|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
- North-West of the Graveyard of Heroes (12)
For low-levelled players, Hill Giants can be a great way to make money as they always drop big bones, which are 223 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 223
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Iron arrow 3 Common 18 Iron dagger 1 Uncommon 2 Iron full helm 1 Uncommon 77 Iron kiteshield 1 Uncommon 45 Steel longsword 1 Uncommon 147 Steel arrow 10 Uncommon 340
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Water rune 7 Common 35 Cosmic rune 2 Uncommon 226 Fire rune 15 Uncommon 75 Mind rune 3 Uncommon 12 Nature rune 6 Uncommon (1/64) 1,242 Law rune 2 Uncommon (3/128) 394 Chaos rune 2 Rare (1/128) 194 Death rune 2 Rare (1/128) 460
Herbs (members only)Edit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 10 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 14 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 122 Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 511 Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 6,752 Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 956 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,394 Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 2,270 Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,849 Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,799 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Very rare 914
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 1–3 Cabbage seed 4 Uncommon 4 Strawberry seed 2 Rare 8 Sweetcorn seed 3 Rare 12 Limpwurt seed 1 Very rare 64 Watermelon seed 1–4 Very rare 340–1,360
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 8; 15; 38; 52; 88 Common Not sold Limpwurt root 1 Uncommon 223 Beer 1 Uncommon 57 Body talisman 1 Uncommon 426 Ensouled giant head 1 Uncommon (1/25) 1,362 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 Giant champion scroll 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 Loop half of key 1 Common 8,928 Tooth half of key 1 Common 19,984 Chaos talisman 1 Common 412 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 797 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 822 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,529 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 357 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 5,100 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,276 Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 765 Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,360 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,542 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 13,869 Law rune 45 Uncommon 8,865 Death rune 45 Uncommon 10,350 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,627 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,984 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,702 Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,300 Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 19,172 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,141 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 58,913 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,143 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,116 Shield left half 1 Rare 65,715 Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,835
- 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.