Killing the Giant Mole

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Killing the Giant Mole
RequirementsFighting the Giant Mole.png
Skills
70+ AttackAttack icon.png, StrengthStrength icon.png, DefenceDefence icon.png recommended
43+ PrayerPrayer icon.png recommended
Items
Quest
None
Other

Falador Hard Diary to use Falador shield mole locator (required based on this guide)
Freeing the Mountain Dwarf subquest of Recipe for Disaster to use Dwarven rock cake
Kandarin Easy Diary to use Kandarin headgear light source, or Making Friends with My Arm to build Fire of Eternal Light
High SmithingSmithing icon.png to repair damaged Barrows equipment

Results
ProfitExperience gained
841,86253,333 CombatMulticombat.png
Inputs (147,331)Outputs (989,193)
3 x Super combat potion(4).png: Inventory image of Super combat potion(4)Super combat potion(4) (29,355)
6 x Stamina potion(4).png: Inventory image of Stamina potion(4)Stamina potion(4) (29,304)
9 x Prayer potion(4).png: Inventory image of Prayer potion(4)Prayer potion(4) (77,562)
11,110 x Dharok's armour set.png: Inventory image of Dharok's armour setDharok's armour set (11,110) (repair costs)
50 x Mole claw.png: Inventory image of Mole clawMole claw (289,800)
100 x Mole skin.png: Inventory image of Mole skinMole skin (512,300)
312.5 x Yew logs.png: Inventory image of Yew logsYew logs (85,625)
11.72 x Law rune.png: Inventory image of Law runeLaw rune (2,555)
10.94 x Death rune.png: Inventory image of Death runeDeath rune (2,483)
99.61 x Blood rune.png: Inventory image of Blood runeBlood rune (35,760)
779.39 x Fire rune.png: Inventory image of Fire runeFire rune (3,897)
820.31 x Air rune.png: Inventory image of Air runeAir rune (4,102)
2,695.31 x Iron arrow.png: Inventory image of Iron arrowIron arrow (16,172)
1.17 x Rune battleaxe.png: Inventory image of Rune battleaxeRune battleaxe (28,778)
0.39 x Rune med helm.png: Inventory image of Rune med helmRune med helm (4,363)
39.06 x Iron ore.png: Inventory image of Iron oreIron ore (3,359)

The profit rate assumes 50 kills per hour. Your actual profits may be higher or lower depending on your speed and luck.


The Giant Mole is a mid-level boss commonly killed for its mole claws and mole skins. These can be given to Wyson the gardener in exchange for bird nests containing rare seeds and jewellery. The Giant Mole always drops one mole claw and 1-3 (average 2) mole skins per kill, which can be exchanged one-for-one into birds nests. Bird nests are always in demand because they're the secondary Herblore ingredient to make Saradomin brews. An experienced adventurer can get around 150 birds nest per hour by killing the Giant Mole. As birds nests are quite difficult to get by through other methods, the Giant Mole is the fastest and most popular source of birds nests in RuneScape, making it a great mid-level boss to kill.

The average loot per Giant Mole kill is 19,849. Most of the loot (80.8%) comes from the mole claws and mole skins. Giving these mole parts to Wyson the gardener in exchange for birds nests can be profitable.

Having the Falador Hard Diary tasks completed gives these two benefits:

  1. Noted mole claws and mole skins drops
  2. The Falador shield mole locator, which points an arrow on the minimap to the boss's location at all times.

These perks are essential and will boost kill speed from 20 per hour to 50 per hour. In addition, adventurers should bring an inextinguishable light source such as the Kandarin headgear 1+ or a Sapphire lantern. The Kandarin headgear is recommended as it is very easy to obtain.

Strategy

For equipment, adventurers should wear Dharok the Wretched's equipment with low Hitpoints to utilise its set effect of higher damage at lower hitpoints. A fast way to get to low hitpoints is to use the Dwarven rock cake from the Freeing the Mountain Dwarf subquest of Recipe for Disaster. Keep in mind that when camping low hitpoints, the Giant Mole can easily kill you so Protect from Melee prayer needs be enabled.

See the Giant Mole article for additional information.


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