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General Graardor is a God Wars Dungeon boss and is called the 'Bandos Boss' in RuneScape's Quick Chat feature.
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General Graardor is the leader of the army of Bandos within the God Wars Dungeon. He is the last known surviving member of the ourg race, 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.

General Graardor has no weakness and moderately high defence, and cannot be stunned or poisoned. He attacks with a powerful stomp 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 is a bone breaking arm thrust that can deal for very large amounts of damage, up to '4500'. 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 range.

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.

History

Early history

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 campaign

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 Godsword

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, seemingly unaware that centuries have past 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.
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, return Bandos 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.

Quotes

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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!".
  • "GRAAAAAAAAAAAR!".
  • "FOR THE GLORY OF THE BIG HIGH WAR GOD!"

Strategy

Drops

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Charms

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Ourg bones (General Graardor)Ourg bones (General Graardor)1Always8,890
No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
41–44%18–20%13–15%14–15%9–11%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 4,979 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Weapons

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Armour

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Rune pickaxeRune pickaxe1Common22,097
Rune 2h swordRune 2h sword1Common36,735
Rune longswordRune longsword1Common17,883

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Runes

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Common37,480
Bandos chestplateBandos chestplate1Rare[1]3,341,505
Bandos tassetsBandos tassets1Rare[2]1,747,170
Bandos bootsBandos boots1Rare[3]428,355
Bandos glovesBandos gloves1Rare514,066
Bandos warshieldBandos warshield1Rare186,946
Bandos helmetBandos helmet1Rare323,393

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Gems and Ores

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Nature runeNature rune60–70Uncommon24,300–28,350

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Other

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore15–20Common3,405–4,540
CoalCoal115–120 (noted)Common12,880–13,440

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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 250Coins19; 21–902; 0Common0–902
Snapdragon seed 5Snapdragon seed1Common293
Femur boneFemur bone1Common[4]Not sold
Magic logsMagic logs15–20 (noted)Uncommon5,700–7,600
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)3Uncommon8,394
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon(noted)Uncommon5,367
Long boneLong bone1UncommonNot sold
Curved boneCurved bone1UncommonNot sold
Godsword shard 1Godsword shard 11Rare[5]148,863
Godsword shard 2Godsword shard 21Rare[6]148,621
Godsword shard 3Godsword shard 31Rare[7]148,582
Bandos hiltBandos hilt1Rare[8]362,948
Clue scrollClue scroll (hard)1RareNot sold
Ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1RareNot sold
Spin ticketSpin ticket1RareNot sold
File:The glory of general graardor.pngThe glory of general graardor1Rare[9]Not sold
Clue scrollClue scroll (elite)1RareNot 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
  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. ^ Only obtainable during the Fur 'n' Seek/Wish list.
  5. ^ Estimated at 1/546 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
  6. ^ Estimated at 1/554 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
  7. ^ Estimated at 1/508 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
  8. ^ Estimated at 1/390 using gathered Adventurer's Log data as of 18 September 2012.
  9. ^ Dropped to all players in the room, alongside one of the rare unique item drops.

Trivia

General Graardor Toy

A General Graardor plushie found during the 2010 Easter Event.

  • 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.
  • When you kill General Graardor, like most monsters found in the God Wars Dungeon, you will get your Ring of wealth shining brightly before the drop is shown.
  • When you kill General Graardor, your Adventurer's log will say "I killed General Graardor, a huge warchief."
    • Killing more then one will result in "I killed # General Graardors, all huge warchiefs."
  • 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 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 battlecries.
  • Until an update on 6 May 2009, General Graardor dropped big bones instead of ourg bones.
  • 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.
  • General Graardor is the only God Wars Dungeon boss without wings of some kind.
  • Graardor's indication that his ranged attack has hit is the same animation that happens when Sergeant Steelwills magic attack has hit.
  • General Graardor's enhancement announcement On January 28th, 2013, General Graardor received an announced buff, which increased his melee attacks maximum hit to 3000 and made his melee attack more effective.
  • General Graardor, along with Commander Zilyana, K'ril Tsutsaroth, Kree'arra and Nex, appear in the quest "The World Wakes"
  • In The World Wakes, Graardor hates bugs. This is shown if you send Valluta and Fiara to combat him, in which Fiara will attempt to attack Graardor, who smashes her with his fist.
  • During The World Wakes, when Graardor uses his special attack, he shouts "Graardor Smash!". This is a reference to the Incredible Hulk's "Hulk Smash!".

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