|Released||7 March 2006 (Update)|
|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. 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), 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.
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.
Its respawn time is 10 seconds.
Drops[edit | edit source]
Drop rates estimated based on 26,773 kills from the Old School RuneScape Wiki drop log project, unless otherwise cited.
An average Giant mole kill is worth 20,473.
100%[edit | edit source]
|Mole claw||1[d 1]||Always||6,006||360|
|Mole skin||1–3[d 1]||Always||5,168-15,504||240-720|
- Drops as noted after completion of the Hard Falador Diary.
Weapons and Armour[edit | edit source]
|Amulet of strength||1||7/128||1,266||1,215|
|Rune med helm||1||1/128||11,099||11,520|
Runes and Ammunition[edit | edit source]
Other[edit | edit source]
|Yew logs||100 (noted)||10/128||19,700||9,600|
|Iron ore||100 (noted)||2/128||7,100||1,000|
Rare and Gem drop table[edit | edit source]
|Loop half of key||1||1/191.35; 1/179.89[d 1]||10,342||60|
|Tooth half of key||1||1/191.35; 1/179.89[d 1]||10,206||60|
|Uncut sapphire||1||1/91.02; 1/46.22[d 1]||532||15|
|Rune 2h sword||1||1/1,365.33||37,933||38,400|
|Uncut emerald||1||1/182.04; 1/92.44[d 1]||708||30|
|Rune sq shield||1||1/2,048||22,597||23,040|
|Silver ore||100 (noted)||1/2,048||6,300||4,500|
|Uncut ruby||1||1/364.09; 1/184.89[d 1]||1,406||60|
|Dragon med helm||1||1/4,096||59,252||60,000|
|Rune spear||1||1/3,994.58; 1/432.21[d 1][d 2]||12,016||12,480|
|Shield left half||1||1/7,989.15; 1/864.42[d 1][d 2]||65,793||66,000|
|Nature talisman||1||1/970.9; 1/493.04[d 1]||707||2|
|Dragon spear||1||1/10,652.2; 1/1,152.55[d 1][d 2]||38,093||37,440|
|Uncut diamond||1||1/1,456.36; 1/739.56[d 1]||3,002||120|
|Rune javelin||5||1/2,912.71; 1/1,479.11[d 1]||855||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||Not sold||12|
|Baby mole||1||1/3,000||Not sold||N/A|
|Curved bone||1||1/5,000||Not sold||4|
Changes[edit | edit source]
|17 July 2014
(update | poll)
|Players can now receive a pet version of this boss after defeating it.|
References[edit | edit source]
- Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 14 Jun 2019. (Archived from the original on 18 Jun 2019.) Mod Ash: "1/4 when its health is between 5% and 50%."
- Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 29 Feb 2016. (Archived from the original on 25 Mar 2019.) Mod Ash: "All creatures with big bones use the same rates: 1/400 for the long bone, 1/5k for the curvy one."
- Envision. "Drop Rates V2." RuneScape Forums.
- Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 25 Mar 2019. (Archived from the original on 25 Mar 2019.) Mod Ash: "1/3k confirmed."