|Release date||19 May 2016 (Update)|
| • No one likes crabs...|
Disguised as sandy rocks:
• A sandy outcrop.
Unlike most other enemies and NPCs, Sand 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. In addition, they are immune to the effects of the dwarf multicannon.
Sand crabs become unaggressive 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 (run near the Player Owned House portal to the North) and enter again. As they are "dormant" until "awoken" by a passing player, sand crabs cannot be attacked until they are made aggressive once more.
They hit fairly low, but low level players should bring food. Sand crabs are excellent for training at all combat levels, due to their low Defence and high Hitpoints, which makes them easy to kill. Compared to rock crabs, they have 10 more hitpoints which makes them an even better choice for training than their rocky counterparts. However, this means they may be even more frequented than rock crabs.
The new sand crab counterpart, King Sand Crabs were released with the new Catacombs batch of updates under Great Kourend.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 4; 36 Common Not sold Oyster 1–2 Common 47–94 Seaweed 1–5 Common 59–295 Oyster pearl 1 Common 75 Tin ore 3 Common 108 Iron ore 1 Common 118 Empty oyster 1 Common Not sold Bronze pickaxe 1 Common 95 Bucket of sand 1 Uncommon (6/128) 53 Copper ore 3 Uncommon 45 Edible seaweed 2 Uncommon 56 Opal bolt tips 5 Uncommon 30 Fishing bait 10 Uncommon 40 Ashes 2 Uncommon 52 Iron pickaxe 1 Uncommon 239 Spinach roll 1 Uncommon Not sold Casket 1 Rare 1,257 Clue scroll (easy) 1 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 3,000 Common Not sold Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,574 Loop half of key 1 Common 7,041 Tooth half of key 1 Common 23,426 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 1,517 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 2,316 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 536 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 262 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 18,224 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,770 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,964 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 27,040 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 41,222 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,965 Rune javelin 5 Rare 685 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 8,000 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,140 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 25,054 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,100 Rune arrow 42 Rare 4,830 Law rune 45 Rare 9,405 Death rune 45 Rare 13,185 Dragonstone 1 Rare 20,528 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 36,232 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 63,652 Shield left half 1 Very rare 73,917 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 40,528