Mirrorback spider

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The mirrorback spider is a spider that spawns in the second phase while fighting Araxxor on the top path. They may also spawn on the third phase if the player took the middle/bottom path while the top path was available or on phase four if players used the top path and skipped it. A mirrorback spider will also spawn for 10 seconds when a player with any Noxious weapon uses its special attack.

For the mirrorback spiders encountered while fighting Araxxor and Araxxi, they will reflect all damage dealt to the spider back to the player that caused the damage, which will also scale with enrage similar to their web shield ability, but with a higher scaling rate. Half of the damage the mirrorback spider takes is reflected back to the host spider, including damage higher than the mirrorback spider's health.

A mirrorback spider will also appear as part of the noxious weaponry's special attack. It possesses 3,000 health, but works considerably differently than the ones in the Araxxor and Araxxi encounter. The spider will only absorb 50% of the damage dealt to the host (making it similar to Debilitate, as the remaining damage is taken by them), and only lasts for 9.6 seconds, dying off upon losing all of its health or the allotted time passes. It deflects 100% of the inflicted damage back to the attacker (twice the amount dealt to the spider).

Killing Araxxor with reflected damage from a mirrorback spider he summons is a requirement to unlock Gavin.

Once an araxyte pet has been obtained, a mirrorback spider will spawn from an egg at the end of the top path. This spider does not count towards the 20 spiders Araxxor summons and will continually appear until Araxxor is "killed" from the reflected damage by the spider.

Mirrorback spiders do not count as a spider for Slayer assignments.

A mirrorback spider being summoned by the player.

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 18 April 2016 (Update):
    • Life points for special attack variant reduced from 10,000 to 3,000.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • There is currently a glitch while fighting Araxxi, and if she spawns a mirrorback spider, it may become stuck in the centre on the tiles she uses, and cannot be attacked by the player.
  • The mirrorback spider is likely based on the real-life mirror spider, which has reflective surfaces on its abdomen.