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For the variant encountered in Daemonheim, see Fire giant (Dungeoneering).
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Fire giants are the second strongest giants in RuneScape and they are well known for their combat and Slayer experience and gold charm drop rate. Like all giants, they have high life points but low defence for their combat level.

LocationsEdit

Waterfall DungeonEdit

The Waterfall Dungeon requires the player to complete a large portion of the Waterfall Quest to access the area. After the quest, Glarial's amulet and a rope will always be needed to enter the dungeon, reducing the player's inventory space, however a Hoardstalker ring could be used for faster travel, as well as saving one inventory space. The dungeon contains two rooms with many fire giant spawns, and it is rather cramped for better training.

Waterfall Dungeon resource dungeonEdit

The Baxtorian Falls resource dungeon, located within the Waterfall Dungeon, contains 15 fire giants and requires level 35 Dungeoneering to enter. As it is inside the Waterfall Dungeon, the player must have done the appropriate parts of Waterfall Quest, as well as have Glarial's amulet, and a rope. Alternatively, a hoardstalker ring can be used to teleport directly there. Because of the higher requirements, this dungeon tends to be less crowded than the outer area of the Waterfall Dungeon. Unlike the Chaos Tunnels, a cannon can be set up in this area, allowing a very fast kill rate. The resource dungeon is more spacious than the outer Waterfall Dungeon.

Chaos TunnelsEdit

Chaos Tunnels map

Fire giants can be found in three rooms inside the Chaos Tunnels. They are more convenient to get to than the giants in the waterfall.

While the tunnels do not have the effect of being in the Wilderness, all but the most remote entrance to the tunnels are located within the Wilderness, so players must choose to either risk player killers or take a very long walk. The non-wilderness route, safe from player killers, is located under the statue just south of the sawmill in Varrock, leading through the Dagon'hai area and most of the chaos tunnels. Completion of What Lies Below is required to use this route and completion of the Hunt for Surok subquest is useful, allowing all portals in the tunnels to be usable. The various recommended rooms located in the tunnels are as follows:

  • The first room of fire giants is just west of the Giant rock crabs room. The rock crabs are accessible directly via the rift entrance northeast of Edgeville marked #2 on the Chaos Tunnels map. Using the west portal in this room will take the player to the fire giants area.
  • The second room containing fire giants is just south of the room that contains Moss giants to the north-west rift entrance marked #4 on the Chaos Tunnels map. These fire giants are actually fairly remote, requiring a decent walk from any entrance which easily results in players getting lost. The shortest routes to this room actually go through the other rooms with other fire giants anyway, so this room is usually only used as an overflow room. Bank runs from here are cumbersome, so players slaying here will likely want to consider only picking up abbreviated drops.
  • The third room of fire giants is east from the Dust devils on rift entrance marked #1 on the Chaos Tunnels map. These fire giants are also remote and barely used at times. Protect from melee or Deflect melee is highly advised as there are several Mummies that can hit very high on the way. The fire giants here are much more cramped then the other two rooms meaning it is possible to train here quickly without moving around. It is highly recommended to use Dust devil protection in case you accidentally attack one on the way. Otherwise use entrance marked #4, run south past the fire giants to the Zamorak group to the Giant rock crabs and use the southernmost portal in the crab room to end up in the fire giants. Bank runs are cumbersome unless you are on Ancient Magicks.

Smoke DungeonEdit

The Smoke Dungeon from the Desert Treasure quest has a number of fire giants, and is usually empty of players. There are 4 fire giants located in the large central chamber at the corners of the room, along with others scattered throughout the dungeon. Players accessing the dungeon through the passage from Pollnivneach Slayer Dungeon will find two clusters of them to the north. This Dungeon requires the player to wear either a face mask, Gas mask, Masked earmuffs, or slayer helm. Without a mask item the player's health will drop very quickly due to smoke inhalation; an environmental hazard present within the dungeon which rapidly hits for around 200 life points. The smoke itself cannot kill, but it can lower life points enough to make entering combat risky.

Brimhaven DungeonEdit

There are a number of fire giants in the Brimhaven Dungeon, which requires a toll of 875gp per trip (exempt from toll if a player has ever acquired the Karamja Gloves 3) to access. These giants are now a good option for both training and slayer, as the wild dogs are unaggressive to players who are over combat level 71. Using the Brimhaven Dungeon can be a convenient method of banking the drops of the fire giants: Teleport to Ardougne or Ardougne cape, House Teleport (Chipped) or boat from the Ardougne docks, repeat. The easiest way to get there would be by using the Karamja lodestone, which is just east of the dungeon.

Deep Wilderness DungeonEdit

The Deep Wilderness Dungeon, slightly southeast of the Wilderness agility course, contains 6 fire giants at the very end of the dungeon. Remember that this location is extremely dangerous as you are still in high-level Wilderness and may be killed by players at any time.

If the player is killing fire giants for a Slayer assignment at this location then they can gain 20% additional Slayer experience by equipping a demonic skull. They can gain another 20% extra experience per kill if they accept a special slayer contract from Erskine while assigned fire giants as a Slayer task. These experience bonuses stack, meaning the player may gain 40% extra Slayer experience. Completing a special slayer contract rewards the player with a choice of coins or combat experience.

StrategiesEdit

Fire giants use Ranged and melee attacks to fight, and have no special abilities or attacks. Their Smoke Dungeon habitat, however, deals rapid damage to unprotected players, so players wishing to kill them there should wear protective face gear; a face mask, masked earmuffs, or any slayer helm variant. Any of these will block the environmental damage.

Fire giants are weak to slash weapons. This means the most effective weapons to use on them are dual-wielded drygore longswords, chaotic longswords, chaotic claws, or an abyssal vine whip with an enhanced excalibur. An Armadyl godsword in passive mode is also effective, as it boosts the player's attack and strength. Additionally, a dwarf multicannon can be used in the waterfall dungeon, waterfall resource dungeon, Brimhaven dungeon and deep wilderness dungeon locations, for faster kills.

For players who struggle to kill fire giants without losing a lot of health, there are several methods that can be used to heal without bringing food along. Fire giants have an uncommon drop of cooked lobsters, which heal up to 1200 life points at a time. The Regenerate ability can be used to heal while out of combat, at the cost of adrenaline; it is recommended to use this when at 100% adrenaline. The Vampyrism aura, scrimshaw or superior scrimshaw of Vampyrism, the off-hand enhanced excalibur sword, or the Soul Split ancient curse can all be used to heal as damage is dealt to the fire giants. Guthan's equipment is not recommended for use in the Smoke Dungeon, but can be used in all the other locations to heal life points. The Bones to Peaches spell can be used to turn the fire giants' 100% big bone drop into healing peaches, if unlocked from the Mage Training Arena, or a bunyip Summoning familiar can be used to heal over time.

If players choose to use Soul Split, they should forego the use of Bones to Peaches, and should instead use a combination of the bonecrusher and demon horn or split dragontooth necklace Dungeoneering rewards to automatically restore Prayer points as they kill fire giants.

Players who have bought the Herbicide Dungeoneering reward are recommended to bring it to fire giants, as they commonly drop low level herbs. Players may also find a gem bag useful, if they wish to collect the uncut gems that fire giants drop.

DropsEdit

100% dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Big bonesBig bones1Always368

CharmsEdit

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
31%55–56%7%5%1–2%
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 300,768 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Steel hatchetSteel hatchet1Common745
Mithril sq shieldMithril sq shield1Common1,611
Fire battlestaffFire battlestaff1Uncommon8,206
Rune arrow 5Rune arrow12Uncommon1,812
Rune scimitarRune scimitar1Rare14,736
Rune chainbodyRune chainbody1Rare28,731
Chaos runeChaos rune5Uncommon380
Blood runeBlood rune5; 10Uncommon2,590–5,180
Law runeLaw rune2; 4Uncommon516–1,032
Nature runeNature rune2Uncommon770
Fire runeFire rune20Rare1,780
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common131
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common197
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common32
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Common3,029
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Uncommon95
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon2,926
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon4,371
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon6,538
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare4,258
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Rare6,686
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare3,565
Coins 1000Coins15–3,000Common15–3,000
LobsterLobster1Uncommon90
Steel barSteel bar1Uncommon924
Strength potion (2)Strength potion (2)1Uncommon411
Rare drop tableRare drop table1RareNot sold

Tertiary dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Shoulder boneShoulder bone1Common[1]Not sold
Fire giant boneFire giant bone1Common[2]Not sold
Long boneLong bone1RareNot sold
Curved boneCurved bone1RareNot sold
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Court summonsCourt summons1Very rareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
Clue scroll (hard)Clue scroll (hard)1Very rareNot sold
  1. ^ Only obtainable during Fur 'n' Seek
  2. ^ Only obtainable during Rag and Bone Man

Rare drop tableEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
A ring of wealth, luck potion or collector's insignia 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 sapphire1Common1,004
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,129
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common3,141
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,758
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare214,110–261,690
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common19,042
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common25,091
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon13,539
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare609,255–744,645
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common56,887
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,544
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,242,000–1,518,000
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare940
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,396
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare560,940–934,900
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,862
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,613
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common22,374–27,126
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,045,575–1,277,925
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare72,324
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,406
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,197
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare500,500–631,400
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare146,965–185,402
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare49,075–68,705
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common14,040–17,160
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon252,900–309,100
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon26,496–33,120
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare304,020–371,580
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon35,400–194,700
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common12,780–15,620
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon212,580–259,820
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common39,214–44,816
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare378,135–462,165
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare995,580–1,216,820
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,493
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare622,395–760,705
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon443,520–542,080
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon477,900–584,100
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon278,325–340,175
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon171,450–209,550
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon10,262–11,728
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon8,232–9,408
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon381,548
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,521,650
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common4,500–5,500
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common10,620–12,980
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon147,600–180,400
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,056–15,744
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare129,600–158,400
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon40,275–49,225
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare663,390–810,810
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

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

  • Even though the TokKul-Zo is supposed to work against "TzHaar, Fire and Obsidian creatures", it has no effect on Fire Giants; as no charges are used. This may be due to the fact that the TokKul-Zo is designed for use against Lava creatures.
  • A hidden update on 9 July 2013 caused fire giants to no longer be aggressive. This was reverted on 9 February 2015, making them aggressive again.
  • These monsters create a very quiet rustling or hissing sound all the time, which gets louder as you get closer to the giant. According to the Audio Options interface, this is considered an ambient sound. It likely represents their internal fire, visible from above a giant's head.
  • These monsters were popular for training ranged prior to the Evolution of Combat, but have since lost popularity due to their new ability to retaliate with ranged attacks of their own.
  • Before the graphical updates, the Fire Giants' weapon was often thought to be a Dragon 2h sword. This was before Dragon 2hs were released in the game, so this similarity was noted by many players. One player even asked in the third Postbag from the Hedge:
Hi, I would like to ask the fire giant a question. Why is it that you have the only dragon two handed sword in the game, and you don't even drop it? Yours truly, Jabbaz
 
— Jabbaz [1]

The reply was:

If you had the only dragon two-handed sword in the game, would you drop it?
 
— Fire giant [1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Jagex. Postbag 3 - "Transcript:Barbarians, Tree Spirits, and an embarrassed Demon!", Letter 3, by Jabbaz. RuneScape Postbags from the Hedge.

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