Catching dark crabs

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The methods in this guide may involve considerable risk, including (but not limited to): loss of money/items, unstable prices, and/or slow GE resale.
Reason: Takes place in the Wilderness
Fishing raw dark crabs
RequirementsRaw dark crab detail.png
Fishing 85+

Lobster pot
Dark fishing bait
15,400 to note dark crabs
Defensive gear
Lockpick and Assorted flowers or other fun weapon to escape PKers
Slash weapon to cut web on the way from the Edgeville lever
3-4 healing items such as Saradomin brews


Wilderness Elite Diary completed (strongly recommended for increased catch rate)
Rada's blessing

ProfitExperience gained
334,488Fishing 40,040
Inputs (17,556)Outputs (352,044)
308 × Dark fishing bait.png Dark fishing bait (2,156)15,400 × Coins 100.png Coins (15,400)308 × Raw dark crab.png Raw dark crab (352,044)

Dark crabs are located in the Resource Area and are most easily accessed by using the Edgeville lever. Dark crab fishing spots never move. Fishing dark crabs is very low intensity, but fishers must remain aware of player killers. The elite Wilderness diary greatly improves the catch rate (at level 99, the chance to catch a dark crab increases from 12% to 34% with the diary completed). The listed profit and catch rate per hour is with the diary. Once a full inventory has been caught, the dark crabs should be noted with Piles.

Take three (3) or four (4) expensive defensive equipment items. Dinh's Bulwark is a good choice. Black dragonhide armour is suitable for the remaining slots.

To escape PKers, run out the fence and north to the Axe Hut. Use your lockpick to go inside. The PKer also needs a lockpick to get inside. If the PKer follows inside, switch to your fun weapon, attack a magic axe, and then X-log.

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