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This article is about the Epic Archetype. For the power set, see Arachnos Soldier (Powerset).


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Characters with Arachnos Soldier training begin their careers as Wolf Spiders. Wolf Spider characters have a strong mix of Melee and Ranged attacks and strong protective powers available via their power armor. Beginning at level 24, the player has to choose whether he will progress down the "Crab Spider" or "Bane Spider" path. Crab Spiders gain access to the "backpack" and the powerful claw/cone attacks it provides, while the Bane Spider track provides stealth and a stronger focus on melee.

Arachnos Soldiers who go the Bane Spider route gain the ability to do automatic critical damage with any of their primary melee attacks when attacking from Hidden status. These criticals do one and two-thirds times normal damage. Bane Spiders become Hidden the same way Stalkers do, by using their secondary Cloaking Device power or primary Placate power.

Arachnos Soldiers, along with Arachnos Widows, are one of the two Epic Archetypes for Villains, only available to players who have VIP status or have purchased it within the Paragon Market. All Arachnos Soldiers are of Natural origin.

Alignment: Villain

The Arachnos Soldier's power sets are:

Primary: Soldiers
Secondary: Gadgets

The Arachnos Soldier has medium Hit Points and does medium damage.

An Arachnos Soldier is called Spider in the targetting window.

Career Tracks[]

Initially, the Arachnos Soldier only has access to one primary and one secondary power set. At level 24, the other two of each become available and the character is required to Respec. At that time, all six of the Arachnos Soldier's power sets will be available and he can choose from any of them starting at level 1. However, once a power from the Crab Spider or Bane Spider tracks is selected, the other track's power sets become unavailable.

Career track selection is not permanent, however. A Respec will allow an Arachnos Soldier to select from the other track instead if he so desires.

Power Sets[]

Primary Power Sets[]

An Arachnos Soldier's primary power sets are designed for all-around damage output via all forms of attacks. They are:

  • Initial Power Set
  • Career Track Power Sets

Secondary Power Sets[]

An Arachnos Soldier's secondary power sets are designed for support via self-buffs, control and stealth. They are:

  • Initial Power Set
  • Career Track Power Sets

Patron Power Pools[]

Arachnos Soldiers receive the same Patron Power Pools as Brutes. The Gauntlet effect is not applied, however.

Inherent Power[]


The VEATs have unique costumes, and can get their second costume slot early, at level 10.

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