|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 41–82 Seaweed 1–5 Common 50–250 Oyster pearl 1 Common 47 Tin ore 3 Common 264 Iron ore 1 Common 186 Empty oyster 1 Common Not sold Bronze pickaxe 1 Common 46 Bucket of sand 1 Uncommon (3/64) 48 Copper ore 3 Uncommon 180 Edible seaweed 2 Uncommon 54 Opal bolt tips 5 Uncommon 15 Fishing bait 10 Uncommon 50 Ashes 2 Uncommon 48 Iron pickaxe 1 Uncommon 134 Spinach roll 1 Uncommon Not sold Casket 1 Rare 1,086 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 1,603 Loop half of key 1 Common 11,418 Tooth half of key 1 Common 16,650 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 941 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,994 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 1,810 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 226 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 15,946 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,563 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,485 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 27,428 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 40,733 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,866 Rune javelin 5 Rare 580 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 7,700 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,300 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 24,963 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,100 Rune arrow 42 Rare 4,158 Law rune 45 Rare 8,505 Death rune 45 Rare 14,265 Dragonstone 1 Rare 15,955 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 36,540 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 63,816 Shield left half 1 Very rare 73,636 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 42,575