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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.


Crawling hand (item) detail

A crawling hand.

Crawling hands also appear within Daemonheim. For more information see Crawling hand (Daemonheim).


100% dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price


No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 64,598 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Leather glovesLeather gloves1Common129
Gloves (grey)Gloves (grey)(m)1Common195
Gloves (yellow)Gloves (yellow)(m)1Uncommon525
Gloves (red)Gloves (red)(m)1Uncommon263
Gloves (teal)Gloves (teal)(m)1Uncommon183
Gloves (purple)Gloves (purple)(m)1Uncommon174
Gold ringGold ring1Uncommon572
Sapphire ringSapphire ring1Uncommon1,153
Emerald ringEmerald ring1Uncommon2,068
Ruby ringRuby ring1Uncommon1,741
Coins 250Coins4; 5; 8; 50; 312; 442; 472Common4–472
Rare drop tableRare drop table1Very rareNot sold

Tertiary dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Hand boneHand bone1Uncommon[1]Not sold
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Crawling hand (item)Crawling hand (item)1Very rareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold

Rare drop table dropsEdit

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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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 250Coins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common884
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,119
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,851
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,585
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare161,325–197,175
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common17,175
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common20,645
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,683
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare525,735–642,565
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,672
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,005
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,092,960–1,335,840
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare890
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,585
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare563,775–939,625
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare65,160
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,593
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common26,781–32,469
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,059,750–1,295,250
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,461
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,432
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare408,265–515,042
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare115,440–145,632
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare38,050–53,270
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common30,780–37,620
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon269,100–328,900
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon14,544–18,180
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare328,140–401,060
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon27,800–152,900
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common15,120–18,480
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon214,560–262,240
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common39,424–45,056
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare380,160–464,640
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,077,120–1,316,480
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common42,060
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare630,900–771,100
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon340,740–416,460
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon182,970–223,630
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon186,435–227,865
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon162,855–199,045
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon9,044–10,336
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon9,772–11,168
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon428,304
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,067,860
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common16,650–20,350
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common14,265–17,435
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon213,300–260,700
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,192–15,908
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare130,950–160,050
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon33,750–41,250
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare388,530–474,870
Blurberry specialBlurberry special1Uncommon2,492
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*268,789
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,885,212,297
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1Crystal triskelion fragment 11Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2Crystal triskelion fragment 21Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3Crystal triskelion fragment 31Very rareNot sold
  1. ^ Only while doing the Fur 'n' Seek wish list.

Universal dropsEdit

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot sold
Mimic kill tokenMimic kill token1Very rare40,774


Crawlinghands at the GE

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 Legend of Zelda series or Thing from 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 Evil Dead 2, which he severs with a chainsaw, after which it 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.