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 209
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 972
Uncut emerald 1 Common 2,117
Uncut ruby 1 Common 2,059
Uncut diamond 1 Common 3,832
Uncut diamond 45–55 (noted) Rare 172,440–210,760
Loop half of a key 1 Common 17,932
Tooth half of a key 1 Common 21,536
Uncut dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,239
Uncut dragonstone 45–55 (noted) Rare 505,755–618,145
Dragon longsword 1 Common 56,646
Dragon spear 1 Rare 36,844
Battlestaff 180–220 (noted) Rare 1,091,520–1,334,080
Rune javelin 5 Rare 865
Rune platebody 1 Uncommon 37,756
Rune platebody 15–25 (noted) Rare 566,340–943,900
Shield left half 1 Rare 64,843
Dragon helm 1 Uncommon 58,880
Rune arrowheads 113–137 Common 28,363–34,387
Onyx bolts 135–165 Very rare 1,053,270–1,287,330
Chaos talisman 1 Rare 1,558
Nature talisman 1 Rare 1,235
Water talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 347,035–437,798
Earth talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 95,290–120,212
Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Rare 30,225–42,315
Raw lobster 135–165 (noted) Common 24,030–29,370
Raw shark 225–275 (noted) Uncommon 267,975–327,525
Big bones 72–90 (noted) Uncommon 16,416–20,520
Dragon bones 180–220 (noted) Rare 281,520–344,080
Coal 200–1,100 (noted) Uncommon 26,200–144,100
Gold ore 90–110 (noted) Common 17,910–21,890
Adamantite ore 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 275,940–337,260
Adamant bar 14–16 (noted) Common 41,622–47,568
Adamant bar 135–165 (noted) Rare 401,355–490,545
Runite ore 90–110 (noted) Rare 1,078,740–1,318,460
Rune bar 3 (noted) Common 41,964
Rune bar 45–55 (noted) Rare 629,460–769,340
Grimy torstol 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 350,190–428,010
Grimy snapdragon 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 235,710–288,090
Super restore (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 259,785–317,515
Prayer potion (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 183,735–224,565
Lantadyme seed 14–16 Uncommon 8,288–9,472
Dwarf weed seed 14–16 Uncommon 8,428–9,632
Magic seed 4 Uncommon 406,448
Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,766,980
Flax 450–550 (noted) Common 14,400–17,600
Molten glass 45–55 (noted) Common 11,700–14,300
Soft clay 450–550 (noted) Uncommon 249,300–304,700
Yew logs 68–82 Uncommon 13,464–16,236
Yew logs 675–825 (noted) Rare 133,650–163,350
Teak plank 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 34,560–42,240
Mahogany plank 270–330 (noted) Rare 411,750–503,250
Blurberry special 1 Uncommon 1,991
Vecna skull 1 Very rare * 192,600
Hazelmere's signet ring 1 Very rare * 1,804,467,420
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 might be 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, or from Dr. Terror's House of Horrors, in which the protagonist is haunted by the severed, crawling hand of his enemy who committed suicide.
Their appearance was updated on 5 June 2008.
The black markings seen on some of the crawling hands is very similar to the appearance of Ash's possessed hand from , which he severs with a chainsaw, after which it crawls about on its own.
Evil Dead 2 All crawling hands seem to be right hands.
Crawling hands are the lowest level monster that drop the Vecna skull.