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|Release date||7 March 2006 (Update)|
|XP per kill||2520 (and 831.6 experience)|
|Always drops||Big bones, Mole claw and Mole skin (1-3)|
|Examine text||Holy Mole-y!|
The Giant Mole (Talpidae wysonian) is found in the Falador Mole Lair, just under Falador Park. Upon release, on 7 March 2006, "a slight accident involving a bottle of Malignius-Mortifer's-Super-Ultra-Flora-Growth-Potion" is the origin of the creation of the Giant Mole.
Players will need a light source to access the location. Players are advised to be careful while fighting this monster as it may put out their light source. A seer's headband or bullseye lantern is strongly recommended, however a lantern with a tinderbox can also be used. To get into the lair you have to dig in any one of the 'mole hills' near Sir Tiffy Cashien in the Falador Park.
Players often kill the mole for its mole claws and mole skin, each of which Wyson the gardener will exchange for bird's nests, a valuable item that is often highly in demand by players training Herblore.
One giant mole can be present per world. When killed, it will respawn in about 2 minutes (or 200 game ticks). Players can use this respawn time to restore food and Prayer from the previous fight.
Giant mole strategiesEdit
The giant mole is weak against water based spells and is also vulnerable to poison. The mole, when poisoned, will surface to die and leave its drops so there is no risk of missing out on a drop. Sometimes when the mole digs it throws up balls of mud. The direction these go has nothing to do with the direction it will appear at when it surfaces.
One interesting thing to note is that despite its high combat level, the mole is unaggressive, so if you are a lower level and are unsure about fighting it, you can feel free to observe other players fighting it.
It will be easier to bring a familiar to fight it, because after the mole has dived away, your familiar will look in its direction, so it would speed up finding it.
Later on, when the mole is low on life points, it runs away a lot (see below). The mole always turns to where it goes then burrows (e.g. when a player is fighting it and it turns west and disappears, it most likely went west.)
Note that the Giant Mole's drops are fairly similar to that of the King Black Dragon, although it does not drop the draconic visage, dragon bones, or black dragonhide. Also, the King Black Dragon drops 4 charms at a time as opposed to the Giant Mole's 2.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Big bones 1 Always 441 Mole claw 1 Always 5,206 Mole skin 1–6 Always 6,232–37,392
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 1,879 kills.
2 charms are dropped at a time.
- Please add to the log (only if 50 or more creatures killed).
Runes and AmmunitionEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Air rune 105 Common 1,470 Fire rune 105 Common 1,050 Blood rune 15 Common 2,400 Death rune 7 Common 651 Law rune 15 Uncommon 2,595 Iron arrow 690, 1,380 Uncommon 5,520–11,040
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Adamant longsword 1 Common 1,696 Mithril hatchet 1 Common 190 Mithril battleaxe 1 Common 793 Mithril 2h sword 1 Common 1,265 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,586 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 37,947
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Mithril platebody 1 Common 2,894 Rune helm 1 Common 10,866 Amulet of strength 1 Common 1,119 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,518
Ores and barsEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Long, sharp claws 1 Common Not sold Coins 360–11,000 Uncommon Not sold Shark 1–5 Uncommon 767–3,835 Yew logs 50, 100 (Noted) Uncommon 29,150–58,300 Mole nose 1 Uncommon Not sold Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare Not sold Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare Not sold Oyster pearls 1 Rare 713 Long bone 1 Rare Not sold Curved bone 1 Rare Not sold Starved ancient effigy 1 Rare Not sold Spin ticket 1 Rare Not sold
Rare drop table dropsEdit
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When the Giant Mole makes an escape, its animation hides the appearance of the mole until its dig-from-ground animation is played. The mole dust cloud and escape animation are played. Four game ticks pass then the mole's location changes and plays its dig-from-ground animation.