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
797,411.7853,333 CombatMulticombat.png
Inputs (180,868)Outputs (978,279.78)
3 × Divine super combat potion(4).png Divine super combat potion(4) (49,230)6 × Stamina potion(4).png Stamina potion(4) (30,564)9 × Prayer potion(4).png Prayer potion(4) (89,964)11,110 × Dharok's armour set.png Dharok's armour set (11,110) repair costs50 × Mole claw.png Mole claw (301,350)100 × Mole skin.png Mole skin (519,300)312.5 × Yew logs.png Yew logs (61,875)11.72 × Law rune.png Law rune (2,296.88)10.94 × Death rune.png Death rune (2,264.06)99.61 × Blood rune.png Blood rune (33,369.14)779.39 × Fire rune.png Fire rune (3,896.97)820.31 × Air rune.png Air rune (4,101.56)2,695.31 × Iron arrow 5.png Iron arrow (13,476.56)1.17 × Rune battleaxe.png Rune battleaxe (28,750.78)0.39 × Rune med helm.png Rune med helm (4,356.64)39.06 × Iron ore.png Iron ore (3,242.19)

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 19,491. Most of the loot (84.2%) 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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