|“||A close cousin of the Acid Spitter, the Web Spitter is capable of firing globs of extremely sticky webbing that will entrap and immobilize any prey, allowing them to go in for the kill at their own pace. Relatively benign compared to most of their kin, but still fully capable of spelling doom for anyone encountering one during a full-on swarm.|
|— Miner's Manual Description|
The Glyphid Web Spitter is a hostile Creature on Hoxxes IV. It can be found in any region of the planet except Glacial Strata (they are replaced by Frost Grunts). It is a member of the Glyphid family, though it is quite a unique Glyphid compared to its brethren. Most notable is the bright purple chitin growing on its abdomen and front legs, and the pinkish salmon color of its body underneath. Its legs and chitin are adorned with several small spikes, and the whole abdomen appears to be shaped longer and thinner. All of these features suggest an evolutionary preference for a climbing species.
As well as physical abnormalities the Web Spitter behaves quite differently to most other Glyphids. A more passive creature, the Web Spitter prefers to hang from ceilings and walls at the back lines, and will fire sticky web projectiles upon the Dwarves. Upon burrowing in, the Web Spitter will look for an optimal spot to fire webs from. It will remain in this spot and fire its webs continuously at a moderate firing speed. The webbed projectiles will inflict the webbed status effect. Being webbed dramatically slows a Dwarf's movement speed, and obscures the player's screen with a thick web overlay that can block vision.
The Web Spitter serves a role as a support unit, they prefer to keep their distance from the Dwarves and assist their creature allies in battle. Once a Dwarf gets webbed there is no way to remove the effect prematurely - it lasts for four seconds and will only expire once that time has passed. Even if the projectile misses, it leaves a bundle of webs at the point of impact which can inflict the webbed effect if a Dwarf runs through it (but will deal no damage).
Health and Armor
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|Status Effect||×0.5 Movement Speed for 4 s|
- Web Spitters were previously called "Webspitters". They were changed to its current name in Update 31: What Was Left Behind.