Hermit Crab

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Hermit Crabs are crustaceans found throughout the waterways of Tyria.


Crystal Desert
Maguuma Jungle
Ring of Fire
Shiverpeak Mountains
The Mists

Story involvement[edit]

Personal story[edit]

Heart involvement[edit]

Complete heart (map icon).png Help Harvester Mavad manage the kelp harvest (7)
Complete heart (map icon).png Help the Soundless deal with the Nightmare Court (8)
Complete heart (map icon).png Help Doolsileep protect Moogooloo Village (23)

Event involvement[edit]

Hero point.png Fight Cooroo's Crab (56)

Combat abilities[edit]


  • Moves Evasively
  • Blocks
  • Regenerates Health
  • Claw - Melee auto-attack.
  • Pincer Snap - Melee auto-attack used interchangeably with Claw.
  • Block - The crab channels to withdraw into its shell, blocking incoming attacks and gaining Regeneration.png Regeneration. This effect ends after 3 seconds or once 3 attacks have been blocked.
Stolen skills

Hero Challenge[edit]

  • Evades Attacks
  • Blocks
  • Gains Might
  • Pincer Snap - Melee auto-attack used interchangeably with Claw.
  • Claw - Melee auto-attack.
Stolen skills


Name Type Rarity Quantity Creature level
Shell.png Shell Trophy Junk 1-2 21-54
Crab Meat.png Chunk of Crab Meat Trophy Junk 1-2 8-9, 20-24, 54, 61
Spiral Shell.png Spiral Shell Trophy Junk 1-2 5-80
Crab Meat.png Crab Meat Trophy Basic 1-2 20-24 1
Unidentifiable Object.png Seashell Trophy Junk 1-2 4-24

1 Only around Viathan Lake.