Vana'diel Bestiary: Cargo Crab Colin  

Found in:Korroloka Tunnel
Found at Location:H - 8
  • Notorious Monster
  • Not Aggro
  • Not Linking
  • Based on Water
  • Weak against Ice
  • Weak against Lightning
  • Strong against Water
Stolen Items:
Updated: Fri Dec 28 16:26:12 2007

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Mob Notes

  • Lottery spawn from the Clipper at H-7 and H-8 on the fourth map, usually on or near the bridge over the river.
  • Average respawn time is roughly 2 hours.
  • Placeholder spawns every 12 minutes.
  • Resistant to silence, sleep, bind, poison.
  • Vulnerable to blind, paralyze and slow.
  • High defense against melee attacks.
  • Melee attacks from mob have additional effect of poison.

In Nyzul Isle

A version of this mob can be found in Nyzul Isle. The armory crate it drops when defeated contains a ??? Sword, which can be appraised into a Nadrs.

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# Sep 21 2009 at 7:25 AM Rating: Good
1,083 posts
1/3 with TH1

First popped after 3 kills of Clipper
Second popped 5 hours after last kill >.< that's 3 hours after windows opened.
Third was the next day and popped after about 4 clipper kills.

Only crappy thing was all the SMN burn pullers running through. Sometimes they would just pause in the spawn area with their bajillion mobs and I couldn't even find the placeholder or they would grab it or whatever.

So I started picking their mobs off one by one (with them flipping out) until they left. ^.^ (asking nicely didn't work but that got their attention)

Just dinged BLU24 last night and I'm happily using my new sword! XD
# Mar 09 2009 at 10:11 AM Rating: Good
2,793 posts
Over 200 kills without drop, top that for bad luck on this crab.

Wee... >.<;
# Sep 26 2008 at 2:43 PM Rating: Decent
873 posts
Last character, I went 1/4 on this *******.

Currently, it's more like 0/12. If it wasn't such a predictable camp, I wouldn't bother.

Edit - Finally went 1/15 or /16... >.>;
Ironically, it was one of the only times I didn't go /THF. XD I was /BLU to help someone with the Ninja quest leeches.

Edited, Sep 28th 2008 4:55pm by Aneirin
# Jul 03 2008 at 3:21 PM Rating: Decent
0/17 atm. I have had Treasure Hunter II every kill. The sword isn't worth it, but I've put too much effort into this to give up now. Pretty ridiculous though.
Got Nadrs! My results...
# Jun 14 2008 at 11:41 PM Rating: Decent
17 posts
Got the Nadrs drop (1/3 total). Here's how it went down:

Walked into spawn area at H-7 (found on the map section where the Jammer Leeches are located) and finished killing first PH crab at 5:08 pm (actual time). Killed another and then CCC popped. Finished killing CCC as 55mnk/27thf at 5:38 pm. Easy battle, just took time to wear down his HP (used meat mithkabobs & 100 fists just to speed up the kill). No Nadrs, got standard drop (2 crab meats, 1 crab shell, ~1,900 gil). Then, while watching TV and websurfing on my laptop, I spent two full hours killing PH crabs (9 total) until CCC spawned again. Finished killing CCC at 7:44 pm. Again, another standard drop and no Nadrs. Determined, I continued killing PH crabs to see another spawn. This time, it took the better part of 4 hours and 15 minutes (14 crab PHs killed) until I saw and killed CCC again (finished at 12:03 am). Got the standard drop plus the Nadrs! Job done, moving on - thank the FFXI gods. Took a lot of time but worth it for this strong BLU sword.

My observations: I was the only one hunting this mob - never once saw anyone near me so I can safely agree, based on my experience, that the spawn time is 2 - 4 hours. Each crab PH respawns every 12 minutes. The crab PHs seem to have a better-than-average land crab meat drop rate (good for some extra gil). Killing the pugil and the sea monk made no difference at all - the one and only PH is the crab that spawns in one of the ponds on either the east or west side of the bridge. Did not see any poison attack any of the times I fought CCC. Tried searching for the spider NM but never found it. Killed a few Jellies while waiting and surrounded myself with swarms of bats to try to skill up Guard. Not quite as dull as typical NM hunting because there are other things to do.

Good luck! Grog - Carbuncle
# Apr 28 2008 at 6:23 AM Rating: Decent
143 posts
I went 1/6 on this guy.

I can verify that poison = drop is just a myth... He did not poison me at all.

The most important thing when fighting him is to have fun and do not beg him! Lol... That way you won't get sick of camping, really. The first 5 times I was too focused on wishing that Nadrs drop, which never happened... The 6th time though, I was watching a Bollywood film and enjoying the music when it dropped and made my day >.>;
This sucks....
# Dec 12 2007 at 9:18 AM Rating: Decent
OMG!! 0/14 as well!! Havent seen any poison yet either^^
>< lossing hope
# Nov 17 2007 at 4:25 PM Rating: Decent
im 0/14 on this guy >< goin on my second weekend >< hopefull ill get it soon but this is just rediculous
Fairly Lucky
# Nov 12 2007 at 1:11 PM Rating: Decent
1/2 on Nadrs

Dropped it when he popped on the east side of the river.

I read somewhere the loot pool for the Nadrs has to be the following listed in this order:
Land Crab Meat
Land Crab Meat
Crab Shell

He dropped this exact loot pool when I got mine. Oh, and I got hit with poison effect once, if that matters.

Edited, Nov 12th 2007 4:13pm by erasure
# Nov 07 2007 at 11:35 PM Rating: Good
715 posts
Only killing the crab that spawns in the pool(s) every 12 minutes, CCC spawned once every 1-3hrs.

Went 1/8 on him, as THF57/WAR28, over a 24hr period, including sleep breaks and wandering off to duo BLU to 23 (stopped cause I wanted this sword BEFORE 24)

Recommendation for THF's, Bloody bolts end this fight crazy fast.
Without them, takes like 3-4minutes solo, and possibly have to use PD, with -good- gear, at 57. With bolts, no problems at all.. fight took likr 47seconds, and got drop.
# Nov 03 2007 at 10:37 AM Rating: Decent
Im 0/2 and its geting annoying
{can i have it?} {please!}
# Jul 10 2007 at 1:12 PM Rating: Decent
24 posts
this drop is ridiculous... i'm 0/12... for a lvl 24 sword ; ;
1/4 (and 3 deaths)
# Jun 17 2007 at 10:39 PM Rating: Decent
149 posts
Finally I am a proud owner of a Nadrs.
Back when my BLU was 24 I started looking at this sword but didn't really camp Colin until I was around 40. I still wanted the sword for level-caps and, well, once I camp a NM I just have to get the drop eventually.
First time I was with another BLU, me 40 and him 34 or something, and we had help from a higher level BLM. We didnt know anything, how often he poped or how he was to fight, and after spending a few hours with us the BLM took off. 5 minutes later CCC poped and we both spammed BLU-spells on him till we ran out of MP and got killed, lol. There is 2 kind of mobs, those that get eaten fast by BLU-spells and those that you carefully have too choose your spells on. CCC belongs to the second group. (Even at 55 I could easily run out of MP on him.)
I did a few tries solo later, slightly higher in level, but had to run to the desert zone, lol.
First time I beat the crab I was 49 or 50 and used my sons 45 THF as well. Had us logged on on 2 computers and had to run between them. I used debuffs and Fusion skillchains only and my sons character was just hacking with a fast dagger. No drop though.
Now I thought it would be cool to do a lightning skillchain on him and decided to wait till I got Circle Blade ws. This turned out to be a mistake. Circle Blade is AoE and even if the bats and the other mobs in the area are easy past 50 having a horde of them and CCC beating on you can be a disaster. Your spells get interrupted all the time. So it was back to non-AoE skillchains (didn't even dare magic burst till I could sub rdm or blm and use single elemental spells).
After dying twice in a row with a swarm of bats surrounding me I didnt even look for CCC in a while. Killed him 2 more times though without drop when just passing through at level 53. (Even if I didnt stop to wait and kill PHs I ran through here now and then.)
And finally one night after getting "Death Scissors"-spell in the desert and leveling my NPC to 52 I ran past and found CCC up again - and got the drop. It is a very beautiful sword, looks even better than Immortal Scimitar.
shared pop
# Mar 24 2007 at 5:56 PM Rating: Decent
i decided to go for this NM out of boredom one day, and found the lone crab in the pool and killed it and the pugilnext to it. i killed him with no drop and wated an hour, to my surprise there was a crab yet no pugil. i killed the crab and it wouldnt pop, so this leaves me to believi it is indeed a shared PH.
# Feb 19 2007 at 12:00 PM Rating: Decent
23 posts
Just got drop about 5 mins ago. Been campin on and off for about 2 weeks. The drop rate blows. Got smart this time, saw jp 75DRG/THF running by me as I was fighting Colin and I asked him if I could borrow him for TH and he agreed. Sure enough, drop. Arigatou Zashun!!!
Aditional effect poison
# Feb 11 2007 at 12:50 AM Rating: Decent
96 posts
ive heard rumors about if you get hit with an poison effect from him that Nadrs is going to drop i went 1/13 on this guy and never once saw this effect UNTIL the one it droped on not sure if its just luck chance or if its true but just thought i should let people know
Aditional effect poison
# Apr 10 2007 at 4:28 AM Rating: Decent
264 posts
Got hit with the poison effect on my 3rd kill but no drop. Still 0/5 on this as of today
# Jan 14 2007 at 3:21 PM Rating: Decent
Been camping this monster for a few hours, everythings going very well.. Farming Oils almost got a few stack.. About 10 minutes ago parents start yelling at my too come do the dishes, and guess what?!?! IT POPS IN THE 5MMINUTES THAT I WAS GONE!!!!! One of my good friends were walking by and killed it!! How about that?! Gonna camp it some more and see if I can get it.
# Jan 09 2007 at 11:19 AM Rating: Decent
239 posts
Yea, just killed CCC and got the sword on my first kill, so freaking lucky, my heart is beating like crazy. This sword will look very nice on my 25 thf and 24 blu that i have to level! Now i just need to level blu to 40 so i can duel wield it with Immortals Scimitar, i am going to look sweet.


this is one sweet looking sword.
I hate crabs
# Dec 31 2006 at 12:35 PM Rating: Decent
This thing is such a greedy jerk. 0/6 so far on it and always takes at least 2 hours to pop each time I try to camp it. I easily soloed it 5 times but oddly enough, the 6th time he poisoned me for the first time and I had to use perfect dodge to actually survived and I ended up in the 100s HP. His poison can be very dangerous because it will cut 10 hp per dmg loss.
Cargo Cra[b]p[/b] Colin
# Dec 30 2006 at 3:45 AM Rating: Decent
i am so tired of this...0/18... if anybody knows about some secret condition ( if there is some which i think there is ) for the sword to be dropped , please tell.
You can do it!
# Dec 01 2006 at 11:46 AM Rating: Decent
30 posts
Soloed as 49THF/24NIN ---> 1 SA, 4 Acid Bolts, 30 Bloody Bolts, and 3 WS later .. 2 slices of meat, 1 shell, 1840 gil (Forgot to mug...grrr)and the Nadrs 1/1.... hehe I didnt use any food and probably cast my shadows um only 3 or 4 times...and took me about 8 mins. Oh but I was in the tunnel for about 2 hrs farming oils and killed 4 or 5 crabs til it popped.
# Nov 21 2006 at 12:34 AM Rating: Decent
Soloed this NM weeks ago as SAM52, hard fight, i used Seigan with Third eye a lot, ended the battle with 180 HP, 0/1 on the sword..
# Nov 16 2006 at 6:16 PM Rating: Decent
1/1 on Nadrs
some day
# Sep 21 2006 at 12:07 PM Rating: Decent
he use to had a spawn time like a clock, if u kill the clipers and fish in the ponds wen they pop CCC pop every 2 hours, but in some update betwin jan and jun they changed the pop order, i killed 3 times in jan and 2 times jun. no drop bastar CCC
Goin for BLU
# Sep 20 2006 at 6:54 AM Rating: Decent
1,002 posts
Just kill the Clipper in one of the 2 ponds, then wait 15 mins. Either another Clipper or CCC will spawn. If a crab spawns in a pond, its a clipper, if one spawns near the bridge, it's CCC.

0/2 so far... gonna kill at lunch, then when I get home from work, then lvl my THF for BLU sub... hopefully I'll get it in the next 2 kills... =/

Edit: went 1/1 last night. Overall 1/3 with TH1

Edited, Sep 21st 2006 at 11:57am EDT by Seranos
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