|Release date||4 January 2001 (Update)|
|Always drops||Big bones|
|A very large foe.|
A Hill Giant is a type of giant found in several locations around RuneScape, most highly concentrated in the far southern end of the Edgeville Dungeon. These dungeons may be accessed through the entrance located in the house north-east of Barbarian Village and west of the Cooking Guild if the player has a Brass Key. The Edgeville Dungeon area is usually very crowded in free-to-play worlds, as players like to gather Big bones to bury them for Prayer experience. Members worlds usually are much less crowded due to the better money making options for members. There are two Hill Giants present in level 17-18 Wilderness; however, very few people go there because of the dangerous player killers in the area and its far distance from any bank. The closest bank for most Hill Giants in the Wilderness is in Edgeville. They are aggressive to players below combat level 57.
They have relatively low Defence for their level, which makes them quite good for experience from level 30 to level 50.
The Hill Giant is one of the creatures that could potentially drop a Champion's scroll, making it a desirable monster both to train on for experience, due to its relatively high Hitpoints but low Defence, and for its respective scroll.
- Deep Wilderness Dungeon
- Edgeville Dungeon (13)
- South-west of Tree Gnome Stronghold (slightly north-west of the well) (6)
- Lava Maze, Level 43 Wilderness (4)
- North of the Observatory (6)
- Taverley Dungeon (5), past the magic axe and Poison Scorpion
- Tree Gnome Village (2)
- Wilderness Level 17 and 18 (2), south-east of Bone Yard, near the Black salamander Hunter area
- West of the Shayzien House in Great Kourend
For low-leveled players, Hill Giants can be a great way to make money as they always drop Big bones which bring in around 300 coins each. They also frequently drop limpwurt roots, a secondary Herblore ingredient. The major and most noticeable drawback for free-to-play players is that the Edgeville Dungeon is often crowded.
For free-to-play players with a high Defence (~65+), a good way to save run energy while killing Hill Giants is to only equip dragonhide armour. The relatively lower weight will allow you to run further without exhausting your energy, and your Defence will be high enough to negate a large amount of potential damage.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Big bones 1 Always 418
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Iron arrow 3 Common 39 Iron dagger 1 Uncommon 8 Iron full helm 1 Uncommon 238 Steel arrow 10 Uncommon 400 Iron kiteshield 1 Uncommon 82 Steel longsword 1 Uncommon 197 Iron 2h sword 1 Very rare 41 Mithril arrow 3 Very rare 147 Steel dagger 1 Very rare 13 Steel platebody 1 Very rare 1,065 Adamant arrow 1–5 Very rare 74–370
Note: All rare and very rare weapons/armour drops are members-only.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Water rune 7 Common 35 Fire rune 15 Uncommon 75 Cosmic rune 2 Uncommon 166 Law rune 2 Uncommon 564 Nature rune 6 Uncommon 1,716 Mind rune 3 Uncommon 12 Death rune 2 Rare 508 Chaos rune 2 Rare 204
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 20 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 17 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 71 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 602 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 9,891 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 1,703 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,946 Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 3,871 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 3,058 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,820 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Very rare 2,297
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Tomato seed 1–3 Uncommon 2–6 Potato seed 4 Common 4 Onion seed 4 Common 4 Strawberry seed 2 Rare 1,204 Cabbage seed 4 Uncommon 4 Limpwurt seed 1 Very rare 1,860 Watermelon seed 1–4 Very rare 1,019–4,076 Sweetcorn seed 3 Rare 510
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 8; 15; 38; 52; 88 Common Not sold Limpwurt root 1 Uncommon 2,272 Beer 1 Uncommon 83 Body talisman 1 Uncommon 356 Ensouled giant head 1 Uncommon(1/25) 1,902 Long bone 1 Rare(1/400) Not sold Curved bone 1 Very rare(1/5,000) Not sold Champion's scroll (giant) 1 Very rare(1/5,000) Not sold
Rare drop table
In addition to the drops above, this monster also has access to the rare drop table.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 3,000 Common Not sold Uncut sapphire 1 Common 2,143 Loop half of key 1 Common 14,426 Tooth half of key 1 Common 25,144 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 1,998 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 2,090 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 611 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 414 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 19,162 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,592 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,508 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 26,518 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 41,720 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 4,253 Rune javelin 5 Rare 755 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 12,100 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 680 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 24,143 Steel arrow 150 Rare 6,000 Rune arrow 42 Rare 7,266 Law rune 45 Rare 12,690 Death rune 45 Rare 11,430 Dragonstone 1 Rare 28,310 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 35,544 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 62,634 Shield left half 1 Very rare 84,943 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 88,504
- They were once just called 'Giants', but this was later changed by Jagex to avoid confusion between other giants.
- They are one of three kinds of giants available in free-to-play worlds, the other two being Moss giants and Ice giants.
- Some Hill Giants appear to be wielding cleavers, weapons from the Recipe for Disaster quest.
- Despite being called "Hill Giants", the majority of the giants are found in dungeons. The reason for the naming was revealed in a Postbag from the Hedge; they are called Hill Giants because their muscles on their arms resemble hills.