|This article is about the the standard variant; for the variant encountered while Dungeoneering, see Hill giant (Daemonheim).|
|Release date||4 January 2001 (Update)|
|Combat level|| 64|
|XP per kill||109 (and 35.9 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 594
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 76,294 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 30 Iron full helm 1 Common 20 Steel arrow 10–15 Uncommon 120–180 Iron kiteshield 1 Common 50 Steel longsword 1 Uncommon 102 Iron 2h sword 1 Uncommon 46 Mithril arrow 3 Rare 60 Steel dagger 1 Common 30 Steel platebody 1 Uncommon 976 Adamant arrow 1–5 Very rare 51–255
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Water rune 7 Common 140 Fire rune 15 Common 645 Cosmic rune 2 Common 522 Law rune 2–3 Uncommon 592–888 Nature rune 6 Uncommon 2,046 Mind rune 3 Common 15 Death rune 2 Rare 222 Chaos rune 2 Rare 82
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Grimy guam 1 Common 515 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 78 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 40 Grimy ranarr (m) 1 Rare 3,116 Grimy harralander (m) 1 Rare 201 Grimy irit (m) 1 Rare 3,002 Grimy avantoe (m) 1 Rare 4,487 Grimy kwuarm (m) 1 Rare 2,876 Grimy dwarf weed (m) 1 Rare 10,082 Grimy cadantine (m) 1 Very rare 2,034 Grimy lantadyme (m) 1 Very rare 9,301
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Tomato seed 1–3 Common 1–3 Jute seed 1–3 Uncommon 4–12 Potato seed 1–4 Common 2–8 Onion seed 4, 8 Common 8–16 Strawberry seed 2 Common 1,410 Cabbage seed 4 Common 28 Hammerstone seed 2–3 Uncommon 2–3 Limpwurt seed 1 Rare 1,490 Sweetcorn seed 3 Rare 15 Lantadyme seed 1 Uncommon 38,136 Watermelon seed 2 Very rare 6,142 Asgarnian seed 3 Uncommon 6 Krandorian seed 2 Rare 24
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 8, 15, 38, 52, 88, 310, 350–493 Common Not sold Limpwurt root 1 Common 1,545 Beer 1 Common 274 Court summons (m) 1 Uncommon Not sold Body talisman 1 Uncommon 363 Long bone (m) 1 Rare Not sold Shoulder bone (m) 1 Rare Not sold Spirit sapphire 1 Rare Not sold Spirit emerald 1 Rare Not sold Spirit ruby 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 1,192
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 250 – 450; 3,000;
9,000; 10,000; 12,000
Common Not sold Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,387 Uncut emerald 1 Common 3,026 Uncut ruby 1 Common 3,294 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 6,687 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 21,945 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 42,746 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 14,154 Dragonstone 1 Rare 10,083 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,692 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,227 Rune javelin 5 Rare 865 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,200 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,388 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,420 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,114 Dragon dagger 50 (noted) Very rare 834,600 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,475 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 31,642 Shield left half 1 Very rare 64,729 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 60,094 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 11,400 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,254,000 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 Rare 22,500–75,000 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,611,400 Air orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 2,647,000 Fire orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 2,158,000 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 136,971 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 11,420 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 36,525–51,135 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 55,825–78,155 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 526 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 517 Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) Uncommon 6,000–180,000 Nature rune 20–80 Rare 6,820–27,280 Soul rune 20 Rare 2,680 Law rune 45 Rare 13,320 Death rune 50, 121 Rare 5,550–13,431 Blood rune 50 Rare 11,000 Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) Uncommon 42,125–337,000 Raw shark 250–500 (noted) Uncommon 438,000–876,000 Big bones 150–500 (noted) Uncommon 89,100–297,000 Coal 150–7,500 (noted) Uncommon 28,800–1,440,000 Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) Uncommon 375,150–2,000,800 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 10,200 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,078,200 Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) Rare 3,548,000–24,836,000 Rune bar 1, 50, 150 (noted) Rare 13,043–1,956,450 Clean ranarr 33 (noted) Uncommon 106,161 Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) Uncommon 107,925–1,079,250 Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) Uncommon 123,780–495,120 Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) Uncommon 66,990–669,900 Saradomin brew (4) 250 (noted) Very rare 98,750 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 9,213 Yew seed 1–50 Rare 70,800–3,540,000 Magic seed 1–7 Rare 162,101–1,134,707 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,045,140 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 1,366 Torstol seed 1–31 Rare 18,781–582,211 Fellstalk seed 2 Rare 1,962 Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) Rare 27,200–10,880,000 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
- Universal drops are dropped by every monster outside of Daemonheim.
- These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Key token 1 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 594 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.