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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 fighting 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 life points are depleted by X amount of life points, 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 life points. 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 them 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 bones1Always368
Mole clawMole claw1Always7,778
Mole skinMole skin3Always23,991
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 root1–8Uncommon7,946–63,568
Clingy moleClingy mole1–2Rare7,426–14,852
Dragon 2h swordDragon 2h sword1Rare133,241

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy iritGrimy irit6 (noted)Common14,772
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr6 (noted)Uncommon15,948

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Long, sharp clawsLong, sharp claws1Common[1]Not sold
Coins 10000Coins13,207–23,500UncommonNot sold
Yew logsYew logs20; 30 (noted)Uncommon4,980–7,470
Adamant barAdamant bar2; 4 (noted)Uncommon6,054–12,108
Iron oreIron ore40; 55 (noted)Uncommon8,960–12,320
Red dragonhideRed dragonhide3 (noted)Uncommon9,396
Pure essencePure essence450; 600 (noted)Uncommon10,800–14,400
Blood runeBlood rune60Uncommon24,840
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. ^ Has a base drop rate of 1/2,500 (normal mode) or 1/500 chance (hard mode), both with a threshold of 500.

Hard modeEdit

Special dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Numbing rootNumbing root5–30Rare39,730–238,380
Clingy moleClingy mole2–5Uncommon14,852–37,130
Ultra-growth potion (1)Ultra-growth potion (1)1RareNot sold
Dragon 2h swordDragon 2h sword1Rare133,241

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy iritGrimy irit3; 6; 9 (noted)Common7,386–22,158
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr9 (noted)Uncommon23,922

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)Uncommon9,960
Adamant barAdamant bar6 (noted)Uncommon18,162
Iron oreIron ore20; 55 (noted)Uncommon4,480–12,320
Red dragonhideRed dragonhide3–6 (noted)Uncommon9,396–18,792
Pure essencePure essence300; 600; 900 (noted)Uncommon7,200–21,600
Blood runeBlood rune90Rare37,260
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 fang1Rare[2]Not sold
  1. ^ Only during Fur 'n' Seek
  2. ^ Has a base drop rate of 1/2,500 (normal mode) or 1/500 chance (hard mode), both with a threshold of 500.

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 1000Coins250–500; 3,000CommonNot sold
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common746
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,479
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,365
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,201
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare189,045–231,055
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon14,927
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon34,918
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,497
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare562,365–687,335
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,495
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon36,026
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,287,000–1,573,000
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare900
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,943
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare569,145–948,575
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,533
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,960
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common24,634–29,866
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,126,305–1,376,595
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon40,585
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon894
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon322
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare889,330–1,121,924
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare220,610–278,308
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare82,500–115,500
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon29,025–35,475
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon190,575–232,925
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon29,072–33,120
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon309,060–377,740
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon75,800–416,900
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common14,850–18,150
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon243,000–297,000
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common45,405
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare408,645–499,455
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare934,110–1,141,690
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common43,008
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare645,120–788,480
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon508,770–621,830
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon400,770–489,830
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon159,930–195,470
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon136,665–167,035
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon87,304–99,776
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon153,174–175,056
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon462,024
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,581,180
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common9,900–12,100
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common6,750–8,250
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon84,600–103,400
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon16,932–20,418
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare168,075–205,425
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon35,100–42,900
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare674,190–824,010
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 life points, 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 life points deplete. This only occurs when she first tunnels away to the first cavern.

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