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Strand Crab

Strand Crab
Strand Crab
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Pet Battle: [1-2] Dun Morogh; [3-6] Darkshore; [7-9] Northern Stranglethorn; [9-10] The Cape of Stranglethorn; [14-15] Swamp of Sorrows; [22-23] Dragonblight; [25] Spires of Arak

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Idles about.

Pit-pattering footsteps; vocalizations (on-click)

3 allowed
Mists of Pandaria
Patch 5.0.1 | Posted: September 25, 2012
Level 0: Health 0Power 0Speed 0
Requires Pet Level: 1

100% Hit Chance 


Snaps at the enemy, dealing 394 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 over time effects dealt by Aquatic pets are increased by 25%.


Damage Taken 

50% from Flying abilities

33% from Undead abilities

Northern Stranglethorn — Eastern Kingdoms
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These are present as primary in Spires of Arak - 64 63 area (east coast), 41.63 65.21 (west coast)

Jan 13, 2021 at 10:11am | Edits: 1 | Bonechewer-us | Pets: 316 Compare collections | Score: 1843
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I found an uncommon on Jauero Isle just below Booty Bay :)  It still counted for the Kalimdor Safari Acheivement even though the Strand Crab was in Eastern Kingdom...  Go figure!  lol  Also there are quite a number of these Strand Crabs on this Isle :)

Jul 25, 2020 at 8:38pm | Edits: 2 | Cenarius-us | Pets: 0 Compare collections | Score: 0
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This little guy is one of my go to pets! I have a rare gaurdian so with 1804 health he can last as long as a elite. It's a great pet to swap to during other pet cool downs or can solo elemental trios.

Mar 15, 2015 at 11:32pm | Edits: 0 | Shadowsong-us | Pets: 470 Compare collections | Score: 2435
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I was not looking forward to going back to Stranglethorn to farm one of these, then was pleasantly surprised to see them as 2nd and 3rd to a Mud Jumper in Spires of Arak near the rare "Rotcap". I picked up the Uncommon H/P in the pretty blue color to replace my level 7 uncommon in that color, & wouldn't you know the RNG dropped me a Flawless Aquatic Battle-Stone! :-) (I am doomed to find only B/B grays for the rest of the day, right?)

Jan 7, 2015 at 2:30pm | Edits: 0 | Kilrogg-us | Pets: 1028 Compare collections | Score: 8215
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I've been using a L25 green to level my other pets... really strong with few exceptions (except moths - I hate moths). Surprised to find a rare as an add in Ashenvale, but reading here seems it's not unusual. Happy to find him tho!

Apr 12, 2014 at 5:10pm | Edits: 0 | Azuremyst-us | Pets: 507 Compare collections | Score: 3166
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As I'm still levelling this is probably my most used pet. One of the best "capture " pets I've come across. With Shield and heal it's pretty much unkillable by any wild pet around it's level, add in relatively low damage (surge) and you have all the time you need to throw traps out. Teamed with a Turnip you should never lose out on a capture attempt. Strongly recommend this pet to anyone starting out as it's one pet you will never regret the time invested in finding a rare.

Feb 15, 2014 at 5:46pm | Edits: 0 | Azjol-Nerub-eu | Pets: 132 Compare collections | Score: 646
Top RaterDamkina 
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Not sure why the rating is so low for this amazing pet.  He is as tough as nails and if you obtain a H/H rare you have a solid team player for dailies and levelling other pets.  He can heal, shield himself and comes with a huge health pool.  I captured an H/H rare that turned up as an additonal pet when battling Dragonbone Hatchlings outside Wyrmrest Temple.  It is a nice way to get a high level Strand Crab!

Oct 23, 2013 at 11:23am | Edits: 1 | Bronzebeard-eu | Pets: 1146 Compare collections | Score: 8976
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This is an amazing pet for leveling. I captured one while leveling my first team and wish I had swapped to it right away. Mine is an H/P rare and he solos entire teams. If you keep shell and tranq up he will end each fight with nearly full health.

Jun 17, 2013 at 1:28pm | Edits: 0 | Kel'Thuzad-us | Pets: 1279 Compare collections | Score: 9797
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I got mine joining dragonbone hatchlings out in Dragonblight

Apr 14, 2013 at 1:16pm | Edits: 0 | Emeriss-eu | Pets: 621 Compare collections | Score: 3281
Top RaterDominia 
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Two in a row joined battle with Maggots in the Fire Scar Shrine in SW Ashenvale.

Feb 20, 2013 at 3:39pm | Edits: 0 | Area 52-us | Pets: 997 Compare collections | Score: 6793
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This pet is my #1 pet so far. Great for leveling other pets when it hits 25. Combination of the sheild (c-ya later dots!) and healing is great for not having to bandages or revive after battles. I highly recommend finding a rare Shore Crab, Strand Crab, or Strand Crawler to help with leveling other pets. I has even become an all star in pvp pet battles.

Feb 19, 2013 at 9:12am | Edits: 0 | Shadow Council-us | Pets: 300 Compare collections | Score: 1359
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This pet is also found on the Zoram Strand in far western Ashenvale, often as an adjunct to the Rusty Snail (lvls 5-6) fights.

Jan 5, 2013 at 7:04am | Edits: 0 | Wyrmrest Accord-us | Pets: 484 Compare collections | Score: 2305
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This pet is effectively the same as the Strand Crawler in terms of stats and abilities; in fact, a Rare version of this pet is exactly the same except in terms of looks.  Suffice to say, a rare one of these is a very resilient pet, and a solid choice to have as part of your core team.

Nov 24, 2012 at 1:24am | Edits: 0 | Zul'jin-us | Pets: 681 Compare collections | Score: 3342
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Currently, this pet is my best one and first one I leveled to 25.  It's a good pet to have while leveling your pets; it can tank (if that's appropriate to use in pet battles), self-heal, and provide support healing to your other pets.  Since I'm still only collecting pets, I'm currently still using this guy.  Downside is its weakness to flying and its speed.

Nov 12, 2012 at 4:14pm | Edits: 0 | Kirin Tor-us | Pets: 335 Compare collections | Score: 0
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Got one in Dragonblight as secondary pet from Dragonbone Hatchling.

Nov 11, 2012 at 11:54am | Edits: 0 | Drak'thul-eu | Pets: 429 Compare collections | Score: 1892
Site MVPCrissx 
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I have seen all 4 color variations hanging out on the Savage Coast in Northern Stranglethorn. They are level 7-8.

Sep 27, 2012 at 5:33am | Edits: 0 | Illidan-us | Pets: 515 Compare collections | Score: 2497
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I could never find these just milling about in Ashenvale -- the only way I've seen them is partnered with other wild pets. Hopefully this will save you guys from flying around Ashenvale with no luck.

Sep 25, 2012 at 4:11pm | Edits: 0 | Anvilmar-us | Pets: 851 Compare collections | Score: 4205
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The low tide reveals the colonies of strand crabs and the sound of their clicking dance as they feed upon small creatures hidden in the sand.
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