|This article is about the the standard variant; for the variant encountered while Dungeoneering, see Hill giant (Daemonheim).|
|Release date||4 January 2001 (Update)|
|XP per kill||113.5 (and 37.4 experience)|
|Always drops||Big bones|
|Examine text||A very large foe.|
|Assigned by||Mazchna or Achtryn, Vannaka|
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 129.
- Deep Wilderness Dungeon (m)
- Edgeville Dungeon (28)
- South-west of Tree Gnome Stronghold (6) (m)
- Lava Maze, Level 43 Wilderness
- North of the Observatory, just south of Ourania Cave (6) (m)
- Taverley Dungeon (5), past the Magic axes and Poison Scorpions (m)
- Tree Gnome Village (2) (m)
- Wilderness Level 17 and 18 (2), southeast of Bone Yard, near the Black salamander Hunter area
- Edgeville Dungeon resource dungeon (28), level 20 Dungeoneering required
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.
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Big bones 1 Always 527
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 70,228 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
- Please add to the log (only if 50 or more creatures killed).
Weapons and armourEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Iron arrow 3 Common 21 Iron dagger 1 Common 29 Iron full helm 1 Common 42 Steel arrow 10–15 Uncommon 120–180 Iron kiteshield 1 Common 56 Steel longsword 1 Uncommon 104 Iron 2h sword 1 Uncommon 51 Mithril arrow 3 Rare 63 Steel dagger 1 Common 28 Steel platebody 1 Uncommon 1,122 Adamant arrow 1–5 Very rare 51–255
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Water rune 7 Common 133 Fire rune 15 Common 315 Cosmic rune 2 Common 502 Law rune 2–3 Uncommon 646–969 Nature rune 6 Uncommon 1,596 Mind rune 3 Common 12 Death rune 2 Rare 190 Chaos rune 2 Rare 84
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Grimy guam 1 Common 540 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 61 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 60 Grimy ranarr (m) 1 Rare 1,980 Grimy harralander (m) 1 Rare 191 Grimy irit (m) 1 Rare 2,963 Grimy avantoe (m) 1 Rare 4,863 Grimy kwuarm (m) 1 Rare 2,705 Grimy dwarf weed (m) 1 Rare 12,264 Grimy cadantine (m) 1 Very rare 3,301 Grimy lantadyme (m) 1 Very rare 10,566
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Tomato seed 1–3 Common 3–9 Jute seed 1–3 Uncommon 4–12 Potato seed 1–4 Common 5–20 Onion seed 4, 8 Common 16–32 Strawberry seed 2 Common 1,060 Cabbage seed 4 Common 36 Hammerstone seed 2–3 Uncommon 12–18 Limpwurt seed 1 Rare 751 Sweetcorn seed 3 Rare 18 Lantadyme seed 1 Uncommon 44,123 Watermelon seed 2 Very rare 5,952 Asgarnian seed 3 Uncommon 6
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 8, 15, 38, 52, 88, 310, 350–493 Common Not sold Limpwurt root 1 Common 1,075 Beer 1 Common 227 Court summons (m) 1 Uncommon Not sold Body talisman 1 Uncommon 177 Long bone (m) 1 Rare Not sold Shoulder bone (m) 1 Rare Not sold Spin ticket 1 Rare Not sold Starved ancient effigy (m) 1 Rare Not sold Champion scroll (giant) (m) 1 Very rare Not sold Curved bone (m) 1 Very rare Not sold Steel bar 1 Rare 993
Rare drop table dropsEdit
- This monster has access to the rare drop table.
The ring of wealth improves the chances when equipped but is not required to access the table.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 250 – 450, 3,000, 9,000, 10,000, 12,000 Common Not sold Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,674 Uncut emerald 1 Common 3,238 Uncut ruby 1 Common 4,426 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 8,413 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 24,360 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 38,813 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 16,873 Dragonstone 1 Rare 10,294 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,751 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,154 Rune javelin 5 Rare 890 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,060 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,745 Rune spear 1 Very rare 10,935 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,549 Dragon dagger 50 (noted) Very rare 837,550 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,326 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,114 Shield left half 1 Very rare 66,610 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 59,686 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 13,400 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,279,050 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 Rare 22,350–74,500 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,511,800 Air orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 3,651,000 Fire orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 3,131,000 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 90,518 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 9,924 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 16,250–22,750 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 79,600–111,440 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 99 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 119 Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) Uncommon 10,500–315,000 Nature rune 20–80 Rare 5,320–21,280 Soul rune 20 Rare 2,500 Law rune 45 Rare 14,535 Death rune 50, 121 Rare 4,750–11,495 Blood rune 50 Rare 12,250 Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) Uncommon 37,625–301,000 Raw shark 250–500 (noted) Uncommon 424,000–848,000 Big bones 150–500 (noted) Uncommon 79,050–263,500 Coal 150–7,500 (noted) Uncommon 24,600–1,230,000 Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) Uncommon 467,100–2,491,200 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 10,900 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,030,000 Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) Rare 3,808,000–26,656,000 Rune bar 1, 50, 150 (noted) Rare 13,042–1,956,300 Clean ranarr 33 (noted) Uncommon 66,297 Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) Uncommon 109,525–1,095,250 Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) Uncommon 136,530–546,120 Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) Uncommon 61,100–611,000 Saradomin brew (4) 250 (noted) Very rare 53,500 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 8,928 Yew seed 1–50 Rare 74,111–3,705,550 Magic seed 1–7 Rare 165,336–1,157,352 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,478,890 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 2,500 Torstol seed 1–31 Rare 20,066–622,046 Fellstalk seed 2 Rare 1,184 Yew logs 100–20,000 (noted) Rare 48,500–9,700,000 Crystal triskelion fragment 1 1 Very rare Not sold Crystal triskelion fragment 2 1 Very rare Not sold Crystal triskelion fragment 3 1 Very rare Not sold
For F2P players, hill giants can be a great way to make money, as they always drop Big bones, which bring in 527 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.
- 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.