Despite being very large, these spiders had surprisingly small bodies.
After spraying the nearest target with poison a spitting spider would pounce upon and whack them with its front legs to further weaken the victim before its toxin took affect. When being used as a mount, they coordinated attacks with their riders.
In the late 15th century DR, spitting spiders could be found in the Gnarlroot Caves beneath Sharandar. Around that time they could also be found in the pit fights conducted by the Gray Wolf tribe in Vellosk.
In the Year of the Ageless One, 1479 DR, an expedition of drow slavers from House Xorlarrin laid siege to a small farming town in Rothé Valley and employed many spiders in this effort, including spitting spiders.
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Magical spiders: Bloodsilk • Electric • Glass • Gaze • Goblin • Pet of Kalistes • Spellgaunt • Steeder
Planar spiders: Demonweb terror • Fire • Myrlochar • Phase • Tomb • Vortex
Constructs: Arachnar • Bone spider • Jade spider • Retriever • Spiderwalker • Stone spider
Creations of Lolth: Abyssal widow • Chwidencha • Drider (Vampire) • Shunned
Outsiders: Bebilith • Darkweaver • Greelox • Inferno spider • Yochlol
Humanoids: Aranea • Chitine • Choldrith • Ettercap • Werespider
Miscellaneous: Kitthix • Neogi • Rhylfang • Susurrus
Undead spiders: Wraith spider