|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 colour 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 39 Iron pickaxe 1 Common 157 Bronze axe 1 Uncommon 62
Runes and talismanEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Fire rune 7 Common 42 Nature rune 4 Uncommon 760 Chaos rune 1 Rare 94
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 4–413 Common Not sold Oyster 1–2 Common 41–82 Seaweed 1–5 Common 52–260 Oyster pearl 1 Common 32 Empty oyster 1 Common Not sold Spinach roll 1 Uncommon Not sold Knife 1 Uncommon 109 Opal bolt tips 5 Uncommon 35 Iron ore 1 Uncommon 172 Coal 2 Uncommon 324 Copper ore 3 Uncommon 150 Tin ore 3 Uncommon 144 Fishing bait 1–10 Uncommon 4–40 Edible seaweed 2 Rare 36 Jade bolt tips 1 Rare 4 Limpwurt root 1 Rare 227 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Rare 7,020 Grimy avantoe 1 Rare 2,139 Tarromin seed 1 Rare 7 Ranarr seed 1 Rare 37,126 Clue scroll (easy) 1 Rare Not sold Casket 1 Rare 697
Gem drop table
In addition to the drops above, this monster has access to the gem drop table.
Show/hide gem drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 798 Uncut emerald 1 Rare 723 Uncut ruby 1 Rare 1,504 Cosmic talisman 1 Very rare 320 Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 3,204 Rune javelin 5 Very rare 770 Loop half of key 1 Very rare 6,481 Tooth half of key 1 Very rare 15,358 Rune spear 1 Very rare 12,051 Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,483 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,525