Arachnos

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Overview

Built upon the notion that only the fittest should survive, Arachnos was formed in the early part of the 20th century in Italy. Altough the true history of Arachnos remains shrouded, this organization was around long before "Il Recluso" wrested power away from its original founder, "The Weaver". It remains unclear exactly how Lord Recluse took over the global network of Arachnos, though betrayal and murder surely played a role. After taking over, Recluse subtly shifted Arachnos' priorities and interests to better suit his own ideological goals and now rules the Rogue Isles from the center of his web of power.


In-game storyline:

Arachnos is one of the main factions in the City of Heroes/Villains universe. This villain group of dark origins resides today more or less permanently in the Rogue Isles and is the personal tool of Lord Recluse in his neverending fight with Statesman. Having sub-divisions of specialists, immense resources and no few powerful villains in his ranks, Arachnos can be considered a true army. Despite its immense power (or perhaps because of it), life in Arachnos is not easy and the fights between the different inner factions seem to be something relatively common. Arachnos only believes in the survival of the fittest and is not friendly towards costumed villains. Sometimes allied and mostly hostile to villains, this villain group can be found in City of Villains by a player during his whole career. Arachnos soldiers feel even less love for heroes, and will attack them on sight. In City of Heroes, a Hero who wishes to fight them will have to go to Faultline, Siren's Call, Rikti War Zone or Recluse's Victory, enter mission in Bloody Bay, Siren's Call or Warburg, or select them in radio missions.

Background

Emblem V Arachnos 02.png

Arachnos official info ( Copied from the City of Villains official website [1]):

For young villains, their greatest ally is also their most dangerous foe. At the bidding of Lord Recluse, Arachnos has broken possible destined ones from the Zig. Once free of this prison, Arachnos agents feel no compulsion to help as these ‘Children of Fate’ make their way in the dangerous world of the Rogue Isles.

Built upon the notion that only the fittest should survive, Arachnos was formed in the early part of the 20th Century in Italy. Although the true history of Arachnos remains shrouded, this organization was around long before “Il Recluso” wrested power away from its original founder, “The Weaver”. It remains unclear exactly how Lord Recluse took over the global network of Arachnos though betrayal and murder surely played a role. After taking over, Recluse subtly shifted Arachnos’s priorities and interests to better suit his own ideological goals.

After ruling Arachnos for many years, Recluse went underground to weave his web of deceit before eventually emerging as the “legitimate” leader of the Rogue Isles. Now he controls the Isles and is, technically at least, considered a political figure—though he privately relishes the rare times he’s able to get blood on his hands. Ruling a nation has allowed Lord Recluse to create armed forces, purchase military hardware, and even research alien technology. Covertly, his agents have spread throughout the world, he has spies or contacts in every major “villain group,” and Paragon City is the juicy fly wiggling at the fringe of his growing web. Recluse will not rest until he has wrested the City of Heroes from Statesman’s grasp.

Lord Recluse now rules Arachnos with an iron fist demanding blind loyalty and unswerving devotion from those who survive long enough to serve him. Under his guidance, Arachnos has become a multi-faceted and deadly group.

While Arachnos agents will ignore minor infractions, major crimes draw immediate action. In the eyes of Lord Recluse, anyone reckless enough to commit murder, grand larceny, or acts of mass destruction is either uncontrollable or powerful enough that he wants to control them directly. Woe to the Arachnos agent that crosses the line far enough to bring the dreaded Arachnos Arbiters into the matter.

Outside the extensive military organization, every island has a civilian Governor and a military Marshal. The Governor decides the island’s domestic affairs while the Marshal rules all matters of security and defense. In a dispute, the Marshal has seniority. Both are appointed directly by Lord Recluse. Failure is not tolerated, and turnover is quite high, particularly among the Governors.

Today Lord Recluse is a tyrant, ruling all of Arachnos in order to maintain tight control over the Rogue Isles. As he protects his territory from the meddling of Longbow and other do-gooders from Paragon City, Recluse also prides himself in being one step ahead of Statesman and the Freedom Phalanx as he continues to weave his intricate web.

Arachnos' advanced and somewhat futuristic technology is put down to a menagerie of scientists, mad and otherwise, the dreaded Arbiters inventions, such as the Power Mace, and the enigmatic Orb Weavers, who create drones and robots such as the Arachnobots.

Villain Types

Subgroups

Portrait Wolf Spider.jpg Wolf Spiders
Portrait Crab Spider Webmaster.jpg Crab Spiders
Portrait Bane Spider Commando.jpg Bane Spiders

Portrait Night Widow Boss.jpg Night Widows
Portrait Fortunata Mistress.jpg Fortunatas
Portrait Tarantula Mistress.jpg Tarantulas

Portrait Arachnobot.jpg Arachnobots and Drones
Portrait Mu Adept.jpg Mu Mystics


Elite Bosses

Arachnos Heavy Blaster

Heavy Blaster

Main Article: Arachnos Heavy Blaster

Lord Recluse discovered that Black Scorpion had built these enormous walking tanks to attack Mako in another of their inter-patron squabbles. Lord Recluse seized these monstruous war machines for his own use in Recluse's Victory. Loyalists like you will now be able to wield their destructive capabilities in battle! Their lack of speed is more than compensated for with its impressive firepower and heavy armor. The Arachnos Heavy Blaster is an awesome asset to any villain who's looking for an edge in battle.

Levels:54-54

Powers

TrickArrow DebuffDamage.png Venom Bolt (Ranged, Energy) Damage over Time (Toxic), Foe -Damage, -Recharge, -Fly
The poison is coursing through your system, making it difficult to fly.

Claws Slash.png Venom Burst Ranged, Moderate damage, Energy, Damage over Time, Toxic, Foe Slow, -Defense
The poison on the venomous barb is slowly damaging you, slowing your attacks as well as your movement speed. Your defenses are reduced.

FireTrap Soot.png Cocoon Ranged, No Damage, Foe Hold
You have been encased in a cocoon of webs and cannot move!

Gadgets WebGrenade.png Web Spitter Ranged, No Damage, Foe Immobilize, -Fly, -Recharge
You have been caught in a web. You cannot move or fly and your attack speed is reduced.

ElectricalBolt LightningBolt.png Disruptor Bolt Ranged, High Damage (Energy), Foe -Endurance
You can send a large blast of energy at a foe, dealing heavy damage and draining some endurance. Damage: High, Recharge: Moderate.

ElectricalBolt BallLightning.png Disruptor Blast Targeted Area of Effect (Energy), Foe -Endurance
The Ball Lightning is continuing to electrocute you.

ElectricalBolt TelsaCage.png Disruptor Tesla (Ranged, Energy) Foe Sleep
The Disruptor Tesla is holding you helpless.

PsychicBlast PsychicWail.png Static Overload AoE, Extreme Damage (Energy) -Recharge, Stun
The Psychic Wail has reduced your attack rate.

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Inherent Brawl.png Heavy boost Boost Damage (+50% Damage, +100% Run speed)
Your damage has been increased.

Jump LongJump.png Power Jumping Self Auto, +Jump, +Speed
Arachnobots can inherently jump real high and travel very fast.

Temporary PVP BuffDefense.png Armored Exoskeleton Res( S25 L25 F25 C25 E25 N25 P40 T50 )
Auto, self

Wrath

Wrath

Main Article: Wrath

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:25-34

Powers

Gadgets WebGrenade.png Web Grenade (Ranged) Foe Immobilize, -Fly, -Recharge
The Bane Spider has snared you in his web grenade. You cannot move or fly and your attack speed is reduced.

PowerBlast PowerBlast.png Mace Beam Ranged, Moderate Damage (Energy/Smash), Foe Knockback
The Nulifier 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

Misery

Misery

Main Article: Misery

Orb Weavers created the Disruptor arachnobots to capture their prey alive.

Levels:25-34

Powers

ArachnosSoldier WideAreaWebGrenade.png Wide Area Web Grenade (Ranged) Foe Immobilize, -Fly -Recharge
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.

ElectricalBolt LightningBolt.png Disruptor Bolt Ranged, High Damage (Energy), Foe -Endurance
You can send a large blast of energy at a foe, dealing heavy damage and draining some endurance. Damage: High, Recharge: Moderate.

ElectricalBolt BallLightning.png Disruptor Blast Targeted Area of Effect (Energy), Foe -Endurance
The Ball Lightning is continuing to electrocute you.

ElectricalBolt TelsaCage.png Disruptor Tesla (Ranged, Energy) Foe Sleep
The Disruptor Tesla is holding you helpless.

Inherent Brawl.png Claw (Melee) Moderate Lethal Damage
Vicious mechanical claws which can rake your opponent.

FireTrap FireImps.png Summon Spiderlings Summon
Arachnobot Disruptors can create Spiderlings.

Jump LongJump.png Power Jumping Self Auto, +Jump, +Speed
Arachnobots can jump very high and travel very fast

Temporary PVP BuffDefense.png Resistance Res( S40 L40 E20 P50 )
Auto, Self

Calamity

Calamity

Main Article: Calamity

Mu Guardians pulse with the blood of their slaughtered ancestors in their veins. They have read unholy tomes, visited other planes of existence and performed dark sacrifices too terrible to mention to become the masters of the mystic arts.

Levels:25-34

Powers

Flight TravelFlight.png Flight Self fly
Calamity is capable of flight

ElectricalBolt LightningBolt.png Lightning Bolt Ranged, High Damage, Energy, Foe -Endurance
You can send a large blast of electrical energy at a foe. Lightning Bolt deals good damage and also drains some endurance.

ElectricalBolt BallLightning.png Ball Lightning (Ranged), Targeted Area of Effect, Energy, Foe -Endurance
Hurls a highly charged ball of lightning that explodes on contact. Ball Lightning deals good damage in an area and also drains some endurance from each target it hits.

ElectricalBolt BallLightning.png Static Discharge Damage over Time, Energy
The Static Discharge continues to electrocute you.

Archery StunArrow.png Shocking Bolt (Ranged, Energy) Foe Hold
The shock of energy has locked you in place -- you are held!

ElectricalBolt VoltaicSentinal.png Sentinel of Lightning Summon Sentinel: Ranged, Moderate Damage (Energy), Foe -Endurance
Your Endurance has been drained.

Power Missing.png No Melee attacks No Hand to Hand
Calamity does not have any Melee attacks at all

Empathy HealOther.png Touch of the Storm (Ranged) Ally Heal
Heal

ElectricityMastery ChargedArmor.png Lightning Armor Toggle: Self +Resistances (Fire, Cold, Energy, Negative, End Drain) Res( F35 C35 E35 N35 )
Calamity is capable of surrounding himself in Lightning Armor, providing good resistance to Fire, Cold, Energy and Negative Energy attacks.

Temporary PVP BuffDefense.png Resistance Res( E10 N10 )
Auto, Self

Dr. Aeon

Dr. Aeon

Main Article: Dr. Aeon

An unethical scientific genius, Dr. Aeon is not a man to be trifled with. Some think he may soon become a major player within Arachnos, assuming he survives the plans of his enemies.

Levels:40-52

Powers

PowerBlast PowerBolts.png Power Bolt Ranged Energy, Foe Knockback
A quick attack that rapidly hurls small bolts of energy at foes, sometimes knocking them down. Fast, but little damage.

PowerBlast PowerBlast.png Power Blast Ranged, Smash/Energy, Foe Knockback
A much more powerful, yet slower version of power bolt. Power Blast sends a focused beam of energy at a foe that can knock him back.

PowerBlast Explosion.png Explosive Blast (Ranged) Targeted Area of Effect, Smash/Energy, Knockback
Hurls a blast of charged energy that violently explodes on impact, damaging all foes near the target.

PowerBlast EnergyTorrent.png Energy Torrent Cone Energy/Smash, Knockback
Unleashes a cone of energy that knocks foes back.

PowerBlast PowerBurst.png Power Burst Ranged/Close, High Damage Smash/Energy, Foe Knockback
A short range, but devastating attack. Power Burst unleashes a massive amount of energy dealing very high damage at short distances. The impact from this burst often knocks back most foes.

EnergyManipulation PowerThrust.png Power Thrust Melee. Smash/Energy, Foe Knockback
A focused attack that violently shoves the target and sends him flying. Deals minimal damage, but can be very effective.

PowerPunch Quick.png Barrage Disorient
You have been disoriented.

PowerPunch EnergyPunch.png Energy Punch Disorient
You have been disoriented.

PowerPunch BoneSmasher.png Bone Smasher Disorient
You have been disoriented.

PowerPunch Flurry.png Whirling Hands Disorient
You have been disoriented.

PowerPunch TotalFocus.png Total Focus Melee, Extreme Damage(Energy/Smash), Foe: Disorient
You have been disoriented.

ForceField DeflectionShield.png Protective Shield Ranged, Ally: +Defense(Smash, Lethal, Fire, Cold, Energy, Negative), +Resistance(Toxic, End Drain)
Dramatically protects an ally from Smashing, Lethal, Fire, Cold, Energy, and Negative Energy attacks for a limited time. Also reduces Toxic damage and protects the target from Endurance Draining effects.


Dr. Aeon (clone 1)

Aeon Clone

An unethical scientific genius, Dr. Aeon is not a man to be trifled with. Some think he may soon become a major player within Arachnos, assuming he survives the plans of his enemies.

Levels:46-54

Powers

Claws ClawsSwipe.png Swipe Melee, Lethal, Low Damage
A fast Claw attack that shreds your opponent.

Claws ClawsStrike.png Strike Melee, Lethal
Claw Strike is a standard Claw attack against a targeted foe.

Claws Slash.png Slice Melee, Lethal, Heavy Damage, Foe -Defense
A Slash attack deals high damage, and reduces the target's Defense.

Claws SpinningClawsAttack.png Spin Melee, Area of Effect, Lethal
The Crey Cloned Hero spins aroundwith claws extended, slicing up all the nearby enemies.

Claws Focus.png Focus (Ranged) Area of Effect, Lethal, Foe Knockback
The Crey Cloned Hero can project a burst of focused power. Focus only travels a short distance, but it can also knock down foes.

Claws Evicerate.png Eviscerate Melee, Cone, Lethal, Very High Damage, Special
The Crey Cloned Hero spins and slashes around violently, attacking all nearby foesin a wide arc in front of him. Eviscerate is so deadly, that there is a chance of dealing extra damage!

SuperReflexes FocusedFighting.png Focused Fighting Toggle, Self +Defense (Melee), +Resistance (Confuse, DeBuff Defense)
You become more evasive to melee attacks while you have Focused Fighting activated. This will increase your Defense verses melee as long as it is active. Your focus also offers you resistance to Confuse effects and Debuffs to Defense.

Invulnerability Unstoppable.png Unstoppable Self, +Resistances(Disorient, Sleep, Hold, Immobilize, All damage but Psionics)
When you activate this power, you not only become extremely resistant to most damage, but also to most Disorient, Immobilization, Hold, Knockback and Sleep effects. Endurance recovery is also increased. Unstoppable costs very little Endurance to activate, but when it wears off you are left exhausted, and drained of almost all Health and Endurance.

Dr. Aeon (clone 2)

Aeon Clone

An unethical scientific genius, Dr. Aeon is not a man to be trifled with. Some think he may soon become a major player within Arachnos, assuming he survives the plans of his enemies.

Levels:46-54

Powers

Quills Swipe.png Barb Swipe Melee, Minor Damage, Lethal, Damage over Time (Toxic), Foe -Speed, -Recharge
Shred your opponent with several quick swipes from your spines. Barb Swipe deals minor damage over time. Spine poison deals adittional damage over time and Slows affected foes. Damage: Minor (Damage over Time); Recharge: Very Fast.

Quills Lunge.png Lunge Melee, Lethal, Damage over Time (Toxic), Foe -Speed, -Recharge
Lunge forward stabbing and poisoning a targeted foe with a large Spine on your arm. Lunge deals moderate damage. Spine poison slows affected foes.

Quills Impale.png Impale Ranged, High Damage, Lethal, Damage over Time (Toxic), Foe -Speed, -Recharge, Immobilize
You can throw a single large Spine at a targeted foe. This Spine deals only Moderate damage, but carries a large ammount of the spine toxin. A successful attack can completely Immobilize most foes, as well as slowing them and dealing poison damage. Damage: Moderate; Recharge: Moderate.

Quills QuillThrowing.png Spine Throwing Ranged, Point Blank Area of Effect, Moderate Damage, Lethal, Damage over Time (Toxic), Foe -Speed, -Recharge
You can fling dozens of Spines in all directions. These Spines only travel a short distance, but they can deal a moderate damage and poison any target close to you. Spine poison Slows affected foes. Damage: Moderate; Recharge: Slow.

Quills BoneSword.png Ripper Melee, Cone, Lethal, Damage over Time, Toxic, Foe -Speed, -Recharge
You can unleash a spectacular slashing maneuver that attacks all villains in a wide arc in front of yourself. Ripper deals massive damage and poisons multiple targets. It can even knockdown foes. Spine poison slows affected targets.

Invulnerability TemporaryInvulnerabilty.png Temp Invulnerability Toggle, Self +Resistances (Smash, Lethal)
When you activate this power, you become highly resistant to Smashing and Lethal damage for a short duration. Recharge: Very Long.

SuperReflexes Elude.png Elude Self +Defense, +Speed, +Recovery +Resistance (Debuff Defense+Special)
You can improve your reflexes, making yourself so quick you can Elude almost any attack, be it ranged, melee, or area of effect. Your running speed and jumping height and Endurance Recovery are also increased. Elude also grants you high resistance to Defense Debuffs. When Elude wears off, you are left drained of all Endurance and unable to Recover Endurance for a while.

Dr. Aeon (clone 3)

Aeon Clone

An unethical scientific genius, Dr. Aeon is not a man to be trifled with. Some think he may soon become a major player within Arachnos, assuming he survives the plans of his enemies.

Levels:46-54

Powers

PowerBlast PowerBolts.png Power Bolt Ranged, Energy, Foe Knockdown
A quick attack that rapidly hurls small bolts of energy at foes, sometimes knocking them down. Fast, but little damage.

PowerBlast PowerBlast.png Power Blast Ranged, Energy/Smash, Foe Knockback
A much more powerful, yet slower version of power boltPower Blast sends a focused beam of energy at a foe that can knock him back.

PowerBlast EnergyTorrent.png Energy Torrent Ranged (Cone), Moderate Damage Energy/Smash, Foe Knockback
Energy Torrent unleashes a cone of powerful energy that can smash foes and possibly send them flying.

PowerBlast Explosion.png Explosive Blast (Ranged) Targeted Area of Effect, Smash/Energy, Foe Knockback
Hurls a blast of charged energy that violently explodes on impact, damaging all foes near the target.

PowerPunch EnergyPunch.png Energy Punch Melee, Smash/Energy Damage, Moderate, Foe Disorient, Moderate
Powerful focused punch that may Disorient your opponent!

PowerPunch Flurry.png Whirling Hands Melee, Area of Effect Smash/Energy
Launches a dizzying attack against everything in a nearby area.

PowerPunch BoneSmasher.png Bone Smasher Melee, Smash/Energy, High Damage, Foe Disorient
The Bone Smasher is a slow attack, but makes up for it with a greater damage. Has a greater chance to Disorient than Energy Punch.

PowerPunch TotalFocus.png Total Focus Melee, Extreme Damage(Smashing/Energy), Foe Disorient
Total Focus is complete mastery over Energy Melee. This is a very slow, but incredibly devastating attack that can knock out most opponents, leaving them Disoriented. Due to the exhausting nature of Total Focus, the recharge time is very long.

Regeneration DullPain.png Dull Pain Self: +Max Health
Using ancient techniques, you can make yourself more resilient to pain. Thus, you can take more damage before being defeated. When you activate this power you will increase your maximum Hit Points for a couple of minutes.

Regeneration MomentOfGlory.png Moment of Glory Self +Resistance (All Damage but Psionics), +Defense (All Damage but Psionics), +Recovery
When you activate this power, you gain Resistance and Defense to all damage types except Psionics, recover Endurance more quickly, and are highly resistant to Sleep, Disorient, Immobilization, and Hold effects.

Dr. Aeon (clone 4)

Aeon Clone

An unethical scientific genius, Dr. Aeon is not a man to be trifled with. Some think he may soon become a major player within Arachnos, assuming he survives the plans of his enemies.

Levels:46-54

Powers

RadiationBurst NeutrinoBlast.png Neutrino Bolt Ranged, Energy, Low Damage, Foe -Defense
A very quick, but low damage attack, Neutrino Blast can reduce the targets defense.

RadiationBurst XRayBeam.png X-Ray Beam Ranged, Energy, Foe -Defense
Sends a ray of X-Ray radiation energy that deals heavy damage. X-Ray Beam can bypass some of a targets defenses and reduce the targets defense.

RadiationBurst ElectronHaze.png Electron Haze Short Range Energy, Foe -Defense, Knockdown
A short range conical blast of electron radiation. The attack can bypass some of a targets defenses and reduce the targets defense. It can also knock down some targets.

RadiationBurst CosmicBurst.png Cosmic Burst Close, Extreme Damage (Energy), Foe Disorient, -Defense
Cosmic Burst smashes the target with cosmic particles. The attack is very short range, but the damage is devastating and can leave most targets disoriented and with reduced defense.

RadiationBurst RadiationBlast.png Neutron Bomb Targeted Area of Effect, Energy, Foe -Defense
This devastating attack lobs an explosive sphere of deadly radiation damaging the target and all nearby foes. Neutron Bomb can bypass some of a target's defenses and reduce the target's defense.

RadiationBurst AtomicBlast.png Atomic Blast Point Blank Area of Effect, Extreme Damage (Energy), Foe -Defense, Self -Recovery
This attack taps most of your stored energy to deal a devastating Atomic Blast. Any foes left standing will have their defense greatly reduced and may be left helplessly choking on toxic vapors. Activating this power leaves you drained of endurance, and unable to recover any endurance for a while.

RadiationPoisoning RadiationEmission.png Radiant Aura Point Blank Area of Effect, Team Heal
You can use Radiant Aura to heal some of your wounds, and the wounds of your group. This power has a small radius, so your allies need to be near you if they wish to be affected.

RadiationPoisoning EnervatingField.png Enervating Field Toggle, Ranged (Targeted Area of Effect), Foe -Damage, -Resistance
While this power is active, you irradiate a targeted foe, and all foes nearby, with a deadly dose of radiation. This radiation weakens exposed targets, decreasing the damage of their attacks. It also significantly weakens their resistance, so they will take much more damage from other attacks.

RadiationPoisoning LingeringRadiation.png Lingering Radiation Toggle, Ranged (Targeted Area of Effect), Foe -Regeneration, -Recharge, -Speed
You can emit Lingering Radiation that reduces the attack rate, movement speed, and Regeneration rate of the target, and all nearby foes.

RadiationPoisoning ChokingCloud.png Choking Cloud Toggle, Point Blank Area of Effect, Foe Hold
While active, you generate toxic radioactive gas around yourself. Any nearby foes may be overcome by the gas, leaving them choking and helpless.

Dr. Aeon (clone 5)

Aeon Clone

An unethical scientific genius, Dr. Aeon is not a man to be trifled with. Some think he may soon become a major player within Arachnos, assuming he survives the plans of his enemies.

Levels:46-54

Powers

DarkCast SoulDrain.png Gloom Ranged, High Damage over Time (Negative), Foe -To Hit
Gloom slowly drains a target of life, while reducing his chance to hit. Slower than dark blast, but deals more damage over time.

DarkCast TenebrousTentacles.png Tenebrous Tentacles Ranged (Cone), Minor Damage over Time (Negative), Foe Immobilize, -To Hit
You can create a cone shaped rift to the netherworld that allows its native creatures to slip their oily tentacles into our reality. These creatures will snare all foes within range, immobilizing them while the tentacles drain their life and reduce their chance to hit.

DarkCast NightFall.png Night Fall Ranged (Cone), Moderate Damage over Time (Negative), Foe -To Hit
Unleashes a cone shaped burst of particles from the netherworld. All targets within the modest range of this power take negative energy damage and have reduced chance to hit.

DarkCast Torrent.png Torrent Ranged (Cone), Minor Damage (Smash), Foe -To Hit
You summon a wave of mire that sweeps away foes within its arc. The attack deals minimal negative energy damage, but sends foes flying and reduces their chance to hit.

DarkCast LifeDrain.png Life Drain Ranged, Moderate Damage (Negative), Self Heal, Foe -To Hit
You can tap the power of the Netherworld to steal some life from a target foe and reduce his chance to hit. Some of that stolen life is transferred to you in the form of hit points.

DarkCast Blackstar.png Blackstar Point Blank Area of Effect, Extreme Damage(Negative), Self -Recovery, Foe -To Hit
You can unleash a devastating blast of negative energy around yourself, dealing massive damage and severely reducing affected foes' chance to hit. This power leaves you drained of endurance and unable to recover endurance for a while.

DarkMiasma TwilightGrasp.png Twilight Grasp Ranged, Foe -To Hit -Damage, Team Heal
You channel Negative Energy from the Netherworld through yourself to a targeted foe. Twilight Grasp drains the power from that target and slowly transfers it to you and all nearby allies. The targeted foe's chance to hit and damage are reduced, while you and your nearby allies are healed.

DarkMiasma FearsomeAura.png Fearsome Stare Ranged (Cone), Foe Fear, -To Hit
Instills tremendous Fear within a cone area in front of you, causing all affected targets to tremble in Terror uncontrollably.

DarkMiasma PetrifyingGaze.png Petrifying Gaze Ranged, Foe Hold
Petrifies a single targeted foe with a terrifying gaze. The victim is Held and defenseless.

DarkMiasma DarkServant.png Dark Servant Summon Dark Servant: Ranged Debuff Special
Summons a Dark Servant to your aid. The Dark Servant possesses an assortment of dark powers to weaken your foes. The summoned entity is not a willing servant, and it is only your power that binds it in this realm. The Dark Servant can be buffed and healed.

Hugo

Hugo

Main Article: Hugo

Hugo Figure was once just an innocent boy who dreamed of escaping the Rogue Isles with his girlfriend Gally Ido. Unforunately, his psychic powers drew the attention of Arachnos, and he was betrayed by Westin Phipps and forced into the Bane Spiders. Recently freed from Bane Spider mind control, now he's fighting to free the other Bane Spiders and return to the girl he loves.

Levels:40-48

Powers

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

PsionicMastery IndomitableWill.png Indomitable Will Toggle: Self +Resistance (Disorient, Hold, Sleep, Fear, Confusion, Knockback) +Defense (Psionics)
When you toggle on this power, it grants protection from Sleep, Disorient, Fear, Confusions, Repel, Knockback and Hold effects. Indomitable Will also grant a moderate defense to Psionic based attacks.

PsychicMastery MindOverBody.png Mind Over Body Toggle: Self +Resistances (Smash, Lethal, Psionics)
When you toggle on this power, you empower your Mind Over Body to become highly resistant to Smashing, Lethal and Psionic damage.

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Archvillains

Main Article: Arachnos Archvillains

The archvillains of Arachnos include half of the game's Signature Characters. Each archvillain's power list can be found at the Arachnos Archvillains page.

Arbiter Sands

Main Article: Arbiter Sands

Arbiter Sands is considered a somewhat unconventional member of the Arachnos Arbiter Corps. Though still completely dedicated to the will of Lord Recluse, Sands is known for using unusual and effective tactics. His status as an Arbiter makes him untouchable within Arachnos, for to harm an Arbiter is to attack the will of Lord Recluse himself...

Night Widow Nocturne

Main Article: Night Widow Nocturne

The Night Widows serve Arachnos as elite assassins and spies. It is whispered among their murderous ranks that a Night Widow code-named Nocturne may be the deadliest operative Arachnos has ever produced. No living soul knows any details of her history, just rumors of her ruthlessness and tales of her many victims. Some suspect that her only weakness might be her arrogant pride, but none have survived to exploit it.

Kalinda

Main Article: Kalinda

As an Arachnos Fortunata, it is Kalinda's task to keep an eye on all new arrivals to Mercy Island. That doesn't mean she's on their side. She is evaluating each new resident for signs of greatness, and for signs of weakness. Kalinda can set you on the path to greatness, or she can make sure you're never heard from again. There are only two things she believes in: the glory of Arachnos, and the survival of the fittest.

Dr. Aeon

Main Article: Dr. Aeon

An unethical scientific genius, Dr. Aeon is not a man to be trifled with. Some think he may soon become a major player within Arachnos, assuming he survives the plans of his enemies.

Dr. Quatrexin

Main Article: Dr. Quatrexin

The original inventor of the Black Scorpion armor has made some improvements in his latest re-design. He may not be as skilled in the suit as Black Scorpion himself, but he's still an extremely lethal combatant.

Barracuda

Main Article: Barracuda

Barracuda, a former treasure hunter, Kelli Forston was infected by mysterious creatures known as the Coralax. What she found in the briny deep remains a mystery, but it turned her heart as dark and cold as the depths. In combat, she is almost as quick and savage as her bloodthirtsy mentor, Captain Mako.

Ice Mistral

Main Article: Ice Mistral

Irena Rudenko was chosen by one of the Monks of the Four Winds to become the Ice Mistral. receiving the power changed her; she retained the icy-cold aloofness and desire for mastery of the wing, but none of the control. Her own rage overrode the honor normally imbued to the Knights of the Wind and she went on a mad killing spree. Scirocco took her under his wing to protect her from the Monks - many of which have fallen trying to reclaim their lost power.

Silver Mantis

Main Article: Silver Mantis

Tamura Shirai is fascinated with the smooth, sleek feel of metal. Funding the augmentation of her body to pure metal was an expensive proposition, however, so she tuned to crime. During one of her robberies, she encountered Black Scorpion, on a job for Lord Recluse. Tamura realized an opportunity when she saw it, and rather than fighting with Arachnos over the ill-gotten loot, formed an alliance that has lasted unto this day.

Wretch

Main Article: Wretch

A twisted wreck of a human being, Wretch was horribly mutated in the same incident that slew Ghost Widow. He remains her loyal guardian and protector, using his immense strength and savage fury to protect her from all harm.

Jade Spider

Main Article: Jade Spider

This monstrous Giant Spider is rampaging through Siren's Call!

Magus Mu'Drakhan

Main Article: Magus Mu'Drakhan

Magus Mu'Drakhan is a leading figure among the growing ranks of mystic working under the banner of Arachnos who trace their lineage to the ancient civilization know as Mu. Mu'Drakhan's main interests lie both in expanding his already formidable arcane power, and uncovering the history of the lost civilization of Mu. He also holds a bitter anger at the Circle of Thorns, who draw their magical powers from the mystic secrets of Oranbega, the ancient enemy of Mu. Some whisper that he may be more loyal to his ancient bloodlines than to Arachnos, but such whispers are often quickly silenced.

Regent Korol

Main Article: Regent Korol

Regent Korol is one of the few Fortunatas that have chosen to devote themselves fully to Arachnos by becoming powerful Tarantula Queens. Through the process, she gained immense psychic abilities, which she uses to protect Arachnos from infiltration.

Shadow Spider

Main Article: Shadow Spider

Shadow Spider began her career as a Knife of Artemis, specializing in infiltration and intelligence jobs that no one else thought possible. Now working with Arachnos, Shadow Spider acts friendly and nice, and is usually very good to her people, but can turn cold as ice and hard as steel when she needs to be.

Viridian

Main Article: Viridian

Viridian is a very dangerous man who works subtle deals that can change the course of world history. The core of his job is influencing other villain groups through manipulation, sabotage, deal brokering, or collaboration, as it suits the needs of Arachnos. There is some rivalry between his organization of manipulators and Shadow Spider's spies, but both know that they can only suceed at their job with the help of the other.

Black Scorpion

Main Article: Black Scorpion

Black Scorpion is a man encased in a large, bulky suit of high-tech battle armor. Huge and menacing, the armor is equipped with a functioning scorpion-like tail on the backside, and the right arm ends in an intimidating blaster cannon.

Captain Mako

Main Article: Captain Mako

Gideon Ray is a savage Mutant who has evolved into what only can be described as a humanoid shark. His acts are even more terrible than his appearance, and few foes are even identifiable once Captain Mako is through with them. Mako is responsible for the death of Sharkhead Isle's most famous hero, Scrapyard.

Ghost Widow

Main Article: Ghost Widow

Beautiful, mysterious, and deadly. Ghost Widow appears to be an actual spirit from beyond the grave rather than a super with some sort of incorporeal power. Some have said she was once a rising star in the Night Widows when she was slain. Her thirst for vengeance must have been great, for she returned from the void and now serves at Recluse's side. There are rumors that her service isn't entirely voluntary, however.

Scirocco

Main Article: Scirocco

Imad Malak was not always an evil man. Evil came to him from without. He was traveling in the deep desert near the Baka Valley deep in the Middle East. There he discovered an ancient tomb and stumbled inside. The tomb was that of a long-dead desert hero, and contained several objects of power including the bottle of the djinn Serafina. Also within was the hero's scimitar that granted the weilder incredible powers. Malak took the sword and donned the mantle of Scirocco. Unforunately, he fell under a curse and was driven to commit acts of great evil. He sold the other objects off to the highest bidder, the bottle ending up with the Circle of Thorns. Once a hero of the people, he is now a dark stain on their proud heritage. Imad wishes nothing more than to find some way to rid himself of the curse and find redemption.

Lord Recluse

Main Article: Lord Recluse

The Master of Evil, the Count of Cruel, the Archvillain of Anarchy. Lord Recluse has been called many things. But the people of the Rogue Isles know him as their lord and ruler. Lord Recluse has a mysterious tie with Paragon City's own Statesman - some even claim they were once close companions. Their hatred for one another certainly belies a secret perhaps best left buried.

Giant Monsters

Arachnos Flier

Arachnos Flier

Main Article: Arachnos Flier

The Arachnos Flyers are used primarily for troop deployment. If you see one, run.

Powers

Flight TravelFlight.png Flight Self fly
Arachnos Flyers Fly.

AssaultWeapons ARBurst.png Swarm Missile Ranged, Area of Effect, Lethal, Foe Knockback
description needed

Temporary PVP DebuffDefense.png Energy Blast Ranged, Damage over Time (Energy)

Arachnos Cruise Missile

Temporary PVP DebuffDefense.png Energy Burst Ranged, Damage over Time (Energy)

Temporary PVP DebuffDefense.png Arachnos Cruise Missiles Special (Lethal/Fire)

Temporary PVP BuffDefense.png Resistance +Res( S20 L20 F20 C20 E20 N20 T20 ) +Prot( Ho 50 Im 50 St 50 Kb 100 Co 50 Fr 50 ),
(Debuff Resistances: Regeneration 85%, Recovery 85%, To Hit 85%, Recharge 85%, Defense 85%)
Auto, Self


Named Enemies

Arachnos Repairman (Underling)

Arachnos Repairman

Cybernetic implants in their brains have given these Arachnos technicians an incredible affinity for technology. Under the guidance of Weaver-1, they work tirelessly to build and repair the machines of Arachnos.

Levels:45-45

Powers

Robotics Repair.png Repair Full Heal Robot
You can release a small swarm of nanites that can Repair one Robot Henchman to full health and restores some of its endurance. This power only works on your Robot Henchmen.

Flight TravelFlight.png Construct Repair tower
Repair tower

Power Missing.png No Ranged attacks
Arachnos Repairmen don´t have any Ranged attacks at all

Power Missing.png No Melee attacks
Arachnos Repairmen don´t have any Melee attacks at all


Wolf Spider Enforcer (Minion)

Wolf Spider Enforcer, 1960s

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:25-34

Powers

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

Mace Pulverize.png Pulverize Melee, High Damage (Smash), Minor 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. Damage: High, Recharge: Moderate.

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


Wolf Spider Assault (Minion)

Wolf Spider Assault, 1960s

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

Levels:25-34

Powers

AssaultWeapons ARBurst.png Burst Ranged, Moderate Damage over Time (Lethal), Foe -Defense
Quickly fires a burst of rounds at a single target at long range. Damage is average, but the firing rate is fast. Can also reduce the target's Defense.

AssaultWeapons ARBurst.png Heavy Burst Ranged (Cone), High Damage over Time (Lethal), Foe -Defense
Fires a Heavy Burst of rounds at a single target at long range.

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

Mace Pulverize.png Pulverize Melee, High Damage (Smash), Minor 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. Damage: High, Recharge: Moderate.


Wolf Spider Ghost (Minion)

Wolf Spider Ghost

These Wolf Spiders have discovered a method to become living ghosts. Though they are not completely used to it, they have already begun to master their new ghostly powers.

Levels:6-12, 10-18

Powers

Flight TravelFlight.png Flight Self fly
Wolf Spider Ghosts can Fly!

Invisibility PhaseShift.png Ethereal Toggle: Self Invisible, Invulnerable
The Wolf Spider Ghosts can make themselves Ethereal and shift out of the material plane. Ethereal Wolf Spider Ghosts are invisible, and cannot affect or be affected by those in normal space.

DarkCast SoulDrain.png Gloom (Only version levels 10-18) Ranged, Damage over Time (Negative), Foe -Accuracy
Gloom slowly drains a target of life and reduces his chances to hit. Slower than Dark Blast, but deals more Damaga over Time.

DarkCast DarkBlast.png Ghastly Blast (Ranged, Negative, Damage Over Time) Foe -Accuracy
Your Accuracy has been reduced by a Ghastly Blast.

ShadowFighting ShadowPunch.png Shadow Punch (Only version levels 10-18) Melee, Smash/Negative, Low Damage, Foe -Accuracy
A basic punch draws power from the netherworld. Shadow Punch deals moderate damage and reduces the target's accuracy.

ShadowFighting Smite.png Smite Melee, Smash/Negative, Medium Damage, Foe -Accuracy
More powerful version of Shadow Punch, Smite deals more damage, but takes longer to recharge. Like Shadow Punch, Smite can reduce the target's accuracy.

Temporary PVP BuffDefense.png Resistance Auto, Self +Res( C20 E-20 N20 T20 ) +Prot( Im 8 Sl 8 Fr 8 )

Wolf Spider Tac Ops (Lieutenant)

Wolf Spider Tac Ops, 1960s

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

Levels:25-34

Powers

PowerBlast PowerBlast.png Mace Beam Ranged, Moderate Damage (Energy/Smash), Foe Knockback
The Nulifier 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
You have been poisoned and your Defense has been reduced.

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.

Mace Pulverize.png Pulverize Melee, High Damage (Smash), Minor 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. Damage: High, Recharge: Moderate.


Wolf Spider Shade (Lieutenant)

Wolf Spider Shade

These Wolf Spiders have discovered a method to become living ghosts. Though they are not completely used to it, they have already begun to master their new ghostly powers.

Levels:6-12, 10-18

Powers

Flight TravelFlight.png Flight Self fly
Wolf Spider Shades can Fly!

Invisibility PhaseShift.png Ethereal Toggle: Self Invisible, Invulnerable
The Wolf Spider Shades can make themselves Ethereal and shift out of the material plane. Ethereal Wolf Spider Shades are invisible, and cannot affect or be affected by those in normal space.

DarkCast SoulDrain.png Gloom (Only version levels 10-18) Ranged, Damage over Time (Negative), Foe -Accuracy
Gloom slowly drains a target of life and reduces his chances to hit. Slower than Dark Blast, but deals more Damage over Time.

DarkCast DarkBlast.png Ghastly Blast (Ranged, Negative, Damage Over Time) Foe -Accuracy
Your Accuracy has been reduced by a Ghastly Blast.

DarkCast LifeDrain.png Life Drain Ranged, Negative, Foe -Accuracy, Self + Hit Points
The Shade taps the powers of the netherworld to steal some life from a target foe and reduce his chance to hit. Some of that life is then transferred to the Shade.

ShadowFighting ShadowPunch.png Shadow Punch (Only version levels 10-18) Melee, Smash/Negative, Low Damage, Foe -Accuracy
A basic punch draws power from the netherworld. Shadow Punch deals moderate damage and reduces the target's Accuracy.

ShadowFighting Smite.png Smite Melee, Smash/Negative, Medium Damage, Foe -Accuracy
More powerful version of Shadow Punch, Smite deals more damage, but takes longer to recharge. Like Shadow Punch, Smite can reduce the target's Accuracy.

Temporary PVP BuffDefense.png Resistance Auto, Self +Res( C20 E-20 N20 T20 ) +Prot( Im 8 Sl 8 Fr 8 )

Wolf Spider Huntsman (Boss)

Wolf Spider Huntsman, 1960s

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.

Power

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 Wide Area Web Grenade Ranged, No Damage, Targeted Area of Effect, 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.

TrickArrow DebuffDamage.png Venom Grenade (Ranged, Damage over Time, Toxic) Foe -Damage, -Recharge
This poisonous grenade damages and weakens your foes.

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

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

TrainingandGadgets WolfSpiderArmor.png Wolf Spider Armor Auto, Self +Resistance (Smashing, Lethal, Psionics, Disorient, Sleep, Immobilize, Hold, Confuse, Terrorize)
Your Wolf Spider Armor provides good protection to Smashing, Lethal and Psionic damage types, as well as offering basic levels of protection to most status effects, including Confuse, Fear, Disorient, Hold, Sleep and Immobilize effects.

Wolf Spider Phantom (Boss)

Wolf Spider Phantom

These Wolf Spiders have discovered a method to become living ghosts. Though they are not completely used to it, they have already begun to master their new ghostly powers.

Levels:6-12, 10-18

Powers

Flight TravelFlight.png Flight Self fly
Wolf Spider Phantoms can Fly!

Invisibility PhaseShift.png Ethereal Toggle: Self Invisible, Invulnerable
The Wolf Spider Phantoms can make themselves Ethereal and shift out of the material plane. Ethereal Wolf Spider Phantoms are invisible, and cannot affect or be affected by those in normal space.

DarkCast SoulDrain.png Gloom (Only version levels 10-18) Ranged, Damage over Time (Negative), Foe -Accuracy
Gloom slowly drains a target of life and reduces his chances to hit. Slower than Dark Blast, but deals more Damage over Time.

DarkCast DarkBlast.png Ghastly Blast (Ranged, Negative, Damage Over Time) Foe -Accuracy
Your Accuracy has been reduced by a Ghastly Blast.

DarkCast LifeDrain.png Life Drain Ranged, Moderate Damage (Negative), Self Heal, Foe -To Hit
You can tap the power of the Netherworld to steal some life from a target foe and reduce his chance to hit. Some of that stolen life is transferred to you in the form of hit points.

ShadowFighting MidnightGrasp.png Necroplasmic Grasp (Ranged) Damage over Time (Negative), Foe Hold
The Ghost has enveloped you in it's Necroplasmic Grasp. You are Held as your life is drained.

ShadowFighting ShadowPunch.png Shadow Punch (Only version levels 10-18) Melee, Smash/Negative, Low Damage, Foe -Accuracy
A basic punch draws power from the netherworld. Shadow Punch deals moderate damage and reduces the target's Accuracy.

ShadowFighting Smite.png Smite Melee, Smash/Negative, Medium Damage, Foe -Accuracy
More powerful version of Shadow Punch, Smite deals more damage, but takes longer to recharge. Like Shadow Punch, Smite can reduce the target's Accuracy.

Temporary PVP BuffDefense.png Resistance Auto, Self +Res( C20 E-20 N20 T20 ) +Prot( Im 8 Sl 8 Fr 8 )


Arbiter (Boss)

Arbiter

Main Article: Arbiter

The Arbiters are the living will of Lord Recluse. In the Rogue Isles, an attack on an Arbiter is an attack on Recluse himself. It is one of the few things that Recluse does not tolerate.

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


Doctor Geist (Boss)

Doctor Geist

Main article: Doctor Geist

Doctor Geist is a mad scientist working for Arachnos on a project involving mutant spiders! He is also a long time rival of his former colleague, Doctor Creed.

Powers

PowerBlast PowerBolts.png Power Bolt Ranged, Smash/Energy, Foe Knockdown
A quick attack that rapidly hurls small bolts of energy at foes, sometimes knocking them down. Fast, but little damage.

PowerBlast PowerBlast.png Power Blast Ranged, Smash/Energy, Foe Knockback
A much more powerful, yet slower version of power bolt. Power Blast sends a focused beam of energy at a foe that can knock him back.

PowerBlast Explosion.png Explosive Blast (Ranged) Targeted Area of Effect, Smash/Energy, Knockback
Hurls a blast of charged energy that violently explodes on impact, damaging all foes near the target.

White Lightning (Boss)

White Lightning

Main Article: White Lightning

White Lightning was a fool to think he could defect to Longbow without bringing down the wrath of Arachnos. Take him out and you will be moving up in the world.

Powers

ElectricalBolt ChargedBolts.png Charged Bolts Ranged, Energy, Foe -Endurance
The Hero can quickly hurl small bolts of electricity at foes. Charged Bolts deals light damage and also drains some endurance.

ElectricalBolt LightningBolt.png Lightning Bolt Ranged, Energy, Foe -Endurance
The Hero can send a large blast of electrical energy at a foe. Lightning Bolt deals good damage and also drains some endurance.

ElectricalBolt BallLightning.png Ball Lightning (Ranged) Targeted Area of Effect, Energy, Foe -Endurance
Hurls a highly charged ball of lightning that explodes on contact. Ball Lightning deals good damage in an area and also drains some endurance from each target it hits.

ElectricalBolt TelsaCage.png Tesla Cage (Ranged) Foe Sleep, -Endurance
Tesla Cage confines the target in an electrical prison. The target is overwhelmed by the electrical charge and is left helpless and can be attacked. The target is drained of some endurance and some of the endurance is transferred back to you.

StormSummoning Gale.png Gale Ranged (Cone), Minor Damage (Smash), Foe Knockback
You can call forth a tremendous gust of Gale force winds that knock down foes and deal some smashing damage in a wide cone area. Damage: Minor, Recharge: Moderate.

StormSummoning SnowStorm.png Snow Storm Toggle, Area of Effect, Foe -Recharge, -Speed
While active, the chill of this Snow Storm can dramatically slow the attack and movement speed of the target and all the foes near the target.

StormSummoning ThunderClap.png Thunder Clap Area of Effect Disorient
White Lightning can call a tremendous Thunder Clap that that will Disorient most foes in a large area around the Hero for quite a while.

StormSummoning LightningStorm.png Lightning Storm Summon
The Hero can summon a massive Lightning Storm overhead that will strike any foe that approaches him. Lightning Bolts from this storm can knock down and damage all foes near the strike, and can cause panic. Lightning Bolts will continue to strike for the lifetime of the storm.


Special

Arachnos Mini Blaster (Pet)

Mini Blaster

Main Article: Arachnos Mini Blaster

The Arachnos Mini-Blaster is a miniaturized and mass produced version of the Arachnos Heavy Blaster found in Recluse's Victory


Arbiter Drone (Guard)

Arbiter Drone

These deadly Drones have been dispatched by the Arachnos to maintain control and order. The Drones quickly deal with any nearby threaths by simply vaporizing the target.

Powers

Power Missing.png Immobile
Guards are not immobile but can not move freely and can only move a very short distance.

Leadership Tactics.png Tactics +Perception
The Arachnos Drone is improving your Perception.


Named Bosses

  • Arachnos Raid Leader (Several appear on the Mender Silos Task Force)
  • Bane Spider Zapan (Bane Spider Executioner - Found on Find out what's happening to the Bane Spiders from Westin Phipps
  • Expedition Commander (Crab Spider Longfang) - Found on Stop Dr. Aeon's unauthorized dimension hopping from Technician Naylor
  • Huntsman Ohanko (Wolf Spider Huntsman)
  • Jade Spider Battalion (Bane Spider Executioner) (Some appear on the final mission of the Mender Silos Task Force)
  • Lieutenant Fossil (Wolf Spider Huntsman) (Found on Deceive and defeat Lt. Fossil from Brick Johnson)
  • Mistress Xirce (Tarantula Mistress)
  • Mu'Jukar (Mu Adept)
  • Mu'Thekesh (Mu Guardian)
  • Operative Barrow (Bane Spider Executioner, Mu Guardian, Fortunata Mistress)
  • Operative Beloq (Toxic Tarantula)
  • Operative Bligh (Tarantula Queen, Mu Guardian)
  • Operative Boddicker (Tarantula Queen)
  • Operative Burns (Fortunata Mistress)
  • Operative Fowler (Wolf Spider Huntsman Ghost) (Found on Check out Rauscher's second lab from Veluta Lunata)
  • Operative Greench (Crab Spider Longfang)
  • Operative Kurgan (Mu Guardian)
  • Operative Lo Pan (Bane Spider Executioner, Mu Guardian)
  • Operative Moriart (Mu Guardian)
  • Operative Orrik (Crab Spider Longfang) - Found on Stop Orrik's surveillance mission from Kelly Uqua
  • Operative Parker (Tarantula Queen)
  • Operative Ratched (Tarantula Queen, Crab Spider Longfang)
  • Operative Sark (Mu Guardian)
  • Operative Scorpio (Bane Spider Executioner)
  • Operative Soze (Toxic Tarantula)
  • Operative Tupelo (Arachnobot Disruptor) - (Found on (Bring the girdle of Aphrodite back to Ganymede mission from Ganymede)
  • Operative Torrance (Bane Spider Executioner)
  • Operative Unger (Crab Spider Longfang)
  • Operative Whorfin (Fortunata Mistress)
  • Ritual Incanter (Crab Spider Webmaster) - Found on Speak with Arbiter Daos mission from Scirocco
  • The Boss (Fortunata Mistress)
  • The Council Spy (Wolf Spider Huntsman)
  • Wren (Tarantula Mistress)

Other Facts/Notes

  • Though the Archvillains in Recluse's Victory are considered to be Level 54, a Controller may stack one to two mezzes and they will usually effect. (i.e. two Mesmerizes stacked quickly may put any of the Archvillains to sleep)

Related Badges

File:V badge BattleDomeBadge.png Arachnobot

Password accepted. This unit will obey.

File:Badge defeatrecluse.png Arachnophobic

You have helped defeat Lord Recluse in Recluse's Victory.

File:V badge BattleDomeBadge.png Crab Spider Longfang

One fight is as good as another to the Longfangs.

File:Badge defeatrecluse.png Diplomat

You have won a victory on foreign soil, defeating all of Lord Recluse's minions.

File:V badge BattleDomeBadge.png Fortunata Seer

The seers see victory on your side.

File:Badge arachnosflier.png Heat Seeker

You have successfully brought down one of Lord Recluses' fliers. Lord Recluse is amused.

File:Badge defeatrecluse.png Justiciar

You have helped defeat all the Signature Villains in Recluse's Victory, making you a Justiciar.

File:V badge BattleDomeBadge.png Mu Guardian

These mystics are intrigued by you.

File:V badge BattleDomeBadge.png Night Widow

Night widows fight for those they deem worthy.

File:Badge defeatghostwidow.png Poltergeist

You have helped defeat Ghost Widow in Recluse's Victory.

File:Badge defeatscirocco.png Sandblasted

You have helped defeat Scirocco in Recluse's Victory.

File:Badge defeatmako.png Shark Hunter

You have helped defeat Captain Mako in Recluse's Victory.

File:V badge ArachnosBadge.png Spider Smasher
Hero
You've taken the fight to Arachnos, taking down Lord Recluse's personal soldiers.
Villain
You feel you've adequately proven yourself to Lord Recluse by knocking his goons around.
File:V badge BattleDomeBadge.png Tarantula

Who can say what motivates these creations?

File:Badge defeatrecluse.png Usurper

You have claimed victory over the master of villainy himself, Lord Recluse!

File:V badge ArachnosBadge.png Venomous

You've taken down so many Toxic Tarantulas people call you Venomous.

File:V badge BattleDomeBadge.png Wolf Spider Enforcer

These soldiers will fight for you.

File:V badge BattleDomeBadge.png Wolf Spider Tac Ops

Your leadership skills are recognized.

File:Badge defeatscorpion.png Wrangler

You have helped defeat Black Scorpion in Recluse's Victory.