Nether spiders behave almost exactly like cave spiders, except for an increase in poison

Nether spider

damage and an increase in size. They add a way to obtain bows in the nether (arrows can be obtained by rare skeletons and may be able to be crafted with phoenix feathers in the future). They are also a way of obtaining spider eyes, which are needed to make potions of weakness to convert the zombie pigmen into pigmen.

HP: 10

Drops: string and spider eyes.