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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 bones1Always405

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 80,829 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
Please add to the log.
(Only if 50 or more creatures are killed)

Weapons and armourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Iron arrow 5Iron arrow3Common18
Iron daggerIron dagger1Common22
Iron full helmIron full helm1Common13
Steel arrow 5Steel arrow10–15Uncommon130–195
Iron kiteshieldIron kiteshield1Common39
Steel longswordSteel longsword1Uncommon108
Iron 2h swordIron 2h sword1Uncommon40
Mithril arrow 5Mithril arrow3Rare66
Steel daggerSteel dagger1Common32
Steel platebodySteel platebody1Uncommon1,994
Adamant arrow 5Adamant arrow1–5Very rare49–245

RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Water runeWater rune7Common119
Fire runeFire rune15Common720
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Common480
Law runeLaw rune2–3Uncommon480–720
Nature runeNature rune6Uncommon1,092
Mind runeMind rune3Common51
Death runeDeath rune2Rare690
Chaos runeChaos rune2Rare88

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common335
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common173
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common35
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr (m)1Rare2,293
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander (m)1Rare82
Grimy iritGrimy irit (m)1Rare1,942
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe (m)1Rare3,946
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm (m)1Rare4,633
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed (m)1Rare6,466
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine (m)1Very rare3,494
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme (m)1Very rare6,088

Seeds(m)Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed1–3Common2–6
Jute seed 5Jute seed1–3Uncommon3–9
Potato seed 5Potato seed1–4Common7–28
Onion seed 5Onion seed4; 8Common12–24
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed2Common632
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed4Common36
Hammerstone seed 5Hammerstone seed2–3Uncommon6–9
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Rare829
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed3Rare18
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed1Uncommon9,579
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed2Very rare3,400
Asgarnian seed 5Asgarnian seed3Uncommon9
Krandorian seed 5Krandorian seed2Rare16

Other dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250Coins8; 15; 38; 52; 88; 310; 350–493CommonNot sold
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root1Common999
BeerBeer1Common316
Court summonsCourt summons (m)1UncommonNot sold
Body talismanBody talisman1Uncommon153
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 bar1Rare843
  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.
Show/hide rare drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000CommonNot sold
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common786
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,355
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,272
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,915
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare176,175–215,325
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon18,158
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon36,022
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,726
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare572,670–699,930
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,392
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon36,205
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,303,200–1,592,800
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare915
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon38,385
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare575,775–959,625
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,127
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,055
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common23,165–28,085
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,155,060–1,411,740
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon39,787
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon854
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon213
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare759,005–957,514
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare192,595–242,966
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare72,575–101,605
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon25,920–31,680
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon185,400–226,600
Big bonesBig bones80–90 (noted)Uncommon32,400–36,450
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon362,700–443,300
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon69,800–383,900
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common15,660–19,140
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon243,720–297,880
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common41,655
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare374,895–458,205
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare948,870–1,159,730
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,648
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare639,720–781,880
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon437,130–534,270
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon323,730–395,670
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon146,880–179,520
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon119,700–146,300
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon134,106–153,264
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon178,024–203,456
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon594,208
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,468,690
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common13,050–15,950
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common6,750–8,250
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon97,650–119,350
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon18,360–22,140
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare182,250–222,750
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon33,165–40,535
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare595,890–728,310
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 405 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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