|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 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.
- 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 289 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 289
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Iron arrow 3 Common 27 Iron dagger 1 Uncommon 6 Iron full helm 1 Uncommon 77 Iron kiteshield 1 Uncommon 30 Steel longsword 1 Uncommon 125 Steel arrow 10 Uncommon 420
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Water rune 7 Common 35 Cosmic rune 2 Uncommon 266 Fire rune 15 Uncommon 90 Mind rune 3 Uncommon 12 Nature rune 6 Uncommon (1/64) 1,524 Law rune 2 Uncommon (3/128) 506 Chaos rune 2 Rare (1/128) 202 Death rune 2 Rare (1/128) 570
Herbs (members only)
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf(m) 1 Common 9 Grimy marrentill(m) 1 Common 13 Grimy tarromin(m) 1 Common 127 Grimy harralander(m) 1 Uncommon 817 Grimy ranarr weed(m) 1 Uncommon 7,767 Grimy irit leaf(m) 1 Uncommon 881 Grimy avantoe(m) 1 Uncommon 2,197 Grimy kwuarm(m) 1 Rare 1,781 Grimy cadantine(m) 1 Rare 1,570 Grimy lantadyme(m) 1 Rare 1,575 Grimy dwarf weed(m) 1 Very rare 1,055
Seeds (members only)
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Potato seed(m) 4 Common 4 Onion seed(m) 4 Common 4 Tomato seed(m) 1–3 Uncommon 1–3 Cabbage seed(m) 4 Uncommon 4 Strawberry seed(m) 2 Rare 48 Sweetcorn seed(m) 3 Rare 12 Limpwurt seed(m) 1 Very rare 272 Watermelon seed(m) 1–4 Very rare 358–1,432
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 8; 15; 38; 52; 88 Common Not sold Ensouled giant head(m) 1 Common (1/25) 1,348 Limpwurt root 1 Common 1,343 Beer 1 Uncommon 119 Body talisman 1 Uncommon 763 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.
Gem drop table
In addition to the drops above, this monster has access to the gem drop table.
Show/hide gem drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 970 Uncut emerald 1 Rare 921 Uncut ruby 1 Rare 1,736 Chaos talisman 1 Very rare 857 Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 3,769 Rune javelin 5 Very rare 755 Loop half of key 1 Very rare 9,183 Tooth half of key 1 Very rare 13,691 Rune spear 1 Very rare 12,040 Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,395 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,187
- 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.