|Released||7 March 2006 (Update)|
|Always drops||Big bones, Mole claw,|
Mole skin (1-3)
|Weakness||Stab and ranged|
|Attack style||Melee (crush)|
The Giant Mole (Talpidae wysonian) is a boss found in the Falador Mole Lair, just under Falador Park. 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 its lair. A light source is also needed to be able to see in the dark tunnels. A bullseye lantern is highly recommended, as any light source that is not protected will extinguish, and the candle lantern will rarely break, with the candle disappearing, if he 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 lightsource that cannot extinguish.
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), 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 it is alive. The Falador Hard Diary reward will also make the mole claws and mole skins to be dropped in noted form.
The Giant Mole occasionally (around 100 health) digs himself underground, to resurface elsewhere within the lair. Since you will be running a lot, it is recommended to bring a fair amount of Stamina or energy potions.
Its respawn time is 10 seconds.
Drops[edit | edit source]
100% drops[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Big bones 1 Always 205 Mole claw 1 Always 6,398 Mole skin 1–3 Always 5,392–16,176
Runes and Ammunition[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Air rune 105 Common 525 Fire rune 105 Common 525 Blood rune 15 Common 4,320 Death rune 7 Rare 1,547 Law rune 15 Uncommon 3,045 Iron arrow 690 Uncommon 4,830
Weapons[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamant longsword 1 Common 1,722 Mithril axe 1 Common 125 Mithril battleaxe 1 Common 809 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,572
Armour[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Mithril platebody 1 Common 2,822 Rune med helm 1 Uncommon 11,181 Amulet of strength 1 Common 1,163
Ores and bars[edit | edit source]
Other[edit | edit source]
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Yew logs 100 (noted) Common (5/64) 35,300 Shark 4 Uncommon 3,028 Oyster pearls 1 Rare 643 Long bone 1 Rare (1/400) Not sold Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/500) Not sold Baby mole 1 Very rare (1/3,000) Not sold Curved bone 1 Very rare (1/5,000) Not sold
Rare drop table
In addition to the drops above, this monster has access to the standard rare drop table.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 3,000 Rare Not sold Loop half of key 1 Rare 12,387 Tooth half of key 1 Rare 9,664 Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 616 Runite bar 1 Rare 12,455 Nature rune 67 Very rare 13,936 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,984 Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,572 Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 806 Law rune 45 Very rare 9,135 Death rune 45 Very rare 9,945 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 4,650 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 3,738 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,140 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,626 Dragonstone 1 Very rare 12,221 Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 7,700 Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,376 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,203 Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 59,182 Rune spear 1 Very rare 12,045 Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,544 Nature talisman 1 Very rare Not sold Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,318 Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,943 Rune javelin 5 Very rare 795
- The drop rate is increased when wearing a Ring of wealth.