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- General Graardor is a God Wars Dungeon boss and is called the 'Bandos Boss' in RuneScape's Quick Chat feature.
|Release date||28 August 2007 (Update)|
|XP per kill||Unknown edit|
|Always drops||Ourg bones|
|Examine text||A huge war chief.|
General Graardor is the leader of the army of Bandos within the God Wars Dungeon. He is the last known surviving ourg, a species of powerful ogre-like creatures who were bred by Bandos himself for his armies, and which almost completely died out over the course of numerous wars. With a combat level of 624, General Graardor is the ninth strongest monster in the game.
General Graardor attacks with a powerful melee attack that can hit up to 610 damage. He also has a Ranged attack that is capable of hitting all players in the room for up to 355 damage. Additionally, he has three bodyguards: Sergeant Strongstack, who uses melee; Sergeant Steelwill, who uses Magic; and Sergeant Grimspike, who uses Ranged. Nonetheless, General Graardor is the most popular God Wars Dungeon boss to kill, for some consider him the easiest of the five leaders. He is the only monster in the game to drop the Bandos hilt, used to construct the popular Bandos godsword. Because he is the most popular God Wars Dungeon boss, the supply of Bandos hilts is the highest of all godsword hilts. As a result of the high availability and the low effectiveness, the Bandos godsword has the lowest price of all godswords. However, he also drops the highly coveted Bandos Chestplate and the Bandos Tassets, whose rather unique strength bonus (among non-degradable armour) makes contention for his drops fairly intense.Players should note that Graardor's bodyguards WILL only attack you if you attack him, so players running low on health should stop attacking him and eat up; this will prevent the bodyguards from attacking you. This ONLY applies when there are multiple players in the room. If you are killing him on your own you will be attacked by the bodyguards NO MATTER WHAT. His Ranged attacks will ALMOST ALWAYS hit over 200 damage, making armour with ranged damage soaking very effective.
Graardor's melee attack is a punch that can deal for high damage. He does his ranged attack when he punches the ground with his two fists and does a small jump. His range attack is NOT magical range as most believe.
To reach General Graardor, players must enter the Bandos encampment of the God Wars Dungeon to the north-west, requiring 70 Strength and a hammer or golden hammer, and 40 Bandos follower kills. Many players choose to kill goblins 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 neighbouring 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.
- "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 Always 7,019
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Nature rune 60–70 Uncommon 6,660–7,770 Law rune 41–45 Rare 7,339–8,055 Death rune 40–50 Very rare 3,720–4,650
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 1,188 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 pickaxe 1 Common 18,935 Rune 2h sword 1 Common 37,952 Rune longsword 1 Common 18,654 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,627 Rune sword 1 Rare 12,202 Rune javelin 5–9 Very rare 1,270–2,286 Steel arrow 135–155 Very rare 1,620–1,860 Rune arrow 38–43 Very rare 7,562–8,557
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Rune platebody 1 Common 38,924 Rune sq shield 1 Rare 22,731 Bandos chestplate 1 Rare 9,097,534 Bandos tassets 1 Rare 4,917,220 Bandos boots 1 Rare 2,054,955
Gems and Ores
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Adamantite ore 16–20 (noted) Common 24,288–30,360 Coal 115–120 (noted) Common 31,970–33,360
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 19,902–21,000 Common Not sold Snapdragon seed 1 Common 2,196 Femur bone 1 Common Not sold Magic logs 15–20 (noted) Uncommon 24,360–32,480 Super restore (4) 3 Uncommon 5,154 Grimy snapdragon 3 (noted) Uncommon 10,851 Long bone 1 Uncommon Not sold Curved bone 1 Uncommon Not sold Godsword shard 1 1 Rare 150,325 Godsword shard 2 1 Rare 149,612 Godsword shard 3 1 Rare 151,052 Bandos hilt 1 Rare 895,365 Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare Not sold Starved ancient effigy 1 Rare Not sold Spin ticket 1 Rare Not sold Clue scroll (elite) 1 Very rare Not sold
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- Graardor is one of several in-game characters to feature on a set of downloadable RuneScape Duel Cards.
- During the 2009 Easter Event and 2010 Easter event, while sorting the defective nuts, players could also find various other objects. One of these was a Graardor plush toy; in the 2010 event the squirrel Big Ben mentions that they arrived as part of a shipping error.
- A poster depicting General Graardor can be purchased from the Jagex Store. Shortly before the release of The Chosen Commander, a t-shirt depicting the face of Bandos was also made available; however, its appearance was nearly identical to that of Graardor. He also appears on 12-month RuneScape membership cards.
- A computer wallpaper depicting Graardor can be found on the Official RuneScape Website.
- Graardor features in various Armies of Gielinor adverts sometimes seen on the Funorb website. In it, he is shown punching towards the viewer before the game's logo appears.
- In December 2009, the Jagex Store was temporarily taken down while parts of the site were re-worked. When visiting the website, the only accessible page featured a picture of General Graardor, along with the message "Coming This December."
- On the official RuneFest website, Graardor can be seen on a panel offering event tickets.
- A puzzle box featuring Graardor can be obtained during 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 battlecries.
- Until an update on 6 May 2009, General Graardor dropped big bones instead of ourg bones.
- General Graardor drops goblin skulls, used for the quest Rag and Bone Man, despite not belonging to the goblin race.
- An update allowed Graardor and the other God Wars Dungeon bosses to be able to talk in quotes, which can be heard within melee distance.
- If his ranged attack fails to hit you, it seems to splash as if a spell cast had failed, even though it is not a magical ranged attack.
- In the 2012 Sizziling Summer banner, Graardor is depicted wearing a red bikini with white polka dots with an ice cream cone in hand.
God Wars Dungeon Bosses