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Cave Spider

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Cave Spider
Cave Spider.png

Health points

12 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svg)

Attack strength

Easy: 2 (Heart.svg)
Normal: 2 (Poisoned Heart.svg)
Hard: 3 (Poisoned Heart.svgPoisoned Half Heart.svg)
Venom:
1 (Poisoned Half Heart.svg) per 1.25 sec
Hard:
Poison
for 15 sec (Poisoned Heart.svgPoisoned Heart.svgPoisoned Heart.svgPoisoned Heart.svgPoisoned Heart.svg)
Normal:
Poison
for 7 sec (Poisoned Heart.svgPoisoned Heart.svg)

Size

Height: 0.5 Blocks
Width: 0.7 Blocks

Spawn

Abandoned mineshafts

First appearances

See History

Common drops
Uncommon drops

  • Spider Eye
    (13 chance) when killed by the player
Experience

5

Sounds
Internal ID

JE: 59
BE: 40

Entity ID

cave_spider

Cave Spiders are neutral mobs that live in abandoned mineshafts and can inflict poison.

Spawning[edit]

Monster spawners[edit]

Cave Spiders spawn from monster spawners in abandoned mineshafts. They are surrounded by cobwebs in corridors.

Drops[edit]

They drop 0–2 string. They also have a 13 chance to drop a spider eye if killed by a player. They drop 5 experience when killed by a player or tamed wolf.

Behavior[edit]

Cave Spiders inherit most of their behavior from regular spiders:

  • Neutral under daylight or in light levels of 9 or above, otherwise they are hostile. However, once they become hostile, light does not affect them.
  • Can climb walls when needed.
  • Attack by leaping at their targeted entity.
  • Are unaffected by cobwebs and poison.
  • Can spawn spider jockeys in the Bedrock Edition.

However, they have some distinctions from regular spiders:

  • Can fit through a space that is one block wide and ½ block tall.
  • Can go through the spaces between two different types of (unconnected) fences.
  • Cannot spawn with status effects.

Cave Spiders, being arthropods, are weak against weapons with the Bane of Arthropods enchantment.

Venom[edit]

On normal or hard difficulty, cave spiders inflict
Poison
upon attacking.[1] On normal difficulty, the poison lasts for 7 seconds and can cause up to 4 (Poisoned Heart.svgPoisoned Heart.svg) damage. On hard difficulty, it lasts for 15 seconds and can cause up to 10 (Poisoned Heart.svgPoisoned Heart.svgPoisoned Heart.svgPoisoned Heart.svgPoisoned Heart.svg) damage. Note that even on hard, poison damage is not taken when health is at 1 (Half Heart.svg).

Data values[edit]

See also: Chunk format

Cave Spiders have entity data associated with them that contain various properties of the mob. Their entity ID is cave_spider.

Advancements[edit]

Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Internal ID
Advancement-plain-raw.png
Adventure Adventure, exploration, and combat Kill any entity, or be killed by any entity. minecraft:adventure/root
Advancement-plain-raw.png
Monster Hunter Kill any hostile monster Adventure Kill one of these 24 mobs. Other mobs are ignored for this advancement. minecraft:adventure/kill_a_mob
Advancement-fancy-raw.png
Monsters Hunted Kill one of every hostile monster Monster Hunter Kill each of these 24 mobs. Other mobs may be killed, but are ignored for the advancement. minecraft:adventure/kill_all_mobs

History[edit]

Beta
1.8 Pre-release Added Cave Spiders.
Official release
1.0.0 ? Cave Spiders' health points reduced from 20 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svg) to 12 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svg).
1.2.1 12w06a Cave Spiders swim extremely fast with the water stream towards the player, but seem to be almost not moving against the water stream. They can also climb ice blocks.
1.8 14w06a Cave Spiders can no longer draw line of sight through opaque blocks, and have been given the new AI that regular spiders have recieved.
14w11a Cave Spiders now run away from creepers that are about to explode.
? Cave Spiders' venom is no longer neutralized by splash potions of weakness, which may or may not be a bug.
1.8.1 pre1 Cave Spiders no longer run away from creepers that are about to explode.
1.11 16w32a Cave Spiders' entity ID is changed from CaveSpider to cave_spider.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.11.0 build 1 Added Cave Spiders.
0.12.1 build 1 Cave Spiders now have a walking sound.
build 1 Cave Spiders now drop spider eyes.
Pocket Edition
1.1 build 1 Cave Spiders' entity ID is changed from cavespider to cave_spider.
Poison time from attack is now based on difficulty.
Legacy Console Edition
TU5 CU1 1.0 Patch 1 Added Cave Spiders.
TU12 Cave Spiders swim extremely fast with the water stream towards the player, but seem to be almost motionless against the water stream. They can also climb ice blocks.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Cave Spider" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit]

  • While a cave spider's hitbox is only 13.9% the volume of a normal spider's, its model's volume is 34.3% as large. The shadow is even larger: compared to the normal spider's shadow it has an area of 49%.

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