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 166
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 57,038 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 50; 250–500; 3,000 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,227
Uncut emerald 1 Common 2,246
Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 2,970
Uncut diamond 1; 2; 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 5,821–320,155
Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 24,851
Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 38,960
Uncut dragonstone 1; 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 14,214–781,770
Dragon longsword 1 Uncommon 57,620 Dragon spear 1 Uncommon 36,195
Battlestaff 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 1,383,300–1,690,700
Rune javelin 5 Rare 910
Rune platebody 1 Uncommon 37,932
Shield left half 1 Uncommon 64,818
Dragon helm 1 Uncommon 58,081
Rune arrowheads 113–137 Uncommon 20,792–25,208
Onyx bolts 135–165 Uncommon 1,133,595–1,385,505
Vecna skull 1 Uncommon 69,778
Water talisman 65–82 (noted) Uncommon 891,280–1,124,384
Earth talisman 65–82 (noted) Uncommon 299,000–377,200
Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 104,000–145,600
Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 596
Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 291
Raw lobster 135–165 (noted) Uncommon 44,955–54,945
Raw shark 225–275 (noted) Uncommon 257,850–315,150
Big bones 80–90 (noted) Uncommon 38,080–42,840
Dragon bones 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 446,400–545,600
Coal 200–1,100 (noted) Uncommon 63,200–347,600
Gold ore 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 19,800–24,200
Adamantite ore 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 246,420–301,180
Adamant bar 15 (noted) Common 43,695
Adamant bar 135–165 (noted) Rare 393,255–480,645
Runite ore 90–110 (noted) Rare 959,400–1,172,600
Rune bar 3 (noted) Common 42,960
Rune bar 45–55 (noted) Rare 644,400–787,600
Grimy torstol 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 603,630–737,770
Grimy snapdragon 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 417,870–510,730
Super restore (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 250,695–306,405
Prayer potion (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 171,090–209,110
Lantadyme seed 14–16 Uncommon 253,736–289,984
Dwarf weed seed 14–16 Uncommon 324,072–370,368
Magic seed 4 Uncommon 589,644
Palm tree seed 10 Uncommon 1,493,230
Flax 450–550 (noted) Uncommon 29,700–36,300
Molten glass 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 11,250–13,750
Soft clay 450–550 (noted) Uncommon 108,450–132,550
Yew logs 68–82; 675–825 (noted) Uncommon 20,468–248,325
Teak plank 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 41,715–50,985
Mahogany plank 270–330 (noted) Uncommon 655,290–800,910
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.