Dwarven Armored Mudcrab
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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
Carrying Weight 20
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.


  • In Skyrim Anniversary Edition, the teleportation spell will not work due to the removal of the My Pet Mudcrab quest, which needs to be completed to mark the mudcrab as owned by the player.
    • The Official Skyrim Special Edition Patch, version 1.6.629.0, fixes this bug.
    • On PC Forcing the quest as complete using the Completequest ccBGSSSE010_PetPurchaseQuest command will fix this problem.
  • The Dwarven Armored Mudcrab is not revealed by Detect Life.