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Creature Type
(Subtype for creature/tribal cards)
Statistics 59 cards
{R} 1.7% {G} 83.1% {R/G} 3.4% {G/W} 3.4% {B/G} 5.1% {M} 1.7% {artifact symbol} 1.7%
as of Kaldheim
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Spider is a creature type used for cards that depict arachnids, most of which spin webs that serve as nests and as traps for prey. Spiders mainly appear in green and typically have a high toughness and reach.

History[edit | edit source]

The first creature to bear the type was Giant Spider in Alpha. Other examples include Woolly Spider from Ice Age and Deadly Recluse from Magic 2010. More than thirty spiders have been printed, but so far never a spider lord.

Storyline[edit | edit source]

Dominaria[edit | edit source]

Spiders are regular foes on Dominaria. The Hurloon minotaur Eusomoné was summoned by Jared Carthalion to fight off one of Ravidel's giant spiders in Arathoxia.

Other appearances include Urza's "screaming spider" artifacts which sent very high sound waves that humans couldn't hear but were deafening loud to sleeper agents, and Lorwyn spiderwigs, a mass of arachnids intended to be worn rather than eaten (Spiderwig Boggart).

Theros[edit | edit source]

On Theros live the Aracnir, creatures whose lower torso is the abdomen of a spider complete with six arachnoid legs and whose upper torso is that of a humanoid spider with two humanoid arms and a spider-like head (Chainweb Aracnir).

Ulgrotha[edit | edit source]

The planeswalker Feroz and the Anaba minotaur Sandruu once fought a Root Spider.

Notable Spiders[edit | edit source]




Notable characters with spiderish characteristics[edit | edit source]

Tokens[edit | edit source]

Token Name Color Type Line P/T Text Box Source Printings
Spider Black Creature — Spider 2/4 Reach
Green Creature — Spider 1/2 Reach
Green Enchantment Creature — Spider 1/3 Reach

Related cards[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Mark Rosewater (May 1, 2017). "Amonkhet Talking, Part 2". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Magic Arcana (October 24, 2006). "Hidden “Morph Spiders”". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.