Araxyte pet

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For the Araxxor boss pet, see Barry.
For the Araxxi boss pet, see Mallory.
Gavin, one of the Araxyte pets.

Araxyte pets are six pets obtainable by killing Araxxi and then fulfilling various conditions. A player's first Araxyte pet must be gained as a rare drop from killing Araxxi, with the other five then able to be unlocked by fulfilling certain conditions. The chances to get the initial pet vary depending on how much enrage was gained during the kill (the enrage from the start of a kill does not count). The amount of enrage gained which affects the Araxyte pet drop rate is capped at 500% (for example, if the kill is started at 100%, the pet chance caps at 600%).

There are two commonly agreed ways to obtain the araxyte pet.

The first method involves keeping Araxxi at fatally low health (3,000 or less) while walking around the arena, as Araxxi accumulates 5% enrage for every attack she performs, which results in a rapid spike in enrage levels to obtain the pet. However, this is relatively dangerous, as a direct attack that is not blocked will likely deal fatal damage, as her auto-attacks can deal over 5,000 damage upon reaching 300% enrage.

The second method is to simply kill Araxxi, then gamble the rewards obtained. This is much faster, but has a lower drop rate as the player is killing Araxxi before she can accumulate enrage. Gambling will remove all rewards, but doubles the drop rate of the pet, which also stacks with the first method. In order to receive the pet, the player must roll a 0 - any other number will result in a failed roll.

After the first pet is obtained, it is possible to unlock the rest by completing various challenges during the Araxxor fight; obtaining them as rare drops is not possible. A player may view the conditions for unlocking further pets and their progress towards doing so by inspecting the cocooned corpse outside the Araxyte Hive. When the player meets the requirements to obtain the other skins, a message will appear stating that they have unlocked the skin after killing Araxxi.

They may be summoned from the follower pets section of the pets interface, accessed from the Customisation tab or by right-clicking the Summoning icon.

Unlocking all six araxyte pets is required in order to obtain an araxyte egg drop.

Pets[edit | edit source]

The available pets, the Araxyte they resemble and their methods of unlock can be found below. Note that the first pet obtained (via random drop from Araxxi) is determined based on the achievement(s) met during the fight. Multiple pet skins may be unlocked in a single kill. These pet skins cannot be obtained when duoing Araxxor.

Pet Equivalent Unlock method
Bill.png: RS3 Inventory image of BillBill Acidic spider Kill Araxxi after she has absorbed 100% of the acidic spiders that can spawn in phase 3. This pet cannot be obtained when taking path 2. Araxxi only absorbs 50% acid at once and can use other special attacks before the second absorption.
Dave.png: RS3 Inventory image of DaveDave Bladed spider Kill Araxxi after defeating Araxxor's melee form.
Gavin.png: RS3 Inventory image of GavinGavin Mirrorback spider Kill Araxxi after reducing Araxxor's life points to 0 with the reflective damage dealt from attacking a Mirrorback spider. Araxxor will need to have 1,500 or fewer life points, as damage done on the mirrorback spider deals half of that damage to him. Reducing Araxxor to 0 life points can be done on phases 2 or 3 to count for this challenge. If the top path is taken, a mirrorback spider will spawn at the end of the path to help players obtain this skin, although it is certainly possible to reduce Araxxor's health to 0 from non-guaranteed spawns depending on DPS rate. The spider will still spawn regardless, so be wary.
Lana.png: RS3 Inventory image of LanaLana Pulsing spider Kill Araxxi after Araxxor has been healed for 160,000 life points by the spiders that hang down from the ceiling of the hive. This can be done by dealing no damage to Araxxor on the first 2 phases. Damage done by Crackling and Aftershock also reduces the remaining life points. This pet cannot be obtained when taking path 3.
Pete.png: RS3 Inventory image of PetePete Imbued spider Kill Araxxi after defeating Araxxor's magic form.
Steve.png: RS3 Inventory image of SteveSteve Spitting spider Kill Araxxi after defeating Araxxor's ranged form.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 22 August 2016 (Update):
    • Removed the extra period on the araxyte pet object.
  • patch 11 August 2014 (Update):
    • Players can no longer talk to other peoples spider pets.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The dialogue for all pets was written by Mod Ramen.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. Arraxor Arrives! Mod Ramen RuneScape podcast, 31 July 2014.