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Giant crab

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Giant crab
Giant crab sprite.png


Urist likes giant crabs for their pincers.


Crab - Crab man - Giant crab

Alignment: Savage

· Amphibious · Exotic mount

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 500

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Not hunting/war trainable 

Birth: 32.04 cm3
Max: 256,320 cm3

Adult at: Birth
Max age: 10-20
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 19
Fat 19
Brain 1
Heart 1

Raw materials

Skin Chitin
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A large monster in the shape of a crab.

As its name suggests, the giant crab is an especially large version of the crab and can be found on savage beaches, where they spawn one at a time. Standing 32 times larger than a normal crab, these creatures are large enough to not be intimidated by the presence of dwarves and will fight if provoked, which may be a fatal encounter for a civilian who just happened to be on its path. However, they should not prove to be a threat to a crossbow-wielding hunter or a half-competent military squad.

Like their smaller counterparts, all giant crabs possess Legendary skill in climbing as well as blue-colored blood. Unlike normal crabs, however, they are tamable creatures with the standard high pet value of giant animals, meaning they can be freely used as valuable pets or in the meat industry. Giant crabs are considered exotic mounts, so you may see elves riding them into battle in the event of a siege.

Some dwarves like giant crabs for their pincers and their sideways walk.

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As with most creatures, the best way to defeat the giant enemy crab is to attack its weak point for massive damage.

Only true players can see its health bar.
Art by Luigi Giordano