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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 10 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, and as a result of this they are quite crowded on most worlds. 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 39–78
Seaweed Seaweed 1–5 Common 50–250
Oyster pearl Oyster pearl 1 Common 38
Tin ore Tin ore 3 Common 126
Iron ore Iron ore 1 Common 178
Empty oyster Empty oyster 1 Common Not sold
Bronze pickaxe Bronze pickaxe 1 Common 88
Bucket of sand Bucket of sand 1 Uncommon (3/64) 49
Copper ore Copper ore 3 Uncommon 171
Edible seaweed Edible seaweed 2 Uncommon 48
Opal bolt tips 5 Opal bolt tips 5 Uncommon 25
Fishing bait Fishing bait 10 Uncommon 40
Coal Coal 2 Uncommon 346
Ashes Ashes 2 Uncommon 50
Iron pickaxe Iron pickaxe 1 Uncommon 240
Spinach roll Spinach roll 1 Uncommon Not sold
Casket Casket 1 Rare 1,142
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 1,534
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Common 9,479
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 17,508
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 908
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,859
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 987
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 421
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 13,869
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,751
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 12,568
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 27,250
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 38,428
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,782
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Rare 600
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 7,600
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,360
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Rare 24,628
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,400
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Rare 4,284
Law rune Law rune 45 Rare 8,010
Death rune Death rune 45 Rare 12,915
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Rare 16,497
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 36,374
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 62,492
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 74,318
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 42,388

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