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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

Free-to-playEdit

MembersEdit

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 price
Big bonesBig bones1Always346

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 84,807 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Weapons and armourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Iron arrow 5Iron arrow3Common45
Iron daggerIron dagger1Common287
Iron full helmIron full helm1Common72
Steel arrow 5Steel arrow10–15Uncommon140–210
Iron kiteshieldIron kiteshield1Common844
Steel longswordSteel longsword1Uncommon1,552
Iron 2h swordIron 2h sword1Uncommon782
Mithril arrow 5Mithril arrow3Rare66
Steel daggerSteel dagger1Common738
Steel platebodySteel platebody1Uncommon2,649
Adamant arrow 5Adamant arrow1–5Very rare50–250

RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Water runeWater rune7Common119
Fire runeFire rune15Common1,605
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Common620
Nature runeNature rune6Uncommon2,484
Mind runeMind rune3Common48
Death runeDeath rune2Rare334
Chaos runeChaos rune2Rare126

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common95
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common132
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common34
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(m)1Rare2,611
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander(m)1Rare82
Grimy iritGrimy irit(m)1Rare2,995
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe(m)1Rare3,003
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm(m)1Rare5,473
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed(m)1Rare3,790
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine(m)1Very rare5,793
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme(m)1Very rare3,809

Seeds(m)Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Tomato seed 5Tomato seed1–3Common2–6
Jute seed 5Jute seed1–3Uncommon4–12
Potato seed 5Potato seed1–4Common10–40
Onion seed 5Onion seed4; 8Common20–40
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed2Common234
Cabbage seed 5Cabbage seed4Common32
Hammerstone seed 5Hammerstone seed2–3Uncommon8–12
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Rare561
Sweetcorn seed 5Sweetcorn seed3Rare39
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed1Uncommon1,011
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed2Very rare1,196
Asgarnian seed 5Asgarnian seed3Uncommon6
Krandorian seed 5Krandorian seed2Rare8

Other dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 250Coins8; 15; 38; 52; 88; 310; 350–493Common8–493
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root1Common1,204
BeerBeer1Common378
Court summonsCourt summons(m)1UncommonNot sold
Body talismanBody talisman1Uncommon254
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 rareNot sold
Curved boneCurved bone(m)1Very rareNot sold
Steel barSteel bar1Rare1,042
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Rare1,045
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Rare1,727
  1. ^ Dropped during Fur 'n' Seek/Wish list.

Rare drop table dropsEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
A ring of wealth or collector's insignia are not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000Common250–3,000
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common1,045
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,727
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common3,230
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,001
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare180,045–220,055
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common18,127
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common27,126
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon13,361
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare601,245–734,855
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,547
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,871
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,224,180–1,496,220
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare1,030
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,371
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare560,565–934,275
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,459
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon57,576
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common21,244–25,756
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,087,020–1,328,580
Vecna skullVecna skull1Rare74,460
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,031
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare956
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare503,620–635,336
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare130,585–164,738
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare49,325–69,055
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common15,525–18,975
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon217,350–265,650
Big bonesBig bones76–90 (noted)Uncommon26,296–31,140
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare345,060–421,740
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon39,200–215,600
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common12,870–15,730
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon176,760–216,040
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common36,554–41,776
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare352,485–430,815
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,034,820–1,264,780
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common42,258
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare633,870–774,730
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon438,210–535,590
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon356,670–435,930
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon226,980–277,420
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon160,560–196,240
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon14,154–16,176
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon15,330–17,520
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon290,968
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,090,340
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common5,400–6,600
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common13,455–16,445
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon161,550–197,450
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon11,764–14,186
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare116,775–142,725
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon32,985–40,315
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare570,780–697,620
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

Money makingEdit

For F2P players, Hill Giants can be a great way to make money, as they always drop big bones, which bring in 346 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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