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Blade spiders were a type of monstrously sized spider that emerged in the Realms following the Spellplague.[1]


These creatures had red fur and blade-like appendages at the end of each of their limbs, including their pedipalps.[1]


The blade-like appendages of these creatures were laced with a type of poison.[1]


Around the late 15th century DR, blade spiders could be found in the pit fights conducted by the Gray Wolf tribe in Vellosk.[2] Around the same time, Doomguide Volahk recovered a map from Jack's laboratory and deciphered the location of a Thayan compound known as the Menagerie within the Neverwinter Wood. There, Red Wizards performed unholy experiments on various creatures, including blade spiders. The hidden enclave was posing active danger to the city of Neverwinter, and eventually, a group of heroes stopped the twisted experimentations.[3]

By 1493 DR, they could be found in many parts of Undermountain.[4]


Blade spiders were typically known to lurk under thick foliage or in crevices, pits, or bolt-holes in floors of caverns.[1]


These creatures could be found in the Underdark.[1]


Blade spiders were a favored pet of drow and some creatures were known to use them as mounts.[1]

The driders of the drow city of Tel Verinal, deep beneath the western end of the Moonsea, were known to command small packs of obedient blade spiders.[5]




Video Games
Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes of NeverwinterNeverwinter (Fury of the Feywild, The Heart of Fire, Undermountain)
Organized Play & Licensed Adventures
Black Gold

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True Spiders
Natural spiders: BladeBloodwebBristleBudbackDaughter of LolthDireDoomspinnerGargantuanGee'aantuGiant (Giant FlyingGiant Water)Huge (DeathjumpWolf spiderWatchspider)IceRoaveSpittingSubterranean (FlyingHairySword)TarantulaVelsharess Orbb
Magical spiders: BloodsilkElectricGlassGazeGoblinPet of KalistesSpellgauntSteeder
Planar spiders: Demonweb terrorFireMyrlocharPhaseTombVortex

True Arachnids Considered Spiderkind