The Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) Wiki
Queen Ariad
Attack Type: Melee
Base Size: Huge (2x2)
Expansion(s): Labyrinth of Ruin
Queen Ariad Lieutenant Pack

For her first form, see Ariad.
For the Agent, see Queen Ariad (Agent).

Queen Ariad is a lieutenant in the Labyrinth of Ruin expansion.


A vile and deeply clever servant of the overlord, Ariad stops at nothing to bring total darkness to the world and its people. Though her motivations are unclear, she remains a dangerous foe not to be underestimated. Ariad’s power only grows greater once she completes her transformation into a horrifying spider: Queen Ariad!

Queen Ariad appears as the main antagonist of the Labyrinth of Ruin campaign. The Queen Ariad Lieutenant Pack includes Queen Ariad's miniature and the Tangled Web plot deck, which focuses on granting bonuses to monsters with the wilderness trait.

Act II[]

Might 3 Knowledge 3 Willpower 3 Awareness 3
Special 1
Special 2
Action: Ancient Curse
Special 3
Action: Pincer Attack
Special 4
Surge: +3 Heart
Heroes Speed Health Defense
2 3 20 1 Black + 1 Gray
3 3 24 2 Black
4 3 28 1 Black + 2 Gray
1 Blue + 1 Red + 1 Green


  • Corrupted: Each time Ariad performs an attack targeting a Cursed hero, add 1 additional yellow power die to her attack pool for each Cursed hero targeted.
  • Ancient Curse: Each hero within 3 spaces of Ariad must test Willpower. Each hero that fails is Cursed.
  • Pincer Attack: Perform an attack targeting up to 2 heroes adjacent to this monster. 1 attack roll is made but each hero rolls defense dice separately. Each target that suffers at least 1 Heart from this attack (after the defense roll) is Immobilized.


Other Appearances[]

  • Runebound (Third Edition) - Caught in a Web Scenario Pack [2016]