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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 197 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 197

Weapons/Armour

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Iron arrow 5 Iron arrow 3 Common 21
Iron dagger Iron dagger 1 Uncommon 4
Iron full helm Iron full helm 1 Uncommon 56
Iron kiteshield Iron kiteshield 1 Uncommon 27
Steel longsword Steel longsword 1 Uncommon 129
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 10 Uncommon 270

Runes

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Water rune Water rune 7 Common 35
Cosmic rune Cosmic rune 2 Uncommon 228
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) 468
Chaos rune Chaos rune 2 Rare (1/128) 198
Death rune Death rune 2 Rare (1/128) 462

Herbs (members only)

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf(m) 1 Common 22
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill(m) 1 Common 14
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin(m) 1 Common 154
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander(m) 1 Uncommon 792
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed(m) 1 Uncommon 7,199
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf(m) 1 Uncommon 832
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe(m) 1 Uncommon 1,457
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm(m) 1 Rare 1,023
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine(m) 1 Rare 1,212
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme(m) 1 Rare 1,106
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed(m) 1 Very rare 551

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 42
Sweetcorn seed 5 Sweetcorn seed(m) 3 Rare 9
Limpwurt seed 5 Limpwurt seed(m) 1 Very rare 56
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed(m) 1–4 Very rare 157–628

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) 1,224
Limpwurt root Limpwurt root 1 Common 898
Beer Beer 1 Uncommon 37
Body talisman Body talisman 1 Uncommon 649
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 661
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Rare 872
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Rare 1,509
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Very rare 604
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,838
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare 805
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Very rare 9,984
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Very rare 11,768
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare 12,103
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,634
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,414


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.