Giant Mole

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NormalPvM Arena
Giant Mole
Giant Mole.png
Released7 March 2006 (Update)
Combat level230
ExamineHoly Mole-y!
Combat info
XP bonus+7.5%
Max hit21
Attack styleCrush
Attack speedMonster attack speed 4.png
Respawn time16 ticks (9.6 seconds)
Slayer icon.png Slayer info
Slayer levelNone
Slayer XP215 xp
Assigned byKonar chathead.png Nieve chathead.png Duradel chathead.png
Combat icon.png Combat stats
Hitpoints icon.pngAttack icon.pngStrength icon.pngDefence icon.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
Attack icon.png Aggressive stats
Monster attack bonusMonster strength bonusMagic icon.pngMonster magic strength bonusRanged icon.pngMonster ranged strength bonus
Defence icon.png Defensive stats
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
PoisonNot immune
VenomConverts to poison
CannonsNot immune
ThrallsNot immune
Advanced data
Monster ID5779

The Giant Mole (Talpidae wysonian[1]) is a boss found in the Falador Mole Lair, just under Falador Park, alongside some baby moles. The Giant Mole's origin and creation are described as "a slight accident involving a bottle of Malignius-Mortifer's-Super-Ultra-Flora-Growth-Potion".[2]

The Giant Mole is located in the tunnels beneath Falador Park. A spade is required to enter her lair. A light source is also needed to be able to see in the dark tunnels. A bullseye lantern or Kandarin headgear is highly recommended; any candles, torches, or oil lamps will be extinguished if she retreats within melee range. If you are using an unprotected light source such as a candle, you will need a tinderbox to reignite it. If you have achieved 99 Firemaking, you can also bring the Firemaking Skillcape either equipped or in your inventory, as it will act as a light source that cannot extinguish. Alternatively, if a player has completed the quest Making Friends With My Arm and has lit the fire pit within the lair, they will no longer need to carry a light source in their inventory.

When using the Serpentine helm or other venomous weapons, the mole will have a chance to be inflicted with regular poison. The Giant Mole cannot be inflicted with venom.

A player fights the Giant Mole, the result of an accident involving Wyson and an ultra-growth potion.

The most common method of killing the Giant Mole is with Dharok the Wretched's equipment and 1 health (often achieved by guzzling a Dwarven rock cake or by using a Locator orb), as well as having the Protect from Melee prayer active to avoid taking any damage. This results in higher hits that decrease the time it takes to kill it significantly.

The alternative to this low health method, for those uncomfortable with combat at low health (e.g. Hardcore Ironman), is using your best Strength bonus melee gear, or best-in-slot ranged gear with a Twisted bow, the latter of which is the fastest method of killing it.

Having the Falador Hard Diary completed is recommended, as it will provide you with the Falador shield 3. This shield will also work as a locator to the mole's whereabouts by a flashing red arrow on the minimap as long as it is alive. The Falador Hard Diary reward will also make the mole claws and mole skins to be dropped in noted form.

When the mole's health is between 5-50%, there is a 25% chance for any incoming attack to cause it to burrow away into another location.[3] There is also a chance that the dirt she digs while burrowing to escape can extinguish the player's light source (shown with dirt splatters on the player's screen), though covered light sources will be unaffected by this. Since you will be running a lot, it is recommended to bring a fair amount of Stamina or energy potions.

Location[edit | edit source]

Location Levels Members Spawns Map
Falador Mole Lair (Under the park)230Member icon.png1Maplink

Drops[edit | edit source]

Drop rates estimated based on 26,773 kills from the Drop Rate Project, unless otherwise cited.

The average Giant Mole kill is worth 25,825.18.

The average Giant Mole kill while on a Konar task is worth 27,338.89.

100%[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Big bones.png: Giant Mole drops Big bones with rarity Always in quantity 1Big bones1Always2300
Mole claw.png: Giant Mole drops Mole claw with rarity Always in quantity 1Mole claw1[d 1]Always7,515360
Mole skin.png: Giant Mole drops Mole skin with rarity Always in quantity 1-3Mole skin1–3[d 1]Always7,095–21,285240–720
  1. ^ 1.0 1.1 Drops as noted after completion of the Hard Falador Diary.

Weapons and armour[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Adamant longsword.png: Giant Mole drops Adamant longsword with rarity 10/128 in quantity 1Adamant longsword110/1281,6021,920
Mithril platebody.png: Giant Mole drops Mithril platebody with rarity 9/128 in quantity 1Mithril platebody19/1282,7633,120
Amulet of strength.png: Giant Mole drops Amulet of strength with rarity 7/128 in quantity 1Amulet of strength17/1281,1741,215
Mithril axe.png: Giant Mole drops Mithril axe with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1Mithril axe12/128102312
Mithril battleaxe.png: Giant Mole drops Mithril battleaxe with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Mithril battleaxe11/1281,0761,014
Rune med helm.png: Giant Mole drops Rune med helm with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Rune med helm11/12811,09611,520

Runes and ammunition[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Air rune.png: Giant Mole drops Air rune with rarity 20/128 in quantity 105Air rune10520/128525210
Blood rune.png: Giant Mole drops Blood rune with rarity 19/128 in quantity 15Blood rune1519/1285,5803,600
Fire rune.png: Giant Mole drops Fire rune with rarity 11/128 in quantity 105Fire rune10511/128525210
Iron arrow.png: Giant Mole drops Iron arrow with rarity 10/128 in quantity 690Iron arrow69010/1282,070690
Law rune.png: Giant Mole drops Law rune with rarity 5/128 in quantity 15Law rune155/1282,2202,160
Death rune.png: Giant Mole drops Death rune with rarity 3/128 in quantity 7Death rune73/1281,288756

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Yew logs.png: Giant Mole drops Yew logs with rarity 10/128 in quantity 100 (noted)Yew logs100 (noted)10/12820,2009,600
Shark.png: Giant Mole drops Shark with rarity 4/128 in quantity 4Shark44/1283,432408
Mithril bar.png: Giant Mole drops Mithril bar with rarity 3/128 in quantity 1Mithril bar13/128794180
Iron ore.png: Giant Mole drops Iron ore with rarity 2/128 in quantity 100 (noted)Iron ore100 (noted)2/12812,4001,000
Oyster pearls.png: Giant Mole drops Oyster pearls with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Oyster pearls11/1281,039840

Rare and Gem drop table[edit | edit source]

There is a 4/128 chance of rolling the rare drop table. There is also a 5/128 chance of rolling the gem drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
This does not exist.NothingN/A1/39.74; Never[d 1]N/AN/A
Coins_1000.png: Giant Mole drops Coins with rarity 1/195.05 in quantity 3000Coins3,0001/195.053,0003,000
Loop half of key.png: Giant Mole drops Loop half of key with rarity 1/191.35 in quantity 1Loop half of key11/191.35; 1/179.89[d 2]10,08060
Tooth half of key.png: Giant Mole drops Tooth half of key with rarity 1/191.35 in quantity 1Tooth half of key11/191.35; 1/179.89[d 2]10,10360
Uncut sapphire.png: Giant Mole drops Uncut sapphire with rarity 1/91.02 in quantity 1Uncut sapphire11/91.02; 1/46.22[d 2]36115
Runite bar.png: Giant Mole drops Runite bar with rarity 1/819.2 in quantity 1Runite bar11/819.212,5083,000
Nature rune.png: Giant Mole drops Nature rune with rarity 1/1,365.33 in quantity 67Nature rune671/1,365.3312,7307,236
Rune 2h sword.png: Giant Mole drops Rune 2h sword with rarity 1/1,365.33 in quantity 1Rune 2h sword11/1,365.3337,92838,400
Rune battleaxe.png: Giant Mole drops Rune battleaxe with rarity 1/1,365.33 in quantity 1Rune battleaxe11/1,365.3324,47124,960
Uncut emerald.png: Giant Mole drops Uncut emerald with rarity 1/182.04 in quantity 1Uncut emerald11/182.04; 1/92.44[d 2]54230
Law rune.png: Giant Mole drops Law rune with rarity 1/2,048 in quantity 45Law rune451/2,0486,6606,480
Death rune.png: Giant Mole drops Death rune with rarity 1/2,048 in quantity 45Death rune451/2,0488,2804,860
Steel arrow.png: Giant Mole drops Steel arrow with rarity 1/2,048 in quantity 150Steel arrow1501/2,0481,3501,050
Rune arrow.png: Giant Mole drops Rune arrow with rarity 1/2,048 in quantity 42Rune arrow421/2,0482,47810,080
Adamant javelin.png: Giant Mole drops Adamant javelin with rarity 1/2,048 in quantity 20Adamant javelin201/2,0481,1001,920
Rune sq shield.png: Giant Mole drops Rune sq shield with rarity 1/2,048 in quantity 1Rune sq shield11/2,04822,51423,040
Dragonstone.png: Giant Mole drops Dragonstone with rarity 1/2,048 in quantity 1Dragonstone11/2,04811,8256,000
Silver ore.png: Giant Mole drops Silver ore with rarity 1/2,048 in quantity 100 (noted)Silver ore100 (noted)1/2,0485,8004,500
Uncut ruby.png: Giant Mole drops Uncut ruby with rarity 1/364.09 in quantity 1Uncut ruby11/364.09; 1/184.89[d 2]1,16060
Rune kiteshield.png: Giant Mole drops Rune kiteshield with rarity 1/4,096 in quantity 1Rune kiteshield11/4,09632,08432,640
Dragon med helm.png: Giant Mole drops Dragon med helm with rarity 1/4,096 in quantity 1Dragon med helm11/4,09659,01860,000
Rune spear.png: Giant Mole drops Rune spear with rarity 1/3,994.58 in quantity 1Rune spear11/3,994.58; 1/432.21[d 2][d 3]11,90812,480
Shield left half.png: Giant Mole drops Shield left half with rarity 1/7,989.15 in quantity 1Shield left half11/7,989.15; 1/864.42[d 2][d 3]65,41966,000
Nature talisman.png: Giant Mole drops Nature talisman with rarity 1/970.9 in quantity 1Nature talisman11/970.9; 1/493.04[d 2]3242
Dragon spear.png: Giant Mole drops Dragon spear with rarity 1/10,652.2 in quantity 1Dragon spear11/10,652.2; 1/1,152.55[d 2][d 3]36,84937,440
Uncut diamond.png: Giant Mole drops Uncut diamond with rarity 1/1,456.36 in quantity 1Uncut diamond11/1,456.36; 1/739.56[d 2]2,768120
Rune javelin.png: Giant Mole drops Rune javelin with rarity 1/2,912.71 in quantity 5Rune javelin51/2,912.71; 1/1,479.11[d 2]6851,200
  1. ^ The "nothing" drop is removed while wearing a ring of wealth.
  2. ^ 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 The drop rate is increased while wearing a ring of wealth due to the "nothing" drop being removed.
  3. ^ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Slightly reduced chance of dropping if Legends' Quest has not been completed.

Tertiary[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Brimstone key.png: Giant Mole drops Brimstone key with rarity 1/74 in quantity 1Brimstone key11/74[d 1]Not soldN/A
Long bone.png: Giant Mole drops Long bone with rarity 1/400 in quantity 1Long bone11/400Not sold3
Clue scroll (elite).png: Giant Mole drops Clue scroll (elite) with rarity 1/500 in quantity 1Clue scroll (elite)11/500[d 2]Not sold12
Baby mole.png: Giant Mole drops Baby mole with rarity 1/3,000 in quantity 1Baby mole11/3,000Not soldN/A
Curved bone.png: Giant Mole drops Curved bone with rarity 1/5,012.5 in quantity 1Curved bone11/5,012.5Not sold4
  1. ^ Brimstone keys are only dropped while on a Slayer task given by Konar quo Maten.
  2. ^ The elite clue scroll drop rate increases to 1/475 with the completion of the elite combat achievements.

Combat Achievements[edit | edit source]

The following Combat Achievement tasks involve the Giant Mole.

Name Description Difficulty Category
Giant Mole Novice Kill the Giant Mole 10 times. Easy Kill count
Giant Mole Champion Kill the Giant mole 25 times. Medium Kill count
Avoiding Those Little Arms Kill the Giant Mole without her damaging anyone. Medium Perfection
Why Are You Running? Kill the Giant Mole without her burrowing more than 2 times. Hard Mechanical
Whack-a-Mole Kill the Giant Mole within 10 seconds of her resurfacing. Hard Mechanical
Hard Hitter Kill the Giant Mole with 4 or less instances of damage. Elite Mechanical

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
25 June 2015
(update | poll)

Added a 'peek' option to the entrance of this boss, allowing players to see the number of other players currently in the boss room.

5 March 2015
(update | poll)

The Giant Mole now drops noted skins and claws if you have completed the Falador Hard Diary.

17 July 2014
(update | poll)

Players can now receive a pet version of this boss after defeating it.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Natural history quiz, "Varrock Museum", Old School RuneScape. "The Giant Mole (Talpidae Wysonian)" West wing, Display case #7
  2. ^ Jagex. "Canoeing, Zygomites and a Mole!". 7 March 2006. (Archived from the original.) Old School RuneScape News.
  3. ^ Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 14 June 2019. (Archived from the original on 18 June 2019.) Mod Ash: "1/4 when its health is between 5% and 50%."