Spider Eye

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Spider Eye
Spider Eye.png



2 ()
Poison (0:04)




Yes (64)

Duncan Geere Mojang avatar.png

Spiders were added to Minecraft in late 2009, but it wasn’t until the version 1.0 pre-release, in September 2011, that it became possible to obtain their eyes. A spider, or cave spider, has the chance to drop a single spider eye when killed by the player. You can also find spider eyes in some desert temple chests, or when killing witches.

Duncan Geere[1]

A spider eye is a poisonous food and brewing item.



Spiders and cave spiders have a 13 chance of dropping a spider eye when killed by a player or tamed wolf, but not when killed by environmental damage (such as falling). The maximum amount of spider eyes is increased by 1 per level of Looting. The chance of a 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.


Witches have a chance of dropping 0–6 spider eyes upon death. This is increased by 3 per level of Looting, for a maximum of 0-15 spider eyes.


Spider eyes can be found in 28.7% of desert temple chests in stacks of 1–3.



When eaten, a spider eye restores 2 () hunger points and 3.2 saturation points, giving a nourishment value of 1.6. It also applies a poison effect lasting 4 seconds to the player, causing 4♥♥ damage, which reduces hunger/saturation by 6 points.

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Fermented Spider Eye Brown Mushroom +
Sugar +
Spider Eye

Brewing ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Brewing recipe
Mundane Potion Spider Eye +
Water Bottle

Potion of Poison Spider Eye +
Awkward Potion


Java Edition:

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDSubtitle keyVolumePitchAttenuation distance
Eating? Eating one single foodentity.generic.eat subtitles.entity.generic.eat ? ? ?
Burp? Eating a singular foodentity.generic.burp subtitles.entity.generic.burp ? ? ?
Gear equippedPlayersSometimes when eating in survival
See MC-97507
item.armor.equip_generic subtitles.item.armor.equip 1.01.016


Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Namespaced ID


HusbandryThe world is full of friends and foodEat anything that can be eaten.husbandry/root


A Balanced DietEat everything that is edible, even if it's not good for youA Seedy PlaceEat each of these 39 foods. Other foods are ignored for this advancement.husbandry/balanced_diet



Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 2Spider Eye Revision 1.png Added spider eyes.
Spider eyes can be used to craft fermented spider eyes.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 3Spider eye can now be brewed in a water bottle to create a Mundane Potion, or in an Awkward Potion to create a Potion of Poison.
1.4.212w38bSpider eyes can now be dropped by witches.
1.915w44aSpider eyes can now be found in desert temple chests.
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 375.
1.1418w43aSpider Eye.png The texture of spider eyes has now been changed.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.12.1build 1Spider Eye Revision 1.png Added spider eyes.
Spider eyes can be used to craft fermented spider eyes and for brewing.
0.13.0build 1Spider eyes can now be found in desert temple chests.
0.14.0build 1Spider eyes can now dropped by witches.
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta Eye.png The texture of spider eyes has now been changed.
Legacy Console Edition
TU7CU11.0Patch 1Spider Eye Revision 1.png Added spider eyes.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.90Spider Eye.png The texture of spider eyes has now been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Spider Eye Revision 1.png Added spider eyes.


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