Arachnos/Soldiers

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Overview

There are three main soldier types within Arachnos:


Portrait Wolf Spider.jpg Wolf Spiders (Levels 1-29)
The most basic of Arachnos soldiers


Portrait Crab Spider Webmaster.jpg Crab Spiders (Levels 20s-54)
The Arachnos version of SWAT forces


Portrait Bane Spider Commando.jpg Bane Spiders (Levels 40-54)
Highly specialized reconnaissance and assault troops


Please see each section below for more info available on them as well as notable soldiers of each branch.

Enemy Types

Wolf Spiders

The most basic and lowest of Arachnos forces, and probably the most numerous too. Wolf Spiders are desperate souls and little more than legalized thugs. They have conventional, very basic weapons and armor such as pistols, shotguns and sub-machine guns, in Arachnos version.
Those who show skills and dedication are promoted to the Crab Spiders. In the case of more rare and valuable skills such as psychic powers they can be promoted to the ranks of the Bane Spiders, or those with Mu blood may be transferred to the Mu Mystics. Few seem to remain in the Wolf Spiders by choice.

Apparently none of the Arachnos Patrons is in command of the Wolf Spiders.


NOTABLE WOLF SPIDERS


Contact Small Wretch.jpg Wretch

Though not technically a Wolf Spider anymore, the brutal bodyguard of Ghost Widow is known to have been once part of the Wolf Spiders, and he still wears the tattered remains of his Wolf Spider uniform as of today.


Portrait Wolf Spider.jpg Jenkins

Jenkins is an humorous figure. Please see Ingame References.
This clumsy Arachnos soldier shows up in different missions. He can be a Wolf Spider, a Wolf Spider Tac Ops or even a Wolf Spider Huntsman. Though he tries to help, in the end he always get himself caught by the enemy or causes some sort of trouble to the player.


Minions

Wolf Spider
Wolf Spider

Wolf Spiders are little more than legalized thugs. Lord Recluse recruits legions of desperate souls to fill their ranks, then puts them through a rigorous training program that emphasizes loyalty, brutality, and discipline, in that order.

Levels: 1-15

Powers

Mace Pulverize.png Pulverize Melee, Smash
You have been Disoriented.

Inherent Brawl.png Pummel Melee, Minor Damage(Smash)
When all else fails, you have only your two fists to depend on.

AssaultWeapons ARBurst.png Pistol Ranged, Medium Damage(Lethal)
Small caliber side arm.


Wolf Spider Enforcer

Wolf Spiders are little more than legalized thugs. Lord Recluse recruits legions of desperate souls to fill their ranks, then puts them through a rigorous training program that emphasizes loyalty, brutality, and discipline, in that order.

Levels: 1-10

Powers

AssaultWeapons ARBurst.png Heavy Pistol Ranged Lethal, Medium Damage
Small caliber side arm.

Inherent Brawl.png Brawl (Melee) Minor Damage, Smash
When all else fails, you have only your two fists to depend on.


Wolf Spider Enforcer

Wolf Spiders are little more than legalized thugs. Lord Recluse recruits legions of desperate souls to fill their ranks, then puts them through a rigorous training program that emphasizes loyalty, brutality, and discipline, in that order.

Levels: 11-29

Powers

AssaultWeapons ARBurst.png Heavy Pistol Ranged, Medium Damage(Lethal)
Small caliber side arm.

Mace Pulverize.png Pulverize Melee, Smash
You have been Disoriented.

Inherent Brawl.png Pummel (Only Levels 21 and up) Melee, Minor Damage(Smash)
When all else fails, you have only your two fists to depend on.


Wolf Spider Assault

Wolf Spider Assault troops are armed with sub-machine guns to hose down pesky super-types who stick their nose in Lord Recluse's business.

Levels: 16-29

Powers

AssaultWeapons ARBurst.png Burst Ranged, Damage over Time(Lethal), Foe -Defense
Your Defense has been reduced by the Submachine Gun.

AssaultWeapons ARBurst.png Heavy Burst (Only Level 21 and up) Ranged, Damage over Time(Lethal), Foe -Defense
Your Defense has been reduced by the Submachine Gun.

Mace Pulverize.png Pulverize Melee, Smash
You have been Disoriented.

Inherent Brawl.png Pummel Melee, Minor Damage(Smash)
When all else fails, you have only your two fists to depend on.


Lieutenants

Wolf Spider Tac Ops
Wolf Spider Tac Ops

Tactical Operators are Wolf Spiders who have shown keen tactical sense and lead small detachments of Wolf Spiders.

Levels: 1-29

Powers

PowerBlast PowerBlast.png Mace Beam Ranged, Moderate Damage(Energy/Smash), Foe Knockback
The Nullifier Mace is capable of firing a tremendous bolt of force from the end of it. Arachnos Troopers call this the Power Blast, the Arbiters who invented it scoff at this simple term.

RadiationPoisoning RadiationInfection.png Poisonous Ray (Only Level 11 and up) Ranged, Damage over Time(Toxic), Foe -Defense
You have been poisoned and your Defense has been reduced.

Gadgets WebGrenade.png Web Grenade (Only Level 21 and up) Ranged, Foe Immobilize, -Fly, -Recharge, -Speed
You have been caught in a web. You cannot move or fly and your attack speed is reduced.

Mace Pulverize.png Pulverize Melee, Smash
You have been Disoriented.


Bosses

Wolf Spider Huntsman
Wolf Spider Huntsman
Cape detail

The most brutal and effective members of the Wolf Spiders are eventually promoted to Huntsmen. They're armed and armored for many situations, so tread lightly when they are around.

Levels: 1-29

Powers

AssaultWeapons ShotgunBuckShot.png Shotgun Ranged (Cone), Lethal, Foe Knockback
Good at close range. Fires a cone of buckshot pellets and can knock some foes down.

AssaultWeapons ARM30grenade.png Frag Grenade Ranged (Targeted Area of Effect), Lethal/Smash, Foe Knockback
Launches an M30 grenade at long range from under the barrel of your Assault Rifle. The explosion of this grenade affects all within the blast and can knock them back.

Gadgets WebGrenade.png Web Grenade (Only Levels 6-10) Ranged, Foe Immobilize, -Recharge, -Fly, -Speed
You have been caught in a web. You cannot move or fly and your attack speed is reduced.

Gadgets WebGrenade.png Wide Area Web Grenade (Only Level 11 and up) Ranged (Targeted Area of Effect), Foe Immobilize, -Recharge, -Fly, -Speed
You have been caught in a web. You cannot move or fly and your attack speed is reduced.

TrickArrow DebuffDamage.png Venom Grenade (Only Level 21 and up) Ranged (Targeted Area of Effect), Damage over Time(Toxic) Foe -Resist(All)
The poisonous gas has severely weakened your attacks and Slowed your attack speed.

Inherent Brawl.png Rifle Butt Melee, Smash
A smash with the butt of your rifle.

Invulnerability TemporaryInvulnerabilty.png Wolf Spider Armor Res( S30 L30 P20 ), +Prot( Ho 4.0 Im 4.0 St 4.0 Sl 4.0 Co 4.0 Fr 4.0 ), +Res( Sl 50 )
Resistance


Crab Spiders

Arachnos's Crab Spiders are the Rogue Isles' SWAT and are sent in to clean up big problems.

Despite their original looks, the origins the Crab Spiders unit or equipment have never been explained.

The Crab Spiders are under the command of Captain Mako.


NOTABLE CRAB SPIDERS

For some reason, and despite their number, it seems there isn't any notable Crab Spider around.
Ezekial Brass, the adopted son of Marshal Leon Brass used to be a Crab Spider. But due to recent events, he may have become a Tarantula now.


Minions

Crab Spider Slicer
Crab Spider Slicer

Crab Spiders function much like SWAT teams in other cities, and are dispatched to deal with high-level threats like super-types. They're equipped with full body armor, larger weapons and a set of mechanical spider arms that turn them into death-dealing machines.

Levels: 30+

Powers

AssaultWeapons ARBurst.png Longfang Ranged, High Damage over Time (Lethal), Foe -Defense
The Crab Spider's Longfang Channelgun may also fire short bursts of energy, causing greater damage. This attack also reduces the foe's defense.

Claws Slash.png Slice Melee, Heavy Damage (Lethal), Foe -Defense
The Crab Spider performs a Slice with his Claws, dealing a good amount of damage. Damage: Moderate. Recharge: Fast.

Invulnerability TemporaryInvulnerabilty.png Resistance Self +Res( L30 E30 )
Resistance


Lieutenants

Crab Spider Longfang
Crab Spider Longfang

Crab Spiders function much like SWAT teams in other cities, and are dispatched to deal with high-level threats like super-types. They're equipped with full body armor, larger weapons and a set of mechanical spider arms that turn them into death-dealing machines.

Levels: 26+

Powers

ElectricalBolt LightningBolt.png Channelgun Ranged, High Damage(Energy)
The Crab Spider's backpack has a built-in energy Channelgun which fires bolts of energy.

ElectricalBolt BallLightning.png Suppression (Only Level 31 and up) Ranged (Cone), Damage over Time(Energy)
The Suppressive Fire from the Crab Spider is all around you.

Claws Slash.png Slice Melee, Heavy Damage, Lethal, Foe -Defense
The Crab Spider performs a Slice with his Claws, dealing a good amount of damage. Damage: Moderate. Recharge: Fast.

Invulnerability TemporaryInvulnerabilty.png Resistance Res( L30 E30 )
Resistance


Bosses

Crab Spider Webmaster
Crab Spider Webmaster

Crab Spiders function much like SWAT teams in other cities, and are dispatched to deal with high-level threats like super-types. They're equipped with full body armor, larger weapons and a set of mechanical spider arms that turn them into death-dealing machines.

Levels: 21-54

Powers

ElectricalBolt LightningBolt.png Channelgun Ranged, High Damage(Energy)
The Crab Spider's backpack has a built-in energy Channelgun which fires bolts of energy.

ElectricalBolt BallLightning.png Suppression Ranged (Cone), Damage over Time(Energy)
The Suppressive Fire from the Crab Spider is all around you.

Claws Slash.png Slice Melee, Heavy Damage(Lethal), Foe -Defense
The arms of the Crab Spider's backpack may be used to slice at opponents for heavy lethal damage, as well as reducing their defense.

Claws Evicerate.png Arm Lash Melee (Cone), Lethal, Foe -Defense
The poison on the blade is slowly damaging you and slowing your attacks and movement speed.

Gadgets WebGrenade.png Wide Area Web Grenade (Only Level 31 and up) Ranged (Targeted Area of Effect), Foe Immobilize, -Recharge, -Fly, -Speed
You have been caught in a web. You cannot move or fly and your attack speed is reduced.

Invulnerability TemporaryInvulnerabilty.png Resistance Res( L30 E30 P20 ), Prot( Ho 4.0 Im 4.0 St 4.0 Sl 4.0 Co 4.0 Fr 4.0 ), Res( Sl 50 )
Resistance

Crab Spider Webmaster gains the following in Hard Mode Aeon Strike Strike Force, Levels 50-54

CrabSpider OmegaManeuver.png Omega Maneuver Summon Omega Bomb: High Accuracy, Ranged (Location Targeted AoE), Superior Damage(Smashing/Energy), Foe Disorient
You may use the Arachnos Teleportation system to summon an Omega Bomb in the midst of your enemies. The Omega Bomb immediately sends out a short range psionic signal and hypnotic light display to draw the attention of those nearby, causing them to approach the device. Then it detonates, causing massive damage to all enemies in a wide radius.

CrabSpiderTraining Serum.png Serum Self Heal, +Max HP
You can activate this power to increase your maximum Hit Points for a short time.

TrainingandGadgets TacticalTrainingAssault.png Tactical Training: Assault Toggle, Point Blank Area of Effect, Team +Damage, Resist(Taunt, Placate)
While this power is active, you and your nearby teammates deal more damage and are more resistant to Taunt and Placate.

TrainingandGadgets MentalTraining.png Mental Training Auto, Self +Recharge, +Speed, Prot( Co 3.46 Fr 3.46 )
Your mental training allows you to focus your will, allowing you to move faster than normal, as well as resist slow and confuse effects. This power is always on and permanently increases your attack rate and movement speed.

CrabSpiderTraining CrabSpiderArmor.png Crab Spider Armor Auto, Self Res( S30 L30 P20 ), Prot( Ho 4.0 Im 4.0 St 4.0 Sl 4.0 Co 4.0 Fr 4.0 )
Your Crab Spider Armor Upgrade improves your protection to Smashing, Lethal and Psionic damage types, as well as increasing your protection against most status effects, including Confuse, Fear, Disorient, Hold, Sleep and Immobilize effects.


Bane Spiders

Lord Recluse has had Arachnos gathering psychic children for years, and built two great forces, each army part of his strategy to fully control the forces that destroy all conquerors. The children, their powers are remade: their powers are forced inward. They mind-control themselves, then link themselves to the other Bane Spiders. They are a vast network of self oppression, designed to enforce its own loyalty. (1)
The most trusted and ruthless of them become Lord Recluse's personal guardsmen. (2)
It is known that Bane Spiders are recruited from among the Wolf Spiders, but not if this is always the case.

Apparently, the Bane Spiders are under command of Lord Recluse himself.


NOTABLE BANE SPIDERS


Contact Small Hugo.jpg Hugo

One of the most notable Bane Spiders is also one of the most troublesome. The first Bane Spider to ever break free of Arachnos' mind conditioning, Hugo Figures may well spell the end of Lord Recluse's Bane Spiders.


Contact Small Hugo.jpg Wrath

Virtually nothing is known about Wraith, other than the fact that he was active back in the 60s. Perhaps was one of the first Bane Spiders... or perhaps not.


SOURCES

1 - Westin Phipps Check out Longbow attack on Crey Facility
2 - Bane Spider Executioner bio


Minions

Bane Spider Commando
Bane Spider Commando

Taken from the ranks of the Wolf Spiders, Bane Spider Commandos are given specialized assault training. They are vicious masters of combat that relish engaging the enemies of Arachnos.

Levels:40-54

Powers

Gadgets WebGrenade.png Web Grenade Ranged, No Damage, Foe Immobilize, -Recharge, -Fly
Upon impact, the Web Grenade expels a strong, tenuous, and very sticky substance that can Immobilize most targets. This non-lethal device deals no damage and does not prevent targets from attacking, although their attack rate is slowed. The web can bring down flying entities and halts jumping.

PowerBlast PowerBlast.png Mace Beam Ranged, Moderate Damage (Energy/Smash), Foe Knockback
The Nullifier Mace is capable of firing a tremendous bolt of Force from the end of it. Arachnos Troopers call this the Power Blast. The Arbiters who invented it scoff at this simple term.

Mace Bash.png Bash Melee, moderate damage, Smash, Damage over Time, Poison, Foe Disorient
You perform a Bashing attack with your mace that deals moderate damage, and can sometimes Disorient your opponent.

Mace Pulverize.png Pulverize Melee, High damage, Smash, Damage over Time, Poison, Foe Disorient
You attempt to Pulverize your opponent. This attack is slower than Bash but causes more damage. It also has a chance of Disorienting your opponent for a brief time.

Temporary PVP BuffDefense.png Body Armor Res( S30 L30 E30 )
Auto, Self

Lieutenants

Bane Spider Scout
Bane Spider Scout

Taken from the ranks of the Wolf Spiders, Bane Spider Scouts are given specialized covert operations training. They are elite spies used by Lord Recluse to monitor activities both in the Rogue Isles and beyond.

Levels:40-54

Powers

Gadgets WebGrenade.png Web Grenade Ranged, No Damage, Foe Immobilize, -Recharge, -Fly
Upon impact, the Web Grenade expels a strong, tenuous, and very sticky substance that can Immobilize most targets. This non-lethal device deals no damage and does not prevent targets from attacking, although their attack rate is slowed. The web can bring down flying entities and halts jumping.

PowerBlast PowerBlast.png Mace Beam Ranged, Moderate Damage (Energy/Smash), Foe Knockback
The Nullifier Mace is capable of firing a tremendous bolt of Force from the end of it. Arachnos Troopers call this the Power Blast. The Arbiters who invented it scoff at this simple term.

PowerBlast PowerBlast.png Mace Beam Volley Ranged, Moderate Damage (Energy/Smash), Foe Knockback
The Nullifier Mace is capable of firing a tremendous bolt of Force from the end of it. Arachnos Troopers call this the Power Blast. The Arbiters who invented it scoff at this simple term.

RadiationPoisoning RadiationInfection.png Poisonous Ray (Ranged), Damage over Time, Toxic, Foe -Defense
The Bane Mace can fire a nasty Poison Ray. This toxin is suspended in a polarized plasma field and delivered like an energy blast. Upon impact, the toxin directly attacks the immune system, reducing the affected target's Defense and Damage Resistance as it deals toxic damage. Damage:Moderate, Recharge: Slow.

Mace Bash.png Bash Melee, Moderate Damage (Smash), Minor Damage over Time (Toxic), Foe Disorient
You Bash with your mace dealing moderate Smashing damage and minor Toxic damage over time.

Mace Pulverize.png Pulverize Melee, High Damage (Smash) Minor Damage over Time (Toxic), Foe Disorient
You Pulverize with your mace dealing high Smashing damage and minor Toxic damage over time.

Mace Clobber.png Clobber Melee, Minor Damage, Smash, Damage over Time, Poison, Foe Disorient
You Clobber your foe's head in order to disorient him. This attack does little damage on its own, but can leave most opponents disoriented for a very long time.

Mace Shatter.png Shatter Melee, Extreme Damage (Smash), Minor Damage over Time (Toxic), Foe Knockback
You attempt to Shatter the bones of your opponent by striking them with all your might. This attack will deal great damage and can knock foes back a great ways. The power of this attack can actually extend a short distance through multiple foes.

Invisibility Invisibility.png Hide Self, Toggle, +Stealth, +Defense
Hide makes you almost impossible to detect. When properly hidden, a stalker can pull off Critical hits with his attacks, and even land a massive "Assassin's Strike" with an assassin's power. When you attack or are damaged while using this power, you'll be discovered. Even if discovered, you are hard to see and retain some bonus to Defense. Unlike most Stealth powers, Hide can be used at the same time as other Concealment powers, giving you even greater Stealth capability. Very low Endurance cost.

PowerPunch Placate.png Placate Placate
Allows you to trick a foe into no longer attacking you. A successful Placate will also hide you. This hide is very brief, and offers no defense bonus, but it will allow you to deliver a critical hit or an Assassin's Strike. However, if you attack a placated foe, he will be able to attack you back.

BaneSpiderTraining Surveillance.png Surveillance +Perception, +Resistance (Confuse)
When this power is activated, you focus your senses to analyze your target's defensive capabilities and discover their weaknesses. By sharing your knowledge of the target's weaknesses with your teammates, you effectively reduce their defense and resistance to damage.

Temporary PVP BuffDefense.png Body Armor Res( S30 L30 E30 )
Auto, Self

Bosses

Bane Spider Executioner
Bane Spider Executioner

Only the most trusted Arachnos agents are allowed to lead the Bane Spiders. An agent must be ruthless and efficient to become one of Lord Recluse's personal guardsmen. It is a great honor to be promoted to the position of a Bane Spider Executioner.

Levels:40-54

Powers

Gadgets WebGrenade.png Wide Area Web Grenade Ranged (Targeted Area of Effect), No Damage, Foe Immobilize -Recharge -Fly
Launches a Grenade at long range from under the barrel of your Assault rifle. It explodes into a field of sticky webs which slow and can immobilize all foes within its radius.

Gadgets WebGrenade.png Cocoon Ranged, No Damage, Foe Hold
Envelopes the target in a cocoon of webs. They are held helpless and unable to act.

PowerBlast PowerBlast.png Mace Beam Volley Ranged, Cone, Moderate Damage (Energy/Smash), Foe Knockback
The Nullifier Mace is capable of firing a tremendous bolt of force from the end of it. Arachnos Troopers call this the Power Blast. The Arbiters who invented it scoff at this simple term.

PowerBlast PowerBlast.png Mace Beam Blast Ranged, Area of Effect, High Damage (Energy/Smash), Foe Knockback
The Nullifier Mace is capable of firing a tremendous bolt of force from the end of it. Arachnos Troopers call this the Power Blast. The Arbiters who invented it scoff at this simple term.

RadiationPoisoning RadiationInfection.png Poisonous Ray Burst Ranged, Damage over Time (Poison), Foe -Defense
You have been poisoned and your defense has been reduced.

Mace Bash.png Bash Melee, Moderate Damage (Smash), Minor Damage over Time (Toxic), Foe Disorient
You Bash with your mace dealing moderate Smashing damage and minor Toxic damage over time.

Mace Pulverize.png Pulverize Melee, High Damage (Smash) Minor Damage over Time (Toxic), Foe Disorient
You Pulverize with your mace dealing high Smashing damage and minor Toxic damage over time.

Mace Clobber.png Clobber Melee, Minor Damage, Smash, Damage over Time, Poison, Foe Disorient
You Clobber your foe's head in order to disorient him. This attack does little damage on its own, but can leave most opponents disoriented for a very long time.

Mace WhirlingMace.png Whirling Mace Disorient, Damage over Time (Poison)
You have been disoriented and poisoned.

Mace CrowdControl.png Crowd Control Melee (Cone), Moderate Damage (Smash), Minor Damage over Time (Toxic), Foe Knockback )
You swing your mace in a wide arc in front of you. This attack strikes all foes within melee range, deals them serious damage and minor Toxic damage over time, and knocks them down.

Temporary PVP BuffDefense.png Body Armor Res( S30 L30 E30 )
Auto, Self