Black Recluse

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Black Recluse
Black Recluse (ground).png
Statistics
Type
Environment
AI TypeFighter AI
Damage90 / 180
36 (web spit)
Max Life350 / 700
Defense40
KB Resist75% / 78%
BannerBlack Recluse BannerBlack Recluse Banner
Immune toPoisonedVenom
Inflicts debuffs
DebuffVenomVenom
Debuff tooltipLosing life
Chance10%
Duration8 seconds / 16 seconds
DebuffWebbedWebbedDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Debuff tooltipYou are stuck
Chance100% (from Web spit attack)
Duration1–2 seconds
Drops
Coins500*5 Silver Coin.png
Black RecluseOn Wall
Black Recluse.png
Statistics
Type
Environment
AI TypeSpider AI
Damage100 / 200
36 (web spit)
Max Life350 / 700
Defense40
KB Resist75% / 78%
BannerBlack Recluse BannerBlack Recluse Banner
Immune toPoisonedVenom
Inflicts debuffs
DebuffVenomVenom
Debuff tooltipLosing life
Chance10%
Duration8 seconds / 16 seconds
DebuffWebbedWebbedDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Debuff tooltipYou are stuck
Chance100% (from Web spit attack)
Duration1–2 seconds
Drops
Coins500*5 Silver Coin.png

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]

  • 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 VersionConsole VersionMobile Version, as it can deal damage to them from a safe distance.
  • 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 Silver Coin.png up front, the chance of a Poison Staff averages about 1150*11 Silver Coin.png 50 Copper Coin.png per kill, and the fangs can be crafted into Queen Spider Staffs averaging 3594*35 Silver Coin.png 94 Copper Coin.png 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.

History[edit | edit source]