The gigant (sub-species of giant) is a playable race specific to Slash'EM Extended that start with a boulder in their inventory. They can be any role and alignment. A gigant can throw boulders and pick them up, and they gain fire resistance at XL 10, cold resistance at XL 15 and shock resistance at XL 20. However, a gigant starts with an uncurable hunger intrinsic and cannot use any item that gives slow digestion.
Their maximum stats are as follows:
The gigant can throw the boulder at enemies, as well as pick up extras, but due to the boulder's large weight, a polymorph trap will probably cause the player to be overloaded instantly. Also, unlike a player polymorphed into a giant, a gigant player character will not start out with 18/** strength automatically. The uncurable hunger means their early game will be harder as they will need a lot of food in order to survive, but the hunger may actually be a boon later on if the player wants to eat dragon, giant or troll corpses which may be very filling.
Randomly spawned giants are peaceful to a gigant player, and their corpses can be eaten without a penalty. However, the inhabitants of the giant caverns will be hostile, and the random giants encountered in the valkyrie quest start out hostile, too.
A gigant will get lots of hit points on leveling up, making them quite sturdy. They don't get a lot of mana though.