Currently the most dangerous of the forest mobs, the spider runs and attacks the player at a much quicker pace than the Wolf. Its special ability is to trap players for 2-3 seconds allowing the spider to catch up and deal heavy damage. Because of this ability, one should only attempt to fight a spider with a stone spear or higher(even then with generous kiting).
*An easy way to escape a spider is to put an obstacle between you, forcing the A.I. to de-aggro and leave. **This tactic also lets you hit a spider with a spear behind a wall without taking damage(if you stay there it continues to aggro)