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 153
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 250–3,000
Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,162
Uncut emerald 1 Common 1,945
Uncut ruby 1 Common 3,392
Uncut diamond 1 Common 6,210
Uncut diamond 45–55 (noted) Rare 279,450–341,550
Loop half of a key 1 Common 18,352
Tooth half of a key 1 Common 30,750
Uncut dragonstone 1 Uncommon 14,256
Uncut dragonstone 45–55 (noted) Rare 641,520–784,080
Dragon longsword 1 Common 57,434
Dragon spear 1 Rare 35,909
Battlestaff 180–220 (noted) Rare 1,345,140–1,644,060
Rune javelin 5 Rare 1,425
Rune platebody 1 Uncommon 37,826
Rune platebody 15–25 (noted) Rare 567,390–945,650
Shield left half 1 Rare 63,959
Dragon helm 1 Uncommon 58,923
Rune arrowheads 113–137 Common 17,854–21,646
Onyx bolts 135–165 Very rare 1,131,840–1,383,360
Vecna skull 1 Rare 78,597
Chaos talisman 1 Rare 1,411
Nature talisman 1 Rare 898
Water talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 668,395–843,206
Earth talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 173,940–219,432
Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Rare 59,300–83,020
Raw lobster 135–165 (noted) Common 18,495–22,605
Raw shark 225–275 (noted) Uncommon 240,300–293,700
Big bones 79–90 (noted) Uncommon 28,045–31,950
Dragon bones 180–220 (noted) Rare 537,660–657,140
Coal 200–1,100 (noted) Uncommon 83,000–456,500
Gold ore 90–110 (noted) Common 14,490–17,710
Adamantite ore 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 206,280–252,120
Adamant bar 15 (noted) Common 56,040
Adamant bar 135–165 (noted) Rare 504,360–616,440
Runite ore 90–110 (noted) Rare 850,230–1,039,170
Rune bar 3 (noted) Common 41,418
Rune bar 45–55 (noted) Rare 621,270–759,330
Grimy torstol 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 479,610–586,190
Grimy snapdragon 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 338,310–413,490
Super restore (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 256,590–313,610
Prayer potion (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 167,040–204,160
Lantadyme seed 14–16 Uncommon 44,604–50,976
Dwarf weed seed 14–16 Uncommon 44,450–50,800
Magic seed 4 Uncommon 335,544
Palm tree seed 10 Rare 934,870
Flax 450–550 (noted) Common 9,900–12,100
Molten glass 45–55 (noted) Common 14,175–17,325
Soft clay 450–550 (noted) Uncommon 122,850–150,150
Yew logs 68–82 Uncommon 15,776–19,024
Yew logs 675–825 (noted) Rare 156,600–191,400
Teak plank 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 31,140–38,060
Mahogany plank 270–330 (noted) Rare 596,970–729,630
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.