Hi, this is my guide to soloing bandos at GWD.
Table Of Contents
II. Inventory and Equipment
V. Drop Rates
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
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
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.
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.
For this I suggest having the follow stats:
Magic: 85 (for defence against Steelwill)
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
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
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.
If you choose to not bring a zamorak item then you have to get your kc at 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.
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.
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.
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!
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 Tassets: 1/300
Bandos Chestplate: 1/300
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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.