Bandit (Kharidian Desert)
Release date 18 April, 2005 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat level 57, 74
Always drops Bones
A tough-looking criminal.
Combat info
Hitpoints 50, 65
Aggressive Only when wearing an item associated with Saradomin or Zamorak
Poisonous No
Max hit 6, 7
Weakness Magic
Attack Styles
Melee (Crush)
Slayer icon Slayer info
Not assigned
Combat icon Combat stats
Attack icon Strength icon Defence icon Ranged icon Magic icon
50, 65 50, 65 50, 65 1 1
Attack icon Aggressive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic icon Ranged icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +0
Defence icon Defensive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic icon Ranged icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +0
Other bonuses Immunities
Strength icon Ranged Strength icon Attack icon Poison hitsplat Venom hitsplat
+0 +0 +0 Not immune Not immune
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 4
Bandit (NPC) chathead

Bandits are attackable NPCs, which are found at the Kharidian Desert Bandit Camp. These bandits will automatically attack any player that is wearing an item associated with Saradomin or Zamorak, as bandits are descended from the followers of Zaros, who were hunted down by Saradomin and Zamorak. Many players use this mechanic as a way to efficiently train their Combat skills. Players will wear a God-affiliated item, and then proceed to be attacked by the bandits. This allows players to easily and efficiently gain large amounts of Combat experience, as the bandits will never stop attacking the player. These bandits can also be pickpocketed at level 53 Thieving.

If a player wears a Saradomin item and approaches a bandit, they will shout "Time to die, Saradominist filth!" and become aggressive towards that player. If a player wears a Zamorakian item, they will shout "Prepare to suffer, Zamorakian scum!" instead. If a player attacks other bandits, the bandits will exclaim "You chose the wrong place to start trouble!" and become aggressive towards the player. Saradomin and Zamorak items are the only god-related items to have this effect on the bandits, because they do not have a grudge against the other gods of RuneScape. 

AFK experience rates from bandits range from 30k to 70k xp per hour depending on levels. They are one of the most popular training spots for Oldschool Runescape members. A Ring of life will reduce the risk of being killed if the wearer remains AFK for too long, or eliminate the risk entirely if the wearer is above level 70 in Hitpoints.


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Bones Bones 1 Always 72


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Chaos rune Chaos rune 2 Common 196
Death rune Death rune 2 Uncommon 486
Nature rune Nature rune 2 Uncommon 384
Cosmic rune Cosmic rune 2 Rare 212
Law rune Law rune 2 Rare 394

Weapons and ArmourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Iron battleaxe Iron battleaxe 1 Uncommon 22
Steel axe Steel axe 1 Uncommon 91


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 11
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 650
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 966
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 Rare 2,571
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,777
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 750
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 Rare 2,150
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Rare 7,503


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 25 Coins 10; 20; 50 Common Not sold
Coal Coal 1 Common 186
Steel bar Steel bar 1 Uncommon 450


  • Bandits wield a dagger with a red handle that is unobtainable by players.