|Spawns In:||The Mines|
|Variations:||Rock Crab, Iridium Crab|
|Drops:|| Bomb (40%) Crab (25%) Dwarf Scroll III (0.5%) Dwarf Scroll IV (0.1%)|
If reached bottom of Mines:Diamond (0.05%) Prismatic Shard (0.05%)
They disguise themselves as stones, sometimes surprising the player. When immobile, they are invulnerable to attack, though they can be hit with a pickaxe to knock them back, making them mobile again.
To identify the Lava Crab, look for rocks without shadows, sometimes slightly overlapping nearby rocks, as well as rocks on dirt patches (not including Nodes).
The Lava Crab can only be dealt damage if it is mobile, and not hiding beneath its shell. Strike an immobile Lava Crab with a pickaxe to make it mobile again.
Striking a Lava Crab with a pickaxe enough times will knock the shell off of its back, and will cause it to flee. Alternatively, setting off a bomb near a Lava Crab can remove its shell, and will cause it to flee as well.
- 1.0: Introduced.
- 1.4: Fixed bug that caused striking an unshelled crab with a pickaxe to produce the same sounds and debris as hitting a rock.
|Mines||Bats • Bug • Cave Fly • Duggy • Dust Sprite • Ghost • Grub • Lava Crab • Metal Head • Rock Crab • Shadow Brute • Shadow Shaman • Skeleton • Slimes • Squid Kid • Stone Golem|
|Quarry Mine||Copper Slime • Haunted Skull • Iron Slime|
|Skull Cavern||Armored Bug • Big Slime • Carbon Ghost • Iridium Bat • Iridium Crab • Lava Bat • Mummy • Pepper Rex • Purple Slime • Serpent|
|Bug Lair||Mutant Fly • Mutant Grub|
|The Farm||Wilderness Golem|