Bandos armour is a set of armour consisting of Bandos boots, Bandos chestplate, Bandos tassets, Bandos helmet, Bandos warshield, and Bandos gloves. The items are rare drops from General Graardor and his minions, Sergeant Strongstack, Sergeant Steelwill, and Sergeant Grimspike, in the God Wars Dungeon. Each piece requires 70 Defence to wear.
Bandos armour is typically expensive, because it is in high demand and is a rare drop in the dangerous God Wars Dungeon. Many players consider the armour effective for Combat and Slayer training, as it does not degrade over time, adds melee weapon damage bonus, and offers similar (albeit less) defence bonuses as Barrows armour. It is one of the strongest non-degradable armours in-game.
Bandos armour is considered the third strongest melee armour; tetsu armour and Torva armour have higher life point and armour bonus. As of an Evolution of Combat update on 30 April 2013, the Bandos armour set is now a "Power armour". It now gives a 10% boost to damage, limited to an average speed single handed weapon of the same tier, distributed across the different pieces, when wearing the whole set excluding the shield. All pieces except the shield give a damage bonus, this is the entire damage boost the set gives as there is no set effect. It has lower defensive stats and lifepoint boosts than Barrows armour now, effectively making the Bandos armour set level 70 power gear. This is considered to be the melee version of the Armadyl equipment and the Robes of subjugation which are also earned in the God Wars Dungeon.
|Bandos Grand Exchange cost|
|Bandos helmet||5,939,941 [view]|
|Bandos chestplate||6,268,494 [view]|
|Bandos tassets||4,203,880 [view]|
|Bandos gloves||3,009,342 [view]|
|Bandos boots||1,580,034 [view]|
|Bandos warshield||93,821 [view]|
Components and BonusesEdit
|Mainhand Info||Off-hand Info||Attributes||Critical bonuses|
- Praying at the altar in General Graardor's chamber while wearing any piece of Bandos' armour boosts Prayer points above normal by 10 points per piece (temporarily).
- The appearance of Bandos armour (chestplate and tassets) has been updated three times, more than any other God Wars Dungeon armour.
- The Bandos armour along with other God Wars Dungeon armour can technically be classified as Third-age armour because of the fact that it should have been forged during the third age according to the timeline of RuneScape.
- Bandos armour was level 75 in the Evolution of Combat beta.
God Wars Dungeon-related items
|Robes of subjugation|
|Ancient ceremonial robes|
Holy book(+2) (Illuminated(+4)) • Book of balance(+2) (Illuminated(+4)) • Unholy book(+2) (Illuminated(+4)) • Ancient book(+2) (Illuminated(+4)) • Book of law(+2) (Illuminated(+4)) • Book of war(+2) (Illuminated(+4))
Citharede symbol(+4) • Holy symbol(+8) • Unholy symbol(+8) • Amulet of power(+1) • Amulet of glory(+2) • Salve amulet (e)(+3) • Amulet of fury(+3) • Split dragontooth necklace(+4) • Stole(+4) • Twisted bird skull necklace(+3) • Demon horn necklace(+5) • Amulet of zealots(-5) • Desert amulet 2(+1)-3(+2)-4(+3)
White equipment • Crozier(+6) • Maces • Toktz-mej-tal(+5) • Silver sickle (b)(+5) • Wolfbane(+5) • Ivandis flail(+5) • Godswords(+4) • Granite mace(+4) • Saradomin sword(+2) • Zamorakian spear(+2) • Enhanced ancient staff(+2)
(+) Prayer bonus