Giant spiders, also known as monstrous spiders, were quite simply enormous versions of regular spiders. Existing in various types, there was no way to singularly describe their appearance; with various types ranging in size from that of a dog to a house. Giant versions of tarantulas existed, as did black widows, spitters, spinners, and all manner of others. Their appearances, habits, and environments all varied greatly. Goblins were known to employ them as mounts.[6]

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Due to the different types of such spiders, they varied largely in all ways, such as having different colors and behavior. Lolth, the Queen of Spiders, was bound to have giant spiders serving her.[6]

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Giant spiders could attack in a variety of ways, typically whatever way their normal counterparts could. Some spun huge webs that prey easily stumbled into, while others spat a deadly poison. Some were capable of walking on ceilings, while others were not. Despite the differences between the types of giant spiders, all were formidable opponents and certainly not foes for any arachnophobes to face.[6]

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  • Ice - A giant ice spider had snow-white fur and red eyes. They had a natural resistance to cold-based attacks and weaved liquid webs that quickly solidified due to their environment.[7]

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Dungeon #14: "Masqueraider"Dungeon #29: "Nymph's Reward"Pool of Radiance: Attack on Myth Drannor
Video Games
Gateway to the Savage FrontierBaldur's GateBaldur's Gate II: Shadows of AmnForgotten Realms: Demon StoneNeverwinterIdle Champions of the Forgotten RealmsNeverwinter Nights: Darkness over Daggerford
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