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Giant rock crab
Giant Rock Crab
Release date 1 August 2005 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat level 137
Always drops Bones
Examine
No one likes crabs... especially really big ones!
Disguised as a boulder:
Heavy rock!
Combat info
Hitpoints 180
Aggressive Yes
Poisonous No
Max hit 9
Weakness Magic
Attack Styles
Melee (crush)
Slayer-icon Slayer info
Not assigned
Combat-icon Combat stats
Attack-icon Strength-icon Defence-icon Ranged-icon Magic-icon
50 80 200 1 1
Attack-icon Aggressive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +0
Defence-icon Defensive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+225 +200 +175 -10 +250
Other bonuses Immunities
Strength-icon RangedStrength-icon Attack-icon Poison hitsplat Venom hitsplat
+0  ? +0 No No
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 6

Giant rock crabs are massive versions of the weaker Rock crab. They lie in wait for prey, disguised as large boulders. When approached, they attack, unless they have become tolerant, in which case they remain as "boulders" - attempting to cast a spell on them gives the message "You can't attack this NPC."

Giant rock crabs are only initially aggressive if they are approached while dormant. Once they are moving and the targeted player is out of range, they stop being aggressive and will ignore players that don't attack them. They eventually become dormant boulders again after a while if they are not attacked.

LocationsEdit

StrategyEdit

The giant rock crab is one of few monsters in RuneScape that will retreat from battle when they become critically wounded. This can be troublesome, as they are found in a single-way combat area. This can be prevented by attacking them while their back is turned to a nearby wall, so that they move away from the player and back up into the wall. If they move too far away, the player will follow them and risk being attacked by another rock crab. There are several protruding sections of the walls in the area that can be used as safespots which are ideal as the crabs' main weakness is magic.

DropsEdit

100%Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Bones Bones 1 Always 66

Runes/TalismansEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Water rune Water rune 1–39 Uncommon 5–195
Earth rune Earth rune 2–37 Uncommon 8–148
Air talisman Air talisman 1 Rare 82
Mind talisman Mind talisman 1 Rare 382
Fire talisman Fire talisman 1 Rare 2,239
Cosmic talisman Cosmic talisman 1 Rare 785
Body talisman Body talisman 1 Rare 484
Water talisman Water talisman 1 Rare 174
Earth talisman Earth talisman 1 Rare 189

Weaponry/ArmourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Steel platebody Steel platebody 1 Uncommon 997
Black claws Black claws 1 Uncommon 11,659
Black platebody Black platebody 1 Uncommon 3,244
Mithril axe Mithril axe 1 Uncommon 159
Rock-shell gloves Rock-shell gloves 1 Uncommon 3,316
Rock-shell boots Rock-shell boots 1 Uncommon 10,921
Black warhammer Black warhammer 1 Rare 386
Adamant longsword Adamant longsword 1 Rare 1,716
Adamant warhammer Adamant warhammer 1 Rare 2,255

SeedsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Poison ivy seed 5 Poison ivy seed 1 Uncommon 718
Belladonna seed 5 Belladonna seed 1 Uncommon 34
Herb seed 5 Guam seed 1 Uncommon 9
Herb seed 5 Marrentill seed 1 Uncommon 7
Herb seed 5 Tarromin seed 1 Uncommon 22
Herb seed 5 Harralander seed 1 Uncommon 44
Herb seed 5 Toadflax seed 1 Rare 322
Herb seed 5 Ranarr seed 1 Rare 27,858
Herb seed 5 Irit seed 1 Rare 51
Herb seed 5 Avantoe seed 1 Rare 759
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 33,108
Herb seed 5 Cadantine seed 1 Rare 620
Herb seed 5 Lantadyme seed 1 Rare 882
Herb seed 5 Dwarf weed seed 1 Very rare 472
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 Very rare 22,786

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1 Uncommon 8
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 Uncommon 17
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 Uncommon 101
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 460
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Rare 6,650
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1 Rare 1,192
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 Rare 2,199
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 2,344
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,641
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,720
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 955

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 100 Coins 27; 28; 42; 70; 137 Common Not sold
Raw lobster Raw lobster 1 Common 223
Raw bass Raw bass 1 Common 195
Tinderbox Tinderbox 1 Common 136
Rock-shell splinter Rock-shell splinter 1 Uncommon (1/64) 25,179
Rock-shell chunk Rock-shell chunk 1 Uncommon (1/64) 11,704
Rock-shell shard Rock-shell shard 1 Uncommon (1/64) 26,546
Casket Casket 1 Rare 1,130
Clue scroll (medium) Clue scroll (medium) 1 Very rare Not sold

Rare drop table

In addition to the drops above, this monster also has access to the rare drop table.

Show/hide rare drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 3,000 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,621
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Common 8,599
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 16,764
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 1,059
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 2,013
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 1,254
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 287
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 16,683
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,569
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 12,781
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 27,375
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 40,856
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,931
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Rare 630
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 7,500
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,240
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Rare 25,064
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,250
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Rare 3,906
Law rune Law rune 45 Rare 7,695
Death rune Death rune 45 Rare 14,085
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Rare 16,819
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 36,470
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 61,904
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 74,635
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 41,368


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