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Spiders are multi-legged creatures that come in a myriad of sizes. Giant spiders are dangerous foes, being incredibly aggressive carnivores. They move very quickly and deal damage with their claws and fangs. Through their abdomen, spiders are able to excrete a sticky, thin substance called spider silk. With it, spiders perfect their dwellings, sealing unwanted exits/entrances and constructing a web which they can use to quickly transverse to any space within their abode. They are known to encase their victims in silken cocoons and sometimes paralyze them so that they can feed on them later.
Spiders are said to live upwards of 1,000 years.
They tend to inhabit underground caves where the moisture keeps their chitinous skin pliable.
Their broods operate under a matriarchy with a brood mother or spider queen.
- Spider's Milk
Biting Bloodweaver, Mammoth Spider, Mind Spider, Skein Spider, Spider Guardian, Spider Savager, Venomspit Spider, Websnare Spider
Albino spiders are medium and white found on Solstheim.
Frostbite spiders are native to Skyrim. They can be found in their underground nests, or roaming the wilderness. Their lairs are often covered in webs, which can cause obstructions. They spit poisonous venom at their prey from a distance, and leap at them to attack with pincers if they get too close. Frostbite Venom is often harvested from the spiders for use as a poison. Spider Eggs can be taken from the sacs in their web for use in alchemy. These spiders usually take on a brown and grey coloration, although they can also be blue.
Tenmar Mountain Spider
Diamond Spider Queen
The Web Mother
The Web Mother was the spider queen to the population of spiders used as livestock for their silk in a town in Cyrodiil. Circa 4E 180, the scents that the farmers used to trick the Web Mother into considering them friendly stopped working, and the town was soon overrun with the spiders. The Warrior arrived and killed the spiders, destroyed the eggs that were laid in the town. Then, the Hero continued into the nest where the Web Mother was too large to leave and slew her.
- Some Daedra, especially Mephala and those in service to her, have spider-like features, such as Skein Spiders, Spider Daedra, Spiderlings, and Spiderkith.
- The Dwemer constructed automatons evocative of spiders called Dwarven Spiders. Likewise, some fabricants of the Clockwork City are spider-like, such as the firepot spiders and dancing spiders.
Entrance to Dwemer ruin Nchuand-Zel made home to a giant spider
A Man in a spider's cocoon
A Dunmer bound in spiderwebs
Depiction of a spider attack from Harvesting Frostbite Spider Venom
- For game-specific information, see the Arena, Daggerfall, Shadowkey, ESO, Legends, and Blades articles.