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The Giant Mole is a fairly simple mid-level boss that can be found under Falador. It is killed for its mole claw, mole skin and Baby mole drops.

How to get there

The Giant Mole is located in the Mole Lair under Falador. The entrance point is located at Falador Park, where there are mole holes scattered on the west side. Players must bring a spade to dig underground, and a light source of some type or they will be constantly bitten by bugs.

Attacks and abilities

  • Melee attack: The mole swipes a claw at its target, dealing up to 21 damage.
  • Burrow: When the mole reaches half health or under, there is a 25% chance for any incoming attack to cause it to burrow away into another location. There is also a chance that the dirt she digs while burrowing to escape can extinguish the player's light source (shown with dirt splatters on the player's screen), though covered light sources will be unaffected by this.

Guide

A map of the Falador Mole Lair, labelling spawn location and burrow locations of the Giant Mole.

Killing the mole is extremely easy, as it doesn't have any unique abilities that can endanger the player.

For low levelled players, they can safespot it with the cavern walls, as it does not move around the safespot to attack players. Ranging is highly recommended when safespotting, as it has low ranged defence. Players meleeing it should activate Protect from Melee and use stabbing weapons, as it has lower stab defence compared to slash and crush.

For high levelled players, the mole can be killed extremely fast with Dharok the Wretched's equipment, as it is easily possible to kill her within 2-3 hits depending on the player's strength boosting equipment. Simply lower your health to 1 with the Locator orb or Dwarven rock cake, activate Protect from Melee and flick Piety.

When the mole reaches half health and lower, there is a chance that it will dig away to another location in the lair. Without the Falador shield 3 or 4, it is an extremely tedious task, as players potentially have to navigate through the whole lair to find the mole. The mole also loses aggression towards the primary target when burrowing away.

While the mole is not immune to poison, it's recommended to avoid poisoning it without the shield, as taking damage from the poison could cause it to burrow again while you're looking for it.

Completion of the hard Falador diaries is highly recommended, as players with the shield can locate the mole whenever it digs away. It also notes the 100% drop of mole skin and claws, prolonging trips.

Suggested skills

Skills:

Equipment

Recommended equipment for Melee & Prayer
Slot Item (most effective → least effective)
Head Slayer helmet (i).png Slayer helmet (i) (only on task) Black mask (i).png Black mask (i) (only on task) Serpentine helm.png Serpentine helm / Verac's helm.png Verac's helm Helm of neitiznot.png Helm of neitiznot Obsidian helmet.png Obsidian helmet / Torag's helm.png Barrows helm
Neck Amulet of torture.png Amulet of torture Amulet of fury.png Amulet of fury Amulet of glory.png Amulet of glory Amulet of power.png Amulet of power N/A
Back Infernal cape.png Infernal cape Fire cape.png Fire cape Capes of accomplishments (trimmed).gif Capes of Accomplishment Obsidian cape.png Obsidian cape Mythical cape.png Mythical cape
Body Guthan's platebody.png Barrows body / Bandos chestplate.png Bandos chestplate Fighter torso.png Fighter torso Dragon chainbody.png Dragon chainbody Obsidian platebody.png Obsidian platebody Rune platebody.png Rune platebody
Legs Guthan's chainskirt.png Barrows legs Dragon platelegs.png Dragon platelegs / Dragon plateskirt.png Dragon plateskirt Obsidian platelegs.png Obsidian platelegs Rune platelegs.png Rune platelegs N/A
Weapo Zamorakian hasta.png Zamorakian hasta Abyssal dagger.png Abyssal dagger (p++) Abyssal whip.png Abyssal whip Dragon scimitar.png Dragon scimitar N/A
Shield Dragon defender.png Dragon defender Dragonfire shield.png Dragonfire shield Rune defender.png Rune defender Toktz-ket-xil.png Toktz-ket-xil N/A
Ammo/Spell Holy blessing.png God blessing N/A N/A N/A N/A
Gloves Barrows gloves.png Barrows gloves Dragon gloves.png Dragon gloves Rune gloves.png Rune gloves Regen bracelet.png Regen bracelet N/A
Feet Primordial boots.png Primordial boots Dragon boots.png Dragon boots Bandos boots.png Bandos boots Granite boots.png Granite boots / Rune boots.png Rune boots N/A
Ring Treasonous ring (i).png Treasonous ring (i) Berserker ring (i).png Berserker ring (i) / Ring of suffering (i).png Ring of suffering (i) Warrior ring (i).png Warrior ring (i) Ring of life.png Ring of life N/A
Special attack Dragon warhammer.png Dragon warhammer (greater defence reduction, lower accuracy) / Bandos godsword.png Bandos godsword (lower defence reduction, greater accuracy) Crystal halberd.png Crystal halberd Dragon halberd.png Dragon halberd Dragon dagger.png Dragon dagger (p++) Dragon mace.png Dragon mace
Super combat potion(4).png Super combat potion(4).png Prayer potion(4).png Prayer potion(4).png
Prayer potion(4).png Prayer potion(4).png Prayer potion(4).png Prayer potion(4).png
Prayer potion(4).png Prayer potion(4).png Prayer potion(4).png Prayer potion(4).png
Stamina potion(4).png Stamina potion(4).png Stamina potion(4).png Stamina potion(4).png
Crystal halberd.png
Spade.png
Falador shield 4.png Teleport to house.png Falador teleport.png Bullseye lantern.png


Inventory

Recommended equipment for Melee Tank
Slot Item (most effective → least effective)
Head Slayer helmet (i).png Slayer helmet (i) (only on task) Black mask (i).png Black mask (i) (only on task) Serpentine helm.png Serpentine helm / Verac's helm.png Verac's helm Helm of neitiznot.png Helm of neitiznot Obsidian helmet.png Obsidian helmet
Neck Amulet of torture.png Amulet of torture Amulet of fury.png Amulet of fury Amulet of glory.png Amulet of glory Amulet of power.png Amulet of power N/A
Back Infernal cape.png Infernal cape Fire cape.png Fire cape Capes of accomplishments (trimmed).gif Capes of Accomplishment Obsidian cape.png Obsidian cape Mythical cape.png Mythical cape
Body Torag's platebody.png Barrows body / Bandos chestplate.png Bandos chestplate Fighter torso.png Fighter torso Dragon chainbody.png Dragon chainbody Obsidian platebody.png Obsidian platebody Rune platebody.png Rune platebody
Legs Torag's platelegs.png Barrows legs / Bandos tassets.png Bandos tassets Dragon platelegs.png Dragon platelegs / Dragon plateskirt.png Dragon plateskirt Obsidian platelegs.png Obsidian platelegs Rune platelegs.png Rune platelegs N/A
Weapo Zamorakian hasta.png Zamorakian hasta Abyssal dagger.png Abyssal dagger (p++) Abyssal whip.png Abyssal whip Dragon scimitar.png Dragon scimitar N/A
Shield Dragon defender.png Dragon defender Dragonfire shield.png Dragonfire shield Rune defender.png Rune defender Toktz-ket-xil.png Toktz-ket-xil N/A
Ammo/Spell Holy blessing.png God blessing N/A N/A N/A N/A
Gloves Barrows gloves.png Barrows gloves Dragon gloves.png Dragon gloves Rune gloves.png Rune gloves Regen bracelet.png Regen bracelet N/A
Feet Primordial boots.png Primordial boots Dragon boots.png Dragon boots Bandos boots.png Bandos boots Granite boots.png Granite boots / Rune boots.png Rune boots N/A
Ring Treasonous ring (i).png Treasonous ring (i) Berserker ring (i).png Berserker ring (i) / Ring of suffering (i).png Ring of suffering (i) Warrior ring (i).png Warrior ring (i) Ring of life.png Ring of life N/A
Special attack Saradomin godsword.png Saradomin godsword / Dragon warhammer.png Dragon warhammer / Bandos godsword.png Bandos godsword Crystal halberd.png Crystal halberd Dragon halberd.png Dragon halberd Dragon dagger.png Dragon dagger (p++) Dragon mace.png Dragon mace
Super combat potion(4).png Super combat potion(4).png Stamina potion(4).png Stamina potion(4).png
Shark.png Shark.png Stamina potion(4).png Stamina potion(4).png
Shark.png Shark.png Shark.png Prayer potion(4).png
Shark.png Shark.png Shark.png Prayer potion(4).png
Shark.png Shark.png Shark.png Prayer potion(4).png
Saradomin godsword.png Spade.png
Falador shield 4.png Teleport to house.png Falador teleport.png Bullseye lantern.png


Inventory

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