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A hill giant is a type of giant found in several locations around RuneScape. They only attack with melee and have very low Defence, which makes them great for low to mid-levelled players. They are aggressive to players below combat level 88.

Edgeville Dungeon and the resource dungeon within is the most popular location for hill giants on 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 close by. The dungeons may be accessed through the trapdoor in the ruins south of Edgeville, or in a hut west of the Cooking Guild if the player has a brass key.

Members worlds usually are deserted 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.)

LocationsEdit

Free-to-playEdit

MembersEdit

Champions' ChallengeEdit

Hill Giants are one of the 'races' who have a lesser champion in the Champions' Challenge Distraction and Diversion. To fight the Giant Champion, the player must kill Hill Giants until one drops a Giant 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 price
Big bonesBig bones1Always197

Charms(m)Edit

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 85,356 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Weapons and armourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Iron arrow 5Iron arrow3Common42
Iron daggerIron dagger1Common692
Iron full helmIron full helm1Common721
Steel arrow 5Steel arrow10–15Uncommon160–240
Iron kiteshieldIron kiteshield1Common1,683
Steel longswordSteel longsword1Uncommon1,820
Iron 2h swordIron 2h sword1Uncommon1,687
Mithril arrow 5Mithril arrow3Rare63
Steel daggerSteel dagger1Common1,053
Steel platebodySteel platebody1Common2,391
Adamant arrow 5Adamant arrow1–5Very rare50–250

RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Water runeWater rune7Common168
Fire runeFire rune15Common960
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Common852
Nature runeNature rune6Uncommon2,622
Mind runeMind rune3Common57
Death runeDeath rune2Rare290
Chaos runeChaos rune2Rare268

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common336
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common226
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common22
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(m)1Rare2,171
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander(m)1Rare94
Grimy iritGrimy irit(m)1Rare3,394
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(m)1Rare1,188
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(m)1Rare5,187
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(m)1Rare1,947
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(m)1Very rare2,963
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(m)1Very rare2,891

Seeds(m)Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed1–3Common5–15
Jute seed 5Jute seed1–3Uncommon6–18
Potato seed 5Potato seed1–4Common17–68
Onion seed 5Onion seed4; 8Common32–64
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed2Common182
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed4Common48
Hammerstone seed 5Hammerstone seed2–3Uncommon8–12
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Rare492
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed3Rare21
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed1Uncommon568
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed2Very rare1,854
Asgarnian seed 5Asgarnian seed3Uncommon15
Krandorian seed 5Krandorian seed2Rare134

Other dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 250Coins8; 15; 38; 52; 88; 310; 350–493Common8–493
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root1Common2,045
BeerBeer1Common997
Court summonsCourt summons(m)1UncommonNot sold
Body talismanBody talisman1Uncommon250
Long boneLong bone(m)1RareNot sold
Shoulder boneShoulder bone(m)1Rare[1]Not sold
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire(m)1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald(m)1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby(m)1RareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy(m)1RareNot sold
Giant Champion's scrollGiant Champion's scroll(m)1Very rare[2]Not sold
Curved boneCurved bone(m)1Very rareNot sold
Steel barSteel bar1Rare676
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Rare667
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Rare1,951
  1. ^ Dropped during Fur 'n' Seek/Wish list.
  2. ^ 1/5000 drop rate

Rare drop table dropsEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items such as a ring of wealth or luck of the dwarves are not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 250Coins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common667
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,951
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,527
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,970
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare133,650–163,350
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common16,811
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common19,225
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,322
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare509,490–622,710
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,262
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,732
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,088,280–1,330,120
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare880
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,790
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare566,850–944,750
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare63,930
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,842
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common22,713–27,537
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,074,330–1,313,070
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,643
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,737
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare484,640–611,392
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare136,825–172,610
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare48,750–68,250
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common28,890–35,310
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon232,200–283,800
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,396–16,154
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare309,420–378,180
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon25,600–140,800
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common14,760–18,040
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon233,460–285,340
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common37,660–43,040
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare363,150–443,850
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,060,290–1,295,910
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,439
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare621,585–759,715
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon312,210–381,590
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon138,600–169,400
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon179,010–218,790
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon152,865–186,835
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon7,952–9,088
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon9,590–10,960
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon361,408
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,026,570
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common16,200–19,800
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common8,955–10,945
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon190,800–233,200
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,560–13,940
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare114,750–140,250
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon34,920–42,680
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare363,150–443,850
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon5,076
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*373,774
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,967,717,757
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1Very rareNot 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 price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot sold
Mimic kill tokenMimic kill token1Very rare14,882

Money makingEdit

For F2P players, Hill Giants can be a great way to make money, as they always drop big bones, which bring in 197 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.