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The Giant mole (Talpidae wysonian) is a female mole found in the Falador Mole Lair, just under Falador Park. Released on 7 March 2006, 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."

To get into its lair you have to crawl down the plant roots in the west of Falador Park, and create an instance or join an existing one. You have the option to fight the mole in hard mode, in which she will use her special attacks more frequently.

If a player is killed by the Giant mole, their gravestone will appear outside her lair in Falador Park.

The FightEdit

Main article: Giant Mole/Strategies
Mole and basilisk concept remake

Concept art presented at RuneFest 3 for an updated Giant Mole.

The mole is level 230 and has no weaknesses, making all combat styles equally effective ways to fight her. She spawns in the northern-most chamber of her lair, and will stay there until attacked. She will fight with standard melee attacks and no special attacks.

After her lifepoints are depleted by X amount of lifepoints, the current phase of the fight will end and she will dig into the ground and retreat into a random room of her lair (as long as she hasn't previously gone there), and in each room, she will have different abilities. Puffs of dirt will head in the direction of the room she went to, making them a good way to tell which room she's going to.

In each chamber, of her lair, she has different mechanics, which are:

  • In the north-western chamber, she will periodically summon Moles to aid her, which, in addition to attacking players, boost her defence while present (and strength in hard mode). They are easy to defeat, only having 100 lifepoints. If not attacked, they will die once the Mole leaves or summons new ones.
  • In the north-eastern chamber, she will occasionally become enraged, and will gain the ability to rapidly attack you, but she also loses her immunity to stun. Stunning her will pacify her, in addition to lowering her defence.
  • In the south-eastern chamber, she will occasionally stun players and cause the ceiling to collapse, meaning players have to use freedom and move out of the way before it hits them.
  • In the south-western chamber, she will sometimes dig into the ground and emerge at another spot in the room, causing some rocks that damage players to appear around the spot she emerges.

In any phase, if she is unable to reach a player that is attacking her (safe-spotting or being too far from her), she is able to summon jagged rocks around them that damage then when they touch them, similar to those it summons during its digging phase.

Finally, after all previous phases have been completed she will return to the northern most chamber, and will use all of the previously mentioned abilities at once. After being killed, her drops will be distributed among all players who participated in the kill, with those who deal more damage receiving more drops. She will respawn quickly.

Hard modeEdit

Like many bosses, the Giant mole can be fought in Hard mode, in which it has a number of changes to make it more difficult, although the fight is largely the same, with a key change being that her specials are more frequent and deal more damage.

Firstly, the mole will summon more mole minions to aid it, and they will also boost her strength in addition to defence. In her digging phase, she will chain her special attack, doing it even more when more people are present. In addition, in the ceiling collapse phase, it is possible for mud to completely encase a player, in which case they may be freed by another when fought in a group, as Freedom does NOT work.

Finally, when killed, she has improved drops, including a drop exclusive to hard mode, the untradeable Ultra-growth potion, which can advance the growth of tree patches by two stages.

DropsEdit

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The drop mechanics for the mole function differently than they do normally when fought in a group, namely, all players to contribute to kill will receive big bones, the player to deal the most damage will always receive a mole claw, the three players to deal the most damage will receive mole skins, all players with Falador elite tasks complete will receive a mole nose and all players doing the Fur 'n' Seek wishlist will receive Long, sharp claws. Finally, if a rare drop is dropped, the remaining drops will be distributed among the players who didn't receive it. 

In hard mode, rare drops are more common, some items are dropped in larger quantities, and only one item is dropped at a time.

All of the mole's special drops (clingy moles, numbing roots, dragon 2h sword and ultra growth potions) are tertiary drops. Whenever someone receives a special drop from the mole, it will be announced in the game box.

100% dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Big bonesBig bones1Always464
Mole clawMole claw1Always2,961
Mole skinMole skin1–6Always3,376–20,256
Mole noseMole nose1Always [1]Not sold
  1. ^ Only with Falador shield 4 unlocked (does not have to be equipped).

Normal modeEdit

Special dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Numbing rootNumbing root1–8Uncommon3,279–26,232
Clingy moleClingy mole1–2Rare21,362–42,724
Dragon 2h swordDragon 2h sword1Rare145,948

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy iritGrimy irit6 (noted)Common16,338
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr6 (noted)Uncommon22,728

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Long, sharp clawsLong, sharp claws1Common [1]Not sold
Coins 10000Coins13,598–23,500UncommonNot sold
Yew logsYew logs20; 30 (noted)Uncommon6,220–9,330
Adamant barAdamant bar2; 4 (noted)Uncommon6,658–13,316
Iron oreIron ore40; 55 (noted)Uncommon11,600–15,950
Red dragonhideRed dragonhide3 (noted)Uncommon9,771
Pure essencePure essence450; 600 (noted)Uncommon7,200–9,600
Blood runeBlood rune60Uncommon30,660
Clue scroll (hard)Clue scroll (hard)1RareNot sold
Clue scroll (elite)Clue scroll (elite)1RareNot sold
Long boneLong bone1RareNot sold
Curved boneCurved bone1RareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1RareNot sold
Rotten fangRotten fang1Very rare [2]Not sold
  1. ^ Only during Fur 'n' Seek.
  2. ^ Tertiary drop. The rarity of the pet is based on the number of kills recorded (explanation of drop mechanics).

Hard modeEdit

Special dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Numbing rootNumbing root5–30Rare16,395–98,370
Clingy moleClingy mole2–5Uncommon42,724–106,810
Ultra-growth potion (1)Ultra-growth potion (1)1RareNot sold
Dragon 2h swordDragon 2h sword1Rare145,948

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy iritGrimy irit6; 9 (noted)Common16,338–24,507
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr9 (noted)Uncommon34,092

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Long, sharp clawsLong, sharp claws1Common [1]Not sold
Coins 10000Coins21,000–31,000UncommonNot sold
Yew logsYew logs40 (noted)Uncommon12,440
Adamant barAdamant bar6 (noted)Uncommon19,974
Iron oreIron ore55 (noted)Uncommon15,950
Red dragonhideRed dragonhide3–6 (noted)Uncommon9,771–19,542
Pure essencePure essence600 (noted)Uncommon9,600
Blood runeBlood rune90Rare45,990
Clue scroll (hard)Clue scroll (hard)1RareNot sold
Clue scroll (elite)Clue scroll (elite)1RareNot sold
Long boneLong bone1RareNot sold
Curved boneCurved bone1RareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1RareNot sold
Rotten fangRotten fang1Very rare [2]Not sold
  1. ^ Only during Fur 'n' Seek.
  2. ^ Tertiary drop. The rarity of the pet is based on the number of kills recorded (explanation of drop mechanics).

Rare drop table dropsEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
The ring of wealth is not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins50; 250–500; 3,000CommonNot sold
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common1,124
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,093
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Uncommon2,910
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1; 2; 45–55 (noted)Uncommon5,212–286,660
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon24,545
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon34,487
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1; 45–55 (noted)Uncommon13,375–735,625
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Uncommon57,845
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon36,246
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,406,160–1,718,640
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare895
Rune platebodyRune platebody18–22 (noted)Uncommon686,214–838,706
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,612
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,874
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Uncommon22,035–26,715
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Uncommon1,136,430–1,388,970
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon71,211
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Uncommon954,460–1,204,088
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Uncommon293,735–370,558
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Uncommon101,525–142,135
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon586
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon303
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon47,385–57,915
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon270,900–331,100
Big bonesBig bones80–90 (noted)Uncommon37,120–41,760
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon433,980–530,420
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon64,400–354,200
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Uncommon20,070–24,530
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon251,820–307,780
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common49,935
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare449,415–549,285
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare962,460–1,176,340
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,669
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare640,035–782,265
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon683,190–835,010
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon458,910–560,890
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon198,045–242,055
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon188,370–230,230
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon251,202–287,088
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon347,564–397,216
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon622,100
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Uncommon1,452,880
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Uncommon33,300–40,700
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Uncommon13,950–17,050
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon110,250–134,750
Yew logsYew logs68–82; 675–825 (noted)Uncommon21,148–256,575
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon46,395–56,705
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Uncommon686,880–839,520
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1RareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1Crystal triskelion fragment 11Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2Crystal triskelion fragment 21Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3Crystal triskelion fragment 31Very rareNot sold

Universal dropsEdit

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot sold

TriviaEdit

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  • Strangely enough, the Giant Mole has one of the highest amounts of lifepoints, behind the Corporeal Beast, Queen Black Dragon, Nex, Kalphite King, Vorago and Demon bosses.
  • The Giant Mole received a graphical and mechanical update on 27 January 2014. The same update also reduced the cavern size by half. Details about the mole before her update can be found here.
  • The Giant Mole is currently the fifth boss that must be fought in an instance only. The other bosses that must be instanced are the Queen Black Dragon, Kalphite King, Legiones and Shadow Barrow Brothers.
  • Sometimes, a glitch can occur where the Giant mole may stay in one room for two phases rather than constantly moving around as her lifepoints deplete. This only occurs when she first tunnels away to the first cavern.

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