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 276
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 1,014
Uncut emerald 1 Common 2,102
Uncut ruby 1 Common 2,469
Uncut diamond 1 Common 4,340
Uncut diamond 45–55 (noted) Rare 195,300–238,700
Loop half of a key 1 Common 18,289
Tooth half of a key 1 Common 22,182
Uncut dragonstone 1 Uncommon 12,206
Uncut dragonstone 45–55 (noted) Rare 549,270–671,330
Dragon longsword 1 Common 55,775
Dragon spear 1 Rare 36,490
Battlestaff 180–220 (noted) Rare 1,213,020–1,482,580
Rune javelin 5 Rare 840
Rune platebody 1 Uncommon 37,421
Rune platebody 15–25 (noted) Rare 561,315–935,525
Shield left half 1 Rare 64,942
Dragon helm 1 Uncommon 58,236
Rune arrowheads 113–137 Common 18,193–22,057
Onyx bolts 135–165 Very rare 1,046,520–1,279,080
Chaos talisman 1 Rare 1,201
Nature talisman 1 Rare 1,679
Water talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 371,345–468,466
Earth talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 130,260–164,328
Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Rare 34,650–48,510
Raw lobster 135–165 (noted) Common 19,440–23,760
Raw shark 225–275 (noted) Uncommon 317,250–387,750
Big bones 72–90 (noted) Uncommon 27,360–34,200
Dragon bones 180–220 (noted) Rare 288,360–352,440
Coal 200–1,100 (noted) Uncommon 31,800–174,900
Gold ore 90–110 (noted) Common 16,200–19,800
Adamantite ore 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 199,440–243,760
Adamant bar 14–16 (noted) Common 37,576–42,944
Adamant bar 135–165 (noted) Rare 362,340–442,860
Runite ore 90–110 (noted) Rare 1,001,430–1,223,970
Rune bar 3 (noted) Common 41,439
Rune bar 45–55 (noted) Rare 621,585–759,715
Grimy torstol 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 388,800–475,200
Grimy snapdragon 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 315,000–385,000
Super restore (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 299,835–366,465
Prayer potion (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 217,395–265,705
Lantadyme seed 14–16 Uncommon 15,526–17,744
Dwarf weed seed 14–16 Uncommon 15,834–18,096
Magic seed 4 Uncommon 434,736
Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,866,800
Flax 450–550 (noted) Common 8,100–9,900
Molten glass 45–55 (noted) Common 13,725–16,775
Soft clay 450–550 (noted) Uncommon 350,100–427,900
Yew logs 68–82 Uncommon 13,192–15,908
Yew logs 675–825 (noted) Rare 130,950–160,050
Teak plank 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 42,030–51,370
Mahogany plank 270–330 (noted) Rare 611,820–747,780
Blurberry special 1 Uncommon 1,820
Vecna skull 1 Very rare * 235,588
Hazelmere's signet ring 1 Very rare * 54,450,672
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.