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 233
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 1,021
Uncut emerald 1 Common 2,307
Uncut ruby 1 Common 2,239
Uncut diamond 1 Common 4,098
Uncut diamond 45–55 (noted) Rare 184,410–225,390
Loop half of a key 1 Common 18,843
Tooth half of a key 1 Common 22,420
Uncut dragonstone 1 Uncommon 13,017
Uncut dragonstone 45–55 (noted) Rare 585,765–715,935
Dragon longsword 1 Common 57,425
Dragon spear 1 Rare 36,530
Battlestaff 180–220 (noted) Rare 1,042,920–1,274,680
Rune javelin 5 Rare 875
Rune platebody 1 Uncommon 37,601
Rune platebody 15–25 (noted) Rare 564,015–940,025
Shield left half 1 Rare 64,159
Dragon helm 1 Uncommon 58,700
Rune arrowheads 113–137 Common 24,408–29,592
Onyx bolts 135–165 Very rare 1,075,140–1,314,060
Chaos talisman 1 Rare 1,373
Nature talisman 1 Rare 1,148
Water talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 443,690–559,732
Earth talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 109,460–138,088
Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Rare 35,700–49,980
Raw lobster 135–165 (noted) Common 27,810–33,990
Raw shark 225–275 (noted) Uncommon 341,325–417,175
Big bones 72–90 (noted) Uncommon 17,496–21,870
Dragon bones 180–220 (noted) Rare 333,540–407,660
Coal 200–1,100 (noted) Uncommon 28,400–156,200
Gold ore 90–110 (noted) Common 15,480–18,920
Adamantite ore 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 219,600–268,400
Adamant bar 14–16 (noted) Common 43,694–49,936
Adamant bar 135–165 (noted) Rare 421,335–514,965
Runite ore 90–110 (noted) Rare 1,031,130–1,260,270
Rune bar 3 (noted) Common 41,514
Rune bar 45–55 (noted) Rare 622,710–761,090
Grimy torstol 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 398,250–486,750
Grimy snapdragon 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 236,340–288,860
Super restore (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 238,365–291,335
Prayer potion (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 181,440–221,760
Lantadyme seed 14–16 Uncommon 8,246–9,424
Dwarf weed seed 14–16 Uncommon 7,812–8,928
Magic seed 4 Uncommon 412,668
Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,688,360
Flax 450–550 (noted) Common 23,400–28,600
Molten glass 45–55 (noted) Common 14,625–17,875
Soft clay 450–550 (noted) Uncommon 234,000–286,000
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 41,040–50,160
Mahogany plank 270–330 (noted) Rare 507,600–620,400
Blurberry special 1 Uncommon 2,088
Vecna skull 1 Very rare * 246,866
Hazelmere's signet ring 1 Very rare * 1,885,212,297
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.