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. SS2020user April 4, 2022 at 7:00 am

    What do you think about this team idea for Spider 14-20? Mordecai, Scyl, Achak, Armiger and Armiger 2. Scyl and Armiger are 6-stars. I do not own a Coldheart, or any other enemy max HP champion. I would like knowing what you thinnk about this team.

    • SS2020user May 12, 2022 at 7:50 am

      New plan, Bivald instead of Scyl for those CONSISTENT shields.

      • SS2020user May 23, 2022 at 8:20 am

        The spiderlings are so hard to deal with. Just saying “Freeze them” is not good advice. I need 3 waves of HP burn to kill the main Spider, and it is really hard. Achak deals with the first rotation of spiderlings, but I barely managed to beat spider 15 with Scyl tanking and some precise use of Achaks a2, but mordecai and achak are force meaning that they will be targeted by spirit spiderlings LIKE SPIDER 20. I really hope that Bivald’s provoke and shields will let me beat it, but AOE hp burn is really hard without Coldheart.

        • SS2020user May 31, 2022 at 10:03 am

          One more legendary book in Bivalds A3 and I’ll be able to beat Spider 20… I think.

        • originalgoosh December 28, 2022 at 12:48 pm

          I used to have a similar issue, I ran 1x pain keeper with my Achak and Scyl, and then I was able to keep the spider’s CC’ed with the freeze and stun. That said, my burners are Graal and Sicia, so it’s not a fair comparison.

    • random1220 August 23, 2022 at 4:17 am

      that is a really good team for spider but might not work as well later on

  2. Malloran April 15, 2022 at 2:50 pm

    We need an advice on Spider 25.
    Strategies 1,3,4 don’t work and it is not clear what Champions and equipement is necessary.
    Just setting AOE burn is not enough (for me) because everybody gets destroyed by the spiderlings which hit like a freight train and several waves are necessary to get the Big One to 0.
    Spider 20 can be basically killed during the first spiderling wave (2 Coldhearts) what seems impossible on Spider 25.

    • frostee July 12, 2022 at 7:00 pm

      My team in Spider 25:
      Geomancer leader, Mordecai, Miscreated Monster, Royal Guard, Scyl
      You need to play with Team setup skills sequence according to your team speed.
      In my case, i’m starting with MM A3 instead of A2 since Royal Guard is pure Cruelx1 and 2x Crit Dmg sets.
      Also if you don’t rush Ally Protect your MM will insta die on first Spider AOE.
      My PB is 1:11mins, obscillating from this to 1:45mins with worse RNG.

    • originalgoosh December 28, 2022 at 12:54 pm

      The thing you will need for Spider 25 is full CC on the spiderlings, looking at Scyl with masteries for stun, Achak, Gurgoh, Miscreated, any big stun/freeze will do, now find a second of them. and someone that applies/cycles burns. Teodor, Sicia, Graal, Ult Galek, Ignatius. The burns on the spiderlings kill the big boss, so when the freeze or stun falls off the little guys, the big spider takes a burn tick of damage. While you figure it out, expect 3 to 5 minute runs. I run Graal in lead, Scyl, Sicia, Achak, Brogni… not a beginner team, takes 90 to 100 seconds depending if the boss gets one heal in or not. Scyl and Achak both way above 250 acc, everyone above 220 speed.

  3. SnowTig June 24, 2022 at 9:54 pm

    Where can I find the buffs and debuffs used by the spiders?

  4. Takair July 19, 2022 at 8:46 pm

    Hi Hell Hades and HH Gaming team!
    Please consider adding a blurb with a link to each of the boss type guides promoting your team optimizer tool.

    Hey want to learn more about speed, resistance, accuracy etc. or get suggestions for team, check out our nifty Team Optimizer her….

    Pardon if i missed it already here. Appreciate what you do for the player community!
    Take care!

    • Ken Nweke February 16, 2023 at 8:24 am

      I notice the spiderlings attack one champ until they die? How do the spiderlings decide who to attack?? I don’t have an AOE HP burn but I want them to attack my Drex

  5. SS2020user August 16, 2022 at 11:22 am

    If anyone needs help with anything in this game, go check out the Hell Hades Discord server. I learnt about a great Spider strategy called PARAGON there, and at the discord there are lots of experienced players that can help you out. If anyone doesnt want to go there and owns Paragon, put Paragon at 151 speed, and a 2 star Elfguard, with min 10 000 hp less than Paragon, at 151 speed in the leader slot. The rest of the team needs to keep the turn meter down and deal a bit of damage. You cant use any skills that increase the tm of Paragon or Elfguard. 3 Armigers using their A2 would do it in maybe 4 minutes. Replace 1 Armiger with Coldheart, Royal Guard, Septimus or any other enemy max hp champ for a faster run, and for an around 1 minute 45 seconds run add an HP burner. Once again, go check out the Hell Hades discord if you need help with any team comp in this game.

  6. DDUBBA55 October 18, 2022 at 1:27 pm

    I do spider 20 with all enemy max hp champions, however I use lydia first to give the drop defense & weaken. But here lately lydia isn’t landing both debuffs & the spiderlings kill my champions. Now this is stage 20-lydias fully booked, 330 accuracy, & full masteries, all red & blue Masteries for dmg & accuracy. I get that there’s a 3% chance it won’t land, but it’s happening every other battle sometimes & when I bring it to plarium, they say to buff Lydia’s accuracy.

  7. MatX February 18, 2023 at 4:54 am

    Got stuck at lvl 19. Though my team can last, the Spider always manages to get full heal each round. Nothing I do, mixing up and putting heal reduction and reduce attack champions would work.

    I already had Mordecai and even he wasn’t any much help with UDK, Scyl, Gnishak and others, and the turn meter reduction was not enough since I wasn’t getting much damage through.

    Then I decided to put in White Dryad Nia (strengthen, heal, reduce turn meter), along with Mordecai (lead), Gnishak, UDK and Scyl. The combined tank abilities of Nia, UDK, Scyl and Mordecai distributes the poison damage and revolve around each other. Nia’s additional heal (A2 remove debuff) helped UDK recover along with her passive which heals everyone whenever she’s healed, to think she’s not even fully mastered yet.

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