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|name=fire crab
 
|glyph={{LightRed|t}}
 
|tile=[[File:Fire crab.png]]
 
|flags={{Flees flag}}<br>{{No skeleton flag}}<br>{{!sil flag}}
 
|resistances={{Fire resistance 3}}
 
|vulnerabilities={{Poison vulnerability}}
 
|max_chunks=2
 
|meat={{Contaminated+poisoned corpse}}
 
|xp=807
 
|holiness={{Natural}}
 
|magic_resistance=42
 
|hp_range=36-67
 
|avg_hp=51
 
|armour_class=9
 
|evasion=6
 
|habitat=Land
 
|speed= 11
 
|size={{small}}
 
|item_use={{Uses nothing}}
 
|attack1=15 ({{Bite type}}: {{Fire flavour}}: 8-15)
 
|attack2=15 ({{Claw type}}: {{Fire flavour}}: 8-15)
 
|attack3=
 
|attack4=
 
|hit_dice=8
 
|base_hp=4
 
|extra_hp=5
 
|fixed_hp=0
 
|intelligence={{Insect intelligence}}
 
|genus=fire crab
 
|species=fire crab
 
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{{Flavour|These crabs are prized for their brilliantly jewelled shells. The rarity of these shells is only enhanced by the vicious, fiery nature of the animal, and their almost supernatural ability to expel massive quantities of flames.
 
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The planet brought forth scintillating jewelled scuttling crabs, which [they] ate, smashing their shells with iron mallets; tall aspiring trees with breathtaking slenderness and colour which [they] cut down and burned the crab meat with.<br>
 
-Douglas Adams, The Hitch-hiker’s Guide to the Galax}}
 
 
 
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==Useful Info==
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'''Fire crabs''' are fairly durable crustaceans with fiery melee attacks and the ability to flood their surroundings with [[cloud]]s of flame (this is a special version of the [[Fire Breath]] ability, which creates big clouds). Fortunately, they are only found in the deeper sections of [[the Dungeon]], [[the Depths]], and [[the Vaults]]. You can also find them in a volcano-themed [[Lair]] end-vault and in actual [[volcano]]es.
  
==Useful Info==
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'''Fire crabs''' are fairly durable crustaceans with fiery melee attacks and the ability to flood their surroundings with [[cloud]]s of flame. Fortunately, they are only found in the deeper sections of the [[Dungeon]].
 
  
 
==Tips & Tricks==
 
==Tips & Tricks==
*[[Fire resistance]] can help reduce their damage output, while [[conservation]] can protect your [[scroll]]s from destruction. Since they tend to hit you every turn with at least one fire attack, this is more important than normal.
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*[[Fire resistance]] can help reduce their damage output.
*It's much easier to run from their fire clouds in an open area than in a hallway; the confined space will stretch the flames out much longer than normal, leaving you with more rounds spent burning.
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*Don't expect running away to do you much good; even if you can escape the flame clouds with a step or two, they'll likely apply a new blast on you almost immediately. Kill them quick to take the fire out at the source!
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*They have enough [[magic resistance]] to make [[wand]]-based attempts at [[wand of paralysis|paralysing]] them unlikely to succeed without multiple attempts, but dedicated [[Hexes|Hexers]] can usually disable them with a spell or two.
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*Their [[poison]] vulnerability makes [[Venom Bolt]], [[Poison Arrow]], or [[Poisonous Vapours]] all very effective at taking them out quickly.

Latest revision as of 15:49, 13 May 2020

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For a list of all arthropods, see list of arthropods.

fire crab tFire crab.png
HP 34-70
HD 8
XP 780
Speed 10
AC 9
EV 6
MR 40
Attack1 15 (bite: fire)
Attack2 15 (claw: fire)


Type of Meat Inedible
Resistances rF+++
Vulnerabilities Poison
Habitat Land
Intelligence Animal
Uses Uses nothing
Holiness Natural
Size Small
Type crab, fire crab
Flags No skeleton
A variety of crab prized for its brilliantly jewelled shell. The rarity of the shells is only enhanced by its vicious, fiery nature, and its almost supernatural ability to expel massive quantities of flames.

“The planet brought forth scintillating jewelled scuttling crabs, which [they] ate, smashing their shells with iron mallets; tall aspiring trees with breathtaking slenderness and colour which [they] cut down and burned the crab meat with.”
-Douglas Adams, The Hitch-hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Useful Info

Fire crabs are fairly durable crustaceans with fiery melee attacks and the ability to flood their surroundings with clouds of flame (this is a special version of the Fire Breath ability, which creates big clouds). Fortunately, they are only found in the deeper sections of the Dungeon, the Depths, and the Vaults. You can also find them in a volcano-themed Lair end-vault and in actual volcanoes.

Spells

Spell set I
Slot1 Flaming Cloud (d12) Natural flag

Tips & Tricks

  • Fire resistance can help reduce their damage output.
  • Don't expect running away to do you much good; even if you can escape the flame clouds with a step or two, they'll likely apply a new blast on you almost immediately. Kill them quick to take the fire out at the source!
  • They have enough magic resistance to make wand-based attempts at paralysing them unlikely to succeed without multiple attempts, but dedicated Hexers can usually disable them with a spell or two.
  • Their poison vulnerability makes Venom Bolt, Poison Arrow, or Poisonous Vapours all very effective at taking them out quickly.