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Not to be confused with Bandos platebody.
Bandos chestplate
Bandos chestplate
Release date 17 October 2013 (Update)
Members only? Yes
Quest item? No
Tradeable? Yes
Equipable? Yes
Stackable? No
High Alch 174,006 coins
Low Alch 116,004 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price Not sold
Exchange price 13,733,925 coins (info)
Buy limit 10
Weight 12 kg
A sturdy chestplate.
Bandos chestplate detail

The Bandos chestplate is a part of the Bandos armour set, which requires 65 Defence to wear. It is dropped by General Graardor and his bodyguards in the God Wars Dungeon. It is one of the two platebodies that give a strength bonus; the other is the Fighter torso. Compared to the latter, it gives a small prayer bonus, significantly better melee protection and almost twice as much ranged protection.

It is also one of the most powerful non-degradable melee armours in RuneScape. For this reason, it is a common selection for melee training, Slayer tasks, and other prolonged combat encounters. Its excellent ranged protection along with its strength and prayer bonus makes it popular for some boss hunting scenarios (e.g., killing General Graardor). Stat-wise, it faces direct competition from Dharok, Guthan and Torag's platebodies, which provide almost identical ranged protection and significantly higher melee protection. However, they do not provide any strength or prayer bonus and degrade. It should be noted that the Bandos chestplate is one of the heaviest pieces of body armour in the game, second to only the granite body, which is 10kg heavier.

Hover over image for type Bandos armour equipped
A male player wearing Bandos armour.
Bandos armour (female) equipped
A female player wearing Bandos armour.
Attack-icon Attack bonus
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+0 +0 +0 -15 -10
Defence-icon Defence bonus
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+98 +93 +105 -6 +133
Melee Other bonuses Slot
Strength-icon RangedStrength-icon MagicDamage-icon Prayer-icon

Torso slotlist

+4 0 0% +1

Dropping monstersEdit

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)


  • The inventory sprite for the Bandos chestplate is missing both the shoulder spikes and the sleeve. It also resembles the male version of the chestplate more than the female version.
  • A minor bug occurs when equipping a skillcape with the Bandos chestplate; the cape's left shoulder piece seems to merge with the chestplate's pauldron.
  • The Bandos chestplate does not interfere with Ava's device.
  • The Bandos chestplate does not penalise the wearer's magic attack bonus as much as a regular platebody.

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