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This Minecraft tutorial explains all about spiders with screenshots and step-by-step instructions. Let’s learn about spiders in Minecraft.


The following is a picture of what a spider looks like in Minecraft:

Hostility Level Neutral Mob
Health Points 16 health points
 x 8
Where to Find In the Overworld in light levels of 7 or less
Weapon None
Attack Method Jumps towards you and tries to hit you
Drops  0-2 String
0-1 Spider Eye
Experience Points 5 experience points

Hostility Level (Neutral)

A spider is a neutral mob. The term mob is short for mobile and is used to refer to all living, moving creatures in the game such as chickens, creepers, and spiders. Because a spider is a neutral mob, it will only attack you in Survival mode during the day if you attack the spider first. A spider will always attack you at night in Survival mode. It will never attack you in Creative mode.

Health Points

In Minecraft, a spider has 8 hearts  for health. This gives a spider 16 health points (because 1 heart = 2 health points). To kill a spider, you need to inflict 16 points of damage to the spider.

Where to Find Spiders

In Minecraft, you can find spiders in most Overworld biomes in light levels of 7 or less. Spiders will spawn in the dark, usually at night. Once a spider has spawned in the dark, it can survive in the daylight.

TIP: In rare cases, a spider can spawn with a skeleton on its back making it a spider jockey.

If you are having trouble finding a spider, you can summon a spider using a cheat or you can use a spawn egg.


A spider does not carry a weapon.

Attack Method

In Minecraft, a spider will jump towards you and try to hit you when it attacks.


When you kill a spider in Minecraft, it will drop one of the following items: string or spider eye. The most common item for a spider to drop is string, but sometimes you will get a spider eye.

Make sure you pick up any dropped items before they disappear. They are useful and should be kept in your inventory to be used later.

Experience Points

As you play the game, you will gain experience. The most common way to gain experience is by killing mobs. When a mob is killed you will see tiny green and yellow balls appear and move towards you.

These orbs represent experience points. When you kill a spider, you will gain 5 experience points.

Spawn Egg for Spider

You can spawn a spider using the following spawn egg:

Spider Spawn Egg

Command Examples

Here are some game command examples for a spider in Minecraft:

How to Summon a Spider

How to Summon a Spider Jockey

NBT Tags for Spider (Java Edition)

Here are the NBT tags (formerly called data tags) that you can use in game commands for a spider in Java Edition:

NBT Tags for Spider

Spawn Events for Spider (Bedrock/Education)

Here are the spawn events that you can use in game commands for a spider in Bedrock Edition and Education Edition:

Spawn Events for Spider

Spider Seeds

You can use a seed to create a world where you spawn near a biome with spiders:

Spider Seeds (Java Edition)

Other Mobs

Here are some of the other mobs in Minecraft:

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