Lesser Crab

Enemy Type Hostile Animal
Weakness  ??
Resistances ??
Immune ??

Lesser Crab is an Enemy in Dark Souls 3


Lesser Crab Enemy Description

  • Though much larger than "real world" crabs, these tiny enemies pose little more than a nuisance.
  • Great Crabs will often rush to their aid.


Lesser Crab Combat Information

  • They're quite slow and don't have much in terms of range or damage.
  • Their aggro range is very short, almost near enough to touch them.
  • Easily dispatched in a hit or two.
  • Immune to Rapport.
  • Can be affected by Toxic, Poison, and Bleed.


Lesser Crab Notes & Trivia

  • The small crab in the Catacombs is the only one with a normal aggro range. It appears after breaking the second Skeleton Ball, meaning it was also a part of it. 
  • The catacombs crab is the only one who drops Blooming Purple and Rime-blue Moss Clumps, but 100 farming runs (at 290 item discovery) yielded 1 of each, so don't bother farming for either.
  • The skeleton balls will respawn if you quit/reload, even if you have killed the crab. So when the boulder hits the wall, and breaks once more, it will spit out a dead crab.

Lesser Crab Drops


Lesser Crab Locations


Lesser Crab Variations

Variation Name

Location Drops
Road of Sacrifices  100 36 

 Bloodred Moss Clumps, Purple Moss Clump

Variation Name

Location Drops
Catacombs of Carthus  ?  ?  Blooming Purple Moss Clump, Rime-blue Moss Clump


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    • Anonymous

      20 Jun 2019 06:26  

      this seriously need to be updated , i figured long ago that thier weakness are casuals , they are resistant against fire type pokemon and they are immune to your ignorance about thier lifestyle and culture , it should also says that when you spare one’s life , it will assist you to find that fuking last ring for your achivement by bringing it to you with a derpy face waiting for a kiss to reveal that the princess is in another castle... u still reading this huh?... well that’s unusual... yet so complex , but still , if you want to truly know thier secret , throw some bread pieces near them to lure them to your home , put it in a microwave for 2 and a half minute ( calculated with a 1000W microwave ) make it drink moldy orange juice ( make sure the mold is chunky and the orange juice with extra pulp ) bring it in your closet to make it discover Narnia , bring it back under the staircase to go in your room to make it have a talk with Harry Potter to have a little discussion about Smough’s extra thickness and how wet they get by seeing him , then.... hey you at the back of your couch , I have a question for you , why do you keep reading this bullshlt , why do we live? what are we for? what will happen next? you will know in the next episode of Dragon Ball Z

      • Anonymous

        20 Jun 2019 06:07  

        « easilly dispatched in a hit or two » who the fucc doesn’t deal 100dmg per hit at level 25 ? , it’s like not be able to handle the undead at the very start of the game that everyone 1shot them

        • Anonymous

          28 May 2018 22:32  

          "little" nuisance? not if they tackle you just before you want to dodge the big crab hit. And they manage this quite frequently. So....no youth protection for crabs. genocide them all!

          • Anonymous

            15 Feb 2018 04:37  

            I got killed by one of these, no really. Not proud of that. Just hope other oblivious and/or wife aggoed players now know your not alone.

            • Crab Souls13 May 2016 15:53  

              what if crab was a race option in dark souls 4? I know it will never happen, but I wana play as a crab, smash ankles, gain souls and become a giant crab. Just imagine everyone you rescue wanting to be in the service of a crab. And that nun npc would fall for the crab so hard. Fire keeper too, so much hoes for the pimp crab. Everyone will be amazed by the crabs growing potential and talent as he defeats giant foes by snipping their feet. The blood effects in ds3 gets out of hand sometimes. I let one crab hit my character, just for fun. It cut his foot, massive blood splatter appears, massive respect and amazement for small crabs appears. Caestus fists are very brutal too, tried punching somthing to death, so much blood everywhere, it looked like my guy hit his enemy for 2 hours straight or somthing.

              • Anonymous

                Lesser Crab and Ember Crabs12 May 2016 13:57  

                Managed to lead the Lesser Crab in the Catacombs to the bigger ones. Thought it might do something. Did absolutely nothing. It took a while to get that crab down there. Almost an hour and a half wasted for nothing.

                • Anonymous

                  Revenge10 May 2016 20:27  

                  To my shame i must admit ... It killed me! after an incredible epic fight he avenged his momma ( by sneaking up behind me and hitting me when i grabed my estus)

                  • Anonymous

                    Catacombs Drop28 Apr 2016 02:17  

                    During one of my forays into the Catacombs the little bugger there dropped a blooming moss clump. My theory is that they have a chance to drop all three, since it seems it's confirmed that they do drop red moss; it only seems logical.

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