The Crab Statue is a statue that releases Crabs when activated by a Trigger via Wire. Only three statue-spawned crabs may be alive at any one time. On death, the crabs will occasionally drop hearts or mana stars. The Crab Statue is often used to build Crab Engines, a superior alternative to the 1 Second Timer.

Crab Engines

Crab engines are mechanisms that may be built with one or more crab statues. Crabs, by nature, jump at a rapid pace. If they are left in a confined space with a Red, Green, or Yellow Pressure Plate to jump on, they will press the switch at a rate about 50% faster than a 1 Second Timer. This setup is useful for farms and other mechanisms with a cooldown of less than one second.

The activation rate is about six times faster than the one second timer. This was tested by comparing the activation speed of Torches.

The Bird Statue Engine is 5% faster than the Crab Engine.

A simple yet efficient example.

Mana Machines

There are also Mana Machines that can give infinite mana by killing a ton of crabs. It's simple to build one of these. You can take a 1 second timer or build a faster engine to keep the crabs spawning in a closed off space. Then place 2 ravens in that closed off space so they will kill the crabs continuously. It's also a nice source of making money because you get also crab banners.

Update Info

v1.1

  • Added to the game.
Statues
Decorative
Statue tiles angel.png Angel Statue Statue tiles anvil.png Anvil Statue Statue tiles armor.png Armor Statue Statue tiles axe.png Axe Statue
Statue tiles boomerang.png Boomerang Statue Statue tiles boot.png Boot Statue Statue tiles bow.png Bow Statue Statue tiles corrupt.png Corrupt Statue
Statue tiles cross.png Cross Statue Statue tiles eyeball.png Eyeball Statue Statue tiles gargoyle.png Gargoyle Statue Statue tiles gloom.png Gloom Statue
Statue tiles goblin.png Goblin Statue Statue tiles hammer.png Hammer Statue Statue tiles hornet.png Hornet Statue Statue tiles imp.png Imp Statue
Statue tiles mushroom.png Mushroom Statue Statue tiles pickaxe.png Pickaxe Statue Statue tiles pillar.png Pillar Statue Statue tiles pot.png Pot Statue
Statue tiles potion.png Potion Statue Statue tiles reaper.png Reaper Statue Statue tiles shield.png Shield Statue Statue tiles spear.png Spear Statue
Statue tiles sunflower.png Sunflower Statue Statue tiles sword.png Sword Statue Statue tiles tree.png Tree Statue Statue tiles woman.png Woman Statue
Functional
Statue tiles king.png King Statue Statue tiles queen.png Queen Statue
Item-spawning
Statue tiles bomb.png Bomb Statue Statue tiles heart.png Heart Statue Statue tiles star.png Star Statue
Mob-spawning
Statue tiles bat.png Bat Statue Statue tiles bird.png Bird Statue Statue tiles bunny.png Bunny Statue Statue tiles chest.png Chest Statue
Statue tiles crab.png Crab Statue Statue tiles fish.png Fish Statue Statue tiles jellyfish.png Jellyfish Statue Statue tiles piranha.png Piranha Statue
Statue tiles skeleton.png Skeleton Statue Statue tiles slime.png Slime Statue
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