A King Crab on a Beach.
|Added In||Version 1.1|
|Spawns in||Beach Biome|
|Health||100 HP (x50)|
|Damage Output||5 damage (x2.5)|
|Drops||0-1 Crab Claws, 0-3 Aquatic Pellets|
The King Crab is one of only two mobs that drops Crab Claws, the other being Crabs, and it is the only mob that drops Aquatic Pellets, dropping either 0 or 3 pellets (never in between with the exception of a looting enchantment on a sword). They are used in the creation of Aquatic Ingots and eventually the construction of Aquatic Weapons.
The King Crab will only spawn in the Beach Biome. It is a neutral mob and therefore will only attack the player if provoked. Due to its high health and reasonable damage, it is not recommended to engage one too early. They can be easily dispatched in two simple ways:
Ranged weapons are effective against King Crabs as you can prevent them from ever reaching you. The best early ranged weapon to use would be a Bow, preferably an enchanted one.
Dig a 3*3 hole 2 blocks deep, then push the King Crab into it. Then, add sand/gravel blocks above him and wait. After a while, he will die and you will receive the loot.