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|Runescape Giant Mole Guide|
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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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