|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 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.
- 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 301
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Iron arrow 3 Common 27 Iron dagger 1 Uncommon 6 Iron full helm 1 Uncommon 122 Iron kiteshield 1 Uncommon 38 Steel longsword 1 Uncommon 128 Steel arrow 10 Uncommon 350 Iron 2h sword 1 Very rare 25 Steel dagger 1 Uncommon 9 Steel platebody 1 Very rare 1,001 Mithril arrow 3 Very rare 120 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 Cosmic rune 2 Uncommon 254 Fire rune 15 Uncommon 75 Mind rune 3 Uncommon 12 Nature rune 6 Uncommon (1/64) 1,272 Law rune 2 Uncommon (3/128) 432 Chaos rune 2 Rare (1/128) 202 Death rune 2 Rare (1/128) 468
Herbs (members only)Edit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 6 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 13 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 118 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 508 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,811 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 1,072 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,540 Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 2,710 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,698 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 2,093 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Very rare 952
Seeds (members only)Edit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Potato seed 4 Common 4 Onion seed 4 Common 4 Tomato seed 1–3 Uncommon 2–6 Cabbage seed 4 Uncommon 4 Strawberry seed 2 Rare 16 Sweetcorn seed 3 Rare 30 Limpwurt seed 1 Very rare 112 Watermelon seed 1–4 Very rare 451–1,804
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 8; 15; 38; 52; 88 Common Not sold Limpwurt root 1 Uncommon 254 Beer 1 Uncommon 52 Body talisman 1 Uncommon 608 Ensouled giant head 1 Uncommon (1/25) 1,292 Looting bag 1 Uncommon (1/30) Not sold 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
- ↑ Only dropped by those found in the Wilderness.
- ↑ 1/64 if killing those located in the Wilderness.
- ↑ 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.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 3,000 Common Not sold Uncut sapphire 1 Common 920 Loop half of key 1 Common 8,206 Tooth half of key 1 Common 17,333 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 867 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,761 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 606 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 216 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 14,204 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,577 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,096 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,570 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 37,967 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,343 Rune javelin 5 Rare 540 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 7,800 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,360 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 22,628 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,250 Rune arrow 42 Rare 3,234 Law rune 45 Rare 9,720 Death rune 45 Rare 10,530 Dragonstone 1 Rare 15,409 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,152 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,350 Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,536 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,413
- 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.