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A Hill Giant is a type of giant found in several locations around RuneScape, most highly concentrated in the far southern end of the Edgeville Dungeon and in the resource dungeon therein (there is a safe point for archers and mages in the northwest corner). These dungeons may be accessed through the entrance located in the house north-east of Gunnarsgrunn and west of the Cooking Guild if the player has a brass Key. The Edgeville Dungeon area is usually very crowded in free-to-play worlds, as players like to gather big bones and either bury them for Prayer experience or sell them at the Grand Exchange or to other players. Members worlds usually are much less crowded due to the better money making options for members. There are two Hill Giants present in level 17-18 Wilderness; however, very few people go there because of the dangerous player killers in the area and its far distance from any bank. (The closest bank for most Hill Giants in the Wilderness is at Daemonheim.) They are aggressive to players below combat lvl 89.

If Cyclopes are given as a Slayer assignment, players may NOT kill Hill Giants for the task. The reverse isn't possible either.

Hill Giants can hit up to 192 damage, and they only attack with Melee. They have very low Defence which makes them great for experience from level 30 to level 50.

LocationsEdit

Free-to-playEdit

MembersEdit

Champions' ChallengeEdit

Hill Giants are one of the 'races' who have a lesser champion in the Champions' Challenge Distraction & Diversion. To fight the Giant Champion, the player must kill Hill Giants until one drops a Champion's scroll, a very rare drop. The Distraction & Diversion just uses the term 'giant', but the only type of giant that drops the scroll is the Hill Giant. This is only for members.

DropsEdit

100% dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Big bonesBig bones1Always335

Charms(m)Edit

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
83–84%14–15%0.9–1%1%0.1–0.2%
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 84,807 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Weapons and armourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Iron arrow 5Iron arrow3Common51
Iron daggerIron dagger1Common378
Iron full helmIron full helm1Common63
Steel arrow 5Steel arrow10–15Uncommon150–225
Iron kiteshieldIron kiteshield1Common744
Steel longswordSteel longsword1Uncommon1,500
Iron 2h swordIron 2h sword1Uncommon772
Mithril arrow 5Mithril arrow3Rare66
Steel daggerSteel dagger1Common859
Steel platebodySteel platebody1Uncommon2,992
Adamant arrow 5Adamant arrow1–5Very rare50–250

RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Water runeWater rune7Common126
Fire runeFire rune15Common1,080
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Common830
Nature runeNature rune6Uncommon2,394
Mind runeMind rune3Common45
Death runeDeath rune2Rare338
Chaos runeChaos rune2Rare148

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common99
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common118
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common33
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(m)1Rare2,660
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander(m)1Rare74
Grimy iritGrimy irit(m)1Rare3,504
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(m)1Rare3,753
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(m)1Rare6,125
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(m)1Rare4,409
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(m)1Very rare6,170
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(m)1Very rare4,660

Seeds(m)Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed1–3Common2–6
Jute seed 5Jute seed1–3Uncommon4–12
Potato seed 5Potato seed1–4Common11–44
Onion seed 5Onion seed4; 8Common12–24
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed2Common182
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed4Common40
Hammerstone seed 5Hammerstone seed2–3Uncommon10–15
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Rare632
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed3Rare36
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed1Uncommon1,018
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed2Very rare1,120
Asgarnian seed 5Asgarnian seed3Uncommon12
Krandorian seed 5Krandorian seed2Rare12

Other dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 250Coins8; 15; 38; 52; 88; 310; 350–493Common8–493
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root1Common1,254
BeerBeer1Common426
Court summonsCourt summons(m)1UncommonNot sold
Body talismanBody talisman1Uncommon326
Long boneLong bone(m)1RareNot sold
Shoulder boneShoulder bone(m)1Rare[1]Not sold
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire(m)1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald(m)1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby(m)1RareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy(m)1RareNot sold
Giant Champion's scrollGiant Champion's scroll(m)1Very rareNot sold
Curved boneCurved bone(m)1Very rareNot sold
Steel barSteel bar1Rare1,023
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Rare1,141
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Rare2,099
  1. ^ Dropped during Fur 'n' Seek/Wish list.

Rare drop table dropsEdit

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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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common1,141
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,099
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common3,664
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,812
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare216,540–264,660
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common17,525
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common28,477
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon14,212
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare639,540–781,660
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common56,909
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,682
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,266,840–1,548,360
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare965
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,116
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare556,740–927,900
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,545
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,132
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common20,792–25,208
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,062,990–1,299,210
Vecna skullVecna skull1Rare76,528
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,377
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare875
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare503,295–634,926
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare163,670–206,476
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare60,325–84,455
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common13,770–16,830
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon261,225–319,275
Big bonesBig bones76–90 (noted)Uncommon25,460–30,150
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare342,360–418,440
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon36,400–200,200
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common12,780–15,620
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon197,100–240,900
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common41,314–47,216
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare398,385–486,915
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,004,220–1,227,380
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common42,393
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare635,895–777,205
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon507,780–620,620
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon357,930–437,470
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon274,635–335,665
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon154,710–189,090
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon14,252–16,288
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon14,742–16,848
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon313,008
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,325,490
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common5,850–7,150
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common13,230–16,170
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon197,100–240,900
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon12,580–15,170
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare124,875–152,625
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon43,245–52,855
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare683,370–835,230
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

Money makingEdit

For F2P players, Hill Giants can be a great way to make money, as they always drop big bones, which bring in 335 coins each at the GE. They also frequently drop limpwurt roots. The close proximity to the Grand Exchange coupled with their low combat level makes them a great way to earn coins and gain combat experience. The major and most noticeable drawback to money making with Hill Giants, however is that the Edgeville Dungeon is usually very crowded.

In order to save weight whilst training on these giants, only equip dragonhide armour; if you are at least level 65, you will not get hit frequently. This will reduce your weight, thereby allowing you to run further. Only equip a rune scimitar or rune 2h. This will save one inventory spot for big bones or limpwurt roots for strength potion brewing. You no longer have to leave a spot for coins, due to the money pouch update; thus, at least 20 spots should be reserved for big bones and the rest could be roots as they are very popular and are worth more than big bones. 

TriviaEdit

  • They were once just called 'Giants', but this was later changed by Jagex to avoid confusion between other giants.
  • There are 5 safe spots which can be used for killing Hill Giants in the Edgeville Dungeon, thus it is a popular place for players to train Ranged and Magic.
  • Despite being called "Hill Giants", the majority of the giants are found in dungeons. The reason for the naming was revealed in a Postbag from the Hedge; they are called "Hill Giants" because their muscles on their arms resemble hills.

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