Spider Jockey
Spider Jockeys




  • Skeleton: HeartHeartHeartHeartHeartHeartHeartHeartHeartHeart
  • Spider: HeartHeartHeartHeartHeartHeartHeartHeart


Skeleton drops:
0-2 (+Loot Level) Bones,
0-2 Arrows,
0-1 Bows,
0-1 Armor pieces
Spider drops:
0-2 String,
0-1 Spider Eyes

First Appearance

Update 0.11.0

Spider Jockeys are Hostile Mobs that appear as Spiders being ridden by Skeletons. They were added in Update 0.11.0.


Spider Jockeys have a very low chance to spawn, with every Spider having a 1% chance to be a Spider Jockey. The process can be made faster using a Monster Spawner or Spawn Eggs. There is a chance that a Spider Jockey can spawn as a Cave Spider Jockey.


Since the Spider Jockey is not actually an individual Mob, both comprising Mobs show their own unique behavior.


Spider Jockeys are best fought at range using a Bow, since it prevents the Spider from being able to use its melee attack. It is best to first kill the Skeleton, and the attack the Spider using a Sword.


  • The Spider controls the Jockey's movement. Thus, it may not attack during the day.
    • However, the Skeleton may still shoot the Player.
  • It is possible for the Skeleton to suffocate as the Spider can go through 1 Block tall spaces but Skeletons cannot, and will take suffocation damage.
  • If the Spider Jockey enters Water, then the Skeleton may jump off the Spider.
  • Bedrock Exclusive: There are Cave Spider Jockeys in Minecraft.
    • The Cave Spider Jockey is more dangerous, because when the Player is hit by an Arrow from the Skeleton, they may also be poisoned by the Cave Spider.
  • A variant of Spider Jockeys called "Wither Jockeys" were added in Update 0.12.1. They are Spiders or Cave Spiders ridden by Wither Skeletons and have a 1% chance to spawn naturally in the Nether or by a Spider Spawn Egg.
  • Bedrock Exclusive: Since Update 0.14.0, Baby Zombies can ride Spiders or Cave Spiders.
  • If an Arrow from the Skeleton hits the Spider while it is riding the Spider, the Spider will stop and attack the rider.
  • If the Jockey is out in the Sun, the Skeleton will burn, leaving the Spider.
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