| 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.”
For a list of all arthropods, see list of arthropods.
Fire crabs are fairly durable crustaceans with fiery melee attacks and the ability to flood their surroundings with clouds of flame (special version of Fire Breath, which creates big clouds). 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!