Though the nerubians were immune to his plague, Ner'zhul's growing necromantic powers allowed him to raise the spider-warriors' corpses and bend them to his will. As a testament to their tenacity and fearlessness, Ner'zhul adopted the nerubians' distinctive architectural style for his own fortresses and structures.

Nerubian is a minion summoned via Anub'Rekhan's Hero Power, Skitter. It comes with a low amount of attack and minimal health. It may also be summoned by the Tavern Brawl version of Anub'Rekhan.