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General Graardor is the leader of the army of Bandos within the God Wars Dungeon. He is one of the last known surviving members of the ourg race, a species of powerful ogre-like creatures who served Bandos' armies, and which almost completely died out over the course of numerous wars.

General Graardor can be fought inside Bandos' Stronghold in the God Wars Dungeon. He has no weakness and moderately high defence, and cannot be stunned or poisoned. He attacks with a powerful arm thrust that can frequently hit over 1500 damage. He also has a Ranged attack that is capable of hitting all players in the room for up to 500+ damage. Additionally, he has three minions: Sergeant Strongstack, who uses melee; Sergeant Steelwill, who uses Magic; and Sergeant Grimspike, who uses Ranged. Since the update on the 28th of January increasing Graador's maximum hit by 800-900 and the ease of K'ril Tsutaroth, he became the second most popular God Wars boss, with the prior having full worlds and several people attempting to take said worlds every hour. He is the only monster in the game to drop the Bandos hilt, used to construct the popular Bandos godsword. Because he is the second most popular God Wars Dungeon boss, the supply of Bandos hilts is the second highest of all godsword hilts. As a result of the moderate availability and the low effectiveness, the Bandos godsword has the lowest price of all godswords. However, he also drops the highly coveted parts of the Bandos armour set, making competition fairly intense.

Fighting General Graardor

Players fighting General Graardor.

Graardor's melee attack can deal large amounts of damage, up to 2200+. In addition, he may perform a ranged attack by punching the ground with his right fist creating a shock wave that hits everyone in the room. Contrary to popular belief, his range attack is not Magical ranged.

Also of note, General Graardor has very high range defence. It is not advised to use this combat style when fighting him, as even those using Ascension Crossbows will struggle to hit him.

To reach General Graardor, players must enter the Bandos encampment of the God Wars Dungeon to the north-west, requiring 70 Strength. To enter his lair, the player needs to have killed 40 Bandos followers. Many players choose to kill goblins and Spiritual rangers to achieve the killcount, as they are the weakest followers of Bandos.

HistoryEdit

Early historyEdit

Details regarding General Graardor's history are sparse. The ourg race, inclusive of Graardor, arrived at Gielinor from Yu'biusk in the early Third Age along with ogres, goblins, and orks. However, it is likely that Graardor was born some time during the God Wars.

Graardor, during the late Third Age, was one of Bandos' most favoured soldiers. Like many ourgs, such as Yokrad and Blorgak, his talents earned him many leadership positions in Bandos's army. His strategic military tactics, as well as his simple physical strength, made him an ideal leader. Graardor's physical strength was such that he eventually learned to fight both with weaponry and with his bare hands.
Graardor boss room

Graardor and his bodyguards, before the graphical update.

Guthixian campaignEdit

Most of Graardor's accomplishments during the God Wars have been long-forgotten. As seen in the FunOrb strategy game Armies of Gielinor , Graardor is known to have actively participated in the Bandosians' efforts to repel Guthixian forces in what is now the Wilderness, in what would have been the late Third Age. Given the game's approach to Canon, certain elements of Graardor's role in the game may not be canonical.

Graardor appears in both the "God Wars" and "End of An Age" levels, and in both features as a prominent enemy of the player, who commands Bandos's forces. During the "God Wars" level, which is set in the northwest Wilderness, Graardor commands the Bandosian army in what gradually becomes an all-out five-way battle between the forces of Bandos, Saradomin, Armadyl, Zamorak, and Guthix . Other key Third Age leaders such as Pazuzu, Wingman Skree, and Brother Constantius were amongst those whom Graardor faced.

Graardor also makes an appearance in the game's final level, "End of An Age." The level represents one of the God Wars' final battles, during which many forces clashed with the Guthixian army. Graardor, Commander Zilyana, Dag'eth, and other Third Age leaders are amongst those present. Although Guthix is ultimately victorious during the battle, Graardor and a number of other leaders evidently managed to escape, and later re-emerged.

The godswordEdit

Graardor's last task in Bandos's forces came in the late Third Age, when a hasty alliance between Bandos, Saradomin, and Armadyl fought against Zamorak in what is now called the God Wars Dungeon of Troll Country. The battle was evidently fought in an effort to claim the godsword, an extremely powerful weapon crafted by the Icyene, which has the fabled power to kill a god.

Although initially the battle was fought only between Zamorak and the Alliance, distrust between the Gods' armies quickly led to the conflict erupting into four-way chaos. Graardor, content with this, oversaw the construction of a rudimentary base of operations in an offshoot of the cave. This fortress, now known as "Bandos' Stronghold," served to house both Graardor and troops rotating out of combat in the main chamber. Graardor himself was placed under the protection of Goblin Sergeants Strongstack, Steelwill, and Grimspike.

During the course of the fighting, a spell cast by an unknown army backfired upon the entire cavern, freezing the entire cave perfectly in place. Graardor was amongst those left imprisoned. Very shortly after this occurred, the god Guthix established the Edicts of Guthix, preventing the direct involvement of any deity in Gielinor. The departure of the world's Gods and the subsequent end of the God Wars meant that the cavern was forgotten, and Graardor would remain frozen in time with its warring armies for more than 2,000 years to come.

In the recent Fifth Age, investigations by both the dwarven explorer Nestor Peregrine and the Asgarnian Temple Knights nearly resulted in the cave's (and Graardor's) rediscovery. In 169, tectonic movement in the neighboring Wilderness caused large portions of the cave to defrost, eventually leading to the release of most of the cavern's population. Unaware that the God Wars have ended, Graardor and the rest of the battle's leaders have resumed the battle for the godsword once again, seemingly unaware that centuries have passed since the end of the wars.

The World WakesEdit

Puny balance god stop wars returning. Bandos - almighty war god - desire battle, so Graardor create it.
Graardor arrives

Graardor and his minions breach the walls of the temple.

When the archaeologist Orlando Smith discovered the last resting place of Guthix in 169 of the Fifth Age, Graardor was the leader of the Bandosians trying to infiltrate the temple in their Attempt to assassinate Guthix. Graardor, not very intelligent, was the last general from the God Wars Dungeon to arrive. Trying to reach the central chamber, each of the gods' factions attacked one store room wing (while Zilyana and her army stormed in after the others were defeated). Graardor eventually managed to brutally make his way into one of the store rooms, only to be met by Thaerisk Cemphier, Chaeldar and a powerful adventurer. Determined to slay Guthix, bring Bandos back to Gielinor, and fight in another God Wars, Graardor charged the trio with his minions. After a tough battle, he was defeated and, forced to flee, exited the room speedily.

Missing, Presumed DeathEdit

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General Graardor's voice during Missing, Presumed Death. (link)

Graardor accompanied Bandos to Sliske's "Grand Ascendancy". After the Dragonkin Strisath is released by Sliske, he and the other god followers leave the Empyrean Citadel.

The Mighty FallEdit

The Mighty Fall - fighting General Graardor

Graardor in the final round of the Kyzaj Tournament.

After learning of Bandos's death, Graardor and with several other Bandosian followers launched an attack on Zanik and the Dorgeshuun, claiming them as responsible for the death of Bandos. However, the Bandosians are delayed by arguments over who is the leader and they agree to decide it with the traditional Kyzaj Tournament, which Graardor has won many times in the past. In the tournament, Graardor easily defeats his first two opponents Hobnob and Bork, but is ultimately defeated in the final round by the World Guardian. He outright kills Hobnob and tries to kill Bork, but is stopped by Zarador, as arbiter, who chose to spare Bork as he did not wish to see the orks wiped out, aware that it would one day happen to the ourgs. If the player spares Zanik, he refuses to serve as Zanik's lieutenant. If the player kills Zanik, he will tell the player that he is happy with their choice and makes an excuse saying that he had a bad day. Regardless of the player's choice, Graardor goes back to the Temple of Lost Ancients to claim the Godsword.

AbilitiesEdit

Hard Mode/The World WakesEdit

When fought in hard mode and during The World Wakes, General Graardor has a selection of attacks and abilities at his disposal, which he will use periodically. They are as follows.

Running under Graardor will result in the player getting dealt with 250 damage and be bound for three ticks.

Graardor Smash
General Graardor will yell "Graardor smash!", smashing his fist into the ground and causing rocks to fall from the ceiling. Shadows will appear in the area they are about to fall, and they can be avoided by running away. Players will be dealt with 600-1000 damage per rock, and being hit by multiple rocks is extremely dangerous.

Graardor Protect
When General Graardor crouches in a defensive stance and says "Graardor protect!", half of the damage dealt will be sent back to the player, similar to Deflect Curses. It's easy to counter it by not attacking him.

Graardor Mad
When General Graardor yells "Graardor mad!", he will stop moving and rapidly punch the area in front of him for massive damage. This can be avoided by running behind him and continuing to attack him from there.

The Mighty FallEdit

When fought during The Mighty Fall, Graardor wields a Kyzaj which he uses to attack the player. He has three special attacks in this fight. He will also deal heavy damage to players who stand underneath him for too long.

Kyzaj swing
Graardor holds his Kyzaj to his side momentarily before performing a horizontal swing. This deals 40% of the player's maximum hitpoints in damage if it hits. This can be avoided by moving away from where he aims.

Shockwave
Graardor strikes the arena and creates a shockwave which deals unavoidable damage. This attack deals less damage to the player if they are further away from the middle of the arena.

Arena strike
Graardor slams his Kyzaj onto the arena and breaks part of it off, making it smaller. This deals heavy damage to a player stood on the part of the arena that gets destroyed. He will perform this attack 4 times during the fight - when he's at 80, 60, 40 and 20% of his full health.

StrategyEdit

QuotesEdit

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Death to our enemies! (link)
When in battle, General Graardor may utter the following quotes, all of which are voiced as of 10 January 2011:
  • "Death to our enemies!".
  • "Brargh!".
  • "Break their bones!".
  • "For the glory of Bandos!.
  • "Split their skulls!".
  • "We feast on the bones of our enemies tonight!".
  • "CHAAARGE!".
  • "Crush them underfoot!".
  • "All glory to Bandos!".
  • "SGRAAAAAAAAAAAMRE!".
  • "FOR THE GLORY OF THE BIG HIGH WAR GOD!"

DropsEdit

100% DropEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Ourg bones (General Graardor) Ourg bones (General Graardor) 1 1 Always 8,722


CharmsEdit

Charm drop percentages
No charms Gold charm Green charm Crimson charm Blue charm

41–43%

18–20%

13–15%

14–15%

9–11%

Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 4,964 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.

Please add to the log (only if 15 or more creatures killed).


WeaponsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune longsword Rune longsword 1 2 Common 18,323
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 3 Uncommon 37,356
Rune pickaxe Rune pickaxe 1 3 Uncommon 18,701

ArmourEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune platebody Rune platebody 1 2 Common 38,124
Bandos chestplate Bandos chestplate 1 4 Rare [1] 4,221,463
Bandos tassets Bandos tassets 1 4 Rare [2] 2,915,491
Bandos boots Bandos boots 1 4 Rare [3] 1,330,484
Bandos gloves Bandos gloves 1 4 Rare 1,317,927
Bandos warshield Bandos warshield 1 4 Rare 38,236
Bandos helmet Bandos helmet 1 4 Rare 1,210,075
Warpriest of Bandos helm Warpriest of Bandos helm 1 6 Varies [4] Not sold
Warpriest of Bandos cuirass Warpriest of Bandos cuirass 1 6 Varies [4] Not sold
Warpriest of Bandos greaves Warpriest of Bandos greaves 1 6 Varies [4] Not sold
Warpriest of Bandos gauntlets Warpriest of Bandos gauntlets 1 6 Varies [4] Not sold
Warpriest of Bandos boots Warpriest of Bandos boots 1 6 Varies [4] Not sold
Warpriest of Bandos cape Warpriest of Bandos cape 1 6 Varies [4] Not sold
  1. ^ Estimated at 1/282 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
  2. ^ Estimated at 1/272 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
  3. ^ Estimated at 1/276 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
  4. ^ a b c d e f Players who previously bought this in The Bird and the Beast will have a greater chance of receiving this as a drop.

Runes, gems and oresEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Runite ore Runite ore 2 (noted) 3 Uncommon 21,422
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 15–20 (noted) 2 Common 29,400–39,200
Coal Coal 115–120 (noted) 2 Common 27,715–28,920

OtherEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 19,902–21,000 2 Common Not sold
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 2 Common 2,539
Femur bone Femur bone 1 2 Common [1] Not sold
Magic logs Magic logs 15–20 (noted) 3 Uncommon 15,525–20,700
Super restore (4) Super restore (4) 3 3 Uncommon 16,152
Grimy snapdragon Grimy snapdragon 3 (noted) 3 Uncommon 14,619
Long bone Long bone 1 3 Uncommon Not sold
Curved bone Curved bone 1 3 Uncommon Not sold
Godsword shard 1 Godsword shard 1 1 4 Rare [2] 148,549
Godsword shard 2 Godsword shard 2 1 4 Rare [3] 148,215
Godsword shard 3 Godsword shard 3 1 4 Rare [4] 148,277
Bandos hilt Bandos hilt 1 4 Rare [5] 311,412
Clue scroll Clue scroll (hard) 1 4 Rare Not sold
Spirit sapphire Spirit sapphire 1 4 Rare Not sold
Spirit emerald Spirit emerald 1 4 Rare Not sold
Spirit ruby Spirit ruby 1 4 Rare Not sold
Ancient effigy Starved ancient effigy 1 4 Rare Not sold
The glory of general graardor The glory of general graardor 1 4 Rare [6] Not sold
Clue scroll Clue scroll (elite) 1 4 Rare Not sold
Sacrifice Sacrifice 1 4 Rare [7] Not sold
Devotion Devotion 1 4 Rare [7] Not sold
Transfigure Transfigure 1 4 Rare [7] Not sold

Hard mode dropsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 10000 Coins 15,629–78,500 2 Common Not sold
Ourg bones (General Graardor) Ourg bones (General Graardor) 5 3 Uncommon 43,610
Dragon longsword Dragon longsword 1 3 Uncommon 58,633
Adamant bar Adamant bar 16–18 3 Uncommon 46,448–52,254
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 11 3 Uncommon 27,929
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 3 3 Uncommon 46,506
Bandosian soulstone Bandosian soulstone 1 3 Uncommon [8] Not sold
Yew seed 5 Yew seed 1 4 Rare 66,236
  1. ^ Only obtainable during the Fur 'n' Seek/Wish list.
  2. ^ Estimated at 1/546 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
  3. ^ Estimated at 1/554 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
  4. ^ Estimated at 1/508 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
  5. ^ Estimated at 1/390 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
  6. ^ Dropped to all players in the room, alongside one of the rare unique item drops.
  7. ^ a b c Abilities are not dropped as items; instead, they are simply learned when the boss is killed, prompting the message: You have unlocked the <Ability> ability!. They are dropped alongside the main drop.
  8. ^ The Bandosian soulstone cannot be obtained via the Lootshare system.

Rare drop table dropsEdit

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
The ring of wealth is not required to access the table.
Show/hide rare drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Coins 250 Coins 200–350,3,000 2 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 2 Common 1,267
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 2,751
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 3,546
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 5,843
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 32,996
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 42,167
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 15,502
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 9,984
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 16,452
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,131
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 840
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,280
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,356
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,419
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 36,178
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,529,400
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 21,988
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 31,603
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 63,247
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 58,665
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 13,800
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,269,900
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150 4 Rare 22,650
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 110,508
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 16,022
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 134,875–188,825
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 131,350–183,890
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 973
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 424
Pure essence Pure essence 1,000–1,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 15,000–22,500
Nature rune Nature rune 60–80 4 Rare 17,280–23,040
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 3,780
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 21,735
Death rune Death rune 50 4 Rare 13,150
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 19,900
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 52,375–104,750
Raw shark Raw shark 250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 325,250
Big bones Big bones 150–180 (noted) 3 Uncommon 96,900–116,280
Coal Coal 550–700 (noted) 3 Uncommon 132,550–168,700
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 294,000–490,000
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 8,800
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,071,100
Rune bar Rune bar 1 2 Common 13,906
Rune bar Rune bar 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 695,300
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 35–45 (noted) 3 Uncommon 140,630–180,810
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 150,900–176,050
Clean torstol Clean torstol 16–34 (noted) 3 Uncommon 135,760–288,490
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 2 Common 2,539
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 3 Uncommon 36,153
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 6,519
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 3–7 4 Rare 414,126–966,294
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,102,500
Yew logs Yew logs 450–550 (noted) 4 Rare 171,900–210,100
Crystal triskelion fragment 1 Crystal triskelion fragment 1 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2 Crystal triskelion fragment 2 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3 Crystal triskelion fragment 3 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Melee) Brawling gloves (Melee) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Magic) Brawling gloves (Magic) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged) Brawling gloves (Ranged) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Agility) Brawling gloves (Agility) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking) Brawling gloves (Cooking) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (FM) Brawling gloves (FM) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing) Brawling gloves (Fishing) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter) Brawling gloves (Hunter) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Mining) Brawling gloves (Mining) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer) Brawling gloves (Prayer) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing) Brawling gloves (Smithing) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving) Brawling gloves (Thieving) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (WC) Brawling gloves (WC) 1 5 Very rare Not sold

Universal dropsEdit

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Key token Key token 1 4 Rare Not sold
Ghostweave Ghostweave 10–30 4 Rare Not sold


TriviaEdit

General Graardor Toy

A General Graardor plushie found during the 2010 Easter Event.

  • When you kill General Graardor, your Adventurer's log will say "I killed General Graardor, a huge warchief."
    • Killing more than one will result in "I killed # General Graardors, all huge warchiefs."
  • A puzzle box featuring Graardor can be obtained on Elite Treasure Trails.
  • Prior to the release of The Chosen Commander on 17 March 2009, General Graardor referred to Bandos as the "Big High War God" in his battle cries.
  • Prior to an update[which?], Graardor's 100% drop were Big bones rather than the ourg bones he drops as of now.
  • An update changed Graardor's maximum hit due to complaints on how easy he was due to the Evolution of Combat.
  • During The World Wakes or doing Graardor in hard mode, when Graardor uses his special attack, he shouts "Graardor Smash!". This is a reference to the Incredible Hulk's "Hulk Smash!".
  • It is shown that Graardor has excessive pride, as he seems to make an excuse to cover his defeats up. In Missing, Presumed Death, if the player asks about defeating him in Cres' chamber, he will say that he "wasn't there" when Guthix died. In The Mighty Fall, he'll state that he had a "bad day".
  • Graardor is the only general in the God Wars Dungeon that doesn't have wings.
  • Graardor is known to be angered by the word "peacefully" and its variants, threatening to "smash" the player for saying it during The Mighty Fall.
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