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For the monster encountered during Troll Invasion, see mountain troll (Troll Invasion).
For the monster found in a well in Taverley, see mountain troll (well).
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Mountain trolls live in and around Trollheim. There are several troll variants, all with the same drops and life points. There are also two named trolls called Twig and Berry on the bottom floor of Troll Stronghold, and troll spectators, which feature in the Troll Stronghold quest.

The Troll Race

Main article: Troll (race)

The race of mountain trolls are huge, muscular and dull. They are dim-witted, and are less creative and more reclusive and aggressive than ogres. It is unknown if they have any sort of organised religion, like the ogres, whether they just follow their noses, or whether the concept of the gods is simply beyond their level of comprehension. They have no magics, and the most advanced technology they have is very poor and outdated on the standards of other races. Their weaponry seems to include mostly simple clubs, an example of how they are lacking technologically.

It also appears that the trolls are quite mysterious, as many scholars wonder why the trolls never died out long ago, as their lack of intelligence and their high level of aggressiveness would seem to point out that their tribes and species' would fight one another.

The trolls are usually seen as an evil race, and in the God Wars they possibly fought in Bandos' army, but most likely didn't, since evidence suggests that they were underground at the time initiating the Keldagrim-Troll Country War. The trolls also are tribal, and they may have once shared a common ancestor with ogres and such, but Bandos may have split them depending on rank. The trolls, after the God Wars, moved high up into the mountains. They are known enemies of the dwarves and humans in the area, whom they frequently skirmish with on the borders to the cities from the mountains looking to capture humans to devour. Mountain Trolls enjoy eating humans and most commonly their cooks Burntmeat, and Ash boil them alive in cauldrons into stews, whereas Dung prefers them fried.

Locations

Strategy and Advantages

Mountain Trolls attack with melee. They are not especially accurate, but can sometimes hit up to 134.

They can be ranged or maged but it's not easy. There is a safe spot in Trollheim. Just range or mage a troll across a fire. It would be best used when they become unaggressive. You can also safespot the troll spectators by having a spectator stand in between you and the one you are attacking, although it should be noted that this may be difficult to do. It is also possible to safespot on the south wall at the end of the Keldagram tunnel, though it is only possible to do this to one of the trolls that spawn. Another safespot can be found in the middle level of the troll stronghold. You can hide behind an open door because the trolls are too large to fit through.

The best safespot can be found in the camp outside the stronghold. There is one smaller tent that trolls cannot enter and where you are safe from all attacks. You can range or mage from here and as long as you don't stand near the entrance you won't be attacked.

Alternatively, you can safespot Troll Generals, which are located within Trollheim. They provide more experience and much easier to safespot them from the small space they are contained in. However they are harder to kill and are much more dangerous, hitting 300s+ on players with low Defence.

Compared to most other monsters trolls have a surprisingly small range at which they will notice and attack you. Typically even aggressive trolls will only start attacking you if you pass right next to them, within one square's radius. If you are quick and careful, you can often run past them a couple of squares away, without being noticed. (Note that this does not hold true for thrower trolls which use ranged attacks.)

If you are assigned trolls as a Slayer assignment, a good idea would be to attack the troll spectator because they are not aggressive and count towards Slayer. However some slayers may find troll spectators slow because they are not aggressive and are spread out. Other locations with high concentrations of aggressive mountain trolls such as Death Plateau may be faster for Slayer assignments. It should also be noted that Slayer Masters such as Sumona give trolls as a Slayer task very often. This is disliked by many players, so if you happen to get them as a Slayer task and don't have a high task streak, it is recommended to block them (requires 100 Slayer points). If you decide to kill trolls in the area of thrower trolls, make sure you run past the throwers with Protect from Missiles on. If you do not run past them, or do not have Protect from Missiles on, you will take heavy damage. There are 4 of them, and they deal high damage at a high rate. It is also a smart idea not to multitask while killing these trolls.

Another place to attack Mountain Trolls is the tunnel outside Keldagrim as this does not need quest requirements to access. One strategy is to poison them because they are susceptible to it.

Drops

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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Big bonesBig bones1Always190

Main drop

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common793
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common2,164
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Uncommon103
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Uncommon674
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Rare1,855
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Rare4,531
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Rare920
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Common9,361
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon4,280
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Very rare7,038
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Very rare7,332
Guam seed 5Guam seed1Common190
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed1Common1,009
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1–2Common1,017–2,034
Marrentill seed 5Marrentill seed1Common189
Tarromin seed 5Tarromin seed1Common108
Harralander seed 5Harralander seed1Common168
Toadflax seed 5Toadflax seed1Uncommon6,147
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Uncommon4,479
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed1Common57
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1Uncommon131
Poison ivy seed 5Poison ivy seed1Uncommon341
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed1Uncommon818
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed1Uncommon48,030
Irit seed 5Irit seed1Uncommon961
Avantoe seed 5Avantoe seed1Uncommon358
Kwuarm seed 5Kwuarm seed1Uncommon10,647
Ranarr seed 5Ranarr seed1–3Uncommon1,047–3,141
Cadantine seed 5Cadantine seed1Rare1,585
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed1Rare761
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed1Rare1,028
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Rare3,282
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed1Rare210
Bittercap mushroom spore 5Bittercap mushroom spore1Rare1,223
Torstol seed 5Torstol seed1Rare615
Black warhammerBlack warhammer1Uncommon3,806
Off-hand black warhammerOff-hand black warhammer1Uncommon2,312
Steel warhammerSteel warhammer1Common1,194
Steel helmSteel helm1Common1,002
Adamant helmAdamant helm1Common2,691
Adamant warhammerAdamant warhammer1Uncommon3,567
Black hatchetBlack hatchet1Uncommon3,951
Mithril sq shieldMithril sq shield1Uncommon2,669
Adamant sq shieldAdamant sq shield1Uncommon5,225
Nature runeNature rune7Uncommon2,898
Earth runeEarth rune25; 45; 60Common425–1,020
Law runeLaw rune2Uncommon1,118
Coins 250Coins8; 35; 50; 100; 250Common8–250
CoalCoal(noted)Common306
Raw mackerelRaw mackerel(noted)Common1,752
Rare drop tableRare drop table1RareNot sold

Tertiary drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Long boneLong bone1UncommonNot sold
Curved boneCurved bone1UncommonNot sold
Court summonsCourt summons1RareNot sold
Troll boneTroll bone1Uncommon[1]Not sold
  1. ^ Only dropped during Rag and Bone Man quest

Rare drop table

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items such as a ring of wealth or luck of the dwarves are not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 250Coins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common648
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,175
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,576
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,574
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare205,830–251,570
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common10,029
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common11,309
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,122
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare545,490–666,710
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,105
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,611
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare538,380–658,020
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare880
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,135
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,445
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common14,238–17,262
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,014,120–1,239,480
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,397
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,582
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare166,335–209,838
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare9,945–12,546
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare8,100–11,340
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common45,495–55,605
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon266,400–325,600
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon12,920–15,580
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare401,760–491,040
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon20,400–112,200
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common51,480–62,920
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon39,420–48,180
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common29,554–33,776
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare284,985–348,315
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare98,370–120,230
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common8,736
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare131,040–160,160
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon452,340–552,860
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon153,810–187,990
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon117,180–143,220
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon133,785–163,515
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon10,654–12,176
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon14,392–16,448
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon261,472
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare394,880
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common45,900–56,100
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common19,440–23,760
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon171,000–209,000
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,560–13,940
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare114,750–140,250
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon14,490–17,710
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare268,380–328,020
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon11,699
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*107,312
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,504,171,691
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1Crystal triskelion fragment 11Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2Crystal triskelion fragment 21Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3Crystal triskelion fragment 31Very rareNot sold

Universal drops

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot sold
Mimic kill tokenMimic kill token1Very rare4,969
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