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

The Spawn of Ungoliant.

Mordor Spider Swarm

The Spiders of the Black Land infest the Valley of Nan Ungol.

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 (String) or spider eyes (SpiderEye). The health of the spider will vary depending on the size so 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 with Mordor Orcs, the chance of being attacked by these creatures decreases the higher your Mordor Alignment gets. When your alignment reaches +100, they will no longer target you.

Spawn Edit

Mordor Spiders spawn in Nan Ungol , and 3-6 can spawn in Spider Pits. They can be hired from Mordor Spider keepers.


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 (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. Spiderwebs and webs of Ungoliant will not slow it down either.

Spiders can also be leashed and tied to fences.

Drops Edit

Mordor Spiders drop string (String), spider eyes (SpiderEye), and some other items.

Hiring Edit

Mordor spiders can be hired from a Mordor Orc spider keeper in their spider pits. Prices start at 30 silver coins (Silver Coin) 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.

Advantages Disadvantages
Cheap No armour
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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Mordor Shield  The Legions of Mordor  Mordor Banner

Mobs: Black Uruk (Archer) • Olog-haiOrc (Archer, Banner Bearer, Bombardier)
SlaveSpiderWarg (Bombardier)
Traders: ChieftainSlaverSpider KeeperTrader
Items: Armour (Black Uruk, Morgul, Morgul Horse, Warg) • Equipment (Black Uruk, Morgul) • Skull Staff
Blocks: BedBrickCrafting TableForgeMossThornsTorch (Morgul)
Structures: CampDungeonFarmSpider PitTower (Slaver) • Warg Pit

Animals of Middle-Earth

Vanilla: Farm AnimalsSquidBat
Mounts: CamelElkGiraffeHorseMirkwood Spider
Mordor SpiderRhinoWargWild BoarZebra
Ambient: AurochsBearBirdButterflyCrocodileDeerDik-dik
FishGemsbokKine of ArawLionMidgesRabbit
Other: Desert ScorpionExploding TermiteJungle Scorpion

North: ElkHorse (Shire Pony) • Wild Boar
Evil: Mirkwood SpiderMordor SpiderWarg
Harad: CamelGiraffeRhinoZebra