Lava Crab

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Lava Crab
Lava Crab.png
Spawns In: The Mines
Floors: 80-119
Killable: Yes
Base HP: 120
Base Damage: 15
Base Def: 3
Speed: 3
XP: 12
Variations: Rock Crab, Iridium Crab
Drops: Bomb.png Bomb (40%)Crab.png Crab (25%)Dwarf Scroll III.png Dwarf Scroll III (0.5%)Dwarf Scroll IV.png Dwarf Scroll IV (0.1%)

If reached bottom of Mines:

Diamond.png Diamond (0.05%)Prismatic Shard.png Prismatic Shard (0.05%)

Lava Crabs are an enemy found in The Mines.


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. Dropped Crabs now always bounce around before being taken into inventory, instead of bouncing only when inventory was full.