Spider (5e)

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Spider Overview

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Spiders (order Icon External Link.svg Araneae) are air-breathing arthropod Icon External Link.svgs that have eight legs and chelicerae Icon External Link.svg with fangs able to inject venom Icon External Link.svg. They are the largest order of arachnid Icon External Link.svgs… Spiders are found worldwide on every continent except for Antarctica Icon External Link.svg, and have become established in nearly every habitat Icon External Link.svg

Anatomically, spiders differ from other arthropods in that the usual body segments Icon External Link.svg are fused into two tagmata Icon External Link.svg, the cephalothorax Icon External Link.svg and abdomen Icon External Link.svg, and joined by a small, cylindrical pedicel Icon External Link.svg. Unlike insect Icon External Link.svgs, spiders do not have antennae Icon External Link.svg. In all except the most primitive group, the Mesothelae Icon External Link.svg, spiders have the most centralized nervous systems of all arthropods, as all their ganglia Icon External Link.svg are fused into one mass in the cephalothorax. Unlike most arthropods, spiders have no extensor Icon External Link.svg muscles in their limbs and instead extend them by hydraulic pressure.

Their abdomens bear appendages that have been modified into spinneret Icon External Link.svgs that extrude silk Icon External Link.svg from up to six types of glands. Spider web Icon External Link.svgs vary widely in size, shape and the amount of sticky thread used. It now appears that the spiral orb web may be one of the earliest forms, and spiders that produce tangled cobwebs are more abundant and diverse than orb-web spider Icon External Link.svgs.

List of Spiders[edit]

(13 official and unofficial Spiders)

Name Type Subtype Size HP CR (XP) Alignment Habitat Source
Swarm of Spiders Swarm Beast, Insect, Spider Medium 22 1/2 (100) Unaligned Desert, Forest, Grassland, Hill, Swamp, Underdark, Underground, Urban SRD5, MM5
Roil (Individual) Monstrosity Spider, Phase Spider Large 32 3 (700) Unaligned Desert, Forest, Grassland, Hill, Underdark, Underground, Urban GoS, SRD5
Spider Overview Overview Beast, Spider Arctic, Coastal, Desert, Forest, Grassland, Hill, Mountain, Swamp, Underdark, Underground, Urban Varied
Spider Beast Spider Tiny 1 0 (10) Unaligned Arctic, Coastal, Desert, Forest, Grassland, Hill, Mountain, Swamp, Underdark, Underground, Urban SRD5
Deep Spider Beast Spider, Sword Spider Huge 95 7 (2,900) Unaligned Minsc and Boo's Journal of Villainy
Giant Spider Beast Spider Large 26 1 (200) Unaligned Desert, Forest, Swamp, Underdark, Underground, Urban SRD5
Mammoth Spider Beast Spider Huge 95 5 (1,800) Unaligned Rlyehable
Phase Spider Monstrosity Spider, Phase Spider Large 32 3 (700) Unaligned Desert, Forest, Grassland, Hill, Underdark, Underground, Urban SRD5
Sword Spider Beast Spider, Sword Spider Large 45 3 (700) Unaligned Minsc and Boo's Journal of Villainy
Giant Wolf Spider Beast Spider Medium 11 1/4 (50) Unaligned Coastal, Desert, Forest, Grassland, Hill SRD5
Steeder Overview Overview Beast, Steeder, Spider Out of the Abyss
Female Steeder Beast Steeder, Spider Large 30 1 (200) Unaligned Underdark, Underground Out of the Abyss
Male Steeder Monstrosity Spider, Steeder Medium 13 1/4 (50) Unaligned Underdark, Underground Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes

Sources and Notes[edit]

  1. Wikipedia - Spider (excerpt, accessed 2020-04-03). Licensed CC-BY-SA.

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HabitatArctic +, Coastal +, Desert +, Forest +, Grassland +, Hill +, Mountain +, Swamp +, Underdark +, Underground + and Urban +
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