|Release||28 August 2007 (Update)|
|A huge war chief.|
|Equipment XP (2H/MH & Armour/OH)|
|192 / 128 / 64|
6 ticks (3.6s)
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, 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 melee arm thrust that can hit max 3000 damage. He also has a Ranged shockwaves attack that is capable of hitting all players in the room for up to 1676 damage. Additionally, he has three minions: Sergeant Strongstack, who uses melee; Sergeant Steelwill, who uses Magic; and Sergeant Grimspike, who uses Ranged. He is the only monster in the game to drop the Bandos hilt, used to construct the popular Bandos godsword. He also drops tier 70 melee power armor: Bandos armour.
Despite displaying no weaknesses, General Graardor has very low range affinity in normal mode. It is not advised to use this combat style when fighting him, as even those using ascension crossbows will struggle to hit him. In hard mode, his range defence is actually the lowest and his magic defence the highest.
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 a Killcount of 40 Bandos followers, with goblins and spiritual rangers being the weakest followers of Bandos.
Obtaining all unique drops will unlock the [Name], Strength of Ourgs title.
Graardor is a warmonger who, as his ranking in his army would indicate, shares the same ideals of his god Bandos; he loves fighting and killing his opponents. Like Bandos, Graardor hates anything that relates to peace, shown during The Mighty Fall where he threatens to crush the player when they mention the word peace.
He is also known to have massive pride in himself, refusing to accept defeat. During his stay in the Empyrean Citadel, if asked about the battle in Guthix's chambers, he will claim that he was never there. Later on in the Kyzaj tournament, if the player kills Zanik and is asked about the duel they just had, he will state that he "had a bad day".
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.
According to a biography about him written by a Bandosian follower called Amanuensis, Graardor was about seven to eight feet tall as a young ourg, and was unable to partake in the battles that the adults of his tribe went to. One day, he eventually got enough courage to duel the tribe leader and killed him. This allowed him to go to war, and also made him the new leader of his tribe. Graardor was eventually prompted by Bandos to visit and raid a nearby town for a bag of gold, which he did not really care about. Returning home with his loot, he noticed goblins who fought for the gold. Graardor used the gold to buy the loyalty of the many goblin tribes, though this did not last forever as his opponents were either too poor or moved away, so he began selling his armies to young gods. He then used the gold they paid to buy more goblin tribes to sell to other gods, though he was never happy with this as he longed for Bandos' voice.
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 as a commander of Bandos's forces and is a prominent enemy of the player. 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 Wakes
|“||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, it set off alarms that alerted the God Wars factions in an attempt to assassinate Guthix. Graardor, not very intelligent, did not appear with the other three generals (Kree'arra, Zilyana and K'ril). However, he eventually learned of Guthix's resting place and while being the last to arrive, he was the first to attack one of the storage wings, brutally pummeling his way through. He was eventually met by Thaerisk Cemphier, Chaeldar and the adventurer.
Expressing a desire to kill Guthix to please Bandos and participate in another God Wars, Graardor personally attacked the adventurer while his minions fought Thaerisk and Chaeldar. Graardor was eventually defeated, and having no other option, was forced to flee.
Missing, Presumed Death
The Mighty Fall
After learning of Bandos's death, Graardor and with several other Bandosian followers attempted to launch 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 faces Hobnob in the first round, easily winning and kills him. In the second round, he faces Bork and triumphs. Graardor prepares to finish Bork off, but Zarador, the arbiter of the tournament, stops Graardor, not wanting to see the orks wiped out.
As the two remaining finalists in the tournament, Zarador told the adventurer that they had to use the Kyzaj, an ancient and traditional tournament weapon. The adventurer was quickly taught by Zanik and dueled Graardor, who used a large variety of attacks to kill them. Despite his best efforts, Graardor was defeated by them. When Zarador tossed Zanik down, he forced the adventurer to decide Zanik's fate. If Zanik is spared, Graardor refuses to be her lieutenant and leaves. If Zanik is killed, Graardor will be pleased with their decision. Regardless of the adventurer's choice, he returns to the Temple of Lost Ancients to claim the Godsword.
Hard Mode/The World Wakes
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 Fall
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 life points 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.
Quotesutter 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!"
|Ourg bones (General Graardor)||1||Always||8,278|
|Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 4,979 kills.|
1 charm is dropped at a time.
Main drop (normal mode)
|Off-hand rune longsword||1||Common||18,210|
|Rune 2h sword||1||Uncommon||36,735|
|Runite ore||2 (noted)||Uncommon||1,660|
|Adamantite ore||15–20 (noted)||Common||3,480–4,640|
|Magic logs||15–20 (noted)||Uncommon||5,940–7,920|
|Super restore (4)||3||Uncommon||9,189|
|Grimy snapdragon||3 (noted)||Uncommon||4,854|
|Godsword shard 1||1||Rare||147,498|
|Godsword shard 2||1||Rare||148,353|
|Godsword shard 3||1||Rare||148,134|
|Rare drop table||1||Rare||Not sold|
Main drop (hard mode)
|Ourg bones (General Graardor)||5 (noted)||Uncommon||41,390|
|Grimy snapdragon||15 (noted)||Uncommon||24,270|
|Godsword shard 1||1||Rare||147,498|
|Godsword shard 2||1||Rare||148,353|
|Godsword shard 3||1||Rare||148,134|
|Rare drop table||1||Rare||Not sold|
Tertiary drops (both modes)
|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|
|Sealed 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|
|Sealed clue scroll (elite)||1||Rare||Not sold|
|Decaying tooth||1||Very rare||Not sold|
|Femur bone||1||Common||Not sold|
Tertiary drops (hard mode only)
|Bandosian soulstone||1||Uncommon||Not sold|
- ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x Mod Timbo. "Revealing Drop Rates." 20 October 2017. Developers' Blogs.
- ^ a b Drop rate: 3/512
- ^ a b Drop rate: 1/256
- ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Drop rate: 1/384
- ^ a b c d e f Drop rate: 1/768
- ^ a b Drop rate: 1/512
- ^ 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.
- ^ Base drop chance of 1/128 - https://twitter.com/JagexPi/status/1026850193692655616
- ^ Dropped to all players in the room, alongside one of the rare unique item drops.
- ^ There is a 1% chance of this being a sealed clue scroll (master) instead
- ^ 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.
- ^ Has a base drop rate of 1/5,000 (normal mode) or 1/1,000 chance (hard mode), both with a threshold of 1000.
- ^ Only obtainable during the Fur 'n' Seek/Wish list.
- ^ The Bandosian soulstone cannot be obtained via the Lootshare system. Drop rate of 1/25 - https://twitter.com/JagexTimbo/status/557600452150579200
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.
|Show/hide rare drop table|
|Uncut diamond||45–55 (noted)||Rare||145,800–178,200|
|Loop half of a key||1||Common||11,040|
|Tooth half of a key||1||Common||14,010|
|Uncut dragonstone||45–55 (noted)||Rare||644,805–788,095|
|Rune platebody||15–25 (noted)||Rare||562,200–937,000|
|Shield left half||1||Rare||63,647|
|Onyx bolts||135–165||Very rare||1,009,935–1,234,365|
|Water talisman||65–82 (noted)||Rare||229,970–290,116|
|Earth talisman||65–82 (noted)||Rare||13,130–16,564|
|Fire talisman||25–35 (noted)||Rare||9,950–13,930|
|Raw lobster||135–165 (noted)||Common||61,290–74,910|
|Raw shark||225–275 (noted)||Uncommon||271,800–332,200|
|Big bones||68–82 (noted)||Uncommon||14,076–16,974|
|Dragon bones||180–220 (noted)||Rare||372,240–454,960|
|Gold ore||90–110 (noted)||Common||32,310–39,490|
|Adamantite ore||180–220 (noted)||Uncommon||41,760–51,040|
|Adamant bar||14–16 (noted)||Common||19,530–22,320|
|Adamant bar||135–165 (noted)||Rare||188,325–230,175|
|Runite ore||90–110 (noted)||Rare||74,700–91,300|
|Rune bar||3 (noted)||Common||6,291|
|Rune bar||45–55 (noted)||Rare||94,365–115,335|
|Grimy torstol||90–110 (noted)||Uncommon||686,430–838,970|
|Grimy snapdragon||90–110 (noted)||Uncommon||145,620–177,980|
|Super restore (4)||45–55 (noted)||Uncommon||137,835–168,465|
|Prayer potion (4)||45–55 (noted)||Uncommon||192,465–235,235|
|Dwarf weed seed||14–16||Uncommon||21,490–24,560|
|Palm tree seed||10||Rare||938,430|
|Molten glass||45–55 (noted)||Common||18,270–22,330|
|Soft clay||450–550 (noted)||Uncommon||214,200–261,800|
|Yew logs||68–82 (noted)||Uncommon||11,764–14,186|
|Yew logs||675–825 (noted)||Rare||116,775–142,725|
|Teak plank||45–55 (noted)||Uncommon||14,805–18,095|
|Mahogany plank||270–330 (noted)||Rare||268,110–327,690|
|Vecna skull||1||Very rare||108,881|
|Hazelmere's signet ring||1||Very rare||1,686,657,284|
|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|
|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|
- Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
- These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
|Key token||1||Rare||Not sold|
|Mimic kill token||1||Very rare||4,717|
- Graardone ( 40) - Defeat General Graardor in under 15 seconds.
- Fist Contact ( 50) - Defeat General Graardor using only your fists.
- Five-Star General ( 0) - Obtained a collection of unique drops from General Graardor.
- General Mayhem ( 5) - Defeat General Graardor several times depending on the tier.
- General Disaster ( 5) - Defeat General Graardor in hard mode several times depending on the tier.
- 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, Graardor's 100% drop were big bones rather than the ourg bones he drops 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 up his defeats. 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".
- As of 1 February 2018, the highest kill count for this boss was 43,426 kills for normal mode and 3,143 for hard mode.
- General Graardor is the only boss in the God Wars dungeon that doesn't have wings.
- ^ Mod Shauny. Top 10 killers per Boss. 2 Feb 2018. "Here are the top 10 kills for each Boss in RuneScape, be aware that we've not listed display names for privacy purposes however if you wish to brag about one number being yours then we won't stop you!"*
- ^ Mod Shauny. Top 10 killers per Boss. 6 May 2018. "Here are the top 10 kills for each Boss in RuneScape, be aware that we've not listed display names for privacy purposes however if you wish to brag about one number being yours then we won't stop you!"*
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