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Spineclaw Crab

Spineclaw Crab
Spineclaw Crab
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Drop: Monstrous Spineclaw [90]

Zone: Timeless Isle

Approximate Drop Rate: 1 in 58

Spineclaw Crab
Spineclaw Crab
Binds when picked up
Use: Teaches you how to summon this companion.
Want it Want it | Got it | Exclude — Community: 12.1% have it
Neutral Neutral
Idles about.
Pit-pattering footsteps; vocalizations (on-click)
3 allowed
September 10, 2013
Level 0: Health 0Power 0Speed 0
Requires Pet Level: 1

100%  Hit Chance 


Deals 197 Beast damage and causes the target to Bleed  for 98 Beast damage per round for 5 rounds.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
Requires Pet Level: 10

100% Hit Chance 


Wildly flails at the enemy 1-3 times, dealing 197 Beast damage per hit.

Vs. Critter

Vs. Flying
2 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 2

Deals 98 Aquatic damage each time you take direct damage. Effectiveness is tripled for 1 round if this ability is used while already active.


Lasts 5 rounds.

Vs. Elemental

Vs. Magic
3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 15

Restores 591 health to the user.

3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 4

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
3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 20

50% Hit Chance 


Deals 788 Aquatic damage.


Always hits if the target is Bleeding .

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

Timeless Isle — Pandaria
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I got lucky on Proudmore server. It showed up while I was wondering around.

Jun 20, 2015 at 2:09am | Edits: 0 | Proudmoore-US | Pets: 637 Compare collections | Score: 3474
Rating: -3   [Report]

OMG!!! This one is Sssoooo elusive! I only saw it spawn once, and b-4 I could get a hit in some other person jumjped in and killed it before I could get a hit. :( Been killing these crabs 24/7 and haven't even seen the monstrous spawn again never mind get a pet from it!!!

Jan 3, 2015 at 9:12am | Edits: 0 | Llane-US | Pets: 288 Compare collections | Score: 1543
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This may end up turning into a Holy Grail type of pet. I am very ready to buy one for up to about 10k on my AH, but there has not been one up on the AH in almost 2 months! Now that Timeless Isle is pretty much a ghost town, one can only hope that somebody who got this when it was still current needs some money and puts it up. I have seen the prices steadily rise on Undermine Journal, and now the going rate is about 25k and I can see it only going up from there.

Dec 8, 2014 at 6:02pm | Edits: 0 | Bonechewer-US | Pets: 563 Compare collections | Score: 2761
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Just bought one on AH for 1000g. I think there was someone who didn't know what it was worth as it was the only one on AH. Just my luck as I've grown tired of farming for it. I think that now that WOD has hit and not that many of the MOP pets will be on AH, it is a good time to look for bargains like this where people don't know how to price the pets as there are no others on AH.

Dec 8, 2014 at 2:31pm | Edits: 0 | Runetotem-EU | Pets: 682 Compare collections | Score: 3530
Top RaterFaerdin 
Rating: +1   [Report]

I feel like this pet would be rated much higher if it weren't so taxing (Or expensive) to obtain. The P/P Spineclaw Crab can decimate Elementals with its ridiculous Blood in the Water and heal for nearly 600 Health with Healing Wave. It is easily capable of soloing Farmer Nishi's entire team and is my go-to hard counter against Elementals in PvP.

Dec 6, 2014 at 7:24am | Edits: 0 | Medivh-US | Pets: 502 Compare collections | Score: 2385
Rating: +7   [Report]

1.  Any Ancient Spineclaw killed, when it respawns has a chance to spawn as the Monstrous Spineclaw.


2. ONLY the Monstrous Spineclaw can drop the Spineclaw Crab pet.


3.  The Spineclaw Crab pet has a drop rate from the Monstrous Spineclaw of 1.8% per Wowhead (6/19/2014).


4.  The "chance" that a Monstrous Spineclaw will spawn in place of an Ancient Spineclaw is the same as the other rare timers, every 24 - 64 minutes (same as Houlon.

Jun 19, 2014 at 4:34pm | Edits: 0 | Ysera-US | Pets: 608 Compare collections | Score: 3469
Rating: +2   [Report]

Wow. I feel it can only be due to the limited number of people actually having this pet that it isn't higher rated.


By now I've collected at least 13 out of the 20 most powerful pets according to this site, and my P/P Spineclaw Crab still tops them all. Rip (attack + powerful dot), Healing Wave (tends to go for 550+ every 3 rounds) and Blood in the Water (hits for 750+ every three rounds) just annihilate whatever is in the way. Plus, it has amazing aesthetics as well.

Jun 14, 2014 at 3:58am | Edits: 0 | Lordaeron-EU | Pets: 433 Compare collections | Score: 1822
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one could only hope the drop rate was 1 in 58................................................. I'm about 150-160 kills deep right now & no sign of a spineclaw, guess I'll down 150 more!

May 12, 2014 at 11:24am | Edits: 1 | Skullcrusher-US | Pets: 261 Compare collections | Score: 1294
Rating: +5   [Report]

Farming the Spineclaw Crab can be quite frustrating.


Best farming spot: The shore just south of the Jademist Dancers and north of the Horde camp. Seven Ancient Spineclaws spawn around there. Helps to use Scuttler's Shell.


Monstrous Spineclaw spawn rate: Any Ancient Spineclaw can spawn as a Monstrous Spineclaw instead. I'd say about a 1/100 spawn rate (No data to back that up).


Spineclaw Crab drop rate: Wowhead says 1.7%. Other Timeless Isle rares seem to drop pets at 3%.

Mar 3, 2014 at 4:58pm | Edits: 0 | Exodar-US | Pets: 671 Compare collections | Score: 3767
Top RaterWaynebrady 
Rating: +4   [Report]

I absolutely love this crab (P/P) and the Emperor Crab (P/P), both have 357 attack power and murder critters & elementals. Rip+SC+BitW=Elemental Destroyer. Tripple Snap=Critter Destroyer (altough rip is also good vs critter).

Dec 9, 2013 at 11:54am | Edits: 0 | Bloodhoof-US | Pets: 736 Compare collections | Score: 4400
Site MVPRoarey 
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The one that I managed to acquire was indeed Blue, cobalt blue in fact..looks just like the Ancient spineclaws you kill to spawn the Monstrous.  He is quite impressive :)

Oct 26, 2013 at 11:17pm | Edits: 0 | Uldaman-US | Pets: 730 Compare collections | Score: 4364
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So when I am killing spineclaw crabs, does it have a chance to spawn where I am killing them or anywhere that spineclaw crabs can spawn on the island?

Oct 11, 2013 at 7:09pm | Edits: 0 | Sargeras-US | Pets: 713 Compare collections | Score: 4209
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is this guy blue or green? ive seen picture of him being green, i like the blue better hoping for that IF i ever see him lol

Sep 19, 2013 at 6:29am | Edits: 0 | Kirin Tor-US | Pets: 705 Compare collections | Score: 3885
Rating: +4   [Report]

Everytime you kill an Ancient Spineclaw, there's a chance that a Monstrous Spineclaw will spawn on the island.  It can spawn in any of the Ancient Spineclaw spawn locations. Same mechanic works for the rares: Emerald Gander and Ironfur Steelhorn (they don't drop pets though)  and Imperial Python (does have a pet)

Sep 16, 2013 at 3:02pm | Edits: 0 | Steamwheedle Cartel-US | Pets: 668 Compare collections | Score: 3667
Rating: +6   [Report]

Note that this drops from a rare spawn crab, not from the regular elite crabs found all along the shore.

Sep 13, 2013 at 7:12pm | Edits: 0 | Scarshield Legion-EU | Pets: 621 Compare collections | Score: 3243
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Spineclaw crabs of Pandaria have existed for thousands of years and remain one of the continent's oldest creatures.
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