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General Graardor
General Graardor
Release date 17 October 2013 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat level 624
Always drops Big bones
A huge war chief.
Combat info
Hitpoints 255
Aggressive Yes
Poisonous No
Max hit 60 (Melee), 35 (Ranged)
Weakness None
Attack Styles
Melee (crush), Ranged
Slayer-icon Slayer info
Slayer level 1
Slayer XP 338
Category Boss
Assigned by
Nieve chatheadDuradel chathead
Combat-icon Combat stats
Attack-icon Strength-icon Defence-icon Ranged-icon Magic-icon
280 350 250 350 80
Attack-icon Aggressive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +100
Defence-icon Defensive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+90 +90 +90 +298 +90
Other bonuses Immunities
Strength-icon RangedStrength-icon Attack-icon Poison hitsplat Venom hitsplat
+43  ? +120 Immune Immune
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 4
General Graardor chathead

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.


Solo StrategyEdit

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.

Team StrategyEdit

Fighting General Graardor

A pair of players fighting General Graardor and his bodyguards.

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.


100% DropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Big bones Big bones 1 Always 291


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Common 40,731
Rune pickaxe Rune pickaxe 1 Common 20,422
Rune longsword Rune longsword 1 Common 20,591
Rune sword Rune sword 1 Rare (1/406) 13,201


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune platebody Rune platebody 1 Common 43,847
Bandos chestplate Bandos chestplate 1 Rare (1/384)[1] 12,397,196
Bandos tassets Bandos tassets 1 Rare (1/384)[1] 23,839,404
Bandos boots Bandos boots 1 Rare (1/384)[1] 197,769


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Nature rune Nature rune 60–70 Uncommon 14,160–16,520

Gems and oresEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 15–20 (noted) Common 20,280–27,040
Coal Coal 115–120 (noted) Common 19,895–20,760


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 10000 Coins 19,581–21,000 Common Not sold
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 Uncommon 36,524
Magic logs Magic logs 15–20 (noted) Uncommon 15,210–20,280
Super restore(4) Super restore(4) 3 Uncommon 27,597
Grimy snapdragon Grimy snapdragon 3 (noted) Uncommon 23,634
Rare drop table Rare drop table 1 Uncommon (8/127) Not sold
Godsword shard 1 Godsword shard 1 1 Rare (1/256) 167,687
Godsword shard 2 Godsword shard 2 1 Rare (1/256) 167,026
Godsword shard 3 Godsword shard 3 1 Rare (1/256) 169,238
Clue scroll (elite) Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare (1/250) Not sold
Long bone Long bone 1 Rare (1/400) Not sold
Bandos hilt Bandos hilt 1 Rare (1/508)[2] 2,195,707
Curved bone Curved bone 1 Very rare (1/5,000) Not sold
Pet general graardor 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.

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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 3,000 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,603
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Common 11,285
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 16,650
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 941
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,994
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 1,724
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 226
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 15,812
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,540
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 12,617
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 27,414
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 40,731
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,866
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Rare 580
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 7,700
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,260
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Rare 24,986
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,100
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Rare 4,116
Law rune Law rune 45 Rare 8,505
Death rune Death rune 45 Rare 14,265
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Rare 16,247
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 36,442
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 63,819
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 73,055
Dragon spear 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. 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.

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