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 262 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

100%

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Big bones.png Big bones 1 Always 262

Weapons/Armour

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Iron arrow 5.png Iron arrow 3 Common 15
Iron dagger.png Iron dagger 1 Uncommon 23
Iron full helm.png Iron full helm 1 Uncommon 34
Iron kiteshield.png Iron kiteshield 1 Uncommon 31
Steel longsword.png Steel longsword 1 Uncommon 100
Steel arrow 5.png Steel arrow 10 Uncommon 320

Runes

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Water rune.png Water rune 7 Common 28
Cosmic rune.png Cosmic rune 2 Uncommon 286
Fire rune.png Fire rune 15 Uncommon 75
Mind rune.png Mind rune 3 Uncommon 9
Nature rune.png Nature rune 6 Uncommon (1/64) 1,302
Law rune.png Law rune 2 Uncommon (3/128) 332
Chaos rune.png Chaos rune 2 Rare (1/128) 178
Death rune.png Death rune 2 Rare (1/128) 406

Herbs (members only)

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf.png Grimy guam leaf(m) 1 Common 15
Grimy marrentill.png Grimy marrentill(m) 1 Common 13
Grimy tarromin.png Grimy tarromin(m) 1 Common 132
Grimy harralander.png Grimy harralander(m) 1 Uncommon 674
Grimy ranarr weed.png Grimy ranarr weed(m) 1 Uncommon 7,640
Grimy irit leaf.png Grimy irit leaf(m) 1 Uncommon 775
Grimy avantoe.png Grimy avantoe(m) 1 Uncommon 1,814
Grimy kwuarm.png Grimy kwuarm(m) 1 Rare 1,165
Grimy cadantine.png Grimy cadantine(m) 1 Rare 1,312
Grimy lantadyme.png Grimy lantadyme(m) 1 Rare 1,391
Grimy dwarf weed.png Grimy dwarf weed(m) 1 Very rare 448

Seeds (members only)

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Potato seed 5.png Potato seed(m) 4 Common 4
Onion seed 5.png Onion seed(m) 4 Common 4
Tomato seed 5.png Tomato seed(m) 1–3 Uncommon 1–3
Cabbage seed 5.png Cabbage seed(m) 4 Uncommon 4
Strawberry seed 5.png Strawberry seed(m) 2 Rare 10
Sweetcorn seed 5.png Sweetcorn seed(m) 3 Rare 6
Limpwurt seed 5.png Limpwurt seed(m) 1 Very rare 30
Watermelon seed 5.png Watermelon seed(m) 1–4 Very rare 71–284

Other

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 25.png Coins 8; 15; 38; 52; 88 Common Not sold
Ensouled giant head.png Ensouled giant head(m) 1 Common (1/25) 1,797
Limpwurt root.png Limpwurt root 1 Common 918
Beer.png Beer 1 Uncommon 37
Body talisman.png Body talisman 1 Uncommon 1,028
Looting bag.png Looting bag(m) 1 Uncommon (1/30)[1] Not sold
Giant key.png Giant key 1 Rare (1/128)[2] Not sold
Ancient shard.png Ancient shard(m) 1 Rare (1/310)[3] Not sold
Long bone.png Long bone(m) 1 Rare (1/400) Not sold
Dark totem base.png Dark totem base(m) 1 Rare (1/465)[3] Not sold
Dark totem middle.png Dark totem middle(m) 1 Rare (1/465)[3] Not sold
Dark totem top.png Dark totem top(m) 1 Rare (1/465)[3] Not sold
Curved bone.png Curved bone(m) 1 Very rare (1/5,000) Not sold
Giant champion scroll.png 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.png Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 455
Uncut emerald.png Uncut emerald 1 Rare 679
Uncut ruby.png Uncut ruby 1 Rare 1,249
Chaos talisman.png Chaos talisman 1 Very rare 505
Uncut diamond.png Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,627
Rune javelin.png Rune javelin 5 Very rare 875
Loop half of key.png Loop half of key 1 Very rare 10,307
Tooth half of key.png Tooth half of key 1 Very rare 10,840
Rune spear.png Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,933
Shield left half.png Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,697
Dragon spear.png Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,226


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.


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