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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 price
Big bonesBig bones1Always339

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

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Iron arrow 5Iron arrow3Common36
Iron daggerIron dagger1Common152
Iron full helmIron full helm1Common57
Steel arrow 5Steel arrow10–15Uncommon130–195
Iron kiteshieldIron kiteshield1Common466
Steel longswordSteel longsword1Uncommon1,307
Iron 2h swordIron 2h sword1Uncommon733
Mithril arrow 5Mithril arrow3Rare66
Steel daggerSteel dagger1Common339
Steel platebodySteel platebody1Uncommon2,074
Adamant arrow 5Adamant arrow1–5Very rare51–255

RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Water runeWater rune7Common91
Fire runeFire rune15Common1,215
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Common576
Nature runeNature rune6Uncommon2,250
Mind runeMind rune3Common45
Death runeDeath rune2Rare424
Chaos runeChaos rune2Rare128

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common156
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common150
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common38
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(m)1Rare2,350
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander(m)1Rare101
Grimy iritGrimy irit(m)1Rare2,019
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(m)1Rare2,487
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(m)1Rare4,344
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(m)1Rare2,854
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(m)1Very rare4,076
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(m)1Very rare3,175

Seeds(m)Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed1–3Common2–6
Jute seed 5Jute seed1–3Uncommon4–12
Potato seed 5Potato seed1–4Common8–32
Onion seed 5Onion seed4; 8Common20–40
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed2Common284
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed4Common40
Hammerstone seed 5Hammerstone seed2–3Uncommon8–12
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Rare508
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed3Rare30
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed1Uncommon1,313
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed2Very rare940
Asgarnian seed 5Asgarnian seed3Uncommon9
Krandorian seed 5Krandorian seed2Rare12

Other dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 250Coins8; 15; 38; 52; 88; 310; 350–493Common8–493
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root1Common1,143
BeerBeer1Common391
Court summonsCourt summons(m)1UncommonNot sold
Body talismanBody talisman1Uncommon298
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 bar1Rare944
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Rare957
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Rare1,681
  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 sapphire1Common957
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,681
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,932
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,775
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare169,875–207,625
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common15,400
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common28,301
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,735
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare573,075–700,425
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,687
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,744
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,246,500–1,523,500
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare1,205
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,707
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare565,605–942,675
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,921
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,674
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common17,402–21,098
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,084,455–1,325,445
Vecna skullVecna skull1Rare75,457
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,100
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare878
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare425,425–536,690
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare111,475–140,630
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare41,375–57,925
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common14,310–17,490
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon198,225–242,275
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon26,781–30,510
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare355,500–434,500
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon45,600–250,800
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common12,690–15,510
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon171,720–209,880
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common39,326–44,944
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare379,215–463,485
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare935,010–1,142,790
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common40,746
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare611,190–747,010
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon364,140–445,060
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon257,580–314,820
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon157,500–192,500
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon143,595–175,505
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon18,382–21,008
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon18,746–21,424
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon266,204
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare772,190
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common7,200–8,800
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common10,485–12,815
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon171,000–209,000
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,192–15,908
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare130,950–160,050
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon25,200–30,800
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare523,530–639,870
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 339 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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Drops itemBig bones +, Iron arrow +, Iron dagger +, Iron full helm +, Steel arrow +, Iron kiteshield +, Steel longsword +, Iron 2h sword +, Mithril arrow +, Steel dagger +, Steel platebody +, Adamant arrow +, Water rune +, Fire rune +, Cosmic rune +, Nature rune +, Mind rune +, Death rune +, Chaos rune +, Grimy guam +, Grimy marrentill +, Grimy tarromin +, Grimy ranarr +, Grimy harralander +, Grimy irit +, Grimy avantoe +, Grimy kwuarm +, Grimy dwarf weed +, Grimy cadantine +, Grimy lantadyme +, Tomato seed +, Jute seed +, Potato seed +, Onion seed +, Strawberry seed +, Cabbage seed +, Hammerstone seed +, Limpwurt seed +, Sweetcorn seed +, Lantadyme seed +, Watermelon seed +, Asgarnian seed +, Krandorian seed +, Coins +, Limpwurt root +, Beer +, Court summons +, Body talisman +, Long bone +, Shoulder bone +, Spirit sapphire +, Spirit emerald +, Spirit ruby +, Starved ancient effigy +, Giant Champion's scroll +, Curved bone +, Steel bar +, Uncut sapphire +, Uncut emerald + and Key token +
Drops item from RDTCoins +, Uncut sapphire +, Uncut emerald +, Uncut ruby +, Uncut diamond +, Loop half of a key +, Tooth half of a key +, Uncut dragonstone +, Dragon longsword +, Dragon spear +, Battlestaff +, Rune javelin +, Rune platebody +, Shield left half +, Dragon helm +, Rune arrowheads +, Onyx bolts +, Vecna skull +, Chaos talisman +, Nature talisman +, Water talisman +, Earth talisman +, Fire talisman +, Raw lobster +, Raw shark +, Big bones +, Dragon bones +, Coal +, Gold ore +, Adamantite ore +, Adamant bar +, Runite ore +, Rune bar +, Grimy torstol +, Grimy snapdragon +, Super restore (4) +, Prayer potion (4) +, Lantadyme seed +, Dwarf weed seed +, Magic seed +, Palm tree seed +, Flax +, Molten glass +, Soft clay +, Yew logs +, Teak plank +, Mahogany plank +, Brawling gloves (Melee) +, Brawling gloves (Magic) +, Brawling gloves (Ranged) +, Brawling gloves (Agility) +, Brawling gloves (Cooking) +, Brawling gloves (FM) +, Brawling gloves (Fishing) +, Brawling gloves (Hunter) +, Brawling gloves (Mining) +, Brawling gloves (Prayer) +, Brawling gloves (Smithing) +, Brawling gloves (Thieving) +, Brawling gloves (WC) +, Crystal triskelion fragment 1 +, Crystal triskelion fragment 2 + and Crystal triskelion fragment 3 +

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