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Tarantula Tarantula
(225 Hit Points, 120 Experience)
Location: Tiquanda Tarantula Caves, Spider Caves, Trapwood ground level and underground, in 2 small caves South of Thais, Dark Cathedral, single spawn on top of Crocodile den north of Port Hope (here), Plains of Havoc, underground Liberty Bay, Nargor Undead Cave and other constituents of the Shattered Isles, Green Claw Swamp (here), first floor up in the big building in the Cemetery Quarter, Robson Isle, Vengoth. After the summer update of 2008, tarantulas can be seen on the beginner's island of Rookgaard.
Abilities: Melee (0-90) and Poisons you for 1-2 hp/turn, Haste, Terra Strike Poisons you for 1 hp per turn.
Immune to: Earth
Strong against: Energy (-10%)
Weak against: Fire (+15%), Ice (+10%)
Field Notes: Tarantulas usually spawn in groups with other weaker monsters or together with a Giant Spider (in the Plains of Havoc, for example). Kill the weaker monsters off first so they do not break your shielding. Also note that tarantulas are dangerous in groups due to their ability to haste and surround their prey. GFBs work nicely to kill the tarantulas and the other creatures.
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