|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 a little over 250 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 279
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Iron arrow 3 Common 24 Iron dagger 1 Uncommon 10 Iron full helm 1 Uncommon 153 Iron kiteshield 1 Uncommon 47 Steel longsword 1 Uncommon 123 Steel arrow 10 Uncommon 340 Iron 2h sword 1 Very rare 27 Steel dagger 1 Uncommon 10 Steel platebody 1 Very rare 1,002 Mithril arrow 3 Very rare 99 Adamant arrow 1–5 Very rare 65–325
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 264 Fire rune 15 Uncommon 75 Mind rune 3 Uncommon 12 Nature rune 6 Uncommon (1/64) 1,410 Law rune 2 Uncommon (3/128) 354 Chaos rune 2 Rare (1/128) 202 Death rune 2 Rare (1/128) 636
Herbs (members only)Edit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 8 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 11 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 115 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 447 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,157 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 1,006 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,107 Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 1,945 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,496 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,943 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Very rare 936
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 8 Strawberry seed 2 Rare 46 Sweetcorn seed 3 Rare 78 Limpwurt seed 1 Very rare 392 Watermelon seed 1–4 Very rare 354–1,416
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 8; 15; 38; 52; 88 Common Not sold Limpwurt root 1 Uncommon 314 Beer 1 Uncommon 82 Body talisman 1 Uncommon 328 Ensouled giant head 1 Uncommon (1/25) 1,418 Giant key 1 Rare (1/128) Not sold 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
- ↑ 1/56 if killing those located in the Wilderness.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 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.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 3,000 Common Not sold Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,617 Loop half of key 1 Common 9,361 Tooth half of key 1 Common 17,443 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 939 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,891 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 1,940 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 227 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 15,745 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,562 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,610 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 26,966 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 40,596 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,862 Rune javelin 5 Rare 595 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 7,700 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,360 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 24,412 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,100 Rune arrow 42 Rare 3,906 Law rune 45 Rare 7,965 Death rune 45 Rare 14,310 Dragonstone 1 Rare 15,563 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 36,261 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 63,211 Shield left half 1 Very rare 74,592 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 42,316
- 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 the muscles on their arms resemble hills.