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 235
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 935
Uncut emerald 1 Common 1,902
Uncut ruby 1 Common 2,498
Uncut diamond 1 Common 4,010
Uncut diamond 45–55 (noted) Rare 180,450–220,550
Loop half of a key 1 Common 20,689
Tooth half of a key 1 Common 23,923
Uncut dragonstone 1 Uncommon 11,365
Uncut dragonstone 45–55 (noted) Rare 511,425–625,075
Dragon longsword 1 Common 55,488
Dragon spear 1 Rare 35,555
Battlestaff 180–220 (noted) Rare 1,223,100–1,494,900
Rune javelin 5 Rare 920
Rune platebody 1 Uncommon 37,182
Rune platebody 15–25 (noted) Rare 557,730–929,550
Shield left half 1 Rare 64,251
Dragon helm 1 Uncommon 58,835
Rune arrowheads 113–137 Common 19,549–23,701
Onyx bolts 135–165 Very rare 1,046,115–1,278,585
Chaos talisman 1 Rare 1,260
Nature talisman 1 Rare 897
Water talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 342,550–432,140
Earth talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 121,355–153,094
Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Rare 32,775–45,885
Raw lobster 135–165 (noted) Common 19,575–23,925
Raw shark 225–275 (noted) Uncommon 257,850–315,150
Big bones 72–90 (noted) Uncommon 26,928–33,660
Dragon bones 180–220 (noted) Rare 302,940–370,260
Coal 200–1,100 (noted) Uncommon 35,200–193,600
Gold ore 90–110 (noted) Common 14,670–17,930
Adamantite ore 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 208,440–254,760
Adamant bar 14–16 (noted) Common 36,624–41,856
Adamant bar 135–165 (noted) Rare 353,160–431,640
Runite ore 90–110 (noted) Rare 970,470–1,186,130
Rune bar 3 (noted) Common 41,241
Rune bar 45–55 (noted) Rare 618,615–756,085
Grimy torstol 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 380,790–465,410
Grimy snapdragon 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 288,090–352,110
Super restore (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 264,510–323,290
Prayer potion (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 213,840–261,360
Lantadyme seed 14–16 Uncommon 23,170–26,480
Dwarf weed seed 14–16 Uncommon 17,276–19,744
Magic seed 4 Uncommon 545,880
Palm tree seed 10 Rare 2,449,240
Flax 450–550 (noted) Common 5,850–7,150
Molten glass 45–55 (noted) Common 13,950–17,050
Soft clay 450–550 (noted) Uncommon 173,250–211,750
Yew logs 68–82 Uncommon 13,872–16,728
Yew logs 675–825 (noted) Rare 137,700–168,300
Teak plank 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 32,805–40,095
Mahogany plank 270–330 (noted) Rare 565,650–691,350
Blurberry special 1 Uncommon 1,792
Vecna skull 1 Very rare * 348,450
Hazelmere's signet ring 1 Very rare * 18,309,594
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.