Bane of Arthropods allows you to consistently kill any spider in a single hit. Enchanting a Sword with the Bane of Arthropods ensures that you will no longer need to worry about being jumped by random spiders in the dark. Torches are great but not all problems can be prevented or foreseen. Swords are always good to have, why not have one specialized for spiders?
Spiders’ number one advantage over the player is their speed and natural camouflage. Now instead of panicking each time a spider surprises you, simply pull out your sword and give them a bop. You can be confident as once you enchant a sword with this ability, that arachnophobia is a fear of the past!
Find a Sword and enchant it with the Bane of Arthropods enchantment.
The Bane of Arthropods enchantment is a powerful offensive spell that enhances the damage you do against spiders. This increases the damage by 7.25x at the max enchantment level. The useful Slowness enchantment actually becomes redundant when fighting spiders - Bane of Arthropods activate Slowness IV when fighting Arthropods. This means that you won’t have to worry about Spiders jumping and attacking you faster than you can run away!
Q. Can you use Bane of Arthropods against enemies other than spiders?
Yes. A number of arthropods exist in Minecraft, so this is not just a spider killing sword. Arthropods include not only Spiders and Cave Spiders, but also Bees, Silverfish and even Endermites.
No longer do you need to fear the night. Master your fear of the dark by surviving a night or two on your own merits with a trusty Bane of Arthropods Sword! This weapon can even be enchanted several more times, which means that you can almost create loadouts - specific sets of equipment for specific situations. Sharpness, Mending, and Loyalty are all great, common enchantments for any weapon.