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Black Recluse

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Black Recluse
Black Recluse (ground).png
Statistics
TypeEnemy
EnvironmentSpider Nest
AI TypeFighter AI
Damage90 / 180
36 (web spit)
Max Life350 / 700
Defense40
KB Resist75% / 78%
Inflicts debuffVenomVenom
10% chance

Debuff duration8 seconds / 16 seconds
Debuff tooltipLosing life
Inflicts debuffWebbedWebbedDesktop VersionConsole Version
(from Web spit attack)
100% chance

Debuff duration1 - 2 seconds
Debuff tooltipYou are stuck
Immune toPoisonedVenom
BannerBlack Recluse BannerBlack Recluse Banner
Drops
Coins 5 Silver Coin
Black RecluseOn Wall
Black Recluse.png
Statistics
TypeEnemy
EnvironmentSpider Nest
AI TypeSpider AI
Damage100 / 200
36 (web spit)
Max Life350 / 700
Defense40
KB Resist75% / 78%
Inflicts debuffVenomVenom
10% chance

Debuff duration8 seconds / 16 seconds
Debuff tooltipLosing life
Inflicts debuffWebbedWebbedDesktop VersionConsole Version
(from Web spit attack)
100% chance

Debuff duration1 - 2 seconds
Debuff tooltipYou are stuck
Immune toPoisonedVenom
BannerBlack Recluse BannerBlack Recluse Banner
Drops
Coins 5 Silver Coin

The Black Recluse is a Hardmode enemy that spawns in Spider Nests, but can rarely be found in the Cavern layer outside of their nests. It can inflict the Venom debuff, and is immune to the Poisoned and Venom debuffs. In Expert mode, it gains a special spit attack that applies the Webbed debuff to players.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Black Recluses completely replace Wall Creepers in the Spider Nests once Hardmode starts.
  • With its black color, Black Recluses may be difficult to perceive in the Spider Nest.
  • Their high damage output combined with their property of being difficult to see and chance to inflict the Venom debuff for an additional 40 damage, makes them extremely deadly and can easily kill players in early Hardmode.
  • Because of their low health and high defense, using weapons that deal a lot of damage with a single strike is the best way of defeating them. High knockback weapons can also hold them off for long enough to get them killed.
  • If a player enters a spider nest in Hardmode, there is a chance that Black Recluses can spawn outside. To see Black Recluses, you can place Light sources along the way you came into the nest, so the enemy's silhouette is visible.
  • A good weapon to use on a Black Recluse is a Yoyo, as you can deal damage to them while keeping a safe distance.
  • Black Recluses cannot travel through a vertical 2-block wide shaft, allowing you to shoot at them from a distance.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The name "Black Recluse" is a combination of the spider names "black widow" and "brown recluse". Both spiders are commonly known for their venomous capabilities. This is reflected in the enemy’s appearance, drops, and Venom debuff infliction.
  • The hitbox of the Black Recluse on wall is smaller than the one of the regular Black Recluse.Verify

History[edit | edit source]