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This article is about the slayer monster. For other uses, see Crawling hand (disambiguation).
For the variant encountered in Daemonheim, see Crawling hand (Dungeoneering).
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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.


Crawling hand (item) detail

A crawling hand.

Crawling hands also appear within Daemonheim. For more information see Crawling hand (Daemonheim).


100% dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price


No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 64,508 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Weapons and armourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Leather glovesLeather gloves1Common94
Gloves (grey)Gloves (grey)(m)1Common[1]210
Gloves (yellow)Gloves (yellow)(m)1Uncommon[1]708
Gloves (red)Gloves (red)(m)1Uncommon[1]539
Gloves (teal)Gloves (teal)(m)1Uncommon[1]179
Gloves (purple)Gloves (purple)(m)1Uncommon[1]184
Mystic gloves (dark)Mystic gloves (dark)(m)1Very rare[1]8,620


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Gold ringGold ring1Uncommon409
Sapphire ringSapphire ring1Uncommon1,006
Emerald ringEmerald ring1Uncommon1,729
Ruby ringRuby ring1Uncommon2,266


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 250Coins4; 5; 8; 312; 442; 472Common4–472
Hand boneHand bone1Uncommon[2]Not sold
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Crawling hand (item)Crawling hand (item)1Very rareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold

Rare drop table dropsEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
A ring of wealth, luck potion or collector's insignia are not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common872
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,561
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,489
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,922
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare176,490–215,710
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common17,640
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common24,473
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,898
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare535,410–654,390
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,511
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,254
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,267,020–1,548,580
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare930
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,537
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare563,055–938,425
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,809
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,504
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common19,323–23,427
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,087,290–1,328,910
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare71,285
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,141
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare991
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare366,405–462,234
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare109,980–138,744
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare37,575–52,605
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common13,365–16,335
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon231,975–283,525
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon25,704–32,130
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare293,580–358,820
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon36,200–199,100
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common13,230–16,170
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon233,100–284,900
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common33,054–37,776
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare318,735–389,565
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,034,100–1,263,900
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common42,105
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare631,575–771,925
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon387,720–473,880
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon357,030–436,370
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon227,025–277,475
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon149,355–182,545
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon13,790–15,760
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon14,028–16,032
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon478,728
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,725,730
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common4,500–5,500
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common9,945–12,155
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon182,700–223,300
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon12,648–15,252
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare125,550–153,450
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon27,630–33,770
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare571,320–698,280
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1Crystal triskelion fragment 11Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2Crystal triskelion fragment 21Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3Crystal triskelion fragment 31Very rareNot sold
  1. ^ a b c d e f Not dropped in F2p servers
  2. ^ Only while doing the Fur 'n' Seek wish list.

Universal dropsEdit

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot sold


Crawlinghands at the GE

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 Legend of Zelda series or Thing from 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.

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