The Bane of Arthropods is an unique, powerful sword that can be obtained at the Dawnstar Spider House. Its stats are similar to an Elven sword but weighs more.
A stronger version, the Bane of Arthropods II, can be obtained by cashing in 50 Gold Skulltula Tokens at a Spider House. Its stats are similar to a Daedric sword.
Both versions of the Bane of Arthropods share 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.
Chaurus (Including Hunters)
Spiders (Jumping Spiders, etc.)
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, but was renamed Bane of Arthropods II in version 6.5. 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 Lesser Bane of Arthropods was implemented in version 6.5 to give a taste to players as encouragement to obtain the Bane of Arthropods II.
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.
JKalenad has plans to redesign the Bane of Arthropods II to a sword similar to Aubade, or to an Ebony Sword.