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 187
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 963
Uncut emerald 1 Common 2,133
Uncut ruby 1 Common 2,680
Uncut diamond 1 Common 4,009
Uncut diamond 45–55 (noted) Rare 180,405–220,495
Loop half of a key 1 Common 19,989
Tooth half of a key 1 Common 23,393
Uncut dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,699
Uncut dragonstone 45–55 (noted) Rare 526,455–643,445
Dragon longsword 1 Common 56,122
Dragon spear 1 Rare 38,230
Battlestaff 180–220 (noted) Rare 1,234,080–1,508,320
Rune javelin 5 Rare 900
Rune platebody 1 Uncommon 37,151
Rune platebody 15–25 (noted) Rare 557,265–928,775
Shield left half 1 Rare 64,949
Dragon helm 1 Uncommon 58,897
Rune arrowheads 113–137 Common 21,583–26,167
Onyx bolts 135–165 Very rare 1,051,110–1,284,690
Chaos talisman 1 Rare 1,651
Nature talisman 1 Rare 1,025
Water talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 351,455–443,374
Earth talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 116,415–146,862
Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Rare 36,475–51,065
Raw lobster 135–165 (noted) Common 14,850–18,150
Raw shark 225–275 (noted) Uncommon 236,025–288,475
Big bones 72–90 (noted) Uncommon 26,424–33,030
Dragon bones 180–220 (noted) Rare 302,760–370,040
Coal 200–1,100 (noted) Uncommon 35,400–194,700
Gold ore 90–110 (noted) Common 13,230–16,170
Adamantite ore 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 226,260–276,540
Adamant bar 14–16 (noted) Common 40,138–45,872
Adamant bar 135–165 (noted) Rare 387,045–473,055
Runite ore 90–110 (noted) Rare 979,470–1,197,130
Rune bar 3 (noted) Common 41,796
Rune bar 45–55 (noted) Rare 626,940–766,260
Grimy torstol 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 373,140–456,060
Grimy snapdragon 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 297,450–363,550
Super restore (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 256,905–313,995
Prayer potion (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 218,295–266,805
Lantadyme seed 14–16 Uncommon 30,310–34,640
Dwarf weed seed 14–16 Uncommon 27,440–31,360
Magic seed 4 Uncommon 405,544
Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,853,160
Flax 450–550 (noted) Common 5,400–6,600
Molten glass 45–55 (noted) Common 16,380–20,020
Soft clay 450–550 (noted) Uncommon 176,400–215,600
Yew logs 68–82 Uncommon 14,008–16,892
Yew logs 675–825 (noted) Rare 139,050–169,950
Teak plank 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 36,090–44,110
Mahogany plank 270–330 (noted) Rare 595,890–728,310
Blurberry special 1 Uncommon 1,792
Vecna skull 1 Very rare * 64,516
Hazelmere's signet ring 1 Very rare * 15,689,056
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.