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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 popular on 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, but there are usually more than enough for players. Members worlds usually are deserted 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 level 88. The ones in Edgeville Dungeon have a delayed aggression system: if the player was being attacked by zombies prior to their chamber, they would remain non-aggressive for a while, or until the player enters the resource dungeon or switch worlds.

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.




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.


100% dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Big bonesBig bones1Always204


No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 85,356 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 dagger1Common660
Iron full helmIron full helm1Common764
Steel arrow 5Steel arrow10–15Uncommon130–195
Iron kiteshieldIron kiteshield1Common1,498
Steel longswordSteel longsword1Uncommon1,836
Iron 2h swordIron 2h sword1Uncommon1,543
Mithril arrow 5Mithril arrow3Rare63
Steel daggerSteel dagger1Common1,032
Steel platebodySteel platebody1Common2,097
Adamant arrow 5Adamant arrow1–5Very rare51–255


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Water runeWater rune7Common189
Fire runeFire rune15Common1,080
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Common526
Nature runeNature rune6Uncommon2,706
Mind runeMind rune3Common57
Death runeDeath rune2Rare294
Chaos runeChaos rune2Rare218


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common259
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common293
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common30
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(m)1Rare2,203
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander(m)1Rare68
Grimy iritGrimy irit(m)1Rare3,179
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(m)1Rare1,541
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(m)1Rare5,075
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(m)1Rare2,130
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(m)1Very rare2,731
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(m)1Very rare2,862


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed1–3Common4–12
Jute seed 5Jute seed1–3Uncommon4–12
Potato seed 5Potato seed1–4Common7–28
Onion seed 5Onion seed4; 8Common44–88
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed2Common120
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed4Common40
Hammerstone seed 5Hammerstone seed2–3Uncommon14–21
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Rare595
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed3Rare45
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed1Uncommon635
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed2Very rare2,062
Asgarnian seed 5Asgarnian seed3Uncommon12
Krandorian seed 5Krandorian seed2Rare92

Other dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 250Coins8; 15; 38; 52; 88; 310; 350–493Common8–493
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root1Common2,103
Court summonsCourt summons(m)1UncommonNot sold
Body talismanBody talisman1Uncommon259
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 bar1Rare684
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Rare909
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Rare2,046
  1. ^ Dropped during Fur 'n' Seek/Wish list.

Rare drop table dropsEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items such as a ring of wealth or luck of the dwarves 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 sapphire1Common909
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,046
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,871
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,560
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare160,200–195,800
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common17,403
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common20,761
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,584
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare521,280–637,120
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,203
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare34,923
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,078,920–1,318,680
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare865
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,510
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,650–937,750
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare65,929
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,564
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common26,668–32,332
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,049,355–1,282,545
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,427
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,415
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare405,795–511,926
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare112,645–142,106
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare37,400–52,360
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common30,915–37,785
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon256,050–312,950
Big bonesBig bones72–90 (noted)Uncommon14,688–18,360
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare327,960–400,840
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon27,600–151,800
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common15,030–18,370
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon206,460–252,340
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common39,060–44,640
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare376,650–460,350
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,070,190–1,308,010
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,937
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare629,055–768,845
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon336,420–411,180
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon179,280–219,120
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon188,730–230,670
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon164,475–201,025
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon8,890–10,160
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon9,408–10,752
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon421,960
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,110,590
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common17,550–21,450
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common14,490–17,710
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon216,450–264,550
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,056–15,744
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare129,600–158,400
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon33,435–40,865
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare388,800–475,200
Blurberry specialBlurberry special1Uncommon2,261
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*265,426
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,885,212,297
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
Mimic kill tokenMimic kill token1Very rare45,181

Money makingEdit

For F2P players, Hill Giants can be a great way to make money, as they always drop big bones, which bring in 204 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.