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broodmother sBroodmother.png
HP 92-187
HD 12
XP 924
Speed 12
AC 2
EV 4
Will 60
Attack1 40 (bite: spider)

Resistances None
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Land
Intelligence Animal
Uses Uses nothing
Holiness Natural
Size Giant
Type spider, broodmother
Flags No skeleton
Web immune
A massive spider swollen with eggs. Its innumerable offspring are always at its call.

Useful Info

Broodmothers are enormous spiders found in the Spider's Nest. They have respectable combat stats, but also constantly summon smaller spiders in combat.


Spell set I
Slot1 Summon Spiders Natural flag

Tips & Tricks

  • Unlike most spiders, broodmothers are not weak to poison, though not resistant, either. Spells like Olgreb's Toxic Radiance can wear down the summons and the mother, but the broodmother's large HP pool makes taking on them directly with Poison Magic less than ideal.


  • Broodmothers were added in 0.28.