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Giant Mole
Giant Mole
Release date 7 March 2006 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat level 230
Always drops Big bones, Mole claw,
Mole skin (1-3)
Holy Mole-y!
Combat info
Hitpoints 200
Aggressive No
Poisonous No
Max hit 21
Weakness Stab and ranged
Attack Styles
Melee (crush)
Slayer-icon Slayer info
Slayer level 1
Slayer XP 215
Category Boss
Assigned by
Nieve chatheadDuradel chathead
Combat-icon Combat stats
Attack-icon Strength-icon Defence-icon Ranged-icon Magic-icon
200 200 200 1 200
Attack-icon Aggressive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +0
Defence-icon Defensive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+60 +80 +100 +80 +60
Other bonuses Immunities
Strength-icon RangedStrength-icon Attack-icon Poison hitsplat Venom hitsplat
+0 +0 +0 Not immune Poisons instead
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 6

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.

When using the Serpentine helm or other venomous weapons, the mole will have a chance to be inflicted with regular poison. The Giant Mole cannot be inflicted with venom.

Its respawn time is 10 seconds.

The FightEdit

Falador Mole Lair map

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

The Giant Mole deals a decent amount of damage, and once it reaches 50% of its Hitpoints, every attack done to it has a 25% chance of causing it to flee by burrowing in the ground, requiring players to track down the mole. If the player has completed the Hard Falador Diary, they may find it helpful to bring their Falador shield 3, as it will automatically locate the mole. The white points on the map indicate possible locations in which the mole will resurface.

When soloing the Giant Mole, it is recommended to find a free world, and fight with Melee. However, if you want to range it, 70+ Ranged is recommended due to its high Defence. If you are fighting with Melee, be sure to have a Prayer level of at least 43 in order to be able to use the Protect from Melee prayer, or otherwise, its accurate high hits will likely be too much for the average player to handle. If you are not soloing, try to ensure that all players are present when attacking to maximize damage dealt before the mole burrows again. The mole is not an aggressive boss.


If you have completed the hard Falador achievement diary, it may be a good idea to bring a poisonous weapon as you will get a mole locator, else it is not recommended to use weapons that are poisonous, such as Dragon dagger (p++), because the mole might burrow away from you when it is low health and die far from you. In order to minimise this risk, one can simply wait for the mole to slowly die from poison when she's low health, but this wastes a good amount of time. It is recommended to use Prayer-boosting gear such as Proselyte or Initiate armour, and a Dragon scimitar or above is most desirable, but Bandos armour with Zamorakian hasta works well at high levels. However, she still isn't that difficult to kill if you simply pray melee and find her throughout the dungeon. Each kill takes roughly 4–6 minutes, depending on how much she digs, and your Combat levels. However, the most effective way to melee the giant mole is to utilise the passive set effect of Dharok's set. To do this, wear all four pieces of the set, while having low Hitpoints, and activate the Protect from Melee prayer as you could hit very high before she burrows away. Another method is to flick the Protect from Melee prayer, so you can safely melee the mole without having to use prayer potions or super restores. This is, however, quite dangerous for one inexperienced in prayer flicking, and typically not worth the risk associated.

Another strategy is to use a Verac's set, due to its prayer bonus and its chance to ignore the mole's Defence. You will not hit as high; however, you have more chance of hitting, and you do not need to keep your health low.


It is still a must to have Protect from Melee, as without it, the mole will hit consistent 20's, regardless of your Defence level. Prayer gear isn't really a problem for you though because getting her in a safespot around a cavepart is quite simple. If you cannot get her into a safespot, then go ahead and activate Protect from Melee until she burrows again. It is recommended to have a Ranged level of at least 70 for black dragonhide armour, and a Rune/Armadyl crossbow with mithril bolts or Ruby bolts (e)—when its health is at around 30% remaining, using Diamond bolts (e) is highly recommended.



  • Super energy/Stamina potion(s)
  • Falador shield 3 or 4
  • Dwarf multicannon and cannonballs
    • Note: Due to the mole's burrow mechanic, it may be more efficient to refrain from using a cannon, depending on the player's levels and strategy. Because the mole has a 25% chance to burrow after each hit (after 50% health), using a cannon will increase the likelihood of burrowing, often leading to more running, increased supply costs, and longer kill times.


100% dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Big bones Big bones 1 Always 223
Mole claw Mole claw 1 Always 6,714
Mole skin Mole skin 1–3 Always 6,024–18,072

Runes and AmmunitionEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air rune Air rune 105 Common 525
Fire rune Fire rune 105 Common 525
Blood rune Blood rune 15 Common 3,075
Death rune Death rune 7 Rare 1,596
Law rune Law rune 15 Uncommon 2,955
Iron arrow 5 Iron arrow 690 Uncommon 4,140


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamant longsword Adamant longsword 1 Common 1,727
Mithril axe Mithril axe 1 Common 185
Mithril battleaxe Mithril battleaxe 1 Common 809


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Mithril platebody Mithril platebody 1 Common 2,888
Rune med helm Rune med helm 1 Uncommon 11,181
Amulet of strength Amulet of strength 1 Common 1,392

Ores and barsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Iron ore Iron ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,600
Mithril bar Mithril bar 1 Rare 704


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Shark Shark 4 Uncommon 2,848
Yew logs Yew logs 100 (noted) Uncommon (10/128) 32,500
Oyster pearls Oyster pearls 1 Rare 1,689
Long bone Long bone 1 Rare (1/400) Not sold
Clue scroll (elite) Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/500) Not sold
Baby mole Baby mole 1 Very rare (1/3,000) Not sold
Curved bone Curved bone 1 Very rare (1/5,000) Not sold

Rare drop table

In addition to the drops above, this monster also has access to the rare drop table.

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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 3,000 Common Not sold
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Common 8,932
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 19,298
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Common 403
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 800
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 835
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,612
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 375
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 4,950
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,192
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 770
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,400
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,548
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 13,735
Law rune Law rune 45 Uncommon 8,865
Death rune Death rune 45 Uncommon 10,260
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,582
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 38,019
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,586
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,200
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 18,733
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,119
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,001
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,101
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 12,073
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Rare 65,412
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Rare 40,305

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