The Icy Arachnid is a quest with a boss called the Frost Spider. Defeating this boss will unlock the Spider Quest Pet. The quest scroll can be purchased from the Quest Shop for 4 gems.

The Frost Spider's HP (400) makes this a short quest and its strength multiplier (1.5) make this an easy quest. Without using Warrior or Mage boss damaging skills, a four-person party can typically finish this quest in less than two weeks. This quest is recommended for lower level (less than level 25) characters and smaller parties.


As the weather starts cooling down, delicate frost begins appearing on Habiticans' windowpanes in lacy webs... except for @Arcosine, whose windows are frozen completely shut by the Frost Spider currently taking up residence in his home. Oh dear.


Defeat the Frost Spider.

On Completion

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The Frost Spider collapses, leaving behind a small pile of frost and a few of her enchanted egg sacs. Arcosine rather hurriedly offers them to you as a reward--perhaps you could raise some non-threatening spiders as pets of your own?


Achievement: The Icy Arachnid x1
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Spider Egg x3 (Once the quest has been completed, the eggs become available for gems in the Market.)
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120 experience
50 gold

Quest Pets and Mounts

The eggs obtained from this quest can be used to raise the Spider pets and mounts.

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Spider Pet Spider Mount
Base Pet-Spider-Base.png Mount Spider-Base.png
White Pet-Spider-White.png Mount Spider-White.png
Desert Pet-Spider-Desert.png Mount Spider-Desert.png
Red Pet-Spider-Red.png Mount Spider-Red.png
Shade Pet-Spider-Shade.png Mount Spider-Shade.png
Skeleton Pet-Spider-Skeleton.png Mount Spider-Skeleton.png
Zombie Pet-Spider-Zombie.png Mount Spider-Zombie.png
Pet-Spider-CottonCandyPink.png Mount Spider-CottonCandyPink.png
Pet-Spider-CottonCandyBlue.png Mount Spider-CottonCandyBlue.png
Golden Pet-Spider-Golden.png Mount Spider-Golden.png

Promotional Art

Artwork featuring the Frost Spider was created for the official Habitica blog.

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Phobia Protection Extension

For those with phobias who don't want to see certain quest pets, mounts, and bosses (such as the spiders from this quest) during gameplay, there is a Phobia Protection Extension.

Development and Credits

  • Release date: October 15, 2014
  • Writers: Arcosine
  • Artists: Scroll - UncommonCriminal   Boss - Arcosine   Egg - Arcosine   Mount - Arcosine   Pet - Arcosine   Promo Art - eyenne
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