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This is a comprehensive guide to Rock Crabs in OSRS.

In this guide you’ll learn:

What are Rock Crabs in OSRS?

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Rock Crabs are aggressive low-level monsters located in Relekka. They are favored by low-level players and pures to train combat skills such as melee and ranged at as they have low defence and high hitpoints.

Rock Crabs aren’t accurate as they only have 1 attack. They also have 1 defence and 50 hitpoints.

Due to their aggressive nature, these monsters are perfect for AFK training. Just make sure your auto-retaliate is turned on and your character will do the rest.

Finally, Rock Crabs are multi-combat making them perfect for cannoning and speeding through the first 40 ranged levels in under an hour.

TIP: Sand Crabs are better alternatives to Rock Crabs as they have slightly more hit points and more locations in OSRS. Read our OSRS Sand Crabs Guide for more info on how to get there.

How to get to Rock Crabs

Rock Crabs are easily accessible through Camelot for any level of player.

You can simply buy a Camelot Teleport tablet from the Grand Exchange and then run North towards Relekka as illustrated below.

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Faster ways to get there include:

  • Setting your house location to Relekka (requires 30 construction)
  • Teleport through Enchanted Lyre (requires completion of the Fremennik Trials Quest)
  • Players who have completed Lunar Diplomacy can use the Waterbirth Island teleport

How to reset Rock Crabs

Rock Crabs are aggressive monsters making them great for AFKing. But just like any aggressive monster, they will become unaggressive at some point.

Once they stop attacking, you will need to reset them.

To reset rock crabs, simply run towards the village and back.

PRO TIP: Runelite users (highly recommended you use Runelite to play OSRS) can use the ‘NPC Agression Timer’ plugin which will tell you exactly when the Rock Crabs will reset. You’ll also want to enable ‘Show Aggression Lines’ in the plugin as this will show you exactly how far you need to run to reset the crabs.

Best Rock Crab Spot in OSRS (how to get to Waterbirth Island)

While the rock Crabs North of Relekka are a great spot for cannoning and training, they can get crowded at times.

If you can’t find a world that isn’t crowded, you can check out the rock Crabs spawns on Waterbirth island.

You can travel there by speaking with Jarvald in Relekka, he will take you there for free (after completion of the Fremennik Trials quest) or for a fee of 1,000gp if you haven’t completed the quest yet.

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Why you should train at Rock Crabs

Rock Crabs are made for AFK-training due to their aggressive nature and the fact they are multi-combat.

You simply have to stand near them with auto-retaliate on and they will attack you.

Your character will then slay them one by one.

Rock crabs have low defence and attack (1) so they won’t hit you very highly (though you should bring food to increase the duration of your trips).

Rock crabs also have a good amount of hitpoints (50) and give 200 experience each.

They respawn quickly so while you are training there should never be any wait in a good world.

Training at Rock Crabs is beneficial and the best place to train for pures and low-level accounts.

This is also one of the best places to train melee, ranged and magic in the first couple of levels.

The Crab Family

Rock Crabs are part of the crab family in osrs. A family of aggressive, low-level monsters with high hitpoints and low attack and defensive stats. These monsters are preferred for low-level training. Here’s a quick run-down of the other members of the crab family and how they compare to rock crabs.

Sand Crabs

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Sand Crabs are located in Hosidius and can be easily accessed by anyone.

If you have access to the Xeric’s Talisman (untradeable drop from Lizardmen) you can use that to easily teleport to Hosidius. Other players can Teleport to the Woodcutting Guild, set their house in Hosidius or travel there through Veos in Port Sarim (Kingdom of Kourend)

Sand Crabs are slightly better to train at than Sand Crabs because they have slightly higher hitpoints.

Read also: OSRS Sand Crabs Guide

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Ammonite Crabs

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Ammonite Crabs are located on Fossil Island and are the preferred crabs to train at because of their high hitpoints level.

However, to gain access to Ammonite Crabs you need to complete the following two quests:

  • The Dig Site
  • Bone Voyage

To get to Fossil Island, use a Digsite Pendant to teleport. If you don’t have a digsite pendant, you can also run to the digsite in Varrock and Teleport there by talking to Barge Guard. (Remember, you need to complete the Dig Site Quest first!)

Ammonite Crabs are better to train at than Rock Crabs because they have higher hitpoints and give more exp/kill

Read also: OSRS Ammonite Crabs Guide

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Hopefully, this OSRS Rock Crabs guide has taught you everything you need to know about Rock Crabs which are one of the best places to train in the early levels. Whether you are training Melee, Ranged or even Magic, rock crabs are the place to be.


Dean started playing Runescape in 2006 when he was just 10 years old and has been playing ever on and off ever since (you never quit OSRS, right?) In 2013 he switched to OSRS Servers and never looked back. Dean has spent over 20,000 hours in the game now and frequently revisits his favourite portion of OSRS; the early-to-mid game through new account builds. You can also find bite-sized runescape guides on Deans' YouTube channel

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