Wolf spider

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For a list of all arthropods, see list of arthropods.

wolf spider sWolf spider.png
HP 36-74
HD 11
XP 567
Speed 15
AC 3
EV 10
MR 20
Attack1 25 (hit: plain)
Attack2 15 (bite: poison)


Type of Meat Inedible
Resistances None
Vulnerabilities Poison
Habitat Land
Intelligence Animal
Uses Uses nothing
Holiness Natural
Size Medium
Type spider, wolf spider
Flags Web sense
No skeleton
Web sense
A hairy fast-moving hunting spider with vicious mandibles. It roams the dungeon in search of prey, which it kills with its deadly venom.

Useful Info

Wolf spiders are one of the simpler arachnids, but also one of the most durable and vicious. They can outrun spriggans, have far more HP than most spiders, and pack a painful, poisonous bite that can tear up a low-on-mana caster quickly. Even worse, while they may be encountered alone, they also appear in large groups with other spider varieties. They can occasionally be found in the Dungeon and the Vaults, and are very common in the Spider's Nest.

Tips & Tricks

  • Although poison resistance will mostly prevent their bites from poisoning you, they still do heavy damage. Decent AC and EV are strongly recommended.
  • Like most bugs, wolf spiders are vulnerable to poison. Mephitic Clouding a crowd of them should create a lot of dead spiders very quickly.
  • Ignite Poison also works well, especially since you'll probably be fighting a few other kinds of spiders at the same time.