|Release date||7 March 2006 (Update)|
|Always drops||Big bones, Mole claw,|
Mole skin (1-3)
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. If you have achieved 99 Firemaking, you can also bring the Firemaking Skillcape either equipped or in your inventory, as it will act as a lightsource that cannot extinguish.
The most common method of killing the Giant Mole is with Dharok the Wretched's equipment and 1 health (often achieved by guzzling a Dwarven rock cake), as well as having the Protect from Melee prayer active to avoid taking any damage. This results in higher hits that decrease the time it takes to kill it significantly.
The alternative to this low health method, for those uncomfortable with combat at low health (e.g. Hardcore Ironman), is using your best Strength bonus melee gear, or best-in-slot ranged gear with a Twisted bow, the latter of which is the fastest method of killing it.
Having the Falador Hard Diary completed is recommended, as it will provide you with the Falador shield 3. This shield will also work as a locator to the mole's whereabouts by a flashing red arrow on the minimap as long it is alive. The Falador Hard Diary reward will also make the mole claws and mole skins to be dropped in noted form.
The Giant Mole occasionally (around 100 health) digs himself underground, to resurface elsewhere within the lair. Since you will be running a lot, it is highly recommended to bring a fair amount of Stamina or energy potions.
Its respawn time is 10 seconds.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Big bones 1 Always 280 Mole claw 1 Always 4,476 Mole skin 1–3 Always 3,626–10,878
Runes and AmmunitionEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Air rune 105 Common 630 Fire rune 105 Common 630 Blood rune 15 Common 4,890 Death rune 7 Rare 1,848 Law rune 15 Uncommon 4,275 Iron arrow 690 Uncommon 6,210
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamant longsword 1 Common 1,684 Mithril axe 1 Common 180 Mithril battleaxe 1 Common 791
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Mithril platebody 1 Common 2,859 Rune med helm 1 Uncommon 11,201 Amulet of strength 1 Common 1,346
Ores and barsEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Yew logs 100 (noted) Common (5/64) 25,500 Shark 4 Uncommon 3,636 Oyster pearls 1 Rare 695 Long bone 1 Rare (1/400) Not sold Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/500) Not sold Baby mole 1 Very rare (1/3,000) Not sold Curved bone 1 Very rare (1/5,000) Not sold
Rare drop table
In addition to the drops above, this monster has access to the standard rare drop table.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 3,000 Rare Not sold Loop half of key 1 Rare 9,236 Tooth half of key 1 Rare 13,811 Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 1,006 Runite bar 1 Rare 12,394 Nature talisman 1 Very rare 958 Nature rune 67 Very rare 16,348 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,936 Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,558 Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 996 Law rune 45 Very rare 12,825 Death rune 45 Very rare 11,880 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 5,550 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 3,906 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,260 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,589 Dragonstone 1 Very rare 11,919 Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 8,200 Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,890 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,184 Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 59,348 Rune spear 1 Very rare 12,129 Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,715 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,966 Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 3,695 Rune javelin 5 Very rare 700