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Spiders are arachnid enemies that can be commonly found in most chapters. They move quickly and will go in all directions randomly, making them unpredictable. However, if they have a direct line of sight on Isaac, and are close enough, they will move towards him. They are also able to fit through small diagonal gaps.

Variations[ | ]

Big Spider[ | ]

Big Spiders look like regular Spiders, but with a large black abdomen attached. They behave in the same way as the regular Spiders, having the same movement speed and erratic behavior. However, they have over triple the health of regular Spiders, and upon death, they will split into two regular Spiders. They will not split if they are killed by an explosion.

Swarm Spider[ | ]

(in Repentance)

Swarm Spiders act much like normal Spiders but are much smaller and tend to come in much larger groups. They also hop and flash a bright yellow.

They are spawned by EggyEggies in large number when one dies.

Swarm Spiders cannot be damaged by Fire Places.

Strider[ | ]

(in Repentance)

Striders are a type of spider that can only spawn in DownpourDownpour and special rooms in DrossDross. They glide on the water towards Isaac in short bursts and can swim across flooded gaps.

Striders replace all Spider spawns in the Downpour and Dross stages.

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Notes[ | ]

  • (except in Rebirth) The following spiders will not attack Isaac, deal contact damage or actively spawn enemies if he has (except in Rebirth)Collectible Bursting Sack iconBursting Sack:
    • Spider, Big Spider, Level 2 Spider, Ticking Spider, Baby Long Legs, Small Baby Long Legs, Crazy Long Legs and Small Crazy Long Legs.
    • (in Afterbirth † and Repentance) Spiders and Big Spiders no longer blink red when neutral due to it.
    • (in Repentance)Swarm Spiders no longer blink yellow when neutral due to it.

Trivia[ | ]

  • The original Spider and Big Spider were first added to the original The Binding of Isaac game's DLC - Wrath of the Lamb.
  • (in Repentance)Striders are from the Antibirth mod.
  • Striders are named after the family Gerridae, also known as water striders.
  • Swarm Spiders have the lowest Stage HP among all entities in the game by far. It takes until CavesCaves I (etc.) before they have more than 5 HP, and then until SheolSheol / CathedralCathedral before they have more than 6 HP.