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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.

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 life points 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!
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)1Always8,013

CharmsEdit

Charm drop numbers
No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
41–43%18–20%13–15%14–15%9–11%
Represents a 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 50 or more creatures are killed)

WeaponsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune longswordRune longsword1Common18,334
Rune 2h swordRune 2h sword1Uncommon37,276
Rune pickaxeRune pickaxe1Uncommon18,478

ArmourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Common38,070
Bandos chestplateBandos chestplate1Rare [1]2,616,252
Bandos tassetsBandos tassets1Rare [2]1,813,009
Bandos bootsBandos boots1Rare [3]1,076,180
Bandos glovesBandos gloves1Rare1,012,171
Bandos warshieldBandos warshield1Rare25,752
Bandos helmetBandos helmet1Rare536,351
Warpriest of Bandos helmWarpriest of Bandos helm1Varies [4]Not sold
Warpriest of Bandos cuirassWarpriest of Bandos cuirass1Varies [4]Not sold
Warpriest of Bandos greavesWarpriest of Bandos greaves1Varies [4]Not sold
Warpriest of Bandos gauntletsWarpriest of Bandos gauntlets1Varies [4]Not sold
Warpriest of Bandos bootsWarpriest of Bandos boots1Varies [4]Not sold
Warpriest of Bandos capeWarpriest of Bandos cape1Varies [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 oreRunite ore2 (noted)Uncommon21,716
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore15–20 (noted)Common18,675–24,900
CoalCoal115–120 (noted)Common37,375–39,000

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 10000Coins19,902–21,000CommonNot sold
Herb seed 5Snapdragon seed1Common1,035
Femur boneFemur bone1Common [1]Not sold
Magic logsMagic logs15–20 (noted)Uncommon13,455–17,940
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)3Uncommon12,954
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon3 (noted)Uncommon12,810
Long boneLong bone1UncommonNot sold
Curved boneCurved bone1UncommonNot sold
Godsword shard 1Godsword shard 11Rare [2]147,465
Godsword shard 2Godsword shard 21Rare [3]147,849
Godsword shard 3Godsword shard 31Rare [4]147,863
Bandos hiltBandos hilt1Rare [5]299,645
Clue scroll (hard)Clue scroll (hard)1RareNot sold
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1RareNot sold
The glory of general graardorThe glory of general graardor1Rare [6]Not sold
Clue scroll (elite)Clue scroll (elite)1RareNot sold
SacrificeSacrifice1Rare [7]Not sold
DevotionDevotion1Rare [7]Not sold
TransfigureTransfigure1Rare [7]Not sold
Decaying toothDecaying tooth1Very rare [8]Not sold

Hard mode dropsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 10000Coins15,629–78,500CommonNot sold
Ourg bones (General Graardor)Ourg bones (General Graardor)5 (noted)Uncommon40,065
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Uncommon58,038
Adamant barAdamant bar15–20Uncommon43,755–58,340
Herb seed 5Snapdragon seed11–12Uncommon11,385–12,420
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone3–4Uncommon36,210–48,280
CoalCoal153–187 (noted)Uncommon49,725–60,775
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon15 (noted)Uncommon64,050
Rune platebodyRune platebody2Uncommon76,140
Bandosian soulstoneBandosian soulstone1Uncommon [9]Not sold
Yew seed 5Yew seed1Rare71,458
Decaying toothDecaying tooth1Very rare [8]Not sold
  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. ^ a b Has a base drop rate of 1/5,000 (normal mode) or 1/1,000 chance (hard mode), both with a threshold of 1000.
  9. ^ The Bandosian soulstone cannot be obtained via the Lootshare system. Drop rate of 1/25 - https://twitter.com/JagexTimbo/status/557600452150579200

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 1000Coins250–500; 3,000CommonNot sold
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common894
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,850
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,623
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,046
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare182,070–222,530
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon19,369
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon40,377
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,070
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare543,150–663,850
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,038
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon35,728
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,284,300–1,569,700
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare895
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon38,070
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare571,050–951,750
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,429
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,103
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common20,001–24,249
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,134,000–1,386,000
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon56,857
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon636
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon222
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare705,965–890,602
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare169,325–213,610
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare64,725–90,615
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon29,835–36,465
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon279,450–341,550
Big bonesBig bones80–90 (noted)Uncommon32,320–36,360
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon507,060–619,740
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon65,000–357,500
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common17,010–20,790
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon224,100–273,900
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common43,755
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare393,795–481,305
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare977,220–1,194,380
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,642
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare639,630–781,770
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon486,000–594,000
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon384,300–469,700
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon194,310–237,490
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon138,375–169,125
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon236,880–270,720
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon293,972–335,968
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon688,184
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,679,170
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common18,000–22,000
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common10,620–12,980
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon106,650–130,350
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon20,332–24,518
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare201,825–246,675
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon35,595–43,505
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare541,890–662,310
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1RareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1Crystal triskelion fragment 11Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2Crystal triskelion fragment 21Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3Crystal triskelion fragment 31Very rareNot 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 tokenKey token1RareNot 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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