For the critter, see Crab (critter).
Crab.png

Spider crab from Warcraft III.

A crab is a (typically) small crustacean that is often found on beaches. Crabs have high armor, as the shell would imply. Crabs are typically neutral and ignore passers-by. They drop claws and meat that are used in cooking recipes (e.g., Crawler Meat for making Crab Cakes). Crabs are found in Durotar, The Barrens, Darkshore, Westfall, Blackfathom Deeps, Ashenvale, Desolace, Stranglethorn Vale, Azuremyst Isle and the Swamp of Sorrows. They are usually found along the coastline in some watery zones. Sometimes, they may appear as critters. One can even find tiny red lava crabs scuttling about in the Searing Gorge and Burning Steppes. Crabs are not skinnable. Crabs also appear in Wrath of the Lich King (after mostly being ignored in The Burning Crusade); one example is Kili'ua.

Hunter pet

Specialization (upon taming)
Tenacity Tenacity
The Crab eats
Inv misc food 11.png Inv misc fish 24.png Inv misc food 19.png Inv mushroom 11.png
The Crab comes with
Ability druid rake.png Ability hunter pet crab.png
All pets come with
Spell shadow burningspirit.png Ability physical taunt.png

Though hunters can respec their pet crabs into Cunning or Ferocity, they are inherently Tenacity. In addition to the abilities that come standard with all pets ([Growl] and [Avoidance]) and those given to their natural or retrained specialization, all crabs are given the following:

Subspecies

The subspecies below can be tamed by hunters. Goblin hunters start with a red crab.

Blue

Bronze

Red

White

Blue
Bronze
Gem
Red
White

Black

Green

Orange

Red

Note: Mobs are listed by primary color, with secondary colors (if any) listed in parentheses.

Black
Blue
Green
Orange
Red

Named

Mobs with levels can be tamed by hunters.

Vanity/Battle pet

Patch changes

  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.1.0 (14-Apr-2009): Bonuses equalized. Damage had no bonus and now has +5% bonus. Health had a 10% bonus and now has a +5% bonus.
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade/ World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.2 (14-Oct-2008): Major changes. Gained a new ability, Pin. Armor had a +13% bonus and now has a +5% bonus. Health had a -4% penalty and now has +10% bonus. Damage had a -5% penalty and now has no penalty.

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