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.
A crawling hand.
Crawling hands also appear within Daemonheim. For more information see
Crawling hand (Daemonheim).
100% drop Edit
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Bones 1 Always 214
Charm drop numbers No charm 89% 9–10% 0.6–0.7% 0.6–0.7% 0.1–0.2% Represents a 90% confidence range. Based on a sample of 61,993 kills. 1 charm is dropped at a time. Please add to the log. (Only if 50 or more creatures are killed)
Weapons and armour Edit
Rare drop table drops Edit
This monster has access to the rare drop table. The ring of wealth is not required to access the table.
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Coins 250–500; 3,000 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire 1 Common 792
Uncut emerald 1 Common 1,321
Uncut ruby 1 Common 2,273
Uncut diamond 1 Common 3,738
Uncut diamond 45–55 (noted) Rare 168,210–205,590
Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 18,134
Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 36,110
Uncut dragonstone 1 Uncommon 12,515
Uncut dragonstone 45–55 (noted) Rare 563,175–688,325
Dragon longsword 1 Common 57,803 Dragon spear 1 Uncommon 35,441
Battlestaff 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 1,299,960–1,588,840
Rune javelin 5 Rare 910
Rune platebody 1 Uncommon 38,213
Rune platebody 15–25 (noted) Rare 573,195–955,325
Shield left half 1 Uncommon 63,747
Dragon helm 1 Uncommon 59,030
Rune arrowheads 113–137 Common 21,470–26,030
Onyx bolts 135–165 Rare 1,150,335–1,405,965
Vecna skull 1 Uncommon 40,405
Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 823
Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 209
Water talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 770,835–972,438
Earth talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 184,665–232,962
Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Rare 71,375–99,925
Raw lobster 135–165 (noted) Uncommon 25,515–31,185
Raw shark 225–275 (noted) Uncommon 181,800–222,200
Big bones 80–90 (noted) Uncommon 32,080–36,090
Dragon bones 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 365,760–447,040
Coal 200–1,100 (noted) Uncommon 69,000–379,500
Gold ore 90–110 (noted) Common 15,750–19,250
Adamantite ore 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 243,000–297,000
Adamant bar 15 (noted) Common 40,455
Adamant bar 135–165 (noted) Rare 364,095–445,005
Runite ore 90–110 (noted) Rare 939,330–1,148,070
Rune bar 3 (noted) Common 42,708
Rune bar 45–55 (noted) Rare 640,620–782,980
Grimy torstol 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 450,270–550,330
Grimy snapdragon 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 323,460–395,340
Super restore (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 160,560–196,240
Prayer potion (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 114,795–140,305
Lantadyme seed 14–16 Uncommon 125,888–143,872
Dwarf weed seed 14–16 Uncommon 163,618–186,992
Magic seed 4 Uncommon 589,588
Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,464,390
Flax 450–550 (noted) Common 11,700–14,300
Molten glass 45–55 (noted) Common 6,615–8,085
Soft clay 450–550 (noted) Uncommon 92,250–112,750
Yew logs 68–82 Uncommon 18,496–22,304
Yew logs 675–825 (noted) Rare 183,600–224,400
Teak plank 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 31,230–38,170
Mahogany plank 270–330 (noted) Rare 605,610–740,190
Brawling gloves (Melee) 1 Rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Magic) 1 Rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged) 1 Rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Agility) 1 Rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking) 1 Rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (FM) 1 Rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing) 1 Rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter) 1 Rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Mining) 1 Rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer) 1 Rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing) 1 Rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving) 1 Rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (WC) 1 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.
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Key token 1 Rare Not sold
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 of the crawling hand might also be a reference to 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.
One could surmise the idea of these crawling hands coming from Dr. Terror's House of Horrors, in which Christopher Lee's character (Marsh) is haunted by the severed, crawling hand of his enemy that committed suicide.
With the release of Smoking Kills on 5 June 2008, their appearance was changed.
The black markings seen on some of the crawling hands is very similar to the appearance of Ash's possessed hand from Evil Dead 2, which he severs with a chainsaw, after which crawls about on its own
All crawling hands seem to be right hands.
Crawling hands are the lowest level monster that drop the Vecna skull.