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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 bones Big bones 1 1 Always 544

Charms(m)Edit

Charm drop percentages
No charms Gold charm Green charm Crimson charm Blue charm

83–84%

14–15%

0.9–1%

1%

0.1–0.2%

Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 76,631 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 5 Iron arrow 3 2 Common 18
Iron dagger Iron dagger 1 2 Common 42
Iron full helm Iron full helm 1 2 Common 13
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 10–15 3 Uncommon 120–180
Iron kiteshield Iron kiteshield 1 2 Common 39
Steel longsword Steel longsword 1 3 Uncommon 113
Iron 2h sword Iron 2h sword 1 3 Uncommon 70
Mithril arrow 5 Mithril arrow 3 4 Rare 57
Steel dagger Steel dagger 1 2 Common 30
Steel platebody Steel platebody 1 3 Uncommon 2,114
Adamant arrow 5 Adamant arrow 1–5 5 Very rare 50–250

RunesEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Water rune Water rune 7 2 Common 154
Fire rune Fire rune 15 2 Common 675
Cosmic rune Cosmic rune 2 2 Common 552
Law rune Law rune 2–3 3 Uncommon 782–1,173
Nature rune Nature rune 6 3 Uncommon 1,740
Mind rune Mind rune 3 2 Common 24
Death rune Death rune 2 4 Rare 444
Chaos rune Chaos rune 2 4 Rare 88

HerbsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam Grimy guam 1 2 Common 495
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 2 Common 95
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 2 Common 37
Grimy ranarr Grimy ranarr (m) 1 4 Rare 3,357
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander (m) 1 4 Rare 134
Grimy irit Grimy irit (m) 1 4 Rare 2,943
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe (m) 1 4 Rare 4,594
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm (m) 1 4 Rare 3,790
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed (m) 1 4 Rare 9,042
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine (m) 1 5 Very rare 2,405
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme (m) 1 5 Very rare 8,967

Seeds(m)Edit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Tomato seed 5 Tomato seed 1–3 2 Common 2–6
Jute seed 5 Jute seed 1–3 3 Uncommon 3–9
Potato seed 5 Potato seed 1–4 2 Common 5–20
Onion seed 5 Onion seed 4, 8 2 Common 8–16
Strawberry seed 5 Strawberry seed 2 2 Common 702
Cabbage seed 5 Cabbage seed 4 2 Common 36
Hammerstone seed 5 Hammerstone seed 2–3 3 Uncommon 6–9
Limpwurt seed 5 Limpwurt seed 1 4 Rare 1,430
Sweetcorn seed 5 Sweetcorn seed 3 4 Rare 6
Herb seed 5 Lantadyme seed 1 3 Uncommon 30,994
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 2 5 Very rare 3,700
Asgarnian seed 5 Asgarnian seed 3 3 Uncommon 3
Krandorian seed 5 Krandorian seed 2 4 Rare 34

Other dropsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250 Coins 8, 15, 38, 52, 88, 310, 350–493 2 Common Not sold
Limpwurt root Limpwurt root 1 2 Common 2,206
Beer Beer 1 2 Common 119
Court summons Court summons (m) 1 3 Uncommon Not sold
Body talisman Body talisman 1 3 Uncommon 230
Long bone Long bone (m) 1 4 Rare Not sold
Shoulder bone Shoulder bone (m) 1 4 Rare [1] Not sold
Spirit sapphire Spirit sapphire 1 4 Rare Not sold
Spirit emerald Spirit emerald 1 4 Rare Not sold
Spirit ruby Spirit ruby 1 4 Rare Not sold
Ancient effigy Starved ancient effigy (m) 1 4 Rare Not sold
Champion's scroll (giant) Champion's scroll (giant) (m) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Curved bone Curved bone (m) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Steel bar Steel bar 1 4 Rare 1,096
  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.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Coins 250 Coins 200–350,3,000 2 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 2 Common 1,365
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 2,872
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 3,404
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 5,655
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 30,596
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 36,191
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 14,893
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 10,151
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 16,150
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,244
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 885
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,240
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,376
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,199
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 36,181
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,456,000
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 22,401
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 31,624
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 64,211
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 58,935
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 12,400
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,276,950
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150 4 Rare 22,650
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 111,748
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 16,593
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 145,850–204,190
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 142,825–199,955
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 809
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 514
Pure essence Pure essence 1,000–1,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 16,000–24,000
Nature rune Nature rune 60–80 4 Rare 17,400–23,200
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 3,840
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 17,595
Death rune Death rune 50 4 Rare 11,100
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 22,050
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 56,750–113,500
Raw shark Raw shark 250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 352,000
Big bones Big bones 150–180 (noted) 3 Uncommon 81,600–97,920
Coal Coal 550–700 (noted) 3 Uncommon 139,150–177,100
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 263,100–438,500
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 8,700
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,044,100
Rune bar Rune bar 1 2 Common 14,355
Rune bar Rune bar 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 717,750
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 35–45 (noted) 3 Uncommon 152,880–196,560
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 156,600–182,700
Clean torstol Clean torstol 16–34 (noted) 3 Uncommon 125,552–266,798
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 2 Common 2,335
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 3 Uncommon 26,997
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 5,550
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 3–7 4 Rare 416,295–971,355
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,234,780
Yew logs Yew logs 450–550 (noted) 4 Rare 164,700–201,300
Crystal triskelion fragment 1 Crystal triskelion fragment 1 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2 Crystal triskelion fragment 2 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3 Crystal triskelion fragment 3 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Melee) Brawling gloves (Melee) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Magic) Brawling gloves (Magic) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged) Brawling gloves (Ranged) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Agility) Brawling gloves (Agility) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking) Brawling gloves (Cooking) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (FM) Brawling gloves (FM) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing) Brawling gloves (Fishing) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter) Brawling gloves (Hunter) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Mining) Brawling gloves (Mining) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer) Brawling gloves (Prayer) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing) Brawling gloves (Smithing) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving) Brawling gloves (Thieving) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (WC) Brawling gloves (WC) 1 5 Very rare Not 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 token Key token 1 4 Rare Not sold
Ghostweave Ghostweave 10–30 4 Rare Not 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 544 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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