Dangling Depth Dweller

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Dangling Depth Dweller
Dangling Depth Dweller
Attack Range
Special Ability
Leap attacks
Monster Meat.png50% or Silk.png 25% or Spider Gland.png25%
Spawns from
Ornate Chest.png

Blue Mushtree Webbed.png When chopped.

Wilson Portrait.png
Note to self: Don't look up.


Willow Portrait.png
They come from above.


Wolfgang Portrait.png
Scary spider from above.


Wendy Portrait.png
The darkness has drained the color from their fur.


WX-78 Portrait.png


Wickerbottom Portrait.png
Ah, this species of arachnid has adapted to life on the cave ceiling.


Woodie Portrait.png
They're smart to live away from the corruption.


Waxwell Portrait.png
Creatures in this world evolve at a terrifying rate.


Wigfrid Portrait.png
Yöu are sö sneaky!


Webber Portrait.png
Our friends live up there.


Walani Portrait.png
How rude of you to drop in!


Warly Portrait.png
Ah, the old "drop from the ceiling and commit violent acts" act.


Woodlegs Portrait.png
Yellow sneaks!


The Dangling Depth Dweller is a Spider variant found in the Ruins. They drop from the ceiling when the player steps on their web.

On the ground, they can leap at enemies in the same way as Spider Warriors. Their webs are commonly found in the Military and Labyrinth Biomes, along with Ornate Chests. Their nests are stuck on the ceiling and unreachable, although they can be destroyed by igniting anything flammable in the center of the web.[Verification Needed]

Dangling Depth Dwellers have the same drops as all other Spiders: Monster Meat, Spider Glands, or Silk.

Below is the number of hits it takes with each weapon to kill Dangling Depth Dwellers when playing with characters with a default damage modifier. The Weather Pain is not included due to the random nature of its projectile.

Weapon Fishing Rod.pngBug Net.png Lucy the Axe.png Shovel.png Pitchfork.png

Hammer.png Torch.png Umbrella.png

Walking Cane.png Willow's Lighter.png

Axe.png Pickaxe.png

Luxury Axe.png Opulent Pickaxe.png


PickSlashAxe.png Spear.pngFire Dart.png

Fire Staff.png

Bat Bat.png Ham Bat.png Morning Star.png Tentacle Spike.png Battle Spear.png

Thulecite Club.png

Tooth Trap.png Slurtle Slime.png

Dark Sword.png Blow Dart.png Gunpowder.pngOld Bell.png
No. of hits for
Dangling Depth Dweller.png
48 15 12 8 7 6 5 4-7 3 or 5 4 3 2 1

Reign of Giants icon.pngReign of Giants

When playing as Webber in the Reign of Giants DLC, Dangling Depth Dwellers are neutral and can be befriended with Meats.

Don't Starve Together icon.png Don't Starve Together

In Don't Starve Together, their webs are permanent and can't be destroyed by lighting nearby items on fire. Dangling Depth Dwellers will also spawn when a player chops a webbed Mushtree.


  • A resource-friendly way to dispose of a nest involves lighting a single Log on fire directly underneath the nest. This can be done by dropping a Log at the center of the web. The center can be identified by the player character icon covering the body of the spider icon on the map. Destroying the spiders that drop down first will make this task easier, but if multiple nests are located close to each other, more than two spiders might drop at the same time. This tactic may not work in Don't Starve Together.
  • The spiders will ignore Webber or any character wearing a Spider Hat.
  • Shadow Creatures that spawn from Nightmare Lights can activate the Dweller's web, which if left unchecked will spawn a large number of Spiders over time.

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