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 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.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Big bones 1 Always 197
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Iron arrow 3 Common 21 Iron dagger 1 Uncommon 4 Iron full helm 1 Uncommon 56 Iron kiteshield 1 Uncommon 27 Steel longsword 1 Uncommon 129 Steel arrow 10 Uncommon 270
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Water rune 7 Common 35 Cosmic rune 2 Uncommon 228 Fire rune 15 Uncommon 75 Mind rune 3 Uncommon 12 Nature rune 6 Uncommon (1/64) 1,236 Law rune 2 Uncommon (3/128) 468 Chaos rune 2 Rare (1/128) 198 Death rune 2 Rare (1/128) 462
Herbs (members only)
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam leaf(m) 1 Common 22 Grimy marrentill(m) 1 Common 14 Grimy tarromin(m) 1 Common 154 Grimy harralander(m) 1 Uncommon 792 Grimy ranarr weed(m) 1 Uncommon 7,199 Grimy irit leaf(m) 1 Uncommon 832 Grimy avantoe(m) 1 Uncommon 1,457 Grimy kwuarm(m) 1 Rare 1,023 Grimy cadantine(m) 1 Rare 1,212 Grimy lantadyme(m) 1 Rare 1,106 Grimy dwarf weed(m) 1 Very rare 551
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 42 Sweetcorn seed(m) 3 Rare 9 Limpwurt seed(m) 1 Very rare 56 Watermelon seed(m) 1–4 Very rare 157–628
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 8; 15; 38; 52; 88 Common Not sold Ensouled giant head(m) 1 Common (1/25) 1,224 Limpwurt root 1 Common 898 Beer 1 Uncommon 37 Body talisman 1 Uncommon 649 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 661 Uncut emerald 1 Rare 872 Uncut ruby 1 Rare 1,509 Chaos talisman 1 Very rare 604 Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,838 Rune javelin 5 Very rare 805 Loop half of key 1 Very rare 9,984 Tooth half of key 1 Very rare 11,768 Rune spear 1 Very rare 12,103 Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,634 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,414
- 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.