Megaspider

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Megaspider

Megaspider

Not actually a spider, the megaspider is a genetically-engineered giant insectoid the size of a bear. Designed for heavy work and combat, its thick chitinous armor makes it hard to kill, while its long ripper-blades make it deadly at close quarters. It is, however, quite slow in open terrain.

Base Stats

Type
AnimalInsectoid
Market Value
500 Silver
Flammability
70%

Apparel

Armor - Sharp
27%
Armor - Blunt
18%

Pawn Stats

Combat Power
150
Move Speed
3.6 c/s
Health Scale
2.5
Body Size
1.2
Mass - Baby
14.4 kg
Mass - Juvenile
36 kg
Mass - Adult
72 kg
Carrying Capacity
90 kg
Filth Rate
1
Hunger Rate
0.56 Nutrition/Day
Diet
omnivorous, animal products
Life Expectancy
6 years
Manhunter Chance
50%
Manhunter Chance (Taming)
0%
Trainable Intelligence
Advanced
Wildness
40%
Minimum Handling Skill
1
Maturity Age
0.2 years (12 days)
Juvenile Age
0.03 years (1.8 days)
Comfortable Temp Range
-40 °C – 60 °C (-40 °F – 140 °F)

Production

Meat Yield
168 insect meat

Melee Combat

Attack 1
Head claw
12 dmg (Cut)
18 % AP
2.6 second cooldown
Attack 2
Head
7 dmg (Blunt)
10 % AP
2 second cooldown
0.2 chance factor
Average DPS
2.52
Technical
tradeTags
AnimalInsect


Megaspiders are giant, bio-engineered, subterranean invertebrates and the largest and most dangerous of the three insectoid types.

Summary[edit]

They are hostile towards any nearby colonists, have plated armor that makes them quite resistant to ranged attack, and can do lethal amounts of damage in close combat. Like all insects, megaspiders only begin spawning in events where colonists come into contact with their underground habitat: In caves, when opening an ancient danger, during an infestation, or by deep drilling.

All insectoids, including the megaspider, experience hypothermic slowdown instead of fatal hypothermia, have 100% Toxic Resistance, rendering them immune to toxic buildup from any source, and 80% Toxic Environment Resistance, rendering them resistant to environmental effects such as rot stink. They experience also pollution stimulus when in polluted terrain.Content added by the Biotech DLC See that page for full details.

Insectoids are incapable of sexual reproduction like other animals, due to their breeding type (EusocialInsect). Instead, wild insects reproduce via hives which create new insectoids periodically, up to a maximum value each hive can support. Tamed insectoids cannot reproduce at all. For more detail, see the Hive page.

Armor[edit]

Armor

Analysis[edit]

Combat[edit]

Megaspiders are slightly slower than spelopedes and megascarabs. A common feature of any insectoid swarm is for these smaller, less dangerous creatures to glove the megaspiders' approach, absorbing the fire of your colonists and bogging them down until the big hitters are in range. Fully fit humans can outrun even megascarabs, so the strongest tactic is to hit and run, continually falling back in front of the swarm. If they've infested your base, open your doors and try to lead them out into the open.

Melee block tactics are very effective, but otherwise you should avoid melee combat. Megaspiders are sturdy and can do a lot of damage very quickly. Do not underestimate how many bullets they take to go down.

Taming[edit]

Wild megaspiders always generate hostile, making them difficult to tame as they will try to attack the animal handler.

Megaspiders are practically impossible to tame when they first spawn from an infestation. In order to try and tame a megaspider, you will need to down them. Down a megaspider, then destroy all hives from the infestation. With the Too Deep: Infestation event, there are no hives, so all you need to do is down the insect.[Wastepack?] This does not make them non-hostile, but it will prevent them from seeking out colonists like a raider would.

Alternatively, a doctor has a small chance to bond when tending to a wild megaspider, instantly taming them.

As tamed pets, megaspiders offer few advantages over bears, cougars/panthers, or elephants, which are all easier to tame. Megaspiders are less wild, and thus need to be trained less often than comparable animals.

Training[edit]

This animal can be trained as follows:

Guard:  Check.png
Attack:  Check.png
Rescue:  Check.png
Haul:  Check.png

*As of version 1.1.2610, all animals can be tamed. The percentage of likelihood of success depends on factors such as the Animals Wildness Percentage, Pawn Handling Skill, and others. More information can be found on the animals page.

Health[edit]


Body part Health
Head 63
Skull 63
Brain 25
Nose 25
Neck 63
Jaw 50
Eye [1]
(left, right)
25
Ear
(left, right)
25
Body 100
Kidney[2]
(left, right)
38
Lung[2]
(left, right)
38
Liver[2] 50
Heart[2] 38
Spine[2] 63
Stomach[2] 50
Limbs
(left, right, fore, hind)
75
Appendage
(left, right, fore, hind)
50
  1. Located inside of Head.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Located inside of Body.

Gallery[edit]

Version history[edit]

  • Beta 19/1.0 - All insects main attack cooldowns 2.5 -> 2.9
  • 1.3.3066 - Wildness decreased from 0.95 to 0.40, manhunter on tame chance reduced from 40% to 0. Trainability changed from intermediate to advanced, gestation changed from N/A to 6.
  • 1.3.3200 - Fix: Remove gestation period stat, since they do not breed.
  • Biotech DLC release - Now gains pollution stimulus on polluted terrain.