|Release date||19 May 2016 (Update)|
| • No one likes crabs...|
Disguised as sandy rocks:
• A sandy outcrop.
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. The dwarf multicannon cannot be used against sand crabs.
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" (and cannot be seen on the minimap) until "awoken" by a passing player, sand crabs cannot be attacked until they are made aggressive once more.
They hit fairly low, but players with low Defence 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. Sand crabs have 10 more hitpoints than rock crabs, which makes them a better choice for training.
Sand crabs are especially useful for training with very little attention need. Leaving your character in a square adjacent to two or more sand crabs provides substantial experience rates depending on the player's stats and equipment. Sand crabs will lose their aggression after ten minutes.
The new larger sand crab counterpart, King Sand Crabs were released with the new Catacombs batch of updates under Great Kourend.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 4; 36 Common Not sold Oyster 1–2 Common 37–74 Seaweed 1–5 Common 47–235 Oyster pearl 1 Common 29 Tin ore 3 Common 105 Iron ore 1 Common 126 Empty oyster 1 Common Not sold Bronze pickaxe 1 Common 95 Bucket of sand 1 Uncommon (3/64) 47 Copper ore 3 Uncommon 135 Edible seaweed 2 Uncommon 56 Opal bolt tips 5 Uncommon 15 Fishing bait 10 Uncommon 40 Coal 2 Uncommon 444 Ashes 2 Uncommon 66 Iron pickaxe 1 Uncommon 191 Spinach roll 1 Uncommon Not sold Casket 1 Rare 987 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.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 3,000 Common Not sold Uncut sapphire 1 Common 900 Loop half of key 1 Common 7,414 Tooth half of key 1 Common 16,554 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 890 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,727 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 730 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 237 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 13,534 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,559 Rune spear 1 Rare 11,987 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,532 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 37,883 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,295 Rune javelin 5 Rare 535 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 7,700 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,420 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 22,598 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,100 Rune arrow 42 Rare 3,822 Law rune 45 Rare 9,360 Death rune 45 Rare 10,440 Dragonstone 1 Rare 15,143 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,247 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,095 Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,192 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,191