a dune tarantula  

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Minimum Level: 11
Maximum Level: 13
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I killed pumas and tada
# Feb 26 2009 at 8:12 PM Rating: Decent
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I was running around for about 2 hours. No spiders. Then i came here read the post and killed pumas. next thing you know I had 4 spiders pop. :)
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Loc
# Jul 12 2008 at 11:07 PM Rating: Decent
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pos 5969.92, neg 2106.58, pos 29.76
In North Ro
# Jul 20 2007 at 10:59 AM Rating: Decent
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After I killed my fourth giant rattlesnake(for Castlen Drewe quest) and two madmen, these started spawning in North Ro near the last long dune walls in the zone. Took long enough.

I tried killing pumas, zombies, and madmen to get these to spawn. They spawned for me after two madman kills and four giant rattlesnake kills(which also seem rare and took a few large rattlesnake kills to spawn first).

The bugs tend to fight with the NPCs and other mobs like dervish cutthroats, orcs, and the undead. I'm thinking this also makes it difficult to get to them, especially if their spawn points are close to these mobs...
Silly
# Jan 03 2007 at 2:47 PM Rating: Decent
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This quest.. Desert crawl is bugged, that or the zone is.. the venom sack never drops off the never spawning desert tarantulas.. I've given up
Silly
# May 19 2007 at 8:07 PM Rating: Decent
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I got mine off the first spider I killed...

But 3 hours later I still have not dropped 5 spiders. I have been killing other things trying to get the spawn table moving. One poster below says the zombies are tied in, if so that might explain my trouble as I was avoiding them.

With crummy gear North Ro is a fun challenge to survive at level 15, when you add in the factor of no one else hunting there so all spawns are up, all wanderers are loose.

If a group went to do the armor quest together and just grinded hard they would probably find the quest easy.
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# Dec 10 2006 at 1:29 PM Rating: Decent
Kill the zombies and they start poppin all over
spawn rate
# Apr 17 2006 at 6:46 PM Rating: Decent
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They are not that rare you just cant hunt only them. Kill everything in the zone and they respawn faster. After playing around with it I think they are tied to puma's The more pumas I saw the less spiders. But they may share a spawn table with other mobs also.
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#Hazgard, Posted: Apr 12 2006 at 12:49 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Could the dune spiderlings be a placeholder for the tarantulas? Could something else be?
#Hazgard, Posted: Apr 12 2006 at 12:49 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) sorry, double post
Insanely Rare
# Sep 06 2005 at 4:33 PM Rating: Decent
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These things are insanely rare when doing the Desert Crawl quest. Took me 5 hrs to get the them, another more for the venom sac. I've /feedback'd it. Hopefully they'll adjust the spawn/drop rate. Because 5+ hrs for a newbie is just retarded.
RE: Insanely Rare
# Oct 18 2005 at 9:32 PM Rating: Decent
Insanely Rare? Uh ya that's putting it mildly! Shtuff like this creates despondency! Um .. I'm having fun searching for newbie itemms for greater then 2 days?- NOT dern straight I'm sending in feedback
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North Ro
# Jun 29 2005 at 9:39 PM Rating: Good
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Anyone know if they like to spawn in a certain area in Northern Desert of Ro? I need to kill 5 for those new nifty newb armour quests from teh task giver in PoK
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RE: North Ro
# Sep 02 2005 at 7:30 PM Rating: Decent
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every time i have seen them lately it has been close to the oasis zoneline...they seem to be more rare now than i remember
Hairs
# May 20 2002 at 1:58 AM Rating: Default
The hairs are for poison for those that were asking. Can someone confirm what the Thorax and Abdomens are for?
dune tarantula thorax ?
# May 14 2002 at 4:12 PM Rating: Default
what's "dune taratula thorax" for ?
The Chitins ...
# Apr 04 2002 at 1:30 PM Rating: Default
... are only useful to Monks, since they are needed for the sash quests. Other than that, ignore 'em.
Urticating Hairs
# Mar 08 2002 at 1:31 PM Rating: Decent
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The silk is great and the chitin are stupid. I'm still in the dark about the urticating hairs...
RE: Urticating Hairs
# May 25 2002 at 11:41 AM Rating: Decent
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The hairs are poison components. If you combine the hairs with a froglok poison gland (in a poison vial with suspension liquid), you make a decent poison.

Spider poison sacks are components for a different poison.

This is a good zone to farm poison making supplies. The vendors even sell sketches to make poison vials. If you come here when people are trying to trigger the AC, there are usually a bunch of un-looted dead spiders all over the place. No to mention the asps which drop poison glands and the undead which drop skins (component for poison vials) and embalming dust (another poison component).
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Magician's Choice
# Oct 31 2001 at 7:29 AM Rating: Decent
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As a level 12 magician hunting in the deserts of North Ro, these dune tarantulas got to be my favorite choice for experience. Using a water elemental, you don't care if they are poison or not. Also those silks are pretty decent loot at that level and stackable.
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RE: Magician's Choice
# Mar 03 2002 at 10:35 PM Rating: Decent
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Hey everyone Im a lvl 12 Dark Elf Magician and these things give great exp. I use Rain of Blades and that spell does 26 damage per 3 wave ,and they die in no time but the problem with that spell is it takes a lot of mana so when i run out i run in and attack with my water pet


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Easy
# Oct 07 2001 at 8:27 AM Rating: Default
I am a lvl 13 mage and never get touched, of course i just use rain of blades(26,26,26) in 1 use and then use shock of blades fora nuke 3dmg each cost only 1/3 a blue mana bulb too my pet comes out at 50%hp and i get silks easily, i mean my pet even if poisoned after a fighti can heal him with renew elements. So apparently my spells help me so much and my pet is my life saver, he takes dmg and hits for 16 bashes 6 and i nuke for 35 ) its a GREAT combination, so if u want to solo, BE A MAGE!
RE: Easy
# Oct 07 2001 at 11:29 AM Rating: Decent
I'm afraid that you're going to be in for a shock as you level your magician. It gets harder and harder to solo the higher you get, at least to 19. I got my sixteenth level pet and was soloing yellow and the occasional low reds and flying high. At 19th, I'm very careful about what I pick on. If it casts, it better be only one, and blue. While in Everfrost one night, I saw an Orc Shaman that presented a lovely target, so after doing a 360 degree scan for anything that might aggro, I sent the ol' pet in, casting Shield of Fire as he went. I dropped a nuke on the Orc, then started hitting him with Shock of Blades 'cause I prefer the dam/mana ratio, when up pop two more Shaman over the hill. Stupidly, I nuked the first Shaman again, thinking that my high blue con pet could hold out for a few more minutes, so I didn't check his health first. Well, I'm about 20 yards away, and my pet falls to the Orcs. I cast gate, and get about halfway into it before they start bashing my little butt. "Your spell has been interrupted." I think I managed to get about ten feet before "LOADING...PLEASE WAIT..."

And you may also find yourself carrying around a backpack full of Malachite just so you can get the best pet.

But don't get me wrong...I solo'd my way to 19th. I have never been in a group, other than for binds, and my magician is my favorite. It just gets harder and harder to solo.
RE: Easy
# Oct 21 2002 at 11:36 AM Rating: Decent
If you want to SOLO pick a necromancer. I play mine all the time. I am level 30 and pretty much solo'ed the whole time. I prefer it to grouping. No worries about bad pulls. the only time i group is when i start hunting a new zone just to get used to the mobs. the pet rocks.
My 2cps
# Jun 27 2001 at 10:25 AM Rating: Decent
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These guys are much better than desert terantulas. They give better exp and are much more reliable for dropping silk.
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What are the hairs for?
# Apr 03 2001 at 8:29 PM Rating: Default
Once in a great while I'll finding U-something hairs on these guys - look like silk thread - anyone have any idea what they're for - aren't worth much to merchants, then again, I found the magic shovel component for the earth shovel quest cheap on a merchant once.
Soloing
# Feb 15 2001 at 3:10 PM Rating: Default
I was soloing these critters at 14th with my monk, but I needed full health and my mend to be successful to do it. Their poison can be nasty, but it's short lived. I find the silk drops alot with them. Maybe I'm just lucky with that.
Don't get confused
# Sep 26 2000 at 11:18 AM Rating: Default
Dune tarantulas look just like desert tarantulas.. but their level is a bit higher and their poison's a little stronger. Also, I noticed that the "desert tarantula chitin" these things drop causes a -2 for agility and dexterity. So either don't loot it or sell it right afterwards... don't carry it around :)
Help each other
# Aug 11 2000 at 10:21 AM Rating: Decent
Be careful with them soloing.. they will help each other
Drops
# Apr 27 2000 at 6:26 PM Rating: Decent
Drop info collected while waiting for sand of ro.

Spider Silk
Spider Venom Sac
Desert Tarantula Chitin
Urticating Hairs
Spider Legs
Drop Items
# Mar 01 2000 at 11:00 AM Rating: Decent
These guys have dropped a max of 4 spider silks in one kill for me! Also drop the infamous desert tarantula chitins, which suck ***.
RE: Drop Items
# Mar 23 2001 at 8:10 PM Rating: Default
the chitin is the worst possible item i didnt know the caused -2 agi and dex so i had my human paladin running around with a backpack full of em when i sold them all i checked to see stats see the -2's and figure out how come i was moving so slow :) but i did get a lot of spider silk which worked wonders for my tailoring


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Twinsen....
# Feb 26 2000 at 8:48 PM Rating: Decent
You are level 18... something that is 14 will be blue to you.
That level...
# Feb 17 2000 at 4:42 PM Rating: Default
Well, the level is kinda wrong. Or maybe cuz I'm in Oasis...anyway, I'm an 18 pally and they con green, but some cons blue *shrugs*
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