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 243
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 998
Uncut emerald 1 Common 1,975
Uncut ruby 1 Common 2,179
Uncut diamond 1 Common 3,838
Uncut diamond 45–55 (noted) Rare 172,710–211,090
Loop half of a key 1 Common 18,276
Tooth half of a key 1 Common 22,861
Uncut dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,335
Uncut dragonstone 45–55 (noted) Rare 510,075–623,425
Dragon longsword 1 Common 56,994
Dragon spear 1 Rare 38,974
Battlestaff 180–220 (noted) Rare 1,151,100–1,406,900
Rune javelin 5 Rare 915
Rune platebody 1 Uncommon 37,677
Rune platebody 15–25 (noted) Rare 565,155–941,925
Shield left half 1 Rare 64,941
Dragon helm 1 Uncommon 58,737
Rune arrowheads 113–137 Common 32,205–39,045
Onyx bolts 135–165 Very rare 1,073,925–1,312,575
Chaos talisman 1 Rare 1,459
Nature talisman 1 Rare 1,445
Water talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 330,395–416,806
Earth talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 88,595–111,766
Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Rare 24,775–34,685
Raw lobster 135–165 (noted) Common 22,815–27,885
Raw shark 225–275 (noted) Uncommon 285,300–348,700
Big bones 72–90 (noted) Uncommon 17,784–22,230
Dragon bones 180–220 (noted) Rare 263,520–322,080
Coal 200–1,100 (noted) Uncommon 26,200–144,100
Gold ore 90–110 (noted) Common 16,740–20,460
Adamantite ore 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 253,260–309,540
Adamant bar 14–16 (noted) Common 41,888–47,872
Adamant bar 135–165 (noted) Rare 403,920–493,680
Runite ore 90–110 (noted) Rare 1,069,740–1,307,460
Rune bar 3 (noted) Common 42,084
Rune bar 45–55 (noted) Rare 631,260–771,540
Grimy torstol 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 360,180–440,220
Grimy snapdragon 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 298,710–365,090
Super restore (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 272,925–333,575
Prayer potion (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 197,640–241,560
Lantadyme seed 14–16 Uncommon 11,200–12,800
Dwarf weed seed 14–16 Uncommon 9,604–10,976
Magic seed 4 Uncommon 420,824
Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,887,380
Flax 450–550 (noted) Common 12,150–14,850
Molten glass 45–55 (noted) Common 12,915–15,785
Soft clay 450–550 (noted) Uncommon 234,000–286,000
Yew logs 68–82 Uncommon 13,804–16,646
Yew logs 675–825 (noted) Rare 137,025–167,475
Teak plank 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 36,315–44,385
Mahogany plank 270–330 (noted) Rare 447,120–546,480
Blurberry special 1 Uncommon 1,899
Vecna skull 1 Very rare * 177,265
Hazelmere's signet ring 1 Very rare * 1,804,467,420
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 might be 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, or from Dr. Terror's House of Horrors, in which the protagonist is haunted by the severed, crawling hand of his enemy who committed suicide.
Their appearance was updated on 5 June 2008.
The black markings seen on some of the crawling hands is very similar to the appearance of Ash's possessed hand from , which he severs with a chainsaw, after which it crawls about on its own.
Evil Dead 2 All crawling hands seem to be right hands.
Crawling hands are the lowest level monster that drop the Vecna skull.