Fire Crab (Huge)

Family: Fire Crab

Huge elemental, unaligned

Armor Class 17 (natural armor)
Hit Points 173 (15d12 + 75)
Speed 40 ft., swim 40 ft.

22 (+6) 10 (+0) 20 (+5) 2 (-4) 16 (+3) 2 (-4)

Skills Athletics +10
Damage Vulnerabilities cold
Damage Immunities fire
Condition Immunities charmed
Senses darkvision 60 ft., tremorsense 60 ft., passive Perception 13
Languages understands Ignan but can’t speak
Challenge 10 (5,900 XP)

Special Traits

  • Heated Body. A creature that touches the greater fire crab or hits it with a melee attack while within 5 feet of it takes 14 (4d6) fire damage.


  • Multiattack. The greater fire crab makes two claw attacks
  • Claws. Melee Weapon Attack: +10 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 12 (1d12 + 6) bludgeoning damage plus 14 (4d6) fire damage. If both claw attacks hit in the same turn and the target is Huge sized or smaller, target is grappled (escape DC 16). While grappled, a target takes 14 (4d6) fire damage at the start of its turn. The fire crab can only grapple one target at a time and cannot perform a claw attack while grappling a target.
  • Constrict. If a target is grappled, the greater fire crab squeezes it and the target takes 12 (1d12 + 6) bludgeoning damage and 14 (4d6) fire damage.


A massive crab with a square-shaped reddish-brown carapace covered with dark-red and yellow markings scuttles forth, pincers raised. Tiny flames lick its body, erupting at irregular intervals from its underbelly. Its eyes are perched on the end of two large eyestalks that protrude from the center of the carapace.

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Tome of Horrors © 2018, Frog God Games, LLC; Authors: Kevin Baase, Erica Balsley, John “Pexx” Barnhouse, Christopher Bishop, Casey Christofferson, Jim Collura, Andrea Costantini, Jayson ‘Rocky’ Gardner, Zach Glazar, Meghan Greene, Scott Greene, Lance Hawvermale, Travis Hawvermale, Ian S. Johnston, Bill Kenower, Patrick Lawinger, Rhiannon Louve, Ian McGarty, Edwin Nagy, James Patterson, Nathan Paul, Patrick N. Pilgrim, Clark Peterson, Anthony Pryor, Greg Ragland, Robert Schwalb, G. Scott Swift, Greg A. Vaughan, and Bill Webb