4 Ways to beat the Spider in Raid Shadow: Legends

Published On: January 5, 2021

4 Strategies to beat the Spider in Raid Shadow: Legends


Spider 20 is one of the hardest dungeons in Raid Shadow: Legends, especially when you are trying to complete the late game missions to unlock your Arbiter. So, here are some strategies for you to try out and beat that spider 20. We hope you can use at least one of these strategies to push your account to the next level.

For stage 1-14, you should aim to try and nuke the boss down as quick as possible. Up until this point you can build all nuke damage and some cleanse if you have it in your champion pool as it will keep the poisons off and you while you chunk down the spider itself.


Strat 1

Nuke team – this can be a very late game and very champion specific so you can only do this if you have the correct champions to do so. The idea is to debuff with decrease defence then decrease turn meter on the spider –  then nuke the boss, preferably making use of a skill reset to double the pain!

This method will only work if you have the champions to do so, for example, HH uses Ghostborn, Seer, 2 x royal guard and Prince Kymar. The aim is to have a quick speed run and get through the boss as quick as possible to farm its jewellery.


Strat 2

AOE burn – This is a common strat which you may need to pick up as you progress through levels in Spider. The idea behind the AOE burn is to burn the spiderlings because the boss takes damage every time the spiderlings attack from. This is very effective in chunking the spider slowly.

The key points for this to work are to control turn meter on the boss spider so that it doesn’t eat all the spiders and heal up. You can place a debuff such as stun or freeze on the spiderlings, this is useful because the debuff will prevent the spiderlings attacking but they still take the burn damage along with the boss spider.

Using this method you will be able to avoid the poisons that the spiderlings place. Two of the best champs to use for this are Ignatius and ultimate Galek as their hp burn is AOE and is very effective in burning the spider.

For the stun, you can have someone wearing stun gear or someone with an ability to do it. It isn’t essential you have the stun or freeze, however, it will help the run and boost the run time.


Strat 3

Negative affinity tank – This method can be hard to pull off and doesn’t have a 100% success rate due to the tank dying then the spiderlings focusing the damage dealers.

To do this strategy you need to have a champion that does AOE a1’s with the negative affinity and build them so they have 27k HP, low-ish defence enough to handle the spiders but not so much that they focus other champs.

They must also have good resistances to try and reduce the number of poisons they receive from the spiderlings, somewhere between 250-260 is sufficient.

Masteries are very important to make this build work. You should have retribution which gives you a chance to counterattack when hit. Warmaster also helps with the sustain. The tank will soak up the spiderling damage and with the counter-attack and lifesteal gear stay alive to keep the spiderlings off the damage.


Strat 4

AOE Provoke – This method focused on provoking the spiderlings so that the rest of the team can kill off the spider without worrying about being hit. The provoker needs to be very tanky and have high resistance to block the spider’s poisons.

Using a cleanse champion in this build can be useful if you don’t have the correct amount of resistance to block the incoming poisons.


We hope you can use these strategies for your team and pick the best one for you. For more information watch the video below and as always happy raiding!



  1. pointr97 March 28, 2021 at 6:29 pm

    My God…..I’m so ready to pull my hair out. I’ve tried all the strats, even pulled out paragon and tried to utilize him…Followed affinity when choosing champs, and the spiderlings will randomly start attacking amiger, like stop hitting paragon and just head for either coldheart or amiger. Spider 19 is literally killing me, I’ve tried the burn method with UG and Achak, I’m just drawing short on straws, and I’ve used the optimizer to fine tune the champs, watched every vid i can get my hands on and either it is broken or I am. So frustrating. and my paragon is lvl 40 with like 10k in HP, and they are still not targeting him throughout the fight while he is still alive. Am I missing a patch change to spider 19? Any guidance would be awesome before I go bald. :P

    • johnny012270 April 15, 2021 at 10:28 pm

      if you using a shield champ in paragon it will throw targeting off paragon

    • 6 Star Chicken April 26, 2021 at 4:35 am

      I recently did the Paragon cheese in Spider 19, so there haven’t been any AI changes, although it took 20+ minutes. I used 3 Armigers, all 50+, and Coldheart with Paragon in the lead. Need more info on your exact comp to give any further guidance.

      Also be aware, using the Paragon cheese in 19 does very little for you in 20. I’m still trying to get an auto team to work there.

    • SS2020user January 28, 2022 at 7:27 am

      Just use Drex. He makes it pretty much a joke. Helped me out a ton.

      • SS2020user March 21, 2022 at 11:56 am

        Not a joke, but way easier.

    • SpeedyMarc March 23, 2022 at 12:02 am

      I don’t know if you have this champs, but my main team is Apothecary has leader, Miscreated monster, Coldhearth, StagNight and geomancer.

      other choice
      Apothecary has leader, Miscreated monster, Coldhearth, StagNight and Tayrel.

  2. Marswolf April 8, 2021 at 4:32 am

    Pointr97, farm Dragon or FK till you can get your nukes with atleast 250+ Crit Damage minimum. With getting Spd well above 180, only need 151 to beat the spiderlings, but 180-220 spd will almost insure a 2:1. I know it can be frustrating as I myself am in the gear farming stages to reach some of those numbers myself. Unfortunately I don’t have a solid HP burn champ yet…so I’m stuck with affinity tanking and trying to super nuke it.

  3. stupidkiller April 9, 2021 at 6:55 pm

    I’m stuck as well. I’m in the same conundrum of having all the right champs, just not geared out as well as needed so I’m farming Dragon 20, but then I can never get enough silver to roll the gear up. this is taking way too long and I am about to give up and walk away from the game. I could obviously be using the time I put into this for much more productive things. it just stops being fun at some point.

  4. Ravonlft April 10, 2021 at 3:55 pm

    Stuck on Spider 19 and 20. driving me nuts!!!

  5. NotScarySteve April 24, 2021 at 2:03 pm

    Had asked for help in DT floor 110 on normal in HH’s discord, the help ended up getting me through stages 17 and 18 of Spider on auto. (finally done the 17+ mission)
    I had Drex built with crit rate, like a fool.

  6. NioXin May 28, 2021 at 8:40 am

    Where is the info for 21-25? Accuracy speed ect? I think each Boss and dungeon page needs a drop down box or something that tell the user for quick reference what is required gear stats wise.

    • DRxNO August 10, 2021 at 1:29 pm

      HellHades has a video on YT about it, but it needs to yet be reflected on this page – which it should.

  7. NioXin May 28, 2021 at 8:43 am

    I just found this https://hellhades.com/raid-shadow-legends-stages-tool/ in the above menu. Why not embed this into each page it could be used? Or at least a link to it.

  8. Dukesmojo June 4, 2021 at 1:42 pm

    For spider 20 you can use Sepulcher Sentenal as your lead and Miscreadted Monster for shields. Both are level 60 and booked with full masteries. From there, you can use Coldheart, Arminger, Royal Guard, etc to deal the damage and reset the timer on the spider. This has worked 100% of the time on auto for me.

  9. Painfullclock June 7, 2021 at 1:34 am

    What would be a good replacement for Ghostburn and Prince Kymar? Finally got a 2nd Royal Guard.

    • SS2020user March 21, 2022 at 12:13 pm

      Renegade for Kymar, and any AOE dec def works for Ghostborn, but his is irresistable, so no 3%. Not 100% without ghostborn, but still 97%.

  10. BriantheBlack July 2, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    The updated Visix is working great on Spider now. Tank will pull most of spiderlings until Visix Provokes them all and tanks for a bit till the “real tank” gets healed up. So they switch tanking roles back and forth. Just a different technique that is working for me, and thought I’d share.

  11. Cadniri July 28, 2021 at 1:05 am

    Woot. Finally managed to get and Auto team for Spider 20. I used A lvl 60 Armiger, 2 lvl 50 Armigers, A Lvl 1 Armiger and Paragon. Takes forever to complete but does it 100% of the time. Now to get my 100 mil dmg to Clan boss and I can finally get Arbiter.

  12. Ledach July 29, 2021 at 5:54 pm

    Hi there.
    I am doing stage 17 spider on 12 seconds run , 100% success rate!
    I am doing Sicia HP Burn + Weaken into Deacons DEC DEF into 3 x Coldhearts with heartseekers :D

    Idea is just put debuffs then put buffs.. Ideal would be for me to put Weaken and Decrease Defense into Increase Attack into Nukes! I do like to go with this logic on every boss and fight !

    • SS2020user February 28, 2022 at 7:21 am

      That team should easily cruise to spider 25.

  13. 777slots777 September 20, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    Strat 5
    Drexthar Bloodtwin in Retalliation set. No speed on any items to keep buffs from allies on the longest. Lowest HP on team to get focused. Books not necessary but masteries will help significantly (Supp).
    Weekness: Green affinity Spider won’t focus him unless you build an entire Red Spider team.

  14. Ughbash October 21, 2021 at 6:48 pm

    Has Paragon Cheese been nerfed? I tried a run, Paragon was lowest HP in the party, and when he had unkillable up he was ignored. With Mordecai almost dead by the time Unkillable rolled around again (he had been their primary target), I did unkillable on him and Boom everything attacked Paragon.

    It SEEMS that at least on spider, the AI was tweaked to not attack people with unkillable buff.

    • yajdetrees November 9, 2021 at 7:09 pm

      Paragon has always been an iffy strategy, I used it in manual mode just to get thru one or two of the levels just before 20.
      Good luck, have fun, be safe!

  15. Amelia85 October 29, 2021 at 1:36 pm

    I’m stuck on spider14. been trying to auto it for Arbiter missions and it just isn’t happening. I’ve tried every strat listed here and it ends in the same way every time

  16. yajdetrees November 9, 2021 at 7:06 pm

    Will you please break Spider into levels, 1-15, 16-20, 21-25 and if needed each of the last five?

  17. Hi_Anxiety December 12, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    can i just screenshot my champions to someone and explain to me what they would need for me to get past spider 11? lol

    • SS2020user February 28, 2022 at 7:43 am

      Tell me what champions you got. My tips; high accuracy high speed aoe dec def TEX warmaiden, High speed bulky speedbooster (High Khatun/ Apothacary), Aoe dec atk (Optional), same build as aoe dec def, 2-3 nukers, high dmg lifesteal gear (starter/arena nuker), maybe a healer/cleanser.

  18. Anvilarm December 20, 2021 at 8:25 pm

    Level 14 Spider trying to use Paragon.
    So I have Paragon with 8000 hp. And two Armigers with over 24k hp. Does anyone know why one spiderling takes a hit on Paragon and then all the rest target one Armiger… kills it and then switch over to the next Armiger? Do I need higher hp on my Armigers?

    • SS2020user February 28, 2022 at 7:34 am

      The Paragon AI is just wierd and inconsistent. IDK how to build it to accually work.

  19. DMITRI360 January 10, 2022 at 7:43 pm

    Just beat spider stage 15 on auto don’t know what happen but my team of drexthar, ninja kael coldheart and scyl all level 60 did job for me but this team is not perfect still need some work done

    • SS2020user March 21, 2022 at 12:22 pm

      Some more TM control and spiderling control is what you need. I’d say swap out Kael for Armiger, Visix, Achak, Lyssandra or anything similar. Great team. I wish I had a Coldheart. It would probably get my spider team from 14 to 20 (Mordeai HP burn).

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