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A male and female player wearing full Bandos armour

Bandos armour is a set of armour consisting of Bandos boots, Bandos chestplate, and Bandos tassets. The items are rare drops from General Graardor and his minions, Sergeant Strongstack, Sergeant Steelwill, and Sergeant Grimspike, in the God Wars Dungeon. Each piece requires 65 Defence to wear. Two pieces offer Strength bonuses, some of the few pieces of armour which such a bonus. Each piece of Bandos armour, along with the related Bandos godsword, gives a +1 Prayer bonus.

Each piece of Bandos armour is typically very expensive, because it is in high demand and is a rare drop in the dangerous God Wars Dungeon. The demand is due to the armour's strength bonus and high defence bonus. Many players consider the armour very effective for Combat and Slayer training.

Some players who seek to maximize strength bonuses prefer to use just the chestplate and tassets but not the boots, since the boots do not have a strength bonus. These players often instead use the much more easily acquired Dragon boots, which have a +4 strength bonus and only slightly lower defence ability than the Bandos boots. Other players prefer the Bandos boots because of their combination of high defence ability and +1 Prayer bonus. (For boots, only White boots also have a prayer bonus, but those boots are much lower in defence.)

The tassets are sometimes worn with the Fighter torso, which also has a +4 strength bonus, instead of the chestplate. This is often done by players who cannot or prefer not to incur the expense of buying both tassets and chestplate or who just prefer the fighter torso.

Bandos armour is not the strongest Melee armour in RuneScape, as for example the armour of the Barrows equipment has higher defence. Many players, however, regard it as one of the most useful armour sets in the game, as it has high defence, prayer bonus, and strength bonus. Although expensive, unlike Barrows equipment it does not degrade when used or dropped, so there is no on-going maintenance expense.



Item Attack Bonuses Defence Bonuses Other
Stab Slash Crush Magic Range Stab Slash Crush Magic Range Summoning Strength Ranged Strength Prayer
File:Bandoschestplate.gif Bandos chestplate 0 0 0 -15 -10 +98 +93 +105 -6 +133 +52 +4 0 +1
File:Armourtassets.gif Bandos tassets 0 0 0 -21 -7 +71 +63 +66 -4 +93 +25 +2 0 +1
File:Bandosboots.gif Bandos boots 0 0 0 -5 -3 +17 +18 +19 0 0 +15 0 0 +1
Totals 0 0 0 -41 -20 +187 +174 +190 -10 +226 +92 +6 0 +3


See also


  • Praying at the altar in General Graardor's chamber while wearing all three pieces of Bandos armour and wielding the Bandos godsword boosts Prayer level 4 points above normal.
  • When wearing a skillcape with the Bandos chestplate, the skillcapes shoulder pad will clip inside the large spike on the armour.
  • Although silvery-gray in colour like some metals, Bandos armour is not metal and therefore can be used with Ava's accumulator.

This article uses material from the "Bandos armour" article on the Runescape wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


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