a drachnid silklurker  


Uploaded July 24th, 2007

Female Version: Half spider, half dark elf. The females cast druid'ish spells. Good coinage on them.

Also new faction: AgentsOfMistmoore (got worse)

Category: EverQuest
This page last modified 2008-01-02 15:01:36.

Minimum Level: 27
Maximum Level: 31
Expansion: Ruins of Kunark
NPC Added: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
NPC Last Updated: 2019-09-08 22:02:17

Known Habitats:
  Firiona Vie
Factions Decreased:
  Mayong Mistmoore -2
  Agents of Mistmoore -2

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HP Information
# Apr 06 2005 at 8:12 AM Rating: Decent
43 posts
For an idea of their HPs, I randomly killed 10 of these from all over the zone. One on one, strictly melee damage, went as follows:

1 - 1158
2 - 1219
3 - 1097
4 - 1124
5 - 1099
6 - 1096
7 - 1111
8 - 1185
9 - 1193
10 - 1154

So they have on average 1140 HPs, give or take depending upon level and buffs.
New Drop?
# Aug 27 2003 at 4:33 PM Rating: Default
Im getting Drachnid silk off them now and it wont combine like reg silk or shade silk.....plus in the stats box it doesnt say "this item can can be used for skills" like the others do...Anyone know what these are used for??
travelling along the left zone wall
# Jul 15 2002 at 1:44 AM Rating: Decent
These guys shouldn't make you worry at all. I started to hunt in LOIO in my early 20s and have never aggroed these spiders because I would run along the left mountain side from FV to the stream into LOIO. They are usually not that high up along the zone line. Good luck and safe travels!
No Problem
# May 21 2002 at 9:46 AM Rating: Default
Since I tuned LVL 17 in Oasis, I decided to explore some new places... I went to FV, where I've been before with another char, and I knew these damn spiders were Dangerous... With my LVL 17 Beastlord, a far travveler from Halas, my destination was Kurns tower in FoB... (I heard about the good leveling oppertunities there, and I agree its Damn better than LOIO) Anyway... It's a damn lung run, and the next zone Swamp of no hope is not a pushover at that LVL either, But I have made a Huge Number uf runs from WW to FV and and back, but only lost my life once by these spiders... Now I am at LVL 28, and havn't had a single problem with them... Still, my pulse go sky high everytime I cross the landscape of FV... Most of the time I've mede it throug without SoW, but I reccomend having a SoW on ya... And I also Recommend Hunting in FoB and WW instead of LOIO ... I have Gained a new level every day i played EQ, and still doing massive XP... My tip... Take the long run, and just go for it... I head Back to FV everytime im to Loaded with stuff, and i get around 30 pp every run... And Almosts everytime I go back I visit the Beastlord Trainer... Leveling has been great, and I'm starting to like these spiders... I'm gonna try solo them as soon as i turn 30 and get my own SoW spell...

Rawmeat, LVL 28, Beastlord
Bertoxolous Server
I dont get it
# May 16 2002 at 11:34 AM Rating: Default
These things puzzle me. Im 22 war and have lost 3 yellow attempting a corpse run. When I first started going to LOIO, I indeed steered very clear of these things. They all conned red and ready to attack. One day, one walks right through me when I wasnt paying enough attention.

I thought that very interesting, of course the next time and the 4 or 5 times after that I was mauled to death
RE: I dont get it
# Jun 19 2002 at 1:54 PM Rating: Decent
Count yourself VERY lucky then that it glitched when it crossed. I had the same thing happen with a risen commander in Kithicor (the pet got me a few seconds later though). Every know and again you'll get a little micro glitch and some of them will be to your favor like that
RE: I dont get it
# Feb 22 2003 at 11:35 PM Rating: Decent
27 posts
This seems to be an issue of lag... your computer thinks the NPC is still walking, and crosses your path when in fact it has stopped walking, or already crossed your path. On the server I believe you would have never come within their agro range; it's just that it looks like you did to you.
When you go LD a similar thing happens... you can wander around, and all the creatures stand still. Of course you're LD, so in actuallity you have no clue what's going on.
# May 13 2002 at 2:43 PM Rating: Default
Nobody's mentioned this but these things drop drachnid leg tips, 6 30 (I think) 0 weight
Its an ok rogue weapon.

Atawalpa Axefury
32 Warrior of the Vikings
Revenge Will Soon be MINE
# May 13 2002 at 2:40 PM Rating: Default
I started ging to LOIO at lvl 18. The first time I got there, I went LD (@#$%in FV lag) I logged back on and found myself zoned into the midst of about 5 drachnids! Needles to say, I died pretty quick. I went on to lvl til 24 getiing killed by these things almost EVERY time I went to sell and bank.(I 'm a War) Well I left that place swearing my revenge on these evil creatures. Now the Time has come. I will go there and mindlessly slaughter ths tings until I get bored (AKa bout 5 mins) and will give safe passage to n00bs who need it.

Atawalpa Axefury
32 Warrior of the Vikings
(Trying to organize a raid here)
drachnids power
# Apr 05 2002 at 10:54 PM Rating: Default
drachnids are fast and powerful at lvl 26 some are dark blue to me they still put a DAMN good fight, and i cannot solo even these weak ones, mainly because others wander by and help out
#Anonymous, Posted: Apr 04 2002 at 11:11 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) mesa scared!
What ones see invis?
# Feb 26 2002 at 11:40 PM Rating: Default
I was doing a CR to LOIO for a friend and i got camo and sow from a ranger friend. I noticed a drachnid real close and i just ran straight over him( very close to guards in case it attacked) and it did nothing. So i felt safe and then a silkspinner began to cast a spell. It hit me for 15(whoopde doo!) but i lost camo and soon i was running for my life(or my friends life) from around 3-4 spiders behind me. I died (of course vah shir warrior lvl 22, now 21 hehe). So i was wondering if anyone knew the exact names of the drachs who see invisible.
Mokkano-Fennin ro
RE: What ones see invis?
# Apr 11 2002 at 12:12 PM Rating: Default
The males only see invise, not the women. You have no worries with the females, unless of course you lose your invise.

New Idea
# Feb 19 2002 at 8:46 PM Rating: Default
I came up with a strategy on how to outrun SoW speed running creatures. It's really very simple, all you have to do is have sow on you. If anything that runs sow speed aggro's on you, if it gets into melee range and is chasing you, hit the spacebar for a distance boost. If they run faster than sow, you might need spirit of the scaled wolf, also, snaring or speed-debuffing it might work. NOTE: This is NOT tested, so im not sure how fast these things run.
RE: New Idea
# Mar 06 2002 at 11:49 PM Rating: Decent
Thanks for the tip Captain Obvious!
# Feb 19 2002 at 11:02 AM Rating: Default
I don't get why everyone is so scared of dracnids! I have been hunting in LOIO for 4 levels now (i'm currently lvl 20) and never died to one of these. Why you ask? 1 becaust they have NO reaction radius at all, 2. because they're mega slow, and 3. they arent that hard to spot. A way to get around em? Just watch out for em and if your really scared get a sow.
RE: Drachnids
# Feb 26 2002 at 11:14 PM Rating: Default
Mega slow?!?! WTF? These things can run faster than sows, see invisible(some species) and itd prolly take a 40+ bard selo with MM drums to outrun these things! A better bet is to go on the opposite side of the river(goin into LOIO) and stay as high up on the zone line as possible. They hardly ever go up here and if they do, your already far enough to outrun them to the zone by the time they see you. Just make sure when you cross the river you watch out for Vekis...

Mokkano-17 bard on Fennin ro
RE: Drachnids
# May 16 2002 at 11:39 AM Rating: Default
Mokkano is very right. I tried the standard to sow fleeing method of jumping for distance boost to get to the guards. No such luck... they would catch up the instant I landed. And they hit hard as hell too

Glorfindle - 22 war, Veeshan
I hate Darkelves Spiders
# Feb 19 2002 at 2:32 AM Rating: Default
Being a 22 Paladin with a 19 Ranger we decided to hop on over to Lake of Omen to hopefully lvl. anyhow being the first time in kunark we decided to casted camo...well next thing i know STUN then got aggroed like crazy bam dead! 3 times yes I am back to lvl 21 and yes the can see thru CAMO for a paladin my ranger friend only died once! what a rip. one more try otherwise back to HK
# Feb 18 2002 at 9:19 PM Rating: Default
Yesterday was headin back to LoIO after killing the Lady Drixie for my Dreadscale Mask quest. I've been back and forth here several times without ever having an encounter w/ these guys before. I was SoWed and the sucker kept hitting me, then i got rooted so i decided i had no choice at this point but to fight him off. He DoTed me and cast some DD spell after that and was down to 2 bubble of life in like 1 minute when 2 more decided to join the fray. Make this story short THANK GOD FEAR WORKED or i would have been one dead lizard. BTW all 3 conned even to me (lvl 30 SK)
Drachnid Gauntlet
# Feb 06 2002 at 6:23 AM Rating: Decent
Prodigal Son
20,643 posts
I've heard countless horror stories about the spider alley during my time in LoIO (from 18 to 28) and the only time I had a drachnid attack me, I was 27 and it conned blue by then.

It's no big deal. Just hit F9 to get an overhead camera, adjust the height and angle a bit and you have a much larger field of view. Also crank up those speakers....the audio cues will help evade those that come up from behind.

Just keep your eyes and ears open. You don't necessarily need to run straight through. Weave your away around the spiders' paths. Stop and let them walk past. Put those 15-year-old Frogger skills to use.
publiusvarus wrote:
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I'm embarrased
# Jan 17 2002 at 12:05 AM Rating: Decent
I had been running through FV since level 20, and the only problem I had was that one time with Vekis... Anyways, At level 30 I was running through unsowed with num lock on, and I bumped into one of these drachnids. They dot and nuke and beat for a lot and I went down faster than a boxer taking a dive ;^). I learned the hard way what their aggro range is, it's not very big so you can easily avoid them if you pay attention.

Tinlin, 30th level Cleric
RE: I'm embarrased
# Feb 05 2002 at 8:42 PM Rating: Decent
Hey I to Ran into one of these at lvl 36 on the way to OT i was goin tru LOIO and FM and i accidently was Crossing the rivber to go up the big waterfall and ran right in to One of these. I had SOW and i was running fast but they were running just as fast so i Couldnt outrun it and then another Drach Teamed up on me and they hit for soo much. I had almost 2000 hp because i am a Warrior and they got me down to One Bub and then i zoned. They hit for a lot and r very dangerous.

Danadur Bloodsmith
Zeb Server
Warrior of the 38th lvl
Get SoW
# Dec 23 2001 at 3:44 PM Rating: Default
These are easy to get around without SoW but if you acsidently make a mistake you can easily out run them.

Lvl 27 Paladin
Ec'i Server
RE: Get SoW
# Feb 18 2002 at 5:32 AM Rating: Default
LOL out run them they run at sow speed so please tell me great pally you managed to out run them without a sow?
i'll come back for them
# Dec 14 2001 at 8:35 PM Rating: Decent
it was my first time in FV today. i got lost omw to LOIO. looked around and everything was red aggro. got a guildie to help me but when he came i was long dead. i hold grudges though. i be back in a little bit and just kill as many of these guys as i can. it will make me feel so good.

Meark <The Lost Cabal>
16th Warrior of Ak'Anon
The Rathe
# Nov 19 2001 at 11:32 PM Rating: Decent
They might be dangerous ladies...But they are SEXY as frell!!!!
Too bad you can't use the same look for the dark elves!!!!!

Airlena of Brell
# Sep 23 2002 at 4:34 PM Rating: Default
You mean to tell me that you get turned on by cartoon spider people? That's kinda weird.
Reversal of Fortune
# Sep 27 2001 at 12:08 AM Rating: Decent
Level 20 ranger, just got to Kunark/FV for the first time. Me, 20 wizard, 18 ranger decide to stroll up to the Lake for a quick look around.
About 2 steps past the second statue, 2 drachnids approach.
Gwindor says "Wow, cool spiders!"
A drachnid silklurker hits Gwindor for 52
Gwindor says "Crap, run!"
A drachnid silklurker begins to cast a spell
Wizard says "I thought this was safe zone for us?"
Your feet become entwined
Pow! Bam! Zot! Crunch!

Now, I am a 35 Ranger and I have been regularly soloing these guys on and off since 32. The key to killing them is 1) stay out of poison casting range; their roots are weak and ignite (37 dd) is the best I've yet been hit for; against trueshot with a good sow/snare combo, they don't stand a chance 2) pull down to the shore in front of the access tunnel where Scout Bowfist and his doggy Dune hang out; if you get into trouble, go down the tunnel and, assuming you can take a couple more hits, he should jump on the spider; be careful to pull the spider into the tunnel, there is a bug that allows the spider to hit you from above the tunnel preventing scout bowfist from helping you out 3) if you're kiting, keep your distance: these guys have a much larger range of melee attack than i'm used to fighting against 4) be prepared to die every now and again; i took like 12 in a row monday and then fought one that made me look like a little girl (all blues that i pull); if he gets his dot (stinging swarm, i think it's 120 pt over 2 minutes or something like that) and a good poison dose in you, root and cure or he's got you.
It's not the easiest thing I've ever killed for exp but these things are fun to kill and they give one of the best challenges I've yet gotten from a blue mob in solo contest. These guys see invis (not sure which of the drachnids, just one class sees invis; not rogue sneak, just casted invisibility), thorn and buff themselves, root and dot. I never fight these guys without cancel magic, cure poison, and root (snare is a given for a ranger in battle imho) very handy.
Remember, elves: killing these guys is a service to everyone crossing the zone to Lake of Ill Omen.

Gwindor Nargothrond
Ayonae Ro
LOL Puny little softskins
# Sep 18 2001 at 9:04 PM Rating: Decent
So, This is the scourge of Firona Vie? Spiders? Bah! You soft skins are so pathetic. I've seen 31 cycles so far and all the while I've heard of the 'dreaded drachnids'. You quake and tremble at these? By the god's you will be easy to conquer. I just came from your precious outpost and ran into these pests on my way back. The biggest problem that I had was scraping them off of my boot! Several times they poisoned me and I didn't even realize it until it wore off. As an Iksar I am amused at how the 'great' races of Norrath run from such tiny vermin. As a warrior I laugh at those running for the lake screaming "HELP ME HELP ME!" I plan on killing these bugs until I can benifit no more from then. Until then you lighties should be happy to have a safer zone.
RE: LOL Puny little softskins
# Sep 23 2002 at 4:38 PM Rating: Default
Ummm... Maybe that's because you are a higher level than the people who get killed by them. Putz....
# Sep 02 2001 at 9:16 PM Rating: Default
Everyone had me completely petrified of drachs and all their kinds. I've been fighting in LOIO since lev 16 and whenever I died I was scared ****less of having to navigate the way back. Not once did I get attacked. Just recently at lev 26 I got caught. A drach silklurker cas...my mind panicked. It was night and my infra sucks. I ran straight towards the zone. I had a pretty far run(the drach hit me a couple secs away from the ikky statue). It hit me with some kind of poison along the way. I zoned into LOIO amazed that I was alive. I sat down and let the poison run its course. Considering those things were supposed to kill me with one hit I was surprised to see I still had a bub of health on me. I scrolled up and checked...the drach only hit me for 50. Thats only a little worse then a sarnack dragoon. huh...stupid friends

-Bjean Bellopede <Order of Retribution>
26 war of Erollisi Marr
can they see invisible?
# Aug 10 2001 at 10:07 AM Rating: Default
when i was lvl 13 i went to kunark i am a ranger i decided to go back to butcher black since my friend said they are blocking the river to lake of lll omen so i decided to come back when i got camoflase then i fell off the madens voyage then after acouyple a days i found an islande with a shuttle after i got my swiming at 134 so any way can they see invisible so i know when to go there?
There are dangerous?!
# Jul 17 2001 at 3:27 AM Rating: Decent
64 posts
What a funny thing. Me and the Pally just ran from FV to Lake of Ill Omen, and just avoided them and weaved around. I hid whenever we stopped, but we just moved through, for the most part. We had no idea these things were that nasty. But I did notice my hide button go off at one point. I think they _do_ see invis.

And here I thought we were just walking past big spiders, like in Butcherblock. Why would they aggro on us?

(Sorry, that should read "These are dangerous?!")
RE: There are dangerous?!
# Oct 05 2001 at 3:33 PM Rating: Default
These spiders are very ugly and evil if you note what they are , Drachnids says it all . i am 31 lvl and if i solo im dead meat . they are a 30 to 31 lvl monster just watch out .there every where ?
The weirdest thing happened to me
# Jul 12 2001 at 5:44 AM Rating: Decent
I on my way back to the lake after emptying my encumbered body of some coin went up the river route to the Lake Of Omen. I zoomed out a little to get the "bigger" picture so I could see more of what was around me as I have been killed by these spiders 2 times now. I almost had a 3rd death. I was almost to the zone when I see a drachnid right behind me, it poisoned me, hit me in the 70's many times (i have over 500hp) and then my Paladin stopped running, and started walking, the poison had just ran out as I was nearing the zone, I was hoping to make it. Then I had less than 100hp left... I got ready to use Lay On Hands as it was still beating me. Then I had about 60hp left, then it said "you have been hit for 75", and at the next line in the chat window, it said "LOADING PLS WAIT", and I made it to the lake, I was alive! It was weird, my body was in the position of which it looked like it was just hit, and paused at that position for about 20 seconds till I zoned. But I lived. One day I'll get these spiders back
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RE: The weirdest thing happened to me
# Aug 14 2001 at 7:41 AM Rating: Decent
Why wait till "one day?" I am level 28 Paladin, and we have been camping Drachnisds since I was level 25. My first Drach group was me (lvl 25 Pal), alvl 27 Druid, lvl 21 druid, lvl 23 druid, lvl 22 ranger, lvl 25 warrior. Last night we he me (lvl 28 Pal) lvl 21 druid, lvl 24 druid, lvl 24 ranger, lvl 29 chanter, lvl 25 mage. So why wait. Thay just a mob like any other. When the sarnaks turn blue and black, time to fight something bigger. And what could possibly be more satisfying that killing the monsters that have stood between you and your corpse for the last 5 levels.

Coinneach Douzeper <Na Fianna>
Lvl 28 Paladin
Cazic Thule
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