Giant spider
Location Random
Monster type Animal
Alignment Neutral
Unique? No
Sees invisible? No
Sees in the dark? No
Magic resistance None
Picks up items? No
1.1.1 KPL 12

Giant spiders are monsters in ADOM. Like all spiders, they are able to spin webs and have a poisonous melee attack. They can also be summoned en masse by dark elven spellcasting monsters. Their poisonous attacks can be dangerous to early game PCs.

In version 1.1.1, giant spiders were prone to becoming very high leveled later in the game due to Uberjackal effect, since many of them are generated by summoners and thus killed in large numbers throughout the game.

Special abilities[]

Common stats[]

Level: 5, DV: 16, PV: 1, Hits: 50, Attacks: 1, Damage: 4-10. Speed: 100.

Corpse effects[]

Dark elves enjoy eating spiders, while PCs of all other races vomit and become poisoned after eating them. All PCs have a high chance of gaining intrinsic poison resistance as well after eating a corpse.

Monster memory[]

Standard description

Among the largest of the arachnids, these have been reported as tall as a human, with long fangs ready to deliver a potent poison. At his size, the light fur covering the shell is apparent. Dark elves have been known to wear armor made from these beasts, although the secret of the making is closely held.

Alternate description

These spiders are larger and more aggressive than even the well-known large spider. Aside from being about 12 ft in diameter, it has a poisonous bite. Because of their size, giant spiders are almost always hungry. It seems to be eyeing you for its next meal.