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 186
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 831
Uncut emerald 1 Common 1,675
Uncut ruby 1 Common 2,986
Uncut diamond 1 Common 3,994
Uncut diamond 45–55 (noted) Rare 179,730–219,670
Loop half of a key 1 Common 16,604
Tooth half of a key 1 Common 24,859
Uncut dragonstone 1 Uncommon 12,510
Uncut dragonstone 45–55 (noted) Rare 562,950–688,050
Dragon longsword 1 Common 57,249
Dragon spear 1 Rare 35,603
Battlestaff 180–220 (noted) Rare 1,243,800–1,520,200
Rune javelin 5 Rare 975
Rune platebody 1 Uncommon 37,390
Rune platebody 15–25 (noted) Rare 560,850–934,750
Shield left half 1 Rare 63,865
Dragon helm 1 Uncommon 58,056
Rune arrowheads 113–137 Common 18,306–22,194
Onyx bolts 135–165 Very rare 1,096,605–1,340,295
Vecna skull 1 Very rare 72,619
Chaos talisman 1 Rare 960
Nature talisman 1 Rare 903
Water talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 389,350–491,180
Earth talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 111,865–141,122
Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Rare 40,850–57,190
Raw lobster 135–165 (noted) Common 12,825–15,675
Raw shark 225–275 (noted) Uncommon 225,225–275,275
Big bones 72–90 (noted) Uncommon 25,704–32,130
Dragon bones 180–220 (noted) Rare 315,000–385,000
Coal 200–1,100 (noted) Uncommon 34,000–187,000
Gold ore 90–110 (noted) Common 11,970–14,630
Adamantite ore 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 164,700–201,300
Adamant bar 14–16 (noted) Common 33,418–38,192
Adamant bar 135–165 (noted) Rare 322,245–393,855
Runite ore 90–110 (noted) Rare 1,015,830–1,241,570
Rune bar 3 (noted) Common 41,328
Rune bar 45–55 (noted) Rare 619,920–757,680
Grimy torstol 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 473,040–578,160
Grimy snapdragon 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 386,640–472,560
Super restore (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 270,315–330,385
Prayer potion (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 149,490–182,710
Lantadyme seed 14–16 Uncommon 14,322–16,368
Dwarf weed seed 14–16 Uncommon 14,182–16,208
Magic seed 4 Uncommon 418,836
Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,173,290
Flax 450–550 (noted) Common 4,050–4,950
Molten glass 45–55 (noted) Common 11,925–14,575
Soft clay 450–550 (noted) Uncommon 146,250–178,750
Yew logs 68–82 Uncommon 12,716–15,334
Yew logs 675–825 (noted) Rare 126,225–154,275
Teak plank 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 28,935–35,365
Mahogany plank 270–330 (noted) Rare 547,290–668,910
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.