Hunt Showdown is an underrated FPS constantly shifting from skulking around the map to high-risk gunplay. No matter how many opposing Hunters you encounter, every bounty hunt revolves around tracking and defeating a boss. The Spider boss is currently one of the four bosses in Hunt: Showdown, and we will give you some tips on bringing them down quickly.
Hunt: Showdown Spider Boss Description
The Spider isn’t your average overgrown arachnid. This boss appears to be a human twisted and conformed into a gigantic eight-legged Spider. While it’s difficult to see in-game, the only human visage remaining on this monstrous creature is the human head between the two front legs and possibly a human spine underneath it.
While few human characteristics remain, the Spider still moves, acts, and fights like a horse-sized arachnid. This boss weaves in and out of combat, knocking Hunters over by skittering over them and spitting clouds of poison. We highly recommend reading through this boss’s lore, and it’s one of the more bizarre entries from the dark and twisted bayou.
In Hunt Showdown, the Spider has a decent amount of strengths compared to the other bosses, but most revolve around their natural use of poison attacks. The Spider deals poison damage on their melee attacks and with a ranged spit attack. After making contact with a Hunter or any terrain, the spit attack leaves a poison cloud behind. The poison cloud deals the same damage as the throwable Poison Bomb but doesn’t last as long.
In addition to the Spiders attacks, it also has a pounce attack prompted by the boss screeching and jumping at a Hunter. If the attack lands, the Hunter will be knocked to the ground, leaving them vulnerable for a few seconds.
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Take Advantage of His Weaknesses
The Spider is fast and agile; combating them can prove difficult for the AI is always scampering around the walls or the ceiling. They share this elusive trait with the Assassin, but the Spider can still take damage while evading you, but it’s much faster than the Assassin in Hunt Showdown. Using poison against this boss is useless since their main gimmick is poison.
If you are disgusted with any arachnids, you will be pleased to know about the Spider’s weaknesses. Some enemies in Hunt: Showdown are weak to specific types of physical damage like blunt, rending, or piercing. The Spider is vulnerable to blunt damage, making any Sledgehammers, Dusters, or Shovels will deal extra damage to this boss.
The Spider boss also takes extra damage from fire in Hunt Showdown. Lanterns, Flare guns, and even fire rounds will deal additional damage. Tossing a lantern on the ground and lighting the Spider ablaze will deal lots of damage, especially when they retreat while burning.
While it’s challenging to pull off if the boss stands still to windup its pouncing attack, it will remain in any fire for an extended time. If luck favors you, the boss has a tiny chance of skittering through the fire while evading you, thus reigniting itself.
So, How do you Defeat the Spider in Hunt: Showdown?
The Spider is one of the easiest bosses to prepare for but tends to stall the battle from their consent fleeing. Lanterns are relatively common in all corners of the map in Hunt: Showdown, allowing you to abuse their weakness to fire efficiently. Weapons are also scattered around the map, but finding a Sledgehammer or a Shovel is relatively easy but not always possible.
Some players prefer the Dusters as their melee weapon compared to the Knife. The Dusters deal blunt damage giving you a slight edge if you’re hunting the Spider. If you have proven to be a fan of both weapons, you can unlock the KnuckleKnife, eliminating the dilemma of choosing one over the other.
Flame rounds will also be quite effective against the Spider in Hunt Showdown, especially if you bring a chain pistol you can fan or a lever action weapon. Throwing a lantern to set the Spider on fire is far more silent than firing your gun, but using a blunt weapon is the only way to speed up this encounter while remaining completely silent.
The Spider is extremely fast and will constantly evade you. While they suffer from being staggered a little bit, you can interrupt their pouncing attack by striking them beforehand. Interrupting their attack is significantly easier if you have a fellow Hunter aiding you in killing the Spider; it’s way more manageable to stun them.
When the boss enters their frenzy mode, the Spider will chase players and stab them, dealing minor damage and applying poison. During the frenzy, the Spider also has extreme damage resistance. We highly recommend leaving the boss room during its frenzy since trading damage during this state will always have a negative outcome.
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More Tips and Tricks to Defeat The Spider in Hunt Showdown
- Antidote shots are great against the Spider, reducing the overall damage you could take from its spit or frenzied attacks.
- Always search the boss’s lair for hammers or shovels nearby before entering the spider boss’s lair. The same goes for acquiring lanterns, but those can alert other Legendary Hunters nearby.
- While fire damage is the Spider’s weakness, fire spreads easily when making contact with others. If you cannot interrupt the Spider when it performs its lunging attack or runs past you while on fire, the fire will spread to you. Make sure to keep a slight distance if you plan to set the boss on fire.
- Hunt Showdown’s Spider boss can still use its lunge attack while hanging on walls or the ceiling. While it’s still more common for the Spider to use this attack on the ground, it still has a chance of happening. Listen to the screech that it emits. It serves as a warning to back off.
- Stamina Shots remove the downtime when performing any melee attack or sprinting, allowing you to chain heavy attacks until the boss enters its frenzy.
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Wrapping It All Up
Overall, stick close to the Spider in Hunt Showdown whenever you can. It will skitter away after some time, and if its lair has multiple floors or entry points, it can be challenging to track. Maintaining a good visual of the boss will reduce downtime significantly. Like the Assassin, we recommend a close-range build. However, we say this is the only boss that doesn’t require much prep time to take advantage of with the abundance of hammers and lanterns scattered around every town in Hunt: Showdown.