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The giant spider is a ranged-based monster in RuneScape suited for low level combat. 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 2 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. Giant spiders in Lumbridge sometimes have a 1 out of 6 chance to drop an Earth talisman.

The level 33 variants are rarely trained on, and are aggressive. They also use ranged in combat.

The level 39 variants are fairly accurate and can hit up to 103 life points if you have low Defence, so it is recommended that players wear at least full rune armour and bring food. Alternatively, members can bring a bunyip, Saradomin godsword, unicorn stallion, a full set of Guthan's armour, or an Enhanced Excalibur to heal with.



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

100% drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Spider silk.pngSpider silk1Always278


No charmGold charm.pngGreen charm.pngCrimson charm.pngBlue charm.png
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 3,053 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Air rune.pngAir rune4–6Uncommon360–540
Earth rune.pngEarth rune4Uncommon72
Fire rune.pngFire rune6Uncommon954
Body rune.pngBody rune7Uncommon336
Bronze helm.pngBronze helm1Common524
Bronze bolts.pngBronze bolts8Uncommon200
Bronze arrow.pngBronze arrow4–11Uncommon124–341
Bronze kiteshield.pngBronze kiteshield1Very rare1,338
Coins 5.pngCoins1–20Common1–20
Bread dough.pngBread dough1Common352
Earth talisman.pngEarth talisman1Uncommon185
Water talisman.pngWater talisman1Very rare2,528
Air talisman.pngAir talisman1Rare498
Cooking apple.pngCooking apple2Rare998
Brass necklace.pngBrass necklace1Rare365
Spider egg (unchecked).pngSpider egg (unchecked)1Very rare215,512

Tertiary drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Staff of air.pngStaff of air1Rare2,013
Spirit sapphire.pngSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emerald.pngSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit ruby.pngSpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Starved ancient effigy.pngStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold

Universal drops

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Key token.pngKey token1RareNot sold
Mimic kill token.pngMimic kill token1Very rare5,575