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An ice spider was a breed of giant spider that was suited to freezing-cold environments.[2][3][4]

Description

Generally, ice spiders had snow-white fur and red eyes. They wove webs just as regular giant spiders did, but the webs crystallized very quickly due to the freezing cold temperatures they were exposed to. Therefore, their cocoons appeared to be sheathed in ice.[2]

Combat

Like other giant spiders, ice spiders attacked with poisonous bites and restraining targets with their webs. Ice spiders, however, were resistant to all cold-based damage. Even the webs spun by these arachnids were slightly different to that of regular giant spiders. As such, the icy webs inflicted cold damage to any foe entangled by them, but the webs were able to be shattered by bludgeoning weapons.[2]

History

In 1374 DR, these giant spiders could be found in icy caves among the Sunset Mountains.[3]

In the late 15th century DR, several ice spiders tunnelled under the Eye of the All-Father of the Spine of the World. The tunnel-dwelling spiders were led by a queen ice spider.[2]

Ecology

Habitats

In northwest Faerûn, these creatures could be found around the Iceflow.[4][5]

Appendix

See Also

Appearances

Adventures
Storm King's Thunder
Video games
Baldur's Gate: Dark AllianceIcewind Dale II

References

Connections


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

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