Crawling hands are Slayer monsters that require level 5 Slayer to kill, and are the second Slayer monsters that beginning Slayers can kill, the first being gelatinous abominations. They frequently drop gloves and rings, since they are reanimated severed hands. They are also one of the creatures that will sometimes "die" in a perfect form, allowing you to get it stuffed by a taxidermist and mounted in your player-owned house. The stuffed hand along with 5 zeal points can also be exchanged for a creeping hand Summoning pet at Soul Wars.
Players can also kill
skeletal hands and zombie hands as part of a crawling hand Slayer task. These monsters yield more slayer and combat experience than crawling hands and have better drops. Skeletal and zombie hands are found in the Meiyerditch Dungeon, which can only be accessed during and after the Legacy of Seergaze quest.
Despite common perception, crawling hands are living, so
Salve amulets have no additional effect. Crawling hands can be fought on slayer contracts, giving 9.6 and 11.3 experience on special contracts for the level 11 and level 18 versions, respectively.
A crawling hand.
Crawling hands also appear within Daemonheim. For more information see
Crawling hand (Daemonheim).
100% drop Edit
Bones 1 Always 219
Main drops Edit
Tertiary drops Edit
Rare drop table drops Edit
This monster has access to the rare drop table. Luck-enhancing items such as a ring of wealth or luck of the dwarves are not required to access the table.
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Coins 250–500 Common 250–500
Uncut sapphire 1 Common 884
Uncut emerald 1 Common 2,119
Uncut ruby 1 Common 1,851
Uncut diamond 1 Common 3,585
Uncut diamond 45–55 (noted) Rare 161,325–197,175
Loop half of a key 1 Common 17,175
Tooth half of a key 1 Common 20,645
Uncut dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,683
Uncut dragonstone 45–55 (noted) Rare 525,735–642,565
Dragon longsword 1 Common 57,641
Dragon spear 1 Rare 35,005
Battlestaff 180–220 (noted) Rare 1,088,100–1,329,900
Rune javelin 5 Rare 890
Rune platebody 1 Uncommon 37,585
Rune platebody 15–25 (noted) Rare 563,775–939,625
Shield left half 1 Rare 65,160
Dragon helm 1 Uncommon 58,570
Rune arrowheads 113–137 Common 26,781–32,469
Onyx bolts 135–165 Very rare 1,059,750–1,295,250
Chaos talisman 1 Rare 1,461
Nature talisman 1 Rare 1,432
Water talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 408,265–515,042
Earth talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 114,855–144,894
Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Rare 38,375–53,725
Raw lobster 135–165 (noted) Common 30,780–37,620
Raw shark 225–275 (noted) Uncommon 269,100–328,900
Big bones 72–90 (noted) Uncommon 14,616–18,270
Dragon bones 180–220 (noted) Rare 330,660–404,140
Coal 200–1,100 (noted) Uncommon 27,800–152,900
Gold ore 90–110 (noted) Common 15,120–18,480
Adamantite ore 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 211,500–258,500
Adamant bar 14–16 (noted) Common 39,116–44,704
Adamant bar 135–165 (noted) Rare 377,190–461,010
Runite ore 90–110 (noted) Rare 1,077,120–1,316,480
Rune bar 3 (noted) Common 42,060
Rune bar 45–55 (noted) Rare 630,900–771,100
Grimy torstol 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 336,600–411,400
Grimy snapdragon 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 182,970–223,630
Super restore (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 186,435–227,865
Prayer potion (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 162,855–199,045
Lantadyme seed 14–16 Uncommon 9,044–10,336
Dwarf weed seed 14–16 Uncommon 9,576–10,944
Magic seed 4 Uncommon 428,304
Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,067,860
Flax 450–550 (noted) Common 17,100–20,900
Molten glass 45–55 (noted) Common 14,265–17,435
Soft clay 450–550 (noted) Uncommon 213,300–260,700
Yew logs 68–82 (noted) Uncommon 13,192–15,908
Yew logs 675–825 (noted) Rare 130,950–160,050
Teak plank 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 33,750–41,250
Mahogany plank 270–330 (noted) Rare 388,530–474,870
Blurberry special 1 Uncommon 2,375
Vecna skull 1 Very rare * 268,789
Hazelmere's signet ring 1 Very rare * 1,885,212,297
Brawling gloves (Melee) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Magic) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Agility) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (FM) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Mining) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (WC) 1 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1 1 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2 1 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3 1 Very rare Not sold
^ Only while doing the
Fur 'n' Seek wish list.
Universal drops Edit
Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Crawling hands mysteriously spawning at the grand exchange.
The concept probably originated from the story, "La Main Gauche" from French author Guy de Maupassant. This theory is backed up by the ability to display the hand in one's home, as in the story. Another possible origin might be the Wallmasters/ Floormasters from the or Thing from Legend of Zelda series The Addams Family. Another possible inspiration was from the B-movie The Crawling Hand, in which an astronaut burns up and crash lands with his hand being the only surviving part, which becomes animated via radiation, or from Dr. Terror's House of Horrors, in which the protagonist is haunted by the severed, crawling hand of his enemy who committed suicide.
Their appearance was updated on 5 June 2008.
The black markings seen on some of the crawling hands is very similar to the appearance of Ash's possessed hand from , which he severs with a chainsaw, after which it crawls about on its own.
Evil Dead 2 All crawling hands seem to be right hands.
Crawling hands are the lowest level monster that drop the Vecna skull.