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 196
Charm drop numbers No charm 89% 9–10% 0.6–0.7% 0.6–0.7% 0.1–0.2% Represents a 90% confidence range. Based on a sample of 59,946 kills. 1 charm is dropped at a time. Please add to the log. (Only if 50 or more creatures are killed)
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 844
Uncut emerald 1 Common 1,490
Uncut ruby 1 Common 2,348
Uncut diamond 1 Common 3,435
Uncut diamond 45–55 (noted) Rare 154,575–188,925
Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 17,767
Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 42,853
Uncut dragonstone 1 Uncommon 12,971
Uncut dragonstone 45–55 (noted) Rare 583,695–713,405
Dragon longsword 1 Common 57,845 Dragon spear 1 Uncommon 36,452
Battlestaff 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 1,317,960–1,610,840
Rune javelin 5 Rare 910
Rune platebody 1 Uncommon 38,197
Rune platebody 15–25 (noted) Rare 572,955–954,925
Shield left half 1 Uncommon 63,869
Dragon helm 1 Uncommon 59,021
Rune arrowheads 113–137 Common 25,312–30,688
Onyx bolts 135–165 Rare 1,156,275–1,413,225
Vecna skull 1 Uncommon 41,582
Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 619
Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 204
Water talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 809,445–1,021,146
Earth talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 195,065–246,082
Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Rare 69,650–97,510
Raw lobster 135–165 (noted) Uncommon 30,375–37,125
Raw shark 225–275 (noted) Uncommon 217,350–265,650
Big bones 80–90 (noted) Uncommon 31,520–35,460
Dragon bones 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 366,660–448,140
Coal 200–1,100 (noted) Uncommon 61,400–337,700
Gold ore 90–110 (noted) Common 16,020–19,580
Adamantite ore 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 229,860–280,940
Adamant bar 15 (noted) Common 46,515
Adamant bar 135–165 (noted) Rare 418,635–511,665
Runite ore 90–110 (noted) Rare 1,000,170–1,222,430
Rune bar 3 (noted) Common 43,065
Rune bar 45–55 (noted) Rare 645,975–789,525
Grimy torstol 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 464,580–567,820
Grimy snapdragon 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 336,870–411,730
Super restore (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 154,755–189,145
Prayer potion (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 116,595–142,505
Lantadyme seed 14–16 Uncommon 144,396–165,024
Dwarf weed seed 14–16 Uncommon 238,308–272,352
Magic seed 4 Uncommon 604,416
Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,728,410
Flax 450–550 (noted) Common 15,750–19,250
Molten glass 45–55 (noted) Common 8,505–10,395
Soft clay 450–550 (noted) Uncommon 100,350–122,650
Yew logs 68–82 Uncommon 18,292–22,058
Yew logs 675–825 (noted) Rare 181,575–221,925
Teak plank 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 32,625–39,875
Mahogany plank 270–330 (noted) Rare 587,790–718,410
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.