|Release date||9 August 2004 (Update)|
|XP per kill||201.3 (and 66.4 experience)|
|Always drops||Big bones|
|Examine text||Small for a troll, but mean and ugly.|
|Assigned by||Turael or Spria, Chaeldar, Sumona|
Mountain trolls live in and around Trollheim. There are several troll variants, all with the same drops and life points. There are also two named trolls called Twig and Berry on the bottom floor of Troll Stronghold, and troll spectators, which feature in the Troll Stronghold quest.
The Troll RaceEdit
The race of mountain trolls are huge, muscular and dull. They are dim-witted, and are less creative and more reclusive and aggressive than ogres. It is unknown if they have any sort of organised religion, like the ogres, whether they just follow their noses, or whether the concept of the gods is simply beyond their level of comprehension. They have no magics, and the most advanced technology they have is very poor and outdated on the standards of other races. Their weaponry seems to include mostly simple clubs, an example of how they are lacking technologically.
It also appears that the trolls are quite mysterious, as many scholars wonder why the trolls never died out long ago, as their lack of intelligence and their high level of aggressiveness would seem to point out that their tribes and species' would fight one another.
The trolls are usually seen as an evil race, and in the God Wars they possibly fought in Bandos' army, but most likely didn't, since evidence suggests that they were underground at the time initiating the Keldagrim-Troll Country War. The trolls also are tribal, and they may have once shared a common ancestor with ogres and such, but Bandos may have split them depending on rank. The trolls, after the God Wars, moved high up into the mountains. They are known enemies of the dwarves and humans in the area, whom they frequently skirmish with on the borders to the cities from the mountains looking to capture humans to devour. Mountain Trolls enjoy eating humans and most commonly their cooks Burntmeat, and Ash boil them alive in cauldrons into stews, whereas Dung prefers them fried.
- The tunnel outside of Keldagrim
- On Death Plateau (one is available to free players; it must be ranged or maged)
Strategy and AdvantagesEdit
Mountain Trolls attack with melee. They are not really that accurate, but they can sometimes hit up to 134.
They can be ranged or maged but it's not easy. There is a safe spot in Trollheim. Just range or mage a troll across a fire. It would be best used when they become unaggressive. You can also safespot the troll spectators by having a spectator stand in between you and the one you are attacking, although it should be noted that this may be difficult to do. It is also possible to safespot on the south wall at the end of the Keldagram tunnel, though it is only possible to do this to one of the trolls that spawn. Another safespot can be found in the middle level of the troll stronghold. You can hide behind an open door because the trolls are too large to fit through.
The best safespot can be found in the camp outside the stronghold. There is one smaller tent that trolls cannot enter and where you are safe from all attacks. You can range or mage from here and as long as you don't stand near the entrance you won't be attacked.
Alternatively, you can safespot Troll Generals, which are located within Trollheim. They provide more experience and much easier to safespot them from the small space they are contained in. However they are harder to kill and are much more dangerous, hitting 300s+ on player with low Defence.
Compared to most other monsters trolls have a surprisingly small range at which they will notice and attack you. Typically even aggressive trolls will only start attacking you if you pass right next to them, within one square's radius. If you are quick and careful, you can often run past them a couple of squares away, without being noticed. (Note that this does not hold true for thrower trolls which use ranged attacks.)
If you are assigned trolls as a Slayer assignment, a good idea would be to attack the troll spectator because they are not aggressive and count towards Slayer. However some slayers may find troll spectators slow because they are not aggressive and are spread out. Other locations with high concentrations of aggressive mountain trolls such as Death Plateau may be faster for Slayer assignments. It should also be noted that Slayer Masters such as Sumona give trolls as a Slayer task very often. This is disliked by many players, so if you happen to get them as a Slayer task and don't have a high task streak, it is recommended to block them (requires 100 Slayer points). NOTE: If you decide to kill trolls in the area of thrower trolls, make sure you run past the throwers with Protect from Missiles ON. If you do not run past them, or do not have Protect from Missiles on, you will take heavy damage. There are 4 of them, and they deal high damage at a high rate. It is also a smart idea not to multitask while killing these trolls.
Another place to attack Mountain Trolls is the tunnel outside Keldagrim as this does not need quest requirements to access. One strategy is to poison them because they are susceptible to it.
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Big bones 1 Always 708
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Grimy guam 1 Common 728 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 122 Grimy tarromin 1 Uncommon 40 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 148 Grimy ranarr 1 Rare 2,843 Grimy irit 1 Rare 2,601 Grimy avantoe 1 Rare 4,311 Grimy kwuarm 1 Common 4,151 Grimy cadantine 1 Uncommon 1,990 Grimy lantadyme 1 Very rare 9,277 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Very rare 9,513
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Guam seed 1 Common 6 Belladonna seed 1 Common 76 Strawberry seed 1–2 Common 364–728 Marrentill seed 1 Common 18 Tarromin seed 1 Common 12 Harralander seed 1 Common 10 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon 3,229 Limpwurt seed 1 Uncommon 1,069 Jangerberry seed 1 Common 1 Whiteberry seed 1 Uncommon 3 Poison ivy seed 1 Uncommon 6 Cactus seed 1 Uncommon 21 Spirit weed seed 1 Uncommon 371 Irit seed 1 Uncommon 224 Avantoe seed 1 Uncommon 2,199 Kwuarm seed 1 Uncommon 1,066 Ranarr seed 1–3 Uncommon 1,555–4,665 Cadantine seed 1 Rare 906 Lantadyme seed 1 Rare 35,976 Dwarf weed seed 1 Rare 45,431 Watermelon seed 1 Rare 2,710 Wildblood seed 1 Rare 267 Bittercap mushroom spore 1 Rare 15 Torstol seed 1 Rare 35,245
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Black warhammer 1 Uncommon 446 Off-hand black warhammer 1 Uncommon 336 Steel warhammer 1 Common 207 Steel helm 1 Common 55 Adamant helm 1 Common 783 Adamant warhammer 1 Uncommon 2,566 Black hatchet 1 Uncommon 263 Mithril sq shield 1 Uncommon 477 Adamant sq shield 1 Uncommon 1,768
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Nature rune 7 Uncommon 1,960 Earth rune 25, 45, 60 Common 500–1,200 Law rune 2 Uncommon 644
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 8, 35, 50, 100, 250 Common Not sold Coal 3 (noted) Common 825 Raw mackerel 3 (noted) Common 102 Long bone 1 Uncommon Not sold Curved bone 1 Uncommon Not sold Court summons 1 Rare Not sold Troll bone 1 Uncommon 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 1,497 Uncut emerald 1 Common 2,726 Uncut ruby 1 Common 3,819 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 6,238 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 17,339 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 38,320 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 15,219 Dragonstone 1 Rare 10,390 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,551 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,216 Rune javelin 5 Rare 860 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,220 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,549 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,389 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,411 Dragon dagger 50 (noted) Very rare 827,550 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,253 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 31,727 Shield left half 1 Very rare 64,266 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 59,038 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 12,800 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,258,050 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 Rare 22,650–75,500 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,598,000 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 104,649 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 12,616 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 69,275–96,985 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 69,450–97,230 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 968 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 368 Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) Uncommon 9,500–285,000 Nature rune 20–80 Rare 5,600–22,400 Soul rune 20 Rare 4,880 Law rune 45 Rare 14,490 Death rune 50, 121 Rare 10,150–24,563 Blood rune 50 Rare 16,000 Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) Uncommon 51,625–413,000 Raw shark 250–500 (noted) Uncommon 483,250–966,500 Big bones 150–500 (noted) Uncommon 106,200–354,000 Coal 150–7,500 (noted) Uncommon 41,250–2,062,500 Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) Uncommon 304,650–1,624,800 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 8,800 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,132,400 Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) Rare 3,688,000–25,816,000 Rune bar 1, 50 (noted) Rare 14,436–721,800 Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) Uncommon 132,550–1,325,500 Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) Uncommon 136,950–547,800 Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) Uncommon 89,170–891,700 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 8,130 Yew seed 1–50 Rare 68,298–3,414,900 Magic seed 1–7 Rare 139,158–974,106 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,368,780 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 1,514 Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) Rare 20,750–8,300,000 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 Brawling gloves (Melee) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Magic) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Ranged) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Agility) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Cooking) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (FM) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Fishing) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Hunter) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Mining) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Prayer) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Smithing) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Thieving) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (WC) 1 Very rare Not sold
- 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 token 1 Rare Not sold