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Hill Giant
Hill giant
Release date 4 January 2001 (Update)
Members? No
Combat 28
Hit points 35
Slayer level 1
Slayer XP 35
Aggressive Yes
Poisonous No
Immune to poison? No
Attack style Melee
Attack speed Monster attack speed 4
Max hit 6
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.

Killing a hill giant grants 140 experience in the attack style that the player is training, as well as 46.6 Hitpoints experience.


Money makingEdit

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.


100% dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity
Big bones Big bones 1 1; Always


Item Quantity Rarity
Iron arrow 5 Iron arrow 3 2; Common
Iron dagger Iron dagger 1 2; Common
Iron full helm Iron full helm 1 2; Common
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 10–15 3; Uncommon
Iron kiteshield Iron kiteshield 1 3; Uncommon
Steel longsword Steel longsword 1 3; Uncommon
Iron 2h sword Iron 2h sword 1 4; Rare
Mithril arrow 5 Mithril arrow 3 4; Rare
Steel dagger Steel dagger 1 4; Rare
Steel platebody Steel platebody 1 5; Very rare
Adamant arrow 5 Adamant arrow 1–5 5; Very rare

Note: All rare and very rare weapons/armour drops are members-only.


Item Quantity Rarity
Water rune Water rune 7 2; Common
Fire rune Fire rune 15 2; Common
Cosmic rune Cosmic rune 2 3; Uncommon
Law rune Law rune 2–3 3; Uncommon
Nature rune Nature rune 6 3; Uncommon
Mind rune Mind rune 3 3; Uncommon
Death rune Death rune 2–3 4; Rare
Chaos rune Chaos rune 2 4; Rare


Item Quantity Rarity
Guam leaf Guam leaf 1 2; Common
Marrentill Marrentill 1 2; Common
Tarromin Tarromin 1 2; Common
Harralander Harralander 1 3; Uncommon
Ranarr weed Ranarr weed 1 3; Uncommon
Irit leaf Irit leaf 1 3; Uncommon
Avantoe Avantoe 1 3; Uncommon
Kwuarm Kwuarm 1 4; Rare
Cadantine Cadantine 1 4; Rare
Lantadyme Lantadyme 1 4; Rare
Dwarf weed Dwarf weed 1 5; Very rare


Item Quantity Rarity
Tomato seed 1 Tomato seed 1–3 2; Common
Potato seed 1 Potato seed 1–4 2; Common
Onion seed 1 Onion seed 4; 8 2; Common
Strawberry seed 1 Strawberry seed 2 2; Common
Cabbage seed 1 Cabbage seed 4 2; Common
Limpwurt seed 1 Limpwurt seed 1 4; Rare
Watermelon seed 1 Watermelon seed 1–4 4; Rare
Sweetcorn seed 1 Sweetcorn seed 3 4; Rare


Item Quantity Rarity
Coins 100 Coins 8; 15; 38; 52; 88 2; Common
Limpwurt root Limpwurt root 1 3; Uncommon
Beer Beer 1 3; Uncommon
Body talisman Body talisman 1 3; Uncommon
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 4; Rare (1/400)
Long bone Long bone 1 4; Rare (1/400)
Curved bone Curved bone 1 5; Very rare (1/5,000)
Champion's scroll (giant) Champion's scroll (giant) 1 5; Very rare (1/5,000)

Rare drop table

In addition to the drops above, this monster also has access to the rare drop table.

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Item Quantity Rarity
Coins 100 Coins 3,000 2; Common
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 2; Common
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 2; Common
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 2; Common
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 3; Uncommon
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 3; Uncommon
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3; Uncommon
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3; Uncommon
Nature rune Nature rune 67 3; Uncommon
Runite bar Runite bar 1 3; Uncommon
Rune spear Rune spear 1 4; Rare
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4; Rare
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 4; Rare
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 4; Rare
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4; Rare
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4; Rare
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 4; Rare
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 4; Rare
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 4; Rare
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 4; Rare
Law rune Law rune 45 4; Rare
Death rune Death rune 45 4; Rare
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4; Rare
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 4; Rare
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 4; Rare
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5; Very rare
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5; Very rare


  • 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.

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