|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 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), south-east of Bone Yard, near the Black salamander Hunter area
For low-leveled players, Hill Giants can be a great way to make money as they always drop Big bones which bring in around 300 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 385
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Iron arrow 3 Common 39 Iron dagger 1 Uncommon 9 Iron full helm 1 Uncommon 205 Steel arrow 10 Uncommon 390 Iron kiteshield 1 Uncommon 86 Steel longsword 1 Uncommon 163 Iron 2h sword 1 Very rare 29 Mithril arrow 3 Very rare 135 Steel dagger 1 Very rare 11 Steel platebody 1 Very rare 1,012 Adamant arrow 1–5 Very rare 75–375
Note: All rare and very rare weapons/armour drops are members-only.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Water rune 7 Common 35 Fire rune 15 Uncommon 75 Cosmic rune 2 Uncommon 334 Law rune 2 Uncommon 500 Nature rune 6 Uncommon 1,824 Mind rune 3 Uncommon 12 Death rune 2 Rare 578 Chaos rune 2 Rare 200
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 12 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 13 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 55 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 475 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 9,023 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 1,196 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,943 Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 2,816 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,790 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,611 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Very rare 1,688
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Tomato seed 1–3 Uncommon 2–6 Potato seed 4 Common 4 Onion seed 4 Common 4 Strawberry seed 2 Rare 322 Cabbage seed 4 Uncommon 12 Limpwurt seed 1 Very rare 2,414 Watermelon seed 1–4 Very rare 503–2,012 Sweetcorn seed 3 Rare 309
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 8; 15; 38; 52; 88 Common Not sold Limpwurt root 1 Common 2,238 Beer 1 Uncommon 53 Body talisman 1 Uncommon 355 Ensouled giant head 1 Uncommon(1/25) 799 Long bone 1 Rare(1/400) Not sold Curved bone 1 Very rare(1/5,000) Not sold Champion 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 1,621 Loop half of key 1 Common 8,929 Tooth half of key 1 Common 28,372 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 1,739 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 2,105 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 530 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 163 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 20,368 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,108 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,422 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 26,618 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 40,100 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,925 Rune javelin 5 Rare 1,180 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 10,900 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,080 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 24,921 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,850 Rune arrow 42 Rare 5,460 Law rune 45 Rare 11,250 Death rune 45 Rare 13,005 Dragonstone 1 Rare 28,424 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 35,822 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 63,689 Shield left half 1 Very rare 74,789 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 89,120
- 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.