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 208
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 696
Uncut emerald 1 Common 1,443
Uncut ruby 1 Common 2,472
Uncut diamond 1 Common 4,050
Uncut diamond 45–55 (noted) Rare 182,250–222,750
Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 17,782
Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 36,712
Uncut dragonstone 1 Uncommon 12,319
Uncut dragonstone 45–55 (noted) Rare 554,355–677,545
Dragon longsword 1 Common 57,281 Dragon spear 1 Uncommon 35,817
Battlestaff 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 1,305,540–1,595,660
Rune javelin 5 Rare 815
Rune platebody 1 Uncommon 37,980
Rune platebody 15–25 (noted) Rare 569,700–949,500
Shield left half 1 Uncommon 64,923
Dragon helm 1 Uncommon 58,863
Rune arrowheads 113–137 Common 23,391–28,359
Onyx bolts 135–165 Rare 1,134,405–1,386,495
Vecna skull 1 Uncommon 40,384
Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 984
Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 222
Water talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 767,130–967,764
Earth talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 179,075–225,910
Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Rare 70,625–98,875
Raw lobster 135–165 (noted) Uncommon 27,135–33,165
Raw shark 225–275 (noted) Uncommon 179,100–218,900
Big bones 79–90 (noted) Uncommon 30,257–34,470
Dragon bones 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 316,260–386,540
Coal 200–1,100 (noted) Uncommon 77,600–426,800
Gold ore 90–110 (noted) Common 15,750–19,250
Adamantite ore 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 231,120–282,480
Adamant bar 15 (noted) Common 36,675
Adamant bar 135–165 (noted) Rare 330,075–403,425
Runite ore 90–110 (noted) Rare 929,160–1,135,640
Rune bar 3 (noted) Common 43,032
Rune bar 45–55 (noted) Rare 645,480–788,920
Grimy torstol 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 403,650–493,350
Grimy snapdragon 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 341,730–417,670
Super restore (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 188,595–230,505
Prayer potion (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 114,660–140,140
Lantadyme seed 14–16 Uncommon 133,532–152,608
Dwarf weed seed 14–16 Uncommon 173,754–198,576
Magic seed 4 Uncommon 511,084
Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,572,810
Flax 450–550 (noted) Common 12,600–15,400
Molten glass 45–55 (noted) Common 9,090–11,110
Soft clay 450–550 (noted) Uncommon 86,400–105,600
Yew logs 68–82 Uncommon 17,884–21,566
Yew logs 675–825 (noted) Rare 177,525–216,975
Teak plank 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 29,160–35,640
Mahogany plank 270–330 (noted) Rare 546,480–667,920
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.