|Released||2 November 2004 (Update)|
|No one likes crabs...|
|Attack style||Melee (crush)|
|+0||+0||+0||+0%||Not immune||Not immune|
Rock Crabs are aggressive monsters that look like harmless rocks while disguised, but attack when walked by. Unlike most other enemies and NPCs, Rock Crabs are not marked with yellow dots on the player's minimap; this is probably due to the crabs' appearance, which camouflages them as rocks.
Players can tell if a rock is a Rock Crab by looking at the rock's shape; Rock Crabs are tall oval shaped while normal rocks in their area are mostly in large clusters of shattered pieces. Another way to tell is by right clicking on them. If the text colour is yellow, it is a Rock Crab. If the text is blue, it is just a prop.
Rock Crabs become docile if the player has not left the surrounding area in a certain amount of time (roughly between ten and twenty-five minutes). To make the crabs aggressive again, exit the surrounding area (halfway to the entrance to the village in Rellekka, or by entering and exiting the entrance to Keldagrim) and enter again. You can also find one Rock Crab that will be aggressive, kill it then you can continue killing other crabs. As they are "dormant" until "awoken" by a passing player, rock crabs cannot be attacked until they are made aggressive once more.
Rock Crabs are excellent for training at all combat levels due to their low Defence and high Hitpoints, though low level players should consider bringing food. Rock Crabs used to be a popular melee training monster until the release of Sand Crabs, and the subsequent release of Ammonite Crabs, which are now more preferred options for training.
However, due to Sand Crabs being very crowded, some players choose to train on Waterbirth Island, as it has multiple convenient spawn locations where a player can stand still and always have 3-4 Rock Crabs attacking them at any moment, making it comparable to the experience rates of Sand Crabs. The player can simply reset the aggressiveness of the Rock Crab by running back to the boat to leave Waterbirth Island, then running back to their desired training spot.
Locations[edit | edit source]
Rellekka Rock Crabs[edit | edit source]
Note: Dwarf multicannons may be used here, unlike with the other types of crabs commonly used for training. This can make training for other players difficult. There is, however, a way to avoid the cannon's fire. If a player moves to the west-most part of the multi-combat zone, most cannon fire can be avoided. There are three rock crab spawns near this location, which makes it a decent spot. Although the cannon's fire can be avoided, it is best to switch to another world when faced with overcrowding.
Drops[edit | edit source]
Weapons[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Bronze pickaxe 1 Common 79 Iron pickaxe 1 Common 147 Bronze axe 1 Uncommon 20
Runes and talisman[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Fire rune 7 Common 35 Nature rune 4 Uncommon 1,024 Chaos rune 1 Rare 101
Others[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 4–413 Common Not sold Oyster 1–2 Common 63–126 Seaweed 1–5 Common 70–350 Oyster pearl 1 Common 87 Empty oyster 1 Common Not sold Spinach roll 1 Uncommon Not sold Knife 1 Uncommon 32 Opal bolt tips 5 Uncommon 20 Iron ore 1 Uncommon 151 Coal 2 Uncommon 476 Copper ore 3 Uncommon 135 Tin ore 3 Uncommon 135 Fishing bait 1–10 Uncommon 4–40 Edible seaweed 2 Rare 72 Jade bolt tips 1 Rare 3 Limpwurt root 1 Rare 937 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Rare 7,936 Grimy avantoe 1 Rare 1,649 Tarromin seed 1 Rare 11 Ranarr seed 1 Rare 53,900 Clue scroll (easy) 1 Rare Not sold Casket 1 Rare 874
Gem drop table
In addition to the drops above, this monster has access to the gem drop table.
Show/hide gem drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 859 Uncut emerald 1 Rare 900 Uncut ruby 1 Rare 1,545 Cosmic talisman 1 Very rare 537 Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 3,016 Rune javelin 5 Very rare 750 Loop half of key 1 Very rare 8,562 Tooth half of key 1 Very rare 13,634 Rune spear 1 Very rare 12,091 Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,694 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,233