|Spider Boss: Shelob|
|The Spider Boss|
|Total HP:||650 or 1150, Each size inrement increases her health by 250|
|Member of faction:||None|
|Boss Monster:||Of spiders and cave spiders|
The Spider Boss, also known as Shelob, is a boss mob. It is hostile to the player, and all Vanilla Minecraft mobs. Having 650 health points (325 hearts), it is definitely not your average spider.
Shelob spawns in the arena at the end of the level one section, as well as sometimes attempting to attack NPC villages.
Shelob looks like a cave spider. However, its model is bigger and some of its legs are bigger than the others.
Shelob attacks by doing a foot-kicking animation, knocking the player back several blocks. If the player is too far away to attack with melee, she will use her ranged attack: a greenish ball that is unaffected by gravity at the player, causing poison II for 10 seconds. She may also shoot a cobweb at the player, which functions like the spider hook, allowing her to pull the player towards herself. If fought in an area with a ceiling, Shelob will attach herself to the ceiling and attempt to snipe the player from above, making it difficult to fight without a proper ranged weapon. She hits between 9 and 20 damage with her front two legs.
- In the Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, Sam and Frodo encounter a giant spider named Shelob, which is a direct reference.