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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 GE market price
Big bones Big bones 1 Always 344


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Iron arrow 5 Iron arrow 3 Common 39
Iron dagger Iron dagger 1 Common 4
Iron full helm Iron full helm 1 Common 276
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 10–15 Uncommon 440–660
Iron kiteshield Iron kiteshield 1 Uncommon 123
Steel longsword Steel longsword 1 Uncommon 132
Iron 2h sword Iron 2h sword 1 Rare 14
Mithril arrow 5 Mithril arrow 3 Rare 120
Steel dagger Steel dagger 1 Rare 5
Steel platebody Steel platebody 1 Very rare 1,002
Adamant arrow 5 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 Water rune 7 Common 35
Fire rune Fire rune 15 Common 75
Cosmic rune Cosmic rune 2 Uncommon 236
Law rune Law rune 2–3 Uncommon 426–639
Nature rune Nature rune 6 Uncommon 1,458
Mind rune Mind rune 3 Uncommon 12
Death rune Death rune 2–3 Rare 438–657
Chaos rune Chaos rune 2 Rare 204


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Guam leaf Guam leaf 1 Common 18
Marrentill Marrentill 1 Common 9
Tarromin Tarromin 1 Common 55
Harralander Harralander 1 Uncommon 437
Ranarr weed Ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,494
Irit leaf Irit leaf 1 Uncommon 1,043
Avantoe Avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,731
Kwuarm Kwuarm 1 Rare 2,596
Cadantine Cadantine 1 Rare 2,461
Lantadyme Lantadyme 1 Rare 1,200
Dwarf weed Dwarf weed 1 Very rare 1,974


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Tomato seed 1 Tomato seed 1–3 Common 2–6
Potato seed 1 Potato seed 1–4 Common 1–4
Onion seed 1 Onion seed 4; 8 Common 4–8
Strawberry seed 1 Strawberry seed 2 Common 400
Cabbage seed 1 Cabbage seed 4 Common 4
Limpwurt seed 1 Limpwurt seed 1 Rare 674
Watermelon seed 1 Watermelon seed 1–4 Rare 876–3,504
Sweetcorn seed 1 Sweetcorn seed 3 Rare 132


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 25 Coins 8; 15; 38; 52; 88 Common Error
Limpwurt root Limpwurt root 1 Uncommon 1,973
Beer Beer 1 Uncommon 68
Body talisman Body talisman 1 Uncommon 379
Chaos talisman chaos talisman 1 Rare(1/400) 180
Long bone Long bone 1 Rare(1/400) Error
Curved bone Curved bone 1 Very rare(1/5,000) Error
Champion's scroll (giant) 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.

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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 3,000 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,272
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Common 8,629
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 25,687
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 1,451
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,530
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 552
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 180
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 16,281
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,813
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 12,582
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 27,193
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 41,552
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,621
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Rare 835
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 19,000
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,020
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Rare 24,124
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Rare 6,600
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Rare 5,880
Law rune Law rune 45 Rare 9,585
Death rune Death rune 45 Rare 9,855
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Rare 26,574
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 35,869
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 63,645
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 71,872
Dragon spear 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.

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