|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.
- Edgeville Dungeon (13)
- South-west of Tree Gnome Stronghold (slightly north-west of the well) (6)
- North of the Observatory (6)
- Taverley Dungeon (5)
- Tree Gnome Village (2)
- 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. 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 266
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Iron arrow 3 Common 27 Iron dagger 1 Uncommon 4 Iron full helm 1 Uncommon 85 Iron kiteshield 1 Uncommon 49 Steel longsword 1 Uncommon 132 Steel arrow 10 Uncommon 340 Steel dagger 1 Uncommon 10 Iron 2h sword 1 Very rare  36 Steel platebody 1 Very rare  1,014 Mithril arrow 3 Very rare  120 Adamant arrow 1–5 Very rare  73–365
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Water rune 7 Common 35 Cosmic rune 2 Uncommon 234 Fire rune 15 Uncommon 75 Mind rune 3 Uncommon 12 Nature rune 6 Uncommon (1/64) 1,236 Law rune 2 Uncommon (3/128) 436 Chaos rune 2 Rare (1/128) 202 Death rune 2 Rare (1/128) 490
Herbs (members only)Edit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 11 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 15 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 152 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 519 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 8,865 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 1,061 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,415 Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 2,537 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,507 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 2,072 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Very rare 1,112
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 4 Strawberry seed 2 Rare 12 Sweetcorn seed 3 Rare 18 Limpwurt seed 1 Very rare 137 Watermelon seed 1–4 Very rare 514–2,056
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 8; 15; 38; 52; 88 Common Not sold Limpwurt root 1 Uncommon 234 Beer 1 Uncommon 60 Body talisman 1 Uncommon 506 Ensouled giant head 1 Uncommon (1/25) 1,779 Looting bag 1 Uncommon (1/30) Not sold Giant key 1 Rare (1/128) Not sold Ancient shard 1 Rare (1/310) Not sold Long bone 1 Rare (1/400) 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
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Only dropped on members worlds.
- ↑ Only dropped by those found in the Wilderness.
- ↑ 1/64 if killing those located in the Wilderness.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 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 Loop half of key 1 Common 8,628 Tooth half of key 1 Common 19,403 Chaos talisman 1 Common 247 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 931 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 1,016 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,765 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 543 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 5,100 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,402 Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 550 Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 960 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,586 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 13,802 Law rune 45 Uncommon 9,810 Death rune 45 Uncommon 11,025 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,648 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,987 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,611 Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,800 Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 17,404 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,917 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,262 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,277 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,155 Shield left half 1 Rare 65,813 Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,166
- 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.