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 230
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 901
Uncut emerald 1 Common 1,971
Uncut ruby 1 Common 2,002
Uncut diamond 1 Common 3,817
Uncut diamond 45–55 (noted) Rare 171,765–209,935
Loop half of a key 1 Common 20,763
Tooth half of a key 1 Common 23,957
Uncut dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,893
Uncut dragonstone 45–55 (noted) Rare 535,185–654,115
Dragon longsword 1 Common 57,523
Dragon spear 1 Rare 35,891
Battlestaff 180–220 (noted) Rare 1,097,280–1,341,120
Rune javelin 5 Rare 895
Rune platebody 1 Uncommon 37,767
Rune platebody 15–25 (noted) Rare 566,505–944,175
Shield left half 1 Rare 64,155
Dragon helm 1 Uncommon 59,429
Rune arrowheads 113–137 Common 29,719–36,031
Onyx bolts 135–165 Very rare 1,052,190–1,286,010
Chaos talisman 1 Rare 1,212
Nature talisman 1 Rare 1,175
Water talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 381,615–481,422
Earth talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 106,470–134,316
Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Rare 31,225–43,715
Raw lobster 135–165 (noted) Common 25,785–31,515
Raw shark 225–275 (noted) Uncommon 299,475–366,025
Big bones 72–90 (noted) Uncommon 15,480–19,350
Dragon bones 180–220 (noted) Rare 297,000–363,000
Coal 200–1,100 (noted) Uncommon 29,000–159,500
Gold ore 90–110 (noted) Common 16,110–19,690
Adamantite ore 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 282,780–345,620
Adamant bar 14–16 (noted) Common 43,638–49,872
Adamant bar 135–165 (noted) Rare 420,795–514,305
Runite ore 90–110 (noted) Rare 1,011,150–1,235,850
Rune bar 3 (noted) Common 41,355
Rune bar 45–55 (noted) Rare 620,325–758,175
Grimy torstol 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 356,580–435,820
Grimy snapdragon 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 229,950–281,050
Super restore (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 234,945–287,155
Prayer potion (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 172,575–210,925
Lantadyme seed 14–16 Uncommon 8,442–9,648
Dwarf weed seed 14–16 Uncommon 9,282–10,608
Magic seed 4 Uncommon 408,504
Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,737,050
Flax 450–550 (noted) Common 17,100–20,900
Molten glass 45–55 (noted) Common 12,285–15,015
Soft clay 450–550 (noted) Uncommon 225,900–276,100
Yew logs 68–82 Uncommon 13,328–16,072
Yew logs 675–825 (noted) Rare 132,300–161,700
Teak plank 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 35,865–43,835
Mahogany plank 270–330 (noted) Rare 442,530–540,870
Blurberry special 1 Uncommon 1,991
Vecna skull 1 Very rare * 216,995
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.