This article is about the standard variant of hill giants. For the variant found on the Desert Plateau, see Hill Giant (Desert Plateau)
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.
For low-level players, Hill Giants can be a great way to make money as they always drop big bones, which are 140 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.
The following drop rates are provided by Jagex, unless otherwise specified.
The average Hill Giant kill is worth 409.77.
There is a 7/128 chance of rolling the herb drop table.(Members Only)
There is a 18/128 chance of rolling the general seed drop table.(Members Only)
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.
There is a 3/128 chance of rolling the gem drop table.
|Nothing||N/A||1/85.49; Never[d 1]||N/A||N/A|
|Uncut sapphire||1||1/170.67; 1/86.67[d 2]||365||15|
|Uncut emerald||1||1/341.33; 1/173.33[d 2]||599||30|
|Uncut ruby||1||1/682.67; 1/346.67[d 2]||1,214||60|
|Chaos talisman(m)||1||1/1,820.44; 1/924.44[d 2][d 3]||549||2|
|Nature talisman(m)||1||1/1,820.44; 1/924.44[d 2][d 3]||873||2|
|Uncut diamond||1||1/2,730.67; 1/1,386.67[d 2]||2,696||120|
|Loop half of key(m)||1||1/5,461.33; 1/2,773.33[d 2]||10,229||60|
|Tooth half of key(m)||1||1/5,461.33; 1/2,773.33[d 2]||10,345||60|
|Rune javelin(m)||5||1/5,461.33; 1/2,773.33[d 2]||820||1,200|
|Rune spear(m)||1||1/87,381.33; 1/5,200[d 2][d 4]||11,908||12,480|
|Shield left half(m)||1||1/174,762.67; 1/10,400[d 2][d 4]||65,677||66,000|
|Dragon spear(m)||1||1/233,016.89; 1/13,866.67[d 2][d 4]||37,069||37,440|
- ↑ Looting bags are only dropped by those found in the Wilderness.
The following drops are only accessible while killing the Catacombs of Kourend variants.
The drops below are only available during the Twisted League.
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The following drops are only accessible while on a Slayer task given by Krystilia.
Appearance until January-June 2005
Appearance until 29 August 2006
- 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.