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Spider Hatchlings
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CategoryGreenskins war beasts
Unit size60
Icon treasury.png Cost (MP): 450 (450)
Icon hourglass.png Turns: 1
Icon income.png Upkeep: 113
Icon stat health.png Health: 65
Icon stat morale.png Leadership: 50
Icon stat speed.png Speed:
Icon stat attack.png Melee Attack: 22
Icon stat defence.png Melee Defence: 20
Icon stat charge bonus.png Charge Bonus: 19
Icon stat damage.png Weapon Damage: 18
Modifier icon armour piercing.png Armour-Piercing Damage: 5
Icon stat speed.png Melee Interval: 4.3 s
Icon stat range.png Range: 1
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  • Hide forest.png Hide (forest): This unit can hide in forests until enemy units get too close.
  • Ignore forest penalties.png Strider: Speed and combat penalties caused by terrain are ignored by this unit.

Spider Hatchlings is a Greenskins melee war beasts unit. Although a fraction of the size of their fully-grown sisters, newly-hatched Arachnaroks are every bit as deadly.

Spider Hatchlings can be summoned via The Arachnarok Queen's Maternal Instinct unit ability, or via a character using the Arachnarok Eggs item. They can also be recruited from Lair of the Broodmother (Dormant) in a Greenskins campaign.


The darkest forests of the world are the home to the Gigantic Spiders. These venomous creatures grow to an enormous size, sucking the life juices out of prey and leaving behind only skin-husks and bones. A full-grown Gigantic Spider is larger than a Troll, and its whole body is protected by chitinous armour plates. All Gigantic Spiders have a poisonous bite that is used to paralyse their prey. Only the most foolhardy would attempt to seek them out, and Forest Goblin Shamans, with their spectacular lack of common sense, fit well into that category. A gifted Shaman, touched by the Spider-god's blessings, will not be turned into a lifeless husk, but instead may be rewarded with a clutch of spiderlings. This foul brood - each spider already the size of a horse's head - can be reared and trained. When fully grown, these Gigantic Spiders are prized as revered mounts for a Goblin tribe's mightiest warriors.


  • Poison Attacks: The poisonous attacks of this unit weaken the target's speed, damage, and vigour. Applies the Poison! debuff.


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Using Grom, make a recipe with spider egg yolk and recruit a great goblin lord on an Arachnarok Spider mount, then recruit 19 Arachnarok Spiders and spam their spider hatchling summons. They can summon these 5 times per battle.


As of the The Total Waaagh! Update, Spider Hatchlings can be directly recruited in campaign when the Lair of the Broodmother (Dormant) is constructed.