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The Bandos godsword is one of the 4 Godswords received in pieces from God Wars Dungeon. As with all Godswords, it requires 75 Attack to wield. Its special attack, "Warstrike", drains your opponent's combat statistics by the damage hit in the following order: Defence, Strength, Prayer, Attack, Magic, Ranged. For example, if the special attack inflicts 50 damage on a foe with 30 in all combat stats, it would drain their Defence to 0 and their Strength to 10. An extra 10 percent is added to the inflicted damage as well with a 100 percent Special bar drain. This special attack is similar to the Dorgeshuun crossbow, Bone dagger, and Barrelchest anchor. Because Strength is drained right after Defence, the special attack of the Bandos godsword can be potentially lethal to Strength pures that have 1 defence.



Because General Graardor is the most popular boss to kill in the God Wars Dungeon, the Bandos Godsword is the most commonly seen godsword among players. Because of this relatively plentiful supply, the Bandos Godsword is the cheapest one to buy. Even though it is the cheapest, the Bandos Godsword still has the same stats as all of the godswords. The only difference from the other Godswords is the special attack.

This weapon has been made famous by the devastating damage that can be inflicted upon other players in various PVP situations. Some people in Bounty Hunter also use this weapon very effectively, as any opponent without brews will realise: it's difficult to win if your defence and strength have been lowered significantly.

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A player wielding a Bandos godsword
A player wielding a Bandos godsword
A player performing the Bandos Godswords special attack: "Warstrike"
A player performing the Bandos Godswords special attack: "Warstrike"
  Attack bonus  
Stab Slash Crush Magic Ranged
0 +132 +80 0 0
  Defence bonus  
Stab Slash Crush Magic Ranged Summoning
0 0 0 0 0 0
Other bonuses
Strength Ranged Strength Prayer Magic Damage (%)
+132 0 +8 0
Speed: File:speed6.gif

The Bandos Godsword is also extremly useful for bosses. High level bosses, such as General Graardor, have extremely high defence. Should the player hit high damage, such as 40 or over with the Bandos Godsword "Warstrike" special attack, the defence of the boss will be significantly decreased, allowing the rest of the fight to be far easier, as more of the player's attacks will hit for high damage.

Note: The market price of the Bandos Godsword unexpectedly raised in the last few months from 20 million gp to 27 million, and is currently settling around that price. This was most likely due to the inflation caused by statuette drops in PvP. Similar price increases have happened to many other combat weapons including the 3 other godswords, the Saradomin sword, and this last years dramatic change in the price of the Abyssal whip.

Combat styles

Name Combat style Type Melee experience
Chop Accurate Slash Attack
Slash Aggressive Slash Strength
Smash Aggressive Crush Strength
Block Defensive Slash Defence

See also


  • When banked while borrowing this sword it will be invisible in the bank menu except for the red circle shown on all lent items (this is a glitch and may not happen every time).
  • In PvP the maximum hit of the Bandos Godsword is 73, with a maximum equipment Strength bonus, an Extreme strength potion and Piety prayer.
  • The Bandos Godsword's hilt takes on a green tinge when the sword itself is dropped onto the ground.
  • When you move and perform the Bandos Godsword's special attack, the purple ray doesn't appear for some players

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


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