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Bandos godsword
Bandos godsword
Release date 17 October 2013 (Update)
Members only? Yes
Quest item? No
Tradeable? Yes
Equipable? Yes
Stackable? No
High Alch 750,000 coins
Low Alch 500,000 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price Not sold
Exchange price 2,566,174 coins (info)
Buy limit 8
Weight 10 kg
A brutally heavy sword.
Bandos godsword detail

The Bandos godsword is one of the four variants of the Godsword; the hilt is received from General Graardor whilst the blade's shards are attainable from any other boss or boss minion in the God Wars Dungeon. As with all godswords, it requires 75 Attack to wield.

Players can attach a Bandos godsword ornament kit, obtained from master clue scrolls, to cosmetically enhance the godsword, creating a Bandos godsword (or). This only alters its appearance, and gives no stat enhancements. It also becomes untradeable, but it can be dismantled, returning the godsword and ornament kit.

Hover over image for type Bandos godsword equipped
Attack-icon Attack bonus
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+0 +132 +80 +0 +0
Defence-icon Defence bonus
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +0
Other bonuses Slot
Strength-icon RangedStrength-icon MagicDamage-icon Prayer-icon

2h slotlist

+132 0 0% +8
Monster attack speed 4

Special attackEdit

Bandos godsword special attack

A player uses Warstrike, the Bandos godsword's special attack.

The Bandos godsword's special attack, "Warstrike", inflicts 21% more damage and drains the opponent's combat stats equivalent to the damage hit in the following order: Defence, Strength, Attack, Prayer, Magic, Ranged. For example, if the special attack inflicts 50 damage on a foe with 30 in all combat stats, it would drain 30 Defence and 20 Strength levels (leaving the target with 0 Defence and 10 Strength). The special attack drains 65% of the special attack bar. This special attack is similar to the Dorgeshuun crossbow, bone dagger, dragon warhammer and barrelchest anchor.


Because General Graardor is the most popular boss to kill in the God Wars Dungeon, the Bandos godsword is the most commonly seen godsword among players. However, all of the godswords share the same combat bonuses. The only difference from the other Godswords is the special attack and the hilt.

This weapon has been made popular due to the devastating damage and stat reduction that can be inflicted on other players in PvP situations. The special attack can be particularly effective against players with little to no Defence levels as it can then significantly decrease their Strength, making it difficult to fight back. Moreover, any player lacking a stat restore potion will continue to suffer the effects of the lost stats until they escape the PvP scenario or are killed.

The Bandos godsword is also extremely useful for bosses with very high Defence levels. Should the player hit high damage, such as 40+ with the Bandos godsword "Warstrike" special attack, the defence of the boss will be significantly decreased, allowing the rest of the fight to be far easier, as more of the player's attacks will hit. The special attack is more effective against NPC's and players relying on high defence bonuses rather than high defence levels, as losing defence levels quickly renders defence bonus redundant.

This Godsword is sometimes chosen by some players due to its relatively low cost and special attack.

Combat stylesEdit

CombatStyles 2hsword Combat Style Type Experience
Chop Slash Attack and Hitpoints
Slash Slash Strength and Hitpoints
Smash Crush Strength and Hitpoints
Block Slash Defence and Hitpoints


  • The Bandos godsword's special attack previously required 100% special attack energy. The special attack energy cost was changed to 65% after being polled, allowing the special attack to be much more viable.
  • The Bandos godsword was featured in the 2016 Halloween event; it could be seen laying on a table in the most northwestern room of the event mansion.

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