|Release date||4 January 2001 (Update)|
|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 89.
- 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 646
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 76,551 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 18 Iron dagger 1 Common 52 Iron full helm 1 Common 12 Steel arrow 10–15 Uncommon 130–195 Iron kiteshield 1 Common 44 Steel longsword 1 Uncommon 116 Iron 2h sword 1 Uncommon 63 Mithril arrow 3 Rare 60 Steel dagger 1 Common 30 Steel platebody 1 Uncommon 2,302 Adamant arrow 1–5 Very rare 50–250
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Water rune 7 Common 196 Fire rune 15 Common 735 Cosmic rune 2 Common 586 Law rune 2–3 Uncommon 966–1,449 Nature rune 6 Uncommon 1,728 Mind rune 3 Common 24 Death rune 2 Rare 526 Chaos rune 2 Rare 88
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam 1 Common 564 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 125 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 44 Grimy ranarr (m) 1 Rare 3,126 Grimy harralander (m) 1 Rare 130 Grimy irit (m) 1 Rare 2,548 Grimy avantoe (m) 1 Rare 4,412 Grimy kwuarm (m) 1 Rare 3,511 Grimy dwarf weed (m) 1 Rare 9,373 Grimy cadantine (m) 1 Very rare 2,307 Grimy lantadyme (m) 1 Very rare 9,004
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Tomato seed 1–3 Common 2–6 Jute seed 1–3 Uncommon 3–9 Potato seed 1–4 Common 4–16 Onion seed 4, 8 Common 8–16 Strawberry seed 2 Common 862 Cabbage seed 4 Common 32 Hammerstone seed 2–3 Uncommon 6–9 Limpwurt seed 1 Rare 1,603 Sweetcorn seed 3 Rare 9 Lantadyme seed 1 Uncommon 38,773 Watermelon seed 2 Very rare 4,346 Asgarnian seed 3 Uncommon 6 Krandorian seed 2 Rare 38
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 8, 15, 38, 52, 88, 310, 350–493 Common Not sold Limpwurt root 1 Common 1,825 Beer 1 Common 126 Court summons (m) 1 Uncommon Not sold Body talisman 1 Uncommon 224 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's scroll (giant) (m) 1 Very rare Not sold Curved bone (m) 1 Very rare Not sold Steel bar 1 Rare 1,030
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 200–350,3,000 Common Not sold Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,255 Uncut emerald 1 Common 2,751 Uncut ruby 1 Common 3,546 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 5,843 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 32,996 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 42,167 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 15,502 Dragonstone 1 Rare 9,984 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,452 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,131 Rune javelin 5 Rare 840 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,280 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,356 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,419 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,478 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,529,400 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 21,988 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 31,603 Shield left half 1 Very rare 63,247 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 59,600 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 13,800 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,272,600 Rune arrow 150 Rare 22,650 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 107,406 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 16,022 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 134,875–188,825 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 131,350–183,890 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 973 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 424 Pure essence 1,000–1,500 (noted) Uncommon 15,000–22,500 Nature rune 60–80 Rare 17,280–23,040 Soul rune 20 Rare 3,780 Law rune 45 Rare 21,735 Death rune 50 Rare 13,150 Blood rune 50 Rare 19,900 Raw swordfish 125–250 (noted) Uncommon 51,375–102,750 Raw shark 250 (noted) Uncommon 327,500 Big bones 150–180 (noted) Uncommon 96,900–116,280 Coal 550–700 (noted) Uncommon 132,550–168,700 Adamantite ore 150–250 (noted) Uncommon 294,000–490,000 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 8,800 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,067,000 Rune bar 1 Common 13,906 Rune bar 50 (noted) Very rare 695,300 Clean toadflax 35–45 (noted) Uncommon 140,630–180,810 Clean snapdragon 30–35 (noted) Uncommon 150,900–176,050 Clean torstol 16–34 (noted) Uncommon 133,536–283,764 Snapdragon seed 1 Common 2,539 Torstol seed 1 Uncommon 36,153 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 6,519 Magic seed 3–7 Rare 414,126–966,294 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,137,860 Yew logs 450–550 (noted) Rare 171,900–210,100 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 Brawling gloves (Melee) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Magic) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Ranged) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Agility) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Cooking) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (FM) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Fishing) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Hunter) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Mining) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Prayer) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Smithing) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Thieving) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (WC) 1 Very rare Not sold
- 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 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 646 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.