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Runescape Araxxor Updates

Araxxor is here, and he can't wait to tear you limb from limb in a solo or duo boss battle to the death!

When we polled the sort of boss content you wanted earlier this year, the message was clear: there's nothing you like more than grappling with a beefy combat boss. 

You'll choose your route through Araxxor's lair, dodge hazards, and finally face the beast himself - on your terms. 

There are regularly shifting layouts to the lair, and loads of amazing rewards - including level 90 two-handed weapons and creepily cute spider pets. 

We've also integrated Twitch streaming into RuneScape, and spruced up the lobby. 

Read on to find out more, or log in now and head south-east of Port Phasmatys to the Araxyte Hive. 

Getting Started

Get to Araxxor's home by heading south along the eastern coast of Morytania from Port Phasmatys. 

Once you're there, enter the Araxyte Hive and you'll find a webbed-over entrance to the boss-fight area. 

Click on it, and you'll have the option to enter a non-instanced version, or to create/join an instance. You can also limit the instance to just one person, if you wish, or set a pass number to restrict access. 

Note that only one person can enter the non-instanced version at a time, per world. 

While there are no hard requirements to enter the lair (except any imposed when starting an instance) it's strongly recommended that you have at least level 90 in each of your combat stats, and the best gear that gold can buy. 

The Fight

As you battle Araxxor, you'll need to lure him through various areas of the Araxyte Hive. There are several routes to choose from - of which only some will available, changing every few days - and Araxxor will have different abilities depending on which route you take. 

Araxxor's encounter is in your control - it's up to you how you choose to engage him. Moving through the paths and dealing with his mechanics will influence the difficulty and how the fight plays out. Experiment, and find your preferred spider-wrangling strategy. 

There's no keeping a big spider down, either - each time you defeat Araxxor on the same day, he'll come back bigger, badder and angrier than before. As such, defeating him several times in succession will become gradually harder. The difficulty resets at 01:00 BST. 

It'll also become significantly more difficult if you bring a friend - he'll be tougher, and his attacks will hit far harder. You'll need tight-knit teamwork to survive Araxxor's onslaught. 

Rewards

First among the amazing rewards on offer are level 90 two-handed weapons for all three combat styles: the noxious scythe, noxious longbow and noxious staff. These monstrous tools of destruction are the finest of their kind and come with new special attacks - they look spectacular, too. 

You'll put them together by combining a spider's leg, plus one of three arachnid body parts received as rare drops. 

There's a terrifyingly cute spider pet too, also obtainable as a rare drop. Once you have it, you can unlock new versions the spider as well, by completing special achievements while fighting Araxxor solo. Click on the cocooned corpse outside Araxxor's lair to find out more. 

Both of these are part of a lucrative drop table - designed to be more rewarding even than the QBD. Taking down Araxxor is no mean feat, but it's certainly worth your while. 

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