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    Giant Mole Guide by nachoaddict

    Updated: 07/01/09 | Printable Version | Search This Guide

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    |Runescape Giant Mole Guide|
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    |Table of Contents|
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    Introduction (INT1)
    Methods of Killing (MOK2)
               =Solo Melee (SOM3)
               =Solo Melee (Prayer Based) (SMPB)
               =Solo Dharok (SDH4)
               =Solo Range (SOR5)
               =Solo Melee (Dragon Halberd) (SMDH)
               =Solo Obsidion (SOO6)
               =Team Strategy (TSY7)
               =Overview and Ratings of Methods (OROM)
    Rewards (REW8)
    Legal Stuff (LGLS)
    Contact (CNTT)
    
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    |Introduction|-(INT1)
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    Boss Level: 230
    Difficulty: 4/10
    Items Required:
    -Spade
    -Light Source preferrably something that cannot be put out such as a 
    lantern. When it digs, it will splatter mud onto the screens of
    surrounding players and can potentially put out candles so an oil
    lamp or bullseye lantern is acceptable.
    
    The Giant Mole is one of the easier bosses in the world of Runescape. 
    However, it is nonetheless deadly. It can hit in the low twenties even
    when wearing armor and so for players who have less than 85 defense, I 
    would recomend using prayer. There are numerous ways to kill the Giant 
    Mole. However because usually you require the aid of potions, or ammo
    if you are ranging, this monster may not be as rewarding as other 
    bosses such as the King Black Dragon. It has high magic defense so only
    melee and ranged are advised. 
    
    The Giant Mole lives in its lair under the Falador Park and this area
    can be accessed by using a spade while standing on any one of the 
    various mole holes around the park. There are plenty of baby moles 
    around the mazelike lair but fortunetaly, they do not appear on your
    mini-map. This is important because the Giant Mole appears as a yellow
    dot on the mini-map and therefore allows you to track it easily. It 
    wouldn't be so easy if you see a bunch of yellow dots rushing around 
    the mini-map.
    
    The Giant Mole spawns about 3 minutes after it is killed at a room 
    which south from where you will enter the lair. Around there is a 
    summoning obelisk so if you brought a familiar, you can restore your
    points there.
    
    After you get the mole down to around half health, it will dig away and
    appear in another spot in the lair. You need to find it and hit it 
    as soon as you can. It can get very frustrating however, killing
    the Giant Mole can be very rewarding which I will explain later in
    the Rewards Section. This gives reason to poison the Mole to make sure
    that it suffers while you search for it. You will be running around 
    like crazy so you can bring some energy potions or your explorer's ring
    to replenish your run energy but I would just save inventory space
    because the new rest feature can restore run energy fairly quickly.
    
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    |Methods of Killing|-(MOK2)
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    The mole is a fairly easy boss and I would go solo with it. Its very
    possible for anyone around combat level 80 or higher to kill the mole
    effectively with the help of potions. 
    
    /\Solo Melee Method/\-(SOM3)
    I would suggest level 70+ in defense, strength, and attack but slightly
    lower stats are acceptable. Also, you will need 43+ prayer for melee
    protect.
    
    -Armor-
    Helm: Rune or Dragon or better
    Torso: Rune or better
    Legs: Rune or Dragon or better
    Shield: Rune defender, Dragon Square shield, or better (or none if 
    you are using Saradomin Sword or Godsword)
    Amulet: Glory or Better
    Cape: Obsidion or better
    Boots: Rune or Dragon or better
    Ammo: none
    Gloves: Combat Bracelet (gives str bonus) or gauntlets from the Fist
    of Guthix Minigame or from the quest Recipe for Disaster
    Ring: Ring of Wealth or Life or berserker ring or warrior's ring
    
    -Weapon-
    Godsword > Saradomin Sword or Abyssal Whip > Dragon Scimitar  
     > Dragon Longsword 
    
    -Inventory-
    1x Dragon Dagger (P++)
    1x Super Attack Potion (4)
    1x Super Strength Potion (4)
    2x Prayer Potions (4)
    10x Monkfish (or other food. Adjust numbers accordingly)
    1x Spade
    1x Light Source (ex: bullseye lantern)
    1x One-click teleport 
    
    =Optional=
    Regular or Super energy potions (may be costly though)
    
    -Strategy-
    1) Take one sip of super attack potion and super strength potion and 
    turn on protect from melee. Sip your prayer potion when needed. Whip 
    out your Dragon Dagger (P++) and hit it with 4 special attacks. If
    it is not poisoned, keep attacking with the Dragon Dagger to poison it.
    
    2) Take out secondary weapon and keep attacking. Keep your health high
    because I have been hit with low twenties over and over and I have been
    very close to dying when fighting this monster because I accidently got 
    hit without prayer on. Also sip your prayer potion whenever your 
    prayer gets down to around 15 points.
    
    3) Eventually the mole will dig away and you will have to find it 
    again. Turn off protect from melee and go searching.
    
    4) Attack it again and use the same procedure as step 1 only using your 
    secondary weapon instead of your Dragon Dagger (P++). If it digs away 
    again, repeat steps 3 and 4.
    
    5) Once it is dead, collect the loot and return to the spawn area. 
    Restore run energy by resting and restore summoning points if needed.
    
    /\Solo Melee (Prayer Based)/\-(SMPB)
    Again I suggest 70+ in attack, strength, and defense but also, I would
    suggest 70+ prayer to reduce the use of prayer potions. Here you will
    use very little food and very little 
    
    -Armor-
    Helm: Dragon or Better
    Torso: Initiate or Pros'yte
    Legs: Initiate or Pros'yte
    Shield: Rune defender/dragon square shield or better
    Amulet: Glory or better
    Cape: Obsidion or better
    Boots: Dragon or better
    Ammo: none
    Gloves: Combat Bracelet (gives str bonus) or gauntlets from the Fist
    of Guthix Minigame or from the quest Recipe for Disaster
    Ring: Ring of wealth or life 
    
    -Weapon-
    Godsword > Saradomin Sword or Abyssal Whip > Dragon Scimitar  
     > Dragon Longsword 
    
    -Inventory-
    1x Dragon Dagger (P++)
    1x Super Attack Potion (4)
    1x Super Strength Potion (4)
    1x Prayer Potion (4) (if needed) 
    3x Monkfish (or other food. Adjust numbers accordingly)
    1x Spade
    1x Light Source (ex: bullseye lantern)
    1x One-click teleport to house if you have an alter or to varrock for
    alter
    
    =Optional=
    Regular or Super energy potions (may be costly though)
    
    -Strategy-
    1) Take one sip of super attack potion and super strength potion and 
    turn on protect from melee. Sip your prayer potion when needed. Whip 
    out your Dragon Dagger (P++) and hit it with 4 special attacks. If
    it is not poisoned, keep attacking with the Dragon Dagger to poison it.
    
    2) Take out secondary weapon and keep attacking. Sip your prayer
    potion if your prayer gets down to around 15 points.
    
    3) Eventually the mole will dig away and you will have to find it 
    again. Turn off protect from melee and go searching.
    
    4) Attack it again and use the same procedure as step 1 only using your 
    secondary weapon instead of your Dragon Dagger (P++). If it digs away 
    again, repeat steps 3 and 4.
    
    5) Once it is dead, collect the loot and return to the spawn area. 
    Restore run energy by resting and restore summoning points if needed.
    
    To Bank: 
    Teleport and go to an alter to restore points. Then return to the lair
    for more kills.
    
    /\Solo Dharok/\-(SDH4)
    This requires 70+ attack, strength, and defense and 70+ prayer is also
    recomended.
    
    -Armor-
    Helm: Dharok
    Torso: Dharok
    Legs: Dharok
    Shield: none
    Amulet: Glory or better
    Cape: Obsidion or better
    Boots: Dragon or better
    Ammo: none
    Gloves: Combat Bracelet (gives str bonus) or gauntlets from the Fist
    of Guthix Minigame or from the quest Recipe for Disaster
    Ring: Ring of wealth or life or berserker ring or warrior's ring
    
    -Weapon-
    Dharok's Great Axe
    
    -Inventory-
    1x Dragon Dagger (P++)
    1x Super Attack Potion (4)
    1x Super Strength Potion (4)
    1x Prayer Potion (4) (if needed) 
    3x Monkfish (or other food. Adjust numbers accordingly)
    1x Spade
    1x Light Source (ex: bullseye lantern)
    1x One-click teleport to house if you have an alter or to varrock for
    alter
    
    =Optional=
    Regular or Super energy potions (may be costly though)
    
    -Strategy-
    1) Take one sip of super attack potion and super strength potion and 
    turn on protect from melee. Sip your prayer potion when needed. Whip 
    out your Dragon Dagger (P++) and hit it with 4 special attacks. If
    it is not poisoned, keep attacking with the Dragon Dagger to poison it.
    
    2) Switch to your Great Axe and allow the Giant Mole to hit you till 
    you are under 25 health but watch out as you may die if you don't be 
    careful. Turn on protect from melee and sip your prayer potion if 
    needed.
    
    3) Eventually the mole will dig away and you will have to find it 
    again. Turn off protect from melee and go searching.
    
    4) Attack it again and use the same procedure as step 1 only using your 
    Great Axe instead of your Dragon Dagger (P++). If it digs away again, 
    repeat steps 3 and 4.
    
    5) Once it is dead, collect the loot and return to the spawn area. 
    Restore run energy by resting and restore summoning points if needed.
    
    To Bank: 
    Teleport and go to an alter to restore points. Then return to the lair
    for more kills.
    
    /\Solo Range/\-(SOR5)
    As long as you have 70+ range, you are relatively fine. You will be 
    able to hit through the mole's defense. I also suggest 70+ defense
    however, there are plenty of safespots to attack from to keep from
    being damaged.
    
    -Armor-
    Helm: Saradomin/Zamorak/Guthix Coif or Robin Hood Hat
    Torso: Best dragonhide you can wear
    Legs: Best dragonhide you can wear
    Shield: Zamorak or Guthix Book
    Amulet: Glory or better
    Cape: Ava's Accumalator
    Boots: Snakeskin boots or Ranger boots
    Ammo: 200x Emerald Bolts (e)
    Gloves: Best dragonhide you can wear
    Ring: Ring of wealth or life or ranging
    
    -Inventory-
    300x Ruby Botls (e)
    1x Ranging Potion (4) (if you need it)
    6x Monkfish (or other food. Adjust numbers accordingly)
    1x Spade
    1x Light Source (ex: bullseye lantern)
    1x One-click teleport to house if you have an alter or to varrock for
    alter
    
    =Optional=
    Regular or Super energy potions (may be costly though)
    
    -Strategy-
    1) Now the safespot in the spawn area is directly north of the 
    summoning obelisk in the corner where two walls meet. When the Mole
    spawns, stand there and shoot at it. Unless it comes at you from the
    south, it will not be able to attack you. You can take a sip of your
    ranging potion if you want but at lvevel 70 ranged, I really don't
    think you'll need one.
    
    2) Once it is poisoned with your emerald bolts (e), switch to your
    ruby bolts (e). If you don't know the effects of these two bolts
    already, emerald bolts have the chance to poison an enemy and
    rubies have the chance of taking 10% of your health for 20% of the 
    enemy's health.
    
    3) Eventually the mole will dig away and you will have to find it 
    again. Go and search. 
    
    4) Attack it again and use the same procedure as step 1 only using the
    walls of the lair and stalagmites for the safespot as you can trap it
    there so that it cannot harm you. Use the ruby bolts (e). If it digs 
    away again, repeat steps 3 and 4.
    
    5) Once it is dead, collect the loot and return to the spawn area. 
    Restore run energy by resting and restore summoning points if needed.
    
    /\Solo Melee (Dragon Halberd)/\-(SMDH)
    For this method, you generally do not need food nor prayer potions so I 
    suggest 65+ attack and 70+ strength for this method. you will be 
    attacking from a safespot so defense is not as important with this
    method.
    
    -Armor-
    Helm: Berserker recomended but rune or better works too
    Torso: Fighter Torso or better (for strength bonus)
    Legs: Rune or better
    Shield: None
    Amulet: Glory or better
    Cape: Obsidion or better
    Boots: Rune or climbing boots or better
    Ammo: none
    Gloves: Combat Bracelet (gives str bonus) or gauntlets from the Fist
    of Guthix Minigame or from the quest Recipe for Disaster
    Ring: Ring of wealth or life or berserker ring or warrior's ring
    
    -Weapon-
    Dragon Halberd
    
    -Inventory-
    1x Dragon Dagger (P++)
    2x Super Attack Potion (4)
    2x Super Strength Potion (4)
    4x Monkfish (or other food. Adjust numbers accordingly)
    1x Spade
    1x Light Source (ex: bullseye lantern)
    1x One-click teleport 
    
    =Optional=
    Regular or Super energy potions (may be costly though)
    
    Cheap and weak ranged weapon to hit the mole with to draw it near you
    without getting harmed. (ex: bronze knives)
    
    -Strategy-
    1) Start by hitting the Mole with 4 dragon dagger (P++) specials to 
    poison it.
    
    2) Now run to the safespot and pull out your dragon halberd. The 
    initial safespot is the same one as in the ranging method:
    north of the summoning obelisk in the little corner. If the mole
    doesn't come from the south, you should be okay. If it does, you will
    have to improvise and use the walls or stalagmites as cover. 
    
    3) Eventually the mole will dig away and you will have to find it 
    again. Go and search. 
    
    4) Attack it again and use the same procedure as step 1 only using the
    walls of the lair and stalactites for the safespot as you can trap it
    there so that it cannot harm you. Make sure you can hit it without 
    getting hit. If it digs away again, repeat steps 3 and 4.
    
    5) Once it is dead, collect the loot and return to the spawn area. 
    Restore run energy by resting and restore summoning points if needed.
    
    /\Solo Obsidian/\-(SOO6)
    This is a new and popular method of fighting. With the berserker 
    necklace and obsidian weapons. Only problem is that the berserker 
    necklace will raise strength but lower attack so while you can hit
    higher, you may not hit as often. However it beats the cost of other 
    weapons because a obsidian splitsword + berserker necklace combo can
    hit as much as an abyssal whip. 
    
    -Armor-
    Helm: Berserker recomended but rune or better works too
    Torso: Fighter Torso or better (for strength bonus)
    Legs: Rune or better
    Shield: Rune defender or better
    Amulet: Berserker Necklace
    Cape: Obsidion or better
    Boots: Rune or climbing boots or better
    Ammo: none
    Gloves: Combat Bracelet (gives str bonus) or gauntlets from the Fist
    of Guthix Minigame or from the quest Recipe for Disaster
    Ring: Berserker ring 
    
    -Weapon-
    Obsidian split sword > Obsidian knife
    
    I would not use the maul here because it's very slow and misses a lot
    although it hits very high.
    
    -Inventory-
    1x Dragon Dagger (P++)
    1x Super Attack Potion (4)
    1x Super Strength Potion (4)
    2-3x Prayer Potion (4)
    12x Monkfish (or other food. Adjust numbers accordingly)
    1x Spade
    1x Light Source (ex: bullseye lantern)
    1x One-click teleport 
    
    =Optional=
    Regular or Super energy potions (may be costly though)
    
    -Strategy-
    This strategy is the same as the first Solo Melee strategy so please
    refer to that one if you are using this method. 
    
    /\Team Strategy/\-(TSY7)
    When fighting in a team, you can use any of the above strategies.
    However, if you want to share the loot equally with your teammates,
    I suggest you not split up to find the mole but have one person lead
    and the others follow so that everyone can gain some items from the 
    lootshare system. The lootshare system will only grant you a reward
    for killing a monster if you are near the enemy when it is killed. 
    Correct me if I'm wrong but I think it is 10 steps within the monster 
    at the time of death.
    
    You may be able to cut down on your prayer potion and food usage 
    because you have teammates there to help you but be warned that you may
    need to stay longer to fill up your inventory full of loot with a team
    than if you are killing the Giant Mole solo.
    
    /\Overview and Ratings of Methods/\-(OROM)
    Here is what I thought of each of the methods.
    
    =Solo Melee)=
    Rating: 7/10
    -Fairly Easy
    -Good if you have high attack, strength, and defense
    
    HOWEVER
    -May cost a lot because of prayer potions
    
    =Solo Melee (Prayer Based)=
    Rating: 7/10
    -Fairly easy 
    -Cuts down on prayer potion usage therefore more cost effective
    
    HOWEVER
    -Requires an alter every trip which can be tedious if you do not have 
    one in your house
    -Requires high prayer to be effective
    
    =Solo Dharok= 
    Rating: 5/10
    -Great way of using the Dharok set effect to hit high numbers
    
    HOWEVER
    -Requires good strength, attack, and prayer to be used effectively
    -More chance of dying
    -Requires an alter
    -The need to recharge the Dharok's set
    
    =Solo Ranged=
    Rating: 8/10
    -Uses little food 
    -No prayer potions needed
    -Safe spot so less worrying about dying
    -Great if you have void
    
    HOWEVER
    -Ammo can be expensive 
    
    =Solo Melee (Dragon Halberd)= 
    Rating: 6/10
    -Safespots take away the need for large amounts of food
    -Great for pures who use melee
    
    HOWEVER
    -Slow
    -May eat up potions faster
    -Harder to find safespots than range sin you need to be right next to 
    it to hit it
    
    =Solo Obsidion= 
    -Cost effective
    
    HOWEVER
    -May not hit as well as regular weapons (it's cheap for a reason)
    
    =Team Strategy= 
    -Great to hunt with your friends
    -Split the use of prayer and food
    
    HOWEVER
    -Split the loot
    -May not get loot if you are not near the Mole when it dies
    
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    |Rewards|-(REW8)
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    Taken from Tip It Runescape at 
    http://www.tip.it/runescape/?rs2monster_id=630
    
    "Top Drops:
    
    Dragon Med Helm
    Rune Med Helm
    Rune Spear
    Rune 2h Sword
    Rune javelin (5)
    Rune Battle Axe
    Dragon Spear
    Rune Kiteshield
    Rune Square Shield
    Rune Bar
    Yew Logs (100)
    Amulet of Glory
    Cut Dragonstone
    Halk Key
    Dragon Shield Left Half
    Rune Ore
    
    Lesser Drops:
    
    3000 coins
    Big bones
    Mole skin(1-3)
    Mole claw
    Adamant longsword
    Mithril battleaxe
    Mithril hatchet
    Adamant javelin(20)
    Mithril platebody
    Mithril chainbody
    Air Rune (105)
    Fire Rune (105)
    Death Rune (7-45)
    Law Rune (15)
    Blood Rune (15)
    Nature Rune (62,67)
    Iron Ore (690)
    Steel Ore (150)
    Shark(1,4)
    Bass
    Iron ore(100 noted)
    Silver Ore(100 noted)
    Mithril bar
    Amulet of strength
    Amulet of power
    Oyster pearls
    Uncut gems
    Long bone
    Curved bone
    Nature Talisman
    Gold Charm
    Green Charm
    Crimson Charm
    Blue Charm"
    
    Remember that this rewards section is quoted from Tip It Runescape
    and I do not claim it as my own in any way. All credit goes to it
    and the users of the site who made it.
    
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    |Contact|-(CNTT)
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    Thanks for reading my guide! :)