The Crab is an abomination created by the experiments conducted with the Mortifilia by Herbert Friedman. It is a mutation of the type 2, due to the hypertrophy of generalized limbs, which causes gangrenous lesions all over the body.
The creature once-human body grew twice the size of a man but became also mutated and warped horribly into something vaguely reminiscent of a giant crab: its gigantic left arm ends in a three-fingered hand that is powerful enough to both function as a natural weapon and to support the left side of its body, while the right side is lifted by the smaller right arm and the two legs of the former human. The sudden hypertrophy of the body drained the human head of all nutrients and made it fell off (just like the Biters), while part of its chest has been torn by the expanded ribcage. Since it roars loudly when attacking, it is safe to assume that its beheaded neck stump became the new mouth of the monster.
Since it moves quite slowly speed to approach its prey, it prefers to use the peculiar ranged attack of its hypetrophied left hand: it thrust its claws into the floor, making sharp spikes burst out of the ground in a straight line. trying to attack them with their huge limbs causing heavy amounts of damage. But, despite its devastating attack, it is sensitive to light much more than the other creatures and always recoils when its is devoid of Mortifilia spores.
The monster has 3 attacks:
- Normal Stomp with its arm into the ground, damaging any subject close
- Stomp its arm into the ground and some kind of claws burst out from the ground, in a linear way following its prey
- Stomp its arm, but this time it burst out a kind of root in a circle around it, it makes 3 circles more far every time.
As every monster created due to the experimentation on the Mortifilia, the best technique to deal with a Crab is to use a flashlight forcing it to move away and then shoot it at a safe distance with guns or rifles.
Here's a chart of the Crab's endurance, measured by how many bullets to it takes to kill monster with every weapon:
|Firepower||OLD||FRIEDMAN'S||OLD||REVOLVER||2 BARREL SHOTGUN|
|No Dark Aura||15||10||5||6||3|
Ashley Thompson deals more damage than the other players:
|Thompson||OLD PISTOL||FRIEDMAN'S PISTOL||OLD SHOTGUN||REVOLVER||2 BARREL SHOTGUN|
|No Dark Aura||
- There's a beta version of the monster that has a great resemblance to an actual crab. It also has an actual model and a mini statue made by the developers.