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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 57.

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 Giants 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.

Locations

Money making

For low-levelled players, Hill Giants can be a great way to make money as they always drop big bones, which are 302 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.

Drops

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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Big bones Big bones 1 Always 302

Weapons/Armour

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Iron arrow 5 Iron arrow 3 Common 27
Iron dagger Iron dagger 1 Uncommon 3
Iron full helm Iron full helm 1 Uncommon 39
Iron kiteshield Iron kiteshield 1 Uncommon 29
Steel longsword Steel longsword 1 Uncommon 128
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 10 Uncommon 330

Runes

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Water rune Water rune 7 Common 35
Cosmic rune Cosmic rune 2 Uncommon 318
Fire rune Fire rune 15 Uncommon 75
Mind rune Mind rune 3 Uncommon 12
Nature rune Nature rune 6 Uncommon (1/64) 1,560
Law rune Law rune 2 Uncommon (3/128) 548
Chaos rune Chaos rune 2 Rare (1/128) 202
Death rune Death rune 2 Rare (1/128) 572

Herbs (members only)

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf(m) 1 Common 18
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill(m) 1 Common 16
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin(m) 1 Common 151
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander(m) 1 Uncommon 840
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed(m) 1 Uncommon 8,108
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf(m) 1 Uncommon 900
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe(m) 1 Uncommon 2,132
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm(m) 1 Rare 1,575
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine(m) 1 Rare 1,484
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme(m) 1 Rare 1,335
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed(m) 1 Very rare 962

Seeds (members only)

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 1–3
Cabbage seed 5 Cabbage seed(m) 4 Uncommon 4
Strawberry seed 5 Strawberry seed(m) 2 Rare 52
Sweetcorn seed 5 Sweetcorn seed(m) 3 Rare 12
Limpwurt seed 5 Limpwurt seed(m) 1 Very rare 123
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed(m) 1–4 Very rare 270–1,080

Other

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) 1,221
Limpwurt root Limpwurt root 1 Common 796
Beer Beer 1 Uncommon 75
Body talisman Body talisman 1 Uncommon 413
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.

Gem drop table

In addition to the drops above, this monster has access to the gem drop table.

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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 991
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Rare 955
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Rare 1,796
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Very rare 980
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 3,753
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare 805
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Very rare 9,389
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Very rare 14,565
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare 12,118
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,634
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,438


Trivia

  • 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.