|Release date||4 January 2001 (Update)|
|Always drops||Big bones|
|A very large foe.|
|Weakness||Wind spells, Slash|
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.
- 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), southeast of Bone Yard, near the Black salamander Hunter area
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.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Big bones 1 Always 403
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Iron arrow 3 Common 42 Iron dagger 1 Rare 4 Iron full helm 1 Uncommon 235 Steel arrow 10–15 Uncommon 440–660 Iron kiteshield 1 Uncommon 86 Steel longsword 1 Uncommon 177 Iron 2h sword 1 Rare 32 Mithril arrow 3 Rare 162 Steel dagger 1 Rare 9 Steel platebody 1 Very rare 1,070 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 7 Uncommon 35 Fire rune 15 Uncommon 90 Cosmic rune 2 Uncommon 326 Law rune 2–3 Uncommon 468–702 Nature rune 2–6 Uncommon 508–1,524 Mind rune 3 Uncommon 9 Death rune 2–3 Rare 540–810 Chaos rune 2 Rare 204
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 13 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 11 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 65 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 792 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,819 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 1,522 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 3,329 Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 4,592 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 2,796 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,948 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Very rare 2,549
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Tomato seed 1–3 Common 2–6 Potato seed 1–4 Common 1–4 Onion seed 4; 8 Common 4–8 Strawberry seed 2 Common 848 Cabbage seed 4 Common 4 Limpwurt seed 1 Rare 2,034 Watermelon seed 1–4 Rare 1,243–4,972 Sweetcorn seed 3 Rare 741
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 8; 15; 38; 52; 88 Common Not sold Limpwurt root 1 Uncommon 2,047 Beer 1 Uncommon 99 Body talisman 1 Uncommon 372 chaos talisman 1 Rare(1/400) 680 Long bone 1 Rare(1/400) Not sold Curved bone 1 Very rare(1/5,000) Not sold 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.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 3,000 Common Not sold Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,442 Loop half of key 1 Common 8,328 Tooth half of key 1 Common 27,726 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 1,712 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,781 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 1,037 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 680 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 17,018 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 14,131 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,604 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 27,106 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 43,127 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,797 Rune javelin 5 Rare 1,005 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 15,200 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,000 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 25,294 Steel arrow 150 Rare 6,600 Rune arrow 42 Rare 7,308 Law rune 45 Rare 10,530 Death rune 45 Rare 12,150 Dragonstone 1 Rare 27,551 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 36,030 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 63,365 Shield left half 1 Very rare 73,506 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.