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 195
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 57,381 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 913
Uncut emerald 1 Common 1,862
Uncut ruby 1 Common 2,587
Uncut diamond 1 Common 4,002
Uncut diamond 45–55 (noted) Rare 180,090–220,110
Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 18,864
Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 39,791
Uncut dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,923
Uncut dragonstone 45–55 (noted) Rare 536,535–655,765
Dragon longsword 1 Common 57,948 Dragon spear 1 Uncommon 35,191
Battlestaff 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 1,279,080–1,563,320
Rune javelin 5 Rare 885
Rune platebody 1 Uncommon 38,052
Rune platebody 15–25 (noted) Rare 570,780–951,300
Shield left half 1 Uncommon 64,268
Dragon helm 1 Uncommon 59,075
Rune arrowheads 113–137 Common 19,436–23,564
Onyx bolts 135–165 Rare 1,127,115–1,377,585
Vecna skull 1 Uncommon 59,518
Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 632
Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 231
Water talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 700,960–884,288
Earth talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 174,330–219,924
Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Rare 71,125–99,575
Raw lobster 135–165 (noted) Uncommon 29,295–35,805
Raw shark 225–275 (noted) Uncommon 276,075–337,425
Big bones 80–90 (noted) Uncommon 32,160–36,180
Dragon bones 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 510,120–623,480
Coal 200–1,100 (noted) Uncommon 64,000–352,000
Gold ore 90–110 (noted) Common 17,460–21,340
Adamantite ore 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 223,020–272,580
Adamant bar 15 (noted) Common 42,690
Adamant bar 135–165 (noted) Rare 384,210–469,590
Runite ore 90–110 (noted) Rare 966,510–1,181,290
Rune bar 3 (noted) Common 42,921
Rune bar 45–55 (noted) Rare 643,815–786,885
Grimy torstol 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 463,950–567,050
Grimy snapdragon 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 402,660–492,140
Super restore (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 200,160–244,640
Prayer potion (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 138,825–169,675
Lantadyme seed 14–16 Uncommon 234,920–268,480
Dwarf weed seed 14–16 Uncommon 302,638–345,872
Magic seed 4 Uncommon 718,056
Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,688,940
Flax 450–550 (noted) Common 18,000–22,000
Molten glass 45–55 (noted) Common 10,305–12,595
Soft clay 450–550 (noted) Uncommon 102,600–125,400
Yew logs 68–82 Uncommon 20,400–24,600
Yew logs 675–825 (noted) Rare 202,500–247,500
Teak plank 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 34,425–42,075
Mahogany plank 270–330 (noted) Rare 548,640–670,560
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.