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Cave Spider
Cave Spider
150
20
3
3
5
-15/min
Special Ability
Can hide in their shell which absorbs 75% damage
Monster Meat.png50% or Silk.png25% or Spider Gland.png25%
Spawns from
Spilagmite.png Relic Chair.png Ancient Pseudoscience Station Build.png(Hammer.png)
"spider_hider"
Wilson Portrait.png
Gah! More spiders!

Wilson

Willow Portrait.png
What a frustrating jerk!

Willow

Wolfgang Portrait.png
Is scared spider!

Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait.png
A cowardly spider.

Wendy

WX-78 Portrait.png
AN ARMORED SPIDER

WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait.png
An arachnid with a thick carapace.

Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait.png
Tricky devil!

Woodie

Waxwell Portrait.png
It's a tricky one.

Maxwell

Wigfrid Portrait.png
I'll smash yöu!

Wigfrid

Webber Portrait.png
Friends!

Webber

Walani Portrait.png
I see you over there!

Walani

Warly Portrait.png
A spider that turtles!

Warly

Woodlegs Portrait.png
Infernal spiders!

Woodlegs


Cave Spiders are a Cave-dwelling type of Spider which have a shell-like carapace which they can close to hide and protect themselves from damage. They spawn from Spilagmites along with Spitters. They have one large red eye and a gaping maw with the shell making up their 'head'. Like the Spitter, Cave Spiders will emit low pitched roars, as opposed to the other spiders high pitched gurgling growls.

Reign of Giants icon.pngReign of Giants[edit | edit source]

In the Reign of Giants DLC, Cave Spiders are neutral to and can be befriended with Meats by Webber.

Spear.png Hunting[edit | edit source]

Cave Spiders differ from other Spiders because of their shell-armor. After two hits, they will close up the shell which absorbs 75% of damage. After a few seconds, they will open their shell and begin to attack again, at which point they are vulnerable. These Spiders can be stunlocked while they are out of the shell and will stay inside as long as they are being attacked, which means they are relatively easy to kill with patience.

Cave Spiders will follow the character when wearing the Spiderhat. However, caution must be taken as the combination of the Spiderhat and multiple spider followers can drastically decrease Sanity, which can be difficult to manage since it is always considered Night underground. Also, it is important to watch the Spiderhat's durability level as the Cave Spiders and Spitters will become hostile when it runs out.

Below is the number of hits it takes with each weapon to kill Cave Spiders when playing with characters with a default damage modifier. The Weather Pain is not included due to the random nature of its projectile.

Weapon Fishing Rod.pngBug Net.png Lucy the Axe.png Shovel.png Pitchfork.png

Hammer.png Torch.png Umbrella.png

Walking Cane.png Willow's Lighter.png

Axe.png Pickaxe.png

Luxury Axe.png Opulent Pickaxe.png

Boomerang.png

PickSlashAxe.pngSpear.png

Fire Dart.png Fire Staff.png

Bat Bat.png Ham Bat.png Morning Star.png Tentacle Spike.png Battle Spear.png

Thulecite Club.png Dark Sword.png

Tooth Trap.png Slurtle Slime.png

Blow Dart.png Gunpowder.pngOld Bell.png
No. of hits for
Cave Spider.png
36 12 9 6 5 4 3-6 3 or 4 3 2 1

Prototype.png Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Be aware that Spilagmites will also spawn Spitters. Spilagmites can be mined to keep the spiders from respawning.
  • Wolfgang can easily kill Cave Spiders with 3 hits from a Spear or 2 hits from a Tentacle Spike or Dark Sword. Dealing with Cave Spiders (as well as many other enemies) as a Werebeaver means one bite does the same damage as a hit from a Tentacle Spike.
  • It is recommended that players equip a Miner Hat while fighting these creatures. It allows the player to see other mobs that might be attacking. Alternatively dropping one or more Lanterns in the area you're fighting is also effective, or better still aim to fight in an area that's already lit up naturally (e.g. by Light Flowers).
  • Bunnymen are hostile to Cave Spiders and other underground monsters. It is therefore useful to lure Cave Spiders into Bunnyman villages.
  • Cave Spiders will attack Rock Lobsters on sight, which will almost always end with a Cave Spider loss because an average Rock Lobster can easily kill a Cave Spider in few hits without much damage to itself.

Blueprint.png Gallery[edit | edit source]

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