|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 708
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 76,416 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 15 Iron dagger 1 Common 36 Iron full helm 1 Common 25 Steel arrow 10–15 Uncommon 120–180 Iron kiteshield 1 Common 36 Steel longsword 1 Uncommon 181 Iron 2h sword 1 Uncommon 57 Mithril arrow 3 Rare 60 Steel dagger 1 Common 29 Steel platebody 1 Uncommon 1,225 Adamant arrow 1–5 Very rare 50–250
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Water rune 7 Common 252 Fire rune 15 Common 420 Cosmic rune 2 Common 502 Law rune 2–3 Uncommon 644–966 Nature rune 6 Uncommon 1,680 Mind rune 3 Common 24 Death rune 2 Rare 406 Chaos rune 2 Rare 86
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Grimy guam 1 Common 728 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 125 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 40 Grimy ranarr (m) 1 Rare 2,843 Grimy harralander (m) 1 Rare 148 Grimy irit (m) 1 Rare 2,601 Grimy avantoe (m) 1 Rare 4,311 Grimy kwuarm (m) 1 Rare 4,029 Grimy dwarf weed (m) 1 Rare 9,513 Grimy cadantine (m) 1 Very rare 1,990 Grimy lantadyme (m) 1 Very rare 9,277
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Tomato seed 1–3 Common 1–3 Jute seed 1–3 Uncommon 3–9 Potato seed 1–4 Common 3–12 Onion seed 4, 8 Common 4–8 Strawberry seed 2 Common 728 Cabbage seed 4 Common 20 Hammerstone seed 2–3 Uncommon 4–6 Limpwurt seed 1 Rare 1,069 Sweetcorn seed 3 Rare 12 Lantadyme seed 1 Uncommon 34,262 Watermelon seed 2 Very rare 5,420 Asgarnian seed 3 Uncommon 3 Krandorian seed 2 Rare 34
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 8, 15, 38, 52, 88, 310, 350–493 Common Not sold Limpwurt root 1 Common 1,689 Beer 1 Common 215 Court summons (m) 1 Uncommon Not sold Body talisman 1 Uncommon 220 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 1,188
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 1,462 Uncut emerald 1 Common 2,726 Uncut ruby 1 Common 3,819 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 6,238 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 17,339 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 37,800 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 15,219 Dragonstone 1 Rare 10,390 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,551 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,225 Rune javelin 5 Rare 860 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,220 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,549 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,378 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,411 Dragon dagger 50 (noted) Very rare 827,550 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,253 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 31,727 Shield left half 1 Very rare 64,266 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 59,252 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 12,800 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,254,300 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 Rare 22,650–75,500 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,598,000 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 104,649 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 12,015 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 69,275–96,985 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 66,125–92,575 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 968 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 368 Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) Uncommon 9,500–285,000 Nature rune 20–80 Rare 5,600–22,400 Soul rune 20 Rare 4,880 Law rune 45 Rare 14,490 Death rune 50, 121 Rare 10,150–24,563 Blood rune 50 Rare 16,000 Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) Uncommon 51,250–410,000 Raw shark 250–500 (noted) Uncommon 472,000–944,000 Big bones 150–500 (noted) Uncommon 106,200–354,000 Coal 150–7,500 (noted) Uncommon 41,250–2,062,500 Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) Uncommon 304,650–1,624,800 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 8,800 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,145,500 Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) Rare 3,531,000–24,717,000 Rune bar 1, 50 (noted) Rare 14,842–742,100 Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) Uncommon 132,550–1,325,500 Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) Uncommon 136,950–547,800 Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) Uncommon 89,170–891,700 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 8,130 Yew seed 1–50 Rare 68,298–3,414,900 Magic seed 1–7 Rare 139,158–974,106 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,367,180 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 1,486 Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) Rare 20,350–8,140,000 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 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 708 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.