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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 Market Price
Big bones Big bones 1 1 Always 651

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 16,435 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 56
Iron platelegs Iron platelegs 1 2 Common 49
Iron 2h sword Iron 2h sword 1 2 Common 60
Steel hatchet Steel hatchet 1 2 Common 36
Steel sword Steel sword 1 2 Common 91
Black kiteshield Black kiteshield 1 2 Common 834
Adamant arrow 5 Adamant arrow 5 3 Uncommon 250
Mithril sq shield Mithril sq shield 1 3 Uncommon 489
Mithril mace Mithril mace 1 4 Rare 128

RunesEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Water rune Water rune 12 2 Common 324
Mind rune Mind rune 24 2 Common 168
Body rune Body rune 37 2 Common 1,073
Cosmic rune Cosmic rune 2–4 2 Common 614–1,228
Law rune Law rune 3 3 Uncommon 1,584
Nature rune Nature rune 6 3 Uncommon 1,746
Death rune Death rune 2–4 4 Rare 534–1,068
Blood rune Blood rune (m) 2–4 4 Rare 730–1,460

Seeds (members only)Edit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Herb seed 5 Marrentill seed 1 2 Common 20
Herb seed 5 Tarromin seed 1 2 Common 14
Strawberry seed 5 Strawberry seed 1 3 Uncommon 399
Herb seed 5 Harralander seed 1 3 Uncommon 12
Limpwurt seed 5 Limpwurt seed 1 3 Uncommon 1,557
Herb seed 5 Ranarr seed 1 3 Uncommon 1,340
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 1 3 Uncommon 2,341
Jangerberry seed 5 Jangerberry seed 1 3 Uncommon 1
Whiteberry seed 5 Whiteberry seed 1 4 Rare 6
Herb seed 5 Toadflax seed 1 4 Rare 1,494
Herb seed 5 Irit seed 1 4 Rare 235
Herb seed 5 Avantoe seed 1 4 Rare 2,978
Herb seed 5 Cadantine seed 1 4 Rare 800
Herb seed 5 Lantadyme seed 1 4 Rare 40,551
Herb seed 5 Dwarf weed seed 1 4 Rare 44,606
Wildblood seed 5 Wildblood seed 1 4 Rare 302
Bittercap mushroom spore 5 Bittercap mushroom spore 1 4 Rare 12
Cactus seed 5 Cactus seed 1 4 Rare 35
Belladonna seed 5 Belladonna seed 1 4 Rare 59
Spirit weed seed 5 Spirit weed seed 1 5 Very rare 465
Herb seed 5 Kwuarm seed 1 5 Very rare 284
Poison ivy seed 5 Poison ivy seed 1 5 Very rare 8

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 329
Jug of wine Jug of wine 1 3 Uncommon 81
Mithril ore Mithril ore 1 3 Uncommon 615
Cosmic talisman Cosmic talisman (m) 1 4 Rare 1,568
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 200–350;3,000 2 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 2 Common 1,323
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 2,865
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 3,437
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 5,788
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 30,445
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 45,120
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 15,552
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 10,564
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 16,393
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,197
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 850
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,260
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,492
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,458
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 36,374
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,572,400
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 22,197
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 31,639
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 64,814
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 59,208
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 14,200
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,267,050
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150 4 Rare 22,650
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 101,975
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 16,616
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 133,900–187,460
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 126,900–177,660
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 991
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 346
Pure essence Pure essence 1,000–1,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 15,000–22,500
Nature rune Nature rune 60–80 4 Rare 17,460–23,280
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 4,420
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 23,760
Death rune Death rune 50 4 Rare 13,350
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 18,250
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 50,250–100,500
Raw shark Raw shark 250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 366,250
Big bones Big bones 150–180 (noted) 3 Uncommon 97,650–117,180
Coal Coal 550–700 (noted) 3 Uncommon 132,000–168,000
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 324,000–540,000
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 9,000
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,061,200
Rune bar Rune bar 1 2 Common 13,675
Rune bar Rune bar 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 683,750
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 35–45 (noted) 3 Uncommon 155,505–199,935
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 141,060–164,570
Clean torstol Clean torstol 16–34 (noted) 3 Uncommon 142,912–303,688
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 2 Common 2,555
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 3 Uncommon 41,717
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 7,023
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 3–7 4 Rare 427,980–998,620
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,101,940
Yew logs Yew logs 450–550 (noted) 4 Rare 175,500–214,500
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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