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This article is about the the standard variant; for the variant encountered while Dungeoneering, see Ice giant (Daemonheim).
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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 149 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 157; 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

IceGiantSafe

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 Market Price
Big bones Big bones 1 1 Always 609

Charms(m)Edit

Charm drop percentages
No charms Gold charm Green charm Crimson charm Blue charm

45–46%

44–46%

4–5%

4–5%

0.7–0.9%

Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 16,238 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 battleaxe Iron battleaxe 1 2 Common 60
Iron platelegs Iron platelegs 1 2 Common 49
Iron 2h sword Iron 2h sword 1 2 Common 50
Steel hatchet Steel hatchet 1 2 Common 43
Steel sword Steel sword 1 2 Common 100
Black kiteshield Black kiteshield 1 2 Common 931
Adamant arrow 5 Adamant arrow 5 3 Uncommon 245
Mithril sq shield Mithril sq shield 1 3 Uncommon 494
Mithril mace Mithril mace 1 4 Rare 121

RunesEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Water rune Water rune 12 2 Common 348
Mind rune Mind rune 24 2 Common 144
Body rune Body rune 37 2 Common 296
Cosmic rune Cosmic rune 2–4 2 Common 532–1,064
Law rune Law rune 3 3 Uncommon 930
Nature rune Nature rune 6 3 Uncommon 1,680
Death rune Death rune 2–4 4 Rare 360–720
Blood rune Blood rune (m) 2–4 4 Rare 572–1,144

Seeds (members only)Edit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Herb seed 5 Marrentill seed 1 2 Common 10
Herb seed 5 Tarromin seed 1 2 Common 7
Strawberry seed 5 Strawberry seed 1 3 Uncommon 371
Herb seed 5 Harralander seed 1 3 Uncommon 10
Limpwurt seed 5 Limpwurt seed 1 3 Uncommon 973
Herb seed 5 Ranarr seed 1 3 Uncommon 1,588
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 1 3 Uncommon 1,989
Jangerberry seed 5 Jangerberry seed 1 3 Uncommon 1
Whiteberry seed 5 Whiteberry seed 1 4 Rare 3
Herb seed 5 Toadflax seed 1 4 Rare 2,344
Herb seed 5 Irit seed 1 4 Rare 232
Herb seed 5 Avantoe seed 1 4 Rare 2,316
Herb seed 5 Cadantine seed 1 4 Rare 805
Herb seed 5 Lantadyme seed 1 4 Rare 31,545
Herb seed 5 Dwarf weed seed 1 4 Rare 39,845
Wildblood seed 5 Wildblood seed 1 4 Rare 177
Bittercap mushroom spore 5 Bittercap mushroom spore 1 4 Rare 19
Cactus seed 5 Cactus seed 1 4 Rare 17
Belladonna seed 5 Belladonna seed 1 4 Rare 84
Spirit weed seed 5 Spirit weed seed 1 5 Very rare 322
Herb seed 5 Kwuarm seed 1 5 Very rare 1,421
Poison ivy seed 5 Poison ivy seed 1 5 Very rare 5

OtherEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Coins 100 Coins 8–450 2 Common Not sold
Shoulder bone Shoulder bone (m) 1 2 Common [1] Not sold
Ice giant ribs Ice giant ribs (m) 1 2 Common [2] Not sold
Banana Banana 1 3 Uncommon 390
Jug of wine Jug of wine 1 3 Uncommon 75
Mithril ore Mithril ore 1 3 Uncommon 572
Cosmic talisman Cosmic talisman (m) 1 4 Rare 2,202
Long bone Long bone (m) 1 4 Rare Not sold
Curved bone Curved bone (m) 1 4 Rare Not sold
Clue scroll Clue scroll (medium) (m) 1 4 Rare 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 5 Very rare Not 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.
The ring of wealth is not required to access the table.
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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 1,318
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 2,707
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 3,697
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 6,310
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 17,967
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 39,712
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 15,617
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 10,122
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 16,403
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,212
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 875
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,200
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,208
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,355
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 36,123
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 820,150
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 22,211
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 31,544
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 64,258
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 59,109
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 16,600
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,263,150
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 4 Rare 22,500–75,000
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,591,000
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 89,644
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 13,788
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 100,500–140,700
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 100,675–140,945
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 1,004
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 277
Pure essence Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 9,000–270,000
Nature rune Nature rune 20–80 4 Rare 5,600–22,400
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 3,400
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 13,950
Death rune Death rune 50, 121 4 Rare 9,000–21,780
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 14,300
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 49,250–394,000
Raw shark Raw shark 250–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 438,500–877,000
Big bones Big bones 150–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 91,350–304,500
Coal Coal 150–7,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 35,550–1,777,500
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) 3 Uncommon 268,500–1,432,000
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 9,500
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,114,100
Adamant bar Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) 4 Rare 3,000,000–21,000,000
Rune bar Rune bar 1, 50 (noted) 4 Rare 14,228–711,400
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 134,025–1,340,250
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) 3 Uncommon 129,150–516,600
Clean torstol Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) 3 Uncommon 89,700–897,000
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 5,967
Yew seed 5 Yew seed 1–50 4 Rare 69,344–3,467,200
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 1–7 4 Rare 116,711–816,977
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,147,970
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 4 Rare 1,574
Yew logs Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) 4 Rare 20,650–8,260,000
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 nearly 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

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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