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|Release date||7 March 2006 (Update)|
|XP per kill||3,104 (and 1,024.3 experience)|
|Always drops||Big bones, Mole claw and Mole skin (1-6)|
|Examine text||Holy mole-y!|
The Giant mole (Talpidae wysonian) is a female mole 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.
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 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.
- 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, 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.
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.
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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. Whenever someone gets a rare drop, it will be announced in the chatbox.
In hard mode, rare drops are more common, some items are dropped in larger quantities, and one item can only be dropped during hard mode.
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Big bones 1 Always 697 Mole claw 1 Always 2,184 Mole skin 1–6 Always 2,953–17,718 Mole nose 1 Always Not sold
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Numbing root 1–8 Uncommon 1,733–13,864 Clingy mole 1–2 Rare 35,486–70,972 Dragon 2h sword 1 Rare 384,277
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Grimy irit 6 (noted) Common 19,260 Grimy ranarr 6 (noted) Uncommon 18,060
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Long, sharp claws 1 Common Not sold Coins 13,598 – 23,500 Uncommon Not sold Yew logs 20, 30 (noted) Uncommon 8,200–12,300 Adamant bar 4 (noted) Uncommon 14,316 Iron ore 40, 55 (noted) Uncommon 11,960–16,445 Red dragonhide 3 (noted) Uncommon 10,620 Pure essence 450, 600 (noted) Uncommon 9,900–13,200 Blood rune 60 Uncommon 18,060 Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare Not sold Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare Not sold Long bone 1 Rare Not sold Curved bone 1 Rare Not sold Starved ancient effigy 1 Rare Not sold
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Numbing root 5–30 Rare 8,665–51,990 Clingy mole 2–5 Uncommon 70,972–177,430 Ultra-growth potion (1) 1 Rare Not sold Dragon 2h sword 1 Rare 384,277
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Grimy irit 6, 9 (noted) Common 19,260–28,890 Grimy ranarr 9 (noted) Uncommon 27,090
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Long, sharp claws 1 Common Not sold Coins 23,000 – 31,000 Uncommon Not sold Yew logs 40 (noted) Uncommon 16,400 Adamant bar 6 (noted) Uncommon 21,474 Iron ore 55 (noted) Uncommon 16,445 Red dragonhide 6 (noted) Uncommon 21,240 Pure essence 900 (noted) Uncommon 19,800 Blood rune 90 Rare 27,090 Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare Not sold Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare Not sold Long bone 1 Rare Not sold Curved bone 1 Rare Not sold Starved ancient effigy 1 Rare Not sold
Rare drop table dropsEdit
- This monster has access to the rare drop table.
The ring of wealth is not required to access the table.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 250 – 450; 3,000;
9,000; 10,000; 12,000
Common Not sold Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,715 Uncut emerald 1 Common 2,854 Uncut ruby 1 Common 4,440 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 6,533 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 19,822 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 43,084 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 15,595 Dragonstone 1 Rare 10,681 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,653 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,235 Rune javelin 5 Rare 855 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,240 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,632 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,513 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 35,966 Dragon dagger 50 (noted) Very rare 832,650 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,351 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 31,753 Shield left half 1 Very rare 64,434 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 59,659 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 15,600 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,267,050 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 Rare 22,800–76,000 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,598,800 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 105,870 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 16,104 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 88,475–123,865 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 88,675–124,145 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 976 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 373 Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) Uncommon 11,000–330,000 Nature rune 20–80 Rare 5,900–23,600 Soul rune 20 Rare 4,840 Law rune 45 Rare 18,405 Death rune 50, 121 Rare 9,550–23,111 Blood rune 50 Rare 15,050 Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) Uncommon 51,625–413,000 Raw shark 250–500 (noted) Uncommon 422,250–844,500 Big bones 150–500 (noted) Uncommon 104,550–348,500 Coal 150–7,500 (noted) Uncommon 36,900–1,845,000 Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) Uncommon 363,900–1,940,800 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 8,800 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,103,000 Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) Rare 3,579,000–25,053,000 Rune bar 1, 50 (noted) Rare 14,351–717,550 Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) Uncommon 124,525–1,245,250 Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) Uncommon 144,780–579,120 Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) Uncommon 103,110–1,031,100 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 7,677 Yew seed 1–50 Rare 70,608–3,530,400 Magic seed 1–7 Rare 127,971–895,797 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,337,320 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 1,673 Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) Rare 20,500–8,200,000 Crystal triskelion fragment 1 1 Very rare Not sold Crystal triskelion fragment 2 1 Very rare Not sold Crystal triskelion fragment 3 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Melee) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Magic) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Ranged) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Agility) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Cooking) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (FM) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Fishing) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Hunter) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Mining) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Prayer) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Smithing) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Thieving) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (WC) 1 Very rare Not sold
- 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 token 1 Rare Not sold
- 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.