Diving Spiders are enemies found in Stream Mountain. They're also summoned by Peacock Spider. They attack by spitting multiple bubble, targeting a random bug each time. The bubbles have a roughly equal chance to be either water or poison, which poison the targeted bug on a failed block. They can also spit bubble at two different trajectories, varying the block timing. After attacking, they have a chance to put up a bubble shield around them, making them immune to all attack for 1 turn.
Kabbu with Taunt and raised defense or Super Block+ can prevent most or all damage from Diving Spiders, as can Enfeeble. Taunt also prevents them from switching their target, making blocking more predictable. If they put up their shield, you can take it down with Cleanse. If there are other enemies and Vi's and Kabbu's attacks won't take out the spider, or if you can take it out this turn only by having everyone attack, you should just wait for it to go down.
|Bestiary||This underwater bug can take in oxygen using a special bubble. Even so, it surfaces from time to time. It can deploy poisonous or high-pressure bubbles to protect itself while scouting. Although attempts have been made to pop its bubble, it doesn't seem to be possible.|
|Vi||"An air bubble? Bleh. Why would anyone wanna live underwater!? Ugh, and that shield's bouncing everything off! I hate having to wait!"|
|Kabbu||"I've never seen anything quite like this! A bug that can breathe underwater! My...my horn can't pierce its water shield!? We'll have to await our chance..."|
|Leif||"What a curious evolution. Hmm. Perhaps we could use the Bubble Shield to dive as well? It uses its bubble to avoid attacks for a turn as well. Let's prepare to strike back."|