|Release date||4 January 2001 (Update)|
|Immune to poison?||No|
|Weakness||Wind spells, Slash|
|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), southeast of Bone Yard, near the Black salamander Hunter area
For low-levelled players, hill giants can be a great way to make money, as they always drop Big bones, which bring in around 200 gp each. They also frequently drop limpwurt roots, a secondary herblore ingredient. The major and most noticeable drawback to money making with hill giants however, is that the Edgeville Dungeon is often crowded.
In order to save weight whilst training on these giants, only equip dragonhide armour; if you are at least level 65 defence, you will not get hit frequently. This will reduce your weight, thereby allowing you to run further. Only equip a rune scimitar or rune 2h. This will save one inventory spot for big bones or limpwurt roots for strength potion brewing.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Big bones 1 Always 344
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Iron arrow 3 Common 39 Iron dagger 1 Common 4 Iron full helm 1 Common 276 Steel arrow 10–15 Uncommon 440–660 Iron kiteshield 1 Uncommon 123 Steel longsword 1 Uncommon 132 Iron 2h sword 1 Rare 14 Mithril arrow 3 Rare 120 Steel dagger 1 Rare 5 Steel platebody 1 Very rare 1,002 Adamant arrow 1–5 Very rare 68–340
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 Common 75 Cosmic rune 2 Uncommon 236 Law rune 2–3 Uncommon 426–639 Nature rune 6 Uncommon 1,458 Mind rune 3 Uncommon 12 Death rune 2–3 Rare 438–657 Chaos rune 2 Rare 204
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Guam leaf 1 Common 18 Marrentill 1 Common 9 Tarromin 1 Common 55 Harralander 1 Uncommon 437 Ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,494 Irit leaf 1 Uncommon 1,043 Avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,731 Kwuarm 1 Rare 2,596 Cadantine 1 Rare 2,461 Lantadyme 1 Rare 1,200 Dwarf weed 1 Very rare 1,974
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Tomato seed 1–3 Common 2–6 Potato seed 1–4 Common 1–4 Onion seed 4; 8 Common 4–8 Strawberry seed 2 Common 400 Cabbage seed 4 Common 4 Limpwurt seed 1 Rare 674 Watermelon seed 1–4 Rare 876–3,504 Sweetcorn seed 3 Rare 132
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 8; 15; 38; 52; 88 Common Error Limpwurt root 1 Uncommon 1,973 Beer 1 Uncommon 68 Body talisman 1 Uncommon 379 chaos talisman 1 Rare(1/400) 180 Long bone 1 Rare(1/400) Error Curved bone 1 Very rare(1/5,000) Error Champion's scroll (giant) 1 Very rare(1/5,000) Error
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 1,272 Loop half of key 1 Common 8,629 Tooth half of key 1 Common 25,687 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 1,451 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,530 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 552 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 180 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 16,281 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,813 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,582 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 27,193 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 41,552 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,621 Rune javelin 5 Rare 835 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 19,000 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,020 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 24,124 Steel arrow 150 Rare 6,600 Rune arrow 42 Rare 5,880 Law rune 45 Rare 9,585 Death rune 45 Rare 9,855 Dragonstone 1 Rare 26,574 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 35,869 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 63,645 Shield left half 1 Very rare 71,872 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 103,941
- 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.