|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 34 Iron pickaxe 1 Common 127 Bronze axe 1 Uncommon 53
Runes and talismanEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Fire rune 7 Common 35 Nature rune 4 Uncommon 832 Chaos rune 1 Rare 98
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 4–413 Common Not sold Oyster 1–2 Common 54–108 Seaweed 1–5 Common 59–295 Oyster pearl 1 Common 36 Empty oyster 1 Common Not sold Spinach roll 1 Uncommon Not sold Knife 1 Uncommon 92 Opal bolt tips 5 Uncommon 20 Iron ore 1 Uncommon 119 Coal 2 Uncommon 354 Copper ore 3 Uncommon 144 Tin ore 3 Uncommon 174 Fishing bait 1–10 Uncommon 4–40 Edible seaweed 2 Rare 30 Jade bolt tips 1 Rare 6 Limpwurt root 1 Rare 234 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Rare 7,676 Grimy avantoe 1 Rare 2,552 Tarromin seed 1 Rare 8 Ranarr seed 1 Rare 41,087 Clue scroll (easy) 1 Rare Not sold Casket 1 Rare 952
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 6,526 Tooth half of key 1 Common 15,583 Chaos talisman 1 Common 182 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 857 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 829 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,575 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 422 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 5,250 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,318 Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 660 Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,040 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,563 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 13,936 Law rune 45 Uncommon 7,785 Death rune 45 Uncommon 10,395 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,613 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,965 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,651 Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,700 Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 12,988 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,141 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,303 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,174 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,074 Shield left half 1 Rare 65,669 Dragon spear 1 Rare 44,533