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Spirit Crab

Spirit Crab
Spirit Crab
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Pet Battle: [3-6] Ghostlands

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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 along the western coast of Ghostlands.

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
3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 10

Increases the damage done by your active pet by 50% for 2 rounds.

Requires Pet Level: 2

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
3 Round Cooldown
Requires Pet Level: 15

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
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 


Rots the target's flesh, dealing 492 Undead damage and transforming them into Undead for 5 rounds.

Vs. Humanoid

Vs. Aquatic


Undead pets return to life immortal for one round when killed, but deal 25% less damage.


Damage Taken 

50% from Critter abilities

33% from Dragonkin abilities

Ghostlands — Eastern Kingdoms
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Top RaterCreeper 
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This pet can be especially good for a Tank, as it is an Undead with many Attacks from the original crab pets. Personally, my moveset for him would be :




Shell Shield


If you want him to be a good offense pet, use this as a Moveset instead :


Amplify Magic




Have a nice day, pet farmer :)

Apr 27, 2019 at 11:46am | Edits: 0 | Elune-eu | Pets: 422 Compare collections | Score: 2057
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When not in combat mine is a blue and white checkered box.

Jul 29, 2018 at 3:10am | Edits: 1 | Hyjal-us | Pets: 917 Compare collections | Score: 6726
Top RaterTruweildude 
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Anyone notice how this looks more spectral now? When did this change happen? He's now translucent with the eerie glowy stuff, not just a plain blue crab model anymore.

Dec 4, 2014 at 1:30am | Edits: 0 | Aerie Peak-us | Pets: 1718 Compare collections | Score: 13724
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I've only seen one rare, in at least 50 interactions. Unfortunately, it came with a rare Larva as second, and I'm kicking myself for taking the crab. If you see a rare larva as second, and don't have one yet,, trap it! There are tons of level 3-4 crabs to try for the rare. (I have to keep trying the crabs level 5+ to try for the rare larva. It's endless!+

Nov 27, 2014 at 4:21pm | Edits: 0 | Blackwater Raiders-us | Pets: 1057 Compare collections | Score: 8123
Top RaterAltorax 
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One of my favorite PvP battle pets. The H/H crab has fantastic stat allocation (none wasted into speed whatsoever) which makes it one of the best tanking pets out there. Shell Shield is great for mitigating DoTs and multi-hit attacks, Snap takes out would-be critter counters and Surge/Whirlpool allows it to either fight flyers (and other abilities that rely on having higher speed) or round out a Cleansing Rain team. And to top all that off, it gets an undead racial as well.

Jul 17, 2014 at 10:02pm | Edits: 0 | Bloodhoof-eu | Pets: 797 Compare collections | Score: 4295
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For some reason I'm the guy that always gets the rare, first try. Especially if it's a sought-after, popular pet. Always rare- always first and usually 2nd try too if I'm wanting a different breed. With this crab I got 4 rares in 5 tries(only tried to catch one- I'm not a dick!) But I cannot, cannot, cannot find an UV!! Looking for months and haven't even seen one to attempt to battle!

Jun 22, 2014 at 6:16pm | Edits: 0 | Khaz Modan-us | Pets: 397 Compare collections | Score: 1922
Top RaterVek 
Rating: +3   [Report]

Very good health, shield move and undead racial. Thats just for starters. Next it is very strong vs Critters, the usual bane of undead. And if you think it is too slow, Surge will fix that. Surge easily counters speed attack bonuses and is very nice to have when both you and you opponent is los health, go first can be critical and the crab has no wasted stats spent on speed. That said Claw/Whirlpool/Shell Shiedl is probably the best PvP setup. Quite strong and not much used pet.

Jan 27, 2014 at 5:15pm | Edits: 2 | Aggramar-eu | Pets: 670 Compare collections | Score: 3996
Top RaterSkylera 
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A must have for starting off pvp battlers.  Get three!

Dec 28, 2013 at 10:12pm | Edits: 1 | Duskwood-us | Pets: 914 Compare collections | Score: 5467
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Just caught a rare version and cannot release my uncommon one. Anyone else have this problem or know how to solve it?


umm nevermind.. :) I had it in a battle slot lol

Dec 12, 2013 at 11:36pm | Edits: 1 | Stormrage-us | Pets: 999 Compare collections | Score: 6938
Top RaterBriseis 
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Got a rare 3rd battle, he was alone. 2:18pm realm time near Windrunner Village.

Sep 15, 2013 at 3:23pm | Edits: 0 | Sisters of Elune-us | Pets: 421 Compare collections | Score: 2118
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Came to see if you can even get a rare for these; on my second day trying for one...I'm fairly tenacious.


I need to come on here and post more often; my second battle after posting this I got a rare. Yay me and just show persistence pays off.

Aug 7, 2013 at 3:49pm | Edits: 1 | Feathermoon-us | Pets: 139 Compare collections | Score: 580
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1887 health! Seems like this little guy will be a great battler. The shell sheild coupled with that much health makes this crab a survivor. Going to try to find a rare one now.

May 19, 2013 at 10:26am | Edits: 0 | Emerald Dream-us | Pets: 207 Compare collections | Score: 1066
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Got a rare after grinding these for exactly 59 minutes. Yay! I was on the coast near Goldenmist Village.

Apr 21, 2013 at 2:45am | Edits: 1 | Emerald Dream-us | Pets: 296 Compare collections | Score: 1396
Top RaterPandas 
Rating: -3   [Report]

Just got a rare version of this little guy after about 15 minutes. Not bad! :)

Feb 18, 2013 at 5:27pm | Edits: 0 | Nazgrel-us | Pets: 1208 Compare collections | Score: 7494
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Went to the West of Goldenmist Village, to the Coast where all the Murlocks are, and found a ton of Spirit Crabs, at least 8. Captured an Uncommon one on the 4th try, previous 3 were poor. 

Jan 6, 2013 at 1:17pm | Edits: 0 | Magtheridon-us | Pets: 433 Compare collections | Score: 2178
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Just got really lucky, first one was uncommon, the next a rare! Just got towards the coast straight out of Sanctum of the Moon. Easy find!

Dec 16, 2012 at 6:02pm | Edits: 0 | Fizzcrank-us | Pets: 555 Compare collections | Score: 2885
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so ive been farming for a rare of this crab for a few hrs now, uncommon are few and far between, but there are a lot of common and poor. on one common i even got a lvl 6 rare rat, and on another a rare maggot. will keep you all posted where/when/if i get a Rare :)


UPDATE: so 2 minutes later heading south down the coast (directly opposite the Sanctum of the Moon) i catch a lvl 5 rare 352hp with a poor snake as his 2nd.

Dec 13, 2012 at 11:11pm | Edits: 1 | Frostmane-us | Pets: 431 Compare collections | Score: 2016
Top RaterFenriz 
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On the battle side Spirit Crab is really strong (Vs.Elemental in particular), but also vs. many other classes since you have the "family-neutral" Dark Simulacrum which allows you to steal a spell and use it continuously through the rest of the match. I use the following spells:

Amplify Magic, Surge and Dark Simulacrum.

Dec 6, 2012 at 10:49am | Edits: 2 | Stormscale-eu | Pets: 958 Compare collections | Score: 7296
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Agreed, this pet is gorgeous. Definitely has a ghostly vibe, and stands out tons from the other crab models.

Oct 30, 2012 at 2:29pm | Edits: 0 | Area 52-us | Pets: 777 Compare collections | Score: 3822
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It's my new favorite.  I agree with the others- the image doesn't do this justice- they're slightly transparent with a blue glow/curling mist pouring off of them much like Magria-- and they look fantastic next to Ghost Crawler and a Swift Spectral Tiger.

Oct 13, 2012 at 4:40pm | Edits: 0 | Velen-us | Pets: 702 Compare collections | Score: 3457
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The pet journal doesn't quite do this pet justice.  It looks slightly transparent and has a ghostly hue about it that makes it a very cool looking companion. 


Probably will be using this as my displayed pet for a while.

Sep 27, 2012 at 12:45pm | Edits: 0 | Thrall-us | Pets: 474 Compare collections | Score: 2162
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Just caught it, they're around the murloc camp in the Ghostlands, to the north-west of the map.



I love it's model =). Now, I just need a hunter to get to 85 and catch Ghostcrawler...

Sep 25, 2012 at 4:52pm | Edits: 0 | Terenas-eu | Pets: 1028 Compare collections | Score: 6113
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The souls of slain crabs seek vengeance against the murlocs who ate them.
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