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Lava Crab

Lava Crab
Lava Crab
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Pet Battle: [13-14] Searing Gorge; [15-16] Burning Steppes

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Neutral Neutral

Idles about.

Pit-pattering footsteps; vocalizations (on-click)

3 allowed
Mists of Pandaria
Patch 5.0.1 | Posted: September 25, 2012

Can be found in lava pools alongside Lava Beetles.

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

100% Hit Chance 


Blasts the enemy with fire, dealing 413 Elemental damage.

Vs. Mechanical

Vs. Critter
3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 10

You endure, preventing your health from being reduced below 1 health until the end of the next round.


Pets affected by Survival will survive an Apocalypse.

Requires Pet Level: 2

Reduces up to 98.5 damage from each attack against you.


Lasts 5 rounds.

3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 15

Restores 394 health plus half of the last hit taken by the user.

4 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 4

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 591 Elemental damage.


Deals 197 Elemental additional damage if the target is Burning .

Vs. Mechanical

Vs. Critter
Requires Pet Level: 20

100% Hit Chance 


Deals 137 Elemental damage to the enemy's pets.


Destroys objects created by both teams.

Vs. Mechanical

Vs. Critter


Elementals ignore all negative weather effects. Enemy pets can still gain the beneficial effects from weather when facing an elemental.


Damage Taken 

50% from Aquatic abilities

33% from Mechanical abilities

Burning Steppes — Eastern Kingdoms
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Also secondary to Fire Beetles, Molten Hatchlings and Ash Spiderlings.

Jul 28, 2022 at 4:42am | Edits: 0 | Thrall-us | Pets: 695 Compare collections | Score: 4307
Top RaterWolverine1980 
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Underrated and great battle pet when teamed with Fel Flame. Started getting wins in pvp pet battles with this little gem.

Jan 29, 2017 at 12:38pm | Edits: 0 | Kel'Thuzad-us | Pets: 952 Compare collections | Score: 6128
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I just checked and it's true. This pet can indeed solo Aki the chosen. It takes a little bit of time to take her down using this strategy but it is a great way to level up weaker pets. 

Oct 2, 2014 at 8:51pm | Edits: 0 | Sentinels-us | Pets: 710 Compare collections | Score: 3873
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I LOVE this pet!  Mainly because one shows up as a polar bear in my pet interface.  I saw the little guy wandering around in the lava and wondered, "What's a polar bear doing here?  Or became a pet in the first place!".  He won't come out as a bear, but he shows up as one.  So sweet.  

Jul 28, 2014 at 1:08pm | Edits: 0 | Malorne-us | Pets: 1551 Compare collections | Score: 10874
Top RaterVek 
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Little used pet which means many will mistake it for an Aquatic Crab, and often switch in their fliers. You could almost name it Shore Crab or somthing to further fuel the illusion. I find this an excellent counter to Clockwork Gnome or even more to Darkmoon Tonk(and other Minefield users). Burn hits hard enough, and you can't set pets on fire, so Conflagrate is no great loss. Magma Wave has ver nice utility, and small aoe damage. Huge healt and heal(or shell). Quite nice pet all in all.

Mar 7, 2014 at 6:04pm | Edits: 0 | Aggramar-eu | Pets: 670 Compare collections | Score: 3996
Top RaterAmritasya 
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Also spawns as a secondary to fire beetles.

Aug 2, 2013 at 3:54am | Edits: 0 | Silvermoon-us | Pets: 1058 Compare collections | Score: 8461
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This pet can solo Aki the Chosen.


Abilities you need: Shell Shield, Magma Wave


Simply put a pet in front you want to level, use one ability, then swap to this pet. Put up Shell Shield and keep it up while spamming Magma Wave, the Shell Shield will completely negate the damage of Swarm. The easy pet (Chirrup) takes less damage and heals itself, while the rest of the team is slowly whittled down, so you don't have to deal with their much more annoying abilities.

Mar 9, 2013 at 11:47am | Edits: 0 | Silvermoon-eu | Pets: 1237 Compare collections | Score: 9741
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Got my rare breed 6 finally farming all around searing gorge =) This guy haz some high HP with that breed and Magma Wave is just awesome looking and effective AOE in many cases. plus his heal and or shell works great for maintaining urself in battle 

Dec 21, 2012 at 11:59pm | Edits: 0 | Suramar-us | Pets: 463 Compare collections | Score: 2384
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This goes for Lava Beetles as well.


They are where ever you see the molten rock pits and lava. They are very much tied in with the Lava Beetles. You will see them by themselves. But, if you fight a Lava Beetle, you might have 1 or 2 lava crabs fight with them and vice versa. 


I used to pay attention to the hit points to let me know if they were rare or not. I found that this is not accurate. Pay attention to power/speed, 162/135 was uncommon quality. Haven't found rare. 

Oct 8, 2012 at 2:37pm | Edits: 1 | Eldre'Thalas-us | Pets: 594 Compare collections | Score: 3506
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The thick exoskeleton of this adaptable arthropod allows it to thrive in harsh environments.
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