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Black Recluse

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Black Recluse
Black Recluse (ground).png
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Statistics
Type
Environment
AI TypeFighter AI
Damage90/180/270
36 (web spit)
Max Life350/700/1050
Defense40
KB Resist75%/78%/80%
BannerBlack Recluse BannerBlack Recluse Banner
Immune toVenomPoisoned
Inflicts debuffs
DebuffVenomVenom
Debuff tooltipLosing life
Chance10%
Duration816 seconds
DebuffWebbedWebbed
Debuff tooltipYou are stuck
Chance100% (from Web spit attack)
Duration1–2 seconds
Drops
Coins500*51250*1250
Black RecluseOn Wall
Black Recluse.png
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Statistics
Type
Environment
AI TypeSpider AI
Damage100/200/300
36 (web spit)
Max Life350/700/1050
Defense40
KB Resist75%/78%/80%
BannerBlack Recluse BannerBlack Recluse Banner
Immune toVenomPoisoned
Inflicts debuffs
DebuffVenomVenom
Debuff tooltipLosing life
Chance10%
Duration816 seconds
DebuffWebbedWebbed
Debuff tooltipYou are stuck
Chance100% (from Web spit attack)
Duration1–2 seconds
Drops
Coins500*51250*1250

The Black Recluse is a Hardmode enemy that spawns in Spider Caves, but can rarely be found in the Cavern layer outside of its caves. 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]

  • On the Desktop version Desktop version 1.4.0.1 Wall Creepers can still spawn, albeit rarely, in Hardmode. In every other version, Black Recluses completely replace Wall Creepers in the Spider Caves once Hardmode starts.
  • Black Recluses cannot travel through a vertical 2-block wide shaft.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • With its black color, Black Recluses may be difficult to perceive in the Spider Cave. It is advisable to place an ample number of light sources.
  • 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.
    • A good weapon to use on a Black Recluse is a yoyoDesktop, Console, and Mobile Versions, as it can deal damage to them from a safe distance.
    • Making a wall with a one block hole, and using a yoyo is an excellent method of killing them, as they cannot harm you.
  • Once the player has better weapons, these are an excellent money-farming target, offering over half a gold piece per kill. They drop 500*5 up front, the chance of a Poison Staff averages about 1150*1150 per kill, and the fangs can be crafted into Queen Spider Staffs averaging 3594*3594 per kill.

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 BestiaryBestiary entry for the Black Recluse: "They have eight legs, eight eyes, and eight ways to cocoon and feast upon an unsuspecting victim."

History[edit | edit source]