|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.
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.
- 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 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.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Big bones 1 Always 224
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Iron arrow 3 Common 24 Iron dagger 1 Uncommon 7 Iron full helm 1 Uncommon 133 Iron kiteshield 1 Uncommon 47 Steel longsword 1 Uncommon 122 Steel arrow 10 Uncommon 380
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Water rune 7 Common 35 Cosmic rune 2 Uncommon 198 Fire rune 15 Uncommon 90 Mind rune 3 Uncommon 12 Nature rune 6 Uncommon (1/64) 1,146 Law rune 2 Uncommon (3/128) 392 Chaos rune 2 Rare (1/128) 196 Death rune 2 Rare (1/128) 488
Herbs (members only)Edit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf(m) 1 Common 12 Grimy marrentill(m) 1 Common 14 Grimy tarromin(m) 1 Common 136 Grimy harralander(m) 1 Uncommon 643 Grimy ranarr weed(m) 1 Uncommon 7,477 Grimy irit leaf(m) 1 Uncommon 953 Grimy avantoe(m) 1 Uncommon 2,442 Grimy kwuarm(m) 1 Rare 2,138 Grimy cadantine(m) 1 Rare 1,758 Grimy lantadyme(m) 1 Rare 1,711 Grimy dwarf weed(m) 1 Very rare 755
Seeds (members only)Edit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Potato seed(m) 4 Common 4 Onion seed(m) 4 Common 4 Tomato seed(m) 1–3 Uncommon 2–6 Cabbage seed(m) 4 Uncommon 4 Strawberry seed(m) 2 Rare 10 Sweetcorn seed(m) 3 Rare 9 Limpwurt seed(m) 1 Very rare 51 Watermelon seed(m) 1–4 Very rare 382–1,528
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 8; 15; 38; 52; 88 Common Not sold Ensouled giant head(m) 1 Common (1/25) 1,597 Limpwurt root 1 Uncommon 225 Beer 1 Uncommon 67 Body talisman 1 Uncommon 801 Looting bag(m) 1 Uncommon (1/30) Not sold Giant key 1 Rare (1/128) Not sold Ancient shard(m) 1 Rare (1/310) Not sold Long bone(m) 1 Rare (1/400) Not sold Dark totem base(m) 1 Rare (1/465) Not sold Dark totem middle(m) 1 Rare (1/465) Not sold Dark totem top(m) 1 Rare (1/465) Not sold Curved bone(m) 1 Very rare (1/5,000) Not sold Giant champion scroll(m) 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 6,620 Tooth half of key 1 Common 14,897 Chaos talisman 1 Common 182 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 832 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 771 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,536 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 609 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 5,700 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,108 Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 735 Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,100 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,379 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 12,797 Law rune 45 Uncommon 8,820 Death rune 45 Uncommon 10,980 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,617 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,991 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,634 Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,500 Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 12,055 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,199 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,236 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,207 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,073 Shield left half 1 Rare 65,424 Dragon spear 1 Rare 37,317
- 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.