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 163
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 908
Uncut emerald 1 Common 1,593
Uncut ruby 1 Common 2,892
Uncut diamond 1 Common 3,526
Uncut diamond 45–55 (noted) Rare 158,670–193,930
Loop half of a key 1 Common 14,571
Tooth half of a key 1 Common 26,284
Uncut dragonstone 1 Uncommon 12,875
Uncut dragonstone 45–55 (noted) Rare 579,375–708,125
Dragon longsword 1 Common 57,802
Dragon spear 1 Rare 36,634
Battlestaff 180–220 (noted) Rare 1,241,100–1,516,900
Rune javelin 5 Rare 955
Rune platebody 1 Uncommon 37,656
Rune platebody 15–25 (noted) Rare 564,840–941,400
Shield left half 1 Rare 64,675
Dragon helm 1 Uncommon 58,755
Rune arrowheads 113–137 Common 16,272–19,728
Onyx bolts 135–165 Very rare 1,087,020–1,328,580
Vecna skull 1 Rare 76,185
Chaos talisman 1 Rare 930
Nature talisman 1 Rare 933
Water talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 419,575–529,310
Earth talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 112,710–142,188
Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Rare 39,525–55,335
Raw lobster 135–165 (noted) Common 13,635–16,665
Raw shark 225–275 (noted) Uncommon 199,575–243,925
Big bones 79–90 (noted) Uncommon 27,018–30,780
Dragon bones 180–220 (noted) Rare 327,600–400,400
Coal 200–1,100 (noted) Uncommon 41,800–229,900
Gold ore 90–110 (noted) Common 12,510–15,290
Adamantite ore 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 158,760–194,040
Adamant bar 14–16 (noted) Common 35,448–40,512
Adamant bar 135–165 (noted) Rare 341,820–417,780
Runite ore 90–110 (noted) Rare 918,450–1,122,550
Rune bar 3 (noted) Common 41,373
Rune bar 45–55 (noted) Rare 620,595–758,505
Grimy torstol 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 372,420–455,180
Grimy snapdragon 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 278,100–339,900
Super restore (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 176,670–215,930
Prayer potion (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 141,345–172,755
Lantadyme seed 14–16 Uncommon 14,434–16,496
Dwarf weed seed 14–16 Uncommon 15,890–18,160
Magic seed 4 Uncommon 280,548
Palm tree seed 10 Rare 807,760
Flax 450–550 (noted) Common 7,650–9,350
Molten glass 45–55 (noted) Common 12,465–15,235
Soft clay 450–550 (noted) Uncommon 163,350–199,650
Yew logs 68–82 Uncommon 12,852–15,498
Yew logs 675–825 (noted) Rare 127,575–155,925
Teak plank 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 27,090–33,110
Mahogany plank 270–330 (noted) Rare 549,990–672,210
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.
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.