|“||Far and wide her lesser broods, bastards of the miserable mates, her own offspring, that she slew, spread from glen to glen, from the Ephel Dúath to the eastern hills, to Dol Guldur and the fastnesses of Mirkwood.||”|
–The Two Towers, Shelob's Lair
Mordor Spiders are large spiders that spawn in Nan Ungol. They come in many different sizes ranging from minuscule to massive. The Mordor Spiders are slightly bigger than Mirkwood Spiders. The Mordor Spiders can be hired. When they attack you they will also give you a poison effect. When they die they will drop string () or spider eyes (). The health of the spider will vary depending on the size- therefore the bigger they are the more health they have. You can usually find Orcs riding them, and you are able to hire Orc spider riders as well.
As of Beta 20, Mordor spiders, as well as Mirkwood spiders , can be tamed and ridden. The taming process is the same as that of a horse, but the player does not require a saddle () to be able to control the spider. Spiders must be large or medium to carry the player, to prevent arthropod child labor.
The Mordor spider cannot jump, but rather can climb up vertical surfaces, and they will also take no fall damage. (But you will if you're not careful!) Spiderwebs and webs of Ungoliant will not slow it down either.
You can heal a tamed spider by feeding it bones of any kind. Each bone heals 4 health points, or 2 hearts.
Spiders can also be leashed and tied to fences.
Mordor Spiders drop string (), spider eyes (), and some other items. Mordor spiders can also be "milked" by being right-clicked with an empty glass bottle to obtain a Bottle of Poison, similar to the green variant of Mirkwood Spider.
Mordor spiders can be hired from a Mordor Orc spider keeper in their spider pits. Prices start at 30 silver coins () and you will need at least +250 alignment with Mordor. You may also hire Orc spider riders, but these require more alignment and coins. As always, as one's alignment increases, price decreases.
|Inflicts poison on enemies||Has a chance of three spider types, and could mess with your plans (if you need speedy, small servants, you may get a large variant, which is slower)|
|Can be a mount for Mordor Orcs and Mordor Orc archers|
|Can scale walls|
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Animals of Middle-Earth