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 190
Weapons and armour Edit
Rare drop table drops Edit
This monster has access to the rare drop table. A ring of wealth 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 922
Uncut emerald 1 Common 1,856
Uncut ruby 1 Common 3,310
Uncut diamond 1 Common 4,427
Uncut diamond 45–55 (noted) Rare 199,215–243,485
Loop half of a key 1 Common 15,505
Tooth half of a key 1 Common 23,565
Uncut dragonstone 1 Uncommon 13,041
Uncut dragonstone 45–55 (noted) Rare 586,845–717,255
Dragon longsword 1 Common 56,749
Dragon spear 1 Rare 34,570
Battlestaff 180–220 (noted) Rare 1,226,880–1,499,520
Rune javelin 5 Rare 955
Rune platebody 1 Uncommon 37,179
Rune platebody 15–25 (noted) Rare 557,685–929,475
Shield left half 1 Rare 62,930
Dragon helm 1 Uncommon 57,400
Rune arrowheads 113–137 Common 18,193–22,057
Onyx bolts 135–165 Very rare 1,102,680–1,347,720
Vecna skull 1 Very rare 73,982
Chaos talisman 1 Rare 968
Nature talisman 1 Rare 907
Water talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 431,470–544,316
Earth talisman 65–82 (noted) Rare 122,395–154,406
Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Rare 45,225–63,315
Raw lobster 135–165 (noted) Common 12,285–15,015
Raw shark 225–275 (noted) Uncommon 224,100–273,900
Big bones 72–90 (noted) Uncommon 26,784–33,480
Dragon bones 180–220 (noted) Rare 303,300–370,700
Coal 200–1,100 (noted) Uncommon 32,000–176,000
Gold ore 90–110 (noted) Common 11,340–13,860
Adamantite ore 180–220 (noted) Uncommon 166,680–203,720
Adamant bar 14–16 (noted) Common 35,826–40,944
Adamant bar 135–165 (noted) Rare 345,465–422,235
Runite ore 90–110 (noted) Rare 970,290–1,185,910
Rune bar 3 (noted) Common 41,550
Rune bar 45–55 (noted) Rare 623,250–761,750
Grimy torstol 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 504,000–616,000
Grimy snapdragon 90–110 (noted) Uncommon 399,960–488,840
Super restore (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 260,325–318,175
Prayer potion (4) 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 142,065–173,635
Lantadyme seed 14–16 Uncommon 13,314–15,216
Dwarf weed seed 14–16 Uncommon 13,118–14,992
Magic seed 4 Uncommon 380,480
Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,089,220
Flax 450–550 (noted) Common 4,050–4,950
Molten glass 45–55 (noted) Common 12,060–14,740
Soft clay 450–550 (noted) Uncommon 137,700–168,300
Yew logs 68–82 Uncommon 11,764–14,186
Yew logs 675–825 (noted) Rare 116,775–142,725
Teak plank 45–55 (noted) Uncommon 32,085–39,215
Mahogany plank 270–330 (noted) Rare 571,860–698,940
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.