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Venenatis is a large poison spider that resides east of the Bone Yard, and is the only monster to drop the treasonous ring. She uses multi-target Magic and long-ranged melee attacks. She is able to drain Prayer as well as perform a lethal stun attack that can hit up to 50 damage, and may combine it with another attack if the player does not have Protect from Magic active, which is capable of instantly killing the player. Unlike the other Wilderness bosses, Venenatis' lethal attack has a chance of failing.

Venenatis is immune to Magic damage, although spells with effects such as Vulnerability will still affect her.

Strategy

Main article: Venenatis/Strategies

Drops

Armour and weapons

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune pickaxe.png Rune pickaxe 1 Common 18,715
Diamond bolts 5.png Diamond bolts (e) 100 Uncommon 33,500
Rune 2h sword.png Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,758
Rune knife.png Rune knife 60 Uncommon 18,780
Dragon pickaxe.png Dragon pickaxe 1 Rare (1/171) 5,614,513
Dragon 2h sword.png Dragon 2h sword 1 Rare (1/256) 131,761
Treasonous ring.png Treasonous ring 1 Rare (1/512) 316,317

Resources

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Chaos rune.png Chaos rune 400 Common 35,600
Death rune.png Death rune 300 Common 60,900
Blood rune.png Blood rune 200 Common 73,400
Uncut ruby.png Uncut ruby 20 (noted) Common [1] 24,980
Uncut diamond.png Uncut diamond 10 (noted) Common [1] 26,270
Supercompost.png Supercompost 100 (noted) Uncommon 45,600
Unicorn horn.png Unicorn horn 100 (noted) Uncommon 23,000
Red spiders' eggs.png Red spiders' eggs 500 (noted) Uncommon (3/128) 334,000
Gold ore.png Gold ore 300 (noted) Uncommon 61,800
Cannonball.png Cannonball 250 Uncommon 43,000
Magic logs.png Magic logs 100 (noted) Uncommon 109,000
Limpwurt root.png Limpwurt root 25 (noted) Uncommon 22,950
Uncut dragonstone.png Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 13,080
Yew seed 5.png Yew seed 1 Rare (1/128) 68,162
Magic seed 5.png Magic seed 1 Rare (1/128) 118,931
Palm tree seed 5.png Palm tree seed 1 Rare (1/128) 39,781
Grimy snapdragon.png Grimy snapdragon 100 (noted) Rare (1/128) 840,500
Dark fishing bait.png Dark fishing bait 375 Rare (1/128) 1,500

Consumables

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Dark crab.png Dark crab 8 Common 9,568
Super restore(4).png Super restore(4) 3 Common 29,838
Antidote++(4).png Antidote++(4) 10 (noted) Uncommon 11,090

Other

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 10000.png Coins 15,000–20,000 Common Not sold
Onyx bolt tips 5.png Onyx bolt tips 60 Uncommon (5/128) 493,260
Mysterious emblem.png Mysterious emblem 1 Uncommon (1/27.5)[2] 68,122
Looting bag.png Looting bag 1 Uncommon (1/30) Not sold
Slayer's enchantment.png Slayer's enchantment 1 Uncommon (1/30)[3] 1,661
Clue scroll (elite).png Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/100)[4] Not sold
Long bone.png Long bone 1 Rare (1/400) Not sold
Venenatis spiderling.png Venenatis spiderling 1 Very rare (1/2,000) Not sold
Curved bone.png Curved bone 1 Very rare (1/5,000) Not sold
  1. 1.0 1.1 20 uncut rubies are dropped along 10 uncut diamonds
  2. Only dropped while on a slayer assignment given by Krystilia, unless the kill was done on the official Bounty Hunter world. Killing Venenatis on the Bounty Hunter also increases the drop rate from 1/27.5 to 1/5.
  3. Only dropped while on a slayer assignment given by Krystilia.
  4. 1/50 if a Ring of wealth (i) is worn.

Trivia

  • She was a player-suggested boss, which was adopted into the game after a substantial amount of positive forum feedback.
  • The term Venenatis comes from the Latin "Venēnātis", which means "Venomous" or "Poisoned".
  • If Venenatis is attacked while she is in a single-way area, she will only take 1-8 damage from the player's attacks regardless of their weapon. This is because her habitat is surrounded by a single-way area, and all of the Wilderness bosses (excluding demi-bosses) reside in multi-way areas. Players can still deal full damage to her while standing in the single-way area if she remains in a multi-way area.
  • On release, the tree stump found south-east of the trees in 24 Wilderness was one square south than what it is now. This was changed in an update in order to prevent players safespotting Venenatis behind the trees. However, it can still be done, albeit with a lot more effort.
  • If Venenatis is lured south near single-way combat and attacks a player with her multi-target Magic attack, any nearby players in the single-way combat zone already in combat with another entity will also be hit. This may be an oversight by Jagex.


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