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For this item's augmented variant, see augmented bandos godsword.
For other variants of this item, see lucky, passive, golden.
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Bandos godsword detail

The Bandos godsword is one of the four godswords that were fought over during the God Wars. Requiring 75 Attack to wield, it is created by attaching a Bandos hilt to a completed godsword blade, which has no requirements and can be done by any player.

Both prior to and following the release of EoC, General Graardor was the most popular boss to kill in the God Wars Dungeon. Due to his relatively low lifepoints, the comparative weakness of his three sergeants, and the presence of a prayer altar in the boss room itself, he remains the most frequently-hunted boss in the main part of the dungeon. As a direct result, the amount of Bandos hilts in the game is quite high, and thus the completed sword is (and historically has been) the cheapest of the four godswords.

Combat Stats
RequirementsBandos godsword equipped
75 Attack
Attack Melee2h slot
AttributesDamage reduction
DefenceArmour0PvM: 0%PvP: 0%
ConstitutionLife points0Style bonuses
Attack speed
Interval: 3.6 seconds
Attack speed average

Special AttackEdit

The Bandos godsword has a special attack, Warstrike, which deals 25%-350% ability damage and drains the enemy's stats. Using this attack costs 100% adrenaline.

The enemy's Defence level is drained visibly according to the damage dealt, and their Defence rating is also drained like saps from the Ancient Curses. The Defence level drain appears to range from 0.5%-1% of the damage dealt (or 5%-10% of the damage dealt in Legacy), with lower damage draining closer to 1% (or 10% in Legacy). Successive use of the special attack will result in drains of diminishing returns to any stats already drained but also drains to other combat skills such as attack, range and magic and even prayer points (about 400-500 prayer points from tests).

The Bandos godsword has no effect on a target's affinity.[1]


The bandos godsword (passive) is made by using the godsword on the altar in General Graardor's room in the God Wars Dungeon. This makes the godsword untradeable, loses its special attack, but gives it a passive effect that has a 25% chance of activating upon a successful hit: it decreases the target's level in Defence by 1 if they are above 90% of their Defence level.


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BTS vid 16 Bandos godsword hint

A close up of the updated Bandos godsword, as shown in the 16th BtS video.

  • Like all godswords (and the God Wars Dungeon itself), the Bandos godsword received a graphical update in September 2012.
  • Previously, if a player wielding a Bandos godsword goes to a free-to-play world and attacks a target, they would do a unique animation in which they smash the target with the pommel, dealing the same damage as unarmed combat. After an update, members weapons now prevent players from attacking at all on free worlds.


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