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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.


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.




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.


100% dropsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Big bones Big bones 1 1 Always 657


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






Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 16,058 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 59
Iron platelegs Iron platelegs 1 2 Common 47
Iron 2h sword Iron 2h sword 1 2 Common 48
Steel hatchet Steel hatchet 1 2 Common 43
Steel sword Steel sword 1 2 Common 106
Black kiteshield Black kiteshield 1 2 Common 910
Adamant arrow 5 Adamant arrow 5 3 Uncommon 245
Mithril sq shield Mithril sq shield 1 3 Uncommon 525
Mithril mace Mithril mace 1 4 Rare 119


  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Water rune Water rune 12 2 Common 300
Mind rune Mind rune 24 2 Common 120
Body rune Body rune 37 2 Common 259
Cosmic rune Cosmic rune 2–4 2 Common 428–856
Law rune Law rune 3 3 Uncommon 792
Nature rune Nature rune 6 3 Uncommon 1,692
Death rune Death rune 2–4 4 Rare 278–556
Blood rune Blood rune (m) 2–4 4 Rare 500–1,000

Seeds (members only)Edit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Herb seed 5 Marrentill seed 1 2 Common 5
Herb seed 5 Tarromin seed 1 2 Common 4
Strawberry seed 5 Strawberry seed 1 3 Uncommon 422
Herb seed 5 Harralander seed 1 3 Uncommon 10
Limpwurt seed 5 Limpwurt seed 1 3 Uncommon 1,046
Herb seed 5 Ranarr seed 1 3 Uncommon 1,764
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 1 3 Uncommon 2,208
Jangerberry seed 5 Jangerberry seed 1 3 Uncommon 1
Whiteberry seed 5 Whiteberry seed 1 4 Rare 1
Herb seed 5 Toadflax seed 1 4 Rare 2,278
Herb seed 5 Irit seed 1 4 Rare 335
Herb seed 5 Avantoe seed 1 4 Rare 2,771
Herb seed 5 Cadantine seed 1 4 Rare 839
Herb seed 5 Lantadyme seed 1 4 Rare 34,066
Herb seed 5 Dwarf weed seed 1 4 Rare 49,171
Wildblood seed 5 Wildblood seed 1 4 Rare 150
Bittercap mushroom spore 5 Bittercap mushroom spore 1 4 Rare 19
Cactus seed 5 Cactus seed 1 4 Rare 20
Belladonna seed 5 Belladonna seed 1 4 Rare 89
Spirit weed seed 5 Spirit weed seed 1 5 Very rare 344
Herb seed 5 Kwuarm seed 1 5 Very rare 903
Poison ivy seed 5 Poison ivy seed 1 5 Very rare 4


  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 403
Jug of wine Jug of wine 1 3 Uncommon 98
Mithril ore Mithril ore 1 3 Uncommon 607
Cosmic talisman Cosmic talisman (m) 1 4 Rare 2,042
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 1,434
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 2,772
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 3,643
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 6,590
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 19,005
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 40,326
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 15,867
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 10,237
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 16,300
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,098
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 900
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,200
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,522
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,433
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 36,336
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 815,000
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 22,348
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 31,840
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 63,812
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 59,386
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 20,600
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,264,050
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 4 Rare 21,600–72,000
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,635,800
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 90,593
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 12,984
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 87,225–122,115
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 93,875–131,425
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 984
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 303
Pure essence Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 7,500–225,000
Nature rune Nature rune 20–80 4 Rare 5,640–22,560
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 3,020
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 11,880
Death rune Death rune 50, 121 4 Rare 6,950–16,819
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 12,500
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 52,750–422,000
Raw shark Raw shark 250–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 441,000–882,000
Big bones Big bones 150–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 98,550–328,500
Coal Coal 150–7,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 34,200–1,710,000
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) 3 Uncommon 302,850–1,615,200
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 10,600
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,130,700
Adamant bar Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) 4 Rare 3,215,000–22,505,000
Rune bar Rune bar 1, 50 (noted) 4 Rare 14,190–709,500
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 129,700–1,297,000
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) 3 Uncommon 127,020–508,080
Clean torstol Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) 3 Uncommon 73,460–734,600
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 6,624
Yew seed 5 Yew seed 1–50 4 Rare 66,914–3,345,700
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 1–7 4 Rare 133,460–934,220
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,045,090
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 4 Rare 2,045
Yew logs Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) 4 Rare 20,000–8,000,000
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


  • 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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