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 171
Main drops Edit
Tertiary drops 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 1,035
Uncut emerald 1 Common 2,133
Uncut ruby 1 Common 2,702
Uncut diamond 1 Common 4,001
Uncut diamond 45–55 (noted) Rare 180,045–220,055
Loop half of a key 1 Common 18,663
Tooth half of a key 1 Common 24,603
Uncut dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,179
Uncut dragonstone 45–55 (noted) Rare 503,055–614,845
Dragon longsword 1 Common 55,337
Dragon spear 1 Rare 36,364
Battlestaff 180–220 (noted) Rare 1,218,600–1,489,400
Rune javelin 5 Rare 915
Rune platebody 1 Uncommon 37,407
Rune platebody 15–25 (noted) Rare 561,105–935,175
Shield left half 1 Rare 63,619
Dragon helm 1 Uncommon 58,175
Rune arrowheads 113–137 Common 18,306–22,194
Onyx bolts 135–165 Very rare 1,045,980–1,278,420
Vecna skull 1 Very rare 52,200
Chaos talisman 1 Rare 1,419
Nature talisman 1 Rare 1,065
Water talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 337,090–425,252
Earth talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 109,460–138,088
Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Rare 35,075–49,105
Raw lobster 135–165 (noted) Common 13,770–16,830
Raw shark 225–275 (noted) Uncommon 225,225–275,275
Big bones 72–90 (noted) Uncommon 25,056–31,320
Dragon bones 180–220 (noted) Rare 292,860–357,940
Coal 200–1,100 (noted) Uncommon 36,800–202,400
Gold ore 90–110 (noted) Common 12,960–15,840
Adamantite ore 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 213,300–260,700
Adamant bar 14–16 (noted) Common 36,722–41,968
Adamant bar 135–165 (noted) Rare 354,105–432,795
Runite ore 90–110 (noted) Rare 1,012,680–1,237,720
Rune bar 3 (noted) Common 42,015
Rune bar 45–55 (noted) Rare 630,225–770,275
Grimy torstol 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 376,020–459,580
Grimy snapdragon 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 298,080–364,320
Super restore (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 251,910–307,890
Prayer potion (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 215,010–262,790
Lantadyme seed 14–16 Uncommon 29,092–33,248
Dwarf weed seed 14–16 Uncommon 25,214–28,816
Magic seed 4 Uncommon 409,652
Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,928,390
Flax 450–550 (noted) Common 5,400–6,600
Molten glass 45–55 (noted) Common 11,520–14,080
Soft clay 450–550 (noted) Uncommon 157,050–191,950
Yew logs 68–82 Uncommon 14,076–16,974
Yew logs 675–825 (noted) Rare 139,725–170,775
Teak plank 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 31,680–38,720
Mahogany plank 270–330 (noted) Rare 562,140–687,060
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.