Cave Spider

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Cave Spider
Cave Spider.png
Health points

12Heart.svg × 6

Attack strength

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

Size

Height: 0.5 Blocks
Width: 0.7 Blocks

Spawn

Abandoned mineshafts

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

5

Sounds
Internal ID

JE: 59
BE: 40

Namespaced ID

cave_spider

Cave spiders are small, venomous variants of spiders that live in abandoned mineshafts.

Spawning[edit]

Monster spawners[edit]

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

Drops[edit]

When killed, a cave spider will drop

They also have a 13 chance of dropping a spider eye when killed by a player or tamed wolf. The maximum amount of spider eyes is increased by 1 per level of Looting. The chance of a cave spider not dropping any spider eyes can be found using the formula 2 / (Looting Level + 3). For example, Looting III gives a 13 chance of not dropping any spider eyes. All other amounts have an equal chance of occurring.

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 4Poisoned Heart.svgPoisoned Heart.svg damage. On hard difficulty, it lasts for 15 seconds and can cause up to 10Poisoned 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 1Half Heart.svg.

Data values[edit]

Cave spiders have entity data associated with them that contain various properties of the mob.

Advancements[edit]

Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Internal ID
Advancement-plain-raw.png AdventureAdventure, exploration, and combatKill any entity, or be killed by any entity.minecraft:adventure/root
Advancement-plain-raw.png Monster HunterKill any hostile monsterAdventureKill one of these 25 mobs. Other mobs are ignored for this advancement.minecraft:adventure/kill_a_mob
Advancement-fancy-raw.png Monsters HuntedKill one of every hostile monsterMonster HunterKill each of these 25 mobs. Other mobs may be killed, but are ignored for the advancement.minecraft:adventure/kill_all_mobs

History[edit]

Java Edition Beta
1.8Pre-releaseCave Spider Revision 1.png Added cave spiders.
Java Edition
1.0.0?The cave spider's health points have now been reduced from 20Heart.svg × 10 to 12Heart.svg × 6.
1.2.112w06aCave spiders will now swim extremely fast with the water stream towards the player, but seem to be almost not moving against the water stream.
Cave spiders can now climb ice blocks.
1.814w06aCave spiders can now no longer draw line of sight through opaque blocks.
Cave spiders have now been given the new AI that regular spiders have received.
14w11aCave spiders will now run away from creepers that are about to explode.
?The cave spider's venom is now no longer neutralized by splash potions of weakness, which may or may not be a bug.
1.8.1pre1Cave spiders will now no longer run away from creepers that are about to explode.
1.1116w32aThe cave spider's entity ID has now been changed from CaveSpider to cave_spider.
October 16, 2017Cave Spider.png Jasper Boerstra tweets an image of an updated cave spider texture.
1.1418w43aCave Spider.png Changed the texture of cave spiders.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.11.0build 1Cave Spider Revision 1.png Added cave spiders with their jockey variant.
0.12.1build 1Cave spiders will now have a walking sound.
Cave spiders can now spawn with wither skeletons riding them when spawning as spider jockey in the Nether.
Cave spiders will now drop spider eyes.
0.14.0build 1Cave spiders can now be ridden by baby zombies and baby zombie villagers.
0.15.0Cave spiders can now spawn with strays riding them when spawning as spider jockey in snowy biome with a view of the sky.
Cave spiders can now be ridden by baby husks.
Pocket Edition
1.1.0alpha 1.1.0.0The cave spider's entity ID has now been changed from cavespider to cave_spider.
The cave spider's poison time from attack has now been changed to be based on difficulty.
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Cave Spider.png Changed the texture of cave spiders.
Legacy Console Edition
TU5CU11.0Patch 1Cave Spider Revision 1.png Added cave spiders.
TU12Cave spiders will now swim extremely fast with the water stream towards the player, but seem to be almost motionless against the water stream.
Cave spiders can now climb ice blocks.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.90Cave Spider.png Changed the texture of cave spiders.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Cave Spider Revision 1.png Added cave spiders.

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%.
  • If directly hit from a Splash potion of harming ( Instant Damage II ) it will immediately kill a cave spider.

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