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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 bones1Always400

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 arrow3Common21
Iron daggerIron dagger1Common38
Iron full helmIron full helm1Common10
Steel arrow 5Steel arrow10–15Uncommon130–195
Iron kiteshieldIron kiteshield1Common42
Steel longswordSteel longsword1Uncommon107
Iron 2h swordIron 2h sword1Uncommon42
Mithril arrow 5Mithril arrow3Rare66
Steel daggerSteel dagger1Common33
Steel platebodySteel platebody1Uncommon1,730
Adamant arrow 5Adamant arrow1–5Very rare47–235

RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Water runeWater rune7Common98
Fire runeFire rune15Common600
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Common376
Law runeLaw rune2–3Uncommon554–831
Nature runeNature rune6Uncommon1,410
Mind runeMind rune3Common42
Death runeDeath rune2Rare480
Chaos runeChaos rune2Rare86

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common436
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common156
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common25
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr (m)1Rare2,473
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander (m)1Rare102
Grimy iritGrimy irit (m)1Rare1,966
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe (m)1Rare3,604
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm (m)1Rare4,114
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed (m)1Rare6,316
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine (m)1Very rare3,227
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme (m)1Very rare5,740

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; 8Common8–16
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed2Common900
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed4Common32
Hammerstone seed 5Hammerstone seed2–3Uncommon4–6
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Rare941
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed3Rare30
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed1Uncommon12,268
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed2Very rare4,338
Asgarnian seed 5Asgarnian seed3Uncommon6
Krandorian seed 5Krandorian seed2Rare20

Other dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250Coins8; 15; 38; 52; 88; 310; 350–493CommonNot sold
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root1Common1,128
BeerBeer1Common378
Court summonsCourt summons (m)1UncommonNot sold
Body talismanBody talisman1Uncommon211
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 bar1Rare890
  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 sapphire1Common882
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,492
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,440
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,930
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare176,850–216,150
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon17,130
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon41,427
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,717
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare572,265–699,435
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,476
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon36,306
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,286,100–1,571,900
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare875
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon38,032
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare570,480–950,800
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,402
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,917
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common20,453–24,797
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,150,200–1,405,800
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon47,299
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon565
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon199
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare738,075–931,110
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare182,715–230,502
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare65,225–91,315
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon28,890–35,310
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon256,950–314,050
Big bonesBig bones80–90 (noted)Uncommon32,000–36,000
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon385,380–471,020
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon59,400–326,700
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common15,930–19,470
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon219,420–268,180
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common40,710
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare366,390–447,810
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare979,650–1,197,350
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,888
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare643,320–786,280
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon469,350–573,650
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon323,550–395,450
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon176,985–216,315
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon117,540–143,660
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon171,752–196,288
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon220,962–252,528
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon603,944
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,834,490
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common20,700–25,300
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common9,720–11,880
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon96,750–118,250
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon18,972–22,878
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare188,325–230,175
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon31,095–38,005
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare558,900–683,100
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 400 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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