For a list of all arthropods, see list of arthropods.
|A spider which weaves webs between its front legs and leaps at its prey, ensnaring them. The speed with which it leaps is almost supernatural.|
Jumping spiders are small, poisonous spiders that attack in a unique way; they can quickly "jump" (blink) into melee range with you, and their bite attacks have a 50% chance to ensnare you as though you'd just walked into a web trap. This can leave you defenseless for several turns while the jumping spider and anything else around tears you to pieces. They also have a moderately powerful poison attack. They can be found in the Spider's Nest and near its entrance in Lair.
Some monsters will summon them via the Summon Vermin spell.
Tips & Tricks
- When facing groups of various kinds of spiders in the Spider's Nest, prioritizing targets can be tricky. Jumping spiders can cover a lot of distance in a very short time and can disable you with very lethal consequences, so try to target them first if possible. Even severe poisoning can be remedied with a single potion of curing after all.
- Spellcasting is not inhibited by being entangled, so consider nuking everything around you before spending several turns struggling to escape.