Spider Eye

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Spider Eye
Spider Eye.png



Poison (0:04)




Yes (64)

Data value

dec: 375 hex: 177 bin: 101110111



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, however do not drop 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 12 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


Sound Subtitle Namespaced ID Subtitle ID Source Pitch Volume Attenuation distance
Eating entity.generic.eat subtitles.entity.generic.eat ? ? ? 16
Burp entity.player.burp subtitles.entity.player.burp ? ? ? 16


Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Namespaced ID
Advancement-plain-raw.png HusbandryThe world is full of friends and foodEat anything that can be eaten.husbandry/root
Advancement-fancy-raw.png A Balanced DietEat everything that is edible, even if it's not good for youA Seedy PlaceEat each of these 38 foods. In Java Edition 1.15,‌[upcoming] consuming a honey bottle is also required for the advancement. Other foods are ignored for the 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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