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Dryders are spider-like creatures that can be found throughout Tyria and the Mists.

They are almost exclusively offensive spellcasters, mostly encountered as hex-based necromancers throughout Tyria, and more frequently as elementalists and mesmers in The Mists, where they usually serve Dhuum.

They tend to prefer very cold or icy places, such as the Shiverpeaks mountains, or on the contrary extremely hot places, such as the Ring of Fire Islands.

They also seem to feed on souls as they are frequently seen next to dead bodies or souls, and their skills (Soul Leech, Soul Torture) further references that.

According to Nicholas the Traveler, Frostfire Dryders have poisonous fangs, however none of the Dryders in the game can actually inflict poison.

List of hostile NPCs[edit]

Region Affiliation Name Trophy
Guild Wars Prophecies
Northern Shiverpeaks Shiverpeak Mountains wildlife Necromancer 10 (24) Frostfire Dryder Frostfire Fang
Ring of Fire Islands Ring of Fire Islands wildlife Necromancer 24 (26) Dark Flame Dryder Dark Flame Fang
The Mists Underworld army Elementalist 28 (30) Terrorweb Dryder Demonic Fang
Guild Wars Nightfall
Realm of Torment Underworld army Elementalist 28 (30) Terrorweb Dryder Demonic Fang
Domain of Anguish army Elementalist 24 (26) Guardian of Komalie
Elementalist 28 (30) Tortureweb Dryder
Titan Gemstone
Guild Wars Eye of the North
Depths of Tyria Depths of Tyria wildlife Necromancer 24 (26) Bloodtaint Dryder
Necromancer 24 (26) Dreadgaze Dryder
Necromancer 24 (26) Soulfire Dryder
Necromancer 24 (26) Terrorbond Dryder
Dryder Web
The Fissure of Woe Fissure of Woe army Mesmer 24 (26) Doubter's Dryder None
The Underworld Underworld army Necromancer 24 (26) Keeper of Souls
Elementalist 28 (30) Terrorweb Dryder
Elementalist/Assassin 28 (30) Terrorweb Dryder (silver)
Demonic Fang


  • Tortureweb Dryders and Guardians of Komalie are affected by Lightbringer, although technically, they are not considered to be demons.
Anomaly Anomaly.Dryders wield a staff in their right hand, but they use their left hand to attack.