Infant Arachnid
Enemy Stats
First Encounter Hydroponics Deck
Hit Points 10
Damage 2
Damage Type Light Toxin (1/4)
Splash Damage No
Speed Moderate
Weakness Anti-Annelid attacks (4x)
Anti-Personnel ammo (2x)
Incendiary attacks (2x)
External Psionic Detonation (2x)
Psionic Hypnogenesis
Stasis Field Generator
Loot Arachnid Organ (20%)
nothing (80%)
Summon Code baby arachnid
The Infant Arachnid is a pervasive, phobia-inducing spider that SOLDIER G65434-2 will come to loathe as he explores the Von Braun and UNN Rickenbacker. While the Infant versions aren't too tough individually, fighting more than one at a time may cause frustration as they leap and scurry around the soldier. It is very hard to minimize encounters with Annelid Arachnids, as they begin appearing on the Hydroponics Deck and will never let up afterwards. The Infant versions will be mostly replaced with Adult Arachnids on Operations Deck and then Invisible ones by the time the player reaches the Rickenbacker.


You'll be fighting a lot of Arachnids in System Shock 2, whether you like it or not. The Infant version is the weakest of the three, as it has a rather low amount of Hit Points and only does modest amounts of damage. However, a bite will lightly poison you, doing significantly more damage over time. Unlike the Adult and Invisible variants, the Infant Arachnids don't have enough health to justify spending ammo on, so engage them in melee, as they'll be swarming you anyway. Suffice to say, be vigilant around these enemies, and always have an Anti-Toxin Hypo ready.


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