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Hill Giant
Hill giant
Release date 4 January 2001 (Update)
Members? No
Combat level 28
Always drops Big bones
Examine
A very large foe.
Combat info
Hitpoints 35
Aggressive Yes
Poisonous No
Max hit 4
Weakness Magic
Attack Styles
Melee (Crush)
Slayer-icon Slayer info
Slayer level 1
Slayer XP 35
Category Hill giant
Assigned by
Mazchna chatheadVannaka 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
+0 +0 +0 +0 +0
Defence-icon Defensive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +0
Other bonuses Immunities
Strength-icon RangedStrength-icon Attack-icon Poison hitsplat Venom hitsplat
+16  ? +18 Not immune Not immune
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 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.

LocationsEdit

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 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.

DropsEdit

100%Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Big bones Big bones 1 Always 290

Weapons/ArmourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Iron arrow 5 Iron arrow 3 Common 33
Iron dagger Iron dagger 1 Uncommon 8
Iron full helm Iron full helm 1 Uncommon 139
Iron kiteshield Iron kiteshield 1 Uncommon 52
Steel longsword Steel longsword 1 Uncommon 138
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 10 Uncommon 340
Iron 2h sword Iron 2h sword 1 Very rare 22
Steel dagger Steel dagger 1 Uncommon 10
Steel platebody Steel platebody 1 Very rare 1,011
Mithril arrow 5 Mithril arrow 3 Very rare 120
Adamant arrow 5 Adamant arrow 1–5 Very rare 67–335

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

RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Water rune Water rune 7 Common 35
Cosmic rune Cosmic rune 2 Uncommon 296
Law rune Law rune 2 Uncommon 370
Mind rune Mind rune 3 Uncommon 12
Nature rune Nature rune 6 Uncommon 1,632
Fire rune Fire rune 15 Uncommon 75
Chaos rune Chaos rune 2 Rare 200
Death rune Death rune 2 Rare 636

Herbs (members only)Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 12
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 Common 16
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 Common 138
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 636
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 6,764
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 1,525
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,927
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 3,153
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 2,669
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 2,404
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 Very rare 1,374

Seeds (members only)Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Potato seed 5 Potato seed 4 Common 8
Onion seed 5 Onion seed 4 Common 8
Tomato seed 5 Tomato seed 1–3 Uncommon 1–3
Cabbage seed 5 Cabbage seed 4 Uncommon 12
Strawberry seed 5 Strawberry seed 2 Rare 150
Sweetcorn seed 5 Sweetcorn seed 3 Rare 219
Limpwurt seed 5 Limpwurt seed 1 Very rare 750
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 1–4 Very rare 472–1,888

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 25 Coins 8; 15; 38; 52; 88 Common Not sold
Limpwurt root Limpwurt root 1 Uncommon 447
Beer Beer 1 Uncommon 40
Body talisman Body talisman 1 Uncommon 448
Ensouled giant head Ensouled giant head 1 Uncommon (1/25) 1,234
Giant key Giant key 1 Rare (1/128)[1] Not sold
Long bone Long bone 1 Rare (1/400) Not sold
Ancient shard Ancient shard 1 Rare (1/310)[2] Not sold
Dark totem base Dark totem base 1 Rare (1/465)[2] Not sold
Dark totem middle Dark totem middle 1 Rare (1/465)[2] Not sold
Dark totem top Dark totem top 1 Rare (1/465)[2] Not sold
Curved bone Curved bone 1 Very rare (1/5,000) Not sold
Champion scroll (giant) Champion scroll (giant) 1 Very rare (1/5,000) Not sold
  1. 1/56 if killing those located in the Wilderness.
  2. 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.

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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 3,000 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,607
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Common 7,833
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 19,332
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 1,082
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 2,044
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 627
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 519
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 18,224
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,800
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 12,571
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 26,613
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 41,152
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,848
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Rare 480
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 13,800
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Rare 800
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Rare 24,534
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,100
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Rare 4,326
Law rune Law rune 45 Rare 8,325
Death rune Death rune 45 Rare 14,310
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Rare 16,827
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 36,211
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 62,793
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 72,203
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 41,788


TriviaEdit

  • 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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