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This article is about the the standard variant; for the variant encountered while Dungeoneering, see Hill giant (Daemonheim).
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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

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 market price
Big bonesBig bones1Always364

Charms(m)Edit

Charm drop numbers
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 83,169 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Weapons and armourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Iron arrow 5Iron arrow3Common18
Iron daggerIron dagger1Common19
Iron full helmIron full helm1Common19
Steel arrow 5Steel arrow10–15Uncommon120–180
Iron kiteshieldIron kiteshield1Common39
Steel longswordSteel longsword1Uncommon112
Iron 2h swordIron 2h sword1Uncommon48
Mithril arrow 5Mithril arrow3Rare60
Steel daggerSteel dagger1Common32
Steel platebodySteel platebody1Uncommon1,729
Adamant arrow 5Adamant arrow1–5Very rare48–240

RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Water runeWater rune7Common126
Fire runeFire rune15Common780
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Common412
Nature runeNature rune6Uncommon1,584
Mind runeMind rune3Common60
Death runeDeath rune2Rare594
Chaos runeChaos rune2Rare108

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common299
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common137
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common38
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(m)1Rare2,327
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander(m)1Rare98
Grimy iritGrimy irit(m)1Rare1,992
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(m)1Rare3,968
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(m)1Rare5,205
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(m)1Rare6,379
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(m)1Very rare4,084
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(m)1Very rare5,909

Seeds(m)Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed1–3Common3–9
Jute seed 5Jute seed1–3Uncommon4–12
Potato seed 5Potato seed1–4Common13–52
Onion seed 5Onion seed4; 8Common24–48
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed2Common556
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed4Common40
Hammerstone seed 5Hammerstone seed2–3Uncommon6–9
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Rare706
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed3Rare30
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed1Uncommon6,031
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed2Very rare2,788
Asgarnian seed 5Asgarnian seed3Uncommon6
Krandorian seed 5Krandorian seed2Rare8

Other dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250Coins8; 15; 38; 52; 88; 310; 350–493CommonNot sold
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root1Common979
BeerBeer1Common300
Court summonsCourt summons(m)1UncommonNot sold
Body talismanBody talisman1Uncommon181
Long boneLong bone(m)1RareNot sold
Shoulder boneShoulder bone(m)1Rare[1]Not sold
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy(m)1RareNot sold
Champion's scroll (giant)Champion's scroll (giant)(m)1Very rareNot sold
Curved boneCurved bone(m)1Very rareNot sold
Steel barSteel bar1Rare800
  1. ^ Dropped during Fur 'n' Seek/Wish list.

Rare drop table dropsEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
The ring of wealth is not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000CommonNot sold
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common682
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,496
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,300
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,910
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare175,950–215,050
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon15,049
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon33,207
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,516
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare563,220–688,380
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,417
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon35,752
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,279,980–1,564,420
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare890
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,804
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare567,060–945,100
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,415
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,712
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common24,860–30,140
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,132,245–1,383,855
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon40,543
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon951
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon281
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare748,215–943,902
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare192,530–242,884
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare71,150–99,610
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon31,590–38,610
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon184,275–225,225
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon28,756–32,760
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon305,100–372,900
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon73,600–404,800
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common14,580–17,820
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon220,320–269,280
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common38,535
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare346,815–423,885
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare930,240–1,136,960
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,450
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare636,750–778,250
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon431,550–527,450
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon375,300–458,700
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon161,280–197,120
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon122,670–149,930
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon84,434–96,496
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon138,138–157,872
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon417,300
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,506,190
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common11,250–13,750
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common6,840–8,360
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon85,500–104,500
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon17,136–20,664
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare170,100–207,900
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon29,160–35,640
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare579,420–708,180
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1RareNot 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 market 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 364 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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