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This item is Food that lasts 30 min.
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Boiled Crab
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Boiled meat of the land crab.

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Food Effects

  • VIT +2
  • Defense +27% (Cap is +50 Defense @ 185 base Defense)

Final Fantasy XI

Category: Final Fantasy XI
This page last modified 2012-01-26 17:16:12.
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Used in Quests:
Sold by Merchants for about 2025 - 2475 gil:
Guild Level: Initiate
Turned in for: 450 Guild Points
Max Guild Points obtained: 3360 (7.5x)

Exceptional Results can be: Steamed Crab

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# Apr 05 2007 at 8:08 PM Rating: Excellent
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Removed the guild merchants and fixed the stats up. Added comment.
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Aquan Killer?
# Sep 22 2006 at 2:26 PM Rating: Decent
1,320 posts
Any reports of this maybe giving you a hidden Aquan Killer effect? I find that the Robber Crabs in Kuftal Tunnel become intimidated by my presence when I'm using this food while soloing as a DRG73/RDM36 (skilling up my staff).
Aquan Killer?
# Dec 28 2009 at 12:09 AM Rating: Decent
245 posts
gilsellers want you to /nin so you have to spend more... amazing the people that are "so called" experts and what they recommend.

Still, it makes your life easier in the same way the massive rng presence would at a boss fight.

You could even blame SE, lol.
Aquan Killer?
# Apr 08 2007 at 1:10 AM Rating: Decent
116 posts
I've also noticed odd effects while fighting...I can't remember for sure but it may have been clippers in Qufim Island...I for one vote for more research on this.
Waste of time and money
# May 11 2006 at 6:49 AM Rating: Decent
Don't ever forget to pass the guild test people ><

Edited, Thu May 11 07:23:56 2006
Ness Rugetomal doesnt sell Boiled Crab
# Jan 15 2006 at 2:18 AM Rating: Decent
Whoa, first post on this thing but Ness Rugetomal, NPC in Windurst Waters located at F-10 does not sell the Boiled Crab. Makes me angry... If anyone already mentioned this, sorry but I can't submit a correction. If someone out there could, it wuld make this site lovely =D See you again~
RE: Ness Rugetomal doesnt sell Boiled Crab
# Apr 12 2006 at 6:04 PM Rating: Decent
The condition that this item is sold is Windy in First Place in Conquest. This is not a regional NPC which only sells items if that town is in control of it, the items sold are based on town rank.
RE: Ness Rugetomal doesnt sell Boiled Crab
# Feb 16 2006 at 4:55 PM Rating: Decent
I have to agree with Emerje on that one.If your nation is in 2nd or last place they do not sell as many items as if they were in first.Jeuno and other merchants this does not apply to if they sell out there gone.Could be a couple of days or maybe even weeks before they will again.The only other way they will get more is if someone sold them to the NPC.
RE: Ness Rugetomal doesnt sell Boiled Crab
# Jan 19 2006 at 5:17 PM Rating: Good
46 posts
There's nothing to correct, they're sold there, you just aren't there under the right conditions. These non-region specific merchants don't always sell everything at all times.

HQ Specs
# Dec 28 2005 at 1:18 PM Rating: Decent
Hey im working on lvl'ing cooking im not near these yet but im making a list of all the items im going to use to skill off of as well as the ones that will be most useful to me.. Only question I really have is, anyone happen to know the specifics on getting a HQ with this synth..
Thank You,
Synthed this today...
# Dec 08 2005 at 1:41 PM Rating: Decent
366 posts
on New Moon (7%), earth day...
I had a 75% HQ rate at 60.6 cooking skill ^^
That sure made my SMN pal who is doing her mini avatar battles happy...since I gave her the steamed crab for materials cost.
# Aug 06 2005 at 8:20 AM Rating: Decent
i thought there was a correlation between VIT and DEF
if i add 2 VIT my DEF increases by 1.

try it
# Apr 01 2005 at 10:58 AM Rating: Default
110 posts
This food also gives Parrying +10.

[Edit] I've some to notice my AF hat (I'm a THF) gives me +10 Parrying skill, so I'm not sure whether it's this food or the hat giving me skill.

Edited, Sun May 1 09:00:17 2005
# Sep 03 2006 at 11:48 AM Rating: Decent
jsut take off the hat and used the food ><
RE: Parrying
# Jun 14 2005 at 9:32 PM Rating: Default
....well....nevermind,your just dumb.
Guild Points
# Mar 07 2005 at 12:35 PM Rating: Excellent
After the february 2005 patch this becomes one of the items that can be asked for in the guild in exchange of guild points.

Limit is 3360 Guild Points

Boiled Crab gives 450 Guild Points
Steamed Crab gives 550 Guild Points

Ness Rugetomal (Standard Merchant) (Windurst Waters North F-10 inside the Rarab Tail Hostelry) sells Boiled Crab with Windurst 1st in conquest to a Fame 9 Rank 5 citizen of Windurst for 2070g each.

Edited, Mon Mar 7 12:37:32 2005
Shallops Tropicale
# Mar 06 2005 at 4:06 PM Rating: Default
Shallops Tropicale is the better tank food. =\ Yup.
pissed at SE for changeing this
# Dec 26 2004 at 12:35 AM Rating: Default
Come on SE we r trying to have fun then u change things on us wich dont make very many ppl happy. Keep items that give vit the same. it is almost not worth buying food items any more
After 12-08-04 Update
# Dec 09 2004 at 10:59 AM Rating: Decent
142 posts
After the update with a lvl 25 PLD/WAR....

Vit +2
Def raised from 153 (w/protect) to 195 (w/ protect and Boiled Crab)

Looks like the lowered the Vit bounus and raised the defence bonus to somewhere in the 27% range.
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# Nov 07 2004 at 8:30 PM Rating: Decent
4,632 posts
Can you generally turn a profit by making these, even if you don't HQ them?
RE: Profit?
# Feb 02 2005 at 1:23 PM Rating: Decent
111 posts
More on the subject
It is easy to farm the ingredients for this.
You'll be levelling a lot on crabs, just dont toss the meat.
Also take a low level job into ghelsba for crystals

I generally make a nice profit on this.
Craft firesday new moon for more HQ result
RE: Profit?
# Feb 02 2005 at 1:21 PM Rating: Decent
111 posts

Oh my god that flashfile is funny!

Sorry but i just HAD to say it...
Had laughkicks for 3 hours straigth!
RE: Profit?
# Jan 28 2005 at 4:00 PM Rating: Decent
lmao off the subject but that flash file is funny.
# Nov 02 2004 at 9:53 AM Rating: Decent
This is all in my opinion but not what to use as a PLD but what to Synth if you are a PLD with a level 62 cooking skill. Since the chances of getting HQ synth on Boiled Crab are much higher (half the time) because the Boiled Crabs lv cap is 27 I would go with the Boiled Crab, but if you are buying Def Food from AH then I would buy Fish Mithkabob because they cost less.

Edited, Tue Nov 2 10:18:15 2004
# May 10 2004 at 2:35 AM Rating: Default
....yes it last 2 times as long but ur gonna be the tank if ur using steamed crab. if u die 15 min into the food ur also down what would have been an extra boiled crab. u gotta look at it both ways, nobody is invincible especially with humans for pt members lol
# Aug 06 2004 at 6:50 PM Rating: Default
I know I'm selfish, but I usually won't eat ANY food, unless i know that the party is good enough for me to use it. I don't see why I should waste my food on the party with so much down time that my 30 min goes to waste.
# Jan 30 2005 at 7:03 PM Rating: Good
662 posts
Perhaps the party wouldn't have so much downtime if you were eating food, since you'd be taking less damage and they'd have to use less mp to cure you.
# Mar 21 2004 at 9:25 PM Rating: Decent
When should I start cooking this food for myself? lvl 27 cooking or can i start at 20 or something?
RE: Cooking
# Mar 23 2004 at 3:21 AM Rating: Excellent
216 posts
I started making it at lvl 21 with advanced support which I always use. I was successful 11 out of 12 times.
# Mar 17 2004 at 12:15 PM Rating: Good
what does "yield 1" in the info mean ?
RE: yield
# Mar 17 2004 at 1:46 PM Rating: Excellent
468 posts
That means if you synthesize it successfully you will get one boiled crab as a result, some things you synthesize will result in more than one, like if you make arrows you get 33 for each success and so on
RE: yield
# Mar 18 2004 at 12:02 PM Rating: Decent
okay thanks
# Feb 24 2004 at 4:10 PM Rating: Decent
335 posts
change the def from 22 to 22.9% increase.

Also, there's a +attack category...however there's no +defense category...and all the meat +attack% is correct, yet there's no bonuses for +defense% (not +defense raw) on cooked crab products, or on fishkabob.
# Feb 24 2004 at 12:12 PM Rating: Default
Usually 6-700 gil from the AH - not sure if cheaper at the npc vendor.

A stack is around 8K. =(
RE: Price
# May 05 2004 at 1:44 PM Rating: Good
190 posts
The NPC vender is the cooking guild. To give you an idea what the cooking guild sells them for, 1 (ONE/SINGLE) meat-mithkabob sells for 800.
# Feb 18 2004 at 2:44 PM Rating: Default
For sure, this is very usefull for taru paladin. If you are planning to be taru pld, make sure you use this. It helps a lot, trust me :)
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 17 2004 at 9:56 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) For your information. this is not the best def food. n00bs~
# Feb 09 2004 at 7:47 PM Rating: Default
i have 128 defence or so :)
# Feb 09 2004 at 7:46 PM Rating: Default
how much does this cost???
Exact Number
# Feb 08 2004 at 11:58 AM Rating: Default
Tested and tired. 22.9% defence increse. Use it every time. PLD
Yes is does.....
# Feb 06 2004 at 10:27 AM Rating: Decent
Yes this does increase your DEF 22% =) If you a PLD or even a WAR it is some of the best you can use for DEF boost.

*Steamed Crab is better but ALOT more expensive and hard to get.
RE: Yes is does.....
# May 05 2004 at 1:48 PM Rating: Good
190 posts
What a lot of people take for granted on the HQ Syth food is, yes it is more expensive but it lasts twice as long. In addition to that, most HQ synth food adds more bonuses then their base.

You see Meat-kabobs on shiva for 200/per and Cheifkabobs for 500/per. One stack of chief-kabobs uses one less inventory slot for the same timespan worth of meat-kabob. That and the cheifkabob gives much more of an attack bonus.

Summary: If HQ food is available and is only twice the cost ALWAYS buy it. If it is more than it is a judgement call.
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