Hungry Crab

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Hungry Crab
Hungry Crab(660).png
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Hungry Crab(660) Gold.png
Set: Classic
Type: Minion
Minion type: Beast
Rarity: Epic
Cost: 1
Attack: 1
Health: 2
Abilities: Battlecry, Destroy, Increment attribute
Tags: Murloc-related, Targeted
Artist: Jaemin Kim

Battlecry: Destroy a Murloc and gain +2/+2.

Murloc. It's what's for dinner.

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Hungry Crab is an epic neutral minion card, from the Classic set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Hungry Crab can be obtained through Classic card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward. Regular Hungry Crab can also be obtained through the Highest Rank Bonus chest at the end of a Ranked season, or as a first-time reward for first time reaching Platinum 10 or Diamond 10 in Ranked mode.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Hungry Crab 400 100
Golden Hungry Crab 1600 400

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Hungry Crab is a tech card specifically designed for use against murloc decks. With an enemy murloc on the board, this card summons a 3/4 minion and removes one enemy murloc - all for only 1 mana. When facing any murloc deck, this card is a fairly safe bet. Much of the choice of including this card in a deck therefore depends on the likelihood of encountering murlocs. If the opponent plays few or no murlocs, this is a weak card, and far poorer than other high-rarity options for the same cost.

Hungry Crab can also be played as part of a murloc deck; however, this is generally a risky play. When murloc buffs are active, a 1-cost murloc is certainly superior: you get two buffed murlocs instead of one 3/4 Hungry Crab. However, in situations where you drew badly or your buffing murlocs have been removed, a 3/4 Hungry Crab can provide decent staying power. As such, this card's utility in a murloc deck will vary immensely from game to game and some playstyles will benefit more than others.

Ideally, use this card's battlecry to remove a particularly powerful or valuable murloc, such as Murloc Warleader or Old Murk-Eye.

Lore[edit | edit source]

Hungry crab's artwork strongly resembles the Spiny Rock Crab and Enthralled Crustacean first introduced in Patch 4.0.3a of the World of Warcraft expansion Cataclysm. The card art was first used for the Hunter pet Clamps from the Throne of the Tides expansion in the World of Warcraft trading card game.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Hungry Crab, full art

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

  • Journey to Un'Goro logo.png Patch (2017-06-01) Now has a glowing activation border when there is a Murloc on the battlefield, in the same fashion as Golakka Crawler has for Pirates.
  • Alpha patch (unknown date, pre-May 2013): Card text changed from "Battlecry: Destroy all Murlocs and gain +2/+2 for each Murloc eaten." to "Battlecry: Destroy a Murloc and gain +2/+2."