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 290
Main drops Edit
Tertiary drops Edit
Rare drop table drops Edit
This monster has access to the rare drop table. Luck-enhancing items such as a ring of wealth or luck of the dwarves are not required to access the table.
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Coins 250–500; 3,000 Common 250–3,000
Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,158
Uncut emerald 1 Common 2,279
Uncut ruby 1 Common 2,728
Uncut diamond 1 Common 4,622
Uncut diamond 45–55 (noted) Rare 207,990–254,210
Loop half of a key 1 Common 18,954
Tooth half of a key 1 Common 24,406
Uncut dragonstone 1 Uncommon 12,939
Uncut dragonstone 45–55 (noted) Rare 582,255–711,645
Dragon longsword 1 Common 55,417
Dragon spear 1 Rare 35,557
Battlestaff 180–220 (noted) Rare 1,236,960–1,511,840
Rune javelin 5 Rare 905
Rune platebody 1 Uncommon 37,164
Rune platebody 15–25 (noted) Rare 557,460–929,100
Shield left half 1 Rare 65,249
Dragon helm 1 Uncommon 58,757
Rune arrowheads 113–137 Common 22,261–26,989
Onyx bolts 135–165 Very rare 1,050,570–1,284,030
Chaos talisman 1 Rare 1,803
Nature talisman 1 Rare 1,724
Water talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 429,455–541,774
Earth talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 133,315–168,182
Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Rare 40,650–56,910
Raw lobster 135–165 (noted) Common 20,115–24,585
Raw shark 225–275 (noted) Uncommon 333,675–407,825
Big bones 72–90 (noted) Uncommon 28,152–35,190
Dragon bones 180–220 (noted) Rare 275,040–336,160
Coal 200–1,100 (noted) Uncommon 32,000–176,000
Gold ore 90–110 (noted) Common 14,130–17,270
Adamantite ore 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 234,180–286,220
Adamant bar 14–16 (noted) Common 42,952–49,088
Adamant bar 135–165 (noted) Rare 414,180–506,220
Runite ore 90–110 (noted) Rare 996,480–1,217,920
Rune bar 3 (noted) Common 41,262
Rune bar 45–55 (noted) Rare 618,930–756,470
Grimy torstol 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 420,120–513,480
Grimy snapdragon 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 316,350–386,650
Super restore (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 270,675–330,825
Prayer potion (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 245,790–300,410
Lantadyme seed 14–16 Uncommon 14,420–16,480
Dwarf weed seed 14–16 Uncommon 13,006–14,864
Magic seed 4 Uncommon 486,316
Palm tree seed 10 Rare 2,130,280
Flax 450–550 (noted) Common 7,650–9,350
Molten glass 45–55 (noted) Common 11,655–14,245
Soft clay 450–550 (noted) Uncommon 308,700–377,300
Yew logs 68–82 Uncommon 12,988–15,662
Yew logs 675–825 (noted) Rare 128,925–157,575
Teak plank 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 50,220–61,380
Mahogany plank 270–330 (noted) Rare 665,010–812,790
Blurberry special 1 Uncommon 1,820
Vecna skull 1 Very rare * 206,092
Hazelmere's signet ring 1 Very rare * 69,592,674
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
a b c d e f Not dropped in F2p servers
^ 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.