Jump to content

Welcome to Rune Tips, the first ever RuneScape help site. We aim to offer skill guides, quest guides, maps, calculators, informative databases, tips, and much more to help you get the most from the Massive Online Adventure Game, RuneScape, by Jagex Ltd © 2009.

Report Ad

Welcome to Forum.Tip.It
Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more. If you already have an account, login here - otherwise create an account for free today!
Photo

Solo Bandos Guide


  • Please log in to reply
394 replies to this topic

#1
toast647
[ Display Name History ]

toast647

    Ice Giant Melter

  • Members
  • 4,435 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Fishing somewhere
  • Joined:16 June 2006
  • RuneScape Status:P2P
  • RSN:Toast647
  • RSN2:Cursed Toast
Posted Image



Hi, this is my guide to soloing bandos at GWD. Posted Image



Table Of Contents

I. Requirements

II. Inventory and Equipment

III. Strategies

IV. Video

V. Drop Rates

VI. Credits

VII. Responses





I. Requirements

Attack: 85

Strength: 85

Defence: 85

Prayer: 70

Magic: 80 (For defence against Steelwill)

Summoning: 40 (52+ Suggested)

First off I recommend that you do "Eadgar's Ruse" quest because the Trollheim tele is very helpful, otherwise you are looking at a very long walk all the way around (and you would lose a spot for climbing boots).

Before your trip, if you have done "As a First Resort" Quest, I suggest you use the bandos pool, and get your killcount quickly. When you go through the pool Bandos followers will not attack you for an hour or so.

You could solo without using a familiar but I really suggest at LEAST having a bull ant. If you want to solo more than one a trip, I suggest 90 90 90.



II. Inventory & Equipment

Super Hardcore Soloing



Inventory with Whip & Claws + Extremes



Inventory for GS



Inventory for Whip



I would say if you don't have extreme potions, use a godsword. If you have extremes/overloads I recommend using Whip + Dfs + dragon claws.

I have tested veracs and it is complete garbage soloing. It might be good in groups, but a godsword beats it by far.




So...the gear from best -> worst is


Meleeing Graar


Torag's helm > Neitizot helm > Berserker helm/Warrior Helm

Fury > Glory > Strength Amulet

Saradomin Godsword > Armadyl/Bandos Godsword/Zamorak Godsword

Whip + DFS > Rune defender > Obsidian Shield > Zamorak Book

(Godsword Setup) - Bandos Chestplate > Torag's Plate > Dharok's Plate

(Whip Setup) - Karil's Top > God D'hide Top > Black D'hide Body

Bandos Tassets > Torag's legs/Dharok's Legs > Verac's Skirt

Fire Cape > Skill Cape > God Cape

Barrows RFD gloves > Regen Bracelet > Dragon Guants (FOG)

Dragon Boots > Bandos Boots

Ring of Wealth or Onyx Ring(i) or Seers Ring(i) > Berserker Ring or Seers Ring > Ring of Life


I would suggest using an Armadyl Chestplate if you are using whip, and are maxed stats.


Ranging Graar


When you kill Graar, just do the same as if you were meleeing. Stand there and attack him. Walk under him when you need to eat, or if you want, Mage/Range pray and run north or south, hit him once and melee pray when he gets close. You can switch between piety and 15% def and 15% range. If you do not ruby spec graar and his hp is below 3/4, switch to diamond.


Inventory For Ranging Graar



For this I suggest having the follow stats:

Defence: 85

Magic: 85 (for defence against Steelwill)

Prayer: 70

Range: 90+

Summoning: 40


The gear from best > worst is:


Armadyl Helm > Guthan's Helm/Torag's Helm > Dharok's Helm > Verac's Helm > Neitizot > Archer

Karil's top > God d'hide top > Black D'hide top

Dharok's/Torag's platelegs > Verac's skirt > Guthan's skirt

Accumulator

Rune C'bow, with Diamond and Ruby (e) Bolts

Barrows Gloves > Black D'hide Vambs > Dragon Guantlets (Fog)

Dragonfireshield > Granite/Obsidian Shield > Rune Kite > Zamorak Book

Ranger boots > Snakeskin boots

ROW or Seers Ring(i) or Archers Ring(i) > Seers Ring or Archers Ring > Ring Of Life


Only use Armadyl helm if you have 95+ defense


Maging Graar

Using ice barrage/blitz at bandos is not good at all. Even in max mage bonus and 99 magic you still splash a lot. It costs too much, and it's much harder. So therefore maging bandos is inefficient.



III. What to do & Strategies


Before your trip: get your inventory all ready, tele to trollheim, drop 2 sharks, tele to edgeville using a glory in your house, load your familiar with sharks, tele back to trollheim, and pick up your sharks.


If you don't have a saradomin item, when you enter the GWD, you should use the prayer "Protect from Magic", the spiritual mages there can hit 20's. If there are only spiritual rangers/spiritual warriors on you, then use whatever pray is doing the most damage.


I suggest that you get your kill count on the low level goblins. I also suggest that you wear at least a zamorak item. I wear a zamorak cape with SGS usually. If you do not have a zamorak item, then werewolves, goraks, and vampires will all attack you.


Get your kill count here



If you choose to not bring a zamorak item then you have to get your kc at hobgoblins.


Running from Goblins to Hobgoblins



After you get to that spot and you have kc, check if anyone is in the world. If it's empty then pot up and run over. Run through with melee pray until you see "Bang Big Door". Left click it and run from that door, northeast with Protect from Magic, protect item, and piety on.


Running from Hobgoblins to Graar



Now, you run in with melee prayer, piety, and protect item on.

If you find that Steelwill is hitting on you a lot, then try switching between bringing Torag's Plate and Karil's top/God D'hide top.

Everytime you have to eat, or sip a prayer potion, run under Graar and eat. When you are ready, step back out and attack him.


Where to to stand while eating



After you kill Graar, kill the minions in this order: Steelwill, Grim, and Strongstack. You should use the prayer Soul Split if you have access to it. You can regain massive amounts if HP from it. When Graar dies, use protect from magic and turmoil/piety, after that, use protect from range, and turmoil/piety (if you want). After Grim is dead, flick on protect from melee, if your familiar attacks Strongstack, and Strong attacks back, then run over to the altar and pray. After you pray, go back and try to finish off Strongstack before Graar respawns.


After Graar Dies




For my killcount: I kill goblins, it takes me 8 minutes to fill my bird, drop my sharks, go back, and get kill count.


I usually solo Bandos in worlds with 1500 people. Most of the time I finish off the last minion before Graar spawns. I could kill two a trip with my terrorbird and roughly 90 90 90 stats with a GS. At maxed melee with extremes, whip, dragon claws, and recover special I can get a lot more.



With some skill and some luck you may be able to get a drop!

My Solo Bandos Drops




IV. Videos








V. Drop Rates

Don't forget you can get champion scrolls from hogoblins, goblins, and ogres too.

Here are some ideas on the drop rates of the Bandos items

Bandos Hilt:1/500

Bandos Tassets: 1/300

Bandos Chestplate: 1/300

Shards: 1/200



VI. Credits

rahzaM - Posted an inventory for soloing with overloads, thanks!

Sadin_13 - he made my banner transparent

Hybridwolf33 - HE GAVE ME A HAMMER WHEN I FORGOT TO BRING ONE MAKING MY VID LOL THANKS



VII. Responses

Hilt Drop


I would like to thank toast647 for his good bandos solo guide.


<+e89456> Toast i've used your guide, I'm 86 86 84 melees, and I can easily get one kill with bgs and terrorbird


Good luck solo bandosing. :thumbup:
Posted Image
Come to #tip-it on Swift IRC, if you're cool

#2
teh_mage_ftw
[ Display Name History ]

teh_mage_ftw

    Spider Egg

  • Members
  • 52 posts
  • Joined:6 January 2008
  • RSN:e89456
Epic guide toast, I might use the next time i try to solo with my AMAZING stats :thumbsup:
99 magic achieved on July 3rd 2008.
Posted Image

#3
kill2pleasure
[ Display Name History ]

kill2pleasure

    Unicorn Horn

  • Members
  • 239 posts
  • Location:Usa, King dagonnoths!
  • Joined:26 February 2006
  • RSN:Killer3650
  • Clan:Aod
Kick butt guide man! i may actually use it!



10\10 gots everythign i need to know
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Home World: 99
Irc-Chat: #Aod

#4
AnneFrank
[ Display Name History ]

AnneFrank

    Clan Official

  • Clan Official
  • 696 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Joined:10 June 2007
  • RuneScape Status:None
  • RSN:AnneFrank
  • RSN2:Hold_Drink
  • Clan:True 0wnage
good guide but may i ask why are you wearing addy gloves in your pics?

#5
toast647
[ Display Name History ]

toast647

    Ice Giant Melter

  • Members
  • 4,435 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Fishing somewhere
  • Joined:16 June 2006
  • RuneScape Status:P2P
  • RSN:Toast647
  • RSN2:Cursed Toast

good guide but may i ask why are you wearing addy gloves in your pics?




Because I don't have barrows.
Posted Image
Come to #tip-it on Swift IRC, if you're cool

#6
lordfan21
[ Display Name History ]

lordfan21

    Unicorn Horn

  • Members
  • 239 posts
  • Joined:27 June 2006

Because I don't have barrows.




Good guide but may i ask why you are not wearing dragon gloves in the picture.
Posted Image Posted Image Z0mg look im so kool even mods tok to me.

#7
Rune_User
[ Display Name History ]

Rune_User

    Scorpion Pit

  • Members
  • 667 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Missouri
  • Joined:16 March 2006
  • RSN '07:Rune User 91
  • Clan:Clanless

Because I don't have barrows.




Good guide but may i ask why you are not wearing dragon gloves in the picture.


He's obviously an amateur.

#8
r4ngewarlord
[ Display Name History ]

r4ngewarlord

    Skeleton Shield

  • Members
  • 1,001 posts
  • Location:everywhere yet nowhere?
  • Joined:30 January 2008
  • RSN:r4ngewarlord
lol good guide to bad i'm a noob :D
Posted Image
Gamertag: EFs Predator.
Games I play: Halo 3, Halo wars.

#9
toadalmighty
[ Display Name History ]

toadalmighty

    Bear Fur

  • Members
  • 254 posts
  • Location:here..... i hope
  • Joined:28 November 2006
nice guide, im doing this non stop after another 197k str exp (99)
stupid forums lost my dragon count , well atleast i know i got a d chain from a dusty!
99 Fletch, Late 06
99 Mage, late 07
99 Strength, 29th June 08
99 Hitpoints, 21st August 08
130/138 cmb
sooo close

#10
Yohbilleh
[ Display Name History ]

Yohbilleh

    Hobgoblin Killer

  • Members
  • 1,505 posts
  • Location:Under you. GET OFF ME!!!
  • Joined:16 August 2007
ilu toast

<333333333333333333333333333333333333
Posted Image

#11
Poddy295
[ Display Name History ]

Poddy295

    Bear Fur

  • Members
  • 304 posts
  • Joined:28 August 2006
Nice gloves
Posted Image

#12
Poddy295
[ Display Name History ]

Poddy295

    Bear Fur

  • Members
  • 304 posts
  • Joined:28 August 2006

Because I don't have barrows.




Good guide but may i ask why you are not wearing dragon gloves in the picture.




Great question but may i ask why your stats are not ranked
Posted Image

#13
AnneFrank
[ Display Name History ]

AnneFrank

    Clan Official

  • Clan Official
  • 696 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Joined:10 June 2007
  • RuneScape Status:None
  • RSN:AnneFrank
  • RSN2:Hold_Drink
  • Clan:True 0wnage
i noticed..wouldn't a Dragonfire sheild/whip be better then obby sheild

you might want to add that.





i verac'ed bandos before (in teams and once in solo) maybe you should add it in,because verac has pretty good accuracy.

#14
Zaaps1
[ Display Name History ]

Zaaps1

    Troll General

  • Members
  • 13,035 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:New York
  • Joined:18 April 2006
  • RuneScape Status:Retired
  • RSN:Zaaptastic
  • RSN2:Zaap Cannon
  • Clan:DGS ☺ Harpies@@@
Pretty good, two things I'd like to add:



1) DFS > Obby shield

2) If As a First Resort is completed, using the Bandos pool will get bandos followers off you for about an hour.

#15
SirHartlar
[ Display Name History ]

SirHartlar

    Ice Giant Melter

  • Members
  • 3,692 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:England
  • Joined:3 December 2005
  • RuneScape Status:Retired
Good guide, I might try it sometime but with Armadyl I can solo four a trip and the hilt is more expensive. Is there much competition for solo worlds?

#16
Great_one
[ Display Name History ]

Great_one

    Hobgoblin Killer

  • Members
  • 1,704 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:probably afk
  • Joined:12 April 2007
  • RuneScape Status:None
  • RSN:Y_z
your going to die from all those baconators :ohnoes: i got one once it was like soggy with grease :ohnoes: nice guide anyhow
Posted Image

#17
toast647
[ Display Name History ]

toast647

    Ice Giant Melter

  • Members
  • 4,435 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Fishing somewhere
  • Joined:16 June 2006
  • RuneScape Status:P2P
  • RSN:Toast647
  • RSN2:Cursed Toast

Good guide, I might try it sometime but with Armadyl I can solo four a trip and the hilt is more expensive. Is there much competition for solo worlds?




Not really, sometimes on friday/weekend there are duo/trioers in non ls worlds though.
Posted Image
Come to #tip-it on Swift IRC, if you're cool

#18
The_Maddest
[ Display Name History ]

The_Maddest

    Bear Fur

  • Members
  • 371 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Joined:28 January 2008
  • RuneScape Status:F2P
  • RSN:The Maddest

You could solo without using a familiar but I reall suggest at least having a bull ant.


You missed the 'y' from 'really'.



As for the recommended stats - don't you think that 85s are a bit low to solo, especially more than once? Do you know anyone that has those stats that can solo graardar efficiently?
Posted Image

#19
toast647
[ Display Name History ]

toast647

    Ice Giant Melter

  • Members
  • 4,435 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Fishing somewhere
  • Joined:16 June 2006
  • RuneScape Status:P2P
  • RSN:Toast647
  • RSN2:Cursed Toast
My friend can solo one with 85 86 84. But to solo more than two, I suggest at least 90 90 90.
Posted Image
Come to #tip-it on Swift IRC, if you're cool

#20
AnneFrank
[ Display Name History ]

AnneFrank

    Clan Official

  • Clan Official
  • 696 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Joined:10 June 2007
  • RuneScape Status:None
  • RSN:AnneFrank
  • RSN2:Hold_Drink
  • Clan:True 0wnage

My friend can solo one with 85 86 84. But to solo more than two, I suggest at least 90 90 90.


i can kill one bandos per trip with 85 atk 81 str and 77 defense




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users