This article is about raw dark crab. For the cooked version, see Dark crab
A raw dark crab is a members-only fish found in the Wilderness. Dark crabs require a Fishing level of at least 85 and give 130 Fishing experience per catch. A lobster pot is used to catch dark crabs, along with dark fishing bait. Dark fishing bait can be obtained as a drop from various monsters in the Wilderness or bought from other players at the Grand Exchange.
They require a Cooking level of at least 90 to cook and give 215 Cooking experience per fish. It is advised to cook raw dark crabs at the Hosidius Kitchen due to their high burn rate, as they are still possible to burn even at 99 Cooking. Alternatively, wearing a Cooking cape will ensure 100% cook-success rate due to its perk.
Completion of the Elite Wilderness Diary will reward the player with a higher success rate when trying to catch raw dark crabs. For example, at level 99, the chance to catch a dark crab increases from 12% to 34%.
There are only two locations at which dark crabs can be caught:
- Wilderness - North-eastern coast, south of the fence containing the deep Wilderness.
- Resource Area - These fishing spots will never move or disappear.
For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here
|19 March 2015
Cooking dark crabs on a fire now plays the correct animation.
- ↑ Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 20 April 2020. (Archived from the original on 30 May 2020.) Mod Ash: "For a level 99 player, it'd change your 12% chance per roll into a 34% chance per roll [when catching dark crabs]."