Giant Mole/Strategies

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

The Giant Mole is a fairly simple low-level boss that can be found under Falador. It is killed for its mole claw, mole skin and Baby mole drops.

How to get there[edit | edit source]

The Giant Mole is located in the Mole Lair under Falador. The entrance point is located at Falador Park, where there are mole holes scattered on the west side. Players must bring a spade to dig underground, and a light source of some type or they will be constantly bitten by bugs.

Attacks and abilities[edit | edit source]

  • Melee attack: The mole swipes a claw at its target, dealing up to 21 damage.
  • Burrow: 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.

Guide[edit | edit source]

A map of the Falador Mole Lair, labelling spawn location and burrow locations of the Giant Mole.

Killing the mole is easy, as it doesn't have any unique abilities that can endanger the player.

For low levelled players, they can safespot it with the cavern walls, as it does not move around the safespot to attack players. Ranging is highly recommended when safespotting, as it has low ranged defence. Players meleeing it should activate Protect from Melee and use stabbing weapons, as it has lower stab defence compared to slash and crush.

For high levelled players, the mole can be killed quickly with Dharok the Wretched's equipment, as it is easily possible to kill her within 2-3 hits depending on the player's strength boosting equipment. Simply lower your health to 1 with the Locator orb or Dwarven rock cake, activate Protect from Melee and flick Piety.

When the mole reaches half health and lower, there is a chance that it will dig away to another location in the lair. Without the Falador shield 3 or 4, it can be a tedious task, as players may have to navigate through the whole lair to find the mole. The mole also loses aggression towards the primary target when burrowing away.

While the mole is not immune to poison, it's recommended to avoid poisoning it without the shield, as taking damage from the poison could cause it to burrow again while you're looking for it.

Completion of the hard Falador diaries is highly recommended, as players with the shield can locate the mole whenever it digs away. It also notes the 100% drop of mole skin and claws, prolonging trips.

Suggested skills[edit | edit source]

Skills:

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Using Dharok the Wretched's equipment offers fewer kills per hour than the twisted bow, but is a much more affordable option for most players. Use the locator orb or a dwarven rock cake to get down to 1 Hitpoint. Always keep Protect from Melee on when you're attacking the boss. If the player does not own a cape that provides a Strength bonus, they can instead use a cape that provides a prayer bonus to maximise the amount of time Protect from Melee is active before needing to restore Prayer Points.

Recommended equipment for Dharok's
SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadDharok's helm.pngDharok's helmN/AN/AN/AN/A
NeckAmulet of torture.pngAmulet of tortureAmulet of fury.pngAmulet of furyAmulet of glory.pngAmulet of gloryAmulet of strength.pngAmulet of strengthN/A
BackInfernal cape.pngInfernal capeFire cape.pngFire capeMythical cape.pngMythical capeSoul cape (red).pngSoul cape / Ardougne cloak 4.pngArdougne cloak 4 / Ardougne cloak 3.png3Capes of accomplishments (trimmed).gifSkillcape (t) / Ardougne cloak 2.pngArdougne cloak 2 / Saradomin cloak.pngVestment cloak
BodyDharok's platebody.pngDharok's platebodyN/AN/AN/AN/A
LegsDharok's platelegs.pngDharok's platelegsN/AN/AN/AN/A
WeaponDharok's greataxe.pngDharok's greataxeN/AN/AN/AN/A
Ammo/SpellRada's blessing 4.pngRada's blessing 4God blessing.gifGod blessing / Rada's blessing 3.pngRada's blessing 3/2N/AN/AN/A
GlovesFerocious gloves.pngFerocious glovesBarrows gloves.pngBarrows glovesRune gloves.pngRune glovesRegen bracelet.pngRegen braceletCombat bracelet.pngCombat bracelet
BootsPrimordial boots.pngPrimordial bootsDragon boots.pngDragon bootsClimbing boots.pngClimbing bootsN/AN/A
RingBerserker ring (i).pngBerserker ring (i)Brimstone ring.pngBrimstone ringWarrior ring (i).pngWarrior ring (i)N/AN/A
Special attackDragon claws.pngDragon clawsDragon dagger.pngDragon daggerN/AN/AN/A
Locator orb.pngDragon claws.pngSuper combat potion(4).pngSuper combat potion(4).png
Super combat potion(4).pngStamina potion(4).pngStamina potion(4).pngStamina potion(4).png
Stamina potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).png
Prayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).png
Prayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).png
Prayer potion(4).pngSpade.png
Falador shield 4.pngRing of wealth.pngRune pouch.pngBullseye lantern.png
Nature rune.png1000Fire rune.png5000

Inventory[edit | edit source]

Using ghrazi rapier with Void Knight equipment offers similar kills per hour as using Dharok the Wretched's equipment. This setup has the benefit of not having to keep Hitpoints at 1, which eliminates the accidental deaths when the player is not praying Protect from Melee, and the elite Void Knight equipment also offers a substantial prayer bonus. However, the ghrazi rapier is significantly more expensive than the Dharok's set. If the player does not have a ghrazi rapier, using Dharok's offers more kills per hour.

Recommended equipment for Melee (Void)
SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadVoid melee helm.pngVoid melee helmN/AN/AN/A
NeckAmulet of torture.pngAmulet of tortureAmulet of fury.pngAmulet of furyAmulet of glory.pngAmulet of gloryAmulet of strength.pngAmulet of strength
BackInfernal cape.pngInfernal capeFire cape.pngFire capeArdougne cloak 4.pngArdougne cloak 4Obsidian cape.pngObsidian cape
BodyElite void top.pngElite void topVoid knight top.pngVoid knight topN/AN/A
LegsElite void robe.pngElite void robeVoid knight robe.pngVoid knight robeN/AN/A
WeaponGhrazi rapier.pngGhrazi rapierZamorakian hasta.pngZamorakian hastaAbyssal dagger.pngAbyssal daggerAbyssal whip.pngAbyssal whip
ShieldAvernic defender.pngAvernic defenderDragon defender.pngDragon defenderRune defender.pngRune defenderDragonfire shield.pngDragonfire shield
Ammo/SpellRada's blessing 4.pngRada's blessing 4God blessing.gifGod blessing / Rada's blessing 3.pngRada's blessing 3/2N/AN/A
GlovesVoid knight gloves.pngVoid knight glovesN/AN/AN/A
BootsPrimordial boots.pngPrimordial bootsDragon boots.pngDragon bootsClimbing boots.pngClimbing bootsN/A
RingBerserker ring (i).pngBerserker ring (i)Brimstone ring.pngBrimstone ringWarrior ring (i).pngWarrior ring (i)N/A
Special attackDragon claws.pngDragon clawsDragon dagger.pngDragon daggerN/AN/A
Divine super combat potion(4).pngDivine super combat potion(4).pngDivine super combat potion(4).pngStamina potion(4).png
Stamina potion(4).pngStamina potion(4).pngStamina potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).png
Prayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).png
Prayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).png
Prayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).png
Dragon claws.pngSpade.png
Falador shield 4.pngRune pouch.pngRing of wealth.pngBullseye lantern.png
Nature rune.png1000Fire rune.png5000

Inventory[edit | edit source]

Using melee without Void Knight equipment offers less kills per hour than Void or Dharok the Wretched's equipment. This setup has the advantage of using cheap gear and not requiring untradable items, making it more accessible for newer players. You should Protect from Melee when in combat with the Giant Mole

Recommended equipment for Melee & Prayer
SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadSlayer helmet (i).pngSlayer helmet (i) / Black mask (i).pngBlack mask (i) (only on task)Helm of neitiznot.pngHelm of neitiznotN/AN/A
NeckAmulet of fury.pngAmulet of furyAmulet of glory.pngAmulet of gloryAmulet of strength.pngAmulet of strengthN/A
BackFire cape.pngFire capeArdougne cloak 4.pngArdougne cloak 4Obsidian cape.pngObsidian capeN/A
BodyFighter torso.pngFighter torsoObsidian platebody.pngObsidian platebodyProselyte hauberk.pngProselyte hauberkMonk's robe top.pngMonk's robe top
LegsObsidian platelegs.pngObsidian platelegsProselyte cuisse.pngProselyte cuisseMonk's robe.pngMonk's robeN/A
WeaponAbyssal dagger.pngAbyssal daggerAbyssal whip.pngAbyssal whipDragon sword.pngDragon swordDragon scimitar.pngDragon scimitar
ShieldDragon defender.pngDragon defenderRune defender.pngRune defenderToktz-ket-xil.pngToktz-ket-xilN/A
Ammo/SpellRada's blessing 4.pngRada's blessing 4God blessing.gifGod blessing / Rada's blessing 3.pngRada's blessing 3/2N/AN/A
GlovesBarrows gloves.pngBarrows glovesRune gloves.pngRune glovesRegen bracelet.pngRegen braceletCombat bracelet.pngCombat bracelet
BootsDragon boots.pngDragon bootsClimbing boots.pngClimbing bootsN/AN/A
RingBerserker ring (i).pngBerserker ring (i)Brimstone ring.pngBrimstone ringWarrior ring (i).pngWarrior ring (i)N/A
Special attackDragon dagger.pngDragon daggerN/AN/AN/A
Divine super combat potion(4).pngDivine super combat potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).png
Prayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).png
Prayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).pngPrayer potion(4).png
Stamina potion(4).pngStamina potion(4).pngStamina potion(4).pngStamina potion(4).png
Spade.png
Falador shield 4.pngTeleport to house (tablet).pngFalador teleport (tablet).pngBullseye lantern.png

Inventory[edit | edit source]