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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 601

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 76,416 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 5 Iron arrow 3 2 Common 21
Iron dagger Iron dagger 1 2 Common 24
Iron full helm Iron full helm 1 2 Common 31
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 10–15 3 Uncommon 130–195
Iron kiteshield Iron kiteshield 1 2 Common 45
Steel longsword Steel longsword 1 3 Uncommon 136
Iron 2h sword Iron 2h sword 1 3 Uncommon 29
Mithril arrow 5 Mithril arrow 3 4 Rare 60
Steel dagger Steel dagger 1 2 Common 32
Steel platebody Steel platebody 1 3 Uncommon 1,232
Adamant arrow 5 Adamant arrow 1–5 5 Very rare 51–255

RunesEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Water rune Water rune 7 2 Common 196
Fire rune Fire rune 15 2 Common 750
Cosmic rune Cosmic rune 2 2 Common 560
Law rune Law rune 2–3 3 Uncommon 646–969
Nature rune Nature rune 6 3 Uncommon 1,824
Mind rune Mind rune 3 2 Common 15
Death rune Death rune 2 4 Rare 338
Chaos rune Chaos rune 2 4 Rare 82

HerbsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Grimy guam Grimy guam 1 2 Common 741
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 2 Common 72
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 2 Common 34
Grimy ranarr Grimy ranarr (m) 1 4 Rare 3,235
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander (m) 1 4 Rare 183
Grimy irit Grimy irit (m) 1 4 Rare 2,685
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe (m) 1 4 Rare 4,633
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm (m) 1 4 Rare 4,476
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed (m) 1 4 Rare 12,534
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine (m) 1 5 Very rare 1,695
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme (m) 1 5 Very rare 10,139

Seeds(m)Edit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Tomato seed 5 Tomato seed 1–3 2 Common 3–9
Jute seed 5 Jute seed 1–3 3 Uncommon 2–6
Potato seed 5 Potato seed 1–4 2 Common 4–16
Onion seed 5 Onion seed 4, 8 2 Common 4–8
Strawberry seed 5 Strawberry seed 2 2 Common 1,084
Cabbage seed 5 Cabbage seed 4 2 Common 12
Hammerstone seed 5 Hammerstone seed 2–3 3 Uncommon 4–6
Limpwurt seed 5 Limpwurt seed 1 4 Rare 1,330
Sweetcorn seed 5 Sweetcorn seed 3 4 Rare 9
Herb seed 5 Lantadyme seed 1 3 Uncommon 43,402
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 2 5 Very rare 4,240
Asgarnian seed 5 Asgarnian seed 3 3 Uncommon 6
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 1,955
Beer Beer 1 2 Common 203
Court summons Court summons (m) 1 3 Uncommon Not sold
Body talisman Body talisman 1 3 Uncommon 221
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 1,264
  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 250 Coins 250 – 450; 3,000;
9,000; 10,000; 12,000
2 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 2 Common 1,498
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 3,035
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 3,586
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 7,427
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 18,544
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 42,254
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 15,600
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 10,551
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 15,835
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,260
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 865
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,160
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,179
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,439
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 35,969
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 791,750
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 22,275
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 31,737
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 64,381
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 58,739
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 19,400
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,268,250
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 4 Rare 22,200–74,000
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,621,800
Air orb Air orb 1,000 (noted) 4 Rare 2,565,000
Fire orb Fire orb 1,000 (noted) 4 Rare 2,135,000
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 100,064
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 13,268
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 81,725–114,415
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 80,025–112,035
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 1,054
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 372
Pure essence Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 9,500–285,000
Nature rune Nature rune 20–80 4 Rare 6,080–24,320
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 3,200
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 14,535
Death rune Death rune 50, 121 4 Rare 8,450–20,449
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 15,700
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 47,500–380,000
Raw shark Raw shark 250–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 369,000–738,000
Big bones Big bones 150–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 90,150–300,500
Coal Coal 150–7,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 34,050–1,702,500
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) 3 Uncommon 366,750–1,956,000
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 10,500
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,185,600
Adamant bar Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) 4 Rare 3,439,000–24,073,000
Rune bar Rune bar 1, 50, 150 (noted) 4 Rare 14,516–2,177,400
Clean ranarr Clean ranarr 33 (noted) 3 Uncommon 110,154
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 120,125–1,201,250
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) 3 Uncommon 146,280–585,120
Clean torstol Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) 3 Uncommon 77,020–770,200
Saradomin brew (4) Saradomin brew (4) 250 (noted) 5 Very rare 211,750
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 6,360
Yew seed 5 Yew seed 1–50 4 Rare 68,499–3,424,950
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 1–7 4 Rare 161,158–1,128,106
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,074,350
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 4 Rare 2,425
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1–31 4 Rare 25,317–784,827
Fellstalk seed 5 Fellstalk seed 2 4 Rare 2,352
Yew logs Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) 4 Rare 24,950–9,980,000
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 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

Money MakingEdit

For F2P players, hill giants can be a great way to make money, as they always drop Big bones, which bring in 601 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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