|This article is about the the standard variant; for the variant encountered while Dungeoneering, see Ice giant (Daemonheim).|
|Release date||6 April 2001 (Update)|
|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 (Members Only)
- Frozen Waste Plateau in level 47-48 Wilderness
- White Wolf Mountain between Taverley and Catherby (Members Only) (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 557
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 15,650 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 49 Iron 2h sword 1 Common 45 Steel hatchet 1 Common 37 Steel sword 1 Common 105 Black kiteshield 1 Common 890 Adamant arrow 5 Uncommon 255 Mithril sq shield 1 Rare 540 Mithril mace 1 Rare 94
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Water rune 12 Common 264 Mind rune 24 Common 120 Body rune 37 Common 259 Cosmic rune 2–4 Common 576–1,152 Law rune 3 Uncommon 876 Nature rune 6 Uncommon 1,998 Death rune 2–4 Rare 228–456 Blood rune (m) 2–4 Rare 540–1,080
Seeds (members only)Edit
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Marrentill seed 1 Common 2 Tarromin seed 1 Common 4 Strawberry seed 1 Uncommon 616 Harralander seed 1 Uncommon 9 Limpwurt seed 1 Uncommon 1,070 Ranarr seed 1 Uncommon 1,339 Watermelon seed 1 Uncommon 2,607 Jangerberry seed 1 Uncommon 1 Whiteberry seed 1 Rare 1 Toadflax seed 1 Rare 1,752 Irit seed 1 Rare 262 Avantoe seed 1 Rare 4,758 Cadantine seed 1 Rare 2,658 Lantadyme seed 1 Rare 39,676 Dwarf weed seed 1 Rare 50,590 Wildblood seed 1 Rare 523 Bittercap mushroom spore 1 Rare 32 Cactus seed 1 Rare 19 Belladonna seed 1 Rare 395 Spirit weed seed 1 Very rare 574 Kwuarm seed 1 Very rare 299 Poison ivy seed 1 Very rare 1
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 365 Jug of wine 1 Uncommon 55 Mithril ore 1 Uncommon 953 Cosmic talisman (m) 1 Rare 278 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 1,729 Uncut emerald 1 Common 3,242 Uncut ruby 1 Common 3,955 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 8,358 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 26,385 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 42,768 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 17,430 Dragonstone 1 Rare 10,903 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,714 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,010 Rune javelin 5 Rare 895 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,020 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,345 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,186 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 35,862 Dragon dagger 50 (noted) Very rare 835,700 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,300 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 31,641 Shield left half 1 Very rare 64,502 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 60,902 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 18,200 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,264,800 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 Rare 22,500–75,000 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,559,200 Air orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 3,018,000 Fire orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 2,439,000 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 145,761 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 11,282 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 35,150–49,210 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 69,600–97,440 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 195 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 385 Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) Uncommon 8,500–255,000 Nature rune 20–80 Rare 6,660–26,640 Soul rune 20 Rare 2,940 Law rune 45 Rare 13,140 Death rune 50, 121 Rare 5,700–13,794 Blood rune 50 Rare 13,500 Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) Uncommon 50,500–404,000 Raw shark 250–500 (noted) Uncommon 449,250–898,500 Big bones 150–500 (noted) Uncommon 83,550–278,500 Coal 150–7,500 (noted) Uncommon 28,350–1,417,500 Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) Uncommon 441,600–2,355,200 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 11,200 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,048,500 Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) Rare 3,974,000–27,818,000 Rune bar 1, 50, 150 (noted) Rare 13,146–1,971,900 Clean ranarr 33 (noted) Uncommon 94,479 Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) Uncommon 101,400–1,014,000 Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) Uncommon 112,860–451,440 Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) Uncommon 53,280–532,800 Saradomin brew (4) 250 (noted) Very rare 117,250 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 7,821 Yew seed 1–50 Rare 86,212–4,310,600 Magic seed 1–7 Rare 190,878–1,336,146 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,174,250 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 1,952 Torstol seed 1–31 Rare 19,282–597,742 Fellstalk seed 2 Rare 1,416 Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) Rare 28,250–11,300,000 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|