|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 523
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 76,882 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 34 Iron full helm 1 Common 17 Steel arrow 10–15 Uncommon 130–195 Iron kiteshield 1 Common 35 Steel longsword 1 Uncommon 90 Iron 2h sword 1 Uncommon 39 Mithril arrow 3 Rare 66 Steel dagger 1 Common 30 Steel platebody 1 Uncommon 1,209 Adamant arrow 1–5 Very rare 50–250
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Water rune 7 Common 147 Fire rune 15 Common 885 Cosmic rune 2 Common 498 Law rune 2–3 Uncommon 850–1,275 Nature rune 6 Uncommon 2,136 Mind rune 3 Common 45 Death rune 2 Rare 708 Chaos rune 2 Rare 104
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam 1 Common 421 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 136 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 34 Grimy ranarr (m) 1 Rare 2,667 Grimy harralander (m) 1 Rare 86 Grimy irit (m) 1 Rare 2,077 Grimy avantoe (m) 1 Rare 3,990 Grimy kwuarm (m) 1 Rare 3,790 Grimy dwarf weed (m) 1 Rare 6,899 Grimy cadantine (m) 1 Very rare 1,921 Grimy lantadyme (m) 1 Very rare 6,711
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Tomato seed 1–3 Common 2–6 Jute seed 1–3 Uncommon 2–6 Potato seed 1–4 Common 6–24 Onion seed 4, 8 Common 4–8 Strawberry seed 2 Common 800 Cabbage seed 4 Common 28 Hammerstone seed 2–3 Uncommon 6–9 Limpwurt seed 1 Rare 984 Sweetcorn seed 3 Rare 12 Lantadyme seed 1 Uncommon 23,542 Watermelon seed 2 Very rare 4,882 Asgarnian seed 3 Uncommon 6 Krandorian seed 2 Rare 24
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 8, 15, 38, 52, 88, 310, 350–493 Common Not sold Limpwurt root 1 Common 1,595 Beer 1 Common 239 Court summons (m) 1 Uncommon Not sold Body talisman 1 Uncommon 259 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 976
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 200–350,3,000 Common Not sold Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,129 Uncut emerald 1 Common 2,080 Uncut ruby 1 Common 3,015 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 4,992 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 27,582 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 30,725 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 13,166 Dragonstone 1 Rare 9,687 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,666 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,260 Rune javelin 5 Rare 890 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,220 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,048 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,487 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,213 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,575,200 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,169 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 31,952 Shield left half 1 Very rare 63,953 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 59,255 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 12,200 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,258,500 Rune arrow 150 Rare 22,650 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 94,419 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 10,892 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 66,550–93,170 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 64,825–90,755 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 555 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 372 Pure essence 1,000–1,500 (noted) Uncommon 15,000–22,500 Nature rune 60–80 Rare 21,360–28,480 Soul rune 20 Rare 3,980 Law rune 45 Rare 19,125 Death rune 50 Rare 17,700 Blood rune 50 Rare 25,050 Raw swordfish 125–250 (noted) Uncommon 54,750–109,500 Raw shark 250 (noted) Uncommon 288,500 Big bones 150–180 (noted) Uncommon 78,450–94,140 Coal 550–700 (noted) Uncommon 146,850–186,900 Adamantite ore 150–250 (noted) Uncommon 197,550–329,250 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 9,200 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,075,400 Rune bar 1 Common 14,228 Rune bar 50 (noted) Very rare 711,400 Clean toadflax 35–45 (noted) Uncommon 118,195–151,965 Clean snapdragon 30–35 (noted) Uncommon 112,980–131,810 Clean torstol 16–34 (noted) Uncommon 91,520–194,480 Snapdragon seed 1 Common 1,349 Torstol seed 1 Uncommon 16,965 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 7,323 Magic seed 3–7 Rare 495,387–1,155,903 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,595,420 Yew logs 450–550 (noted) Rare 162,450–198,550 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 523 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.