Hill Giant

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This article is about the standard variant of hill giants. For the variant found in Kourend, see Hill Giant (Dark). For the variant found on the Desert Plateau, see Hill Giant (Desert Plateau).
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Hill Giant
Hill Giant.png
Released4 January 2001 (Update)
Combat level28
ExamineA very large foe.
Combat info
Max hit4
Attack styleCrush
Attack speedMonster attack speed 6.png
Respawn time30 ticks (18 seconds)
Slayer icon.png Slayer info
Slayer levelNone
Slayer XP35 xp
CategoryHill Giants
Assigned byKrystilia chathead.png Mazchna chathead.png Vannaka chathead.png
Combat icon.png Combat stats
Hitpoints icon.pngAttack icon.pngStrength icon.pngDefence icon.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
Attack icon.png Aggressive stats
Monster attack bonusMonster strength bonusMagic icon.pngMonster magic strength bonusRanged icon.pngMonster ranged strength bonus
Defence icon.png Defensive stats
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
PoisonNot immune
VenomNot immune
CannonsNot immune
ThrallsNot immune
Advanced data
Monster ID2098
Twisted LeagueThis content is present in Twisted League. Yes
Safespotting Hill Giants in Edgeville Dungeon
Safespotting Hill Giants in Edgeville Dungeon

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. Another free-to-play hill giants area was added near Al-Kharid (located east of the Al-Kharid General Store and Louie's Armoured Legs Bazaar., east past the gap in the gate, then up the Desert Plateau).

There will be fewer players fighting Hill Giants in Members worlds due to the better money making options for members, resulting in less crowds. 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.

Hill giants 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.

It can drop the giant key, which is required to fight the hill giant boss Obor.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Note that the locations of Hill Giant (Dark) and Hill Giant (Desert Plateau) are not listed here.

Location Levels Members Spawns Map
Lava Maze28Free-to-play icon.png4Maplink
South of Chasm of Fire28Member icon.png12Maplink
Gnome Maze28Member icon.png3Maplink
North of the Observatory28Member icon.png6Maplink
South-west of Tree Gnome Stronghold28Member icon.png6Maplink
Boneyard Hunter area28Free-to-play icon.png2Maplink
Edgeville Dungeon28Free-to-play icon.png12Maplink
Taverley Dungeon28Member icon.png5Maplink
Deep Wilderness Dungeon28Member icon.png6Maplink

Money making[edit | edit source]

For low-level players, Hill Giants can be a great way to make money as they always drop big bones, which are 124 coins each. The major and most noticeable drawback for free-to-play players is that the Edgeville Dungeon is often crowded.

Limpwurt roots are another low-level, free-to-play money-making method, though they have a lower drop rate.

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 the player to run further without exhausting your energy, and the player's Defence will be high enough to negate a large amount of potential damage.

Drops[edit | edit source]

The following drop rates are provided by Jagex, unless otherwise specified.

The average Hill Giant kill is worth 380.4.

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Big bones.png: Hill Giant drops Big bones with rarity Always in quantity 1Big bones1Always1240

Weapons and armour[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Iron dagger.png: Hill Giant drops Iron dagger with rarity 4/128 in quantity 1Iron dagger14/1286821
Iron full helm.png: Hill Giant drops Iron full helm with rarity 5/128 in quantity 1Iron full helm15/1287692
Iron kiteshield.png: Hill Giant drops Iron kiteshield with rarity 3/128 in quantity 1Iron kiteshield13/12871142
Steel longsword.png: Hill Giant drops Steel longsword with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1Steel longsword12/128139300

Runes and ammunition[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Iron arrow.png: Hill Giant drops Iron arrow with rarity 6/128 in quantity 3Iron arrow36/12863
Fire rune.png: Hill Giant drops Fire rune with rarity 3/128 in quantity 15Fire rune153/1287530
Water rune.png: Hill Giant drops Water rune with rarity 3/128 in quantity 7Water rune73/1283514
Law rune.png: Hill Giant drops Law rune with rarity 3/128 in quantity 2Law rune23/128296288
Steel arrow.png: Hill Giant drops Steel arrow with rarity 2/128 in quantity 10Steel arrow102/12812070
Mind rune.png: Hill Giant drops Mind rune with rarity 2/128 in quantity 3Mind rune32/12893
Cosmic rune.png: Hill Giant drops Cosmic rune with rarity 2/128 in quantity 2Cosmic rune22/12834860
Nature rune.png: Hill Giant drops Nature rune with rarity 2/128 in quantity 6Nature rune62/1281,278648
Chaos rune.png: Hill Giant drops Chaos rune with rarity 1/128 in quantity 2Chaos rune21/128108108
Death rune.png: Hill Giant drops Death rune with rarity 1/128 in quantity 2Death rune21/128432216

Herbs[edit | edit source]

There is a 7/128 chance of rolling the herb drop table for members.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Grimy guam leaf.png: Hill Giant drops Grimy guam leaf with rarity 1/73.1 in quantity 1Grimy guam leaf(m)11/73.1207
Grimy marrentill.png: Hill Giant drops Grimy marrentill with rarity 1/97.5 in quantity 1Grimy marrentill(m)11/97.5208
Grimy tarromin.png: Hill Giant drops Grimy tarromin with rarity 1/130 in quantity 1Grimy tarromin(m)11/1301349
Grimy harralander.png: Hill Giant drops Grimy harralander with rarity 1/167.2 in quantity 1Grimy harralander(m)11/167.27179
Grimy ranarr weed.png: Hill Giant drops Grimy ranarr weed with rarity 1/212.8 in quantity 1Grimy ranarr weed(m)11/212.87,30518
Grimy irit leaf.png: Hill Giant drops Grimy irit leaf with rarity 1/292.6 in quantity 1Grimy irit leaf(m)11/292.679210
Grimy avantoe.png: Hill Giant drops Grimy avantoe with rarity 1/390.1 in quantity 1Grimy avantoe(m)11/390.11,72510
Grimy kwuarm.png: Hill Giant drops Grimy kwuarm with rarity 1/468.1 in quantity 1Grimy kwuarm(m)11/468.11,58612
Grimy cadantine.png: Hill Giant drops Grimy cadantine with rarity 1/585.1 in quantity 1Grimy cadantine(m)11/585.11,75413
Grimy lantadyme.png: Hill Giant drops Grimy lantadyme with rarity 1/780.2 in quantity 1Grimy lantadyme(m)11/780.21,38713
Grimy dwarf weed.png: Hill Giant drops Grimy dwarf weed with rarity 1/780.2 in quantity 1Grimy dwarf weed(m)11/780.289214

Seeds[edit | edit source]

There is a 18/128 chance of rolling the seed drop table for members.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Potato seed.png: Hill Giant drops Potato seed with rarity 1/19 in quantity 4Potato seed(m)41/1944
Onion seed.png: Hill Giant drops Onion seed with rarity 1/25 in quantity 4Onion seed(m)41/2544
Cabbage seed.png: Hill Giant drops Cabbage seed with rarity 1/38 in quantity 4Cabbage seed(m)41/3844
Tomato seed.png: Hill Giant drops Tomato seed with rarity 1/77 in quantity 3Tomato seed(m)31/7766
Sweetcorn seed.png: Hill Giant drops Sweetcorn seed with rarity 1/155 in quantity 3Sweetcorn seed(m)31/155912
Strawberry seed.png: Hill Giant drops Strawberry seed with rarity 1/311 in quantity 2Strawberry seed(m)21/3111020
Watermelon seed.png: Hill Giant drops Watermelon seed with rarity 1/651 in quantity 2Watermelon seed(m)21/6513666
Snape grass seed.png: Hill Giant drops Snape grass seed with rarity 1/896 in quantity 2Snape grass seed(m)21/8965,090112

Coins[edit | edit source]

The overall chance of rolling a coin drop is 65/128 in free-to-play and 40/128 for members with an average value of 24 and 35 respectively.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Coins_5.png: Hill Giant drops Coins with rarity 18/128 in quantity 5Coins(f)518/128[d 1]55
Coins_25.png: Hill Giant drops Coins with rarity 14/128 in quantity 38Coins3814/1283838
Coins_25.png: Hill Giant drops Coins with rarity 10/128 in quantity 52Coins5210/1285252
Coins_5.png: Hill Giant drops Coins with rarity 8/128 in quantity 15Coins158/1281515
Coins_5.png: Hill Giant drops Coins with rarity 7/128 in quantity 10Coins(f)107/128[d 1]1010
Coins_5.png: Hill Giant drops Coins with rarity 6/128 in quantity 8Coins86/12888
Coins_25.png: Hill Giant drops Coins with rarity 2/128 in quantity 88Coins882/1288888
  1. 1.0 1.1 Only dropped in Free-to-play

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Limpwurt root.png: Hill Giant drops Limpwurt root with rarity 11/128 in quantity 1Limpwurt root111/1286944
Beer.png: Hill Giant drops Beer with rarity 6/128 in quantity 1Beer16/128701
Body talisman.png: Hill Giant drops Body talisman with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1Body talisman12/1282,0152
This does not exist.NothingN/A1/128N/AN/A
Giant key.png: Hill Giant drops Giant key with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Giant key11/128; 2/128[1]Not sold0
  1. The drop rate is doubled in the Wilderness

Gem drop table[edit | edit source]

There is a 3/128 chance of rolling the gem drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
This does not exist.NothingN/A1/85.49; Never[d 1]N/AN/A
Uncut sapphire.png: Hill Giant drops Uncut sapphire with rarity 1/170.67 in quantity 1Uncut sapphire11/170.67; 1/86.67[d 2]33315
Uncut emerald.png: Hill Giant drops Uncut emerald with rarity 1/341.33 in quantity 1Uncut emerald11/341.33; 1/173.33[d 2]61230
Uncut ruby.png: Hill Giant drops Uncut ruby with rarity 1/682.67 in quantity 1Uncut ruby11/682.67; 1/346.67[d 2]1,28160
Chaos talisman.png: Hill Giant drops Chaos talisman with rarity 1/1,820.44 in quantity 1Chaos talisman(m)11/1,820.44; 1/924.44[d 2][d 3]4602
Nature talisman.png: Hill Giant drops Nature talisman with rarity 1/1,820.44 in quantity 1Nature talisman(m)11/1,820.44; 1/924.44[d 2][d 3]9532
Uncut diamond.png: Hill Giant drops Uncut diamond with rarity 1/2,730.67 in quantity 1Uncut diamond11/2,730.67; 1/1,386.67[d 2]2,775120
Loop half of key.png: Hill Giant drops Loop half of key with rarity 1/5,461.33 in quantity 1Loop half of key(m)11/5,461.33; 1/2,773.33[d 2]9,85560
Tooth half of key.png: Hill Giant drops Tooth half of key with rarity 1/5,461.33 in quantity 1Tooth half of key(m)11/5,461.33; 1/2,773.33[d 2]9,89860
Rune javelin.png: Hill Giant drops Rune javelin with rarity 1/5,461.33 in quantity 5Rune javelin(m)51/5,461.33; 1/2,773.33[d 2]8751,200
Rune spear.png: Hill Giant drops Rune spear with rarity 1/87,381.33 in quantity 1Rune spear(m)11/87,381.33; 1/5,200[d 2][d 4]11,74312,480
Shield left half.png: Hill Giant drops Shield left half with rarity 1/174,762.67 in quantity 1Shield left half(m)11/174,762.67; 1/10,400[d 2][d 4]65,22266,000
Dragon spear.png: Hill Giant drops Dragon spear with rarity 1/233,016.89 in quantity 1Dragon spear(m)11/233,016.89; 1/13,866.67[d 2][d 4]36,99437,440
  1. The "nothing" drop is removed while wearing a ring of wealth.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 The drop rate is increased while wearing a ring of wealth due to the "nothing" drop being removed.
  3. 3.0 3.1 The talisman dropped depends on where the monster is located: monsters above ground level drop the nature talisman, and monsters below ground level drop the chaos talisman.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Only dropped if Legends' Quest has been finished; if not, a talisman is dropped instead.

Tertiary[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Looting bag.png: Hill Giant drops Looting bag with rarity 1/5 in quantity 1Looting bag(m)11/5[d 1]Not soldN/A
Ensouled giant head.png: Hill Giant drops Ensouled giant head with rarity 1/25 in quantity 1Ensouled giant head(m)11/25627191
Clue scroll (beginner).png: Hill Giant drops Clue scroll (beginner) with rarity 1/50 in quantity 1Clue scroll (beginner)11/50Not sold12
Long bone.png: Hill Giant drops Long bone with rarity 1/400 in quantity 1Long bone(m)11/400Not sold3
Giant champion scroll.png: Hill Giant drops Giant champion scroll with rarity 1/5,000 in quantity 1Giant champion scroll(m)11/5,000Not sold0
Curved bone.png: Hill Giant drops Curved bone with rarity 1/5,012.5 in quantity 1Curved bone(m)11/5,012.5Not sold4
  1. Looting bags are only dropped by those found in the Wilderness.

Twisted League tertiary[edit | edit source]

The drops below are only available during the Twisted League.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Brimstone key.png: Hill Giant drops Brimstone key with rarity 1/1,136 in quantity 1Brimstone key(m)11/1,136[d 1]Not soldN/A
  1. Brimstone keys are only dropped if killed on a Slayer task given by Konar quo Maten.

Wilderness Slayer tertiary[edit | edit source]

The following drops are only accessible while on a Slayer task given by Krystilia.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Larran's key.png: Hill Giant drops Larran's key with rarity 1/911 in quantity 1Larran's key11/911Not sold54
Slayer's enchantment.png: Hill Giant drops Slayer's enchantment with rarity 1/292 in quantity 1Slayer's enchantment11/2922,707720

Combat Achievements[edit | edit source]

The following Combat Achievement tasks involve hill giants.

Name Description Difficulty Category
Into the Den of Giants Kill a Hill Giant, Moss Giant and Fire Giant in the Giant Cave within the Shayzien region. Easy Kill count

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
10 September 2020

A small tribe of hill giants have moved into their new home on the Desert Plateau where Clan Wars once stood. They’ve really acclimatised to the local culture, too, and will drop steel scimitars and iron med helms instead of steel longswords and iron full helms. Be sure to give them a warm welcome!

30 April 2020

Krystilia can now assign bloodvelds, hill giants, moss giants, black knights, pirates and zombies as a Slayer task.

29 August 2006

The NPC was renamed from "Hill giant" to "Hill Giant".

31 January 2005

The NPC was renamed from "Giant" to "Hill giant".

Gallery (historical)[edit | edit source]

Hill Giant (historical v1).png
Hill Giant (historical v2).png
Hill Giant.png
Hill Giant (2).png
Hill Giant (3).png
Hill Giant (4).png
Hill Giant (5).png
Hill Giant (6).png
29 March 2004 –
26 January 2005
26 January 2005 –
29 August 2006
29 August 2006 –

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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.