OSRS Bandos Gear Guide And Strategies

In charge of the Bandos section of the God Wars Dungeon, to the north-west, is General Graardor.

Bandos - Melee DPS Guide

As a DPS at Bandos, your role is to deal maximum damage while someone else tanks. You should use the protection from missiles prayer, to negate all damage from General Graardor’s ranged attacks. The only damage you will take (provided the tank holds the agro) is melee and magic damage from the three minions.

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Bandos - Melee Tank Guide

As the melee tank at General Graardor, your role is to hold the aggro while your teammates dish out the damage. You must ensure that you are the first player to deal damage to General Graardor when he spawns in order for him to attack you. You should use the protection from melee prayer in order to negate General Graardor’s melee damage, meaning you will only be taking damage from his ranged attacks and the ranged and magic minions. If you’re unlucky enough to take a hit from these three sources all at once, damage can stack up quickly so it’s important to keep your health high.

You can utilize the ‘step under’ technique in order to take less hits from General Graardor. What you should do is hit Bandos twice, then immediately run under him so that he is unable to attack you until one of you move. This will give you a couple of seconds to eat if you need to, and then jump out from under him and immediately return to attacking.

The Vengeance spell can be used to reflect some of the ranged damage back at General Graardor, which will help speed up kills.

Once General Graardor is dead, you can heal up on the minions with your Guthans, and collect and convert the bones on the floor with Bones to Peaches. Once you have mastered all of the above techniques, it’s possible to last a very long time at General Graardor without with a few friends, making it a good team activity for both fun and money making.

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Bandos - Ranged Tank Guide

As the ranged tank at General Graardor, your role is to hold the aggro while your teammates dish out the damage. You must ensure that you are the first player to deal damage to General Graardor when he spawns in order for him to attack you. You should use the protection from melee prayer in order to negate General Graardor’s melee damage, meaning you will only be taking damage from his ranged attacks and the ranged and magic minions. If you’re unlucky enough to take a hit from these three sources all at once, damage can stack up quickly so it’s important to keep your health high.

While using ranged, you should utilize the Ruby Bolts(e) for the first portion of the kill, swapping out to Diamond Bolts(e) when his health drops below 50%.

You can utilize the ‘step under’ technique in order to take less hits from General Graardor. What you should do is hit Bandos twice, then immediately run under him so that he is unable to attack you until one of you move. This will give you a couple of seconds to eat if you need to, and then jump out from under him and immediately return to attacking.

The Vengeance spell can be used to reflect some of the ranged damage back at General Graardor, which will help speed up kills.

Once General Graardor is dead, you can heal up on the minions with your Guthans, and collect and convert the bones on the floor with Bones to Peaches. Once you have mastered all of the above techniques, it’s possible to last a very long time at General Graardor without with a few friends, making it a good team activity for both fun and money making.

Bandos - Mage Guide

Another very effective option for killing General Graardor is to use magic. Using Ice Barrage will allow you to keep General Graardor and his minions frozen in place, while using Blood Barrage will allow you to heal up. This method does take a little bit of practice and it is not really recommended for lower level players or players without max mage gear. If you’re in a larger group of players, lower level gear will work but if you’re solo or duo, good gear and some prior practice are highly recommended!

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