Raw dark crab

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Raw dark crab
Raw dark crab.png
Released13 March 2014 (Update)
Quest itemNo
ExamineI should try cooking this.
Value325 coins
High alch195 coins
Low alch130 coins
Weight0.35 kg
Grand Exchange
Exchange1,256 coins (info)
Buy limit15,000
Daily volume74,491
Advanced data
Item ID11934
Raw dark crab detail.png

A raw dark crab is a members-only fish found in the Wilderness. Dark crabs require a Fishing level of at least 85 and give 130 Fishing experience per catch. A lobster pot is used to catch dark crabs, along with dark fishing bait. Dark fishing bait can be obtained as a drop from various monsters in the Wilderness or bought from other players at the Grand Exchange.

They require a Cooking level of at least 90 to cook and give 215 Cooking experience per fish. It is advised to cook raw dark crabs at the Hosidius Kitchen due to their high burn rate, as they are still possible to burn even at 99 Cooking. Alternatively, wearing a Cooking cape will ensure 100% cook-success rate due to its perk.

Completion of the Elite Wilderness Diary will reward the player with a higher success rate when trying to catch raw dark crabs. For example, at level 99, the chance to catch a dark crab increases from 12% to 34%, which brings the overall catch rate by 283.25% — nearly triple the base rate.[1] As such, it is highly recommended that players complete the Elite diary prior to fishing dark crabs.

Fishing info[edit | edit source]

Raw dark crab
Level requiredFishing 85
Fishing XP130 xp
BaitDark fishing bait.pngDark fishing bait
Fishing spotFishing spot (dark crab)
Required toolLobster pot.pngLobster pot

Fishing locations[edit | edit source]

There are only two locations at which dark crabs can be caught:

  • Wilderness - North-eastern coast, south of the fence containing the deep Wilderness.
  • Resource Area - These fishing spots will never move or disappear.

Products[edit | edit source]

Dark crab.pngDark crab
Member icon.png
  • Cooking 90
  • Cooking 215

Item sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here (include RDT).
Fishing spot (dark crab)40; 85 Fishing icon.png1Always

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
26 January 2017

The item was recoloured.

19 March 2015

Cooking dark crabs on a fire now plays the correct animation.

Gallery (historical)[edit | edit source]

Raw dark crab (v1) detail.png
Raw dark crab detail.png
Raw dark crab v1.png
Raw dark crab.png
13 March 2014 –
26 January 2017
26 January 2017 –

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 20 April 2020. (Archived from the original on 30 May 2020.) Mod Ash: "For a level 99 player, it'd change your 12% chance per roll into a 34% chance per roll [when catching dark crabs]."