Craiceann, First of the Deep




Craiceann, First of the Deep is one of the 4 main Spirit Beast Bosses. He is located in Craiceann’s Cove.

Boss Fight

This boss encounter is a multi part process. We will take you through how to grant access to Craiceann, how to fight him, and how to deal with the final craft that you receive after capturing them.

Accessing Craiceann’s Cove

In order to grant access to Craiceann’s Cove, you will first need to capture a Craicic Spider Crab. This beast is found randomly throughout Wraeclast. You can also pick one up over at poeapp. This beast can be identified with the following symbol:

Once you have come across this beast, Einhar will automatically capture it like any other beasts that one would encounter in the wild. The beast will be placed into the player’s Menagerie. From this point, the player will need to travel to their Menagerie and interact with The Blood Altar. On the crafting list, there will see a section called “Open a Portal…” Under this section, there is an option called “to Craiceann’s Cove.



Select this option and press the craft button. This will begin a small beast encounter where you will have to fight 4 beasts. The objective is to kill all of these beasts. After completing this small challenge, 6 portals will then be opened  to Craiceann’s Cove around The Blood Altar.  If the player dies during this encounter, the Craicic Spider Crab will be lost and must be acquired again.

Boss Encounter

When you go through a portal, the player will enter a small area free of monsters. There will be a door that leads into the arena for the boss encounter. In the arena there are a couple of small pack of monsters aiding Craiceann. The encounter will begin once you approach Craiceann. His attacks can be found HERE at the bottom of this guide.

Once Craiceann reaches 50% maximum Life, he will burrow to the center of the arena and move to a new arena. An entrance to this new arena can now be found in the center of the first arena. From here, the player will continue the fight until the boss has been slain. Craiceann is guaranteed to drop 1 of his unique items.


These are all of the attacks that this boss uses. With the use of these gifs, you are able to see the animation of each attack to better familiarize yourself with the boss mechanics.

Craiceann lunges forward, attacking with his body and dealing Physical Damage.

Craiceann will stand up and slam the ground in front of him releasing a large wave of Physical Damage. He then will charge towards the player. The initial damage wave will form small fissures that linger for a short period of time dealing Physical Damage.

Craiceann will burrow and move positions within the arena.

Craiceann charges in a straight line and becomes stunned for a short period of time at the end of his animation.

Craiceann sends out several shock waves dealing Physical Damage and summoning minions.

Craiceann stands up and slams the ground sending out a small shock wave of damage in front of him. This attack deals 25% of Physical Damage converted to Cold Damage.

Tips and Tricks

This is a compiled list of some precautions one should consider before facing this challenge.

Recommended Pantheon Point Allocation:

  • Soul of Solaris – Grants 6% Physical Damage Reduction if there is one nearby enemy, 20% chance to take
    50% less area damage from hits and 6% reduced physical damage taken if there is only 1 nearby enemy
  • Soul of Yugul – Grants 25% chance to Reflect Enemy Chills and Freezes and 5% reduced Cold Damage taken if you’ve been Hit Recently.
  • Soul of Tukohama – Grants 2% additional Physical Damage Reduction each second, up to a maximum of 8%,
    while stationary and 0.5% of Life Regenerated per second each second, up to a maximum of 2%

Physical Damage Mitigation:

  • Arctic Armour – Grants 8-13% less Physical Damage when hit and 8%-12% less Fire Damage
    taken when hit.
  • Basalt Flask – Grants 15% Physical Damage Reduction during flask effect.
  • Determination– Grants 32%-51% more armour.
  • Endurance Charges – Grants 4% Physical Damage reduction per Endurance Charge.
  • Fortify Grants 20% reduced damage taken from ALL damage types.
  • Granite Flask – Grants +3000 Armour during Flask Effect.
  • Taste of Hate Sapphire Flask – Converts Physical Damage taken to Cold Damage Taken
    and Increases Maximum Cold Resistance during flask effect.

Cold Damage Mitigation:

  • Purity of Ice – Grants an additional 4% Maximum Cold Resistance.
  • Sapphire Flask – Increases Maximum Cold Resistance during flask effect.
  • Aquamarine Flask – Grants a 20% chance to avoid ALL Cold Damage during flask effect.
  • Fortify – Grants 20% reduced damage taken from ALL damage types.


  • Quicksilver Flask – Increases movement speed during flask effects. Aids in dodging attacks.
  • Movement Skill – Allows player to quickly dodge attacks.
  • Stibnite Flask – Creates a smoke cloud, inflicting blind during flask effect. This makes it easier
    to avoid damage since monsters can not target the player directly if blinded.
  • Decoy Totem – Taunts enemies causing them to target the totem instead of the player.
  • Vaal Grace – Grants 24% to 34% Chance to Dodge Attacks and Spells
  • Quartz Flask – Grants 10% chance to Dodge Attacks and Spells and Phasing during Flask Effect.
  • Frost Wall -Creates a wall of ice that is very useful in
    protecting yourself from damage.


Here are all of the modifiers that affect this boss.

  • Cannot be fully Slowed
  • 60% reduced curse effectiveness 
  • 15% Fire, Cold, Lightning, and 7% Chaos Resistance(Part 1)
  • 25% Fire, Cold, Lightning, and 13% Chaos Resistance(Part 2)
  • 45% Fire, Cold, Lightning, and 22% Chaos Resistance(Maps)


Here are all the possible items that can drop from this boss fight.

Chance to drop at least 1 of the following items:

Crafting Aspect of the Crab

After you have completed this encounter and the spirit boss has been slain, Einhar will capture Craiceann automatically. This is the beast that is required for the Aspect of the Crab craft on The Blood Altar. Once he has been captured, this recipe will appear on The Blood Altar.


When applying this craft to an item, place your item in the altar and click craft on the “-Aspect of the Crab skill.” For more information on Beastiary Crafting check out PerryThePig’s Guide on Crafting.

When clicking craft, this will begin another fight similar to the fight required to open the portals, but a bit more challenging.


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