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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 Rune pickaxe 1 Common 18,829
Diamond bolts 5 Diamond bolts (e) 100 Uncommon 37,000
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,967
Rune knife Rune knife 60 Uncommon 22,320
Dragon pickaxe Dragon pickaxe 1 Rare (1/171) 5,188,139
Dragon 2h sword Dragon 2h sword 1 Rare (1/256) 133,783
Treasonous ring Treasonous ring 1 Rare (1/512) 803,696

Resources

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Chaos rune Chaos rune 400 Common 40,400
Death rune Death rune 300 Common 68,700
Blood rune Blood rune 200 Common 51,200
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 20 (noted) Common [1] 31,800
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 10 (noted) Common [1] 29,600
Supercompost Supercompost 100 (noted) Uncommon 66,700
Unicorn horn Unicorn horn 100 (noted) Uncommon 28,800
Red spiders' eggs Red spiders' eggs 500 (noted) Uncommon (3/128) 53,000
Gold ore Gold ore 300 (noted) Uncommon 100,800
Cannonball Cannonball 250 Uncommon 44,750
Magic logs Magic logs 100 (noted) Uncommon 107,900
Limpwurt root Limpwurt root 25 (noted) Uncommon 23,375
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 13,464
Yew seed 5 Yew seed 1 Rare (1/128) 92,375
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 1 Rare (1/128) 171,895
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 1 Rare (1/128) 49,418
Grimy snapdragon Grimy snapdragon 100 (noted) Rare (1/128) 859,000
Dark fishing bait Dark fishing bait 375 Rare (1/128) 1,125

Consumables

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Dark crab Dark crab 8 Common 12,480
Super restore(4) Super restore(4) 3 Common 31,839
Antidote++(4) Antidote++(4) 10 (noted) Uncommon 3,900

Other

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 10000 Coins 15,000–20,000 Common Not sold
Onyx bolt tips 5 Onyx bolt tips 60 Uncommon (5/128) 504,300
Mysterious emblem Mysterious emblem 1 Uncommon (1/27.5)[2] 139,966
Looting bag Looting bag 1 Uncommon (1/30) Not sold
Slayer's enchantment Slayer's enchantment 1 Uncommon (1/30)[3] 1,286
Clue scroll (elite) Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/100)[4] Not sold
Long bone Long bone 1 Rare (1/400) Not sold
Venenatis spiderling Venenatis spiderling 1 Very rare (1/2,000) Not sold
Curved bone 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.