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For the variant encountered in Daemonheim, see Hill giant (Dungeoneering).
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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 bones1Always351

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 84,967 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Weapons and armourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Iron arrow 5Iron arrow3Common72
Iron daggerIron dagger1Common322
Iron full helmIron full helm1Common139
Steel arrow 5Steel arrow10–15Uncommon160–240
Iron kiteshieldIron kiteshield1Common606
Steel longswordSteel longsword1Uncommon1,275
Iron 2h swordIron 2h sword1Uncommon602
Mithril arrow 5Mithril arrow3Rare63
Steel daggerSteel dagger1Common657
Steel platebodySteel platebody1Uncommon2,095
Adamant arrow 5Adamant arrow1–5Very rare50–250

RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Water runeWater rune7Common105
Fire runeFire rune15Common1,110
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Common634
Nature runeNature rune6Uncommon2,130
Mind runeMind rune3Common63
Death runeDeath rune2Rare388
Chaos runeChaos rune2Rare152

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common102
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common129
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common37
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(m)1Rare2,444
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander(m)1Rare84
Grimy iritGrimy irit(m)1Rare2,883
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(m)1Rare2,603
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(m)1Rare5,417
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(m)1Rare3,278
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(m)1Very rare4,677
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(m)1Very rare3,435

Seeds(m)Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed1–3Common10–30
Jute seed 5Jute seed1–3Uncommon5–15
Potato seed 5Potato seed1–4Common15–60
Onion seed 5Onion seed4; 8Common40–80
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed2Common182
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed4Common56
Hammerstone seed 5Hammerstone seed2–3Uncommon10–15
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Rare602
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed3Rare45
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed1Uncommon737
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed2Very rare1,030
Asgarnian seed 5Asgarnian seed3Uncommon15
Krandorian seed 5Krandorian seed2Rare20

Other dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 250Coins8; 15; 38; 52; 88; 310; 350–493Common8–493
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root1Common1,494
BeerBeer1Common440
Court summonsCourt summons(m)1UncommonNot sold
Body talismanBody talisman1Uncommon242
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 bar1Rare931
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Rare916
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Rare1,574
  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, luck potion 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 sapphire1Common916
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,574
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,775
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,871
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare174,195–212,905
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common17,504
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common23,914
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,546
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare564,570–690,030
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common56,645
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,691
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,243,800–1,520,200
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare915
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,743
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare566,145–943,575
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,218
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,293
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common21,244–25,756
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,059,345–1,294,755
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare77,794
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,656
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,172
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare400,010–504,628
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare117,390–148,092
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare40,175–56,245
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common14,850–18,150
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon228,825–279,675
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon25,272–31,590
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare288,360–352,440
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon42,400–233,200
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common12,960–15,840
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon259,200–316,800
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common32,340–36,960
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare311,850–381,150
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,016,550–1,242,450
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common42,033
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare630,495–770,605
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon381,420–466,180
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon359,010–438,790
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon221,220–270,380
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon158,085–193,215
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon10,318–11,792
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon8,666–9,904
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon438,304
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,720,080
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common4,500–5,500
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common7,830–9,570
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon155,700–190,300
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,124–15,826
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare130,275–159,225
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon35,145–42,955
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare571,050–697,950
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 351 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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