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Bandits are attackable NPCs that can be found at various locations. At the Kharidian Desert Bandit Camp the bandits will attack anyone who wears any Saradomin or Zamorak clothing or accessories, as they are supporters of Zaros. Because of this, many people use this to their advantage while training and therefore earn a high amount of experience with little effort. It's recommended that you pickpocket them at Pollnivneach, because any bandit at Bandit Camp is often killed for combat experience. Pickpocketing a bandit at the Bandit Camp may result in the bandit getting killed by another player while you steal from it. Note, however, that bandits at the Bandit Camp only require 53 Thieving to pickpocket, while bandits in Pollnivneach require Thieving level 55.

When players are near them wearing a Saradomin item, they will shout "Time to die, Saradominist filth!" Likewise, they will declare "Prepare to suffer, Zamorakian scum!" when they spot a player with Zamorak items. When players attack their fellows, they simply exclaim "You chose the wrong place to start trouble!" and attack you in a similar manner to the Al-Kharid warriors.

Tip: Use a Saradomin Arrow or Zamorak Arrow if you are training melee, since they take up no useful item slots!

It is possible for a player to achieve up to 60,000 - 110,000 experience per hour, depending on your Combat stats, gear, and boosted stats.

A good strategy for staying there longer is to bring some noted food items with you and restock by simply visiting the nearby general store, selling your noted food and buying it back in normal form. Bunyips are also a good option to take with you. Take a few summoning potions (4) and bunyip pouches with you, at a ratio of 4 pouches : 1 potion, drinking before renewing.

When training the defence skill using the Guthan's set, which allows you to stay here training for very long periods of time, the recommended inventory consists of equal amounts of super attack and super strength potions, then simply taking 1 dose of each potion when you feel is necessary. If training in the pub, you may be overwhelmed of all are attacking you, so take a corner where 3 bandits are attacking you. The guthan's set is cost effective as it will last about 15 hours, and most players can earn enough gold to repair the set in less than 2 hours so this is a viable way of training. You can also use the guthan's set for replenishing lifepoints only, and use another weapon for the rest of the training.

Another method of training is to wear excellent prayer boosting armour and use protect from melee. The Bandits drop the Ranarrs required in a Prayer Restore potion and the chances of breaking even with this method is fairly high. In most events, the runes and ranarrs collected should even out the cost players spend on prayer potions. This method allows for fairly casual training as prayer drains slowly and the player is not losing life points. Also, if this method proves accurate, there are no repair expenses due to Barrows equipment degrading.

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Another method to train is to take Saradomin Godsword or Saradomin Sword as a Saradomin item and fight Bandits. However, this method may be slow since Godswords hit very slow but Saradomin Godsword can heal you up and boost your prayer in order to survive and also use Prayer for boosts, using the drops as a selling object can also be a good way to make a profit/buy potions to boost your levelling. If using a Saradomin Sword, an alternate healing method is required.

The Saradomin Godsword can be taken as a secondary weapon and used only for it's special attack to recover health and prayer points. Also, the Regen Bracelet is useful in this situation as it provides a decent +7 strength bonus and also speeds up lifepoint renewal.

It is strongly recommended to use a bonecrusher, a dungeoneering reward, if you want more prayer experience.

With the addition of the Split dragontooth necklace (which restores 1 Prayer point per regular bone buried), when combined with the Bonecrusher, provides a near unlimited source of Prayer points, depending on how fast the Bandits can be killed, and the player's Prayer bonuses. This has become a very popular method, as it can also be used to supplement the use of Prayer potions. With a prayer bonus of around 38, an inventory of about 25 prayer pots would last a player about 5 hours and 6 minutes; whereas, if a player is using the Split dragontooth necklace and a bonecrusher , this would increase to about 8 hours and 18 minutes. This is about a 3 hour and 12 minute increase! Furthermore if you have 99 prayer and the best prayer armour in the game (excluding the weapons slot), to stay at bandits indefinitely without the use of prayer pots when using this method, you would need to be able to kill roughly 7 bandits per minute.

Fast Money for Lower-Level Players

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The drop rate of herbs such as Ranarrs and Lantadymes is often neglected; while in reality, with higher levels and the right training gear to stay here for a good long trip, the drop rate of herbs is similar to that of Chaos Druids. Lower levels can also come here to pick up the herbs and runes dropped by Bandits, for the neglecting of the drop rate causes players to ignore the herbs dropped, where low level players can easily make 75k-100k/hour on a populated world picking up the runes and herbs(ranarrs and lantadymes) Note: Do not wear Saradomin/Zamorak items or you will almost surely die!



100% drop



Item Quantity Rarity GE price


Herbs (Members)

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Chaos runeChaos rune2Common304
Death runeDeath rune2Uncommon464
Nature runeNature rune2Uncommon810
Law runeLaw rune2Uncommon1,140
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon824
  1. ^ Less rare than the other rare herb drops.


Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Rare8,476
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Rare7,551
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Rare4,322
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Rare11,782
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Rare1,043
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Rare5,008
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Rare[1]1,860
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Uncommon741
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Uncommon105
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Uncommon2,307
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Uncommon709


Other Items

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Iron battleaxeIron battleaxe1Uncommon2,545
Iron scimitarIron scimitar1Uncommon4,269
Steel hatchetSteel hatchet1Common3,019
Steel sq shieldSteel sq shield1Uncommon1,509


Rare drop table drops

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items such as a ring of wealth or luck of the dwarves are not required to access the table.
Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 25Coins12–50Common12–50
Steel barSteel bar1Uncommon959
Court summonsCourt summons1Very rareNot sold
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 250Coins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common809
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common2,555
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,842
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,843
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare217,935–266,365
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common11,053
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common11,538
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,077
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare543,465–664,235
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common56,212
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare35,861
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare542,160–662,640
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare905
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,399
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,601
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common14,916–18,084
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,003,725–1,226,775
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,923
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,473
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare164,320–207,296
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare12,025–15,170
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare5,225–7,315
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common47,655–58,245
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon321,075–392,425
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,804–16,646
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare384,480–469,920
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon22,400–123,200
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common52,830–64,570
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon40,860–49,940
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common24,654–28,176
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare237,735–290,565
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare127,710–156,090
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common8,955
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare134,325–164,175
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon485,010–592,790
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon161,010–196,790
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon125,910–153,890
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon130,950–160,050
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon10,164–11,616
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon11,508–13,152
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon209,856
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare396,000
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common43,200–52,800
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common27,585–33,715
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon188,550–230,450
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,356–13,694
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare112,725–137,775
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon16,740–20,460
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare356,670–435,930
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon12,008
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*124,871
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,432,268,388
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1Very rareNot 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

Items thieved


  • Although these are affiliated with Saradomin, bandits do not attack people with White Knight Armour, Initiate Armour, or Proselyte Armour.
  • When using a rubber blackjack on a bandit your character says,"I need a different weapon to do this. I want to kill them not knock them out."
  • The examine text of the wilderness bandits is "A Wilderness Outlaw"
  • Although these are affiliated with Saradomin and Zamorak, bandits do not attack people with a blue or a red Soul Wars cape.

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