|Ability Name||Ability Description||Details|
|Spawn Spiderlings||Broodmother injects her young into an enemy unit, dealing damage. The spiderlings will hatch if the target is killed while under this influence.|
Black Arachnia continues to raise her young, even amidst the field of combat. The brood quickly learns how to support their mother.
|Spin Web||Spins a large web that renders Broodmother invisible, grants a passive movement speed increase, gives free movement, and boosts regeneration while in its vicinity. Spin Web charges restore every 40 seconds. If damage is taken, free movement is disabled and the movement speed increase is halved for 6 seconds. Spin Web can be cast from anywhere as long as the new web touches an existing web. Webs never expire, and can be manually destroyed. When the maximum limit of webs is exceeded, the oldest web disappears.|
Weaving a bed of silken fibers, Arachnia's web both protects her and her offspring, as well as giving advancing opponents a sense of foreboding.
|Incapacitating Bite||Broodmother's venom cripples enemy units, causing her attacks to slow and deal bonus damage, as well as giving the affected unit a chance to miss its attacks.|
Paralytic toxins come from Black Arachnia's fangs, causing a slow and painful death to those who intrude on her webs.
Miss Chance: 30%/40%/50%/60%
|Insatiable Hunger||A violent lust for vital fluids increases Broodmother's attack damage and gives her a vampiric attack.|
While most of her prey is wrapped in silken cocoons and saved for her young, the Broodmother herself has a taste for wandering heroes.
|Bonus Damage: 60/90/120|
The Broodmother injects her young into a target, creating immense pain. If the target is killed by the injection or by a spiderling, several spiderlings will be born.
Spins a web which grants the Broodmother invisibility in an area, regeneration, as well as a passive speed increase.
Gives the Broodmother venoms which greatly reduce the target's ability to function, and deals extra damage.
The broodmother develops a violent thirst for vital fluids. This lust greatly increases her attack damage and gives her a vampiric attack.
Once a Queen of the Nerubians, she struck fear into the hearts of those she ruled. However she made the fatal mistake of falling in love with the renegade assassin Anub'Arak , and was banished from her own kingdom. Now she accompanies her true love in the battle of the Ancients, bearing his offspring as a symbol of her undying love. An expert in weaving webs of deception, she has the power of incapacitating those who dare attack her, and sowing in them the seeds of her offspring which then tear out of the corpse of the unfortunate victim. Her lust for battle helps her grow stronger and sustain herself, leading many to believe that her hunger for flesh is insatiable.
For centuries, Black Arachnia the Broodmother lurked in the dark lava tubes beneath the smoldering caldera of Mount Pyrotheos, raising millions of spiderlings in safety before sending them to find prey in the wide world above. In a later age, the Vizier of greed, Ptholopthales, erected his lodestone ziggurat on the slopes of the dead volcano, knowing that any looters who sought his magnetic wealth must survive the spider-haunted passages. After millennia of maternal peace, Black Arachnia found herself beset by a steady trickle of furfeet and cutpurses, bold knights and noble youths--all of them delicious, certainly, and yet tending to create a less than nurturing environment for her innocent offspring. tiring of the intrusions, she paid a visit to ptholopthales; and when he proved unwilling to discuss a compromise, she wrapped the vizier in silk and set him aside to be the centerpiece of the special birthday feast. Unfortunately, the absence of the Magnetic Ziggurat's master merely emboldened a new generation of intruders. When one of her newborns was trodden underfoot by a clumsy adventurer, she reached the end of her silken robe. Broodmother headed for the surface, declaring her intent to rid the world of each and every possible invader, down to the last hero if necessary, until she could ensure her nursery might once more be a safe and wholesome environment for her precious spiderspawn.
|Spiderling||The Spiderling created by Broodmother's Spawn Spiderlings ability. Spiderling abilities are described below and Spiderling stats are detailed to the right.||
|Poison Sting||Poisons enemies on attack.||Duration: 2 (Heroes)/6 (creeps)|
Damage per second: 8
|Spawn Spiderite||Applies debuff on attack. If debuffed unit dies, a Spiderite will spawn.||Spiderite duration: 60
Debuff duration: 2