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Creeping Silk Strands  

WT: 0.1 Size: TINY
Class: NONE
Race: NONE

Item Type:Misc
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2021-10-19 09:30:14
Page Updated:Sun Nov 14th, 2021

Expansion: Planes of Power Planes of Power

Rarity: Rare
Level to Attain: 55

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This item is found on creatures.

Plane of Nightmare
NPC Name
a virulent arachnid
a virulent hatchling


This item is used in quests.
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Plane of Tranquility
Quest Name
Jimlok's Friend (Clockwork Talisman #1)

Used in 1 recipe.
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Zone(s) Found In:

Zone Name
Plane of Nightmare

Formerly dropped by a pile of bile in the Plane of Disease.

Uploaded November 13th, 2021 by Nniki
Updated November 14th, 2021
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# Dec 22 2019 at 6:19 PM Rating: Excellent
67 posts
South of zone in across river
A virulent arachnid
Approx. 30 mins
got two off spiders
# Aug 04 2009 at 11:04 AM Rating: Excellent
122 posts
Started killing spiders around zone-in. Probably killed close to 10 then I crossed that river that's to the right side if you are standing in the graveyard and facing the zone-out building, and got TWO strands off two spiders in my first little pull of four spiders. Now, I am sure it was just random and I sincerely doubt there is a better chance of the strand dropping on the other side of the river, but if you aren't having luck around zone-in or need some more spiders to kill you can try your luck on the other side of the river.
got two off spiders
# Dec 02 2018 at 5:11 AM Rating: Decent
127 posts
I can confirm what is being said here. I got mine after reading the post and killing 5 spiders. Across the river right of the zone in. As is most the case the harder spots is where the drops occur more often. Thank you for the post! :-)
"You can't run with the big dogs if you pee like a puppy!"
Rare For Me
# Jan 21 2008 at 11:50 AM Rating: Decent
100 posts
Dropped off a virulent arachnid in Plane of Nightmare after about 100 spider kills. The mob that dropped the strand seemed to be a little tougher than the regular mobs, maybe just coincidence.
Do I Have Too?
also drops from
# Sep 14 2007 at 2:23 PM Rating: Decent
"a virulent hatchling"
# Jul 25 2006 at 11:16 AM Rating: Decent
Drop'd for me off first kill in PoN. Definitly off a virulent arachnid.

# Sep 13 2006 at 9:59 PM Rating: Decent
201 posts
Just got this drop off of a virulent hatchling in PoN. Very rare as I've only seen 2 drop in 3 days.
# Sep 14 2006 at 12:43 AM Rating: Excellent
Ungainly Ninja
6,998 posts
Lognakaiser wrote:
Just got this drop off of a virulent hatchling in PoN. Very rare as I've only seen 2 drop in 3 days.

Do you mean a voracious hatchling?
just got today in pon
# Apr 20 2006 at 2:21 AM Rating: Default
never ever seen these drop in pon and ive killed tons but got today. not sure if they switched loot with other mob in pod with patch. /shrug

RE: just got today in pon
# Jun 02 2006 at 9:45 AM Rating: Default
Got 5 in Pon last night. never saw it drop in PoD after 5 hours. The 5 dropped off the spiders in an hour. while in PoD i got 3 ooze to drop in 5 hours of pulling.
Bottin Tow
Druid of the 85th
RE: just got today in pon
# May 05 2006 at 12:43 AM Rating: Decent
152 posts
This dropped off of "a virulent arachnid" in PoNightmare. I had never seen this drop in PoN until tonight. Oddly, I haven't seen any ooze drop yet.
- Vu~
Haven's Edge
Pile of bile camping
# Sep 25 2004 at 2:35 AM Rating: Decent
Camped it a few months back with 65 ranger and 65 mage took around 12 hours of straight camping killing only pile o bile's there is a spide who sees through camo so carful when tracking the pile in the 12 hours we got 2 strands very sparadic drops
good thing happen
# Sep 22 2004 at 9:34 PM Rating: Decent
Was helping out a group in PoD and on the second kill this droped : ) ya me
# Aug 13 2004 at 3:19 PM Rating: Decent
Just thought I would peek back in and share my frustration. I see the posts that say 20 kills and I see the post that says up to 40 kills... I am getting close to the 40 mark. I have gone from 53 to 54 kitting these pile's of bile and not a drop yet. I will however add in the hopes that it helps a fellow bard that if you are camping the area close to the castle against the wall and you use Selo's Song of Travel to search for bile invis, BEWARE. There is a single spider that can see through invis. None of the other ones can, just this specific one. I leaned the hard way after it rooted me, the root broke my invis and I had 6 mobs on me instantly ... Needless to say I died. I assumed that all spiders could not see through invis, but this particular one can. He roams across the river to a rock and then back.

Fortessa Fortissimo
54 Bard Cazic
RE: Frustration
# Sep 06 2004 at 1:36 AM Rating: Decent
I am just as frustrated. Camped here for 3 days hours and hours and have seen one drop. I didn't win the roll /sniff
RE: Frustration
# Sep 20 2004 at 11:50 PM Rating: Decent
145 posts
about 10 killed so far over the course of a few days, and no creeping silk strands seen.
Spawn point for these guys
# Jun 04 2004 at 11:55 AM Rating: Decent
Hey, I've gone to POD with some guildies to camp this piece. and in teh past 2 weeks we've been doing it something very strange has happened. There are no mobs anywhere near the wall and the river between bone wall and ZI. nothing on track either. i ran around invis and saw absolutely nothing! my friend ran around without invis and must have triggered a trap or something cause 4 mobs poped on top of him. but never repoped at the point in the hour we were there. either there is a bug or they updated the zone, cause we cant find them with our eyes or on track. Any help on this would be appreciated.

Kakkorot Legendaryssj <Fantasy Awakened>
65 Arcanist

RE: Spawn point for these guys
# Jun 12 2004 at 8:26 AM Rating: Default
this is because of the new collision problems, mobs have problems walking up hills so as they are wandering they go into the river, and cant get back up out. what i do is levitate and sow my monk run and over the top of the river. you will agro alot of mobs then run on to dry land after you've agrod alot of mobs, kite them around on dry land until all mobs have made it out of the river then FD, the mobs will wander off again and then you can follow the ones you want and pull them. rinse and repete as needed.
# Mar 15 2004 at 6:48 PM Rating: Decent
Piles of Bile drop these. they are near river. a good place is between the bonewall and zone in along zone wall. The drop rate is not good however so be prepared to stay for a while, unless you get lucky...
# Feb 05 2004 at 2:21 AM Rating: Default

Man, I have camped these things for 3 days straight now and all I have to show for it are 2 AA's. I guess that's something though. /shrug
Common Drop
# Dec 15 2003 at 4:52 PM Rating: Decent
I saw 3 of these drop from killing 4 pile of biles. I may have just had a lucky streak. Does anyone else have information on the frequency of the drop?
Also, we killed other types of goos, but only the pile of bile dropped the strands.

Good luck, folks! I hope that I helped, now on to get the other Talisman drops.
RE: Common Drop
# Jan 29 2004 at 8:09 PM Rating: Decent
I've done this quest myself and helped a few friends. Creeping silk strands dropped off a pile of bile.

For myself I soloed it and got it in about 20 kills. The two people I helped to get it, it took about 15-40 kills each. Definately not common.
Re: What Mob
# Oct 08 2003 at 1:48 PM Rating: Decent
I got 1 from a pile of bile in PoD. It was near the castle thingie.
Drops from
# Mar 11 2003 at 10:58 AM Rating: Default
I am told that this drops only from the Pile of Bile in the POD good luck all
# Feb 17 2003 at 3:30 AM Rating: Decent
Does anyone think it's odd that the creeping silk strand drops from oozes in PoDisease and the congealed bile-based ooze drops from spiders in PoNightmare?
RE: odd
# Feb 17 2003 at 11:45 AM Rating: Default
Aye, popular belief is that they accidently switched loot tables, oh well, not like it makes the quest harder/easier. I'd be suprised if they fixed it at this point, not a big deal.
Drops from
# Feb 17 2003 at 1:22 AM Rating: Decent
Creeping silk strand drops from an ooze (only as far as I am aware but it may be any of the ooze types?) and they drop uncommonly.
what mob(s)??
# Feb 16 2003 at 3:10 PM Rating: Default
Please post what the item dropped from. Its not much of a spoiler if you only send in half the info. I would assume that like the two items from PoI, it can drop randomly from most any mob in the zone, but does anyone know if that holds true for this item from PoD?
RE: what mob(s)??
# Jan 05 2004 at 2:08 PM Rating: Default
Spiders in PoI drop the casing, and "models" drop the size c spring.

they are not random drops throughout the zone on any mob.

just like PoD, the "a pile of bile" is the only thing that can drop the strands.
It's for...
# Feb 14 2003 at 5:51 PM Rating: Default
a quest in PoK. The quest giver is in the smith building to the southeaster corner on the second vendor tier on the second floor. Results in small clockwork tailsman.
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