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Crawdad.png Crawdad2.png
Type Enemy
Environment Cavern
AI Type Fighter
Damage 28 / 56 (50) Desktop only.png
35 / 70 (62) Desktop only.png (jump attack)
Max Life 50 / 100 (110) Desktop only.png
Defense 6
KB Resist 0% / 10 Desktop only.png
Immune to: Confused.png
Crawdad Banner.png
Coins 120 Copper Coin
Item (Quantity) Rate
Depth Meter.png
Internal NPC ID: 494-495
Desktop only.png Desktop-Only Content: This information (or parts of it) applies only to the desktop version of Terraria.

Crawdads are enemies found in the Cavern layer. They act like Crabs, walking along the ground and jumping at the player when in close enough proximity, though they are slightly faster. They are also capable of moving through water unhindered.

Crawdads are unique in that their ability to spawn is connected to two other enemies: the Salamander and the Giant Shelly. Of these three enemies, a world will choose two types that it can spawn, leaving the third inaccessible. Crawdads will never spawn in a world that features both Salamanders and Giant Shellies together.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Like their aforementioned analogs, Salamanders, Giant Shellys and Crawdads have multiple colored variants. Also like said analogs, these differently colored variants are statistically identical, unlike various Zombie varieties.
  • In real life crawdads, also called Crayfish, are a type of small, freshwater lobster.
  • They have an attack animation. It's just the enemy using his big claw.

History[edit | edit source]

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