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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.

Giant Mole concept art

Additional concept art for the 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 north-central 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 reach around 70,000, 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 damage reduction 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 with greater damage, 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 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 the player when the rocks touch them, similar to those it summons during its digging phase.

Finally, after all previous phases have been completed she will return to the central chamber, and can use all of the previously mentioned abilities. 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

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 enhanced.

Like in normal mode, the Giant mole's minions boost her damage reduction while they are present. In hard mode, they now have the added bonus of increasing her strength. In addition, her ceiling collapse attack encases the player, after which she will swipe at them if they are not freed by other players (Freedom does not work) for massive melee damage, in addition to the falling rocks from above.

In the final phase, the mole often tends to use two abilities at once (e.g ceiling collapse and dig), causing a massive amount of damage on her target very quickly.

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.


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Falador Mole Lair map

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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 players doing the Fur 'n' Seek wishlist will sometimes, rarely 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% dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Big bonesBig bones1Always366
Mole clawMole claw(m)1Always4,565
Mole skinMole skin3Always13,935
Mole noseMole nose(m)1Always[1]Not sold
  1. ^ Only with Falador shield 4 unlocked (does not have to be equipped)

Normal modeEdit

Main dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy iritGrimy irit(m)(noted)Common19,680
Coins 10000Coins13,207–23,500Uncommon13,207–23,500
Yew logsYew logs20; 30 (noted)Uncommon4,140–6,210
Adamant barAdamant bar2; 4 (noted)Uncommon5,588–11,176
Numbing rootNumbing root1–8Uncommon6,466–51,728
Red dragonhideRed dragonhide(m)(noted)Uncommon9,279
Pure essencePure essence450; 600 (noted)Uncommon10,350–13,800
Iron oreIron ore40; 55 (noted)Uncommon11,800–16,225
Blood runeBlood rune(m)60Uncommon34,260
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(m)6; 9 (noted)Uncommon19,740–29,610
Clingy moleClingy mole1–2Rare4,694–9,388
Dragon 2h swordDragon 2h sword(m)1Rare152,790
Limpwurt rootLimpwurt root10 (noted)Unknown22,070
CoalCoal40 (noted)Unknown7,040
Nature runeNature rune40Unknown16,360

Tertiary dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Long, sharp clawsLong, sharp claws(m)1Common[1]Not sold
Clue scroll (hard)Clue scroll (hard)(m)1RareNot sold
Clue scroll (elite)Clue scroll (elite)(m)1RareNot sold
Long boneLong bone(m)1RareNot sold
Curved boneCurved bone(m)1RareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy(m)1RareNot sold
Rotten fangRotten fang(m)1Very rare[2]Not sold
  1. ^ Only during Fur 'n' Seek
  2. ^ Base drop rate of 1/2500, with a threshold of 500

Hard modeEdit

Main dropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy iritGrimy irit(m)3; 6; 9 (noted)Common9,840–29,520
Ultra-growth potion (1)Ultra-growth potion (1)(m)1UncommonNot sold
Coins 10000Coins17,903–31,000Uncommon17,903–31,000
Yew logsYew logs40 (noted)Uncommon8,280
Clingy moleClingy mole1–5Uncommon4,694–23,470
Iron oreIron ore20; 55 (noted)Uncommon5,900–16,225
Red dragonhideRed dragonhide(m)3–6 (noted)Uncommon9,279–18,558
Adamant barAdamant bar(noted); 10 (noted)Uncommon16,764–27,940
Pure essencePure essence300; 600; 900 (noted)Uncommon6,900–20,700
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr(m)6; 9 (noted)Uncommon19,740–29,610
Dragon 2h swordDragon 2h sword(m)1Rare152,790
Numbing rootNumbing root4–30Rare25,864–193,980
Blood runeBlood rune(m)90Rare51,390
GrapesGrapes14 (noted)Common33,474
Uncut diamondUncut diamond(noted)Common35,613
CoalCoal40 (noted)Common7,040

Tertiary dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Long, sharp clawsLong, sharp claws(m)1Common[1]Not sold
Clue scroll (hard)Clue scroll (hard)(m)1RareNot sold
Clue scroll (elite)Clue scroll (elite)(m)1RareNot sold
Long boneLong bone(m)1RareNot sold
Curved boneCurved bone(m)1RareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy(m)1RareNot sold
Rotten fangRotten fang(m)1Rare[2]Not sold
  1. ^ Only during Fur 'n' Seek
  2. ^ Base drop rate of 1/500 (hard mode), with a threshold of 500

Universal dropsEdit

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Key tokenKey token1RareNot sold


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Giant mole was made available to free-to-play players on 29 February 2016. The same update also removed the shortcut areas in the cavern into gaps wide enough for players to run through.

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