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For story exclusive version of this enemy, see Director Arachno (story).

Director Arachnos are normal enemies in Xenoblade Chronicles. They are members of the Arachno family, and mostly command small groups of Arachnos. They are found in Tephra Cave, by a small unnamed pond between the Spring of Grief and Vilia Lake. They appear in south of Spring of Grief, they are level 10, non-Kindred Monsters, they respawn normally, drop Treasure Chests, and detect by sound at a 360° angle, to a distance of 6 meters.

There is a Story Exclusive variant. These two Director Arachno are fought after Shulk and Reyn found the traders' bodies, there is a story event battle in which they are attacked by two Director Arachnos and six Worker Arachnos. These story exclusive Director Arachnos are level 9 Kindred Enemies which drop no Treasure Chests, do not respawn, and detect by sight at a 120° angle, to a distance of 21 meters.



Art Attribute Multiplier Hits Range Effect Knockback Blowdown/Daze
Slow-Footed NetStatus--Frontal ArcSlow--
Ankle BitePhysical2.3 – 2.51-Topple--
Crushing BlowPhysical1.8 – 2.01-Double Damage if Toppled--

† It has not yet been confirmed whether this enemy uses Slow-Footed Net, Ankle Bite, and Crushing Blow.


Break 0% Lock-On 0% Physical Def. ▼ 0% Agility ▼ 0%
Topple 0% Bind 0% Ether Def. ▼ 0% Aura Seal 0%
Daze 0% Paralysis 0% Strength ▼ 0% Arts Seal 0%
Sleep 0% Slow 0% Ether ▼ 0% Death 0%



Wood 79.2%
Silver 19.8%
Gold 1%

Wood chests will contain 1 or 2 items from the "Wood" table.
Silver chests will contain 2 items from the "Silver" table and 1 from the "Wood" table.
Gold chests will contain 2 items from the "Gold" table, and 1 from each of the "Silver" and "Wood" tables.


Insect Jaw 67.7%
Arachno Ear 32.3%


Arachno Crystals
Slow Resist I / Attack Stability I 31.3%
Slow Resist I / Earth Cloak I 31.3%
Light Driver 2 slots 6.1%
Spark Lancer 2 slots 4.1%
Spark Lancer 3 slots 2.4%
Ranger Shoes 1 slot 8.6%
Light Top 1 slot 7.2%
Light Bottoms 1 slot 4.8%
Regnas Boots 0 slots 4.3%


Brave Guarder 2 slots 10%
Arachno Driver 2 slots 5%
Unique Weapons
Flame Gear 15%
Unique Armours
Steady Greaves 51.5%
Pistis Cap 7.7%
Graft Gauntlets 6.5%
Messenger Shoes 4.3%


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