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"We got spiders inbound!"
―Clone Captain Rex, during the Battle of Malastare[src]

The DSD1 dwarf spider droid,[1] or simply the dwarf spider droid,[5] was a model of battle droid[2] manufactured by Baktoid Armor Workshop.[1] Favored by the Commerce Guild,[5] it was first used against renegade miners in skirmishes that took place deep underground.[4] The unit was also known as the burrowing spider droid for its ability to invade narrow spaces, it was armed with a powerful laser cannon capable of both rapid-fire and high-intensity burst.[1]

Later, the dwarf spider droid became a mainstay in the droid army of the Confederacy of Independent Systems against the Galactic Republic during the Clone Wars.[1] Its underbelly was vulnerable to explosives, as demonstrated when Clone Captain Rex destroyed a dwarf spider droid by planting a thermal detonator on its stomach during the Battle of Teth.[10] Many were equipped with a self-destruct mechanism that, when threatened on the battlefield, would detonate.[7] The droids saw action in the early stages of the war, including the Battle of Devaron,[11] all the way up until some of the final engagements of the war, such as the Battle of Anaxes[12] and the Battle of Kashyyyk.[13]

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