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|Release date||7 March 2006 (Update)|
|XP per kill||2520 (and 831.6 experience)|
|Always drops||Big bones, Mole claw and Mole skin (1-3)|
|Examine text||Holy Mole-y!|
The Giant Mole (Talpidae wysonian) is 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.
Players will need a light source to access the location. Players are advised to be careful while fighting this monster as it may put out their light source. A seer's headband or bullseye lantern is strongly recommended, however a lantern with a tinderbox can also be used. To get into the lair you have to dig in any one of the 'mole hills' near Sir Tiffy Cashien in the Falador Park.
Players often kill the mole for its mole claws and mole skin, each of which Wyson the gardener will exchange for bird's nests, a valuable item that is often highly in demand by players training Herblore.
One giant mole can be present per world. When killed, it will respawn in about 2 minutes (or 200 game ticks). Players can use this respawn time to restore food and Prayer from the previous fight.
Giant mole strategiesEdit
The giant mole is weak against water based spells and is also vulnerable to poison. The mole, when poisoned, will surface to die and leave its drops so there is no risk of missing out on a drop. Sometimes when the mole digs it throws up balls of mud. The direction these go has nothing to do with the direction it will appear at when it surfaces.
One interesting thing to note is that despite its high combat level, the mole is unaggressive, so if you are a lower level and are unsure about fighting it, you can feel free to observe other players fighting it.
It will be easier to bring a familiar to fight it, because after the mole has dived away, your familiar will look in its direction, so it would speed up finding it.
Later on, when the mole is low on life points, it runs away a lot (see below). The mole always turns to where it goes then burrows (e.g. when a player is fighting it and it turns west and disappears, it most likely went west.)
Note that the Giant Mole's drops are fairly similar to that of the King Black Dragon, although it does not drop the draconic visage, dragon bones, or black dragonhide. Also, the King Black Dragon drops 4 charms at a time as opposed to the Giant Mole's 2.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Big bones 1 Always 449 Mole claw 1 Always 4,864 Mole skin 1–6 Always 6,963–41,778
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 1,879 kills.
2 charms are dropped at a time.
- Please add to the log (only if 50 or more creatures killed).
Runes and AmmunitionEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Air rune 105 Common 1,365 Fire rune 105 Common 1,260 Blood rune 15 Common 4,170 Death rune 7 Common 1,169 Law rune 15 Uncommon 2,850 Iron arrow 690, 1,380 Uncommon 5,520–11,040
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Adamant longsword 1 Common 1,643 Mithril hatchet 1 Common 175 Mithril battleaxe 1 Common 765 Mithril 2h sword 1 Common 1,237 Rune battleaxe 1 Uncommon 24,537 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 37,933
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Mithril platebody 1 Common 2,835 Rune helm 1 Common 11,155 Amulet of strength 1 Common 1,091 Rune sq shield 1 Uncommon 22,727
Ores and barsEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Long, sharp claws 1 Common Not sold Coins 360–11,000 Uncommon Not sold Shark 1–5 Uncommon 825–4,125 Yew logs 50, 100 (Noted) Uncommon 26,800–53,600 Mole nose 1 Uncommon Not sold Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare Not sold Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare Not sold Oyster pearls 1 Rare 708 Long bone 1 Rare Not sold Curved bone 1 Rare Not sold Starved ancient effigy 1 Rare Not sold Spin ticket 1 Rare Not sold
Rare drop table dropsEdit
- This monster drops items from the rare drop table.
The ring of wealth improves the chances if equipped but is not required to access the table.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 250; 381; 450; 3,000; 9,000; 12,000 Common Not sold Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,107 Uncut emerald 1 Common 1,903 Uncut ruby 1 Common 3,112 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 7,034 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 11,742 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 19,052 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 12,885 Dragonstone 1 Rare 10,585 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,976 Rune javelin 5 Rare 1,215 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,320 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,933 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,988 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,917 Dragon dagger 50 (noted) Very rare 848,800 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,727 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,404 Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,284 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 59,501 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 19,800 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,297,050 Rune arrow 150–200; 500 Rare 29,850–199 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,680,000 Air orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 1,587,000 Fire orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 1,723,000 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 91,765 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 5,311 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 19,025–26,635 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 47,950–67,130 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 177 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 193 Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) Uncommon 34,000–1,020,000 Nature rune 47–77 Rare 5,452–8,932 Soul rune 20 Rare 2,480 Law rune 45 Rare 8,550 Death rune 50; 121 Rare 167 Blood rune 50 Rare 13,900 Raw swordfish 125 – 250; 1,000 (noted) Uncommon 36,250–290 Raw shark 250–500 (noted) Uncommon 256,500–513,000 Big bones 150 – 500 (noted) Uncommon 67,350–224,500 Coal 150–7,500 (noted) Uncommon 38,250–1,912,500 Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) Uncommon 214,650–1,144,800 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 11,100 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,056,600 Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) Rare 2,824,000–19,768,000 Rune bar 1,50,150 (noted) Rare 13,069–1,960,350 Clean ranarr 33 (noted) Uncommon 75,900 Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) Uncommon 88,175–881,750 Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) Uncommon 106,230–424,920 Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) Uncommon 94,140–941,400 Saradomin brew (4) 250 (noted) Very rare 64,750 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 5,859 Yew seed 1–50 Rare 60,155–3,007,750 Magic seed 1–6 Rare 164,810–988,860 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,043,290 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 2,127 Torstol seed 1–31 Rare 50,268–1,558,308 Fellstalk seed 2 Rare 1,000 Yew logs 100–20,000 (noted) Rare 53,600–10,720,000
When the Giant Mole makes an escape, its animation hides the appearance of the mole until its dig-from-ground animation is played. The mole dust cloud and escape animation are played. Four game ticks pass then the mole's location changes and plays its dig-from-ground animation.