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|Release date||28 August 2007 (Update)|
|XP per kill||4,430 (and 1,461.9 experience)|
|Always drops||Ourg bones|
|Examine text||A huge war chief.|
|Release date||30 April 2013 (Update)|
|XP per kill||16,350 (and 5,395.5 experience)|
|Always drops||Ourg bones|
|Examine text||A huge war chief.|
|Release date||4 March 2013 (Update)|
|XP per kill||0 (and 0 experience)|
|Examine text||A huge war chief.|
|Release date||2 June 2014 (Update)|
|XP per kill|
|Examine text||A huge war chief.|
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.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.
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.
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.
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.
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.||”|
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
The Mighty FallEdit
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
QuotesEditWhen in battle, General Graardor may utter the following quotes, all of which are voiced as of 10 January 2011:
- "Death to our enemies!".
- "Break their bones!".
- "For the glory of Bandos!.
- "Split their skulls!".
- "We feast on the bones of our enemies tonight!".
- "Crush them underfoot!".
- "All glory to Bandos!".
- "FOR THE GLORY OF THE BIG HIGH WAR GOD!"
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Ourg bones (General Graardor) 1–5 Always 10,269–51,345
- ^ Only killing Graardor in Hard Mode rewards the player(s) with more than one bone.
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 4,687 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
- Please add to the log (only if 15 or more creatures killed).
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Rune longsword 1 Common 18,418 Rune 2h sword 1 Uncommon 37,122 Rune pickaxe 1 Uncommon 18,573
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Rune platebody 1 Common 37,943 Bandos chestplate 1 Rare 9,019,916 Bandos tassets 1 Rare 6,496,555 Bandos boots 1 Rare 2,377,907 Bandos gloves 1 Rare 3,291,236 Bandos warshield 1 Rare 55,933 Bandos helmet 1 Rare 3,327,841 Warpriest of Bandos helm 1 Varies Not sold Warpriest of Bandos cuirass 1 Varies Not sold Warpriest of Bandos greaves 1 Varies Not sold Warpriest of Bandos gauntlets 1 Varies Not sold Warpriest of Bandos boots 1 Varies Not sold Warpriest of Bandos cape 1 Varies Not sold
- ^ Estimated at 1/282 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
- ^ Estimated at 1/272 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
- ^ Estimated at 1/276 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
- ^ 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 Nature rune 60–70 Uncommon 18,300–21,350 Adamantite ore 15–20 (noted) Common 34,665–46,220 Coal 115–120 (noted) Common 25,875–27,000
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 19,902–21,000 Common Not sold Snapdragon seed 1 Common 2,463 Femur bone 1 Common Not sold Magic logs 15–20 (noted) Uncommon 19,260–25,680 Super restore (4) 3 Uncommon 13,896 Grimy snapdragon 3 (noted) Uncommon 15,045 Long bone 1 Uncommon Not sold Curved bone 1 Uncommon Not sold Godsword shard 1 1 Rare 146,799 Godsword shard 2 1 Rare 146,552 Godsword shard 3 1 Rare 145,756 Bandos hilt 1 Rare 1,503,789 Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare Not sold Spirit sapphire 1 Rare Not sold Spirit emerald 1 Rare Not sold Spirit ruby 1 Rare Not sold Starved ancient effigy 1 Rare Not sold The glory of general graardor 1 Rare Not sold Clue scroll (elite) 1 Rare Not sold Bandosian soulstone 1 Rare Not sold Sacrifice 1 Rare Not sold Devotion 1 Rare Not sold Transfigure 1 Rare Not sold
- ^ Only obtainable during the Fur 'n' Seek/Wish list.
- ^ Estimated at 1/546 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
- ^ Estimated at 1/554 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
- ^ Estimated at 1/508 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
- ^ Estimated at 1/390 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
- ^ Dropped to all players in the room, alongside one of the rare unique item drops.
- ^ Only dropped in hard mode.
- ^ 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.
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 – 450; 3,000;
9,000; 10,000; 12,000
Common Not sold Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,381 Uncut emerald 1 Common 2,930 Uncut ruby 1 Common 3,807 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 6,769 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 20,060 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 44,631 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 16,111 Dragonstone 1 Rare 10,763 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,398 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,012 Rune javelin 5 Rare 875 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,060 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,122 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,462 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 35,975 Dragon dagger 50 (noted) Very rare 819,900 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,464 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,042 Shield left half 1 Very rare 64,578 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 59,275 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 22,000 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,272,750 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 Rare 22,950–76,500 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,632,600 Air orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 2,618,000 Fire orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 1,991,000 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 101,881 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 13,701 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 82,075–114,905 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 82,775–115,885 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 965 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 314 Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) Uncommon 9,000–270,000 Nature rune 20–80 Rare 6,100–24,400 Soul rune 20 Rare 3,240 Law rune 45 Rare 12,915 Death rune 50, 121 Rare 9,150–22,143 Blood rune 50 Rare 17,050 Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) Uncommon 47,000–376,000 Raw shark 250–500 (noted) Uncommon 404,000–808,000 Big bones 150–500 (noted) Uncommon 88,950–296,500 Coal 150–7,500 (noted) Uncommon 33,750–1,687,500 Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) Uncommon 346,650–1,848,800 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 10,100 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,155,800 Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) Rare 3,268,000–22,876,000 Rune bar 1, 50, 150 (noted) Rare 14,548–2,182,200 Clean ranarr 33 (noted) Uncommon 123,618 Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) Uncommon 122,000–1,220,000 Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) Uncommon 154,260–617,040 Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) Uncommon 77,540–775,400 Saradomin brew (4) 250 (noted) Very rare 175,000 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 6,042 Yew seed 1–50 Rare 65,359–3,267,950 Magic seed 1–7 Rare 161,950–1,133,650 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,013,300 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 2,463 Torstol seed 1–31 Rare 24,485–759,035 Fellstalk seed 2 Rare 2,234 Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) Rare 24,800–9,920,000 Crystal triskelion fragment 1 1 Very rare Not sold Crystal triskelion fragment 2 1 Very rare Not sold Crystal triskelion fragment 3 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Melee) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Magic) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Ranged) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Agility) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Cooking) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (FM) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Fishing) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Hunter) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Mining) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Prayer) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Smithing) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Thieving) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (WC) 1 Very rare Not sold
- Universal drops are dropped by every monster outside of Daemonheim.
- These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Key token 1 Rare Not sold
- 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[Big bones rather than the ourg bones he drops as of now. ], Graardor's 100% drop were
- 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.
|Preceded by||Title||Succeeded by|
|Nomad||Strongest quest monster defeatable by conventional means in RuneScape (4 March, 2013-Present||Incumbent|
God Wars Dungeon Bosses
|Saradomin||Commander Zilyana (Starlight • Growler • Bree)|
|Zamorak||K'ril Tsutsaroth (Tstanon Karlak • Balfrug Kreeyath • Zakl'n Gritch)|
|Bandos||General Graardor (Sergeant Strongstack • Sergeant Steelwill • Sergeant Grimspike)|
|Armadyl||Kree'arra (Flight Kilisa • Wingman Skree • Flockleader Geerin)|
|Zaros||Nex (Fumus • Umbra • Cruor • Glacies)|
|Low-level bosses||Agoroth • Dragith Nurn • Tormented wraith • Giant Mole|
|Chaos Elemental • Corporeal Beast • Dharok the Wretched • Dragonkin • Evil Chicken • General Graardor • Goblin • Imp • Queen Black Dragon • Big Chinchompa • Char • Commander Zilyana • K'ril Tsutsaroth • Kalphite King • King Black Dragon • Kree'arra • Lucien • Moia • Nex • Nomad • Saradomin Colossus • Skeletal Horror • Thalassus • Troll • TzHaar • TzTok-Jad • Vanescula Drakan • Vorago • Yelps • Zombie pirate|