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Hill Giant
Hill giant
Release date 4 January 2001 (Update)
Members? No
Always drops Big bones
A very large foe.
Combat info
Combat 28
Hit points 35
Aggressive Yes
Poisonous No
Max hit 6
Weakness Wind spells, Slash
Attack Styles
Slayer-icon Slayer info
Slayer level 1
Slayer XP 35
Category Unknown (edit)
Assigned by
Vannaka 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
+18 +18 +18 +18 +18
Defence-icon Defensive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +0
Other bonuses Immunities
Strength-icon Attack-icon Poison hitsplat Venom hitsplat
+16  ?  ?  ?
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 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 300 gp 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.


100% dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Big bones Big bones 1 Always 403


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Iron arrow 5 Iron arrow 3 Common 42
Iron dagger Iron dagger 1 Rare 4
Iron full helm Iron full helm 1 Uncommon 235
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 10–15 Uncommon 440–660
Iron kiteshield Iron kiteshield 1 Uncommon 86
Steel longsword Steel longsword 1 Uncommon 177
Iron 2h sword Iron 2h sword 1 Rare 32
Mithril arrow 5 Mithril arrow 3 Rare 162
Steel dagger Steel dagger 1 Rare 9
Steel platebody Steel platebody 1 Very rare 1,070
Adamant arrow 5 Adamant arrow 1–5 Very rare 86–430

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


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Water rune Water rune 7 Uncommon 35
Fire rune Fire rune 15 Uncommon 90
Cosmic rune Cosmic rune 2 Uncommon 326
Law rune Law rune 2–3 Uncommon 468–702
Nature rune Nature rune 2–6 Uncommon 508–1,524
Mind rune Mind rune 3 Uncommon 9
Death rune Death rune 2–3 Rare 540–810
Chaos rune Chaos rune 2 Rare 204


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 13
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 Common 11
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 Common 65
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 792
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,819
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 1,522
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 3,329
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 4,592
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 2,796
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,948
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 Very rare 2,549


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 848
Cabbage seed 1 Cabbage seed 4 Common 4
Limpwurt seed 1 Limpwurt seed 1 Rare 2,034
Watermelon seed 1 Watermelon seed 1–4 Rare 1,243–4,972
Sweetcorn seed 1 Sweetcorn seed 3 Rare 741


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 25 Coins 8; 15; 38; 52; 88 Common Not sold
Limpwurt root Limpwurt root 1 Uncommon 2,047
Beer Beer 1 Uncommon 99
Body talisman Body talisman 1 Uncommon 372
Chaos talisman chaos talisman 1 Rare(1/400) 680
Long bone Long bone 1 Rare(1/400) Not sold
Curved bone Curved bone 1 Very rare(1/5,000) Not sold
Champion's scroll (giant) Champion's 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.

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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 3,000 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,442
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Common 8,328
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 27,726
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 1,712
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,781
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 1,037
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 680
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 17,018
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 14,131
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 12,604
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 27,106
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 43,127
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,797
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Rare 1,005
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 15,200
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,000
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Rare 25,294
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Rare 6,600
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Rare 7,308
Law rune Law rune 45 Rare 10,530
Death rune Death rune 45 Rare 12,150
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Rare 27,551
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 36,030
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 63,365
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 73,506
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 93,132


  • 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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