|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 Cooks' 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
- Catacombs of Kourend
For low-levelled 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 256
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Iron arrow 3 Common 33 Iron dagger 1 Uncommon 9 Iron full helm 1 Uncommon 191 Iron kiteshield 1 Uncommon 54 Steel longsword 1 Uncommon 141 Steel arrow 10 Uncommon 340 Iron 2h sword 1 Very rare 20 Steel dagger 1 Uncommon 8 Steel platebody 1 Very rare 1,025 Mithril arrow 3 Very rare 111 Adamant arrow 1–5 Very rare 69–345
Note: All rare and very rare weapons/armour drops are members-only.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Water rune 7 Common 35 Cosmic rune 2 Uncommon 310 Law rune 2 Uncommon 418 Mind rune 3 Uncommon 12 Nature rune 6 Uncommon 1,632 Fire rune 15 Uncommon 75 Chaos rune 2 Rare 204 Death rune 2 Rare 578
Herbs (members only)Edit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 8 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 11 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 70 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 520 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 6,845 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 1,225 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,957 Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 4,031 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 2,101 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,837 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Very rare 1,890
Seeds (members only)Edit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Potato seed 4 Common 8 Onion seed 4 Common 4 Tomato seed 1–3 Uncommon 2–6 Cabbage seed 4 Uncommon 12 Strawberry seed 2 Rare 156 Sweetcorn seed 3 Rare 207 Limpwurt seed 1 Very rare 1,004 Watermelon seed 1–4 Very rare 590–2,360
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 8; 15; 38; 52; 88 Common Not sold Limpwurt root 1 Uncommon 673 Beer 1 Uncommon 66 Body talisman 1 Uncommon 529 Ensouled giant head 1 Uncommon (1/25) 1,093 Giant key 1 Rare (1/128) Not sold Long bone 1 Rare (1/400) Not sold Ancient shard 1 Rare (1/310) Not sold Dark totem base 1 Rare (1/465) Not sold Dark totem middle 1 Rare (1/465) Not sold Dark totem top 1 Rare (1/465) Not sold Curved bone 1 Very rare (1/5,000) Not sold Champion 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 1,588 Loop half of key 1 Common 7,041 Tooth half of key 1 Common 24,052 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 1,529 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 2,392 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 536 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 262 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 18,224 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,764 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,933 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 26,966 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 40,861 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,998 Rune javelin 5 Rare 680 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 8,400 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,160 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 24,973 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,100 Rune arrow 42 Rare 4,788 Law rune 45 Rare 9,405 Death rune 45 Rare 13,005 Dragonstone 1 Rare 20,528 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 36,314 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 63,434 Shield left half 1 Very rare 73,432 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 40,852
- 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.