|Release date||6 April 2001 (Update)|
|XP per kill||Unknown edit|
|Always drops||Big bones|
|Examine text||He's got icicles in his beard.|
- This article is about Ice giants found in various location across Gielinor. For the giants found under Daemonheim, see Ice giant (Daemonheim).
Ice giants are a type of giant often found in icy areas. They have a relatively high Constitution level and hit a maximum of 77 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 107 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 115; 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. 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 multi-combat. This place is very good 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.
White Wolf Mountain
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 449
Charms (members Only)
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 15,304 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
- Please add to the log (only if 50 or more creatures killed).
Weapons and armour
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Iron battleaxe 1 Common 39 Iron platelegs 1 Common 60 Iron 2h sword 1 Common 56 Steel hatchet 1 Common 35 Steel sword 1 Common 89 Black kiteshield 1 Common 1,286 Adamant arrow 5 Uncommon 255 Mithril sq shield 1 Rare 707 Mithril mace 1 Rare 203
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Water rune 12 Common 156 Mind rune 24 Common 96 Body rune 37 Common 148 Cosmic rune 2–4 Common 302–604 Law rune 3 Uncommon 540 Nature rune 6 Uncommon 666 Death rune 2–4 Rare 186–372 Blood rune (m) 2–4 Rare 326–652
Seeds (members only)
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Marrentill seed 1 Common 12 Tarromin seed 1 Common 4 Strawberry seed 1 Uncommon 359 Harralander seed 1 Uncommon 9 Limpwurt seed 1 Uncommon 971 Ranarr seed 1 Uncommon 1,019 Watermelon seed 1 Uncommon 2,010 Jangerberry seed 1 Uncommon 3 Whiteberry seed 1 Rare 28 Toadflax seed 1 Rare 702 Irit seed 1 Rare 74 Avantoe seed 1 Rare 1,890 Cadantine seed 1 Rare 2,354 Lantadyme seed 1 Rare 34,922 Dwarf weed seed 1 Rare 38,269 Wildblood seed 1 Rare 36 Bittercap mushroom spore 1 Rare 10 Cactus seed 1 Rare 26 Belladonna seed 1 Rare 33 Spirit weed seed 1 Very rare 359 Kwuarm seed 1 Very rare 363 Poison ivy seed 1 Very rare 54
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 144 Jug of wine 1 Uncommon 73 Mithril ore 1 Uncommon 321 Cosmic talisman (m) 1 Rare 210 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 drops
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- 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|