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The Ayleid ruins of Dwynnarth that grin down from the bluffs above Hag Fen were plundered and emptied out generations ago. But it seems there are forgotten mine tunnels beneath the lowest levels of Dwynnarth that might not be quite so empty.
Spindleclutch I
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Group Dungeon
Discoverable Yes
Completion Objective
Dungeon Yes
# of Zones 1
Cambray HillsGlenumbra
Northern Glenumbra
Instanced Dungeon
Min Level 10
Group Size 4
Bosses 2
Mini-Bosses 3
Veteran Speed Run Target 20 mins

Spindleclutch I is a group dungeon found in northern Glenumbra. The cave is infested with spiders, although something more sinister lurks within. In the normal version, Praxin Douare wants your help clearing the cave of spiders and other possible threats.

You can learn about its location from Mindil the Untested in Vulkhel Guard, Mighty Mordra in Daggerfall, or Roaring Ramavel in Davon's Watch.

Its dungeon sets are Knightmare, Prayer Shawl, and Spelunker.

Related Quests[edit]

Spindleclutch I[edit]


Normal Enemies[edit]



  • Swarm Mother, a spider queen responsible for the spider infestation
  • The Whisperer, a Spider Daedra responsible for driving the Fighters Guild members insane


Set Name Bonuses Location(s) Set Type
Prayer Shawl

2 items: Adds 25-1096 Maximum Magicka
3 items: Adds 3-129 Spell Damage
4 items: Adds 3-129 Magicka Recovery
5 items: When you overheal yourself or an ally, you grant them a damage shield that absorbs 116-4997 damage for 6 seconds. This effect can occur once every 2 seconds.

Spindleclutch Light Armor

2 items: Adds 25-1096 Maximum Stamina
3 items: Adds 3-129 Stamina Recovery
4 items: Adds 3-129 Weapon Damage
5 items: Reduces the cost of your Undaunted abilities by 10%. When an ally uses one of your Undaunted ability synergies you restore 16-730 Magicka and Stamina. This effect can occur once every 5 seconds.

Spindleclutch Medium Armor

2 items: Adds 34-1487 Armor
3 items: Adds 28-1206 Maximum Health
4 items: Adds 3-129 Weapon Damage
5 items: When you deal melee damage, you apply Minor Maim to all enemies within 8 meters of you for 2 seconds, reducing their damage done by 15%.

Spindleclutch Heavy Armor
Swarm Mother

1 item: Adds 25-1096 Maximum Stamina
1 item: Adds 25-1096 Maximum Magicka
2 items: When you block an attack from an enemy that is between 8 and 22 meters from you, you spin strands of spider silk to pull the enemy to you. This effect can occur once every 1 second.

Monster Helm Sets


There are several Achievements associated with this dungeon:

Achievement Points Description
ON-icon-achievement-Group Dungeon.png Spindleclutch I Vanquisher 10 Defeat the Swarm Mother and the Whisperer in Spindleclutch I.
ON-icon-achievement-Rank.png Spindleclutch I Conqueror 10 Defeat Spindlekin, the Swarm Mother, Cerise the Widow-Maker, Big Rabbu, and the Whisperer in Veteran Spindleclutch I.
ON-icon-achievement-Veteran Undaunted.png Quiet at Last 50 Defeat the Whisperer in Veteran Spindleclutch I, after invoking the Scroll of Glorious Battle.
ON-icon-achievement-Veteran Dungeon.png Veteran Corrupted Slayer 10 Defeat 350 Corrupted in Veteran Spindleclutch I.
ON-icon-achievement-Veteran Dungeon.png Veteran Spider Slayer 10 Defeat 600 Spiders in Veteran Spindleclutch I.
ON-icon-achievement-UD Skill Master.png Spindleclutch I Survivor 50 Defeat the Swarm Mother and the Whisperer in Veteran Spindleclutch I, without suffering a group member death.
ON-icon-achievement-Veteran Speed.png Spindleclutch I Assassin 50 Defeat the Swarm Mother and the Whisperer in Veteran Spindleclutch I within twenty minutes of starting the dungeon. Timer starts when players engage the first group of spiders.


  • Before dungeon scaling was introduced in Update 5, Normal Spindleclutch was designed for levels 12-15, and Veteran Spindleclutch was designed for Veteran Ranks 1-5.
  • Prior to Update 12, Spindleclutch I was only available in Normal mode, and Spindleclutch II was only available in Veteran mode. These were named Spindleclutch and Veteran Spindleclutch respectively.
  • Mike Finnagan, Dungeon Lead for ESO, revealed on 23rd June 2016 that there was a standing joke relating to this dungeon among the Dungeon Team. He said, "When developing Spindleclutch, everytime we would mention the name we would make this high pitched hair metal screech of the name and play air guitar. It became this kind of running gag with the dungeon team. It got to the point that we went to Bethesda and asked if we could make shirts for our team so, everyone on the team at the time has a shirt with a stylized Spindleclutch (like an 80s Hair Metal band concert shirt) logo and the teams birthdate and places on the back made to look like tour dates".