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Sand Crab
Sand Crab
Release date 19 May 2016 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat level 15
Always drops Nothing
No one likes crabs...
Disguised as sandy rocks:
A sandy outcrop.
Combat info
Hitpoints 60
Aggressive Yes
Poisonous No
Max hit 1
Weakness None
Attack Styles
Melee (crush)
Slayer-icon Slayer info
Not assigned
Combat-icon Combat stats
Attack-icon Strength-icon Defence-icon Ranged-icon Magic-icon
1 1 1 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
+0 +0 +0 +0 +0
Other bonuses Immunities
Strength-icon RangedStrength-icon Attack-icon Poison hitsplat Venom hitsplat
+0 +0 +0 Not immune Not immune
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 6

​Sand Crabs are aggressive monsters that look like harmless sandy rocks while disguised, but attack when walked by. They are found along the southern coast in Great Kourend's Hosidius House.

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.


It's possible to train ones fletching skill by using a chisel on the pearls obtained from opening the oysters the Sand Crabs commonly drop to make 6 pearl bolt tips.


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 25 Coins 4; 36 Common Not sold
Oyster Oyster 1–2 Common 47–94
Seaweed Seaweed 1–5 Common 59–295
Oyster pearl Oyster pearl 1 Common 75
Tin ore Tin ore 3 Common 108
Iron ore Iron ore 1 Common 118
Empty oyster Empty oyster 1 Common Not sold
Bronze pickaxe Bronze pickaxe 1 Common 95
Bucket of sand Bucket of sand 1 Uncommon (6/128) 53
Copper ore Copper ore 3 Uncommon 45
Edible seaweed Edible seaweed 2 Uncommon 56
Opal bolt tips 5 Opal bolt tips 5 Uncommon 30
Fishing bait Fishing bait 10 Uncommon 40
Ashes Ashes 2 Uncommon 52
Iron pickaxe Iron pickaxe 1 Uncommon 239
Spinach roll Spinach roll 1 Uncommon Not sold
Casket Casket 1 Rare 1,257
Clue scroll (easy) 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.

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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 3,000 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,574
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Common 7,041
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 23,426
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 1,517
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 2,316
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 536
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 262
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 18,224
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,770
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 12,964
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 27,040
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 41,222
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,965
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Rare 685
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 8,000
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,140
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Rare 25,054
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,100
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Rare 4,830
Law rune Law rune 45 Rare 9,405
Death rune Death rune 45 Rare 13,185
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Rare 20,528
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 36,232
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 63,652
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 73,917
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 40,528

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