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 213
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 59,639 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 882
Uncut emerald 1 Common 1,492
Uncut ruby 1 Common 2,440
Uncut diamond 1 Common 3,930
Uncut diamond 45–55 (noted) Rare 176,850–216,150
Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 17,130
Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 41,427
Uncut dragonstone 1 Uncommon 12,717
Uncut dragonstone 45–55 (noted) Rare 572,265–699,435
Dragon longsword 1 Common 57,476 Dragon spear 1 Uncommon 36,306
Battlestaff 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 1,286,100–1,571,900
Rune javelin 5 Rare 875
Rune platebody 1 Uncommon 38,032
Rune platebody 15–25 (noted) Rare 570,480–950,800
Shield left half 1 Uncommon 64,402
Dragon helm 1 Uncommon 58,917
Rune arrowheads 113–137 Common 20,453–24,797
Onyx bolts 135–165 Rare 1,150,200–1,405,800
Vecna skull 1 Uncommon 47,299
Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 565
Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 199
Water talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 738,075–931,110
Earth talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 182,715–230,502
Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Rare 65,225–91,315
Raw lobster 135–165 (noted) Uncommon 28,890–35,310
Raw shark 225–275 (noted) Uncommon 256,950–314,050
Big bones 80–90 (noted) Uncommon 32,000–36,000
Dragon bones 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 385,380–471,020
Coal 200–1,100 (noted) Uncommon 59,400–326,700
Gold ore 90–110 (noted) Common 15,930–19,470
Adamantite ore 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 219,420–268,180
Adamant bar 15 (noted) Common 40,710
Adamant bar 135–165 (noted) Rare 366,390–447,810
Runite ore 90–110 (noted) Rare 979,650–1,197,350
Rune bar 3 (noted) Common 42,888
Rune bar 45–55 (noted) Rare 643,320–786,280
Grimy torstol 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 469,350–573,650
Grimy snapdragon 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 323,550–395,450
Super restore (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 176,985–216,315
Prayer potion (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 117,540–143,660
Lantadyme seed 14–16 Uncommon 171,752–196,288
Dwarf weed seed 14–16 Uncommon 220,962–252,528
Magic seed 4 Uncommon 603,944
Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,834,490
Flax 450–550 (noted) Common 20,700–25,300
Molten glass 45–55 (noted) Common 9,720–11,880
Soft clay 450–550 (noted) Uncommon 96,750–118,250
Yew logs 68–82 Uncommon 18,972–22,878
Yew logs 675–825 (noted) Rare 188,325–230,175
Teak plank 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 31,095–38,005
Mahogany plank 270–330 (noted) Rare 558,900–683,100
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.