Crawling hand

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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.

Players should use a Mask of Broken Fingers (or its helm variant Helm of the Dead Hand) to kill these, especially when on a slayer assignment, to take advantage of its benefits.

The crawling hands in the Burthorpe Slayer Cave are one of the few types of monsters that drop gold charms in free-to-play.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

The last Crawling hand I killed I found fire spells took them down effectively.

Crawling hands are undead severed hands; fast and dexterous, they claw their victims. They can be found in the Slayer Tower, north-east of the entrance to Morytania.

Turael
The last Crawling hand I killed I found fire spells took them down effectively.

Crawling hands are undead severed hands; fast and dexterous they claw their victims. Massacre these unnatural creations at the Slayer Tower near Canifis.

Chaeldar

Drops[edit | edit source]

Drop rates estimated based on 29,577 kills from the Drop Log Project, unless otherwise cited.

The average Crawling hand kill is worth 482 coins.

100% drop[edit | edit source]

Charms[edit | edit source]

Nothing
1Gold charm.png
1Green charm.png
1Crimson charm.png
1Blue charm.png
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 65,045 kills.
1 item is dropped at a time.
Add data to the log (requires JavaScript).

Main drop[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Drop rate is higher in free-to-play

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Only while doing the Fur 'n' Seek wish list.

Rare drop table[edit | edit source]

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items are not required to access the table, but they will increase the chance of accessing the rare drop table and may also improve the loot received from it.
Rare drop table.png Rare drop table:
Rare drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Coins_250.png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 250-500Coins250–500Common250-500High Level Alchemy icon.png250-500
Coins_25.png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 50Coins50Common[d 1]50High Level Alchemy icon.png50
Uncut sapphire.png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphire1Common54615
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emerald1Common27230
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut ruby1Common30660
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamond1Common733120
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare32,985-40,3155,400-6,600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)1Uncommon5,227600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut dragonstone (m)45–55 (noted)Rare235,215-287,48527,000-33,000
Loop half of a key.png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Loop half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Loop half of a key (m)1Common11,6841
Tooth half of a key.png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Tooth half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Tooth half of a key (m)1Common11,8821
Crystal triskelion fragment 1.png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Crystal triskelion fragment 1 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 1 (m)1Very rare[d 2]Not soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 2.png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Crystal triskelion fragment 2 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 2 (m)1Very rare[d 2]Not soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 3.png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Crystal triskelion fragment 3 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 3 (m)1Very rare[d 2]Not soldNot alchemisable
Dragon longsword.png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)1Common57,29060,000
Off-hand dragon longsword.png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Off-hand dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Off-hand dragon longsword (m)1Common57,39560,000
Dragon spear.png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)1Rare35,75237,440
Battlestaff.png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)180–220 (noted)Rare698,040-853,160756,000-924,000
Rune javelin.png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelin5Rare9401,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvage1Uncommon38,51740,000
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Rare in quantity 18-22 (noted)Huge plated rune salvage18–22 (noted)Rare693,306-847,374720,000-880,000
Shield left half.png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)1Rare69,44566,000
Dragon helm.png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)1Uncommon58,25360,000
Rune arrowheads.png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheads113–137Common19,097-23,153678-822
Onyx bolts.png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)135–165Very rare924,075-1,129,4251,104,165-1,349,535
Water talisman.png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Water talisman68–82 (noted)Rare31,416-37,884136-164
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Earth talisman68–82 (noted)Rare12,172-14,678136-164
Raw lobster.png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobster135–165 (noted)Common45,765-55,93522,950-28,050
Raw shark.png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 225-275 (noted)Raw shark (m)225–275 (noted)Uncommon161,325-197,17540,500-49,500
Big bones.png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon17,952-21,64868-82
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare404,280-494,120180-220
Drakolith stone spirit.png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Drakolith stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-35Drakolith stone spirit25–35Uncommon3,475-4,865Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Necrite stone spirit2Common498Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-30Phasmatite stone spirit25–30Uncommon6,875-8,250Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Phasmatite stone spirit2Common550Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-30Necrite stone spirit25–30Rare6,225-7,470Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spirit3Common4,209Not alchemisable
Orichalcite stone spirit.png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Orichalcite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-35Orichalcite stone spirit25–35Rare4,350-6,090Not alchemisable
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)14–16Uncommon5,180-5,920532-608
Dwarf weed seed.png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)14–16Uncommon18,718-21,392532-608
Magic seed.png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)4Uncommon177,9401,012
Palm tree seed.png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)10Rare35,5901,520
Grimy torstol.png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)90–110 (noted)Uncommon974,250-1,190,75090-110
Grimy snapdragon.png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)90–110 (noted)Uncommon99,630-121,77090-110
Super restore (4).png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Super restore (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Super restore (4) (m)45–55 (noted)Uncommon121,275-148,2258,100-9,900
Prayer potion (4).png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Prayer potion (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon426,015-520,6855,130-6,270
Flax.png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)Flax450–550 (noted)Common41,400-50,6001,350-1,650
Molten glass.png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Molten glass with rarity Common in quantity 45-55 (noted)Molten glass (m)45–55 (noted)Common31,770-38,83045-55
Soft clay.png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon336,600-411,400450-550
Yew logs.png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon19,720-23,7806,528-7,872
Yew logs.png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logs675–825 (noted)Rare195,750-239,25064,800-79,200
Teak plank.png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Teak plank with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Teak plank (m)45–55 (noted)Uncommon18,540-22,66013,500-16,500
Mahogany plank.png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Mahogany plank with rarity Rare in quantity 270-330 (noted)Mahogany plank (m)270–330 (noted)Rare428,220-523,380243,000-297,000
Brawling gloves (Melee).png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Brawling gloves (Melee) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Melee) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Magic).png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Brawling gloves (Magic) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Magic) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Ranged).png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Brawling gloves (Ranged) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Ranged) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Agility).png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Brawling gloves (Agility) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Agility) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Cooking).png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Brawling gloves (Cooking) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Cooking) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (FM).png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Brawling gloves (FM) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (FM) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Fishing).png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Brawling gloves (Fishing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Fishing) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Hunter).png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Brawling gloves (Hunter) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Hunter) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Mining).png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Brawling gloves (Mining) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Mining) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Prayer).png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Brawling gloves (Prayer) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Prayer) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Smithing).png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Brawling gloves (Smithing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Smithing) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (Thieving).png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Brawling gloves (Thieving) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Thieving) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Brawling gloves (WC).png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Brawling gloves (WC) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (WC) (m)1Very rare30,000High Level Alchemy icon.png30,000
Vecna skull.png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Vecna skull with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Vecna skull (m)1Very rare[d 3][d 4]311,6196,000
Cheese+tom batta.png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Cheese+tom batta with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Cheese+tom batta (m)1Very rare[d 5]5581
Blurberry Special.png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Blurberry Special with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blurberry Special (m)1Very rare[d 6]18,95318
Hazelmere's signet ring.png: RS3 Crawling hand drops Hazelmere's signet ring with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Hazelmere's signet ring (m)1Very rare[d 7]2,147,483,465300,000
  1. ^ Replaces members' only drops in free-to-play.
  2. ^ a b c Triskelion fragments are dropped in order.
  3. ^ a b Jagex. Mod Timbo's Twitter account. 19 January 2018. (Archived from the original on 22 January 2019.) Mod Timbo: "1/1280 if you hit the RDT, requires T4 luck to be worn in order to get a hold of it. Of course there are tons of different ways to access the RDT so it changes massively depending on what you're fighting, what you're wearing etc."
  4. ^ Vecna skull requires tier 4 luck. Chance is 1/1280 per roll of the rare drop table with the tier 4 luck requirement.[d 3]
  5. ^ Cheese+tom batta indicates a roll for Hazelmere's signet ring without tier 4 luck.
  6. ^ Blurberry Special indicates a failed 1/10 roll for Hazelmere's signet ring with tier 4 luck.
  7. ^ Hazelmere's signet ring requires tier 4 luck. Rarer than the vecna skull.

Universal drops[edit | edit source]

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These items are dropped alongside main drops.

Graphical updates[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included - see here for how to help out!
  • ninja 26 October 2020 (Update):
    • Monsters with multiple variants will now consistently spawn as those variants when newly placed in the Personal Slayer Dungeon.
      • This includes crawling hands.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

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 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.

References[edit | edit source]