"This crab's shell is particularly hard. When cooked into a dish, its fat and meat bolster the body to increase your defense."
Hyrule Compendium

Ironshell Crabs are items from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It is a curative item that restores one Heart Container when consumed. Link can cook Ironshell Crabs with Rugged Rhino Beetles and Monster Parts to create Tough Elixirs though only as additional ingredients as cooking them with only Monster Parts will result in Dubious Food as crabs are a type of seafood thus are primarily a cooking ingredient. They can be used to create a variety of crab and seafood based dishes.

Mubs sells Ironshell Crabs caught by village fisherman at her Fish Market in Lurelin Village. Ironshell Crabs most commonly live on beaches in the East Necluda and Necluda Sea regions along with Razorclaw Crabs.

Cooking Effects

Ironshell Crabs provide a "Tough" effect to food dishes as long as they are not cooked with ingredients with effect other than Tough. It provides identical benefits to Armored Carps when cooked. They are better cooking ingredients than Armoranths, Fortified Pumpkins, and Ironshrooms, but are worse than Armored Porgy.

Amount Hearts Effect Level Effect Duration
1 2 1 0:50
2 4 2 1:40
3 6 2 2:30
4 8 3 3:20
5 10 3 4:10

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