Spider Lair is an Atlantean Classical Age god power in Age of Mythology: The Titans that is available to worshipers of Leto. When cast, four spider eggs are placed in a random pattern. The eggs quickly hatch and burrow into the ground.

Spider Lair can be cast three times in a game, providing a total of 12 spiders, but has a cooldown of five minutes.

Egg statistics[edit | edit source]

  • Population: 2
  • HP: 20
  • Hack armor: 5%
  • Pierce armor: 5%
  • Crush armor: 99%
  • Speed: 0

Strategy[edit | edit source]

The spider eggs cannot be seen by enemies unless activated. When an enemy soldier gets too close to the burrow, a cloud of dust shoots in the air, giving the unit 1 second to react (0.5 seconds in the Extended Edition), then the spider comes out and drags the unfortunate soldier under, killing it instantly. After making a kill, the spider disappears. Cavalry units are less vulnerable as their speed may enable to get out of range before the spider can emerge (War Elephants are not as lucky). Spider Lair is just as deadly against Set players who try to raid with Animals of Set as the latter are also vulnerable to the spiders.

Spider Lair is useful in thinning out enemy forces. However, it must be timed right because the eggs are vulnerable to attack and require 10 seconds before they hatch (5 seconds in the Extended Edition). The spiders will not attack Heroes, myth units, or villagers. Spider Lair should be cast in an area where an enemy army is likely to pass through. Potential locations include a narrow pass, around an important building, or near a Gold Mine where raiders may come to attack the player's Citizens. Players must also remember where they placed their spiders as constructing buildings on top of them will cause them to disappear automatically.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Although the icon shows a Black Widow Spider, the Spider Lair spiders are likely inspired on the Ctenizidae (a family of trapdoor spiders).
  • In build 2.6.1155148 of the Extended Edition, when the Spider Lair is triggered on the Sudden Death map, a bug causes the player to inexplicably lose as if they had no Town Center.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

God powers
Culture Age God powers
Greeks ArchaicAge.png Bolt · Lure · Sentinel
ClassicalAge.png Pestilence · Restoration · Ceasefire
HeroicAge.png Underworld Passage · Curse · Bronze
MythicAge.png Earthquake · Lightning Storm · Plenty
Egyptians ArchaicAge.png Prosperity · Vision · Rain
ClassicalAge.png Eclipse · Shifting Sands · Plague of Serpents
HeroicAge.png Locust Swarm · Citadel · Ancestors
MythicAge.png Tornado · Meteor · Son of Osiris
Norse ArchaicAge.png Dwarven Mine · Great Hunt · Spy
ClassicalAge.png Healing Spring · Forest Fire · Undermine
HeroicAge.png Frost · Flaming Weapons · Walking Woods
MythicAge.png Fimbulwinter · Nidhogg · Ragnarok
Atlanteans ArchaicAge.png Deconstruction · Shockwave · Gaia Forest
ClassicalAge.png Spider Lair · Valor · Carnivora
HeroicAge.png Chaos · Traitor · Hesperides
MythicAge.png Tartarian Gate · Vortex · Implode
Chinese ArchaicAge.png Year of the Goat · Recreation · Timber Harvest
ClassicalAge.png Barrage · Great Journey · Call to Arms
HeroicAge.png Geyser · Uproot · Imperial Examination
MythicAge.png Great Flood · Inferno · Earth Dragon
All MythicAge.png Titan Gate
Other
Campaign only Blessing of Zeus · Deconstruction Wonder · Seed of Gaia
Cheat Chicken Storm · Goatunheim · Walking Berry Bushes
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