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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.
  • 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.

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. 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 only one item is dropped at a time.

100% dropsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Big bones Big bones 1 1 Always 543
Mole claw Mole claw 1 1 Always 3,038
Mole skin Mole skin 1–6 1 Always 3,258–19,548
Mole nose Mole nose 1 1 Always [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 root Numbing root 1–8 3 Uncommon 2,025–16,200
Clingy mole Clingy mole 1–2 4 Rare 25,755–51,510
Dragon 2h sword Dragon 2h sword 1 4 Rare 261,282

HerbsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy irit Grimy irit 6 (noted) 2 Common 12,594
Grimy ranarr Grimy ranarr 6 (noted) 3 Uncommon 15,504

OtherEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Long, sharp claws Long, sharp claws 1 2 Common [1] Not sold
Coins 1000 Coins 13,598 – 23,500 3 Uncommon Not sold
Yew logs Yew logs 20, 30 (noted) 3 Uncommon 7,220–10,830
Adamant bar Adamant bar 2, 4 (noted) 3 Uncommon 5,552–11,104
Iron ore Iron ore 40, 55 (noted) 3 Uncommon 10,640–14,630
Red dragonhide Red dragonhide 3 (noted) 3 Uncommon 10,386
Pure essence Pure essence 450, 600 (noted) 3 Uncommon 6,750–9,000
Blood rune Blood rune 60 3 Uncommon 30,060
Clue scroll (hard) Clue scroll (hard) 1 4 Rare Not sold
Clue scroll (elite) Clue scroll (elite) 1 4 Rare Not sold
Long bone Long bone 1 4 Rare Not sold
Curved bone Curved bone 1 4 Rare Not sold
Starved ancient effigy Starved ancient effigy 1 4 Rare Not sold
  1. ^ Only during Fur 'n' Seek.

Hard modeEdit

Special dropsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Numbing root Numbing root 5–30 4 Rare 10,125–60,750
Clingy mole Clingy mole 2–5 3 Uncommon 51,510–128,775
Ultra-growth potion (1) Ultra-growth potion (1) 1 4 Rare Not sold
Dragon 2h sword Dragon 2h sword 1 4 Rare 261,282

HerbsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy irit Grimy irit 6, 9 (noted) 2 Common 12,594–18,891
Grimy ranarr Grimy ranarr 9 (noted) 3 Uncommon 23,256

OtherEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Long, sharp claws Long, sharp claws 1 2 Common [1] Not sold
Coins 1000 Coins 23,000 – 31,000 3 Uncommon Not sold
Yew logs Yew logs 40 (noted) 3 Uncommon 14,440
Adamant bar Adamant bar 6 (noted) 3 Uncommon 16,656
Iron ore Iron ore 55 (noted) 3 Uncommon 14,630
Red dragonhide Red dragonhide 3–6 (noted) 3 Uncommon 10,386–20,772
Pure essence Pure essence 600 (noted) 3 Uncommon 9,000
Blood rune Blood rune 90 4 Rare 45,090
Clue scroll (hard) Clue scroll (hard) 1 4 Rare Not sold
Clue scroll (elite) Clue scroll (elite) 1 4 Rare Not sold
Long bone Long bone 1 4 Rare Not sold
Curved bone Curved bone 1 4 Rare Not sold
Starved ancient effigy Starved ancient effigy 1 4 Rare Not sold
  1. ^ Only during Fur 'n' Seek.

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 250 Coins 200–350,3,000 2 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 2 Common 1,119
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 2,054
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 2,984
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 5,025
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 27,273
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 30,335
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 13,129
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 9,992
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 16,533
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,241
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 890
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,240
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,203
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,423
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 36,909
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,575,000
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 22,019
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 31,800
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 64,586
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 59,154
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 12,000
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,257,600
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150 4 Rare 22,650
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 94,419
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 10,858
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 66,100–92,540
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 64,225–89,915
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 555
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 387
Pure essence Pure essence 1,000–1,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 15,000–22,500
Nature rune Nature rune 60–80 4 Rare 21,480–28,640
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 4,200
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 19,305
Death rune Death rune 50 4 Rare 17,750
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 25,050
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 54,875–109,750
Raw shark Raw shark 250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 290,500
Big bones Big bones 150–180 (noted) 3 Uncommon 81,450–97,740
Coal Coal 550–700 (noted) 3 Uncommon 148,500–189,000
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 202,350–337,250
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 8,900
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,077,400
Rune bar Rune bar 1 2 Common 14,230
Rune bar Rune bar 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 711,500
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 35–45 (noted) 3 Uncommon 119,875–154,125
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 112,470–131,215
Clean torstol Clean torstol 16–34 (noted) 3 Uncommon 90,608–192,542
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 2 Common 1,373
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 3 Uncommon 16,604
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 7,296
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 3–7 4 Rare 504,669–1,177,561
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,619,220
Yew logs Yew logs 450–550 (noted) 4 Rare 162,450–198,550
Crystal triskelion fragment 1 Crystal triskelion fragment 1 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2 Crystal triskelion fragment 2 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3 Crystal triskelion fragment 3 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Melee) Brawling gloves (Melee) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Magic) Brawling gloves (Magic) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged) Brawling gloves (Ranged) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Agility) Brawling gloves (Agility) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking) Brawling gloves (Cooking) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (FM) Brawling gloves (FM) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing) Brawling gloves (Fishing) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter) Brawling gloves (Hunter) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Mining) Brawling gloves (Mining) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer) Brawling gloves (Prayer) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing) Brawling gloves (Smithing) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving) Brawling gloves (Thieving) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (WC) Brawling gloves (WC) 1 5 Very rare Not 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 token Key token 1 4 Rare Not sold

TriviaEdit

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