Talk:Moss giant

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Attack Style?[edit source]

Do these guys use smash or crush? I'm trying to decide to use either a Chainbody or Platebody against them.

There really is no way to tell, and unless Jagex tells us directly what it is, we can only specualte. I do believe they use crush because of the fact they have a club so i guess a chain might be useful to you.Bandos godsword.pngJmoDragon platebody.png, 21:46, 12 January 2008 (UTC)

Okay, thank you.

Can we remove that info? I mean I'm using a chainbody specifically cause the wiki said. But if its based on speculation then I think it should be removed. SSM 21:31, October 20, 2010 (UTC)

Someone had 2 spinach rolls added I removed 1. --Attack Ancient Fofo Slayer 02:31, 29 March 2008 (UTC)

Drop Percentages[edit source]

What are those drop percentages in the "Others" section? Their sum exceeds 100%...Two101 21:37, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Drops[edit source]

i have killed over 5000 moss giants and havent found one d shield half lol? do they really drop it?

Well the item is rare to start out with so you just have to get lucky if they drop it some people find alot of rare items when others dont thats just how it is random.--Team6and7 22:21, December 6, 2009 (UTC)

What is a Moss Giant bone, which someone added? Also, I've had several curved bone drops here. Anyone else get that? Should we add it?

I'm not sure if it's really that rare, I got one within fifteen minutes of training. --Allonym 10:14, 3 August 2009 (UTC)

Having killed many Moss Giants either for charms money or experience over the years it has become quite clear to me that, although being identical in every other way, level, appearence etc. the drops from each location vary GREATLY, the mossies south of the waterfall drop a lot more herbs, seeds and metal items such as scimitars and the gold charm drops are similar to the 20ish % shown in the charm log, whereas the pirates cove mossies drop coins much more often and drop gold charms consistantly around 45 to 50% of the time possibly also dropping more gems too though that im less sure of.

I have tested this many time in the last few months and it seems too always be the case, perhaps someone else could test it, kill 500 of each and the difference should be clear enough.

--Pikanchion 18:58, March 1, 2010 (UTC)

The drop table does not seem accurate at all. Perhaps this is related to Pikanchion's comment above, but I'm finding what seem to be numerous inaccuracies with it. For example, I have killed about 1400 Moss Giants so far in training within the last few days. I have not seen a single Adamant Sword, which is listed as rare, much less a Rune Spear or Dragon Spear. I have not seen a single Steel Full Helm or Platebody, but have seen plenty of Steel Kiteshields, all three of which are listed as rare. I have gotten plenty of all eight kinds of runes, and usually more Law and Chaos runes than Nature Runes. I see Wildblood seeds drop all the time, which are listed as very rare, but have never seen Torstol or Dwarf Weed seeds, which are only listed as rare. Finally, Moss Giants can certainly drop a Nature Talisman, though I've only seen one so far, so I imagine they're rare.

All of these kills have been on Moss Giant Island west of Brimhaven. NathanW197 16:07, August 15, 2010 (UTC)

I killed a Moss Giant and it dropped an uncut sapphire and another one dropped an uncut dragonstone. These are the Giants in the Varrock sewers. 06:24, February 7, 2012 (UTC)Anirate

They don't drop steel platebodies, and they certainly do not drop death runes. However, I am speaking as a nonmember. There's a possibility that these are members drops, but that doesn't seem likely. Xyg94 19:57, June 28, 2012 (UTC)

Members[edit source]

I thought that all giants except Hill and Ice were members!? [[File:Durial321.PNG]]Reeser111[[File:Durial321.PNG]] Im on ure world, PWNing ure account 23:16, 28 March 2009 (UTC)

Moss giants have never been members' only. There are moss giants in the wilderness and at the end of the Varrock Sewers on every server. Dtm142 18:41, 29 March 2009 (UTC)

Tips/Trivia[edit source]

I don't mean to be nit picky, but shouldn't the trivia be at the bottom whilst tips be right above it? --Allonym 08:48, 7 August 2009 (UTC)

Charms[edit source]

Please visit the forum: Forum:Rare,Very_Rare,_Ultra_Rare..Etc and add your two cents whether you like the proposed charms format or not.

Cscooper 01:58, 26 August 2009 (UTC)

Charm drop calculator[edit source]

I don't think the charm drop calculator is exactly accurate. I've been training Ranged on Moss Giants for a while now, having reached somewhere around 500 kills, give or take, and I've been adding my charm drops as I go. I noticed that, out of over 7600 kills recorded, fewer than 200 dropped blue charms, yet the percentages still say 2-3% chance. Now, I know it's judging with 90% confidence, and there's a lot that goes into calculating chances, but this seems a little odd. I would think that 0.2% of the Moss Giants dropping blue charms would, by now, have given a drop percentage lower than 2-3%. The same goes, roughly, for the crimson charms. Could anyone who knows more about statistics than I do check into this and make sure the calculator is correct? NathanW197 02:10, August 12, 2010 (UTC)

It's fine, i rhink you must have miscalculated. From what you said blue charms as a percentage of total = (200/7600) x 100 = 2.63% Henneyj 23:41, August 14, 2010 (UTC)

Weakness: Fire spells?[edit source]

is their (main) weakness really only and specifically fire spells, or do other spells work well. How do you distinguish whether something is extra funarable for fire spells more than other spells. I mean: fire spells are the highest hitting spell of their sort anyway. I'm afraid it might just be guessing: moss giant, moss must be vulnerable to fire, so fire spells will probably work. --Pardon my spelling

On the part where it says charms, since the lvl 48's at pirate cove and chaos tunnels have different rates, it should be listed as such. Jnacci 22:03, September 20, 2011 (UTC)

i have killed like 50 moss giant and they drop 29 Torstol in notes hahahaa

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