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Emperor Crab

Level 0: Health 0Power 0Speed 0
Requires Pet Level: 1

95% Hit Chance 


Snaps at the enemy, dealing 433 Beast damage.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
Requires Pet Level: 10

100% Hit Chance 


Rushes to the enemy on a stream of water, dealing 295 Aquatic damage.


This move always goes first.

Vs. Elemental

Vs. Magic
Requires Pet Level: 2

Fills the area with a healing mist, causing your front pet to restore 157 health every round.


Lasts 3 rounds. Persists through pet swaps.

3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 15

Restores 591 health to the user.

Requires Pet Level: 4

Reduces up to 98.5 damage from each attack against you.


Lasts 5 rounds.

3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 20

100% Hit Chance 


Causes a whirlpool to form under the enemy pet.


In two rounds, the opponent's pet will take 591 Aquatic damage and be rooted for 2 rounds.

Vs. Elemental

Vs. Magic

Passive: Purity 

Harmful damage over time effects are reduced by 50% on Aquatic pets.


Damage Taken 

50% from Flying abilities

33% from Undead abilities

Dread Wastes — Pandaria
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Top RaterWakamaru 
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I found my rare secondary to a Clouded Hedgehog.  I noticed while capturing it, and previous lesser quality ones, it seems oddly difficult to capture.  Not sure if it was just a bug I was experiencing or what, but it took me 5 shots to catch the little bugger in two seperate instances.  That said, I love it as a battle pet.  I use a P/P breed, tough as nails.

Dec 26, 2013 at 4:53am | Edits: 0 | Skywall-US | Pets: 569 Compare collections | Score: 2881
Top RaterWaynebrady 
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Definitely a must have pet for PVE pet battlers, this pet can practically solo almost all of the MoP trainers (I use P/P breed, but H/H does fine as well). 357 attack power with the P/P breed! You have a wide assortment of attack/defensives to suit your needs (Surge for Elementals, Snap for Critters, Mist/Heal+Shield or Mist/Heal+Whirlpool). I carry 2x P/P breeds, and 1 H/H breed.

Dec 9, 2013 at 11:44am | Edits: 1 | Bleeding Hollow-US | Pets: 598 Compare collections | Score: 3078
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Absolutely love this guy. I have a P/P and, like the guy who named his Bane of Nishi, I use him to power level on both Nishi and Aki! I'd really like to get a second.

Oct 4, 2013 at 5:26pm | Edits: 0 | Galakrond-US | Pets: 442 Compare collections | Score: 2085
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I got a 4, 14 (Destruction) breed of this guy and he's been one of my mainstays ever since.  Good mix of moves, and with his high damage/high healing, he's got great survivability, and he absolutely crushes Elemental pets with a Surge, Healing Wave, Whirlpool moveset.  Surge makes his high damage, low speed combo almost a non-factor, since you can always get off a finishing attack even against faster opponents.  Pop Whirlpool, Surge, Surge, and Healing Wave as needed :D

Aug 24, 2013 at 6:19pm | Edits: 1 | Shattered Hand-US | Pets: 515 Compare collections | Score: 2611
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I have two lvl 25 rares, Constantine and Nero, that form the backbone of my Critter Gitter Mob. Pop in a low lvl pet to level up and they're able to deal with any wild trio I come across.

Jul 23, 2013 at 6:21pm | Edits: 0 | Wildhammer-EU | Pets: 428 Compare collections | Score: 2076
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This little guy is extremely resilient, withstanding even flying barrages. His impressive health pool and defensive abilities make him a powerful wall, and his strength makes him a formidable attacker. The versatility of his moves also make him a team player, capable of healing his team or holding off attacks long enough to wear down the opponent.


Suggested moves:

1st: Snap or Surge (Situational)

2nd: Healing Mists (Healing Wave can be used if you have a HOT)

3rd: Shell Shield

Jul 15, 2013 at 10:56pm | Edits: 0 | Malfurion-US | Pets: 447 Compare collections | Score: 2076
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Named mine "Bane of Nishi" as he can easily solo all 3 pets of that master in VoFW.  I use this battle everyday to level a pet by throwing up mists then swapping in low pet right after sunflower casts sunlight.


Rocks against 'most' elementals. :)

Apr 14, 2013 at 2:13pm | Edits: 0 | Thrall-US | Pets: 563 Compare collections | Score: 2888
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This pet has the ability to hold down any group through leveling as it is capable of self/current pet heals and the use of an average damaging ability.  At times, this pet is almost cheating, even against NPC pet trainers

Apr 14, 2013 at 12:24am | Edits: 0 | Kargath-US | Pets: 485 Compare collections | Score: 1971
Top RaterTruweildude 
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So many other crabs come in the H/H 6,16 breed, but only this and the other panda crab (spirebound) have the P/P 4,14 breed, so why have another H/H? Edit, the goblin crab also currently comes in a P/P, but it might not when it gets changed. Anyone know what its getting changed to? I would guess its going to be B/B but I really hope not.

Mar 16, 2013 at 12:28am | Edits: 2 | Aerie Peak-US | Pets: 573 Compare collections | Score: 2915
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Love this guy. He's the anchor on my team and once the first 2 have beaten on the enemy for a while they have little chance of over coming his shield and self healing.

Mar 8, 2013 at 11:17pm | Edits: 0 | Staghelm-US | Pets: 546 Compare collections | Score: 2740
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Happy to say that my 1st was a 25 rare, piggy-backed on a snail. ;) I was stoked to say the least. 

Jan 17, 2013 at 11:22am | Edits: 0 | Dalaran-US | Pets: 464 Compare collections | Score: 2184
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I just can't find a rare to save me.  I did however, use a lvl 22 uncommon to defeat Majro Payne's Bloom elemental.

Jan 3, 2013 at 11:02am | Edits: 0 | Greymane-US | Pets: 440 Compare collections | Score: 1849
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Caught as second on the coast

Dec 14, 2012 at 6:12pm | Edits: 0 | Kil'jaeden-US | Pets: 456 Compare collections | Score: 1875
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Breed 4, 14 of this bad boy has huge attack! Since healing is affected by attack, this guy is an amazing healer and can pack a punch with his offense, too.


I got lucky and found a rare one of breed 4, 14 on my third try! 

Dec 14, 2012 at 5:06am | Edits: 2 | Zul'jin-US | Pets: 252 Compare collections | Score: 1064
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i had the same problem as you Valielina....cept for some reason when i went to northrend to fight major payne an checked my achieve again it had givin me credit for all the ones i had caught that it had said i didnt


Dec 2, 2012 at 4:43pm | Edits: 0 | Deathwing-US | Pets: 385 Compare collections | Score: 0
Top RaterValielina 
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Got one tonight on the coast. Poor quality. I was surprised to see it on my map, assumed it would be a second pet after looking for so long. I also noticed that this pet, along with several others I caught around the same time were not showing up as being caught under the safari achieve, and as i entered battle with the same pets it said they had not been caught yet as well. They are in my pet journal though. Opened a ticket, haven't heard back yet.

Nov 30, 2012 at 4:12am | Edits: 0 | Area 52-US | Pets: 530 Compare collections | Score: 2423
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This doesn't seem to be required for the Pandaria Safari achievement, even though it says it is.  I got the achieve when I caught the next-to-last-pet I needed for it, leaving just this one.

Nov 22, 2012 at 5:54pm | Edits: 0 | Madoran-US | Pets: 418 Compare collections | Score: 0
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I renamed my Emperor Crab "Tank" because he just doesn't die. Surge negates the speed advantage and because of the crab's power score hits almost as hard as a regular attack. Renewing Mists is a constant and powerful heal that also heals other pets you swap in and Whirlpool is a nice way to double up a powerful strike with a regular strike during the same turn.

Nov 19, 2012 at 5:34pm | Edits: 1 | Aman'Thul-US | Pets: 246 Compare collections | Score: 0
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Got 2 rare tonight. Still no idea wich rare suits the most for his role.

first : Dps





Second : Tank

hp 1601

power  257

speed 186


I think Emporor crab will benefiet most from a tank stat as imo with healing wave and shell shield becoming almost unbeatable. At the end, it's a matter of strategie i guess :-)

Nov 5, 2012 at 5:51pm | Edits: 1 | Twisting Nether-EU | Pets: 372 Compare collections | Score: 0
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I was unable to find this crab wandering the world ready to battle, as seems to be confirmed by wowhead.  He turned up roughly once every 5 battles when I fought rapana whelks in the Briny Muck, though. Insolent crabs, indeed.


{update} as of 5.1 this is no longer true. This pet can be found as a first in the Briny Muck alongside the whelks. Happy hunting!

Oct 25, 2012 at 10:13pm | Edits: 2 | Mannoroth-US | Pets: 390 Compare collections | Score: 0
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Found this as a secondary to the rapana whelks on the coast

Oct 17, 2012 at 1:40am | Edits: 0 | Crushridge-US | Pets: 401 Compare collections | Score: 0
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The emperor crab was named for its regal appearance: the ridges of its shell and its raised claws eerily resembling a crown. One that would pinch your eyes out if you tried to wear it.
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