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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 Ranged Strength icon Attack icon Poison hitsplat Venom hitsplat
+16 +0 +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 56.

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 Hill Giant's found within the Catacombs of Kourend is one of the fastest ways to farm for Ancient shards and Dark totem pieces because of their low Hitpoints, allowing high level players to kill upwards of a couple hundred an hour.

LocationsEdit

Money makingEdit

For low-levelled players, Hill Giants can be a great way to make money as they always drop big bones, which are 224 coins each. 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 224

Weapons/ArmourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Iron arrow 5 Iron arrow 3 Common 24
Iron dagger Iron dagger 1 Uncommon 7
Iron full helm Iron full helm 1 Uncommon 133
Iron kiteshield Iron kiteshield 1 Uncommon 47
Steel longsword Steel longsword 1 Uncommon 122
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 10 Uncommon 380

RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Water rune Water rune 7 Common 35
Cosmic rune Cosmic rune 2 Uncommon 198
Fire rune Fire rune 15 Uncommon 90
Mind rune Mind rune 3 Uncommon 12
Nature rune Nature rune 6 Uncommon (1/64) 1,146
Law rune Law rune 2 Uncommon (3/128) 392
Chaos rune Chaos rune 2 Rare (1/128) 196
Death rune Death rune 2 Rare (1/128) 488

Herbs (members only)Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf(m) 1 Common 12
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill(m) 1 Common 14
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin(m) 1 Common 136
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander(m) 1 Uncommon 643
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed(m) 1 Uncommon 7,477
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf(m) 1 Uncommon 953
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe(m) 1 Uncommon 2,442
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm(m) 1 Rare 2,138
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine(m) 1 Rare 1,758
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme(m) 1 Rare 1,711
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed(m) 1 Very rare 755

Seeds (members only)Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Potato seed 5 Potato seed(m) 4 Common 4
Onion seed 5 Onion seed(m) 4 Common 4
Tomato seed 5 Tomato seed(m) 1–3 Uncommon 2–6
Cabbage seed 5 Cabbage seed(m) 4 Uncommon 4
Strawberry seed 5 Strawberry seed(m) 2 Rare 10
Sweetcorn seed 5 Sweetcorn seed(m) 3 Rare 9
Limpwurt seed 5 Limpwurt seed(m) 1 Very rare 51
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed(m) 1–4 Very rare 382–1,528

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 25 Coins 8; 15; 38; 52; 88 Common Not sold
Ensouled giant head Ensouled giant head(m) 1 Common (1/25) 1,597
Limpwurt root Limpwurt root 1 Uncommon 225
Beer Beer 1 Uncommon 67
Body talisman Body talisman 1 Uncommon 801
Looting bag Looting bag(m) 1 Uncommon (1/30)[1] Not sold
Giant key Giant key 1 Rare (1/128)[2] Not sold
Ancient shard Ancient shard(m) 1 Rare (1/310)[3] Not sold
Long bone Long bone(m) 1 Rare (1/400) Not sold
Dark totem base Dark totem base(m) 1 Rare (1/465)[3] Not sold
Dark totem middle Dark totem middle(m) 1 Rare (1/465)[3] Not sold
Dark totem top Dark totem top(m) 1 Rare (1/465)[3] Not sold
Curved bone Curved bone(m) 1 Very rare (1/5,000) Not sold
Giant champion scroll Giant champion scroll(m) 1 Very rare (1/5,000) Not sold
  1. Only dropped by those found in the Wilderness.
  2. 1/64 if killing those located in the Wilderness.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 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
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Common 6,620
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 14,897
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Common 182
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 832
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 771
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,536
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 609
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 5,700
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,108
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 735
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,100
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,379
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 12,797
Law rune Law rune 45 Uncommon 8,820
Death rune Death rune 45 Uncommon 10,980
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,617
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,991
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,634
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,500
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 12,055
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,199
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,236
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,207
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 12,073
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Rare 65,424
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,317


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 the muscles on their arms resemble hills.