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In this OSRS Sleeping Giants Quest Guide, we’ll go through all the steps to complete the quest.

This guide is a part of our OSRS Optimal Quest Guide.

Sleeping Giants story & info

Sleeping Giants is the introductory quest for the Giants’ Foundry minigame. You need to complete this quest to get access to the minigame. The quest is pretty short and serves as a good tutorial for the mini-game. Once you are done with the quest, you will understand how Giants Foundry works.

Quest Requirements

skill requirements Skill Requirements

TIP: complete The Knights Sword quest first. This short quest will take you from levels 1 – 29 Smithing!

quest requirements Quest Requirements

There are no quest requirements.

item requirements Item Requirements

ItemGrand Exchange?Obtainable during Quest?
3 Oak LogsYesNo
10 NailsYesNo


Ice gloves are handy

OSRSGuide Recommendation:

Use the Quest Helper Plugin for Runelite.

The Quest Helper Plugin makes Questing TONS easier.

  • Helps keep track of the item requirements and whether you have them on you or not
  • Displays a quest guide in the sidebar
  • Highlights NPCs you need to talk to
  • Knows which dialogue you need to use during the quest
  • Shows the next location in the quest on your map

If you want to install it, you can install the Quest Helper directly from your Plugin Hub on Runelite.

install the quest helper plugin for runelite from the runelite plugin hub

Sleeping Giants Guide

Quest Start

location osrs
How to get here:– Grouping Teleport to ‘Giants Foundry’
– Glory Teleport to Al Kharid
– Lumbridge Teleport and run East (don’t forget 10GP if you haven’t completed Prince Ali Rescue)

Use the Minigame Teleport in your Grouping Menu to teleport to Giants Foundry.

OR run to the Giants Fondry southeast from Al Kharid and South from the PVP Arena.

sleeping giants start location

Here, look for the Hill Giant that has the ‘strike option’ located next to the cave.

Try to strike this hill giant, his name is Kovac and he needs your help.

strike hill giant to start the sleeping giants quest

A cutscene will start in which you enter the cave.

Helping Kovac with repairs

Items needed:– Wool
– 10 Nails
– Hammer
– Chisel
– 3 Oak Logs (unnoted)

Kovac needs you to fix some things, luckily we already have the materials on us.

Repair the Broken Polishing Wheel.

repear the broken polishing wheel

Next, Repair Broken Grindstone.

repair the broken grindstone

And finally, Repair Broken Trip Hammer.

repair the broken trip hammer

Now speak with Kovac.

Creating the Sword: Setup Phase

Speak with Kovac again.

Now search the crate next to Kovac.

search the create for metal in the sleeping giants quest

Now fill crucible with the bronze and iron bars you just received.

Then, use the iron longsword, Bronze battleaxe, and platebodies on the crucible as well.

fill the crucible with metal in the sleeping giants quest

Once you’ve added all the bars and items, you will get a message that the crucible is full.

crucible is full of metal

Next, speak with Kovac again.

He will tell you to fill each part of the mould:

  • Forte
  • Blade
  • Tip

he will remind you – Flat and Broad – which mould you need. (this is the same for everyone)

speak with kovac

So we are making a Flat Broad Sword.

Click on the Mould Jig next to Kovac.

Mould jig creation

Under ‘Forte’ select that which matches Broad and Flat. (Gladius Ricasso)

mould making phase for sleeping giants quest (Forte)

Now for Blades, select Medusa Blade.

mould making phase for sleeping giants quest (Blades)

And finally, for tips select Medusa’s Head.

mould making phase for sleeping giants quest (Tips)

Once finished, click on ‘Set Mould’ in the top right.

Then, speak with Kovac again.

Return to the crucible and select ‘pour’.

pour crucible to fill the mould

Now grab a bucket of water (or skip, if you have ice gloves) from the pile of buckets.

grab a bucket

Go on the bridge and fill your bucket on the waterfall.

use bucket on the waterfall to get bucket of water

Now use your bucket of water on the Mould Jig.

bucket of water on mould jig in sleeping giants quest

And finally select ‘pick up Mould Jig’.

(Your hands must be free for this step, so unequip your weapons if you have them).

pick-up mould jig for sleeping giants quest

Creating the Sword: Refinement Phase

Now you will see a User Interface pop up on your screen.

giants foundry hud explained

Giants’ Foundry HUD Explained

The Giants Foundry Hud has three different bars: Quality, Temperature & Completion.


  • Shows how the quality of your sword


  • Depending on the action you are performing, you will want this to be HOT, Medium, or COOL.

% Complete:

  • This bar decides which action you have to do:
    • Action 1 (Red Bar) = use Trip Hammer
    • Action 2 (Yellow Bar) = use Grindstone
    • Action 3 (Green Bar) = use Polishing

How Giant’s Foundry works

Once you have your preform, you have 3 steps to complete:

  • Trip Hammer
  • Grindstone
  • Polishing
Trip Hammer

Requires HOT sword. This tool takes the imperfections out of the sword.

  • Use the Trip hammer only while your white arrow indicator is in the red bar.
  • Dunk your Preform in the Lava Pool whenever it nears yellow.
  • Never let the indicator leave the Red bar.

Requires sword at Medium heat. This tool makes the sword smooth.

  • Use the Grindstone only while white arrow indicator is in the Yellow bar.
  • Quench-preform at waterfall whenever indicator is near the red bar.
  • Never let the indicator leave the Yellow bar.
Polishing Wheel

Requires Cool Sword. This tool cleans the sword and polishes it.

  • Use the Polishing Wheel only while white arrow indicator is inside the Green bar.
  • Dunk your preform in the Lava Pool whenever the sword gets too cold (white arrow reaches to close to the edge)
  • Never let the indicator get too close to the edge

Trip Hammer Phase (White arrow in Red Bar)

First, use the Trip Hammer. The white arrow needs to stay in the red section.

trip hammer phase

STOP using the Trip Hammer BEFORE the white arrow reaches the Yellow Section.

Then, go to the lava behind the Trip Hammer, right-click and select ‘Dunk Preform’.

Dunk the preform until the red arrow is ALMOST at the end.

trip hammer phase

Continue with the Trip Hammer.

Each time the arrow gets close to yellow bar (AKA the sword loses heat), Dunk-Preform in the Lava Pool and repeat.

Once the white arrow at the bottom reaches the yellow bar, it’s time to move on to the Grindstone.

trip hammer phase

Grindstone Phase (White arrow in Yellow Bar)

Use the Grindstone. Pay attention to your temperature bar, if the arrow reaches the edge with the red bar, it’s time to cool it down.

Quench the sword in the waterfall to cool it down. Repeat until you reach the final phase (green).

grindstone phase

Once your bottom white arrow reaches the Green Bar, it’s time to use the Polishing Wheel.

Polishing Wheel Phase (White arrow in Green Bar)

Use the polishing wheel.

polishing wheel phase

Every time your preform gets too cold, dunk it in the Lava Pool. Repeat until your sword is finished.

polishing wheel phase

Once finished, Speak with Kovac again.

And your quest is complete!

Quest Rewards

  • 1 Quest Point
  • 6,000 Smithing experience
  • Access to the Giant’ Foundry minigame
sleeping giants quest rewards

Sleeping Giants Quick Guide

If you prefer videos, you can check out Slayermusiq’s video guide on Sleeping Giants.


Dean started playing Runescape in 2006 when he was just 10 years old and has been playing ever on and off ever since (you never quit OSRS, right?) In 2013 he switched to OSRS Servers and never looked back. Dean has spent over 20,000 hours in the game now and frequently revisits his favourite portion of OSRS; the early-to-mid game through new account builds. You can also find bite-sized runescape guides on Deans' YouTube channel

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