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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.
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Neutral Neutral
Idles about.
Pit-pattering footsteps; vocalizations (on-click)
3 allowed
September 10, 2013
Requires Pet Level: 1

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 275 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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Rating: +3   [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: 535 Compare collections | Score: 2662
Top RaterWaynebrady 
Rating: +3   [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 | Bleeding Hollow-US | Pets: 598 Compare collections | Score: 3078
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I was killing frogs on Timeless and waiting for Bufo to spawn when Monstrous Spineclaw spawned to the bottom of the ocean next to the frog place. It was maybe the second time I've ever seen that and was really surprised that the pet dropped! Happy to have it although feel kinda bad that my sister who's more active pet collector than I am didn't got this before I did.

Dec 6, 2013 at 6:20am | Edits: 0 | Stormrage-EU | Pets: 321 Compare collections | Score: 1551
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: 595 Compare collections | Score: 3034
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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: 563 Compare collections | Score: 2856
Rating: -1   [Report]

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: 555 Compare collections | Score: 2660
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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: 542 Compare collections | Score: 2518
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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: 533 Compare collections | Score: 2548
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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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