A red-brown crab the size of a wagon scuttles forward with an unusual amount of aggression.

Huge beast, unaligned

Armor Class 21 (natural armor)
Hit Points 204 (24d12 + 48)
Speed 30 ft., swim 30 ft.

17 (+3) 15 (+2) 12 (+2) 1 (-5) 9 (-1) 3 (-4)

Skills Perception +3, Stealth +4
Condition Immunities charmed, frightened, stunned (if it is from a psychic-based attack); Senses blindsight 30 ft., passive Perception 9
Challenge 10 (5,900 XP)

Special Traits

  • Amphibious. The mindclaw can breathe air and water.
  • Shared Empathy. Mindclaws gain any bonuses or penalties from emotion effects affecting creatures within 30 feet. The specifics are at the GM’s discretion, however, by way of example a mindclaw would gain the benefits of barbarian rage if a raging barbarian was within range. A mind crab can only benefit from the same spell or effect once regardless of bonus type or number of creatures affected by a single effect, but mindclaws do gain bonuses and penalties from other mindclaws within 30 feet. Mindclaws cannot be the target of an emotion effect (for example the calm emotions spell), but do not gain saving throws against emotion effects affecting other creatures.


  • Multiattack. The mindclaw makes 2 claw attacks.
  • Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +11 to hit, reach 15 ft., one target. Hit: 10 (2d6 + 3) bludgeoning damage and 35 (10d6) psychic damage, and the target is grappled (escape DC 17). The mindclaw has two claws, each of which can grapple only one target.


Echoes of a Sunken Empire. Mindclaws retain the psychic impressions of countless dead, unknown centuries after the cataclysmic demise of ancient antediluvian civilizations. They behave like mindless crabs most of the time, but their simple nervous systems process powerful emotions and are easily influenced by magic. An adult mindclaw is 15 feet tall and weighs 4,000 pounds.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pirate Campaign Compendium © 2018, Legendary Games; Lead Designer Jason Nelson. Authors: Alex Augunas, Jeff Gomez, Matt Goodall, Jim Groves, Tim Hitchcock, Victoria Jaczko, Jonathan H. Keith, Lyz Liddell, Thomas J. Phillips, Alistair J. Rigg, Alex Riggs, Loren Sieg, Neil Spicer, Todd Stewart, Rachel Ventura, Michael D. Welham, Linda Zayas-Palmer.