This article is about the monster. For dungeon guard, see Huge spider.
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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.


  • Varrock Sewers (level 2 and 33)
  • Spider mound; Wilderness level 46 (level 33)
  • Stronghold of Security (level 39)
  • Edgeville dungeon (level 2)
  • Between the eastern wall of Falador and Draynor Manor (level 2)
  • Between the eastern fence of Draynor Manor and the River Lum (level 2)
  • Around Oo'glog (level 2 and 33)
  • Clock Tower basement (level 2)
  • East Lumbridge, across the river from the castle, 2 spawn (level 2)
  • East of the water altar, south-west of Lumbridge (level 2)


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

100% drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Spider silkSpider silk1Always597


No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
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 runeAir rune4–6Uncommon156–234
Earth runeEarth rune4Uncommon76
Fire runeFire rune6Uncommon576
Body runeBody rune7Uncommon224
Bronze helmBronze helm1Common1,401
Bronze bolts 5Bronze bolts8Uncommon256
Bronze arrow 5Bronze arrow4–11Uncommon116–319
Bronze kiteshieldBronze kiteshield1Very rare1,692
Coins 5Coins1–20Common1–20
Bread doughBread dough1Common320
Earth talismanEarth talisman1Uncommon240
Water talismanWater talisman1Very rare3,994
Air talismanAir talisman1Rare236
Cooking appleCooking apple2Rare1,054
Brass necklaceBrass necklace1Rare279
Spider egg (unchecked)Spider egg (unchecked)1Very rare81,015

Tertiary drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Staff of airStaff of air1Rare1,771
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved 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 tokenKey token1RareNot sold
Mimic kill tokenMimic kill token1Very rare9,624
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