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Hungry Crab
Minion type:Beast
Cost:1 Mana icon.png
Attack:1 Attack icon.png
Health:2 Health
Abilities:Battlecry, Destroy, Increment attribute
Wiki tags:Murloc-related, Targeted
Artist:Jaemin Kim
Battlecry: Destroy a Murloc and gain +2/+2.
Flavor text

Murloc. It's what's for dinner.

External links

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Hungry Crab is an epic neutral minion card, inducted into the Legacy set, formerly from the Classic set.

Other versions[]

How to get[]

Hungry Crab can be obtained through Classic card packs, or through crafting.

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

Previous availability[]


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.


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.



Hungry Crab, full art

Patch changes[]

  • Forged in the Barrens logo.pngYear of the Gryphon rotation (2021-03-30): Moved from Classic to Legacy set.
  • 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."