|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 sand lumps. 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 larger 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 75–150 Seaweed 1–5 Common 56–280 Oyster pearl 1 Common 74 Tin ore 3 Common 168 Iron ore 1 Common 148 Empty oyster 1 Common Not sold Bronze pickaxe 1 Common 60 Bucket of sand 1 Uncommon (6/128) 58 Copper ore 3 Uncommon 72 Edible seaweed 2 Uncommon 60 Opal bolt tips 5 Uncommon 35 Fishing bait 10 Uncommon 40 Ashes 2 Uncommon 80 Iron pickaxe 1 Uncommon 380 Spinach roll 1 Uncommon Not sold Casket 1 Rare 1,295 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 1,661 Loop half of key 1 Common 8,207 Tooth half of key 1 Common 18,923 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 1,153 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 2,093 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 760 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 539 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 17,889 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,787 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,606 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 26,675 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 41,376 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,888 Rune javelin 5 Rare 455 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 15,500 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 800 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 25,169 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,100 Rune arrow 42 Rare 4,242 Law rune 45 Rare 8,325 Death rune 45 Rare 14,760 Dragonstone 1 Rare 16,967 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 36,504 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 62,567 Shield left half 1 Very rare 72,098 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 42,005