Daddy Long Legs

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"Daddy Long Legs"
Daddy Long Legs icon.png
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Code name
Food Pips

10 Food pip.png Hunter head.png

DLC icon.png10 Food pip.png Artificer head.png

DLC icon.png5 Food pip.png Gourmand head.png

DLC icon.png0.25–1 Food pip.png Spearmaster head.png


Slugcat head.png: The Exterior, Five Pebbles (region)

Hunter head.png: Garbage Wastes

Downpour Regions

Gourmand head.png: The Exterior, Five Pebbles (region)

Artificer head.png: Garbage Wastes, The Exterior, Five Pebbles (region)

Rivulet head.png: The Exterior, The Rot

Spearmaster head.png: The Exterior

Saint head.png: Rubicon


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Daddy Long Legs, or DLLs for short, are a significant mid-game threat, and the main obstacle faced throughout The Exterior Safari Icon.png The Leg and The Exterior Safari Icon.png Underhang. They are large, tanky, voracious and dangerous, but blind - great caution must be taken to navigate around them. The Brother Long Legs icon.png Brother Long Legs are their smaller counterparts. There is also a similar, yet larger creature known as Mother Long Legs icon.png Mother Long Legs, which is DLC icon.pngDownpour exclusive.

Daddy Long Legs are found in the Garbage Wastes Safari Icon.png Garbage Wastes in DLC icon.pngSpearmaster head.png Spearmaster’s campaign, and The Rot Safari Icon.png The Rot in Rivulet head.png Rivulet’s campaign.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Daddy Long Legs are large, black bulbous masses, with several blue-tipped tentacles extending from their core, accented with blue X shapes. The number of cores and tentacles they have may vary.

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This section contains major plot details from Hunter. If you have not made significant progress or completed the game as Hunter, then read no further!

The brown Daddy Long Legs (above) and a Brother Long Legs (below) found near their spawning pool in Garbage Wastes

Brown Daddy Long Legs[edit | edit source]

The brown Daddy Long Legs is encountered only as Hunter head.png Hunter in Garbage Wastes, in the Brother Long Legs Arena unlock room. Other than the brown coloration and lack of aggression towards Brother Long Legs, it is identical to normal Daddy Long Legs.

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This section contains major plot details from the "5P" region and beyond. If you have not progressed past this region, then read no further!

"Proto Daddy Long Legs"
Proto Daddy Long Legs.png
Code name
Food Pips

Slugcat head.png: Five Pebbles (region)

Downpour Regions

Artificer head.pngSpearmaster head.png: Garbage Wastes

Rivulet head.png: Shaded Citadel, The Exterior, The Rot

Saint head.png: Rubicon

Proto Daddy Long Legs[edit | edit source]

Found in Unfortunate Development, Proto Daddy Long Legs are a stationary threat infesting the walls in the area. They are considered hazards rather than creatures (and as such are unkillable), nor are they mobile, but can still grab onto the player with their stubby tentacles should they stray too close - and are near inescapable once latched on. The long tentacles connecting patches of proto-growth can be safely grabbed onto like poles, and used to propel oneself through zero-gravity.

Interestingly, Proto-Daddy Long Legs also have the ability to hear and emit circular particles in response to sound.
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Tips[edit | edit source]

Combat[edit | edit source]

A Daddy Long Legs moving through a connection pipe.

As Daddy Long Legs have an incredible amount of health, combat is very rarely a viable strategy against them. Spear icon.png Spears can be used to disable their tentacles and, once all of them have been disabled they can no longer move, but this is time consuming, alerts them to the current location of whatever hit them, and they can still consume anything that comes near their core when completely disabled, therefore it is a high-risk low-reward strategy. They can be killed instantly with one hit to the core with an Explosive Spear icon.png Explosive Spear, but these are near impossible to come by in the regions they are found in and their tentacles often block incoming Spears, wasting it.

Daddy Long Legs, alongside the other Brother Long Legs icon.png mobile DLC icon.pngMother Long Legs icon.png Rot cysts are nearly immune to electricity. They cannot be stunned and electric-based hazards and weapons deal negligible damage to them.

Stealth[edit | edit source]

Navigating around Daddy Long Legs is the primary method of dealing with them. The Leg, Underhang and Five Pebbles all have numerous tunnels which can be used to gain an advantage - They can crawl through vents but by going through a tunnel and going back through, you may lead them away. They are very noise-motivated and nearly always immediately move to investigate the source of any noise they hear: throwing Rubbish icon.png Rubbish and Spears against walls, and using Cherrybomb icon.png Cherrybombs all immediately attract them, but so does the sound of Slugcat head.png Slugcat running, jumping, hitting the ground and using a Grappling Worm icon.png Grappling Worm.

Evasion[edit | edit source]

Directly running away from a Daddy Long Legs once it begins giving chase is not recommended: this tends to produce more sound, making it even easier for it to follow along. Additionally, they are fast and large, making it all too easy for them to close distance quickly. However, they can be temporarily distracted by feeding them smaller creatures as this temporarily stuns them. Furthermore, just moving into another room does not guarantee safety as they are in fact capable of moving through connection pipes and do so if they suspect their target has gone through one. Daddy Long Legs also do not lose interest easily and may happily sit around in the same spot for several minutes if that's where it last heard a sound. Finding a secure tunnel (with multiple entrances) to hide out in, and throwing Rubbish or a Spear out of it is the best method to lure them out of the way when pursued by one.

Abilities & Behavior[edit | edit source]

Senses[edit | edit source]

Daddy Long Legs are blind, but have very keen hearing to compensate for it. When they hear something, their cores emit particles in the direction of the sound's source.

Relationships[edit | edit source]

Variants & attributes[edit | edit source]

Like many other creatures in Rain World, Daddy Long Legs vary greatly in appearance, having different numbers and sizes of bulbs and tentacles randomly connected, and even having different shades of navy blue which sometimes have a purple tone.

A Daddy Long Legs being restrained by a Grappling Worm.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Brother Long Legs and Daddy Long Legs are jointly one of the 10 backer-created creatures.
  • Loud noises produced by explosions or thunder temporarily deafen Daddy Long Legs.
  • An unreliable, but somewhat amusing method of evading a Daddy Long Legs is by using a Grappling Worm to restrain them.
  • Daddy Long Legs are able to consume nearly every creature in the game short of the very largest (e.g. Leviathan icon.png Leviathans), unlike Brother Long Legs, who are too small to absorb larger creatures (e.g. Vulture icon.png Vultures and Green Lizard icon.png Green Lizards).
    • Daddy Long Legs are, by default, aggressive towards Brother Long Legs and attempt to consume them.
  • Lizards icon.png Lizards, Scavenger icon.png Scavengers, and other creatures regard the Daddy Long Legs as significant threats, and run away from them.
  • Daddy Long Legs were accidentally created by Five Pebbles (character) icon.png Five Pebbles in an experiment, growing quickly out of hand shortly after.
  • Developer commentary on the AI and design of Daddy Long Legs can be found here.