Araxyte pet

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For the Araxxor boss pet, see Barry.
For the Araxxi boss pet, see Mallory.
Lana, one of the unlockable Araxyte pets that can be obtained after the base pet drop.
Mallory, the Araxxi pet, obtained as the third rare drop.

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 last two pets, Barry and Mallory can only be obtained as a rare drop after all 6 pets are unlocked, obtained from two separate araxyte egg drops. Unlocking all the pets requires 3 rare drops; the first unlocks any given base pet (Dave, Pete or Steve), the second unlocks Barry, and the third unlocks Mallory.

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%).

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 pet skins, a message will appear stating that they have unlocked the pet skin after killing Araxxi. While the base pet can be obtained during a duo kill, the unlockable pets can only be obtained during a solo match.

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.

Methods[edit | edit source]

There are two commonly agreed ways to increase the chances of obtaining the araxyte base pet drop.

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.

Pets[edit | edit source]

The available pets, the Araxyte they resemble and their methods of unlock can be found below.

The base pet is obtained as a rare drop from Araxxi and is determined based on the combat style used during the fight. Multiple pet skins may be unlocked in a single kill, based on the achievements met during the kill.

Image Pet Equivalent Unlock method
Dave pet.png Dave.png: RS3 Inventory image of DaveDave Bladed spider Kill Araxxi after defeating Araxxor's melee form.

If the player has not obtained any of the other pets, then this will be the first pet dropped if the player is using Magic attacks.
If the player owns the base pet, then simply defeat Araxxi using the Magic style.

Pete pet.png Pete.png: RS3 Inventory image of PetePete Imbued spider Kill Araxxi after defeating Araxxor's magic form.

If the player has not obtained any of the other pets, then this will be the first pet dropped if the player is using Ranged attacks.
If the player owns the base pet, then simply defeat Araxxi using the Ranged style.

Steve pet.png Steve.png: RS3 Inventory image of SteveSteve Spitting spider Kill Araxxi after defeating Araxxor's ranged form.

If the player has not obtained any of the other pets, then this will be the first pet dropped if the player is using Melee attacks.
If the player owns the base pet, then simply defeat Araxxi using the Melee style.

Bill pet.png 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.

Steps to obtain:

  1. Burn the web for the light path or the minions path, while the acid path is open
  2. Complete phases 1-2 as usual
  3. Prolong phase 3 until all 4 highly acidic spiders spawn, but do not lure any of them into Araxxor
  4. Kill Araxxor, after which Araxxi absorbs 100% acid from the 4 surviving highly acidic spiders
  5. Kill Araxxi

Notes:

  • This pet cannot be obtained when taking the acid path, because Araxxi only absorbs 50% acid at once and can use other special attacks before the second absorption.
  • This requires the Acid path to be open
Gavin pet.png 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.

Steps to obtain:

  1. Burn the web for the light path or the minions path, while the minions path is open
  2. In either phase 2 or phase 3, DPS Araxxor down to 1500 lifepoints or less without killing him
  3. Wait for the mirrorback spider to spawn
  4. Kill the mirrorback spider, also killing Araxxor in the process
  5. Kill Araxxi

Notes:

  • Since the mirrorback has 3000 lifepoints, killing it will deal half the damage, ie. 1500 lifepoints to Araxxor, killing Araxxor and unlocking the pet.
  • If the top path is taken, a mirrorback spider will spawn at the end of the path to help players obtain this skin.
Lana pet.png 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.

Steps to obtain:

  1. Burn the web for the minions path or acid path
  2. Deal no damage to Araxxor on the first 2 phases (On the minions path, just run to the phase 3 arena after the web burns down to bypass phase 2)
  3. Unequip your gear during phases 1 and 2 if you have the Aftershock and/or Crackling perk, to prevent the perks accidentally harming Araxxor
  4. At the start of phase 3, rolling over the heart icon must indicate that Araxxor will heal for 160,000 life points, otherwise the pet unlock will fail
    Araxxor Lana pet unlock.png
  5. Equip your gear and in phase 3, kill Araxxor as usual
  6. Kill Araxxi

Notes:

  • This pet cannot be obtained when taking the light path
  • Damage done by Crackling and Aftershock also reduces the remaining life points
  • If players attack Araxxor by mistake, let Araxxor fully heal during the Web special attack to compensate.
Barry pet.png Barry.png: RS3 Inventory image of BarryBarry Araxxor Obtained as a rare drop from Araxxi after the first 6 pet skins have been unlocked. Obtained from an Araxyte egg drop.
Mallory pet.png Mallory.png: RS3 Inventory image of MalloryMallory Araxxi Obtained as a rare drop from Araxxi after the first 6 pet skins and Barry have been unlocked. Obtained from an Araxyte egg drop.

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.