Wilson Portrait
Looks even meaner than usual.


Willow Portrait
Maybe I could kill it... with FIRE.


Wolfgang Portrait
This one extra scary.


Wendy Portrait
A warrior of the night!


WX-78 Portrait


Wickerbottom Portrait
It appears to be of the warrior caste.


Woodie Portrait
They come in yellow now?


Waxwell Portrait
It's a specialized form.


Wigfrid Portrait
The champiön öf the spiders. Tö battle!


Webber Portrait
Can you teach us to fight good?


Walani Portrait
Back off, you're germy!


Warly Portrait
Does this mean you are even more warlike than the others?


Woodlegs Portrait
Eight legs ta lub th'land wit'.


Wormwood Portrait
Angry Leggy Bug


Winona Portrait
You'll look better on the underside of my workboot.


Wortox Portrait
I'd be okay eating his soul, I think.


Wurt Portrait
Spiderfolk warrior...


Spider Warriors are more dangerous versions of normal Spiders which only come out if their Spider Den is attacked or if a Spider is attacked near the Den (on the Webbing in the Reign of Giants DLC, instead). However, the Den has to be a two or three tier in order for them to spawn from it. They are also spawned by a Spider Queen occasionally.

Spider Warriors are easily distinguished from regular Spiders by the yellow stripes on their bodies, which is also the reason they are sometimes referred to as Tiger Spiders. They are also slightly larger than Spiders, and are able to jump at the Player from a distance.

Brain BehaviorEdit

Spider Warriors emerge when their Spider Den is attacked or a spider is attacked on the sticky webbing. They will growl when they first spawn and then immediately begin to chase the Player or any other creature that may have disturbed the den. Spider Warriors attack by leaping if their enemy is at a distance and snapping up close. After a short time, they will give up the chase, but tend to follow the Player for a longer distance than normal Spiders do. They will then return to the area near the den but will stay outside until morning. Sleeping Spider Warriors wake up at farther range than normal Spiders. Spider Warriors are absent from first-tier Spider Dens, but will always be present in second- and third-tier Dens, unless the Dens have been completely emptied by killing the spiders inside before more can spawn.

Spear Hunting Edit

Spider Warriors are faster than normal Spiders, have twice as much health, and jump when they attack. Their attack has a considerable range, but it can be dodged if the Player is quick enough to get out of the way. Once a Spider Warrior has attacked, it has a brief cooldown period where it cannot strike again. During this time, it can be hit with any weapon, usually requiring a half dozen or more hits to kill one. Sometimes trying to stun-lock them won't work like normal spiders and will require careful kiting, walking cane or roads are recommended.

Spider Warriors can also be killed using Traps as described in the section above. Spider Warriors will sometimes be caught in traps even if they jump over them while attacking.

Below is the number of hits it takes with each weapon to kill 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 RodBug Net Lucy the Axe Shovel Pitchfork

Hammer Torch Umbrella

Walking Cane Willow's Lighter

Axe Pickaxe

Luxury Axe Opulent Pickaxe


PickSlashAxe Spear Bat Bat Ham Bat Morning Star Slurtle Slime Tentacle Spike

Battle Spear Fire Dart

Fire Staff

Tooth TrapThulecite Club Dark Sword Blow Dart GunpowderOld Bell
No. of hits for
Spider Warrior
48 15 12 8 7 6 5 4-7 3 or 5 4 4 3 2 1

Usage & Farming Edit

Although they are a dangerous foe early on and a constant nuisance during the late game, Spiders have many usages. Firstly, they are a renewable source of Spider Glands, which are an important ingredient in many useful healing items, and Monster Meat, which can be used as a filler ingredient in Crock Pot recipes. They are also the only source of Silk in the game other than from shaving Webber's beard. All of these things make them a good candidate for farming, which can be done fairly easily. Simply planting one or two dens inside a space enclosed with walls will usually be sufficient to contain them, as they will not often attempt to break down the walls, and will usually not succeed in doing so before night falls if they do. Once an enclosure has been established, the Player has several methods of killing them. Building a spider enclosure around a Tentacle is also a good idea, as the Spiders will instantly aggro on it as soon as they emerge from their Den, will send wave after wave against it to little or no effect, and will not prioritize eating drops from slain Spiders over attacking the Tentacle. However, the Player should beware of the Tentacle when picking up the drops.

The Player must take great care not to leave the Den unattended for too long, or it may eventually spawn a Spider Queen, a very dangerous foe who can potentially overrun an entire base.

In addition, if playing as Webber, Spiders can become valuable allies, especially when Spider Warriors are present, as they will attack both monsters and wild animals due to their high aggression, even without being bribed. A usual tactic is to gather an angry mass of foes and then lead them back to the Spiders, allowing the two sides to destroy each other. The Player needs to be careful of being hit by either party, and should not forget to collect all the drops, or the Spiders will eat them. Building a base close to one or more Spider Dens (again, playing as Webber) also offers some insurance from Batilisk and Hound attacks.

Shipwrecked icon ShipwreckedEdit

In the Shipwrecked DLC, Spider Warriors present a greater threat, as they are able to Poison players and other mobs. The effect of poison may be cured with an Anti Venom, or be prevented by wearing a Seashell Suit or a Horned Helmet. In addition to this, Spider Warriors are much larger and have a more greenish tint to their appearance.

Placeholder TriviaEdit

  • Spider Warriors were added in in the update, Long Live the Queen.
  • Spiders are the mobs with the highest variation in the game, with six variations when their queen is included, and seven when the Shipwrecked Spider Warrior variant is included, and eight when the Don't Starve Together's Shattered Spider. Three are found on the surface (and are from the same "spider family", since they may all spawn from the same den/orifice, and the queen spawns from a teir three den), two are found in the first level of the Caves (which are also related, since they may also spawn from the same Spilagmite), while the final Spider (the Dangling Depth Dweller) is found in the Ruins. The Shipwrecked Warriors are found in Tier 2 and 3 surface spider dens along with normal spiders, and the Shattered Spiders spawn from Shattered Spider Holes on the Lunar Island in DST.
  • Spider Warriors are based on jumping spiders but are colored like venomous spiders, which jumping spiders are not.
  • Pigs used to eat dropped meats as fast as the Spiders, but now they have a delay.
  • A safe way to walk around a Spider Den is to walk around the edge of the web. Usually works best if the webs are placed near edges of the map and there is no way around the web from the other side. This can be very useful to avoid fights.
  • All variations of spiders in the game have six legs instead of eight, unlike real spiders.
  • Webber can befriend spiders in a similar fashion that other characters befriend Pigs. As a result, Spiders are not hostile towards Webber, while Pigs are.
  • Spider Warriors are different to normal spiders as they sometimes need to be kited carefully instead of tanking/stun-locking them like normal spiders.
  • Characters have quotes for dead or sleeping Spider Warrior
Wilson Portrait
I should keep my distance.

Wilson, examining a sleeping Spider Warrior

Willow Portrait
Maybe I should just leave that one alone.

Willow, examining a sleeping Spider Warrior

Wolfgang Portrait
I think not smart to poke it.

Wolfgang, examining a sleeping Spider Warrior

Wendy Portrait
I must beware.

Wendy, examining a sleeping Spider Warrior

WX-78 Portrait

WX-78, examining a sleeping Spider Warrior

Wickerbottom Portrait
A well deserved rest, no doubt.

Wickerbottom, examining a sleeping Spider Warrior

Woodie Portrait
You're snoozin' fer a bruisin'.

Woodie, examining a sleeping Spider Warrior

Waxwell Portrait
I don't want to wake that one.

Maxwell, examining a sleeping Spider Warrior

Wigfrid Portrait
It is cowardly to attack a sleeping enemy.

Wigfrid, examining a sleeping Spider Warrior

Webber Portrait
They're so cute when they sleep.

Webber, examining a sleeping Spider Warrior

Warly Portrait
It is having a flashback to the spider war...

Warly, examining a sleeping Spider Warrior

Wormwood Portrait

Wormwood, examining a sleeping Spider Warrior

Winona Portrait
Lazy spider.

Winona, examining a sleeping Spider Warrior

Wortox Portrait
Sweetest dreams now.

Wortox, examining a sleeping Spider Warrior

Wurt Portrait
It dreaming of spider things.

Wurt, examining a sleeping Spider Warrior

Wilson Portrait
Good riddance!

Wilson, examining a dead Spider Warrior

Willow Portrait
He had it coming.

Willow, examining a dead Spider Warrior

Wolfgang Portrait
Not scary now!

Wolfgang, examining a dead Spider Warrior

Wendy Portrait
Alas, brave warrior.

Wendy, examining a dead Spider Warrior

WX-78 Portrait

WX-78, examining a dead Spider Warrior

Wickerbottom Portrait
He gave his life for his queen.

Wickerbottom, examining a dead Spider Warrior

Woodie Portrait

Woodie, examining a dead Spider Warrior

Waxwell Portrait

Maxwell, examining a dead Spider Warrior

Wigfrid Portrait
Victory once again!

Wigfrid, examining a dead Spider Warrior

Webber Portrait
Forgive us, brother.

Webber, examining a dead Spider Warrior

Warly Portrait
It knew the risks.

Warly, examining a dead Spider Warrior

Wormwood Portrait

Wormwood, examining a dead Spider Warrior

Winona Portrait
It's just trying to get out of work.

Winona, examining a dead Spider Warrior

Wortox Portrait
Sorry! I'm sorry.

Wortox, examining a dead Spider Warrior

Wurt Portrait
Victory for Mermfolk!

Wurt, examining a dead Spider Warrior

Blueprint GalleryEdit

Hostile Creatures BatiliskCave SpiderClockwork Bishop (Damaged) • Clockwork Rook (Damaged) • Clockwork Knight (Damaged) • Dangling Depth DwellerDepths WormEwecusFrogGuardian PigGhostShadow CreatureHound (RedBlue) • Killer BeeLureplantMacTuskMermMosquitoSpiderSpider WarriorSpitterTallbirdTentacle (Big TentacleBaby Tentacle) • Wee MacTusk
(Varg Reign of Giants icon) (BirchnutterPoison Birchnut Tree Reign of Giants iconHamlet icon) (Crocodog (BlueYellow) • DragoonFloaty Boaty KnightFlupPirate GhostPoison MosquitoSnakePoison SnakeSea HoundSpider Warrior (Venomous)Stink RaySwordfishWhite Whale Shipwrecked icon) (Ancient SpiritGiant GrubGnat SwarmHanging VineIron HulkMantMasked PigPoison DartfrogScorpionSnaptoothSpider MonkeyVampire BatViperWeevole Hamlet icon) (Clay HoundClay VargCookie CutterGem DeerGrumble BeeHorror HoundLavaeMoonrock PengullShadow PiecesShattered Spider Don't Starve Together icon)
Boss Monsters Ancient GuardianDeerclopsSpider QueenTreeguard
(BeargerDragonflyMoose/Goose Reign of Giants icon) (QuackenSealnadoTiger Shark Shipwrecked icon) (Palm Treeguard Shipwrecked iconHamlet icon) (Ancient HeraldLarge Iron HulkQueen WomantPugalisk Hamlet icon) (Bee QueenKlausMalbatrossReanimated SkeletonToadstool Don't Starve Together icon)
Neutral Animals BeeBeefaloBunnyman (Beardlord) • KoalefantKrampusPengullPig (Werepig) • Rock LobsterSnurtleSlurtleSmallish TallbirdSplumonkey
(BuzzardCatcoonMoslingVolt Goat Reign of Giants icon) (Blue WhaleBottlenose BallphinPrime ApeWater BeefaloWildbore Shipwrecked icon) (Elder MandrakeHippopotamooseMantPikoPlatapinePog Hamlet icon) (GnarwailSaladmanderSkittersquid Don't Starve Together icon)
Passive Animals Baby BeefaloButterflyChesterCrowGobblerMandrakeRabbit (Beardling) • RedbirdSmallbirdSnowbird
(Glommer Reign of Giants icon) (Moleworm Reign of Giants iconHamlet icon) (CormorantCrabbit (Beardling) • DogfishDoydoyFishermermJellyfishPackim BaggimsParrot PirateRainbow JellyfishSeagullSealSharkittenWobster Shipwrecked icon) (ParrotToucan Shipwrecked iconHamlet icon) (Dung BeetleKingfisherPangoldenParrot (Blue)PeagawkPigeonRo BinThunderbird Hamlet icon) (CanaryCarratExtra-Adorable LavaeGrass GekkoHutchMoon MothNo-Eyed DeerPuffinWoven Shadow Don't Starve Together icon)
Traders Pig King
(Yaarctopus Shipwrecked icon) (BankerBeauticianCollectorEruditeFarmerFloristHatmakerHunterMinerMayor TrufflestonPig QueenProfessorShopkeepUsherWorker Hamlet icon) (Antlion Don't Starve Together icon)
Other AbigailCharlieMaxwell
(BFBMaxameleon Hamlet icon) (BernieCrittersGestalt Don't Starve Together icon)
The Forge Don't Starve Together icon Battlemaster PugnaBoarillaCrocommanderGrand Forge BoarriorInfernal SwineclopsMagma GolemPit PigRhinocebroScorpeonSnortoise
The Gorge Don't Starve Together icon BillyMumsyOld BeefaloPebble CrabPigeonPiptonSammySwamp PigSwamp Pig Elder
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