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TarantulaHardmode exclusive
EnvironmentSpider Cave
AI TypeSpider AI
Damage50 / 100 (Melee)
70 / 140 (Ranged)
Max Life300 / 600
KB Resist100%
Inflicts debuffVenom.pngVenom
10% chance
Debuff duration10 seconds / 20 seconds
Debuff tooltipLosing life
Immune toPoisoned.pngVenom.png
BannerTarantula Banner.pngTarantula Banner
Coins400*4 Silver Coin.png

The Tarantula is a Hardmode enemy that can be found in and around Spider Caves after the Borean Strider has been defeated. Like other spider-like enemies, Tarantulas are capable of climbing background walls as well as through platforms, but revert to acting like a fighter mob when there is no background wall. When damaged, Tarantulas release hairs all around them that inflict the Venom debuff on hit players.


  • Now drops Arthropod.
  • Increased damage from 45 / 90 to 50 / 100, life from 250 / 500 to 300 / 600, defense from 15 to 30 and added immunities.
  • Introduced.
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Myna.png Critters • Diver.png Friendly NPCs • Wyvern Pup.png Familiars