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 238
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 984
Uncut emerald 1 Common 1,981
Uncut ruby 1 Common 2,173
Uncut diamond 1 Common 3,841
Uncut diamond 45–55 (noted) Rare 172,845–211,255
Loop half of a key 1 Common 18,737
Tooth half of a key 1 Common 23,178
Uncut dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,271
Uncut dragonstone 45–55 (noted) Rare 507,195–619,905
Dragon longsword 1 Common 56,479
Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,840
Battlestaff 180–220 (noted) Rare 1,137,600–1,390,400
Rune javelin 5 Rare 920
Rune platebody 1 Uncommon 37,617
Rune platebody 15–25 (noted) Rare 564,255–940,425
Shield left half 1 Rare 65,318
Dragon helm 1 Uncommon 58,764
Rune arrowheads 113–137 Common 30,510–36,990
Onyx bolts 135–165 Very rare 1,072,440–1,310,760
Chaos talisman 1 Rare 1,406
Nature talisman 1 Rare 1,445
Water talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 327,015–412,542
Earth talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 90,870–114,636
Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Rare 25,175–35,245
Raw lobster 135–165 (noted) Common 23,490–28,710
Raw shark 225–275 (noted) Uncommon 281,475–344,025
Big bones 72–90 (noted) Uncommon 18,216–22,770
Dragon bones 180–220 (noted) Rare 264,600–323,400
Coal 200–1,100 (noted) Uncommon 26,000–143,000
Gold ore 90–110 (noted) Common 16,740–20,460
Adamantite ore 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 252,900–309,100
Adamant bar 14–16 (noted) Common 42,028–48,032
Adamant bar 135–165 (noted) Rare 405,270–495,330
Runite ore 90–110 (noted) Rare 1,069,920–1,307,680
Rune bar 3 (noted) Common 42,156
Rune bar 45–55 (noted) Rare 632,340–772,860
Grimy torstol 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 357,120–436,480
Grimy snapdragon 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 295,470–361,130
Super restore (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 274,230–335,170
Prayer potion (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 199,710–244,090
Lantadyme seed 14–16 Uncommon 10,976–12,544
Dwarf weed seed 14–16 Uncommon 9,198–10,512
Magic seed 4 Uncommon 415,812
Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,843,820
Flax 450–550 (noted) Common 11,700–14,300
Molten glass 45–55 (noted) Common 12,420–15,180
Soft clay 450–550 (noted) Uncommon 232,650–284,350
Yew logs 68–82 Uncommon 13,736–16,564
Yew logs 675–825 (noted) Rare 136,350–166,650
Teak plank 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 35,460–43,340
Mahogany plank 270–330 (noted) Rare 454,140–555,060
Blurberry special 1 Uncommon 1,899
Vecna skull 1 Very rare * 177,265
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.