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Ice giants are a type of giant often found in icy areas. They have a relatively high Constitution level and hit a maximum of 185 life points. They are the highest level giants in free to play. Ice giants always drop big bones and tend to be weak against fire spells (magic) and crush attacks. Ice giants are not aggressive to players of combat level 103 and higher. Many players seek these monsters for experience and charms. Ice giants were the third monster to ever hold the title of Strongest Monster in RuneScape.

TrainingEdit

Ice giants may be trained on in the Asgarnian Ice Dungeon very well, not terribly far from the bank, but there are only 3 of them that spawn there. Also, there are aggressive Ice warriors which may interfere. (Ice warriors are aggressive to players until one reaches a combat level of 109; if you have trouble with the ice warriors pestering you, try running all the way to the south of the cavern, where there's an entrance to another cavern. DO NOT go in, but stand just at that entrance (going in will result in entering if you are in a members server, otherwise you will receive a message that says you cannot enter: "You need to be on a members server to use this cave"). Usually, the ice warriors won't follow you that far; they'll stop about 2 squares away, then wander off.) The Asgarnian Ice Dungeon is the more preferable place to train combat on Ice Giants for free-to-play players (the other place for F2P to train combat on Ice Giants being in the deep Wilderness).

A good place is also present in White Wolf Mountain, containing 4 ice giants, and a large amount of safe spots, made of 2 dead trees and 3 ladders. The nearest bank is accessed by Gnome glider on top of this mountain, or in Catherby. To get to the location, you need to mine the rock slide to the north of the glider (requires level 50 Mining), take the southern ladder in place with ice warriors, travel through the tunnel to the south and climb up the ladder. The eastern half of the area is a very good area for training. This spot is also an excellent P2P Ranged training spot for higher levelled rangers, as there are numerous safe spots to range ice giants. Melee with rune armour is also suggested as they are strong and have a lower chance of hitting against the high defence bonuses that the armour provides.

LocationEdit

SafespotEdit

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The safespot

There is a safe spot to range or magically attack ice giants in the Asgarnian Ice Caves. Another safe spot is in front of the cave that leads to some Skeletal Wyverns. Ice warriors however, can enter and can interrupt players when they are attacking the giants. Because ice giants are large monsters, they can also be corner safe-spotted at any stalagmite, but this only works when the nearby ice warriors have become tolerant.

Fortunately, the Ice Warriors and Ice Giants will stop attacking once the player have killed them a number of times (estimate is around killing 12 Ice warriors and 5 Ice giants). Players may use this advantage and start attacking the Ice Giants at the safespot. Players can only kill the Ice giant(s) in the safe spot area with range or magic attacks. Note: the ice giants and the ice warriors will be aggressive once the player has left the dungeon. (This does not apply if the player has switched worlds, or has logged off).

White Wolf MountainEdit

The ice giants at White Wolf Mountain are on an icy ridge on the north-west side of the mountain. However, the ridge is not accessible from the exterior of White Wolf Mountain. Instead, players must traverse part of the underground Ice Queen's lair to get onto the ridge. The ridge does provide some safespots for rangers and mages.

Rangers and mages can also attack the giants from the bottom of the ridge, without having to pass through the Ice Queen's lair. Only giants who come near the edge of the ridge can be attacked, but they do this often. Drops will not be collectable unless the player uses Telekinetic Grab on them.

DropsEdit

100% dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Big bonesBig bones1Always336

Charms (m)Edit

No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
45–46%44–46%4%4–5%0.6–0.8%
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 17,657 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Weapons and armourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Iron battleaxeIron battleaxe1Common471
Iron platelegsIron platelegs1Common106
Iron 2h swordIron 2h sword1Common717
Steel hatchetSteel hatchet1Common545
Steel swordSteel sword1Common893
Black kiteshieldBlack kiteshield1Common2,909
Adamant arrow 5Adamant arrow5Uncommon255
Mithril sq shieldMithril sq shield1Uncommon2,044
Mithril maceMithril mace1Rare774

RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Water runeWater rune12Common156
Mind runeMind rune24Common360
Body runeBody rune37Common1,480
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2–4Common506–1,012
Law runeLaw rune3Uncommon654
Nature runeNature rune6Uncommon2,172
Death runeDeath rune2–4Rare428–856
Blood runeBlood rune(m)2–4Rare886–1,772

Seeds (m)Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Marrentill seed 5Marrentill seed1Common6
Tarromin seed 5Tarromin seed1Common17
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Uncommon144
Harralander seed 5Harralander seed1Uncommon35
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Uncommon498
Ranarr seed 5Ranarr seed1Uncommon1,018
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Uncommon450
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed1Uncommon5
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1Rare27
Toadflax seed 5Toadflax seed1Rare390
Irit seed 5Irit seed1Rare147
Avantoe seed 5Avantoe seed1Rare350
Cadantine seed 5Cadantine seed1Rare3,450
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed1Rare1,296
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed1Rare1,467
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed1Rare69
Bittercap mushroom spore 5Bittercap mushroom spore1Rare21
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed1Rare222
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed1Rare536
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed1Very rare406
Kwuarm seed 5Kwuarm seed1Very rare3,459
Poison ivy seed 5Poison ivy seed1Very rare40

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 250Coins8–450Common8–450
Shoulder boneShoulder bone(m)1Common[1]Not sold
Ice giant ribsIce giant ribs(m)1Common[2]Not sold
BananaBanana1Uncommon184
Jug of wineJug of wine1Uncommon93
Mithril oreMithril ore1Uncommon236
Long boneLong bone(m)1RareNot sold
Curved boneCurved bone(m)1RareNot sold
Clue scroll (medium)Clue scroll (medium)(m)1RareNot 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)1Very rareNot sold
  1. ^ Only received during Rag and Bone Man.
  2. ^ Only received during Rag and Bone Man.

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 sapphire1Common911
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,708
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common3,013
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,756
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare169,020–206,580
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common15,703
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common28,729
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,710
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare571,950–699,050
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,846
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,961
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare1,242,720–1,518,880
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare1,205
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,750
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare566,250–943,750
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,963
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,082
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common18,306–22,194
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,099,440–1,343,760
Vecna skullVecna skull1Rare75,837
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,092
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare913
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare429,390–541,692
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare111,865–141,122
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare40,975–57,365
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common14,175–17,325
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon208,575–254,925
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon26,544–30,240
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare364,680–445,720
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon49,800–273,900
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common12,870–15,730
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon182,160–222,640
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common39,662–45,328
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare382,455–467,445
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare916,020–1,119,580
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common41,604
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare624,060–762,740
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon370,350–452,650
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon276,210–337,590
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon162,000–198,000
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon145,035–177,265
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon18,144–20,736
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon20,538–23,472
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon283,164
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare816,480
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common7,200–8,800
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common9,540–11,660
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon175,050–213,950
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon13,396–16,154
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare132,975–162,525
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon25,290–30,910
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare538,110–657,690
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

TriviaEdit

  • Although ice giants do not have any visible bones, they still drop big bones; this dates all the way back from RuneScape Classic, when the ice giants looked like large people with blue beards.
  • Before the graphical update, ice giants used to wield Mithril 2h swords. In RuneScape Classic, they wielded wooden staves. They now appear to wield a scimitar made of ice.
  • Although they wield scimitars, their attack speed is 5, the equivalent of a longsword.
  • When the ice giants walk, icicles appear on the ground around their feet. Icicles will also appear in the same manner before each attack, whether the attack is a player's or theirs.
  • Ice giants seem to "tap" one of their feet when standing still.
  • When an ice giant is killed, it melts down and the icicles disappear. This is similar to the death animation of the moss giant.
  • In the wilderness, the ice giants will lure players out of a safespot so that it can attack players if they do not retreat quickly enough.
  • Ice Giants appear to have a beating heart, this is unique among all giants.
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