Vana'diel Bestiary: Robber Crab  

Found in:Kuftal Tunnel
Level:60 - 63
  • Aggro
  • Not Linking
  • Detects by Sound
  • Based on Water
  • Weak against Ice
  • Weak against Lightning
  • Strong against Water
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Updated: Sun Mar 23 09:38:07 2008

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Determining skill up Max lvl for monsters lvl
# Mar 15 2006 at 1:34 AM Rating: Decent
Ok here is how skill ups work pay attention.
even match mobs will cap any skill.
if the mobs is less then yours it will still skill, but only to the actual lvl that your skill would be if you were the monsters lvl. for instance.
on all 60 mob's a thf's club skill which is a E rated skill would be skillable on this mob to lvl 171 club skll, an A rated weapon on the same lvl 60 mob skills up to 203.
to find out what lvl skill/rateing the weapon/job has consult the website below, there is a place to simply input the job lvl and it tells you every jobs rating in every weapon. Note some jobs do not
skll in certain weapons, any skill you have in a weapon that jobs do not own comes from your subjob
and possibly some merits as well.

link adds somthing to end after .html just delete it and hit enter

Edited, Wed Mar 15 01:00:02 2006
Kuftal Tunnel
# Jan 31 2006 at 4:24 PM Rating: Default
174 posts
Was in a party last night: January 30th in Kuftal Tunnel, and we were fighting these exclusively.

Nin 51/war (me)
Smn 53/whm
Whm 53/blm
Blm 52/whm
Mnk 52/war
Thf 52/nin

Nobody died the entire party (lasted about 2 hours to 2 1/2 hours), however, the kills took about 10-15 minutes each it seemed...the Crab Vitality and constant defense buffs made this almost a chore, not at all like a fun game.

We had thought that the Summoner's Fenrir BP: Lunar Roar (dispelga) would remove the Metallic Body and Bubble Shield defense enhancements that these crabs S P A M but everytime the Fenrir Lunar Roar did not miss (and it missed unusually often) the status box would say, "...NO EFFECT"

I suppose the lesson here would be if you are going to fight these mobs you need to make sure you have a couple of things to speed the leveling process up dramatically:

1) IF you have a ninja tank then dual wield YOTO's (Yoto+1 if you have/can afford them). The defense down will not kick in with every swing, but it will kick in several times during a battle. That will help dramatically.

2) Ranged attack with Acid Bolts (if your ranger/thief/warrior has good ranged accuracy and capped (or near capped) marksmanship then this will help out also.

3) BARD or RDM. (or what about RDM/BRD: Refresh + Ballad...yes please) Hindsight being 20/20, it was a mistake to go to Kuftal Tunnel to fight crabs without a proper dispeller. Obviously, a RDM would be best in this situation, but a BRD would be able to serve as a dispeller nearly as well.

I think that which jobs you have for melee isn't critically important, but crabs hit slowly and HARD, so a Ninja tank is almost a requirement to do this particular mob/level combo in my opinion.

Crabs being weak to ice and thunder, Distortion or Impaction should be the skillchain, but of course, most people prefer distortion > all. So make sure you have a thief for SATA+VB or a job with a strong closing weapon skill who is subbing thief for max damage and a blackmage for burst. Summoner blood pact is nice for burst, and redmage and ninja can burst a bit as well.

Hope this helps somebody.
skill caps
# Nov 25 2005 at 9:52 PM Rating: Decent
4,148 posts
the Kuftal Tunnel crabs capped around 195 for skillups and the Terrigan ones go to approx 205

they may go higher but skills got very slow at that point
# Aug 16 2005 at 6:38 PM Rating: Default
Skill Cap
# Jun 05 2005 at 6:26 PM Rating: Default
Just a little Information, The robber crabs in Boyada Tree, skill cap at lvl 187 if you were ever wondering.
RE: Skill Cap
# Oct 24 2005 at 7:51 PM Rating: Decent
361 posts
These go up to at least 225 (cap very very close to that) in Boyahda. I soloed my last 3k or so til 65 and skilled up to 225 for Wheeling Thrust on them.
RE: Skill Cap
# Jul 03 2005 at 10:56 AM Rating: Decent
You can get up to atleast 200 on these guys in Boyhada, I got to 190 today and a friend reached over 200

Edited, Sun Jul 3 12:01:13 2005
#REDACTED, Posted: Mar 19 2005 at 2:22 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) These DO link
RE: link
# Jul 30 2005 at 6:25 PM Rating: Good
56 posts
these DO NOT link but DO aggro to sound
RE: link
# May 10 2005 at 9:02 PM Rating: Good
They dont link they aggro if you get agrro from one you lose sneak and therefore you will get aggro from others if you ever pull you can pull 1 next to another and they wont link.
RE: link
# Apr 24 2005 at 3:46 PM Rating: Excellent
63 posts
These do NOT link (or at the very least the ones I've leveled on in Kuftal, Boyahda, and Cape Teriggan certainly don't).
# Feb 14 2005 at 7:54 PM Rating: Default
181 posts
bah, the lack of ideas of SE is reflected in this mob... they look like snippers and make the same attacks, and you kill from 51-57, as far as I have leveld.
# May 09 2008 at 1:49 AM Rating: Decent
maybe their platter of drugs to make them think up monster layouts ran out... ?

# Feb 03 2005 at 12:51 AM Rating: Default
Its the Maurader Dvogzog of West Sarabatura!!!! Awesome!!!! MPK!!!!

Edited, Thu Feb 3 00:52:12 2005
Killing mob
# Jan 31 2005 at 1:47 PM Rating: Decent
Not true. I killed this mob at lvl 51-53 with exp chain #4.
hard to believe
# Jan 28 2005 at 8:01 AM Rating: Excellent
122 posts
I'm a 63DRG/31RDM. I solo off robber crabs for exp. From 61-62 I've fought them in Kuftal. At 61 the highest they conned there was T+, which was a sweet 160 exp for me each kill. Once I hit 63, the highest I could get in Kuftal was even match, so I can confirm that robber crabs in Kuftal are 60-63. I went to check out Cape Terrigan because Kuftal was starting to get slow, and after checking about half a dozen crabs, they all conned T+. I'm assuming that Terrigan has harder crabs than Boyahda Tree since exp parties go to Terrigan after Boyahda. So, I dont think that the Robbers in Boyahda go up to lv 68. This is only an assumption because I havent been there to check for VTs yet, but based on what I know, the highest the could con there is T+ since Terrigan's only go up to T+. I'm sorry if I wasted your time with this long post, just thought it may help someone somehow. ^^
RE: hard to believe
# May 17 2005 at 10:58 AM Rating: Decent
140 posts
Boyahda crabs go as high as 66 and Teriggan goes to 68, but all areas have at least a 4 level spread. Teriggan might be as high as a 7 level spread.

Edited, Tue May 17 12:04:54 2005
RE: hard to believe
# Feb 15 2005 at 1:44 PM Rating: Default
1,085 posts
As for the crabs in the Boyahda, don't forget the Trees contain four sections/areas. The level goes up in the back areas on the crabs.

pet Robber Crab ^_^
# Nov 16 2004 at 3:55 PM Rating: Decent
I was leveling in Cape Tarrigrin (spelling?!) in a Manaburn party off of these and one of the Blms died when i walked away from the computer for all of 2 seconds...so i came back and everyone was screaming at me. >_> so anyway we started fighting again and the kicked me after i used Freeze...luckily a person still in the party kept hate but i kept claim of it XD
so they yelled "call for help" and i said (yea i know this was cruel but they did want me to die) "no you wanted me to die so now you have to face my pet" and they ran and i warped ^_^

Get close enough to the sun...and you burn
RE: pet Robber Crab ^_^
# Nov 26 2004 at 6:15 PM Rating: Default
good one man .... i for one would of done the same ^^

DOH!! double post ; ;

Edited, Fri Nov 26 18:16:53 2004
RE: pet Robber Crab ^_^
# Nov 26 2004 at 6:15 PM Rating: Default
good one man .... i for one would of done the same ^^
# Oct 01 2004 at 4:18 PM Rating: Decent
imagine they spawned as a high lvl in Saruta...TOTAL MASSACRE ^^
RE: lol
# Oct 26 2004 at 9:27 PM Rating: Excellent
1,100 posts
lol only if he aggros in Saruta.. then it'll be total massacre
what the...
# Sep 29 2004 at 11:55 PM Rating: Decent
No freaking way he appears in Sarutabaruta West :/
RE: what the...
# Sep 30 2004 at 7:08 AM Rating: Decent
331 posts
he does... he's fished out of Bastore Sea... low lvl version tho.. at lvl 6 WAR, he was checking VT to me.
RE: what the...
# Nov 05 2004 at 12:53 PM Rating: Decent
I fish in Saruta West into the "Bastore Sea" and have been for many many many hours.

I have never seen a Robber Crab come up. I see Savanna, Land, Palm, Mugger and Passage. No Robber Crabs.
RE: what the...
# Oct 26 2004 at 9:27 PM Rating: Excellent
1,100 posts
omg if he aggros after the fisher dies theres hell no way im killing near the sea =D
RE: what the...
# Apr 14 2005 at 9:04 AM Rating: Decent
I was there and some1 fished it up. I cheked and it was VT. (lvl 6 RNG) Then the fisher died and i was like omfg. XD It was fun but many died :p
# Jul 23 2004 at 7:00 AM Rating: Decent
the ones in boyahda tree are definitly 62-68 .. they con even match til very tough to my lv62 bst
# Apr 04 2004 at 3:24 AM Rating: Decent
These thigns are definately at least level 59-62ish
# Mar 27 2004 at 1:08 PM Rating: Decent
i've also gotten kuftal coffer key off these.
# Mar 16 2004 at 6:16 AM Rating: Decent
nah, has to be a typo.
all crabs drop water crystals.
# Mar 01 2004 at 9:10 AM Rating: Default
How can these be level 53-54
when they still con VT-IT to a level 56?
I highly doubt theres only a one level difference. The ones in the tree are quite harder than the ones in kuftal tunnel.
# Jun 25 2004 at 2:16 PM Rating: Decent
And the ones in Cape Terrigan are even harder than the ones in Boyada tree.
# Jan 16 2004 at 3:56 PM Rating: Decent
at the same place (around he big three) a NM crab can respawn, the JP player who play with me said he respawn every 24 hours (real time)
he drop a Mask at 650.000K

This name Aquarius, this lvl ? maybe 70-75 ^^
he hit me for 300 each and i was lvl 56

# Mar 17 2004 at 3:36 AM Rating: Decent
i saw aquarius 2 times when leveling there i dont think its a 24 hour spawn probably lottery pop
# Jan 08 2004 at 10:57 PM Rating: Good
Also Drops HQ Crab Shell, Crab Shell, Land Crab Meat. Never seen rock salt off these though.
# Nov 02 2007 at 1:22 PM Rating: Decent
487 posts
Ummm.... no. Aq drops the axe... and is a pussycat.
Zaub of Bastok/Cerberus:
Taru, 17/20@90
Bone 100+3+Sign/Leather 60+1
Alch/Wood/Cook/Cloth/Smith/Goldsmith 60
GS 51/Smith 53/Fishing 29
RE: Drops
# Sep 07 2004 at 8:39 AM Rating: Decent
True it has NEVER dropped salt and it is IMPOSSIBLE to steal from, therefore there is no possible way to get salt from these.
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