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 362
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 1,026
Uncut emerald 1 Common 2,124
Uncut ruby 1 Common 2,101
Uncut diamond 1 Common 4,084
Uncut diamond 45–55 (noted) Rare 183,780–224,620
Loop half of a key 1 Common 18,807
Tooth half of a key 1 Common 22,064
Uncut dragonstone 1 Uncommon 12,709
Uncut dragonstone 45–55 (noted) Rare 571,905–698,995
Dragon longsword 1 Common 56,614
Dragon spear 1 Rare 39,828
Battlestaff 180–220 (noted) Rare 1,198,800–1,465,200
Rune javelin 5 Rare 855
Rune platebody 1 Uncommon 37,392
Rune platebody 15–25 (noted) Rare 560,880–934,800
Shield left half 1 Rare 64,976
Dragon helm 1 Uncommon 58,431
Rune arrowheads 113–137 Common 25,312–30,688
Onyx bolts 135–165 Very rare 1,061,100–1,296,900
Chaos talisman 1 Rare 2,094
Nature talisman 1 Rare 1,683
Water talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 444,340–560,552
Earth talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 91,975–116,030
Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Rare 25,600–35,840
Raw lobster 135–165 (noted) Common 20,385–24,915
Raw shark 225–275 (noted) Uncommon 254,700–311,300
Big bones 72–90 (noted) Uncommon 28,008–35,010
Dragon bones 180–220 (noted) Rare 258,660–316,140
Coal 200–1,100 (noted) Uncommon 27,600–151,800
Gold ore 90–110 (noted) Common 14,940–18,260
Adamantite ore 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 222,660–272,140
Adamant bar 14–16 (noted) Common 39,508–45,152
Adamant bar 135–165 (noted) Rare 380,970–465,630
Runite ore 90–110 (noted) Rare 1,012,860–1,237,940
Rune bar 3 (noted) Common 41,064
Rune bar 45–55 (noted) Rare 615,960–752,840
Grimy torstol 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 392,850–480,150
Grimy snapdragon 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 347,760–425,040
Super restore (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 262,260–320,540
Prayer potion (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 227,160–277,640
Lantadyme seed 14–16 Uncommon 14,938–17,072
Dwarf weed seed 14–16 Uncommon 11,914–13,616
Magic seed 4 Uncommon 482,544
Palm tree seed 10 Rare 2,170,200
Flax 450–550 (noted) Common 7,200–8,800
Molten glass 45–55 (noted) Common 13,680–16,720
Soft clay 450–550 (noted) Uncommon 218,700–267,300
Yew logs 68–82 Uncommon 13,600–16,400
Yew logs 675–825 (noted) Rare 135,000–165,000
Teak plank 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 40,590–49,610
Mahogany plank 270–330 (noted) Rare 551,340–673,860
Blurberry special 1 Uncommon 1,899
Vecna skull 1 Very rare * 175,503
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.