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 192
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 687
Uncut emerald 1 Common 1,513
Uncut ruby 1 Common 2,246
Uncut diamond 1 Common 4,000
Uncut diamond 45–55 (noted) Rare 180,000–220,000
Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 14,863
Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 33,811
Uncut dragonstone 1 Uncommon 12,674
Uncut dragonstone 45–55 (noted) Rare 570,330–697,070
Dragon longsword 1 Common 57,829 Dragon spear 1 Uncommon 35,887
Battlestaff 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 1,288,800–1,575,200
Rune javelin 5 Rare 880
Rune platebody 1 Uncommon 37,914
Rune platebody 15–25 (noted) Rare 568,710–947,850
Shield left half 1 Uncommon 64,415
Dragon helm 1 Uncommon 58,976
Rune arrowheads 113–137 Common 25,764–31,236
Onyx bolts 135–165 Rare 1,140,075–1,393,425
Vecna skull 1 Uncommon 40,543
Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 903
Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 292
Water talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 769,275–970,470
Earth talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 199,355–251,494
Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Rare 74,050–103,670
Raw lobster 135–165 (noted) Uncommon 31,590–38,610
Raw shark 225–275 (noted) Uncommon 186,750–228,250
Big bones 79–90 (noted) Uncommon 28,993–33,030
Dragon bones 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 304,740–372,460
Coal 200–1,100 (noted) Uncommon 73,800–405,900
Gold ore 90–110 (noted) Common 14,490–17,710
Adamantite ore 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 219,600–268,400
Adamant bar 15 (noted) Common 39,690
Adamant bar 135–165 (noted) Rare 357,210–436,590
Runite ore 90–110 (noted) Rare 929,700–1,136,300
Rune bar 3 (noted) Common 42,459
Rune bar 45–55 (noted) Rare 636,885–778,415
Grimy torstol 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 434,520–531,080
Grimy snapdragon 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 380,970–465,630
Super restore (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 157,275–192,225
Prayer potion (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 126,090–154,110
Lantadyme seed 14–16 Uncommon 83,090–94,960
Dwarf weed seed 14–16 Uncommon 140,910–161,040
Magic seed 4 Uncommon 411,640
Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,525,170
Flax 450–550 (noted) Common 10,800–13,200
Molten glass 45–55 (noted) Common 6,750–8,250
Soft clay 450–550 (noted) Uncommon 84,150–102,850
Yew logs 68–82 Uncommon 17,204–20,746
Yew logs 675–825 (noted) Rare 170,775–208,725
Teak plank 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 29,880–36,520
Mahogany plank 270–330 (noted) Rare 591,030–722,370
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.