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 163
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 920
Uncut emerald 1 Common 1,665
Uncut ruby 1 Common 3,026
Uncut diamond 1 Common 3,809
Uncut diamond 45–55 (noted) Rare 171,405–209,495
Loop half of a key 1 Common 15,309
Tooth half of a key 1 Common 28,241
Uncut dragonstone 1 Uncommon 12,595
Uncut dragonstone 45–55 (noted) Rare 566,775–692,725
Dragon longsword 1 Common 57,868
Dragon spear 1 Rare 36,201
Battlestaff 180–220 (noted) Rare 1,251,180–1,529,220
Rune javelin 5 Rare 1,220
Rune platebody 1 Uncommon 37,728
Rune platebody 15–25 (noted) Rare 565,920–943,200
Shield left half 1 Rare 64,963
Dragon helm 1 Uncommon 58,499
Rune arrowheads 113–137 Common 18,193–22,057
Onyx bolts 135–165 Very rare 1,099,440–1,343,760
Vecna skull 1 Rare 75,837
Chaos talisman 1 Rare 1,089
Nature talisman 1 Rare 913
Water talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 432,315–545,382
Earth talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 110,825–139,810
Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Rare 40,775–57,085
Raw lobster 135–165 (noted) Common 14,310–17,490
Raw shark 225–275 (noted) Uncommon 206,100–251,900
Big bones 79–90 (noted) Uncommon 26,702–30,420
Dragon bones 180–220 (noted) Rare 358,560–438,240
Coal 200–1,100 (noted) Uncommon 47,600–261,800
Gold ore 90–110 (noted) Common 12,780–15,620
Adamantite ore 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 175,320–214,280
Adamant bar 14–16 (noted) Common 39,326–44,944
Adamant bar 135–165 (noted) Rare 379,215–463,485
Runite ore 90–110 (noted) Rare 924,750–1,130,250
Rune bar 3 (noted) Common 41,433
Rune bar 45–55 (noted) Rare 621,495–759,605
Grimy torstol 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 372,150–454,850
Grimy snapdragon 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 277,920–339,680
Super restore (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 163,170–199,430
Prayer potion (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 143,550–175,450
Lantadyme seed 14–16 Uncommon 18,774–21,456
Dwarf weed seed 14–16 Uncommon 20,496–23,424
Magic seed 4 Uncommon 272,968
Palm tree seed 10 Rare 804,970
Flax 450–550 (noted) Common 7,200–8,800
Molten glass 45–55 (noted) Common 9,810–11,990
Soft clay 450–550 (noted) Uncommon 173,250–211,750
Yew logs 68–82 Uncommon 13,396–16,154
Yew logs 675–825 (noted) Rare 132,975–162,525
Teak plank 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 26,145–31,955
Mahogany plank 270–330 (noted) Rare 540,270–660,330
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.