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Giant troll

In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the giant troll is a type of monster.

Giant troll
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Publication historyEdit

The giant troll first appeared in the original first edition Fiend Folio (1981).[1]

The giant troll appeared for the Greyhawk setting in second edition in the adventure Greyhawk Ruins (1990).[2] The giant troll appears under the "troll" heading in the Monstrous Manual (1993).[3]


A giant troll is a crossbreed between a troll and a hill giant. They resemble oversized trolls with reddish brown skin and red-rimmed eyes. In battle, a giant troll may wield a large spiked club made from a tree trunk or a house timber, or grab a human-sized target and wield the struggling victim like a club, beating a new target with the body.

Giant trolls are found in tandem with both hill giants and trolls and sometimes both. In these groups, the hill giants are often the leaders with the giant trolls serving as elite muscle and the normal trolls serving as the scouts and "pets."


  1. ^ Turnbull, Don, ed. Fiend Folio (TSR, 1981)
  2. ^ Mobley, Blake, and Timothy B Brown. Greyhawk Ruins (TSR, 1990)
  3. ^ Stewart, Doug, ed. Monstrous Manual (TSR, 1993)