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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 bonesBig bones1Always470

Charms(m)Edit

Charm drop numbers
No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
83–84%14–15%0.9–1%1%0.1–0.2%
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 76,952 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
Please add to the log.
(Only if 50 or more creatures are killed)

Weapons and armourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Iron arrow 5Iron arrow3Common21
Iron daggerIron dagger1Common35
Iron full helmIron full helm1Common17
Steel arrow 5Steel arrow10–15Uncommon130–195
Iron kiteshieldIron kiteshield1Common57
Steel longswordSteel longsword1Uncommon96
Iron 2h swordIron 2h sword1Uncommon36
Mithril arrow 5Mithril arrow3Rare63
Steel daggerSteel dagger1Common31
Steel platebodySteel platebody1Uncommon2,274
Adamant arrow 5Adamant arrow1–5Very rare50–250

RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Water runeWater rune7Common147
Fire runeFire rune15Common915
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Common426
Law runeLaw rune2–3Uncommon636–954
Nature runeNature rune6Uncommon1,770
Mind runeMind rune3Common39
Death runeDeath rune2Rare634
Chaos runeChaos rune2Rare90

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common433
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common188
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common27
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr (m)1Rare3,265
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander (m)1Rare117
Grimy iritGrimy irit (m)1Rare2,588
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe (m)1Rare5,399
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm (m)1Rare6,593
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed (m)1Rare8,730
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine (m)1Very rare3,799
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme (m)1Very rare7,915

Seeds(m)Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed1–3Common2–6
Jute seed 5Jute seed1–3Uncommon2–6
Potato seed 5Potato seed1–4Common6–24
Onion seed 5Onion seed4; 8Common8–16
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed2Common906
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed4Common28
Hammerstone seed 5Hammerstone seed2–3Uncommon4–6
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Rare1,039
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed3Rare21
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed1Uncommon17,767
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed2Very rare4,188
Asgarnian seed 5Asgarnian seed3Uncommon6
Krandorian seed 5Krandorian seed2Rare20

Other dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250Coins8; 15; 38; 52; 88; 310; 350–493CommonNot sold
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root1Common1,473
BeerBeer1Common325
Court summonsCourt summons (m)1UncommonNot sold
Body talismanBody talisman1Uncommon231
Long boneLong bone (m)1RareNot sold
Shoulder boneShoulder bone (m)1Rare [1]Not sold
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy (m)1RareNot sold
Champion's scroll (giant)Champion's scroll (giant) (m)1Very rareNot sold
Curved boneCurved bone (m)1Very rareNot sold
Steel barSteel bar1Rare1,042
  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.
Show/hide rare drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins50; 250–500; 3,000CommonNot sold
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common1,194
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,138
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Uncommon3,146
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1; 2; 45–55 (noted)Uncommon5,764–317,020
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon24,334
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon37,914
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1; 45–55 (noted)Uncommon14,086–774,730
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Uncommon58,058
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon35,813
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,384,920–1,692,680
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare905
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon38,063
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,265
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,135
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Uncommon21,131–25,619
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Uncommon1,127,250–1,377,750
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon69,778
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Uncommon910,390–1,148,492
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Uncommon298,870–377,036
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Uncommon106,425–148,995
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon588
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon294
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon47,250–57,750
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon251,550–307,450
Big bonesBig bones80–90 (noted)Uncommon37,600–42,300
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon428,580–523,820
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon59,800–328,900
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Uncommon20,700–25,300
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon242,820–296,780
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common43,320
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare389,880–476,520
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare954,720–1,166,880
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,786
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare641,790–784,410
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon597,150–729,850
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon414,450–506,550
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon247,860–302,940
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon185,715–226,985
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon248,738–284,272
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon318,570–364,080
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon569,608
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Uncommon1,387,040
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Uncommon31,950–39,050
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Uncommon12,330–15,070
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon105,750–129,250
Yew logsYew logs68–82; 675–825 (noted)Uncommon20,740–251,625
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon44,100–53,900
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Uncommon658,260–804,540
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1RareNot 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 market price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot 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 470 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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