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 190
Weapons and armour Edit
Rare drop table drops Edit
This monster has access to the rare drop table. A ring of wealth, luck potion or collector's insignia are not required to access the table.
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Coins 250–500; 3,000 Common 250–3,000
Uncut sapphire 1 Common 916
Uncut emerald 1 Common 1,574
Uncut ruby 1 Common 2,775
Uncut diamond 1 Common 3,871
Uncut diamond 45–55 (noted) Rare 174,195–212,905
Loop half of a key 1 Common 17,504
Tooth half of a key 1 Common 23,914
Uncut dragonstone 1 Uncommon 12,546
Uncut dragonstone 45–55 (noted) Rare 564,570–690,030
Dragon longsword 1 Common 56,645
Dragon spear 1 Rare 35,691
Battlestaff 180–220 (noted) Rare 1,243,800–1,520,200
Rune javelin 5 Rare 915
Rune platebody 1 Uncommon 37,743
Rune platebody 15–25 (noted) Rare 566,145–943,575
Shield left half 1 Rare 64,218
Dragon helm 1 Uncommon 58,293
Rune arrowheads 113–137 Common 21,244–25,756
Onyx bolts 135–165 Very rare 1,059,345–1,294,755
Vecna skull 1 Very rare 77,794
Chaos talisman 1 Rare 1,656
Nature talisman 1 Rare 1,172
Water talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 400,010–504,628
Earth talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 117,390–148,092
Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Rare 40,175–56,245
Raw lobster 135–165 (noted) Common 14,850–18,150
Raw shark 225–275 (noted) Uncommon 228,825–279,675
Big bones 72–90 (noted) Uncommon 25,272–31,590
Dragon bones 180–220 (noted) Rare 288,360–352,440
Coal 200–1,100 (noted) Uncommon 42,400–233,200
Gold ore 90–110 (noted) Common 12,960–15,840
Adamantite ore 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 259,200–316,800
Adamant bar 14–16 (noted) Common 32,340–36,960
Adamant bar 135–165 (noted) Rare 311,850–381,150
Runite ore 90–110 (noted) Rare 1,016,550–1,242,450
Rune bar 3 (noted) Common 42,033
Rune bar 45–55 (noted) Rare 630,495–770,605
Grimy torstol 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 381,420–466,180
Grimy snapdragon 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 359,010–438,790
Super restore (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 221,220–270,380
Prayer potion (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 158,085–193,215
Lantadyme seed 14–16 Uncommon 10,318–11,792
Dwarf weed seed 14–16 Uncommon 8,666–9,904
Magic seed 4 Uncommon 438,304
Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,720,080
Flax 450–550 (noted) Common 4,500–5,500
Molten glass 45–55 (noted) Common 7,830–9,570
Soft clay 450–550 (noted) Uncommon 155,700–190,300
Yew logs 68–82 Uncommon 13,124–15,826
Yew logs 675–825 (noted) Rare 130,275–159,225
Teak plank 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 35,145–42,955
Mahogany plank 270–330 (noted) Rare 571,050–697,950
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
a b c d e f Not dropped in F2p servers
^ 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 of the crawling hand might also be a reference to 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.
One could surmise the idea of these crawling hands coming from Dr. Terror's House of Horrors, in which Christopher Lee's character (Marsh) is haunted by the severed, crawling hand of his enemy that committed suicide.
With the release of Smoking Kills on 5 June 2008, their appearance was changed.
The black markings seen on some of the crawling hands is very similar to the appearance of Ash's possessed hand from Evil Dead 2, which he severs with a chainsaw, after which crawls about on its own
All crawling hands seem to be right hands.
Crawling hands are the lowest level monster that drop the Vecna skull.