|This article is about the the standard variant; for the variant encountered while Dungeoneering, see Ice giant (Daemonheim).|
|Release date||6 April 2001 (Update)|
|Combat level|| 74|
|XP per kill||190 (and 62.7 experience)|
|Always drops||Big bones|
|Examine text||He's got icicles in his beard.|
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.
- Asgarnian Ice Dungeon (South of Port Sarim)
- Chaos Tunnels (m)
- Frozen Waste Plateau in level 47-48 Wilderness
- White Wolf Mountain between Taverley and Catherby (m) (You need 50 mining to access this area)
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.
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Big bones 1 Always 594
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 15,718 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 1 Common 55 Iron platelegs 1 Common 50 Iron 2h sword 1 Common 41 Steel hatchet 1 Common 38 Steel sword 1 Common 101 Black kiteshield 1 Common 801 Adamant arrow 5 Uncommon 260 Mithril sq shield 1 Rare 494 Mithril mace 1 Rare 104
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Water rune 12 Common 240 Mind rune 24 Common 120 Body rune 37 Common 222 Cosmic rune 2–4 Common 474–948 Law rune 3 Uncommon 894 Nature rune 6 Uncommon 2,058 Death rune 2–4 Rare 230–460 Blood rune (m) 2–4 Rare 448–896
Seeds (members only)Edit
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Marrentill seed 1 Common 6 Tarromin seed 1 Common 6 Strawberry seed 1 Uncommon 658 Harralander seed 1 Uncommon 11 Limpwurt seed 1 Uncommon 1,600 Ranarr seed 1 Uncommon 1,377 Watermelon seed 1 Uncommon 2,974 Jangerberry seed 1 Uncommon 1 Whiteberry seed 1 Rare 1 Toadflax seed 1 Rare 1,908 Irit seed 1 Rare 268 Avantoe seed 1 Rare 3,544 Cadantine seed 1 Rare 1,805 Lantadyme seed 1 Rare 36,879 Dwarf weed seed 1 Rare 48,951 Wildblood seed 1 Rare 634 Bittercap mushroom spore 1 Rare 34 Cactus seed 1 Rare 35 Belladonna seed 1 Rare 611 Spirit weed seed 1 Very rare 386 Kwuarm seed 1 Very rare 297 Poison ivy seed 1 Very rare 2
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 8–450 Common Not sold Shoulder bone (m) 1 Common Not sold Ice giant ribs (m) 1 Common Not sold Banana 1 Uncommon 360 Jug of wine 1 Uncommon 65 Mithril ore 1 Uncommon 835 Cosmic talisman (m) 1 Rare 650 Long bone (m) 1 Rare Not sold Curved bone (m) 1 Rare Not sold Clue scroll (medium) (m) 1 Rare Not sold Spirit sapphire 1 Rare Not sold Spirit emerald 1 Rare Not sold Spirit ruby 1 Rare Not sold Starved Ancient Effigy (m) 1 Very rare Not sold
Rare drop table dropsEdit
- This monster has access to the rare drop table.
The ring of wealth is not required to access the table.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 250 – 450; 3,000;
9,000; 10,000; 12,000
Common Not sold Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,421 Uncut emerald 1 Common 3,161 Uncut ruby 1 Common 3,358 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 6,875 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 20,170 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 41,520 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 14,612 Dragonstone 1 Rare 10,536 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,556 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,148 Rune javelin 5 Rare 880 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,160 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,595 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,309 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,482 Dragon dagger 50 (noted) Very rare 827,800 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,141 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 31,689 Shield left half 1 Very rare 64,192 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 60,015 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 12,400 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,257,300 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 Rare 22,200–74,000 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,604,800 Air orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 3,072,000 Fire orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 2,225,000 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 139,818 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 11,536 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 35,050–49,070 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 41,850–58,590 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 665 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 419 Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) Uncommon 6,500–195,000 Nature rune 20–80 Rare 6,860–27,440 Soul rune 20 Rare 2,820 Law rune 45 Rare 13,410 Death rune 50, 121 Rare 5,750–13,915 Blood rune 50 Rare 11,200 Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) Uncommon 39,875–319,000 Raw shark 250–500 (noted) Uncommon 404,000–808,000 Big bones 150–500 (noted) Uncommon 89,100–297,000 Coal 150–7,500 (noted) Uncommon 28,800–1,440,000 Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) Uncommon 369,300–1,969,600 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 10,300 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,055,500 Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) Rare 3,470,000–24,290,000 Rune bar 1, 50, 150 (noted) Rare 13,124–1,968,600 Clean ranarr 33 (noted) Uncommon 105,303 Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) Uncommon 108,925–1,089,250 Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) Uncommon 128,490–513,960 Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) Uncommon 62,840–628,400 Saradomin brew (4) 250 (noted) Very rare 101,000 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 8,922 Yew seed 1–50 Rare 71,783–3,589,150 Magic seed 1–7 Rare 160,443–1,123,101 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,016,350 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 1,493 Torstol seed 1–31 Rare 15,974–495,194 Fellstalk seed 2 Rare 1,874 Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) Rare 26,350–10,540,000 Crystal triskelion fragment 1 1 Very rare Not sold Crystal triskelion fragment 2 1 Very rare Not sold Crystal triskelion fragment 3 1 Very rare Not sold
- Universal drops are dropped by every monster outside of Daemonheim.
- These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Key token 1 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.
|Preceded by||Title||Succeeded by|
|Moss giant||Strongest monster in RuneScape||Lesser demon|