Sea of Thieves – How to Beat Eel-ectric, Crab, and Hermit Ocean Crawlers

Ocean Crawlers have been a part of Sea of Thieves for quite a while. Before the Pirates of the Caribbean update, Ocean Crawlers were a rare find, but with the update, they will be a major part of the game. If you have encountered the crawlers before the update, you will soon find out that the new ones are more difficult to beat. And there are a variety of them – Eel-ectric Ocean Crawler, Crab Ocean Crawler, and Hermit Ocean Crawler. The crawlers offer difference types of gens as reward, which can be traded. So, if you are having a tough time with these sea creatures, we will show you how to beat the new ocean crawlers in Sea of Thieves: Pirates of the Caribbean.

How to Beat Eel-ectric, Crab, and Hermit Ocean Crawlers in Sea of Thieves

All three ocean clawers in the new update are different. They can attack you in the sea or from land. Hence, the strategy to defeat them is all different. Here is how to beat each kind.

Eel-ectric, Crab, and Hermit Ocean Crawlers in Sea of Thieves
Eel-ectric, Crab, and Hermit Ocean Crawlers in Sea of Thieves

How to Beat Eel-ectric Ocean Crawlers

The Eel-ectric Ocean Crawlers uses the power of electricity. Its main attack uses electricity to target pirates and its quick, which makes it a tough target. It uses both close and ranged attacks. When using the ranged attack, it will throw a circle of electricity towards the player. When performing close combat, it will circle its body with electricity and lunge towards you. Even the defense of the Eel-ectric Ocean Crawlers acts as offense. If uses an electric shield as defense and if you strike it, electricity will hit you back and the crew.

To beat Eel-ectric Ocean Crawlers in Sea of Thieves, maintain your distance. While you still have to take you chances with the ranged attack, it’s better than being up close and the range attacks can be dodged. Use throwables or firearms to deal damage from a distance. Close combat is risky and should be avoided.  

How to Beat Crab Ocean Crawlers

The Crab Ocean Crawlers are less difficult to beat compared to the electric type, but they are still a handful. First, they can spawn in groups and when you kill the first, a shield will protect the rest. But the one crab is still open to your attacks. The shields can take a while to crack. These creatures do not have any ranged attacks, but the physical attacks can deal quite a damage. As the creatures are slow, it also means that you can dodge their attacks if timed correctly. Once you have dodged the attack, return the favor with your sword or firearm.  

How to Beat Hermit Ocean Crawlers

If we were to compare the three, the Hermit Ocean Crawlers is the most difficult to beat as it’s fast, uses poison attack, and if it’s around you don’t have to go looking for it. The Hermit has a clam head, which means attacks in the region are auto defended. It can also disappear from the fight and pop right next to you by digging the sand.

To beat the Hermit Ocean Crawlers, wait for the attack when it comes charging at you. If you manage to dodge the charge, the Hermit will be open to attack just like the Crab. The Hermit uses the charge for close combat and poison spray as ranged. You should be able to dodge both attacks.  

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