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The shadow spider is a level 46 monster. If a player attacks or attempts to attack this monster or the monster targets them, it will drain their Prayer points by half of the current amount, rounded up. Prayer is only drained at the beginning of the fight - apparently 3 times, by attempting to attack, actually attacking, and them targeting the player, as initiating combat with a spider will immediately leave you with only 1/8 of your original prayer points. Prayer is drained even if you only clicked to attack them and have not reached them yet (and this happens every time you attempt to do so; if you click on a spider rapidly at a distance without a Ranged or Magic weapon, your prayer would be drained to 1). They can never take away a player's last prayer point.

When players reach a combat level of 133, they cease being aggressive, unless they are found in the Wilderness. Several of these monsters are found near the entrance of the Waterfall Dungeon. Like Jungle spiders, they do not show on the minimap.




No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 1,044 kills.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
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 rare5,575


  • Before random events were discontinued, a glitch could occur involving the spiders' prayer draining ability. If you got a random event, and managed to complete it, the spider could continuously drain your Prayer even without it attacking, until it reached 1. The speed of the drain was 3 points per second.
  • A year after RuneScape was released, there was a bug where shadow spiders prevented potions from running out.


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