Skyrim:Dwarven Armored Mudcrab (creature)

Skyrim: Creatures: Animals
Dwarven Armored Mudcrab (RefID: FExxx801)
Location Understone Keep
Species Mudcrab Soul Petty
Level 5 Type Animals
RefID FExxx801 BaseID FExxxd62
Other Information
Health 125 Magicka 4
Stamina 25
Primary Skills Sneak, Archery, Block, One-handed
Essential Yes
Follower Yes
Faction(s) BanditFriendFaction; Blood-Kin of the Orcs; Faction that is friends with all Creatures; Friends with PredatorFaction; PetFramework_PetFaction; PetFramework_PetFollowingFaction
Dwarven Armored Mudcrab

The Dwarven Armored Mudcrab is a pet that can be purchased from Calcelmo in Understone Keep. He originally found it while excavating the ruins of Nchuand-Zel. Its initial location is Calcelmo's laboratory in Understone Keep.

The crab is essential, and will not engage in combat. Its main function is to carry items, and it has a carry weight of 20 and it will follow you even if you already have another pet following you. You can instruct it to wait at a city, wait at its current location, wait at your house, or to carry items. It can also be summoned using a teleportation spell. The mudcrab cannot be detected by Detect Dead or Detect Life.

If following you, it will occasionally give you leveled clutter, which could be an ore, a Dwarven clutter item, a gem, a soul gem, or gold.

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  • The mudcrab will only ever speak in ellipses.
  • The mudcrab can be told to wait at any of your houses, including Hearthfire homes.
  • While idle, the mudcrab will regularly burrow into the ground, even when indoors.
  • The Dwarven Armored Mudcrab model is based on a satirical "Crab Armor DLC" advertisement from PC Gamer in 2011, poking fun at the Horse Armor Pack for Oblivion.