Fire crab

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fire crab tFire crab.png
HP 38-66
HD 8
XP 779
Speed 10
AC 9
EV 6
MR 42
Attack1 15 (bite: fire: 8-15)
Attack2 15 (claw: fire: 8-15)


Type of Meat Contaminated+Poisoned
Resistances rF+++
Vulnerabilities Poison
Habitat Land
Intelligence Insect
Uses Uses nothing
Holiness Natural
Size Small
Type fire crab, fire crab
Flags No skeleton
Silence immune
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.

“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

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


Useful Info

Fire crabs are fairly durable crustaceans with fiery melee attacks and the ability to flood their surroundings with clouds of flame. Fortunately, they are only found in the deeper sections of the Dungeon, the Depths, and the Vaults.

Tips & Tricks

  • Fire resistance can help reduce their damage output, while conservation can protect your scrolls from destruction. Since they tend to hit you every turn with at least one fire attack, this is more important than normal.
  • 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!