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Giant spider

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Classic Runestone
2007 rune
This article is about the monster. For dungeon guard, see Huge spider.

Level 4 Level 48 Level 57


A Giant spider is an introductory monster in RuneScape that fights with ranged attacks. They come in a variety of levels, and are weak to crush attacks, so a mace or warhammer will dispatch them quickly, although any melee weapon can be used. They have moderate resistance to ranged and high magic resistance, and will range the player right back if attacked with these styles, so training these skills on them is not advised.

Many new players kill the level 4 giant spiders to train combat because of their low combat level and close location to the starting point in Lumbridge. They primarily attack with ranged.

The level 48 spiders are rarely trained on, and are aggressive. They also use ranged in combat.

The level 57 Giant spiders are fairly accurate and can hit up to 103 LP if you have low defence, so it is recommended that players wear at least full rune armour and bring food (filling the inventory with food is recommended as the spiders drop nothing). Alternatively, members can bring a Bunyip, Saradomin Godsword, Unicorn Stallion, or a full set of Guthans to heal with. The level 57 Giant spiders have 1425 hp and fight with ranged. Unlike their level 4 and 48 cousins, however, they do NOT drop anything, not even charms.


  • Varrock Sewers (level 4 and 48)
  • Spider mound; Wilderness level 46 (level 48)
  • Stronghold of Security (level 57)
  • Edgeville dungeon (level 4)
  • Between the Eastern wall of Falador and Draynor Manor (level 4)
  • Around Oo'glog (level 4 and 48)
  • Clock Tower Basement
  • East Lumbridge, across the river from the castle, 2 spawn (level 4)


In the Stronghold of Security they don't drop anything.

100% dropsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Spider silk Spider silk 1 1 Always 395


Charm drop percentages
No charms Gold charm Green charm Crimson charm Blue charm






Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 2,953 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.

Please add to the log (only if 50 or more creatures killed).


  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Air rune Air rune 4–6 3 Uncommon 136–204
Earth rune Earth rune 4 3 Uncommon 52
Fire rune Fire rune 6 3 Uncommon 258
Body rune Body rune 7 3 Uncommon 42


  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Bronze helm Bronze helm 1 2 Common 101
Bronze bolts 5 Bronze bolts 8 3 Uncommon 368
Bronze arrow 5 Bronze arrow 4–11 3 Uncommon 28–77
Shieldbow Shieldbow 1 4 Rare 20
Bronze kiteshield Bronze kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 29

Special Second DropsEdit

These drops are received as a second, extra drop.

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Staff of air Staff of air 1 4 Rare 563
Chargebow Chargebow 1 4 Rare 125


  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Coins 5 Coins 1–20 2 Common Not sold
Cabbage Cabbage 1 2 Common 129
Bread dough Bread dough 1 2 Common 193
Earth talisman Earth talisman 1 3 Uncommon 1,461
Water talisman Water talisman 1 5 Very rare 11,420
Air talisman Air talisman 1 4 Rare 162
Cooking apple Cooking apple 2 4 Rare 404
Brass necklace Brass necklace 1 4 Rare 136
Vial Vial 1 4 Rare 2
Spirit sapphire Spirit sapphire 1 4 Rare Not sold
Spirit emerald Spirit emerald 1 4 Rare Not sold
Spirit ruby Spirit ruby 1 4 Rare Not sold
Ancient effigy Starved ancient effigy 1 5 Very rare Not sold

Universal dropsEdit

Universal drops are dropped by every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Key token Key token 1 4 Rare Not sold

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