|Released||4 January 2001 (Update)|
|Examine||A very large foe.|
|+18||+16||+0||+0%||Not immune||Not immune|
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[edit | edit source]
- 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)
Money making[edit | edit source]
For low-levelled players, Hill Giants can be a great way to make money as they always drop big bones, which are 221 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[edit | edit source]
The following drop rates are provided by Jagex, unless otherwise specified.
The average value per kill of a Hill Giant is 673.11.
100%[edit | edit source]
Weapons and armour[edit | edit source]
|Iron full helm||1||5/128||50||92|
Runes and ammunition[edit | edit source]
Herbs[edit | edit source]
There is a 7/128 chance of rolling the herb drop table.
|Grimy guam leaf(m)||1||1/73.1||10||7|
|Grimy ranarr weed(m)||1||1/212.8||7,771||18|
|Grimy irit leaf(m)||1||1/292.6||898||10|
|Grimy dwarf weed(m)||1||1/780.2||499||14|
Seeds[edit | edit source]
There is a 18/128 chance of rolling the fixed allotment seed drop table.
|Snape grass seed(m)||2||1/935.1||3,510||112|
Coins[edit | edit source]
- Only dropped in Free-to-play
Other[edit | edit source]
|Giant key||1||1/128; 2/128||Not sold||0|
- 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.
|Uncut sapphire||1||1/170.67; 1/86.67[d 1]||462||15|
|Uncut emerald||1||1/341.33; 1/173.33[d 1]||687||30|
|Uncut ruby||1||1/682.67; 1/346.67[d 1]||1,319||60|
|Chaos talisman(m)||1||1/1,820.44; 1/924.44[d 1][d 2]||639||2|
|Nature talisman(m)||1||1/1,820.44; 1/924.44[d 1][d 2]||690||2|
|Uncut diamond||1||1/2,730.67; 1/1,386.67[d 1]||2,918||120|
|Loop half of key(m)||1||1/5,461.33; 1/2,773.33[d 1]||10,149||60|
|Tooth half of key(m)||1||1/5,461.33; 1/2,773.33[d 1]||9,559||60|
|Rune javelin(m)||5||1/5,461.33; 1/2,773.33[d 1]||885||1,200|
|Rune spear(m)||1||1/87,381.33; 1/5,200[d 1][d 3]||11,884||12,480|
|Shield left half(m)||1||1/174,762.67; 1/10,400[d 1][d 3]||65,339||66,000|
|Dragon spear(m)||1||1/233,016.89; 1/13,866.67[d 1][d 3]||37,442||37,440|
- The drop rate of this item is increased when wearing a Ring of wealth.
- The dropped talisman depends on the location where you kill this monster.
- The Rune spear, Shield left half and Dragon spear will only be dropped if Legend's Quest has been started, or else a talisman will be dropped as a replacement.
Tertiary[edit | edit source]
|Looting bag(m)||1||1/10[d 1]||Not sold||N/A|
|Ensouled giant head(m)||1||1/25||1,435||191|
|Clue scroll (beginner)||1||1/50||Not sold||12|
|Ancient shard(m)||1||1/310[d 2]||Not sold||122|
|Dark totem base(m)||1||1/465[d 2]||Not sold||123|
|Dark totem middle(m)||1||1/465[d 2]||Not sold||123|
|Dark totem top(m)||1||1/465[d 2]||Not sold||123|
|Long bone(m)||1||1/400||Not sold||3|
|Giant champion scroll(m)||1||1/5,000||Not sold||0|
|Curved bone(m)||1||1/5,012.5||Not sold||4|
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.