|“||My poor babies are starving. But what shall they feast on? How about... you?||„|
Arakadicus, the "Queen of the Spiders," is a powerful level 25 spider who resides in a massive spider nest near Mt. Wynn, and serves as the final boss in the Infested Pit dungeon (as well as the second lowest-level dungeon boss in the game). The dungeon is designed for players of levels 14-25, although it can be unlocked after level 14, and Arakadicus can serve as a dangerous foe for lower-leveled players, as not knowing the mechanics can lead to a quick defeat.
Arakadicus is first encountered at the beginning of the Infested Pit, in which she talks to the player throughout the dungeon, threatening them and revealing the state of the Infested Pit.
Combat[edit | edit source]
To complete the dungeon, players must fight and defeat Arakadicus to claim their rewards. In groups, the dungeon is recommended for players of level 14 upwards, though solo players are recommended to be of at least level 25 before facing the dungeon and Arakadicus.
The boss arena is large and irregularly shaped, but is generally circular with soulsand near the edges. The most important parts of this arena are two small entrances on either side through which Arakadicus' Child spiders can spawn. These entrances are also seen two rooms before during the "slay" phase, and should absolutely be closed by standing on the corresponding pressure plate. Note that it takes 6 seconds to close them & they will re-open, so baiting out Arakadicus and quickly moving to the other side works very well. Arakadicus herself attacks with her fangs at melee range, occasionally also using a dangerous spell which fires a 3x3 block cobweb square at the player, immobilizing them. She deals of Thunder/Earth damage with each hit, but is also weak to elemental Air; therefore at lower levels, the best corresponding equipment is recommended.
The most important part of this fight is the entrances on either side; if not closed quickly the number of mobs they spawn will quickly overrun both groups and solos. Additionally, the heavily movement-restricting nature of the encounter means that movement spell play (Teleport, Charge, Vanish, and Escape) is very important. If a player is not used to using those spells yet, they may have some trouble.
After Arakadicus has been defeated, players will be teleported to the entrance of the dungeon to receive their rewards, including her drops.
Lore[edit | edit source]
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Little is known about Arakadicus, but her dialogue reveals much about the Infested Pit; it is a massive spider nest which does not escape corruption, leading to a hostile and hungry population of spiders. These spiders are primarily born from Arakadicus, and it appears that a new generation is being reared, evidenced by the large number of eggs seen throughout the dungeon. Many adventurers have tried (and failed) to challenge Arakadicus, leading to her reputation as a serious threat. The spiders found throughout Nivla Forest originate primarily from the Infested Pit, making it the source of many spiders throughout the Wynn province.