Minecraft is full of all types of mobs, but one of the most annoying can be the Spiders. Not only can the Cave Spiders poison you, but they can climb up almost any wall or structure. This can be frustrating if you are trying to get to safety or you just want to get away from those annoying enemies. There are actually a few ways you can stop them from being annoying and climbing all your buildings.
To stop Spiders from climbing, you can build overhangs or moats around your base. You can also build a fence wall around your base and place a block on top of it. You can also place signs on the walls of your structures so that the Spiders can’t climb over them. Each of these methods works very well and is not hard to do either.
These methods can be done with any structure, not just your base. If you have Villagers getting killed by Spiders, then you can always build any of these structures around the Village. These methods work extremely well and it is also great to keep other mobs out of specific places. We will go more in-depth about each method later on in the article.
How to stop spiders from climbing
As we said before, there are really only 4 main methods to keep Spiders from climbing your walls. These methods can be used anywhere you want to keep the Spiders out so don’t think we are saying that you can only do this at your base. It is important to feel safe when you are in specific areas that you have built. If a Spider can just walk in, you won’t feel that sense of security.
Here are the main ways to stop spiders from climbing in Minecraft:
Build overhangs around your base
This is the easiest thing to do because you can make the overhangs fit right into your base design. Yes, you might not care about how your base looks, but there are people who like to have their base have symmetry and everything to be perfect. This is not a bad thing because they enjoy the building aspect of the game.
This is the easiest option because you probably have a ton of extra blocks just lying around because of all the mining you have done. If you don’t then go get some Cobblestone so you can make an overhang all around your base. If your base is on a cliff, you can make an overhang with some fences on top to make for a great balcony and it will keep the Spiders away.
Build a moat around your base
A moat is something that everyone thinks about building. It looks amazing and it works extremely well to keep the Spiders away. Keep in mind that if you leave the moat empty, the Spiders can get across pretty easily. You will want to fill it with lava so that they die when they reach the bottom. It isn’t the safest option, but it definitely is cool.
You could also build a moat around your base with an overhang. That way, if the moat is empty, the Spiders can’t get out and they will be trapped. This will also allow you to make a farm for mob materials so you can take advantage of everything that you can.
Build a wall of fences with a block at the top
Building a wall of fences is another great option to keep the Spiders out. Keep in mind that you do need to place some sort of block on top so that the Spiders can’t climb over the fences. They can climb fences, but that block will stop them from getting over the top of the wall. We would recommend covering the top of the fences with Glowstone.
That will illuminate your base area and it will keep the mobs from climbing over. It also looks really cool as well. You don’t even need to use fences. As long as you have a wall with overhangs, the Spiders can’t get in. Be creative on how you build your base and take advantage of these ways to stop mobs from getting in.
Put signs around the entire structure
Yes, putting signs around your structures will stop the Spiders from climbing them. Nobody knows exactly why, but a lot of people think it has to do something with the code of the Spiders. They don’t seem to be able to climb over signs. This is a good option if you don’t want to place an overhang around your base.
All you need to do is place a line of signs all around the top section of the wall or fence and it will stop Spiders from getting over. You can even make this look good with your builds because there are different sign colors. It does look better than an overhang so it might be a good option for you.
Why would you need to stop spiders from climbing?
There are a couple of reasons why you might not want Spiders climbing your structures. The first reason is so that they don’t get into your base. This is the obvious reason because you probably want to feel safe in your base. If you don’t feel safe, then you won’t want to relax while playing. If you are really having trouble with the game, then turn on Peaceful Mode.
The second reason is so that they don’t kill your Villagers or Pets. It can be extremely annoying having a Villager with insanely good trades just die because of a Spider. Your Pets are also very important to you so you want everything to be safe within your base. The safety of you and your base is not worth a Spider getting in.
Keeping the Spiders out is a very important thing, especially if you want total safety within your base area. Make sure to follow any of these methods to keep them out. There are other methods that also work, but these are by far the best ways to keep Spiders out.