OSRS Ammonite Crabs Guide

Ammonite Crabs are a type of low level monster that are commonly used for combat training in osrs. They have high hit points, low defence and low offensive stats. While also being an aggressive monster, this makes them the perfect candidate for AFK combat experience.

The Ammonite Crab is a close relative to the Rock Crab and Sand Crab. Ammonite Crabs are the strongest variant of the three crabs. In this OSRS Ammonite Crab guide, we will take look at some of the most efficient strategies to kill this monster.

Where to kill Ammonite Crabs in OSRS?

Players can kill the Ammonite Crab exclusively on Fossil Island. Therefore, having completed the bone voyage quest is a requirement. You can find them in three separate locations around the Island, these are as follows:

  • Mushroom Forest
  • Fossil Island Volcano
  • Wyvern Cave

The most popular place to kill them is around the outskirts of the mushroom forest. As players can find a large number of spawns in close proximity.

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Ammonite Crabs Location

To reach the area you can use a dig site pendant to teleport directly to fossil island. Alternatively you can use a dig site teleport scroll and use the barge to travel to Fossil Island, run north and find the crabs there. Or walk from varrock to the dig site, boarding the barge by the same method.

Ammonite Crabs Gear Setup

Finding the most optimal gear to use when killing Ammonite Crabs in OSRS is important. Helping to increase your kills per hour and reduce supply costs. Both Melee and Ranged Combat is viable here. Below you can see a range of melee and ranged example setups depending on your budget.

Melee Gear Setups

Max Melee

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Example Max Setup

Mid-tier Melee

mid-tier melee gear for ammonite crabs osrs
Example Mid-Tier Setup

Budget Melee

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Example Budget Setup

Ranged Gear Setups

Max Ranged

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Example Max Setup

Mid-tier Ranged

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Example Mid-Tier Setup

Budget Ranged

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Example Budget Setup

Ammonite Crabs Guide FAQ

Below are some frequently asked questions by players reading this strategy guide and looking to kill Ammonite Crabs for the first time.

Are Sand Crabs or ammonite crabs better?

Ammonite Crabs are better for training combat skills on. As they have a total of 100 hit points in comparison to sand crabs which only have 60. This means you can stay in combat for longer durations of time. This is significantly noticeable as you reach higher levels and can kill both monsters much faster. If you have access to Fossil Island then use Ammonites over sand crabs.

What kind of xp per hour to expect?

Experience per hour with Ammonite crabs ranges anywhere from 10,000 to 70,000. As with all combat training methods this varies greatly. Depending on your current combat levels and the type of gear you are using to kill the crabs.

Best spots for killing Ammonite Crabs?

The best spots for killing these crabs can be found in the southern part, slightly north-east of the tree patches. You will find two locations where you can stand and be attacked by 3 aggressive ammonite crabs simultaneously. This is shown in the image below.

osrs Best spot to kill Ammonite Crabs
Best spot to kill Ammonite Crabs