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
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 1,064
Uncut emerald 1 Common 2,058
Uncut ruby 1 Common 3,652
Uncut diamond 1 Common 4,485
Uncut diamond 45–55 (noted) Rare 201,825–246,675
Loop half of a key 1 Common 17,178
Tooth half of a key 1 Common 27,471
Uncut dragonstone 1 Uncommon 13,937
Uncut dragonstone 45–55 (noted) Rare 627,165–766,535
Dragon longsword 1 Common 56,650
Dragon spear 1 Rare 35,894
Battlestaff 180–220 (noted) Rare 1,271,340–1,553,860
Rune javelin 5 Rare 960
Rune platebody 1 Uncommon 36,793
Rune platebody 15–25 (noted) Rare 551,895–919,825
Shield left half 1 Rare 64,470
Dragon helm 1 Uncommon 58,109
Rune arrowheads 113–137 Common 19,775–23,975
Onyx bolts 135–165 Very rare 1,064,070–1,300,530
Vecna skull 1 Rare 76,528
Chaos talisman 1 Rare 1,377
Nature talisman 1 Rare 875
Water talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 512,720–646,816
Earth talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 157,365–198,522
Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Rare 58,175–81,445
Raw lobster 135–165 (noted) Common 14,175–17,325
Raw shark 225–275 (noted) Uncommon 247,500–302,500
Big bones 76–90 (noted) Uncommon 25,460–30,150
Dragon bones 180–220 (noted) Rare 343,800–420,200
Coal 200–1,100 (noted) Uncommon 36,000–198,000
Gold ore 90–110 (noted) Common 12,690–15,510
Adamantite ore 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 188,460–230,340
Adamant bar 14–16 (noted) Common 39,200–44,800
Adamant bar 135–165 (noted) Rare 378,000–462,000
Runite ore 90–110 (noted) Rare 994,590–1,215,610
Rune bar 3 (noted) Common 42,534
Rune bar 45–55 (noted) Rare 638,010–779,790
Grimy torstol 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 490,050–598,950
Grimy snapdragon 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 358,290–437,910
Super restore (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 270,180–330,220
Prayer potion (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 154,755–189,145
Lantadyme seed 14–16 Uncommon 13,384–15,296
Dwarf weed seed 14–16 Uncommon 14,266–16,304
Magic seed 4 Uncommon 316,500
Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,362,960
Flax 450–550 (noted) Common 5,850–7,150
Molten glass 45–55 (noted) Common 13,140–16,060
Soft clay 450–550 (noted) Uncommon 216,900–265,100
Yew logs 68–82 Uncommon 12,580–15,170
Yew logs 675–825 (noted) Rare 124,875–152,625
Teak plank 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 40,770–49,830
Mahogany plank 270–330 (noted) Rare 655,560–801,240
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.