|Released||7 March 2006 (Update)|
|Respawn time||16 ticks (9.6 seconds)|
|Slayer XP||215 xp|
The Giant Mole (Talpidae wysonian) 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".
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.
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. 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]
|Falador Mole Lair (Under the park)||230||1||Maplink|
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]
|Mole claw||1[d 1]||Always||7,515||360|
|Mole skin||1–3[d 1]||Always||7,095–21,285||240–720|
- Drops as noted after completion of the Hard Falador Diary.
Weapons and armour[edit | edit source]
|Amulet of strength||1||7/128||1,174||1,215|
|Rune med helm||1||1/128||11,096||11,520|
Runes and ammunition[edit | edit source]
Other[edit | edit source]
|Yew logs||100 (noted)||10/128||20,200||9,600|
|Iron ore||100 (noted)||2/128||12,400||1,000|
Rare and Gem drop table[edit | edit source]
|Nothing||N/A||1/39.74; Never[d 1]||N/A||N/A|
|Loop half of key||1||1/191.35; 1/179.89[d 2]||10,080||60|
|Tooth half of key||1||1/191.35; 1/179.89[d 2]||10,103||60|
|Uncut sapphire||1||1/91.02; 1/46.22[d 2]||361||15|
|Rune 2h sword||1||1/1,365.33||37,928||38,400|
|Uncut emerald||1||1/182.04; 1/92.44[d 2]||542||30|
|Rune sq shield||1||1/2,048||22,514||23,040|
|Silver ore||100 (noted)||1/2,048||5,800||4,500|
|Uncut ruby||1||1/364.09; 1/184.89[d 2]||1,160||60|
|Dragon med helm||1||1/4,096||59,018||60,000|
|Rune spear||1||1/3,994.58; 1/432.21[d 2][d 3]||11,908||12,480|
|Shield left half||1||1/7,989.15; 1/864.42[d 2][d 3]||65,419||66,000|
|Nature talisman||1||1/970.9; 1/493.04[d 2]||324||2|
|Dragon spear||1||1/10,652.2; 1/1,152.55[d 2][d 3]||36,849||37,440|
|Uncut diamond||1||1/1,456.36; 1/739.56[d 2]||2,768||120|
|Rune javelin||5||1/2,912.71; 1/1,479.11[d 2]||685||1,200|
Tertiary[edit | edit source]
|Brimstone key||1||1/74[d 1]||Not sold||N/A|
|Long bone||1||1/400||Not sold||3|
|Clue scroll (elite)||1||1/500[d 2]||Not sold||12|
|Baby mole||1||1/3,000||Not sold||N/A|
|Curved bone||1||1/5,012.5||Not sold||4|
Combat Achievements[edit | edit source]
The following Combat Achievement tasks involve the Giant Mole.
|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]
- The Giant Mole had a festive override wearing a santa hat during the 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 Christmas events.
Changes[edit | edit source]
|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)
|17 July 2014
(update | poll)
Players can now receive a pet version of this boss after defeating it.
References[edit | edit source]
- Natural history quiz, "Varrock Museum", Old School RuneScape. "The Giant Mole (Talpidae Wysonian)" West wing, Display case #7
- Jagex. "Canoeing, Zygomites and a Mole!". 7 March 2006. (Archived from the original.) Old School RuneScape News.
- 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%."