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 234
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; 3,000 Common 250–3,000
Uncut sapphire 1 Common 950
Uncut emerald 1 Common 1,958
Uncut ruby 1 Common 2,384
Uncut diamond 1 Common 4,152
Uncut diamond 45–55 (noted) Rare 186,840–228,360
Loop half of a key 1 Common 19,084
Tooth half of a key 1 Common 23,048
Uncut dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,897
Uncut dragonstone 45–55 (noted) Rare 535,365–654,335
Dragon longsword 1 Common 55,156
Dragon spear 1 Rare 35,343
Battlestaff 180–220 (noted) Rare 1,246,140–1,523,060
Rune javelin 5 Rare 830
Rune platebody 1 Uncommon 37,274
Rune platebody 15–25 (noted) Rare 559,110–931,850
Shield left half 1 Rare 73,103
Dragon helm 1 Uncommon 59,062
Rune arrowheads 113–137 Common 18,871–22,879
Onyx bolts 135–165 Very rare 1,035,855–1,266,045
Chaos talisman 1 Rare 928
Nature talisman 1 Rare 1,125
Water talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 349,765–441,242
Earth talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 121,095–152,766
Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Rare 33,100–46,340
Raw lobster 135–165 (noted) Common 20,250–24,750
Raw shark 225–275 (noted) Uncommon 312,525–381,975
Big bones 72–90 (noted) Uncommon 27,216–34,020
Dragon bones 180–220 (noted) Rare 297,720–363,880
Coal 200–1,100 (noted) Uncommon 33,400–183,700
Gold ore 90–110 (noted) Common 16,290–19,910
Adamantite ore 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 184,500–225,500
Adamant bar 14–16 (noted) Common 36,848–42,112
Adamant bar 135–165 (noted) Rare 355,320–434,280
Runite ore 90–110 (noted) Rare 972,720–1,188,880
Rune bar 3 (noted) Common 41,400
Rune bar 45–55 (noted) Rare 621,000–759,000
Grimy torstol 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 388,620–474,980
Grimy snapdragon 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 292,950–358,050
Super restore (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 275,715–336,985
Prayer potion (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 225,630–275,770
Lantadyme seed 14–16 Uncommon 16,086–18,384
Dwarf weed seed 14–16 Uncommon 18,284–20,896
Magic seed 4 Uncommon 442,464
Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,748,380
Flax 450–550 (noted) Common 6,750–8,250
Molten glass 45–55 (noted) Common 14,805–18,095
Soft clay 450–550 (noted) Uncommon 207,450–253,550
Yew logs 68–82 Uncommon 13,124–15,826
Yew logs 675–825 (noted) Rare 130,275–159,225
Teak plank 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 37,755–46,145
Mahogany plank 270–330 (noted) Rare 596,970–729,630
Blurberry special 1 Uncommon 1,805
Vecna skull 1 Very rare * 277,741
Hazelmere's signet ring 1 Very rare * 39,178,913
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.