Arakaali, Spinner of Shadows

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Arakaali, Spinner of Shadows
Arakaali, Spinner of Shadows
Arakaali, Spinner of Shadows
Level(s) 55
Location(s) The Temple of Decay Level 2
Quest(s) The Mother of Spiders
Resistance(s) Resists Elemental Damage
Resists Chaos Damage
Skill(s) Laser
Laser Barrage

Arakaali, Spinner of Shadows is the final boss of Act 7, located in the Temple of Decay Level 2.

She is an ancient Vaal goddess also worshipped by people of Azmerian descent.


Defeating her is part of the quest The Mother of Spiders. The rescue Silk part of the quest, however, is scripted to fail.


Skill Effect
Cleave Melee Cleave attack, deals physical damage.
Cocoon Shoots three eggs which spawn spider minions. They can be destroyed to prevent this.
Web Fires a projectile that creates a web on the floor. This applies stacks of Covered in Webs debuff, slowing movement speed by 8% per stack.
Laser 1 Two lasers cross at the players location and fire after a short delay.
Laser 2 Multiple lasers fire sequentially across the arena.
Mortar Projectile that deals physical and chaos damage.
Lightning Tendrils (Only during Phase 1) Sprays goo on the floor. Deals lightning and chaos damage.
Hide Arakaali hides and re-emerges at a different corner of the arena.

The fight enters Phase 2 after she reaches 40-50% health. She will consume Silk, restore herself to around 60% health and gains a few extra skills:

Skill Effect
Dual Lasers Arakaali fires dual lasers multiple times.
Projectile Slam 1 She slams the ground and a purple projectile is fired from the opposite side of the arena towards her.
Projectile Slam 2 At low health, she slams the ground multiple times and many purple projectiles are fired from the opposite side of the arena towards her.

Size of Web area of effect is also increased in Phase 2.



There are Shrines to Arakaali scattered around Act 7. The shrines have lore regarding Arakaali.

There are other NPC dialogues regarding Arakaali:

From Sin:


A temptress and a predator. Vaal legends say she crawled up from the blackest of pits during the creation of the world.

No, her beginnings were far more mundane, a mortal harlot whose endless lust for loin and lecherous delight saw her transformed into the very image of her dark desires.

'The Spinner of Shadows' they once called her. She sees herself as a regular goddess of love, and has the romantically forged temple to prove it.

That's where you'll find her. Yet there's little romance to the lady herself. At least, I doubt the corpses that now embrace her carapace would think so.


- Sin - "Arakaali" dialogue


Answering the call of a royal invitation, I visited the Spinner of Shadows as an emissary for a small and fragile alliance of gods. Mostly weak deities huddling together in terror of being consumed by their greaters. At this time, Queen Arakaali ruled an empire, and so invited me to gaze upon her mighty works with appropriate wonder.

If I'd looked past this pretense, I may have chanced to see her hidden desire to have me share her bed. For years I lay trapped in her webbed sheets. Some days she enjoyed my prowess, other days we enjoyed each other.

Yet, this illusion of love and leisure simply veiled the morbid reality that I was not free to leave. I languished under her bewitching spell until the day the spider was betrayed by her own flies, and sealed within that temple of her own fevered making.


- Sin - "The Spinner of Shadows" dialogue

From Eramir:


From what I can recall, Arakaali was a Vaal fertility goddess, a rather unsettling union of sexuality and mortality. Whilst usually presenting herself as a large arachnid, Arakaali would often assume human form, a ruse intended to lure mortals into the act of copulation. The entries were vague about the gender of her prey.

After satiating her carnal desires, she would then quench her divine thirst, draining her erstwhile lover of all bodily fluid. Her acolytes would then collect the dessicated husk and give it a decorative placement in Arakaali's unholy temple.

I fear that Silk knows not the true nature of the 'marriage' he so desperately seeks.


- Eramir "Arakaali" dialogue

From Yeena:


I have asked questions of Spirit and it has answered in dreams that wake me with screaming. Arakaali will suck all life from this land, leave only empty husks and dusty bones. There will be no Spirit, no us, no thing left to love and laugh. Only husks and dust...and Arakaali.


- Yeena "Arakaali" dialogue

After killing Arakaali:


Many an artist of Azmerian descent has engaged in the sad worship of that sultry arachnid, but you looked her in those hypnotic eyes, and then ripped them out. She lies in her bed of sordid memory... alone. A little of this spider yet creeps and crawls in my palm. A touch more power for my subduer of gods?


- Sin "Arakaali" dialogue after its death


You hear that? No? It is Spirit singing as does the fly who escapes the web. Yes, it is most happy with us... and with your strange friend there too.

He is a god, yes I can see that much. But why he helps you? Of all questions, that one you must have answer to.

Now I must return to Broken Bridge... so tired now. We will speak more of Silk and sorrow then.


- Yeena, after the death of Arakaali


Soul of Arakaali10% reduced Damage taken from Damage Over Time
Capture Maligaro the Mutilator in Overgrown Shrine Map
20% increased Recovery rate of Life and Energy Shield if you've stopped taking Damage Over Time Recently
Capture Armala, the Widow in Sunken City Map
Debuffs on you expire 20% faster
Capture The Primal One in Thicket Map
+40% Chaos Resistance against Damage Over Time

Map variants

Stronger versions of Arakaali serve as map bosses:

Map Level Name Notes
Sunken City MapSunken City MapMap Level: 75
Map Tier: 8
Guild Character:
From the walls, water, and ferns...
Death comes crawling on ancient steps.
Travel to this Map by using it in a personal Map Device. Maps can only be used once.
Varies Armala, the Widow

Related items

ItemStatsFlavour Text
Arakaali's FangArakaali's Fang
Fiend Dagger
Rune Dagger
Physical Damage: (81-105) to (288.9-351)
Chaos Damage: 1-59
Critical Strike Chance: 6.50%
Attacks per Second: 1.20
Weapon Range: 1.0 metres
Requires Level 53, 58 Dex, 123 Int40% increased Global Critical Strike Chance100% chance to Trigger Level 1 Raise Spiders on Kill
(170-200)% increased Physical Damage
Adds (8-13) to (20-30) Physical Damage
Adds 1 to 59 Chaos Damage
15% chance to Poison on Hit
All children must eat.
40% increased Global Critical Strike Chance100% chance to Trigger Level 1 Raise Spiders on Kill
(170-200)% increased Physical Damage
Adds (8-13) to (20-30) Physical Damage
Adds 1 to 59 Chaos Damage
15% chance to Poison on Hit
All children must eat.
Arakaali EggArakaali EggHideout ItemCreates an object in your hideout14 VariationsN/AN/A
Sanguine Arakaali's FangSanguine Arakaali's FangWeapon SkinYour Arakaali's Fang is covered in bloodstained webs and summons demonic spiders.N/AN/A

Version history

Version Changes

Added to the game.