|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 555
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 15,566 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 37 Iron platelegs 1 Common 64 Iron 2h sword 1 Common 51 Steel hatchet 1 Common 31 Steel sword 1 Common 56 Black kiteshield 1 Common 2,063 Adamant arrow 5 Uncommon 255 Mithril sq shield 1 Rare 607 Mithril mace 1 Rare 129
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Water rune 12 Common 228 Mind rune 24 Common 96 Body rune 37 Common 148 Cosmic rune 2–4 Common 522–1,044 Law rune 3 Uncommon 1,044 Nature rune 6 Uncommon 1,692 Death rune 2–4 Rare 194–388 Blood rune (m) 2–4 Rare 462–924
Seeds (members only)Edit
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Marrentill seed 1 Common 22 Tarromin seed 1 Common 8 Strawberry seed 1 Uncommon 537 Harralander seed 1 Uncommon 7 Limpwurt seed 1 Uncommon 749 Ranarr seed 1 Uncommon 789 Watermelon seed 1 Uncommon 3,016 Jangerberry seed 1 Uncommon 4 Whiteberry seed 1 Rare 17 Toadflax seed 1 Rare 2,208 Irit seed 1 Rare 230 Avantoe seed 1 Rare 3,195 Cadantine seed 1 Rare 3,222 Lantadyme seed 1 Rare 44,194 Dwarf weed seed 1 Rare 55,638 Wildblood seed 1 Rare 223 Bittercap mushroom spore 1 Rare 19 Cactus seed 1 Rare 24 Belladonna seed 1 Rare 103 Spirit weed seed 1 Very rare 765 Kwuarm seed 1 Very rare 287 Poison ivy seed 1 Very rare 49
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 282 Jug of wine 1 Uncommon 55 Mithril ore 1 Uncommon 1,038 Cosmic talisman (m) 1 Rare 147 Long bone (m) 1 Rare Not sold Curved bone (m) 1 Rare Not sold Clue scroll (medium) (m) 1 Rare Not sold Spin ticket 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 improves the chances when equipped but 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 1,704 Uncut emerald 1 Common 3,279 Uncut ruby 1 Common 4,684 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 8,789 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 24,351 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 38,813 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 17,039 Dragonstone 1 Rare 10,245 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,751 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,154 Rune javelin 5 Rare 890 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,060 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,508 Rune spear 1 Very rare 10,935 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,549 Dragon dagger 50 (noted) Very rare 837,550 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,304 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 31,548 Shield left half 1 Very rare 66,362 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 59,089 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 12,600 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,279,050 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 Rare 22,350–74,500 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,513,600 Air orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 3,995,000 Fire orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 3,286,000 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 89,088 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 9,924 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 16,250–22,750 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 79,600–111,440 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 99 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 125 Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) Uncommon 10,500–315,000 Nature rune 20–80 Rare 5,640–22,560 Soul rune 20 Rare 2,540 Law rune 45 Rare 15,660 Death rune 50, 121 Rare 4,850–11,737 Blood rune 50 Rare 11,550 Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) Uncommon 37,875–303,000 Raw shark 250–500 (noted) Uncommon 442,500–885,000 Big bones 150–500 (noted) Uncommon 83,250–277,500 Coal 150–7,500 (noted) Uncommon 24,600–1,230,000 Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) Uncommon 463,350–2,471,200 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 11,300 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,027,600 Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) Rare 3,826,000–26,782,000 Rune bar 1, 50, 150 (noted) Rare 13,042–1,956,300 Clean ranarr 33 (noted) Uncommon 67,221 Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) Uncommon 109,525–1,095,250 Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) Uncommon 136,530–546,120 Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) Uncommon 60,550–605,500 Saradomin brew (4) 250 (noted) Very rare 52,250 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 9,048 Yew seed 1–50 Rare 73,961–3,698,050 Magic seed 1–7 Rare 160,090–1,120,630 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,519,520 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 2,500 Torstol seed 1–31 Rare 19,899–616,869 Fellstalk seed 2 Rare 1,084 Yew logs 100–20,000 (noted) Rare 48,500–9,700,000 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
- It is interesting to note that 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|