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 189
Weapons and armour Edit
Rare drop table drops Edit
This monster has access to the rare drop table. A ring of wealth or collector's insignia are not required to access the table.
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Coins 250–500; 3,000 Common 250–3,000
Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,045
Uncut emerald 1 Common 1,727
Uncut ruby 1 Common 3,230
Uncut diamond 1 Common 4,001
Uncut diamond 45–55 (noted) Rare 180,045–220,055
Loop half of a key 1 Common 18,127
Tooth half of a key 1 Common 27,126
Uncut dragonstone 1 Uncommon 13,361
Uncut dragonstone 45–55 (noted) Rare 601,245–734,855
Dragon longsword 1 Common 57,547
Dragon spear 1 Rare 35,871
Battlestaff 180–220 (noted) Rare 1,224,180–1,496,220
Rune javelin 5 Rare 1,030
Rune platebody 1 Uncommon 37,371
Rune platebody 15–25 (noted) Rare 560,565–934,275
Shield left half 1 Rare 64,459
Dragon helm 1 Uncommon 57,576
Rune arrowheads 113–137 Common 21,244–25,756
Onyx bolts 135–165 Very rare 1,087,020–1,328,580
Vecna skull 1 Rare 74,460
Chaos talisman 1 Rare 1,031
Nature talisman 1 Rare 956
Water talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 503,620–635,336
Earth talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 130,585–164,738
Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Rare 49,325–69,055
Raw lobster 135–165 (noted) Common 15,525–18,975
Raw shark 225–275 (noted) Uncommon 217,350–265,650
Big bones 76–90 (noted) Uncommon 26,296–31,140
Dragon bones 180–220 (noted) Rare 345,060–421,740
Coal 200–1,100 (noted) Uncommon 39,200–215,600
Gold ore 90–110 (noted) Common 12,870–15,730
Adamantite ore 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 176,760–216,040
Adamant bar 14–16 (noted) Common 36,554–41,776
Adamant bar 135–165 (noted) Rare 352,485–430,815
Runite ore 90–110 (noted) Rare 1,034,820–1,264,780
Rune bar 3 (noted) Common 42,258
Rune bar 45–55 (noted) Rare 633,870–774,730
Grimy torstol 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 438,210–535,590
Grimy snapdragon 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 356,670–435,930
Super restore (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 226,980–277,420
Prayer potion (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 160,560–196,240
Lantadyme seed 14–16 Uncommon 14,154–16,176
Dwarf weed seed 14–16 Uncommon 15,330–17,520
Magic seed 4 Uncommon 290,968
Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,090,340
Flax 450–550 (noted) Common 5,400–6,600
Molten glass 45–55 (noted) Common 13,455–16,445
Soft clay 450–550 (noted) Uncommon 161,550–197,450
Yew logs 68–82 Uncommon 11,764–14,186
Yew logs 675–825 (noted) Rare 116,775–142,725
Teak plank 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 32,985–40,315
Mahogany plank 270–330 (noted) Rare 570,780–697,620
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
a b c d e f Not dropped in F2p servers
^ 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.
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.