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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

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 bonesBig bones1Always405

Charms (m)Edit

Charm drop numbers
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.
Please add to the log.
(Only if 50 or more creatures are killed)

Weapons and armourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Iron battleaxeIron battleaxe1Common39
Iron platelegsIron platelegs1Common51
Iron 2h swordIron 2h sword1Common39
Steel hatchetSteel hatchet1Common33
Steel swordSteel sword1Common79
Black kiteshieldBlack kiteshield1Common827
Adamant arrow 5Adamant arrow5Uncommon245
Mithril sq shieldMithril sq shield1Uncommon467
Mithril maceMithril mace1Rare131

RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Water runeWater rune12Common204
Mind runeMind rune24Common432
Body runeBody rune37Common2,183
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2–4Common504–1,008
Law runeLaw rune3Uncommon729
Nature runeNature rune6Uncommon1,098
Death runeDeath rune2–4Rare696–1,392
Blood runeBlood rune (m)2–4Rare1,044–2,088

Seeds (m)Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Herb seed 5Marrentill seed1Common9
Herb seed 5Tarromin seed1Common17
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Uncommon321
Herb seed 5Harralander seed1Uncommon6
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Uncommon822
Herb seed 5Ranarr seed1Uncommon871
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Uncommon1,711
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed1Uncommon1
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1Rare12
Herb seed 5Toadflax seed1Rare1,451
Herb seed 5Irit seed1Rare79
Herb seed 5Avantoe seed1Rare386
Herb seed 5Cadantine seed1Rare430
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed1Rare9,550
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed1Rare12,138
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed1Rare121
Bittercap mushroom spore 5Bittercap mushroom spore1Rare20
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed1Rare112
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed1Rare117
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed1Very rare549
Herb seed 5Kwuarm seed1Very rare657
Poison ivy seed 5Poison ivy seed1Very rare13

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250Coins8–450CommonNot sold
Shoulder boneShoulder bone (m)1Common [1]Not sold
Ice giant ribsIce giant ribs (m)1Common [2]Not sold
BananaBanana1Uncommon230
Jug of wineJug of wine1Uncommon120
Mithril oreMithril ore1Uncommon276
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.
The ring of wealth is not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000CommonNot sold
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common785
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,343
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,296
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,874
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare174,330–213,070
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon18,220
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon35,709
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,699
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare571,455–698,445
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,181
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon35,846
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,295,640–1,583,560
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare915
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon38,315
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare574,725–957,875
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,127
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,133
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common22,487–27,263
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,143,450–1,397,550
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon39,787
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon823
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon213
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare766,025–966,370
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare192,660–243,048
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare73,900–103,460
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon26,055–31,845
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon182,925–223,575
Big bonesBig bones80–90 (noted)Uncommon32,400–36,450
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon364,140–445,060
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon69,600–382,800
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common15,480–18,920
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon245,520–300,080
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common41,865
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare376,785–460,515
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare946,620–1,156,980
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,669
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare640,035–782,265
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon433,080–529,320
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon322,560–394,240
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon150,750–184,250
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon119,295–145,805
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon133,700–152,800
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon169,932–194,208
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon593,692
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,476,440
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common12,600–15,400
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common6,795–8,305
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon94,950–116,050
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon18,292–22,058
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare181,575–221,925
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon33,210–40,590
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare601,020–734,580
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1RareNot 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 market 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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