Giant Crayfish is a Wildlife Creature in Elden Ring
Giant Crayfish are often found in shallow bodies of water such as those found in Liurnia of the Lakes. They have tough outer shells and giant pincers adept at crushing unfortunate prey.

 

 

Elden Ring Giant Crayfish Locations

Where to Find Giant Crayfish:

 

Elden Ring Giant Crayfish Combat Information

Values in Red correspond to the Mountaintops of the Giants variant.

ABSORPTIONS

The absorption numbers are the % of your damage that gets blocked. For example, if an absorption is 60, 40% of that damage by that type will go through and 60% is absorbed. Bigger number = less damage. An absorption of 100 means no damage goes through, and a resistance of -100 mean the enemy takes 2x damage from that source. 0 means damage goes pretty much as is.

RESISTANCES

The resistance numbers are the buildup amount to trigger it. For example, if a resistance is 100 you must deal 100 points of whatever aux buildup to trigger it. Note that these go down over time, and increase each time the effect procs.

 

Elden Ring Giant Crayfish Drops

Item

Drop Rate

Additional Info

Runes 100% runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 500 - 2374
Strip of White Flesh 100% N/A
Crab Eggs 25.00% N/A
Smithing Stone [2] 10.00% N/A
Rimed Crystal Bud 50.00% N/A

 

 

Giant Crayfish Notes & Tips

  • Can be staggered and riposted after being hit on the head a few times. Poise: 80.
  • Parryable: No
  • Deals Standard Damage and can perform a deadly grab attack, telegraphed by raising their left claw.
  • Their notorious spit attack has possibly the longest range in the entire game, and can traveling roughly 1,500m before disappearing.
  • Very vulnerable to attacks from below (can be performed with skills like Giant Hunt).
  • There are some Crayfish that have eggs on them. They are always found sleeping in a large group.
  • Often confused for Lobsters, though their AI is called “Zarigani,” which is Japanese for Crayfish.
  • Have 2 riposte points:
    • Abdomen, when riposte is performed after poise-break
    • Head, when riposte is performed after putting to sleep
  • Red-eyed variants always drop Smithing Stones, but are much more tankier.
    They also have a strange wriggling mass on their undersides, likely referencing parasites that target crustaceans such as the lungworm. This mesh is labeled “worm” in the files. 

 

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    • Anonymous

      If you look closely at the underside of the red eyed variants of these, you can notice a bunch of wriggling parasitical worms infesting their undersides, SO MUCH ****ING EW, as if i didn't have enough reason to hate these nightmare creatures.

      • Anonymous

        If you're confident in your defense, aggro 2 or more of them and have them all go after you. Their attacks hit each other far harder than you can hit them most of the time. Before you know it, you'll have one very badly damaged Crayfish remaining.

        • Anonymous

          Don't think of the giant lobsters as enemies but as environmental threats, like those little orbs that shoot lightning or bottomless holes in the middle of nowhere. There's literally not a single one of them in the entire game that you actually need to defeat for loot or to progress any quests. They're environmental threats; you're not actually meant to fight them.

          • Anonymous

            The 2 red-eyed variants beside the trina lilies in liurnia constantly cycle through attacks without stopping when aggroed. In addition, hugging their side will probably prompt them to jump backwards really ****ing high. Visually, they have weird worm feelers or whatever on their belly, unlike the others in liurnia.
            The egg-carrying variants also spam attacks but can chain up to 3 sniper shots in a row. Whatever that attack is called.

            • Anonymous

              When i was hunting down the Grafted Scion disguised as on of these, the Lobster for some reason was way, way harder than the Grafted Scion that was disguising as it.

              • Anonymous

                Shooting you from a mile away is one thing, but what pisses me off the most is that im a mele fighter and whenever i come close to this sh t it just jumps 300 meters away and cycle repeats itself

                • Anonymous

                  They should have added a special note from Bogart telling the player an easy way to deal with them. He obviously has no problems dispatching them on a reg basis.

                  • Anonymous

                    I found two red eyed prawns in liurnia beside the boil prawn shack. Did a little testing and haven't noticed any differences between those with or without red eyes.

                    • Anonymous

                      In Subterranean Shunning-Grounds (after Leyndell is Ash) I used Black Blade, then some pest threads, and they dropped fairly quickly. Golden Vow and FGMS for buffs.

                      • Anonymous

                        Would you believe me if I told you that ****ing lobsters can be more troublesome and deadlier than dragons?

                        • Anonymous

                          Don't even bother fighting these hellspawns, tanky as all hell, impossible to stagger, hit like freight trains, can snipe you from insane range, very fast attacks, super delayed annoying grab, drops nothing but useless garbage and drop and extremely stingy amount of runes, just don't fight these things if you value your sanity, they're comfortably one of the worst enemies in the entire game.

                          • Anonymous

                            this ****ing thing, the water shot literally has no wind up any signal or anything. extremely hard shell and delayed attack. and you know what? after spending 1 or 2 of your precious flasks to kill one. it didnt even drop anything good. so yea. if you see them? **** it, just walk away. its not worth it. unless you're on a quest to vanquish every single living things in the land betweens.

                            • Anonymous

                              another weird design choice, somehow their easiest to dodge attack (the jumping stab) is by far the most punishable

                              • Anonymous

                                These things are f**king nuts. 4,803 hp in the shunning grounds? there are dungeon bosses that don't have that much hp. what clown thought that was a good idea? they also hit like a train, the first one you come across in the shunning grounds in the room with the pipes and fanged imps, can hit you at the highest point in the room with pinpoint accuracy. I've been trying to snipe it with frenzied burst, but its managed to hit me with the projectile vomit attack they use three times, that particular attack knocks you off your feet, so that's three times its managed to knock me off the pipes and kill me with the resulting fall damage. I really hate these enemies.

                                • Anonymous

                                  if you're a magic user you can use a sleep pot and then blast them with something like azure comet
                                  make sure not to aggro both at one though

                                  • Anonymous

                                    This thing is called Giant Railgun Turbo Lobster. It is official. Do not insult this masterpiece of modern warfare by calling it sumfish or whatever.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      With 50. cal, armor-piercing spit bubbles, it's no wonder Radagon's Golden army couldn't conquer Liurnia-a dozen of these guys probably destroyed half his army.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Behold, the true Elden Lord. You might as well just uninstall. You will never git gud enough to be able to compete with Miyuzaki's beloved crustaceans.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Tips for pure melee players: always hard circle right against these guys (towards the big claw). If you move quickly enough and dodge the first few stabs of the small claw you can hide behind it's right claw (close to its tail) and avoid all its attack. If you are close enough to its tail even the right claw back swing won't hit you

                                          • Anonymous

                                            One of these boys put in work for me getting rid of a frenzy burst spamming crepus-vial coward invader after he tried luring me into them on the freezing lake.

                                            I still hate their guts, but that was really funny.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              if you have Mogh's Speer you can lure the ones in the Shunning Ground to the entrance of Leyndell Catacombs. they can´t fit through. if you then place yourself behind the wall, they will try to attack you but can´t hit you, but you sure can with the weapon skill.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                I want to pit one against a crab and see them fight to the death. I won't eat the champion because I'll die trying to kill it.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Try taking on one at a time with a decent shield, and keep moving towards them. Manage your stamina and after about 4-5 cycles of their combo they will jump on top of you, leaving you free to do a heavy attack or two on their abdomen. This pretty quickly leads to a stun, and you can crit to finish them off.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Are people really debating the phylogenetic tree of seafood here? They want to kill you, all you need to know. And they're good at it.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      I always thought of these things as "giant crawfish," the guy who cooks the things calls them "prawn," and the comments here point out that they're "sniper lobsters."


                                                      In truth, they're just failed Crabs like every other creature; unfit to take the Crown of Carcinization, forever doomed to wallow in their imperfection.

                                                      • Guys, Lobster is no more. It's Crayfish now.
                                                        However, I have no idea how to update the Page Title and URL.
                                                        And I know those two are the most important for both users and SEO.
                                                        If you know how, please help me fix it :) Thanks.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          In the 'Enemy' list for messages they are called PRAWNS. In the Boiled Prawn item description it says they are technically CRAYFISH. Searching for either on this Wiki brings up nothing because someone decided on lobster.

                                                          Please fix.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            One particular lobster in liurnia of the lakes drop the first enemy in the game (i don't remember the name of the enemy)

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Easiest method for the ones in the capital sewers is aggro them both and duck into the pipe closest to when you drop down there. Keep your shield up and they will hit each other trying to get you. This should at least eliminate one. If you are lucky the second one should have low health. In my case it only needed one last hit. Beware that they can grab you in the pipe though??

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Easiest method for the ones in the capital sewers is aggro them both and duck into the pipe closest to when you drop down there. Keep your shield up and they will hit each other trying to get you. This should at least eliminate one. If you are lucky the second one should have low health. In my case it only needed one last hit. Beware that they can grab you in the pipe though??

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Easiest method for the ones in the capital sewers is aggro them both and duck into the pipe closest to when you drop down there. Keep your shield up and they will hit each other trying to get you. This should at least eliminate one. If you are lucky the second one should have low health. In my case it only needed one last hit. Beware that they can grab you in the pipe though??

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    They are pretty easy to kill with a Tower shield, it just takes a while. Keep blocking their hits until they do the jumping attack where their claw gets stuck, then sneak a hit or two in. Rince and repeat.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      These are crayfish, not lobsters. The boiled prawn description even states 'The meat actually looks to have come from a crayfish.' The quote near the top of this wiki page (and most enemy pages) was pulled from someone's ass and should be removed.

                                                                      Also, if you can stance break them, some of them have a 'normal' critical hit spot and some of them have a parasite-infested one. Not sure if there's a difference between the two types.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        these things have ranged attacks and can snipe you from pretty far, with each hit usually stunning you so you get hit with 3 or 4 of em in a row.

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