Bandit (Kharid Bandit Camp)

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This article is about the attackable NPC in the Desert Bandit Camp. For other uses, see Bandit.
Bandit Kharid chathead.png

Bandits are attackable criminals that can be found at the Kharidian Desert Bandit Camp. They are fairly well organised and structured and are amongst the only NPCs in the game to show loyalty to Zaros. Indeed, they are so loyal that any player wearing equipment or accessories belonging to either Saradomin or Zamorak, major rivals of Zaros, will be treated as aggressive by the bandits and are attacked immediately, no matter what combat disadvantage they face. Because of this, many people use this to their advantage while training and therefore earn a high amount of experience with little effort, but they are not very good for moneymaking due to the low value of their drops. They can also be pickpocketed at level 53 Thieving, which is slightly lower than their Pollnivnian counterparts.

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. Armadyl items do not have the same effect.

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. If training in the pub, you may be overwhelmed if 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. Picking up the higher level herbs can assist in paying off the Guthan's set. You can also use the Guthan's set for only replenishing life points and use another weapon for the rest of the training. The Guthan's set, along with the Blood amulet of fury, can be used without having to heal with food, allowing a player to essentially "afk."

Another method of training is to wear excellent prayer boosting armour and use protect from melee. The Bandits drop the grimy ranarr required for prayer potions, 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.

Another method to train is to take a Saradomin godsword or Saradomin sword as a Saradomin item and fight Bandits. However, this method may be slow since godswords have a very slow attack speed, but the Saradomin godsword can heal as well as boost prayer points. Selling the drops can also be a good way to make a profit or to buy potions. If using a Saradomin sword, an alternate healing method is required. This works the same with Zamorak items, such as the Zamorak godsword or Zamorakian spear.

The regen bracelet is useful as it speeds up life point renewal. Another alternative for healing is the Enhanced Excalibur, which heals life points as its passive effect, although the Seers' Village Hard Tasks need to be completed to receive the weapon. Completing the Elite Tasks will result in a larger gain from the passive effect.

The Twisted bird skull necklace, Split dragontooth necklace, or Demon horn necklace (which restores 50 Prayer points per regular bone buried), when combined with the Bonecrusher, can be a good source of Prayer points. Combined with Soul Split, you will be able to survive there indefinitely.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Location Levels Members Spawns Map
Bandit Camp (Kharidian Desert)54P2P icon.png30Maplink
West of Pollnivneach54P2P icon.png5Maplink

Pickpocketing[edit | edit source]

Thieving level53 Thieving-icon.pngThieving XP79.5 XPStun time / damage4.8s / 30 lp
Double loot63 Thieving-icon.png
53 Agility-icon.png
Triple loot73 Thieving-icon.png
63 Agility-icon.png
Quadruple loot83 Thieving-icon.png
73 Agility-icon.png
Loot
Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High Alch
Coins_25.png: RS3 Bandit (Kharid Bandit Camp) drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 30CoinsF2P icon.png30Common3030
Antipoison (1).png: RS3 Bandit (Kharid Bandit Camp) drops Antipoison (1) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Antipoison (1) (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon16686
Lockpick.png: RS3 Bandit (Kharid Bandit Camp) drops Lockpick with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Lockpick (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon3,31912
Court summons.png: RS3 Bandit (Kharid Bandit Camp) drops Court summons with rarity Rare in quantity 1Court summons (m)P2P icon.png1RareNot soldNot alchemisable

Drops[edit | edit source]

100% drop[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High Alch
Bones.png: RS3 Bandit (Kharid Bandit Camp) drops Bones with rarity Always in quantity 1BonesF2P icon.png1Always4340

Other drops[edit | edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High Alch
Death rune.png: RS3 Bandit (Kharid Bandit Camp) drops Death rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 2Death runeF2P icon.png2Uncommon460124
Nature rune.png: RS3 Bandit (Kharid Bandit Camp) drops Nature rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 2Nature runeF2P icon.png2Uncommon754148
Law rune.png: RS3 Bandit (Kharid Bandit Camp) drops Law rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 2Law runeF2P icon.png2Uncommon834150
Cosmic rune.png: RS3 Bandit (Kharid Bandit Camp) drops Cosmic rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 2Cosmic runeF2P icon.png2Uncommon68892
Grimy harralander.png: RS3 Bandit (Kharid Bandit Camp) drops Grimy harralander with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Grimy harralander (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon9380
Grimy tarromin.png: RS3 Bandit (Kharid Bandit Camp) drops Grimy tarromin with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Grimy tarrominF2P icon.png1Uncommon1050
Grimy marrentill.png: RS3 Bandit (Kharid Bandit Camp) drops Grimy marrentill with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Grimy marrentill (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon2,2600
Grimy guam.png: RS3 Bandit (Kharid Bandit Camp) drops Grimy guam with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Grimy guamF2P icon.png1Uncommon73918
Grimy dwarf weed.png: RS3 Bandit (Kharid Bandit Camp) drops Grimy dwarf weed with rarity Rare in quantity 1Grimy dwarf weed (m)P2P icon.png1Rare10,5850
Grimy lantadyme.png: RS3 Bandit (Kharid Bandit Camp) drops Grimy lantadyme with rarity Rare in quantity 1Grimy lantadyme (m)P2P icon.png1Rare7,7570
Grimy cadantine.png: RS3 Bandit (Kharid Bandit Camp) drops Grimy cadantine with rarity Rare in quantity 1Grimy cadantine (m)P2P icon.png1Rare5,1100
Grimy kwuarm.png: RS3 Bandit (Kharid Bandit Camp) drops Grimy kwuarm with rarity Rare in quantity 1Grimy kwuarm (m)P2P icon.png1Rare10,3160
Grimy avantoe.png: RS3 Bandit (Kharid Bandit Camp) drops Grimy avantoe with rarity Rare in quantity 1Grimy avantoe (m)P2P icon.png1Rare1,1850
Grimy irit.png: RS3 Bandit (Kharid Bandit Camp) drops Grimy irit with rarity Rare in quantity 1Grimy irit (m)P2P icon.png1Rare4,4850
Grimy ranarr.png: RS3 Bandit (Kharid Bandit Camp) drops Grimy ranarr with rarity Rare in quantity 1Grimy ranarr (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[1]1,8420
Tiny bladed steel salvage.png: RS3 Bandit (Kharid Bandit Camp) drops Tiny bladed steel salvage with rarity Common in quantity 1Tiny bladed steel salvageF2P icon.png1Common842240
Medium bladed iron salvage.png: RS3 Bandit (Kharid Bandit Camp) drops Medium bladed iron salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Medium bladed iron salvageF2P icon.png1Uncommon1,859195
Small bladed iron salvage.png: RS3 Bandit (Kharid Bandit Camp) drops Small bladed iron salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Small bladed iron salvageF2P icon.png1Uncommon388130
Small plated steel salvage.png: RS3 Bandit (Kharid Bandit Camp) drops Small plated steel salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Small plated steel salvageF2P icon.png1Uncommon932480
Coins_25.png: RS3 Bandit (Kharid Bandit Camp) drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 12-52CoinsF2P icon.png12–52Common12-5212-52
Coal stone spirit.png: RS3 Bandit (Kharid Bandit Camp) drops Coal stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 1Coal stone spiritF2P icon.png1Common21Not alchemisable
Court summons.png: RS3 Bandit (Kharid Bandit Camp) drops Court summons with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Court summons (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
  1. ^ Less rare than the other rare herb drops.

Universal drops[edit | edit source]

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These items are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High Alch
Key token.png: RS3 Bandit (Kharid Bandit Camp) drops Key token with rarity Rare in quantity 1Key tokenF2P icon.png1RareNot soldNot alchemisable
Mimic kill token.png: RS3 Bandit (Kharid Bandit Camp) drops Mimic kill token with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Mimic kill token (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare8,644Not alchemisable

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 8 February 2010 (Update):
    • Adjusted the code for pickpocketing bandits.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Although these are affiliated with Saradomin, bandits do not attack people with White equipment, Initiate armour, or Proselyte armour.
  • Once the player completes Desert Treasure, a bandit when talked to will say "So you're the one who freed Azzanadra from his prison? Thank you kind sir/lady!" Ironically, they will still say this if you manage to talk to one in combat while wearing a Saradomin/Zamorakian item.