Moss giants in OSRS are a popular and rewarding slayer task for lower-level accounts. These monsters provide both experience and valuable drops, such as herbs and seeds, but they can also drop unique items, such as the long bone, the curved bone, and the Mossy keys, as well as a giant’s unique, the giant’s champion scroll. You can kill Moss Giants for free without being on a Slayer task, and there are many locations where you can do so.
They only attack with melee, so the Protect from Melee prayer will mitigate the damage. They can be killed with all of the combat styles: magic, melee, and ranged, and since they are the second weakest type of giants, they are pretty easy to kill, even at lower levels.
Even though Moss Giants are F2P monsters, Slayer is a members-only skill, so you can only kill them on task in members’ worlds.
If you aim to slay Moss Giants as part of your slayer journey, Vannaka and Krystilia will be your primary contacts. The assignment frequency is relatively common, though, as always with OSRS, luck, and RNG play their roles. They assign them in different quantities, and if you go to Krystilia, be ready to step into the Wilderness.
- Vannaka 60-120
- Krystilia 100-150
Moss Giants Drops
Beyond the thrill of battle, Moss Giants offer enticing drops. They always drop big bones—ideal for leveling up your prayer, but this is not the main reason players kill them. A notable rare drop is the Mossy Key. This unique item grants access to Bryophyta, the Moss giant boss, who herself offers even more rewarding drops and experience. Besides the rare drops, the Moss Giants frequently drop herbs and seeds, which are especially useful for Ironman players. Still, given the recent herb price increase, they could be helpful for anyone trying to make some profit.
Best Melee Gear for OSRS Moss Giants
A full rune armour set or its superior counterparts would serve well. Weapons like the dragon scimitar or the abyssal whip are effective choices. Enhance your combat prowess with accessories like the combat bracelet and an amulet of strength or glory. If you have access to a slayer helm, use one since it will give you the best stats. If you have access to a defender, bring one to boost your offensive capabilities.
Best Magic Gear for OSRS Moss Giants
If you want to train your magic, you can also do that. For example, you can use the mystic robes or higher-tier magical gear. An air or fire staff paired with fire blast runes is advisable. The occult necklace is helpful to optimize your magical damage, but if you don’t have one yet, bring an amulet of glory or magic.
Best Ranged Gear for OSRS Moss Giants
If your strategy is to use range, the ideal outfit is d'hide armour paired with a magic shortbow, rune, or dragon crossbow. Ava's accumulator or attractor is also invaluable for the range bonus and ammo-saving properties.
OSRS Moss Giants Locations
Moss giants inhabit multiple locations. Each has advantages and disadvantages, and you should choose the location based on your preferences and goals.
Its multi-combat aspect makes it a hotspot for cannon users. Being close to Edgeville, it's also easily accessible. The primary advantage here is the potential to engage multiple giants at once, and you’ll be able to complete the task much faster than in other locations.
Catacombs of Kourend
The chance to receive ancient shards and dark totem pieces makes this location unique. Additionally, the catacombs offer increased XP. With the area's prayer restore passive and using a Bonecrusher, you can sustain longer, especially if you want to use protect from melee. Because it is a multi-combat zone, it is recommended that you use protection prayers, and you should bring the initiate or proselyte armour instead to have more prayer bonuses.
The Giant's den is a quieter spot, which can get crowded sometimes. Even though it is secluded, it will give you the same advantages as the Catacombs of Kourend, but without the multi-combat aspect. If your Prayer level is not high enough to use Protect from Melee (43), it represents a sweet spot for killing them. However, it is a harder place to get to unless you’ve unlocked the fairy rings, but even then, it is still far from teleports.
If you unlocked Prifdinas and are on a Moss Giants task, which is an improbable scenario, you could kill them here since you can get valuable crystal shards on top of the other loot.
It is a high-risk, high-reward zone where you might get more giants to yourself, but you need to beware of PKers, mainly since they are located deep in the Wilderness.