|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 609
- 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 18 Iron dagger 1 Common 24 Iron full helm 1 Common 27 Steel arrow 10–15 Uncommon 120–180 Iron kiteshield 1 Common 43 Steel longsword 1 Uncommon 157 Iron 2h sword 1 Uncommon 53 Mithril arrow 3 Rare 60 Steel dagger 1 Common 33 Steel platebody 1 Uncommon 929 Adamant arrow 1–5 Very rare 49–245
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Water rune 7 Common 203 Fire rune 15 Common 360 Cosmic rune 2 Common 532 Law rune 2–3 Uncommon 620–930 Nature rune 6 Uncommon 1,680 Mind rune 3 Common 18 Death rune 2 Rare 374 Chaos rune 2 Rare 82
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Grimy guam 1 Common 718 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 94 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 35 Grimy ranarr (m) 1 Rare 3,038 Grimy harralander (m) 1 Rare 166 Grimy irit (m) 1 Rare 2,789 Grimy avantoe (m) 1 Rare 4,165 Grimy kwuarm (m) 1 Rare 4,309 Grimy dwarf weed (m) 1 Rare 9,828 Grimy cadantine (m) 1 Very rare 2,130 Grimy lantadyme (m) 1 Very rare 8,750
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 6–24 Onion seed 4, 8 Common 4–8 Strawberry seed 2 Common 742 Cabbage seed 4 Common 16 Hammerstone seed 2–3 Uncommon 4–6 Limpwurt seed 1 Rare 973 Sweetcorn seed 3 Rare 9 Lantadyme seed 1 Uncommon 31,111 Watermelon seed 2 Very rare 3,988 Asgarnian seed 3 Uncommon 6 Krandorian seed 2 Rare 32
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 8, 15, 38, 52, 88, 310, 350–493 Common Not sold Limpwurt root 1 Common 1,226 Beer 1 Common 215 Court summons (m) 1 Uncommon Not sold Body talisman 1 Uncommon 272 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 1,076
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 1,321 Uncut emerald 1 Common 2,717 Uncut ruby 1 Common 3,697 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 6,310 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 17,967 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 39,712 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 15,617 Dragonstone 1 Rare 10,122 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,403 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,212 Rune javelin 5 Rare 875 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,220 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,208 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,355 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,221 Dragon dagger 50 (noted) Very rare 820,150 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,377 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 31,544 Shield left half 1 Very rare 64,669 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 58,890 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 16,600 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,263,150 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 Rare 22,650–75,500 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,597,200 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 89,644 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 13,788 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 100,500–140,700 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 100,675–140,945 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 1,004 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 277 Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) Uncommon 9,500–285,000 Nature rune 20–80 Rare 5,600–22,400 Soul rune 20 Rare 3,580 Law rune 45 Rare 13,950 Death rune 50, 121 Rare 9,350–22,627 Blood rune 50 Rare 14,300 Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) Uncommon 49,750–398,000 Raw shark 250–500 (noted) Uncommon 431,000–862,000 Big bones 150–500 (noted) Uncommon 91,350–304,500 Coal 150–7,500 (noted) Uncommon 35,550–1,777,500 Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) Uncommon 261,300–1,393,600 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 9,500 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,121,500 Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) Rare 2,950,000–20,650,000 Rune bar 1, 50 (noted) Rare 14,228–711,400 Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) Uncommon 134,025–1,340,250 Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) Uncommon 129,150–516,600 Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) Uncommon 87,260–872,600 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 5,982 Yew seed 1–50 Rare 69,344–3,467,200 Magic seed 1–7 Rare 116,711–816,977 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,118,630 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 1,574 Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) Rare 20,650–8,260,000 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 609 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.