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 119
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 877
Uncut emerald 1 Common 1,483
Uncut ruby 1 Common 2,499
Uncut diamond 1 Common 4,425
Uncut diamond 45–55 (noted) Rare 199,125–243,375
Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 18,062
Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 36,709
Uncut dragonstone 1 Uncommon 13,145
Uncut dragonstone 45–55 (noted) Rare 591,525–722,975
Dragon longsword 1 Common 57,686 Dragon spear 1 Uncommon 35,904
Battlestaff 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 1,295,100–1,582,900
Rune javelin 5 Rare 915
Rune platebody 1 Uncommon 37,888
Rune platebody 15–25 (noted) Rare 568,320–947,200
Shield left half 1 Uncommon 64,308
Dragon helm 1 Uncommon 59,056
Rune arrowheads 113–137 Common 23,278–28,222
Onyx bolts 135–165 Rare 1,126,575–1,376,925
Vecna skull 1 Uncommon 40,006
Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 888
Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 490
Water talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 805,805–1,016,554
Earth talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 233,805–294,954
Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Rare 81,875–114,625
Raw lobster 135–165 (noted) Uncommon 26,865–32,835
Raw shark 225–275 (noted) Uncommon 205,200–250,800
Big bones 79–90 (noted) Uncommon 28,282–32,220
Dragon bones 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 354,780–433,620
Coal 200–1,100 (noted) Uncommon 72,600–399,300
Gold ore 90–110 (noted) Common 13,500–16,500
Adamantite ore 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 236,880–289,520
Adamant bar 15 (noted) Common 46,350
Adamant bar 135–165 (noted) Rare 417,150–509,850
Runite ore 90–110 (noted) Rare 910,080–1,112,320
Rune bar 3 (noted) Common 42,060
Rune bar 45–55 (noted) Rare 630,900–771,100
Grimy torstol 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 491,670–600,930
Grimy snapdragon 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 376,290–459,910
Super restore (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 168,885–206,415
Prayer potion (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 124,065–151,635
Lantadyme seed 14–16 Uncommon 97,342–111,248
Dwarf weed seed 14–16 Uncommon 123,536–141,184
Magic seed 4 Uncommon 414,124
Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,532,710
Flax 450–550 (noted) Common 11,250–13,750
Molten glass 45–55 (noted) Common 6,750–8,250
Soft clay 450–550 (noted) Uncommon 81,900–100,100
Yew logs 68–82 Uncommon 15,640–18,860
Yew logs 675–825 (noted) Rare 155,250–189,750
Teak plank 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 31,680–38,720
Mahogany plank 270–330 (noted) Rare 603,720–737,880
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.