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Hill Giant
Hill giant
Release date 4 January 2001 (Update)
Members? No
Combat level 28
Always drops Big bones
A very large foe.
Combat info
Hitpoints 35
Aggressive Yes
Poisonous No
Max hit 4
Weakness Magic
Attack Styles
Melee (Crush)
Slayer-icon Slayer info
Slayer level 1
Slayer XP 35
Category Hill giant
Assigned by
Mazchna chatheadVannaka chathead
Combat-icon Combat stats
Attack-icon Strength-icon Defence-icon Ranged-icon Magic-icon
18 22 26 1 1
Attack-icon Aggressive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +0
Defence-icon Defensive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +0
Other bonuses Immunities
Strength-icon RangedStrength-icon Attack-icon Poison hitsplat Venom hitsplat
+16  ? +18 Not immune Not immune
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 6

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.


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 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 Big bones 1 Always 256


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Iron arrow 5 Iron arrow 3 Common 33
Iron dagger Iron dagger 1 Uncommon 9
Iron full helm Iron full helm 1 Uncommon 191
Iron kiteshield Iron kiteshield 1 Uncommon 54
Steel longsword Steel longsword 1 Uncommon 141
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 10 Uncommon 340
Iron 2h sword Iron 2h sword 1 Very rare 20
Steel dagger Steel dagger 1 Uncommon 8
Steel platebody Steel platebody 1 Very rare 1,025
Mithril arrow 5 Mithril arrow 3 Very rare 111
Adamant arrow 5 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 Water rune 7 Common 35
Cosmic rune Cosmic rune 2 Uncommon 310
Law rune Law rune 2 Uncommon 418
Mind rune Mind rune 3 Uncommon 12
Nature rune Nature rune 6 Uncommon 1,632
Fire rune Fire rune 15 Uncommon 75
Chaos rune Chaos rune 2 Rare 204
Death rune Death rune 2 Rare 578

Herbs (members only)Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 8
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 Common 11
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 Common 70
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 520
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 6,845
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 1,225
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,957
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 4,031
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 2,101
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,837
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 Very rare 1,890

Seeds (members only)Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Potato seed 5 Potato seed 4 Common 8
Onion seed 5 Onion seed 4 Common 4
Tomato seed 5 Tomato seed 1–3 Uncommon 2–6
Cabbage seed 5 Cabbage seed 4 Uncommon 12
Strawberry seed 5 Strawberry seed 2 Rare 156
Sweetcorn seed 5 Sweetcorn seed 3 Rare 207
Limpwurt seed 5 Limpwurt seed 1 Very rare 1,004
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 1–4 Very rare 590–2,360


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 25 Coins 8; 15; 38; 52; 88 Common Not sold
Limpwurt root Limpwurt root 1 Uncommon 673
Beer Beer 1 Uncommon 66
Body talisman Body talisman 1 Uncommon 529
Ensouled giant head Ensouled giant head 1 Uncommon (1/25) 1,093
Giant key Giant key 1 Rare (1/128) Not sold
Long bone Long bone 1 Rare (1/400) Not sold
Ancient shard Ancient shard 1 Rare (1/310)[1] Not sold
Dark totem base Dark totem base 1 Rare (1/465)[1] Not sold
Dark totem middle Dark totem middle 1 Rare (1/465)[1] Not sold
Dark totem top Dark totem top 1 Rare (1/465)[1] Not sold
Curved bone Curved bone 1 Very rare (1/5,000) Not sold
Champion scroll (giant) Champion scroll (giant) 1 Very rare (1/5,000) Not sold
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Only dropped by those found within the Catacombs of Kourend.

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 GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 3,000 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,588
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Common 7,041
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 24,052
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 1,529
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 2,392
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 536
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 262
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 18,224
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,764
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 12,933
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 26,966
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 40,861
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,998
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Rare 680
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 8,400
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,160
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Rare 24,973
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,100
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Rare 4,788
Law rune Law rune 45 Rare 9,405
Death rune Death rune 45 Rare 13,005
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Rare 20,528
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 36,314
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 63,434
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 73,432
Dragon spear 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.

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