|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 402
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Iron arrow 3 Common 39 Iron dagger 1 Uncommon 13 Iron full helm 1 Uncommon 183 Iron kiteshield 1 Uncommon 73 Steel longsword 1 Uncommon 144 Steel arrow 10 Uncommon 330 Iron 2h sword 1 Very rare 44 Steel dagger 1 Uncommon 8 Steel platebody 1 Very rare 1,030 Mithril arrow 3 Very rare 123 Adamant arrow 1–5 Very rare 62–310
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 306 Law rune 2 Uncommon 434 Mind rune 3 Uncommon 12 Nature rune 6 Uncommon 1,566 Fire rune 15 Uncommon 75 Chaos rune 2 Rare 204 Death rune 2 Rare 482
Herbs (members only)Edit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 11 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 11 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 83 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 433 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,794 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 1,066 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,128 Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 2,291 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,612 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,882 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Very rare 1,609
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 508 Sweetcorn seed 3 Rare 492 Limpwurt seed 1 Very rare 2,163 Watermelon seed 1–4 Very rare 701–2,804
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 8; 15; 38; 52; 88 Common Not sold Limpwurt root 1 Uncommon 1,936 Beer 1 Uncommon 60 Body talisman 1 Uncommon 454 Ensouled giant head 1 Uncommon (1/25) 1,452 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 1,850 Loop half of key 1 Common 8,640 Tooth half of key 1 Common 29,188 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 2,136 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 2,019 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 506 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 327 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 17,487 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,703 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,865 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 26,485 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 41,189 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,805 Rune javelin 5 Rare 640 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 9,700 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 920 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 25,051 Steel arrow 150 Rare 4,950 Rune arrow 42 Rare 4,830 Law rune 45 Rare 9,765 Death rune 45 Rare 10,845 Dragonstone 1 Rare 26,624 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 35,231 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 63,604 Shield left half 1 Very rare 73,697 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 41,978
- 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.