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 309
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 1,059
Uncut emerald 1 Common 2,418
Uncut ruby 1 Common 2,069
Uncut diamond 1 Common 3,844
Uncut diamond 45–55 (noted) Rare 172,980–211,420
Loop half of a key 1 Common 18,754
Tooth half of a key 1 Common 23,117
Uncut dragonstone 1 Uncommon 12,114
Uncut dragonstone 45–55 (noted) Rare 545,130–666,270
Dragon longsword 1 Common 57,710
Dragon spear 1 Rare 38,868
Battlestaff 180–220 (noted) Rare 1,082,880–1,323,520
Rune javelin 5 Rare 810
Rune platebody 1 Uncommon 37,614
Rune platebody 15–25 (noted) Rare 564,210–940,350
Shield left half 1 Rare 64,911
Dragon helm 1 Uncommon 58,873
Rune arrowheads 113–137 Common 31,188–37,812
Onyx bolts 135–165 Very rare 1,068,660–1,306,140
Chaos talisman 1 Rare 1,196
Nature talisman 1 Rare 1,558
Water talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 467,480–589,744
Earth talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 120,120–151,536
Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Rare 46,400–64,960
Raw lobster 135–165 (noted) Common 43,200–52,800
Raw shark 225–275 (noted) Uncommon 345,600–422,400
Big bones 72–90 (noted) Uncommon 18,864–23,580
Dragon bones 180–220 (noted) Rare 342,540–418,660
Coal 200–1,100 (noted) Uncommon 28,200–155,100
Gold ore 90–110 (noted) Common 15,660–19,140
Adamantite ore 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 214,200–261,800
Adamant bar 14–16 (noted) Common 47,824–54,656
Adamant bar 135–165 (noted) Rare 461,160–563,640
Runite ore 90–110 (noted) Rare 1,010,430–1,234,970
Rune bar 3 (noted) Common 41,835
Rune bar 45–55 (noted) Rare 627,525–766,975
Grimy torstol 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 377,550–461,450
Grimy snapdragon 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 243,630–297,770
Super restore (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 241,065–294,635
Prayer potion (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 175,050–213,950
Lantadyme seed 14–16 Uncommon 8,680–9,920
Dwarf weed seed 14–16 Uncommon 9,576–10,944
Magic seed 4 Uncommon 407,776
Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,820,420
Flax 450–550 (noted) Common 35,100–42,900
Molten glass 45–55 (noted) Common 14,445–17,655
Soft clay 450–550 (noted) Uncommon 220,500–269,500
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 44,055–53,845
Mahogany plank 270–330 (noted) Rare 504,630–616,770
Blurberry special 1 Uncommon 2,169
Vecna skull 1 Very rare * 254,248
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.