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Bandos boots
Bandos boots
Release date 17 October 2013 (Update)
Members only? Yes
Quest item? No
Tradeable? Yes
Equipable? Yes
Stackable? No
High Alch 173,406 coins
Low Alch 115,604 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price Not sold
Exchange price 256,395 coins (info)
Buy limit 8
Weight 6 kg
Some sturdy boots.
Bandos boots detail

Bandos boots are part of the Bandos armour set, which requires 65 Defence to wear. They are dropped by General Graardor and his sergeants in the God Wars Dungeon. It has the second strongest melee defence and highest ranged defence for boots, and is one of only three pairs of boots that have a prayer bonus, among White boots and Holy sandals.

Bandos boots are often considered "odd one out" of the Bandos armour set as the chestplate and tassets sacrifice melee defence (albeit a small amount) to give strength bonus while the boots do not. This is the reason why most players, even while wearing a Bandos chestplate and Bandos tassets, will usually wear Dragon boots or Primordial boots instead because they give a +4 or +5 strength bonus respectively for a negligible loss in defence (in the case of dragon boots) while also having fewer negative bonuses. This is probably also the reason why the price of Bandos boots is relatively cheap compared to other Bandos armour. Players commonly use Dragon boots instead of Bandos boots in other armour set ups as well. Because of this, full Bandos commonly refers to the Bandos chestplate and Bandos tassets and not the boots, because the frequency of using them is very low.

They are commonly used for protection against Bandos followers; wearing these boots will render followers of Bandos unaggressive to the wearer in the God Wars Dungeon.

On the 16th of April 2014 it was polled that a +20 ranged defence bonus be added to Bandos boots, and this poll failed by only 33 votes, getting 74.8% yes votes instead of the 75% needed. It was re-polled with a +15 ranged defence bonus instead, and passed.

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A player wearing Bandos armour.
Attack-icon Attack bonus
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+0 +0 +0 -5 -3
Defence-icon Defence bonus
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+17 +18 +19 +0 +15
Other bonuses Slot
Strength-icon RangedStrength-icon MagicDamage-icon Prayer-icon

Boots slotlist

+0 0 0% +1

Dropping monsters

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
General Graardor 624 1 4; Rare (1/384)
Sergeant Grimspike 142 1 5; Very rare (1/5,400)
Sergeant Steelwill 142 1 5; Very rare (1/5,400)
Sergeant Strongstack 141 1 5; Very rare (1/5,400)
Bandosian guard 125 1 5; Very rare (1/1,000,000)


  • Bandos boots are one of the very few pairs of boots to provide ranged defence in Old School RuneScape. Because of this, they can be very useful in situations where maximum range defense is required, like when tanking General Graardor.

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