Killing General Graardor

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Killing General Graardor
RequirementsKilling General Graardor.png
Skills
  • 70 Strength
  • 138 Combat recommended (99 Attack, Defence, Strength, Constitution)
  • 96 Summoning, Herblore recommended
  • 92/95 Prayer recommended
Items
  • Tier 80+ melee weapon
  • Tier 80+ melee armour
  • Overload flask (6).png: RS3 Inventory image of Overload flask (6)Overload flask (6), Super prayer renewal potion (6).png: RS3 Inventory image of Super prayer renewal potion (6)Super prayer renewal potion (6), and Super restore flask (6).png: RS3 Inventory image of Super restore flask (6)Super restore flask (6)s
  • High healing food Shark.png: RS3 Inventory image of SharkSharks recommended
  • Vampyrism aura.png: RS3 Inventory image of Vampyrism auraVampyrism aura and/or Scrimshaw of vampyrism.png: RS3 Inventory image of Scrimshaw of vampyrismScrimshaw of vampyrism recommended
  • Pack yak.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pack yakPack yak highly recommended
  • Pack Yak scroll (Winter Storage).png: RS3 Inventory image of Pack Yak scroll (Winter Storage)Pack Yak scroll (Winter Storage)s or Magic notepaper.png: RS3 Inventory image of Magic notepaperMagic notepaper recommended
  • Explorer's ring 4.png: RS3 Inventory image of Explorer's ring 4Explorer's ring 4/High Alchemy runes recommended
  • Elite enhanced Excalibur recommended
  • Quest
  • Partial completion of Troll Stronghold
  • The Temple at Senntisten recommended
  • Other
  • Omni soulstone.png: RS3 Inventory image of Omni soulstoneOmni soulstone or Totem of Intimidation.png: RS3 Inventory image of Totem of IntimidationTotem of Intimidation
  • Luck of the Dwarves.png: RS3 Inventory image of Luck of the DwarvesLuck of the Dwarves (Slightly increases chance of getting unique drops, not including pet. HSR chance)
  • Results
    ProfitROIExperience gained
    1,655,393214.95%* 240,000 Combat experience
  • 79,000 Constitution experience
  • Inputs (770,122)Outputs (2,425,515)
    ItemQuantityGE Price
    Overload flask (6).pngOverload flask (6)2471,962
    Super restore flask (6).pngSuper restore flask (6)251,546
    Rocktail.pngRocktail512,445
    Pack yak pouch.pngPack yak pouch14,069
    Pack Yak scroll (Winter Storage).pngPack Yak scroll (Winter Storage)10030,100
    Coins 10000.pngCoins[1]200,000200,000
    ItemQuantityGE Price
    Ourg bones (General Graardor).pngOurg bones (General Graardor)75687,900
    Bandos helmet.pngBandos helmet0.234,845
    Bandos chestplate.pngBandos chestplate0.2594,683
    Bandos tassets.pngBandos tassets0.2361,748
    Bandos gloves.pngBandos gloves0.249,362
    Bandos boots.pngBandos boots0.219,452
    Bandos warshield.pngBandos warshield0.221,930
    Bandos hilt.pngBandos hilt0.1547,306
    Adamantite stone spirit.pngAdamantite stone spirit1453,770
    Grimy snapdragon.pngGrimy snapdragon1527,990
    Magic logs.pngMagic logs10047,300
    Coal stone spirit.pngCoal stone spirit1,00012,000
    Limpwurt root.pngLimpwurt root9067,230
    Coins 10000.pngCoins[2]450,000450,000

    The profit rate assumes 75 kills per hour running 1 hour trips with fast respawn rate. Your actual profit may be higher or lower depending on your speed.

    The Bandos armour dropped by General Graardor and his minions is useful, non-degradable, T70 melee power armour. This armour is generally used by lower levelled players and those training Invention. In addition to the armour, Graardor can drop the Bandos hilt, and he and his minions can drop the shards to the godsword blade. Beyond his unique drops, Graardor has decent normal drops consisting of various rune salvage, super restores, |ourg bones and more.

    Like the other bosses in the dungeon, reaching Graardor requires slaying 40 Bandosian minions. This can take up to 5 minutes by killing goblins, hobgoblins, and jogres just outside the door to the inner stronghold. For short trips, getting the required killcount will cut significantly into the profit per hour. Lasting as long as possible in the boss room will reduce the percentage of time spent killing foot soldiers. Once you have obtained your killcount, you can enter the boss room. There is an intermediate room which is safe from all combat before the boss room itself. Low levelled players should use the main rooms so they can find their perfect respawn ratio as they will take significantly longer to defeat him. High levelled and well-equipped players should use the instance instead; although costing 200,000 an hour (150,000 with the instance reduction perk from Soul Reaper) an hour, at fastest spawn rate, Graardor will respawn 25 seconds after dying and will drastically increase kill and profit rates.

    Those with a Bandosian soulstone, Omni soulstone or an active Totem of Intimidation can skip part or all of the killcount required to face the boss.

    Magic or melee should be used; Graardor has a lower affinity towards ranged attacks, thus lowering the chance to land a successful hit dramatically.

    Combat with General Graardor is fairly straight forward as there is nothing particularly special about his technique. He has two attacks: a powerful melee attack and a ranged attack. His melee attack is fairly inaccurate with high level armour, and any damage can be offset by using soul split; however, a series of good hits by Graardor can be devastating, so it is always good to have high healing food as a security measure. His ranged attack will hit everyone in the room, but deals much less damage than his melee attacks. Overloads are a must, without them, Graardor's attacks will be significantly more accurate, potentially dealing large amounts of damage. Turmoil is highly recommended, and should be used if it is available. General Graardor's bodyguards each attack with a different side of the combat triangle: Sergeant Steelwill uses magic; Grimspike ranged; and Strongstack melee. Grimspike and Strongstack's attack will usually not be a problem. Steelwill poses a small threat as his attacks will hit fairly accurately through melee armour; however, he usually does not do enough damage to worry about. If you so choose, you can stand on the northern wall of the boss room before Graardor respawns. This way, Steelwill will not spot you for some time (perhaps even the entire fight), allowing you to avoid damage from him while he is wandering around.

    Graardor himself can be taken down very easily; despite his high damage outputs, he has the lowest health out of all the generals at 40,000 life points. High levelled weapons such as dual drygores or the Inquisitor staff can easily kill him within 15-20 seconds. This kill speed can be increased even further with damage-boosting abilities such as Berserk or Sunshine, but players using Berserk should be extremely careful as Graardor's punches can become extremely damaging, dealing up to 4500 damage and potentially killing the player. If using magic, Sunshine will increase the player's damage as well as deal a small amount of area of effect damage (if Planted feet is not being used).

    Once Graardor has died, kill the minions. It is recommended to kill Steelwill first, as he does the most damage. Kill Strongstack and Grimspike in any order afterwards. If your overload has worn off immediately after the fight with Graardor, kill the minions unboosted. After the fight, you can either use regenerate to recover lost health with excess adrenaline, utilise Adrenaline stalling to make the next kill quicker and easier, or make use of the Persistant Rage relic. If owned, you can activate elite Enhanced Excalibur instead or use the Guthix's Blessing ultimate ability to recover lost health. Make use of any food dropped by the minions. They can drop 2 sharks or 3 chilli potatoes. They also drop Kebabs occasionally, which can come with any other drop the minions give. Avoid drinking overloads and prayer renewals until the moment the boss has respawned.

    Bandos armour from General Graardor is 1/384 for a specific unique drop, giving a 1/64 chance for any armour piece. The bandos hilt is a 1/512 drop rate. Shards are 1/768 for a specific shard, giving a 1/256 drop rate for any shard. General Graardor's 3 bodyguards also have the potential to drop pieces of bandos armour (at a much rarer 1/8192 chance for a piece) and shards of the godsword blade. They do not drop the hilt. General Graardor's bones can be banked with your pack yak scroll special or noted using magic notepaper. Rune salvage can be high-alchemised either with an explorer's ring 4 or the spell (if you brought runes), disassembled or sent to your bank as well. It may be worth examining a drop before you alch it as the Grand Exchange price and the High Alch value may differ. Magic logs, Limpwurt root and grimy snapdragons are all dropped noted. Graardor commonly drops coins in amounts around 20,000.

    1. ^ Instance fee
    2. ^ High Level Alchemy