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The Alert Spider is a monster in Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy.

Description Edit

"The Alert Spider spends its life above the ground climbing over walls or ceilings. From this high vantage point, it is able to drop down on unsuspecting prey without drawing attention to itself."
Abydos Museum

Traits, Appearance, and AbilitiesEdit

The Alert Spider is a small monster with six legs (unlike real arachnids with eight) and one large, all-seeing eye that gives it its name. The species is known for climbing walls, ladders, and vertical or horizontal surfaces so they can better stalk their prey from above. To attack, they use their front, slicing legs, which make a clicking noise.

Strategy for SphinxEdit

In the Outskirts of the Castle of Uruk, simply avoid the spider, as there is no way to attack it. In the Uruk Temple encounter, Darts may be utilized.

Strategy for the MummyEdit

Use the electric mummy form to fry the spider on the ladder. This is the only time the Mummy encounters the Alert Spider.

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Trivia Edit

  • The Alert Spider is one of the monsters already on display at the Abydos Museum. This is because there is never an opportunity to capture it, along with the Alert Spiders primarily being found on vertical surfaces and/or upside down on a ceiling, which prevents Capture Beetles from reaching them as they cannot climb.
  • It is one of the few monsters that both Sphinx and Tutankhamen encounter, the other being a Rat.
    • It is also the only monster Tut has killed.

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Non-Capturable Alert Spider | Electric Eel | Featherless Turkey | Geb | Goofy Lizard | Manta Ray | Mummy Bird | Mummy Eagle | Rat | Sea Turtle | Shell Critter | Shuttlecock Bird | Small Frog | Spinefish | Spitting Toad
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