and take their fingers out of their ears. Sheesh, how much more ignorant can she get?

OK OK, /flame off, I feel better. =) Oh, and btw, Xaan, besides having to do battle with dimwits that attack him on a personal level, has had nothing but awesome posts, with plenty of good information.
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RE: How much for a stack?!
# Feb 06 2004 at 12:45 AM Rating: Decent
Yep, xaanru, you hit the nail on the head. That squirelly aGreySquirrel poster is the greedy one. Greedy because an easy-to-get item (Spiderling Silk) is now worth more to higher-level players, and is thus priced higher to reward those that take the time to get it. aGreySquirrel is either a Marxist, or a Marxist sympathizer, and wants to stiff the people working to provide the silks to folks, when it's obviously worth more to people now, then it was when those folks had fewer opportunities for play. aGS thinks that it's easy to get those silks, so they should be priced at a low price. Forever. No matter how useful it might be for someone else to get them. They're easy-to-get, and since Marx said that items (capital) are worth the amount of labor it takes to make them, they can't be but low-priced.


And if you want to charge more for them, just because someone else wants them more badly, then "You're being GREEDY!" And if you don't agree, then you must be on Crack, or else you're mentally deficient, defective, or ill.
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RE: How much for a stack?!
# Apr 21 2004 at 4:59 AM Rating: Default
gotta agree with xa on this one, if a lowly tailor cant afford the price then they need to farm themselves and quit whining

btw my tailoring is 200 and i buythe silk on brell for 100p any time send a tell anubsin

im always in the bazaar
RE: How much for a stack?!
# Dec 20 2003 at 2:41 PM Rating: Excellent
I'm in agreement with you, if he thinks prices are too high for them, he can farm them. It really is a seller's market here BECAUSE there isnt much of a supply. If prices are too high, get them yourself, you could even get a few extra and sell them at a lower price than average in the bazaar so they'd sell almost instantly, and get the plat to make up for the time you spent farming.
Best place to farm
# Dec 03 2002 at 8:37 PM Rating: Decent
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Topic for discussion... where is the best place to farm spiderling silks at?
RE: Best place to farm
# Feb 10 2003 at 8:03 PM Rating: Decent
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dunno if it's just me, but I stumble over much more spiderlings in east commons than in everfrost... =)
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RE: Best place to farm
# Dec 09 2002 at 3:01 PM Rating: Decent
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Without a doubt it is Everfrost, especially if you can't track.

Look on the EQ Atlas page. There is a large open area between Halas and Blackburrow with 3 igloos. Wooly Spiderlings walk through here all the time. Be sure to kill everything else also, because they are all placeholders for each other. Keep killing and the silk will flow. You can farm bone chips here also.

Another good spot is just south of the PoK Book.

Try not to kill steal the newbies, though. They get testy. I've often offered to buy silks for 1pp each and made quite a killing. You can also buy them cheaper from the Halas merchants. Take them to bazaar by themselves or make some padding, and you will quickly make up the difference.
RE: Best place to farm
# Dec 04 2002 at 12:58 AM Rating: Excellent
I'm partial to Everfrost newbie area, the spiderlings follow a set path because of the valleys. A bard friend just stood there and sang and AoE attack song and scooped up the bodies.

In the other newbie areas, the spiderlings wander all over the place it seems, in Everfrost they kind of flow like a stream :)
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# Jul 29 2002 at 1:52 PM Rating: Decent
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yea i was doing some hunting in kelethin, and i kept getting woven spider silks, my friend need spider silks, can i make a woven spider silk into a spider silk(s) and if so how? kinad like making hq pelt to mq pelt
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# Nov 20 2002 at 11:33 AM Rating: Default
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Woven spider silks are not the same as spider silks, nor can one be made into another as far as I know. The woven spider silks are required for at least the Kelethin druid newbie armor quest, probably other newbie quests as well. I am not aware of any use for them beyond those quests (in particular, no tailoring recipes), and I would suspect that's their only purpose. Regular spider silks are what you want for tailoring.
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# Jan 07 2003 at 10:33 AM Rating: Decent
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Woven spider silks can also sometimes be found in larger quantities at one of the Tox merchants, depending on the volume of Erudin-based newbees.

Note however, that the widow spiders here drop woven widow silk, unlike the large spiders. Maybe it can be used as a PH for woven spider silk, but this site has no knowledge of this woven silk....
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woven spider silks
# May 20 2002 at 1:38 PM Rating: Decent
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Please, where can I get woven spider silks?
I need about 15 for the sewing kit quest.Gloves,
Trousers,Sandals. Can I make them with the spider
silks from kills, I tryed to buy in stores but only see one once in a while.Please help this level 7 mage.
RE: woven spider silks
# Jun 04 2002 at 7:29 AM Rating: Decent
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I looked everywhere for these too, they look like cloth cords rather than spiderwebs. Several merchants in freeport have them now as well.
RE: woven spider silks
# Jun 03 2002 at 5:00 PM Rating: Excellent
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woven spider silks are commonly found of the large and giant spiders in ec, may be in other zones, havent payed much attention.But you will find them in east common lands. check all the inns and any spider/giant spider corpses left to decay, many who dont need them let them rot.
Hope this helps

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# Apr 19 2002 at 2:28 PM Rating: Decent
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I have never bought these, being a druid I can track spiderlings quite easily and get a stack or two in half an hour. The reason I think the average price above is so high is because higher level characters do tailoring and just pay large amounts of money to get their skill up quickly. The only thing I really use these silks for now is silk cords for my 6slot 10% weight reduction bags.

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fine plate
# Apr 16 2002 at 1:12 PM Rating: Default
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silk swatches also good for high end smithers working on fine plate. cause you need silk cords for FP armor
RE: fine plate
# Apr 18 2002 at 7:19 AM Rating: Decent
Actually you are wrong Kenneth. Not only do Silk Swatches not make Silk Cord, but High End Smiths dont want either of them anyways because you dont use Silk Cord to make Fine Plate (amazing how many facts you have wrong here in 20 words or less).

Spiders (large, Giant, etc.) drop Spider Silk. Combine 2 Spider Silks and you get a Silk Swatch.
Silk Swatches are used to make Raw Silk Armor, Cured Silk Armor and Master Wu's Fighting Armor.

SpiderLING's in thier various forms drop Spiderling Silk.

Combine 2 Spiderling Silks and you get a Silk THREAD, which is what tailors combine with LQ Pelts to make Leather Padding which is used by smiths who are making Fine Plate.

3 spiderling silks combined will give you Silk Bandages.

3 Silk THREADS combined will give you Silk Cord which is needed not by smiths but by tailors to make things such as the various bags (with the appropriate pelt of course) like the Large Tailored Bag that is 10%WR and 6 Slots.

Please dont post if you are only quessing, it only confuses those who heed what you say.

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RE: fine plate
# Jun 05 2002 at 9:35 AM Rating: Decent
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actually that is not quite correct either. To make Fine plate you need leather padding. To make leather padding you need to spiderling silks which you combine to make a silk thread. You then combine the silk threads.. with a low quality pelt to make padding. You then combine the padding with a pattern your metal etc etc... to make fine plate.

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RE: fine plate
# Jan 07 2003 at 12:48 PM Rating: Excellent
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That's the same thing he said.

read his post again, he said that you combine two silks to make a thread, then combine with a LQ pelt for a padding. So where was he wrong about the padding? He was indeed wrong about the bandages. Silk bandages are made from 2 threads, as the poster below points out.
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RE: fine plate
# Jun 05 2002 at 2:44 AM Rating: Good
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You're right for the most part, except the bandages. It's not 3 spiderling silks that make the bandages. It's 2 silk threads, which, assuming you never fail, will require 4 spiderling silks total. Just thought I'd throw that out there for everyone.
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RE: fine plate
# Jan 07 2003 at 4:30 PM Rating: Decent
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You forgot to call him an idiot, or at the very least imply that he is stupid for not getting his facts straight before he posts.

Note to posters: notice how Wyldchyld responded in a positive way correcting a poster without the need to make him/her feel like an idiot because they were wrong.

Maybe it's a Paladin of Tunare thing.

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RE: fine plate
# Jun 03 2002 at 6:11 PM Rating: Decent
Actually you use Silk Swatches in making Tier'Dal Cultural Armor...
Silk Vendor?
# Mar 11 2002 at 10:20 AM Rating: Default
Was just wondering if anyone has found a merchant anywhere with an unending supply of silk? I know there is a merchant for Batwings,which i use for levitate as a ranger but i also have a Beastlord..who has to Tailor to do anything,so i am gonna try to work up some backpacks to lesson my Loot loads. Ursas Majoris-EM Server-40'th Season Ranger.
RE: Silk Vendor?
# Mar 11 2002 at 2:28 PM Rating: Excellent
Unfortunately no. Tailoring seems to be the only trade skill for which you can't buy the components. It's long boring work hunting silks, but sometimes if you hang around newbie zones you can buy them from players for a few plat per stack.

Hope that helps.

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#Anonymous, Posted: Jul 12 2001 at 6:02 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I just started a new char and was hunting in N Ro, I just noticed they have added BST in the class section on these (hmm maybe Verant have decided to change ALL to a list of classes now LOL). Also these are now stackable =)
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# Jun 27 2001 at 9:52 AM Rating: Good
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An invaluable stepping stone in a tailors practice. Need to have these to make thread which makes cord and bandages.
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#Anonymous, Posted: Jan 18 2001 at 11:30 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Silk thread do you get when 2 silks you combine in a sewing kit. A silk bandage do you get when 2 threads you combine. Good to know this is.
#Anonymous, Posted: Mar 20 2001 at 2:39 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) 3pps?! If spiderling silk sold for that much, I'd be King of Norrath by now. (chuckle-giggle-guffaw)
#Anonymous, Posted: Mar 26 2001 at 11:04 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Well, let's think about this. 2SS->1ST, 3ST->1SC and SC is required for backpacks and leather backing which higher level characters use to practice their tailoring and smithy. So, is it more useful to go hunting down creatures that you get no experience for, or drop 1-3pp on a newbie to get the silk? Obviously, someone thought it was worth it.
RE: Useful now
# Jun 03 2002 at 5:07 PM Rating: Default
In response to a previous post: The reason they don't include the selling price of the various permutations of spiderling silk combines is that they are a NO-FAIL combine. Why the **** would anyone pay extra for something that only takes a few clicks. And if you will pay extra for nothing, you should probably decide on your own what nothing is worth. I had a guy try to sell me a stack of spider silks for 2pp and said he would turn them all into silk swatches for 4pp. What a deal.
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RE: Useful now
# Jun 05 2002 at 3:51 PM Rating: Decent
This just in......
Citizens with low tailoring skill all around Norrath have been reporting that they are failing at combining 2 spiderling silks!

The good news is that this only seems to be happening for a short while. Ironicly, once the person gets better at it, the failure rate seems to drop sharply.

Back to you Bob.
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RE: Useful now
# Jan 07 2003 at 12:52 PM Rating: Good
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This just in...

That's baloney! Silk swatches and silk threads are, and have been for at least 2 years, NO FAIL!!!!

The good news is, you were wrong, and you cannot lose a spider silk, or spiderling silk this way.
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