The Bane of Arthropods is an unique, powerful sword that can only be obtained by cashing in 50 Gold Skulltula Tokens at a Spider House. Its stats are similar to a Daedric sword.
The Bane of Arthropods has a unique enchantment, dealing 7 points of shock damage for 4 seconds to all enemies, while dealing 40 points of shock damage to arachnid and insectoid enemies.
The Bane of Arthropods was originally an enchanted Dwarven sword from the standalone Skulltula mod. It was later added into Relics of Hyrule.
The texture on the Bane of Arthropods has stayed the same since its conception. It has also kept its unique enchantment and its Daedric-level strength. The only way to obtain it has remained relatively the same, namely using a high number of Gold Skulltula tokens at a Spider House.
The name of the sword as well as its effects are based on an enchantment featured in Minecraft. The appearance of the sword resembles an iron sword from Minecraft.