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|Release date||7 March 2006 (Update)|
|XP per kill|
|Always drops||Big bones, Mole claw and Mole skin (1-3)|
|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 110 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 563 Mole claw 1 Always 2,746 Mole skin 1–6 Always 3,159–18,954 Mole nose 1 Always Not sold
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Numbing root 1–8 Uncommon 1,472–11,776 Clingy mole 1–2 Rare 30,170–60,340 Dragon 2h sword 1 Rare 1,249,169
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Grimy irit 6 (noted) Common 15,210 Grimy ranarr 6 (noted) Uncommon 15,144
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Long, sharp claws 1 Common Not sold Coins 18,500 – 23,500 Uncommon Not sold Yew logs 20, 30 (noted) Uncommon 11,760–17,640 Adamant bar 4 (noted) Uncommon 16,160 Iron ore 40, 55 (noted) Uncommon 15,200–20,900 Red dragonhide 3 (noted) Uncommon 11,622 Pure essence 450, 600 (noted) Uncommon 7,650–10,200 Blood rune 60 Uncommon 17,040 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 8–14 Uncommon 11,776–20,608 Clingy mole 2 Uncommon 60,340 Ultra-growth potion (1) 1 Uncommon Not sold Dragon 2h sword 1 Rare 1,249,169
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Grimy irit 9 (noted) Common 22,815 Grimy ranarr 9 (noted) Uncommon 22,716
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 23,520 Adamant bar 6 (noted) Uncommon 24,240 Iron ore 55 (noted) Uncommon 20,900 Red dragonhide 6 (noted) Uncommon 23,244 Pure essence 900 (noted) Uncommon 15,300 Blood rune 90 Rare 25,560 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 1,730 Uncut emerald 1 Common 3,348 Uncut ruby 1 Common 3,974 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 8,346 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 27,521 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 44,195 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 17,365 Dragonstone 1 Rare 10,899 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,748 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,096 Rune javelin 5 Rare 890 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,000 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,433 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,460 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,438 Dragon dagger 50 (noted) Very rare 837,400 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,488 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 31,974 Shield left half 1 Very rare 64,793 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 60,652 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 18,800 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,263,150 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 Rare 22,500–75,000 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,549,600 Air orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 2,901,000 Fire orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 2,402,000 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 146,706 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 13,160 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 40,750–57,050 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 80,650–112,910 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 176 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 362 Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) Uncommon 8,500–255,000 Nature rune 20–80 Rare 6,340–25,360 Soul rune 20 Rare 2,700 Law rune 45 Rare 13,095 Death rune 50, 121 Rare 5,950–14,399 Blood rune 50 Rare 14,200 Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) Uncommon 50,375–403,000 Raw shark 250–500 (noted) Uncommon 441,750–883,500 Big bones 150–500 (noted) Uncommon 84,450–281,500 Coal 150–7,500 (noted) Uncommon 28,200–1,410,000 Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) Uncommon 472,050–2,517,600 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 10,900 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,060,600 Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) Rare 4,040,000–28,280,000 Rune bar 1, 50, 150 (noted) Rare 13,006–1,950,900 Clean ranarr 33 (noted) Uncommon 87,153 Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) Uncommon 102,200–1,022,000 Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) Uncommon 112,560–450,240 Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) Uncommon 53,280–532,800 Saradomin brew (4) 250 (noted) Very rare 105,000 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 8,247 Yew seed 1–50 Rare 91,337–4,566,850 Magic seed 1–7 Rare 190,413–1,332,891 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,181,590 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 2,043 Torstol seed 1–31 Rare 19,930–617,830 Fellstalk seed 2 Rare 1,286 Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) Rare 29,400–11,760,000 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
- Universal drops are dropped by every monster outside of Daemonheim.
- These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Key token 1 Rare Not sold
- Currently, the Giant Mole holds the record of being the lowest-leveled monster to drop elite clue scrolls.
- Strangely enough, the Giant Mole has one of the highest amount 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.