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Hill Giant
Hill giant
Release date 4 January 2001 (Update)
Members? No
Combat level 28
Always drops Big bones
Examine
A very large foe.
Combat info
Hitpoints 35
Aggressive Yes
Poisonous No
Max hit 4
Weakness Magic, Stab
Attack Styles
Melee (Crush)
Slayer-icon Slayer info
Slayer level 1
Slayer XP 35
Category Hill giant
Assigned by
Mazchna chatheadVannaka chathead
Combat-icon Combat stats
Attack-icon Strength-icon Defence-icon Ranged-icon Magic-icon
18 22 26 1 1
Attack-icon Aggressive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +0
Defence-icon Defensive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +0
Other bonuses Immunities
Strength-icon RangedStrength-icon Attack-icon Poison hitsplat Venom hitsplat
+16  ? +18 Not immune Not immune
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 6

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.

LocationsEdit

Money makingEdit

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. They also frequently drop limpwurt roots, a secondary Herblore ingredient. 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.

DropsEdit

100%Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Big bones Big bones 1 Always 306

Weapons/ArmourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Iron arrow 5 Iron arrow 3 Common 27
Iron dagger Iron dagger 1 Uncommon 5
Iron full helm Iron full helm 1 Uncommon 128
Iron kiteshield Iron kiteshield 1 Uncommon 36
Steel longsword Steel longsword 1 Uncommon 130
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 10 Uncommon 340
Iron 2h sword Iron 2h sword 1 Very rare 25
Steel dagger Steel dagger 1 Uncommon 9
Steel platebody Steel platebody 1 Very rare 997
Mithril arrow 5 Mithril arrow 3 Very rare 120
Adamant arrow 5 Adamant arrow 1–5 Very rare 78–390

Note: All rare and very rare weapons/armour drops are members-only.

RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Water rune Water rune 7 Common 35
Cosmic rune Cosmic rune 2 Uncommon 240
Fire rune Fire rune 15 Uncommon 75
Mind rune Mind rune 3 Uncommon 12
Nature rune Nature rune 6 Uncommon (1/64) 1,236
Law rune Law rune 2 Uncommon (3/128) 414
Chaos rune Chaos rune 2 Rare (1/128) 202
Death rune Death rune 2 Rare (1/128) 474

Herbs (members only)Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 7
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 Common 13
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 Common 123
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 517
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,738
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 1,052
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,547
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 2,730
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,632
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,956
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 Very rare 944

Seeds (members only)Edit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Potato seed 5 Potato seed 4 Common 8
Onion seed 5 Onion seed 4 Common 4
Tomato seed 5 Tomato seed 1–3 Uncommon 1–3
Cabbage seed 5 Cabbage seed 4 Uncommon 4
Strawberry seed 5 Strawberry seed 2 Rare 16
Sweetcorn seed 5 Sweetcorn seed 3 Rare 30
Limpwurt seed 5 Limpwurt seed 1 Very rare 114
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 1–4 Very rare 432–1,728

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 25 Coins 8; 15; 38; 52; 88 Common Not sold
Limpwurt root Limpwurt root 1 Uncommon 259
Beer Beer 1 Uncommon 51
Body talisman Body talisman 1 Uncommon 628
Ensouled giant head Ensouled giant head 1 Uncommon (1/25) 1,261
Looting bag Looting bag 1 Uncommon (1/30)[1] Not sold
Giant key Giant key 1 Rare (1/128)[2] Not sold
Long bone Long bone 1 Rare (1/400) Not sold
Ancient shard Ancient shard 1 Rare (1/310)[3] Not sold
Dark totem base Dark totem base 1 Rare (1/465)[3] Not sold
Dark totem middle Dark totem middle 1 Rare (1/465)[3] Not sold
Dark totem top Dark totem top 1 Rare (1/465)[3] Not sold
Curved bone Curved bone 1 Very rare (1/5,000) Not sold
Champion scroll (giant) Champion scroll (giant) 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.

Rare drop table

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

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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 3,000 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 912
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Common 7,913
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 17,210
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 847
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,698
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 667
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 227
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 13,802
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,584
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 12,062
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,543
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 37,923
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,392
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Rare 540
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 7,700
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,400
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Rare 22,568
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,100
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Rare 3,654
Law rune Law rune 45 Rare 9,315
Death rune Death rune 45 Rare 10,665
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Rare 15,250
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,169
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,156
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,198
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,553


TriviaEdit

  • 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.


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