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General Graardor
General Graardor
Release date 17 October 2013 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat level 624
Always drops Big bones
Examine
A huge war chief.
Combat info
Hitpoints 255
Aggressive Yes
Poisonous No
Max hit 60 (Melee), 35 (Ranged)
Weakness Magic
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
280 350 250 350 280
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 +65 +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.

BodyguardsEdit

Team StrategyEdit

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, along with a slightly lower resistance to magic. Melee is the most straighforward method to use since it suffers no penalties from tank armour. Ranged and Magic setups can also deal significant damage but are less feasible for tanks.

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. It is possible to defeat the General with a weapon such as a Dragon scimitar, but 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.

DropsEdit

100% DropEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Big bones Big bones 1 Always 271

WeaponsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Common 41,222
Rune pickaxe Rune pickaxe 1 Common 20,536
Rune longsword Rune longsword 1 Common 20,424
Rune sword Rune sword 1 Rare (1/406) 13,188

ArmourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune platebody Rune platebody 1 Common 43,500
Bandos chestplate Bandos chestplate 1 Rare (1/384)[1] 12,833,219
Bandos tassets Bandos tassets 1 Rare (1/384)[1] 25,641,682
Bandos boots Bandos boots 1 Rare (1/384)[1] 202,241

RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Nature rune Nature rune 60–70 Uncommon 16,560–19,320 

Gems and oresEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 15–20 (noted) Common 19,650–26,200
Coal Coal 115–120 (noted) Common 22,310–23,280

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 10000 Coins 19,581–21,000 Common Not sold
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 Uncommon 26,963
Magic logs Magic logs 15–20 (noted) Uncommon 15,450–20,600
Super restore (4) Super restore(4) 3 Uncommon 28,557
Grimy snapdragon Grimy snapdragon 3 (noted) Uncommon 23,730
Godsword shard 1 Godsword shard 1 1 Rare (1/256) 172,262
Godsword shard 2 Godsword shard 2 1 Rare (1/256) 171,768
Godsword shard 3 Godsword shard 3 1 Rare (1/256) 173,153
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] 2,413,985
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 1,537
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Common 7,646
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 25,543
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 1,464
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,785
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 483
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 408
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 18,492
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,739
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 12,935
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 27,342
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 41,222
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 2,968
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Rare 685
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 9,500
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,180
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Rare 24,505
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,100
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Rare 5,124
Law rune Law rune 45 Rare 9,945
Death rune Death rune 45 Rare 12,285
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Rare 23,769
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 36,687
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 63,946
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 73,607
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 42,685


TriviaEdit

  • 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.

ReferencesEdit

  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.
  2. https://twitter.com/JagexAsh/status/710459690090668032


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