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.
A crawling hand.
Crawling hands also appear within Daemonheim. For more information see
Crawling hand (Daemonheim).
100% drop Edit
Bones 1 Always 183
Weapons and armour Edit
Rare drop table drops Edit
This monster has access to the rare drop table. A ring of wealth or collector's insignia are not required to access the table.
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Coins 250–500; 3,000 Common 250–3,000
Uncut sapphire 1 Common 939
Uncut emerald 1 Common 2,018
Uncut ruby 1 Common 3,174
Uncut diamond 1 Common 3,751
Uncut diamond 45–55 (noted) Rare 168,795–206,305
Loop half of a key 1 Common 15,781
Tooth half of a key 1 Common 26,666
Uncut dragonstone 1 Uncommon 12,740
Uncut dragonstone 45–55 (noted) Rare 573,300–700,700
Dragon longsword 1 Common 56,599
Dragon spear 1 Rare 36,029
Battlestaff 180–220 (noted) Rare 1,208,340–1,476,860
Rune javelin 5 Rare 930
Rune platebody 1 Uncommon 36,722
Rune platebody 15–25 (noted) Rare 550,830–918,050
Shield left half 1 Rare 63,757
Dragon helm 1 Uncommon 58,337
Rune arrowheads 113–137 Common 20,227–24,523
Onyx bolts 135–165 Very rare 1,083,105–1,323,795
Vecna skull 1 Rare 73,659
Chaos talisman 1 Rare 959
Nature talisman 1 Rare 1,219
Water talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 444,795–561,126
Earth talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 111,605–140,794
Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Rare 42,900–60,060
Raw lobster 135–165 (noted) Common 15,390–18,810
Raw shark 225–275 (noted) Uncommon 200,475–245,025
Big bones 79–90 (noted) Uncommon 26,149–29,790
Dragon bones 180–220 (noted) Rare 311,400–380,600
Coal 200–1,100 (noted) Uncommon 38,800–213,400
Gold ore 90–110 (noted) Common 12,780–15,620
Adamantite ore 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 130,860–159,940
Adamant bar 14–16 (noted) Common 36,218–41,392
Adamant bar 135–165 (noted) Rare 349,245–426,855
Runite ore 90–110 (noted) Rare 971,730–1,187,670
Rune bar 3 (noted) Common 41,166
Rune bar 45–55 (noted) Rare 617,490–754,710
Grimy torstol 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 416,430–508,970
Grimy snapdragon 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 423,990–518,210
Super restore (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 213,930–261,470
Prayer potion (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 152,505–186,395
Lantadyme seed 14–16 Uncommon 13,328–15,232
Dwarf weed seed 14–16 Uncommon 13,118–14,992
Magic seed 4 Uncommon 261,568
Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,028,250
Flax 450–550 (noted) Common 6,750–8,250
Molten glass 45–55 (noted) Common 12,195–14,905
Soft clay 450–550 (noted) Uncommon 175,950–215,050
Yew logs 68–82 Uncommon 11,492–13,858
Yew logs 675–825 (noted) Rare 114,075–139,425
Teak plank 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 30,285–37,015
Mahogany plank 270–330 (noted) Rare 565,650–691,350
Brawling gloves (Melee) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Magic) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Agility) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (FM) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Mining) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving) 1 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (WC) 1 Very 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.
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.