Feb 3 2024

OSRS Giant Mole guide: strategies, gear setup & GP per hour

OSRS Giant Mole guide: strategies, gear setup & GP per hour


The Giant Mole is a very easy, low-level boss that can be found in an underground tunnel in Falador. This boss is mostly killed for its mole skins and mole claws, especially by Ironmen. Killing this boss for its pet, which appears at a rate of 1 in 3,000, is also a smart idea because high-level players can kill it quickly.



Requirements for killing the Giant Mole

To be very efficient when killing giant moles, here are the suggested skills to have:


  • 70+ strength
  • 70+ attack
  • 75+ ranged
  • 70+ prayer, for piety


Additionally, I will advise you to finish the Falador Hard Diaries in order to obtain the Falador Shield 3; otherwise, you will have to traverse the dungeon to find the giant mole every time you want to kill it. This is especially necessary when you are trying to make money or get the baby mole pet as it makes your kills so much faster.



How to get to the Giant Mole


As shown below, finding the Giant Mole in Falador is simple. The tunnel's entrance, which is visible below, is only accessible by digging with a spade.  


Here are the following ways to get to the giant mole:


Mole hole location

  • The fastest teleport to use would be the Ring of Wealth
  • Alternatively, you can run to the Giant Mole Dungeon after using the Falador teleport.
  • If you have an ornate jewelry box in your POH, this can also be used to teleport directly to Falador Park.


The best high-level melee gear setup for fighting the Giant Mole


Head slot: Torva full helm

Torva full helm

The Torva full helm: the helmet gives the highest strength bonus of any helmet and requires 80 defence to wear, 


Neck slot: Amulet of torture

Amulet of torture

This gives the highest melee attack from any necklace and requires 75 hitpoints to wear.


Cape slot: Infernal cape

Infernal cape

Infernal cape offers the highest melee bonus of any cape and it can be gotten by defeating TzKal-Zul in the inferno.


Body slot: Torva platebody

Torva platebody

This requires 80 defence to wear, and it has the highest strength bonus of any body slot.


Weapon slot: Osmumten’s fang

Osmumten’s fang

This weapon is obtained as a rare reward from the Tombs of Amascut, it requires a level 82 attack to wield.


Shield slot: Avernic defender

Avernic defender

This defender requires 70 attack and defence to wield, it offers the highest strength bonus of any shield.


Ammo slot: Rada’s blessing 4

Rada’s blessing 4

The Rada’s blessing 4 is an achievement dairy reward for completing all elite Kourend and Kebos Diary tasks.


Gloves slot: Ferocious gloves

Ferocious gloves

The ferocious gloves are obtained as a rare drop from the Alchemical Hydra and it requires level 80 attack and defence to equip


Boot slot: Primordial boot

Primordial boot

Primordial boots are boots that require level 75 strength and defence to wear, they offer the highest strength bonus of any other boot.


Ring slot: Ultor ring

Ultor ring

The Ultor ring offers the highest strength bonus of any ring. To wear this ring, you must have killed Vardovis at least once.



The best high-level magic gear setup for fighting the Giant Mole


The items with the highest magic attack bonus for your level are the ones to look for when searching for magic gear. You should use the armor pieces listed below if you have the necessary stats.


Headslot: Ancestral hat

Ancestral hat

It is obtained as a rare drop from the chambers of Xeric and requires 75 magic and defence to wear.


Neckslot: Occult necklace

Occult necklace

This magical amulet requires 70 magic to wear and it is dropped by the smoke devil. It is able to increase your magic damage by 10%.


Cape slot: Imbued god cape

Imbued god cape

God capes include the Saradomin cape, the Guthix cape, and the Zamorak cape; they can be imbued by the items dropped by the Justiciar Zachariah, Porazdir, and Derwen during the Mage Arena II miniquest.


Body slot: Ancestral robe top

Ancestral robe top

this is a rare drop gotten from the Chambers of Xeric, it requires 75 magic and 65 defence to wear


Leg slot: Ancestral robe bottom

Ancestral robe

This is a rare drop from the Chambrs of Xeric; it also requires 75 magic and 65 defence to wear.


Hand slot: Tumeken’s shadow

Tumeken’s shadow

This is a two-handed weapon that requires 85 magic to wield. It is a rare drop from the Tombs of Amascut.


Rada’s blessing 4: Rada’s blessing 4 is an achievement dairy reward for completing all elite Kourend and Kebos diary tasks.


Ring slot: Tormented bracelet

Tormented bracelet

This provides the highest magic attack bonus, and also a 5% bonus to magic damage.


Boot slot: Eternal boots

Eternal boots

This boot provides the highest magic attack bonus and it requires 75 magic and defence to wear.


Ring slot: Magus ring

Magus ring

This ring provides the highest magic attack bonus of any other ring; you must have killed Duke Sucelius at least once to be able to wear it.


The best high-level ranged gear setup for fighting the Giant Mole


Full void

Full void

A full set without the mace includes the void ranger helm, elite void top, elite void robe, and void knight gloves, and it costs 850 recommendation points that can be gotten from the pest control minigame. The requirements for this equipment are 42 attack, strength, defence, hitpoints, ranged, and magic, as well as 22 prayer.



Cape slot: Ava’s assembler:

ava’s assembler 

This item requires 70 ranged to equip; it is an upgraded version of the Ava’s accumulator and it also provides a ranged strength bonus. To get this item, you would need to take 4,999 coins or Ava’s accumulator along with Vorkath’s head and 75 mithril arrows to Ava in Dragnor village.


Neck slot: Necklace of anguish

Necklace of anguish

This necklace requires 75 hitpoints to equip and offers a +15 ranged attack bonus.


Hand slot: Twisted bow

Twisted bow

The twisted bow is a rare reward from the chambers of Xeric; it requires 85 ranged to wield and it can fire any type of arrow but I highly recommend that you use it with the dragon arrow to get very good results when killing the giant mole.


Boot slot: Pegasian boot

pegasian boot

The Pegasian boot requires 75 ranged and defence, it offers the highest ranged attack bonus of any boot. Up to +12 ranged attack and +5 ranged defence.


Ring slot: Venator ring

Venator ring

This offers the highest ranged attack from any ring and it offers a +10 ranged attack bonus.


How to Fight the Giant Mole


fighting the giant mole


You don't need to be concerned about any unique attacks from the giant mole. The mole can only inflict up to 21 damage with a melee attack, and it can burrow itself into another place. The mole only does this when its health is between 5 and 50%; if you attack it while its health is within that range, there is a 25% chance that it will burrow into a different area.


Make sure to bring along some prayer potions, stamina potions, and some combat-boosting potions. You can right-click on the hole where the mole is to see if there are any other adventurers there before going in. If so, you should switch to a different world to find one where there aren't any other players.


If you have the Falador shield with you when you enter the tunnel, an arrow will show you the precise location of the mole on the minimap as soon as you enter the tunnel.


Use the safe area with the cavern walls if your defense is low. You would need to use magic or ranged attack for this method. 


If your combat level is high, you should use Dharok the Wretched's equipment. With this gear, you can quickly kill the mole. To optimally use this gear, lower your HP to 1 by using the locator orb or dwarven cake before you attack the mole. This will significantly improve your hits because Dharok's allows you to hit harder depending on how low your health is.


Rewards from killing Giant Mole


The Giant mole always drops:


One Mole claw

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Average of 2 Mole skins

Mole skins


These drops will be noted if you have the Falador shield with you.



Some other valuable drops from the giant mole include:

  • 1/500 chance of an elite clue

elite clue

  • 1/3000 chance of getting the Baby mole(giant mole pet)

Baby mole



You should expect to get 30 -75 kills per hour and 600k - 1.5m worth of gp

Giant mole kills per hour


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