Bandos boots
Bandos boots
Release date 17 October 2013 (Update)
Members only? Yes
Quest item? No
Tradeable? Yes
Equipable? Yes
Stackable? No
High Alch 173,406 coins
Low Alch 115,604 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price Not sold
Exchange price 179,631 coins (info)
Buy limit 8
Weight 6 kg
Some sturdy boots.
Bandos boots detail

Bandos boots are part of the Bandos armour set, which requires 65 Defence to wear. They have the second highest ranged defence bonus for boots (beaten by its upgraded variant, the guardian boots), and are one of the few pairs of boots that have a prayer bonus, among white boots, holy sandals, blessed boots, and guardian boots.

They are dropped by General Graardor and his bodyguards in the God Wars Dungeon. There is also an extremely low chance that they can be dropped by Armadylian and Bandosian guards when doing elite clue scroll coordinates.

Bandos boots can be combined with a black tourmaline core to create a pair of guardian boots, which have increased stats and remain tradeable. The process cannot be reversed.

Hover over image for type Bandos armour equipped
A male player wearing Bandos armour.
Bandos armour (female) equipped
A female player wearing Bandos armour.
Attack-icon Attack bonus
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+0 +0 +0 -5 -3
Defence-icon Defence bonus
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+17 +18 +19 +0 +15
Melee Other bonuses Slot
Strength-icon RangedStrength-icon MagicDamage-icon Prayer-icon

Boots slotlist

+0 0 0% +1


Bandos boots are often considered "odd one out" of the Bandos armour set as they emphasise defensive bonuses, unlike the chestplate and tassets which sacrifice melee defence (albeit a small amount) to give Strength bonus while the boots do not. This is the reason why most players, even while wearing Bandos armour, will usually opt for a different pair of boots in order to maximise their strength bonus. As a result, Bandos boots are significantly cheaper than the rest of the armour, despite being equally rare, due to their lack of demand.

However, their high ranged defence bonus makes them desirable for players trying to maximise their defensive bonuses. They are occasionally seen being used by ranged tanks due to their low cost and substantial defence bonus. Furthermore, they are effective when combined with the rest of the Bandos armour when trying to achieve an extremely high ranged defence bonus.

They are commonly used for protection against Bandos followers; wearing these boots will render followers of Bandos unaggressive to the wearer in the God Wars Dungeon. This makes them a good option for players hunting General Graardor, as they have the added benefit of prayer bonus and good tanking performance.

It should be noted that Bandos boots are several times heavier than any other pair of boots in the game, with a weight of 6kg, making them impractical for travel and dangerous skilling activities such as Pyramid Plunder or ZMI.

Dropping monstersEdit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
General Graardor 624 1 4; Rare (1/384)
Sergeant Grimspike 142 1 5; Very rare (1/16,200)
Sergeant Steelwill 142 1 5; Very rare (1/16,200)
Sergeant Strongstack 141 1 5; Very rare (1/16,200)
Armadylian guard 97 1 5; Very rare (1/1,000,000)
Bandosian guard 125 1 5; Very rare (1/1,000,000)


  • On the 16th of April 2014 it was polled that a +20 ranged defence bonus be added to Bandos boots, and this poll failed by only 33 votes, getting 74.8% yes votes instead of the 75% needed. It was re-polled with a +15 ranged defence bonus instead, and passed.
  • Bandos boots are one of the very few pairs of boots to provide any ranged defence in Old School RuneScape.
  • "Full Bandos" commonly refers to the Bandos chestplate and Bandos tassets and not the boots, as the boots' lack of strength bonus makes them undesirable for many activities.

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