|Release date||17 October 2013 (Update)|
|Always drops||Big bones|
|A huge war chief.|
General Graardor is currently the fifth strongest monster in old school RuneScape, coming after K'ril Tsutsaroth, TzTok-Jad, Zulrah and Corporeal Beast. He is the boss of the Bandos Stronghold in the God Wars Dungeon. To get access to his chamber, players must kill 40 of Bandos' followers. There are many methods of getting the kill count, but the easiest is to kill the very low levelled goblins that reside there.
As previously stated, General Graardor should NEVER be underestimated as he has high Defence and can hit very high. If you wish to solo the General, please keep in mind you should have high or decent combat stats. You must bring good gear. While it is possible to defeat the General with a weapon such as a Dragon scimitar, it is not recommended as the kill could take significantly longer.
A player attempting to fight Graardor alone is required to tank Graardor's attacks whilst maintaining a good damage output. A strong and accurate weapon such as a godsword or an abyssal tentacle are good options for attacking. As Graardor's powerful melee attacks necessitate Protect from Melee, solo players are advised to bring the best ranged defence armour they have. Players struggling to withstand the magic minion's attacks are advised to take a blessed dragonhide body or Karil's leathertop to resist them; ultimately whether using a ranged top or a platebody is more worthwhile depends on the player's stats and experience.
General Graardor should never be underestimated. Not only does he have very high Defence, he can hit up to 60 with Melee and uses a Ranged attack that hits everyone in the room, which hits up to 35. A team of at least 3 people as well as a tank (i.e. someone with high Defence and good armour to take Graardor's blows) is highly recommended. All players should use the Protect from Ranged prayer, except for the player directly being attacked, who should use the Protect from Melee prayer. The player being directly attacked should watch their health very carefully, as they can still be hit by Graardor's Ranged attack. All players should be careful of Graardor's minions, as one uses Melee, one uses Ranged, and one uses Magic. There is an altar there, but it can only be used every 10 minutes, so it is advised to bring prayer potions or super restores just in case. General Graardor is considered by some as the easiest of the bosses in the God Wars Dungeon, but don't take him too lightly.
Graardor boasts an equally high level of melee and ranged defence, and is extremely resistant to magic. Melee is the most straighforward method to use since it suffers no penalties from tank armour. Ranged setups can also deal significant damage but are less feasible for tanks.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Big bones 1 Always 291
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Rune 2h sword 1 Common 40,731 Rune pickaxe 1 Common 20,422 Rune longsword 1 Common 20,591 Rune sword 1 Rare (1/406) 13,201
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Rune platebody 1 Common 43,847 Bandos chestplate 1 Rare (1/384) 12,397,196 Bandos tassets 1 Rare (1/384) 23,839,404 Bandos boots 1 Rare (1/384) 197,769
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Nature rune 60–70 Uncommon 14,160–16,520
Gems and oresEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Adamantite ore 15–20 (noted) Common 20,280–27,040 Coal 115–120 (noted) Common 19,895–20,760
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 19,581–21,000 Common Not sold Snapdragon seed 1 Uncommon 36,524 Magic logs 15–20 (noted) Uncommon 15,210–20,280 Super restore(4) 3 Uncommon 27,597 Grimy snapdragon 3 (noted) Uncommon 23,634 Rare drop table 1 Uncommon (8/127) Not sold Godsword shard 1 1 Rare (1/256) 167,687 Godsword shard 2 1 Rare (1/256) 167,026 Godsword shard 3 1 Rare (1/256) 169,238 Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/250) Not sold Long bone 1 Rare (1/400) Not sold Bandos hilt 1 Rare (1/508) 2,195,707 Curved bone 1 Very rare (1/5,000) Not sold Pet general graardor 1 Very rare (1/5,000) Not sold
Rare drop table
In addition to the drops above, this monster also has access to the rare drop table.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 3,000 Common Not sold Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,603 Loop half of key 1 Common 11,285 Tooth half of key 1 Common 16,650 Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 941 Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,994 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 1,724 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 226 Nature rune 67 Uncommon 15,812 Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,540 Rune spear 1 Rare 12,617 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 27,414 Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 40,731 Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,866 Rune javelin 5 Rare 580 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 7,700 Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,260 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 24,986 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,100 Rune arrow 42 Rare 4,116 Law rune 45 Rare 8,505 Death rune 45 Rare 14,265 Dragonstone 1 Rare 16,247 Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 36,442 Dragon med helm 1 Rare 63,819 Shield left half 1 Very rare 73,055 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 42,283
- At Old School RuneScape's first birthday event, players could speak to General Graardor, resulting in the following dialogue:
- Player: Erm.... hi?
- Graardor: Puny 'uman ffffedddfded meeee
- Player: Yeah right okay there's no point taking this further.
- Graardor eats a nearby ankou.
- Prior to the 19 January 2017 update, Graardor had a Magic level of 280; this was reduced to 80 in order to prevent the Twisted bow from dealing massive damage on him, and to compensate for the decreased magic level, his magic defence bonus was increased from +65 to +201. However, this ultimately resulted in Graardor being much easier to kill with magic attacks, and a temporary hotfix was applied the following day to prevent magic users from damaging him.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1/128 chance of dropping one of three Bandos items or 1/384 chance of dropping a unique Bandos drop.
- ↑ https://twitter.com/JagexAsh/status/710459690090668032
God Wars Dungeon Bosses