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English Name: (?)
Japanese Name: ネルスキュラ
Romaji: Nerusukyura
English Title: Shadow Spider
Japanese Title: 影蜘蛛
Nicknames: Neru
General Information
Species: Chelicerata
Element/s: None
Ailment/s: StatusEffect-Poison Poison
MH3G-Status Effect Sleep Sleep
Status Effect-Web Bound MH4 Icon Web Bound
Weakest to: Fire Fire
Thunder Thunder
Weakness Sign: Limping
Signature Move: Mandible attack, Web shot, Abdomen sting
Habitats: Underground Cave
Primeval Forest
Unknown Great Forest
Monster Size: Gold Crown Small 852.03 cm ~

Gold Crown Large 1117.1 cm

Monsters in Relation: None
Generation: Fourth

Nerusukyura is a large, spider-like monster first appearing in Monster Hunter 4. It inhabits subterranean caves and dark, moist areas. Nerusukyura exhibits characteristics of both Carapaceons and Neopterons but, it is classified as a Chelicerata, an arachnid-like class.

MH4-Nerusukyura Render 001


Nerusukyura physically resembles a real life Arachnid, but is much larger in size. Its long, strong legs allow it to move at fast speeds, even sideways. At the tip of its abdomen is a large stinger it may use to attack. Sharp, purple-coloured spikes protrude from its back.

Nerusukyura is armed with four powerful legs and two chelicerae that it can use as legs as well, each one tipped with a formidable barbed hook, used for holding prey as well as keeping its grip while scaling walls. It can produce a strong, sticky webbing that it uses to trap prey and build nests, and can also spit a toxic substance from its mouth.


Nerusukyura is adaptable to different environments and capable of spinning a large amount of silk web very quickly. The silk it uses to swing itself across the air and to capture prey is very durable and sticky, so breaking free is difficult. Nerusukyura ensnares its prey with the web, then reels them in to strike with a powerful bite that can Poison them. The stinger at the tip of its abdomen contains a tranquilizing fluid that can cause the Sleep status. Nerusukyura is very well known for spinning lumps of silk web into the air, which are aimed to trap and immobilize anything unlucky to be in their way.


Nerusukyura weave nests of durable web in the Underground Cave. When they abandon their nest, they can be seen wandering in other areas such as the Primeval Forest and Unknown Great Forest. They are also known to nest near farming land, where livestock are found, and prey on them with the occasional and unfortunate farmer.

Game Appearances

Chronological Appearances
First US / EU Appearance: First JP Appearance: Latest Appearance:
Logo-MH4U (2015) Logo-MH4 JP (2013) Logo-MH4U (2015)

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter 4
MH4-Nerusukyura Icon 別名”影蜘蛛”。縄張りに巣を張り、獲物を捕える鋏角種のモンスター。状態異常にして弱らせた獲物を粘着質の糸で膠着、鋏状の巨大な顎で捕喰する。この地方ではゲリョスの捕食が多くみられる。食べ残した獲物の皮を身にまとう習性がある
Threat Level (危険度): ★★★★


  • When enraged, Nerusukyura's eyes turn red, as well as the markings under its abdomen and its mouth drools.
  • Nerusukyura's face, chelicerae and back can be broken twice, the abdomen can be broken twice also.
  • Its body structure is somewhat similar to Carapaceons like Daimyo Hermitaur and Shogun Ceanataur.
  • When climbing upside down, poison will drip from Nerusukyura's back.
    • This will not happen if its back is broken twice.
  • If Nerusukyura puts a hunter to sleep and the hunter falls asleep, Nerusukyura will close in on the hunter, observing to make sure the hunter is asleep. Nerusukyura will then back up and then do its mandible attack on the hunter while he/she is waking up.
  • Nerusukyura's web attack can cause a new Ailment Web Bound, which is similar to Muddy and Snowman, but differs by leaving the hunter stuck in place. In addition, Nerusukyura will close in on the hunter and wrap the hunter up or it can use a small thin strand of web and pull the hunter closer to itself.
    • It can also wrap the hunter and their Felyne companions in webbing if they get stuck in some of the balls of webbing on the ground, and will then proceed to drag them up into the top part of the area.
  • When weak Nerusukyura will sleep upside down hanging on a web, making it a perfect time to sleep-bomb and break its back.
  • Gypceros is the favored prey of Nerusukyura, and it wears the Bird Wyvern's hide on its back and other parts of its body. It kills Gypceros to gain their rubbery hides, and will also replace the skin when needed or after molting. In the Underground Cave's area 5 there are multiple web-covered Gypceros corpses hanging from the ceiling, confirming that Nerusukyura preys on Gypceros.
  • When low on stamina, its web shot attack will fail.
    • It will feed on carcasses to regain stamina.

  • Nerusukyura first appears in 4-star Village Quests.
  • It can be infected by Gore Magala's Feral Wyvern Virus.
  • In high rank, Nerusukyura loses it's ability to sleep hunters but it's poison works twice as fast.

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