Spider, Black Widow


6’ long, black spiders with a red hourglass pattern on their abdomens. Dwell in web-filled lairs and sometimes prey on humans.

Armour Class 6 [13]
Hit Dice 3* (13hp)
Attacks 1 × bite (2d6 + poison)
THAC0 17 [+2]
Movement 60’ (20’) / 120’ (40’) in webs
Saving Throws D12 W13 P14 B15 S16 (2)
Morale 8
Alignment Neutral
XP 50
Number Appearing 1d3 (1d3)
Treasure Type U

  • Poison: Causes death in 1 turn (save versus poison).
  • Webs: Creatures caught in webs become entangled and unable to move. Breaking free depends on Strength: 2d4 turns for strength in the normal human range; 4 rounds for strength above 18; 2 rounds for creatures with giant strength. The webs can be destroyed by fire in two rounds. All creatures in a flaming web suffer 1d6 points of damage.

See Spider, Giant for more information.