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

Tarantula is a type of monster in ADOM. They are arachnid monsters that spin webs, and can poison the PC upon damaging attacks. On top of the nasty effects of poisoning, tarantulas are quite dangerous opponents in the early game anyway due to their surprising strength and toughness. Whilst a lone tarantula might not be too hard to deal with, unlucky PCs might often find themselves surrounded by them should they encounter a dark elven wizard or other elven caster.

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Level: 1, DV: 14, PV: 6, Hits: 18, Attacks: 1, Damage: 4-14. Speed: 100.

Corpse effects[]

Eating a spider causes PCs other than dark elves to vomit and become poisoned. It also usually grants intrinsic poison resistance, which is definitely a worthwhile trade-off for the negative effects.

Monster memory[]

This is a giant version of the well known arachnid. On its eight legs it can stand as tall as the average human man. Its mandibles drips with a poisonous fluid, which it tries to inject into its victims.