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 extremely 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 extremely fast 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 is an extremely tedious task, as players potentially 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 twisted bow is the most effective way to kill the Giant Mole, and offers far superior kills per hour than any other weapons or setups. A dwarf multicannon can also be brought to speed up kills.

Recommended equipment for Ranged
SlotItem (most effective → least effective)
HeadSlayer helmet (i).pngSlayer helmet (i) (only on task)Black mask (i).pngBlack mask (i) (only on task)Armadyl helmet.pngArmadyl helmetRobin hood hat.pngRobin hood hatArmadyl coif.pngBlessed coif
NeckNecklace of anguish.pngNecklace of anguishAmulet of fury.pngAmulet of furyAmulet of glory.pngAmulet of gloryN/AN/A
BackAva's assembler.pngAva's assemblerAva's accumulator.pngAva's accumulatorRanging cape.pngRanging capeAva's attractor.pngAva's attractorN/A
BodyArmadyl chestplate.pngArmadyl chestplateArmadyl d'hide body.pngBlessed bodyBlack d'hide body.pngBlack d'hide bodyN/AN/A
LegsArmadyl chainskirt.pngArmadyl chainskirtArmadyl chaps.pngBlessed chapsBlack d'hide chaps.pngBlack d'hide chapsN/AN/A
WeaponTwisted bow.pngTwisted bowN/AN/AN/AN/A
Ammo/SpellDragon arrow 5.pngDragon arrowAmethyst arrow 5.pngAmethyst arrowRune arrow 5.pngRune arrowN/AN/A
GlovesBarrows gloves.pngBarrows glovesArmadyl bracers.pngBlessed vambracesBlack d'hide vambraces.pngBlack d'hide vambracesN/AN/A
BootsPegasian boots.pngPegasian bootsRanger boots.pngRanger bootsArmadyl d'hide boots.pngBlessed bootsSnakeskin boots.pngSnakeskin bootsN/A
RingArchers ring (i).pngArchers ring (i)Brimstone ring.pngBrimstone ringRing of the gods (i).pngRing of the gods (i)N/AN/A
Cannonball.pngDivine ranging potion(4).pngDivine ranging potion(4).pngDivine ranging potion(4).png
Stamina potion(4).pngStamina potion(4).pngStamina potion(4).pngStamina 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).pngSpade.png
Cannon barrels.pngCannon base.pngCannon furnace.pngCannon stand.png
Falador shield 4.pngRune pouch.pngRing of wealth.pngBullseye lantern.png
Nature rune.png1000Fire rune.png5000

Inventory[edit | edit source]

Using Dharok the Wretched's equipment offers less kills per hour than twisted bow, but is much more affordable option for most players. Use locator orb or dwarven rock cake to get down to 1 Hitpoints. Always keep Protect from Melee on when you're attacking the boss.

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 power.pngAmulet of powerN/A
BackInfernal cape.pngInfernal capeFire cape.pngFire capeMythical cape.pngMythical capeArdougne cloak 4.pngArdougne cloak 4Capes of accomplishments (trimmed).gif Capes of Accomplishment
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 glovesDragon gloves.pngDragon glovesRune gloves.pngRune glovesCombat bracelet.pngCombat bracelet
BootsPrimordial boots.pngPrimordial bootsDragon boots.pngDragon boots / Spiked manacles.pngSpiked manaclesGuardian boots.pngGuardian bootsGranite boots.pngGranite bootsRune boots.pngRune boots
RingBerserker ring (i).pngBerserker ring (i)Brimstone ring.pngBrimstone ringWarrior ring (i).pngWarrior ring (i)Ring of the gods (i).pngRing of the gods (i)N/A
Special attackDragon claws.pngDragon clawsDragon dagger(p++).pngDragon dagger(p++)Dragon warhammer.pngDragon warhammerBandos godsword.pngBandos godswordN/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/AN/A
NeckAmulet of torture.pngAmulet of tortureAmulet of fury.pngAmulet of furyAmulet of glory.pngAmulet of gloryAmulet of power.pngAmulet of powerN/A
BackInfernal cape.pngInfernal capeFire cape.pngFire capeArdougne cloak 4.pngArdougne cloak 4Mythical cape.pngMythical capeCapes of accomplishments (trimmed).gif Capes of Accomplishment
BodyElite void top.pngElite void topVoid knight top.pngVoid knight topN/AN/AN/A
LegsElite void robe.pngElite void robeVoid knight robe.pngVoid knight robeN/AN/AN/A
WeaponGhrazi rapier.pngGhrazi rapierZamorakian hasta.pngZamorakian hastaAbyssal dagger (p++).pngAbyssal dagger (p++)Abyssal whip.pngAbyssal whipN/A
ShieldAvernic defender.pngAvernic defenderDragon defender.pngDragon defenderRune defender.pngRune defenderDragonfire shield.pngDragonfire shieldN/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
GlovesVoid knight gloves.pngVoid knight glovesN/AN/AN/AN/A
BootsPrimordial boots.pngPrimordial bootsDragon boots.pngDragon boots / Spiked manacles.pngSpiked manaclesGuardian boots.pngGuardian bootsGranite boots.pngGranite bootsRune boots.pngRune boots
RingBerserker ring (i).pngBerserker ring (i)Brimstone ring.pngBrimstone ringTreasonous ring (i).pngTreasonous ring (i)Ring of the gods (i).pngRing of the gods (i)Ring of suffering (i).pngRing of suffering (i)
Special attackDragon claws.pngDragon clawsDragon dagger(p++).pngDragon dagger(p++)Dragon warhammer.pngDragon warhammerBandos godsword.pngBandos godswordN/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]