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Spider Silk  

This item can be used in tradeskills.
WT: 0.1 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

Item Type:Combinable
Merchant Value:0 pp 2 gp 0 sp 0 cp
Lucy Entry By:Kheldar
Item Updated By:Gidono
IC Last Updated:2022-11-27 19:16:58
Page Updated:Sat Apr 22nd, 2023

Expansion: Original Original

Average Price: 10pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 1

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This item is found by foraging.


This item is found on creatures.

Blackfeather Roost
NPC Name
a large mountain recluse
a mountain recluse

Bloody Kithicor
NPC Name
a giant spider

Butcherblock Mountains
NPC Name
a large spider

Castle Mistmoore
NPC Name
a Mistmoore guard

NPC Name
a giant spider

Dragonscale Hills
NPC Name
a dragonscale spider

NPC Name
a drachnid recluse
a drachnid silkmistress
a drachnid silkstrander
a drachnid webmaster
a drachnid widow
a dread widow

East Karana
NPC Name
a carrion spider
a crag spider

Erud's Crossing
NPC Name
a kerra spider

Everfrost Peaks
NPC Name
a giant wooly spider
a gigantic wooly spider

Field of Bone
NPC Name
a bonebinder

Firiona Vie
NPC Name
a drachnid silklurker
a drachnid silkspinner
a drachnid weblurker
a drachnid webspinner
a drachnid webstrander

Freeport City Hall
NPC Name
a bewitched tarantula

Frontier Mountains
NPC Name
briarweb spider

Fungal Forest
NPC Name
a large orb weaver
a large recluse
a large wasp spider
a large widow
a recluse
a wasp spider
a widow
an orb weaver
Silent Death

Goru`kar Mesa
NPC Name
a cave recluse
a dark widow
a large cave recluse
a large dark widow
a large mesa recluse
a large mesa widow
a mesa recluse
a mesa widow

Icefall Glacier
NPC Name
an Icefall crawler

Innothule Swamp
NPC Name
a Large Forest Crawler

NPC Name
Briarweb Spider
Bristleweb Spider
frenzied strathbone
strathbone healer
strathbone runelord
strathbone spider

Kithicor Forest
NPC Name
a cliff spider

Korascian Warrens
NPC Name
a moss spider

Lesser Faydark
NPC Name
a giant spider
Queen Nasheeji

Lower Guk
NPC Name
a deadly black widow

Miragul's Menagerie
NPC Name
an arctic icespinner
an arctic widow

Miragul's Menagerie: Frozen Nightmare (Raid)
NPC Name
an albino crawler
an albino widow

Nagafen's Lair
NPC Name
a noxious spider
a stone spider
lava duct crawler

Nektulos Forest
NPC Name
a Deep Forest Spider
a giant widow
a large araneidae
a Large Forest Crawler
a Nektulos widow

North Ro
NPC Name
a desert tarantula
a dune tarantula

Old Commonlands
NPC Name
a cursed venomfang

Old Commonlands: Bitter Victuals
NPC Name

Permafrost Keep
NPC Name
giant wooly spider

Ruins of Takish-Hiz
NPC Name
a cavern widow
a sand crawler

Solusek's Eye (Solusek A)
NPC Name
fire goblin wizard

South Ro
NPC Name
a desert tarantula
a dune tarantula

Steamfont Mountains
NPC Name
Meldrath The Malignant

Stone Hive
NPC Name
a catacomb creeper
a garden widow
a hedge creeper
a hive widow
a ravenous widow

Sunderock Springs
NPC Name
a giant dune tarantula
a swift dune tarantula
dark venom reflection

Sverag, Stronghold of Rage
NPC Name
a webspinner
an arachnid

The Devastation
NPC Name
a webspinner
an arachnid

The Steppes
NPC Name
a mature wasp spider
a young wasp spider
assassin spider
assassin spiderling
mature assassin spider

Toxxulia Forest
NPC Name
a giant widow
a large widow

Upper Guk
NPC Name
a giant heart spider
a heart spider
a large heart spider

NPC Name
a lakeskater
a mature lakeskater
a young lakeskater

Valdeholm: Kill Kangur
NPC Name
Kangur Vafta Veor

Zhisza, the Shissar Sanctuary
NPC Name
a jungle spider

Zhisza: Counter-Attack
NPC Name
a jungle spider


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Uploaded November 27th, 2008
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This item is found by foraging
# Mar 06 2022 at 7:17 PM Rating: Decent
34 posts
Really? Where??
Large widows in Tox
# May 22 2014 at 6:01 AM Rating: Good
2,991 posts
Surprising to me that large widows in Tox aren't listed. They drop LOTS of spider silk, virtually every kill, sometimes 2-4 per kill. Single-digit level mobs, super-easy to pharm a quick stack if you need, especially if you have tracking.
Sippin 115 DRU **** Firiona Vie ****Agnarr
FV: 115 WAR ENC CLE MAG WIZ SHD SHM Master Alchemist ROG Master Tinkerer & Poison-Maker
Master Artisan (300+) * Baker * Brewer * Fletcher * Jeweler * Potter * Researcher * Smith * Tailor
East Karana is my favorite.
# Apr 21 2010 at 5:46 PM Rating: Decent
I've tried Field of Bones, there were not enough spiders and those that were there did not drop silks in large quantities.

I've also tried Mesa, the spiders seem to drop 1 spider silk and had a chance to spawn up to 6 or so spiderlings which dropped many spiderling silks.

Then i went to East Karana, not the most convient to get there, but once I was there, the craig spiders seem to give around 1-6 drops and plenty of mobs were around. Covering the southern half of the zone (from the stone hilltop to down southward).
East Karana is my favorite.
# Mar 28 2020 at 11:09 PM Rating: Decent
194 posts
EK is definitely the best place. Plenty of Crag Spiders spawning quickly and dropping a lot of silk. Some don't drop any, but that is rare. With casual observation, I'd say the average is about 3. Wow, about 10 minutes after posting this, I saw a Crag Spider drop 8 silks.

Edited, Mar 28th 2020 11:35pm by Philliden
East Karana is my favorite.
# Aug 08 2015 at 4:38 PM Rating: Decent
14 posts
I have to agree, this has been the best spot to get spider silk.
Silk In Goru`Kar Mesa
# Jan 06 2007 at 10:05 PM Rating: Decent
If you farm Spiderling Silk from Cave Recluses in Goru`Kar Mesa, you will end up with a healthy amount of Spider Silk as well.
Silk In Goru`Kar Mesa
# Dec 08 2007 at 2:00 PM Rating: Decent
96 posts
On the combine server I need spider silk for some newbie quests, but in GFay they drop everything BUT spider silk. Does anyone know where in Luclin or the Old world spider silk still drops?

I don't think the Combine has gotten to the TSS expansion yet.
Silk In Goru`Kar Mesa
# May 22 2018 at 11:10 PM Rating: Good
48 posts
Upper Guk.
no spider silks in GFay
# Jul 12 2006 at 12:00 AM Rating: Decent
After MANY kills of large widow spiders in Greater Faydark, I have yet to see a spider silk drop. Woven spider silks and spider legs drops just fine though.
# Oct 19 2004 at 7:43 AM Rating: Default
The best place I've come across is in Field of Bone. I farm the Bonecrawlers and I have seen up to eight silks a kill so far. Go after Bonebinders cause theyre low lvl. I just run through the zone with my necromancer and target every spider i see and have pet attack it and il come out with 2 stacks in 20 mins.
# Jul 29 2004 at 1:46 PM Rating: Decent
The Crag spiders are easily the best Spider Silk farm in the game. However there is something odd about that theory. There is no trees to make webs in you would thing the naturally evolve around the need to use it.. The crags are not hostile creatures so i am also lead to beleive they are soley Halfpintous (Living off of half sized people) fo i have found many a body parts in them.
# Jul 29 2004 at 1:41 PM Rating: Decent
Greetings. I am Freidrick of the Lanys server. I will farm silk and sell to people in bulk cheaper then the going bazaar price if you are buying lots. Send me a tell with a order and i shall fullfill it as fsat as possible.
Najena; good or bad?
# Feb 17 2004 at 7:53 PM Rating: Decent
I've seen the blackwidows in najena drop up to 6 or 8 a kill. However, seeing as there are only 4 our 5 total in the whole zone and they take almost 20 minutes to respawn, it may not be a very productive place to hunt. On top of that, the widowmistress can spawn in place of 1 of them who can be very difficult to solo if you aren't post 50.
RE: Najena; good or bad?
# May 26 2004 at 5:55 AM Rating: Decent
Most giant spiders drop 6-8 silks a kill. I was in the Karanas... West karana i think... anyway, I was hunting those guys and I killed about 50 and I had 4 stacks of spider silk.
Not Anymore
# Nov 21 2003 at 3:38 PM Rating: Decent
UG loot tables have changed. I wiped all spider 3 times the other night and only came away with 15 silk. I use to average 15 per round.
# Aug 31 2003 at 9:29 AM Rating: Decent
258 posts
Seem to drop more often off the heart spiders in UG as I usually see a minimum of 2. However, the crag and carrion spiders in EK do have the ability to drop a greater quantity. They drop anywhere form 0 to 8 (altho 6 is usually the max I have seen... 8 is very rare). Used for various levels of tailoring but are especially important for the earlier skill levels.
Firiona Vie
# Jul 02 2003 at 6:23 AM Rating: Decent
23 posts
Any idea how many silks can be dropped from Draknids in Firiona Vie? I'm at a level where I still get experience for them with my Ranger, and are soloable. Would be nice to get experience at the same time. :)
RE: Firiona Vie
# Dec 29 2003 at 9:17 AM Rating: Default
243 posts
Not many more hairs then silks
Silk silk silk
# May 07 2003 at 10:07 AM Rating: Decent
Heyo all, I've found a pretty good source of Spider Silk. Go to the Field of Bone, and farm the BoneCrawlers and BoneBinders there. I've gotten up to Five silks off one spider! Hopefully this helps ya out ;) have fun!
RE: Silk silk silk
# Apr 17 2004 at 9:39 AM Rating: Decent
Nah, you are thinking about spiderling silk, not spider silk.

but yea if you want spiderling silk go there
RE: Silk silk silk
# Dec 11 2006 at 9:05 PM Rating: Default
nah...they are thinking correctly...
The ones inside the pit are good for the spider silks, the spiderling silks drop off the spiderlings outside the pit in and around the path to cabilis and the spiderling cave.
Woven spider silk
# Nov 17 2002 at 5:43 PM Rating: Decent
Has anyone found out what these are used for.
I've been collecting them off of giant spiders in W. Karanas
RE: Woven spider silk
# Dec 25 2002 at 7:06 AM Rating: Default
Used for tailoring. Wu's armor is one that the Monk's gather them up for.

Edited, Wed Dec 25 06:41:16 2002
RE: Woven spider silk
# Dec 03 2002 at 5:10 PM Rating: Good
15 posts
The monks in Qeynos need this for their newbie armor quests, as do the High Elf spellcasters.
RE: Woven spider silk
# Apr 19 2003 at 3:33 AM Rating: Good
Also Wood Elf Druid noobie armor quest ingredient
Farming silks
# Sep 23 2002 at 4:25 PM Rating: Decent
The best source of silk I have come across are Crag spiders in E. Karana. "Crag hill" is located near the W/E Karana zone and is north of the path. Crags drop anywhere from none up to eight at a time.
RE: Farming silks
# Oct 16 2002 at 11:48 AM Rating: Default
52 posts
Is that the N/E Zone line? Far as I know WK doesn't share a zone line with EK.

Also, only thing I see north of the bridge (N/E Zone line) is a druid ring. Sigh. I've got to get past this cured silk stage, sigh.

Shryn Tayler
25 Necromancer, Saryrn.
RE: Farming silks
# Oct 16 2002 at 11:52 AM Rating: Excellent
Actually I think Crag hill is in East Karana, at about -1000, 0 on the EQATLAS map:
West Karana is not connected to East Karana. You have to go through North Karana to get there.

Good hunting! I went though EXACTLY the same thing.
RE: Farming silks
# Oct 16 2002 at 5:58 PM Rating: Good
114 posts
pretty much as soon as you zone in from NK over the bridge they are there, just run up path to the 'T' and they will be all over the place.
# Sep 13 2002 at 10:47 PM Rating: Decent
Im not sure about any other server.. but on Tribunal I see these things now being sold for 7plat a piece... So for any of you who want to make quite a living on saving time for a budding tailor... save as many as you can and head up to Bazaar.. you'll find that they will be gone before you know it..

8th Paladin of Tunare
Tribunal Server
#REDACTED, Posted: Jul 23 2002 at 5:58 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) WTB LOTS OF SPIDER SILKS right now. But then again who doesnt well im on Prexus and my name is Tatanis send me a tell
RE: ?
# Jul 06 2002 at 6:18 PM Rating: Default
U guys are also forgetting about the bonecrawler spiders and the bonebinder spiders in the Field of BONE, the can drop these 4 at a time also.
# Jan 10 2002 at 10:00 AM Rating: Default
I think your forgetting one of the easiest camps in the game, the Heart Spiders in Guk
RE: :oÞ
# Jun 22 2002 at 12:19 PM Rating: Default
627 posts
shhh.. I hope no one from The Nameless server sees this :P
# Jan 09 2002 at 2:57 PM Rating: Default
3 expansions and it still takes this long to hit the archives )
# Jan 09 2002 at 12:29 PM Rating: Decent
What about dune tarantulas in the Oasis?
# Jan 08 2002 at 7:38 PM Rating: Excellent
What the farm is not listed (Crag spiders in EK)
RE: Leaving It At Bottom For the Farmer's Sake ;-)
# Jun 23 2003 at 10:21 AM Rating: Excellent
72 posts
Aye, I will support the Crag Spiders as one of the best. I've also seen them drop as many as 8 silks at a time. I know I'm probably endangering many people out there who enjoy the solitude of Eastern Karana, but knowledge is meant to be shared (just don’t abuse it).

If you are coming from Highpass Hold:

The chasm area will open up and you’ll see a hill on your right side, and a mountain (well, bigger hill) on your left side. Crags spawn around both areas; however, more Crags spawn on the left then they do on the right (Carrion spiders tend to spawn along with the Crags on the right hill).

If you are coming from North Karana:

Keep following the road and you’ll see the entrance to a huge chasm. The hill on the right is the “Crag hill” and the one of the left spawns a mix of both Crags and Carrions.

If you are coming from the Gorge:

Keep going straight out, over the small hill and you’ll hit a road. Directly in front of you is “Crag hill.” Behind you is the lesser hill were Carrion and Crags both spawn.

A few things to note:

Around both hills (basically the east side of the zone) wonders a very annoying (and potentially nasty) Rogue by the name of Theoris Bladespur. If you are a Ranger or Druid I am sure he will attack you (if you are hunting in this zone for experience that is). His backstab to a 25 Druid was 221 every time with normal hits in the 40’s. F9 is your friend, because when you least expect it, he’ll unleash his attack on you.

The only other notable danger (besides the Crag’s poison if you are meleeing and they can give you experience) is a named giant that roams the Crag Hill: Tarbul Earthstrider. On some of the older servers he may not be up much, but just something to keep an eye out.

The last danger for those that are hunting here is the evil eye. He usually roams the lesser hill and patrols around the Gorge chasm entryway, though he stands out from everything else so much that he’s pretty easy to spot (besides, if you are going solo it’s fun to take this guy on).

Also, if no one is camping them; there is a family of Knolls at the base of Crag hill - the Mucktails. Vexven Mucktail drops the Darkwood Shield, a pretty nice shield for the level you can get it.

Overall Eastern Karana is just a GREAT place to hunt for experience. Bandits, evil eyes (fast spawn most of the time), hounds, cats (that drop up to 3 HQ pelts at a time (farmers are going to kill me)), giants, Broon, Droon, spiders, snakes, wisps, gnolls, griffs, and the most beautiful fishing spot you’ve ever seen... it boggles my mind why in the world anyone would hunt in Oasis compared to this place. One of the gems of the old world - if you are 12-25 and can’t stand the over-populated, boring places you may want to consider Eastern Karana.

On a note, the only thing I advise against is "farming" the spiders if someone is there for experience (yes, I've actually hunted them for experience while at the same time for their silk). This shouldn't be a problem, as Eastern Karana has many spiders to go around, but I have seen a high-level character simply wipe out every spider in sight, and this generally sours the experience (literally).

Tramaus Voronadil - Order of Marr
RE: ?
# Jan 08 2002 at 8:26 PM Rating: Default
RE: ?
# Jan 08 2002 at 10:51 PM Rating: Default
crag spiders? what are those? I'm sure there aren't any in EK... waste of time to go looking for them there, just totally worthless place to go.... : )
RE: ?
# Jan 09 2002 at 12:36 PM Rating: Decent
Hehe, the crags in EK can dropo these 4 at a time. I think they are some of the best mobs to get these off.
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