|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. This means they may be even more frequented than rock crabs.
Sand crabs are especially useful for training your character in with very little attention need. Leaving your character in a square adjacent to two sand crabs gives ten minutes of background exp farming, at over 25k/hr.
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 58–116 Seaweed 1–5 Common 56–280 Oyster pearl 1 Common 54 Tin ore 3 Common 267 Iron ore 1 Common 244 Empty oyster 1 Common Not sold Bronze pickaxe 1 Common 55 Bucket of sand 1 Uncommon (3/64) 55 Copper ore 3 Uncommon 84 Edible seaweed 2 Uncommon 54 Opal bolt tips 5 Uncommon 25 Fishing bait 10 Uncommon 40 Ashes 2 Uncommon 70 Iron pickaxe 1 Uncommon 251 Spinach roll 1 Uncommon Not sold Casket 1 Rare 1,121 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 1,586 Loop half of key 1 Common 8,679 Tooth half of key 1 Common 18,589 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 1,012 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 2,046 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 1,411 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 324 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 17,152 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,634 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,578 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 26,596 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 40,896 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,921 Rune javelin 5 Rare 585 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 7,100 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,300 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 24,518 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,250 Rune arrow 42 Rare 3,906 Law rune 45 Rare 7,875 Death rune 45 Rare 16,290 Dragonstone 1 Rare 16,097 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 35,470 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 60,912 Shield left half 1 Very rare 74,031 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 42,353