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Sand Crab
Sand Crab
Release date 19 May 2016 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat level 15
Always drops Nothing
Examine
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 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.

DropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 25 Coins 4; 36 Common Not sold
Oyster Oyster 1–2 Common 58–116
Seaweed Seaweed 1–5 Common 56–280
Oyster pearl Oyster pearl 1 Common 54
Tin ore Tin ore 3 Common 267
Iron ore Iron ore 1 Common 244
Empty oyster Empty oyster 1 Common Not sold
Bronze pickaxe Bronze pickaxe 1 Common 55
Bucket of sand Bucket of sand 1 Uncommon (3/64) 55
Copper ore Copper ore 3 Uncommon 84
Edible seaweed Edible seaweed 2 Uncommon 54
Opal bolt tips 5 Opal bolt tips 5 Uncommon 25
Fishing bait Fishing bait 10 Uncommon 40
Ashes Ashes 2 Uncommon 70
Iron pickaxe Iron pickaxe 1 Uncommon 251
Spinach roll Spinach roll 1 Uncommon Not sold
Casket Casket 1 Rare 1,121
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 1,586
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Common 8,679
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 18,589
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 1,012
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 2,046
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 1,411
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 324
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 17,152
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,634
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 12,578
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 26,596
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 40,896
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,921
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Rare 585
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 7,100
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,300
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Rare 24,518
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,250
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Rare 3,906
Law rune Law rune 45 Rare 7,875
Death rune Death rune 45 Rare 16,290
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Rare 16,097
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 35,470
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 60,912
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 74,031
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 42,353

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