|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.
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 (under 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 225 Mole claw 1 Always 6,521 Mole skin 1–3 Always 5,617–16,851
Runes and AmmunitionEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Air rune 105 Common 525 Fire rune 105 Common 525 Blood rune 15 Common 3,480 Death rune 7 Rare 1,617 Law rune 15 Uncommon 2,640 Iron arrow 690 Uncommon 4,140
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamant longsword 1 Common 1,705 Mithril axe 1 Common 369 Mithril battleaxe 1 Common 802
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Mithril platebody 1 Common 2,827 Rune med helm 1 Uncommon 11,182 Amulet of strength 1 Common 1,372
Ores and barsEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Yew logs 100 (noted) Common (5/64) 29,400 Shark 4 Uncommon 2,812 Oyster pearls 1 Rare 633 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 also has access to the rare drop table.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 3,000 Common Not sold Loop half of key 1 Common 6,696 Tooth half of key 1 Common 15,583 Chaos talisman 1 Common 182 Uncut sapphire 1 Common 857 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 829 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,575 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 422 Steel arrow 150 Uncommon 5,250 Rune arrow 42 Uncommon 3,318 Rune javelin 5 Uncommon 660 Adamant javelin 20 Uncommon 1,040 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,563 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 13,936 Law rune 45 Uncommon 7,920 Death rune 45 Uncommon 10,395 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,613 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,965 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,651 Silver ore 100 (noted) Uncommon 7,700 Dragonstone 1 Uncommon 12,988 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,141 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,303 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,174 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,074 Shield left half 1 Rare 65,669 Dragon spear 1 Rare 44,533