|Release date||2 November 2004 (Update)|
| • No one likes crabs...|
Disguised as rocks:
• A rocky outcrop.
Rock Crabs are aggressive monsters that look like harmless rocks while disguised, but attack when walked by. Unlike most other enemies and NPCs, Rock 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.
Players can tell if a rock is a Rock Crab by looking at the rock's shape; Rock Crabs are tall oval shaped while normal rocks in their area are mostly in large clusters of shattered pieces. Another way to tell is by right clicking on them. If the text color is yellow, it is a Rock Crab. If the text is blue, it is just a prop.
Rock Crabs become docile 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 (halfway to the entrance to the village in Rellekka, or by entering and exiting the entrance to Keldagrim) and enter again. You can also find one Rock Crab that will be aggressive, kill it then you can continue killing other crabs. As they are "dormant" until "awoken" by a passing player, rock crabs cannot be attacked until they are made aggressive once more.
Rock Crabs are excellent for training at all combat levels due to their low Defence and high Hitpoints, though low level players should consider bringing food. Rock Crabs used to be a popular melee training monster until the release of Sand Crabs, and the subsequent release of Ammonite Crabs, which are now more preferred options for training.
Rellekka Rock CrabsEdit
CAUTION: Dwarf multicannons may be used here, unlike with the other types of crabs commonly used for training, This makes training for other players difficult. There is, however, a way to avoid the cannon's fire. If a player moves to the west-most part of the multi-combat zone, most cannon fire can be avoided. There are three rock crab spawns near this location, which makes it a decent spot. Although the cannon's fire can be avoided, it is best to switch to another world when faced with overcrowding.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Bronze pickaxe 1 Common 86 Iron pickaxe 1 Common 157 Bronze axe 1 Uncommon 9
Runes and talismanEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Fire rune 7 Common 35 Nature rune 4 Uncommon 904 Chaos rune 1 Rare 96
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 4–413 Common Not sold Oyster 1–2 Common 65–130 Seaweed 1–5 Common 63–315 Oyster pearl 1 Common 110 Empty oyster 1 Common Not sold Spinach roll 1 Uncommon Not sold Knife 1 Uncommon 79 Opal bolt tips 5 Uncommon 195 Iron ore 1 Uncommon 83 Coal 2 Uncommon 352 Copper ore 3 Uncommon 168 Tin ore 3 Uncommon 129 Fishing bait 1–10 Uncommon 4–40 Edible seaweed 2 Rare 38 Jade bolt tips 1 Rare 10 Limpwurt root 1 Rare 227 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Rare 6,285 Grimy avantoe 1 Rare 2,190 Tarromin seed 1 Rare 6 Ranarr seed 1 Rare 31,181 Clue scroll (easy) 1 Rare Not sold Casket 1 Rare 858
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 Loop half of key 1 Common 9,863 Tooth half of key 1 Common 20,353 Chaos talisman 1 Common 426 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 801 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 835 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,646 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 400 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,350 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,360 Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 720 Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,300 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,508 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 15,142 Law rune 45 Uncommon 9,810 Death rune 45 Uncommon 10,800 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,498 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,855 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,607 Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,400 Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 19,129 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,377 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 58,984 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,254 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,037 Shield left half 1 Rare 64,829 Dragon spear 1 Rare 43,778