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This article is about the slayer monster. For other uses, see Crawling hand (disambiguation).
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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.

LocationsEdit

Crawling hand (item) detail

A crawling hand.

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

DropsEdit

100% dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
BonesBones1Always187

CharmsEdit

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
89%9–10%0.6–0.7%0.6–0.7%0.1–0.2%
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 gloves1Common60
Gloves (grey)Gloves (grey)(m)1Common[1]232
Gloves (yellow)Gloves (yellow)(m)1Uncommon[1]440
Gloves (red)Gloves (red)(m)1Uncommon[1]400
Gloves (teal)Gloves (teal)(m)1Uncommon[1]159
Gloves (purple)Gloves (purple)(m)1Uncommon[1]175
Mystic gloves (dark)Mystic gloves (dark)(m)1Very rare[1]9,634
Gold ringGold ring1Uncommon395
Sapphire ringSapphire ring1Uncommon1,061
Emerald ringEmerald ring1Uncommon1,684
Ruby ringRuby ring1Uncommon2,000
Coins 250Coins4; 5; 8; 50; 312; 442; 472Common4–472
AshesAshes1Uncommon155
Rare drop tableRare drop table1Very rareNot sold

Tertiary dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Hand boneHand bone1Uncommon[2]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 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common963
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,133
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,680
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,009
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare180,405–220,495
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common19,989
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common23,393
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,699
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare526,455–643,445
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common56,122
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare38,230
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,234,080–1,508,320
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare900
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,151
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare557,265–928,775
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,949
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,897
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common21,583–26,167
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,051,110–1,284,690
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,651
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,025
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare351,455–443,374
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare116,415–146,862
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare36,475–51,065
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common14,850–18,150
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon236,025–288,475
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon26,424–33,030
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare302,760–370,040
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon35,400–194,700
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common13,230–16,170
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon230,580–281,820
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common44,156–50,464
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare425,790–520,410
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare979,470–1,197,130
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,796
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare626,940–766,260
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon373,140–456,060
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon297,450–363,550
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon256,905–313,995
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon218,295–266,805
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon30,310–34,640
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon27,440–31,360
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon405,544
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,853,160
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common5,400–6,600
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common16,380–20,020
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon176,400–215,600
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon14,008–16,892
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare139,050–169,950
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon36,090–44,110
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare595,890–728,310
Blurberry specialBlurberry special1Uncommon1,792
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*64,516
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*15,689,056
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. ^ a b c d e f Not dropped in F2p servers
  2. ^ 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

TriviaEdit

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 of the crawling hand might also be a reference to 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.
  • 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.

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