Bandos godsword

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Bandos godsword
Bandos godsword.png
Released17 October 2013 (Update)
Also calledBGS
Quest itemNo
OptionsWield, Dismantle
ExamineA brutally heavy sword.
Value1,250,000 coins
High alch750,000 coins
Low alch500,000 coins
Weight10 kg
Grand Exchange
Exchange17,567,543 coins (info)
Buy limit8
Daily volume2,029
Advanced data
Item ID11804
Bandos godsword detail.png

The Bandos godsword is one of the five variants of the Godsword; the hilt is received from General Graardor whilst the blade's shards are attainable from any other boss or boss minion in the God Wars Dungeon. As with all godsword variants, it requires level 75 Attack to wield.

Players can attach a Bandos godsword ornament kit, obtained from master clue scrolls, to cosmetically enhance the godsword, creating a Bandos godsword (or). This only alters its appearance, and gives no stat enhancements. It also becomes untradeable. The ornament kit can be removed, returning both the godsword and the ornament kit.

Attack icon.png Attack bonusesBandos godsword equipped.pngBandos godsword equipped female.png
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
Defence icon.png Defence bonuses
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
Melee.png Other bonusesSlot
Strength icon.pngRanged Strength icon.pngMagic Damage icon.pngPrayer icon.png2h slot.png
Attack speedRange
Monster attack speed 6.png1

Special attack[edit | edit source]

A player uses Warstrike, the Bandos godsword's special attack.

The Bandos godsword's special attack, Warstrike, has doubled accuracy, inflicts 21% more damage and drains the opponent's combat levels equivalent to the damage hit in the following order: Defence, Strength, Prayer, Attack, Magic, Ranged. Warstrike consumes 50% of the wielder's special attack energy. Warstrike rolls against the opponent's slash defence roll.

For example, if Warstrike inflicts 50 damage on a foe with 30 in all combat stats, it would drain 30 Defence and 20 Strength levels (leaving the target with 0 Defence and 10 Strength).

Against Tekton, it drains his combat skills by 10 (following the stat drain order) if it fails to hit.

The special attack is similar in effect to the Dorgeshuun crossbow, bone dagger, dragon warhammer, the barrelchest anchor, and Darklight.

The special attack animation's colours can be changed to gold, which costs 75 Last Man Standing points. Once unlocked, the gold trim can be toggled at Justine's stuff for the Last Shopper Standing whenever the player desires.

Uses[edit | edit source]

The special attack is used to reduce the difficulty of various boss fights. Should the wielder hit high damage using Warstrike, the defence of the boss will be significantly decreased, allowing the rest of the fight to be easier, as more of the player's following attacks will hit.

A basic yet effective strategy is to use Warstrike twice in quick succession; the second iteration of the attack is more likely to hit given its Defence reducing capabilities, and its stat-draining effect is cumulative. Alternatively, in a PvP scenario, Warstrike can be followed up using a higher-hitting special attack (i.e. Armadyl godsword) to finish off an opponent after reducing their Defence level.

This special attack is more effective against NPC's and players relying on high defence bonuses rather than high defence levels, as losing defence levels quickly renders defence bonus redundant.

Combat styles[edit | edit source]

Category: 2h SwordCombat StyleStyle typeWeapon StyleExperienceInvisible Boost
CombatStyles 2h Sword.pngChopSlashAccurateAttack and Hitpoints+3 Attack
SlashSlashAggressiveStrength and Hitpoints+3 Strength
SmashCrushAggressiveStrength and Hitpoints+3 Strength
BlockSlashDefensiveDefence and Hitpoints+3 Defence

Creation[edit | edit source]

Member icon.png
Ticks0 (0s)
Godsword blade.pngGodsword blade1586,655
Bandos hilt.pngBandos hilt116,612,618
Total Cost17,199,273
Bandos godsword.pngBandos godsword117,567,543

Products[edit | edit source]

Bandos godsword (or).pngBandos godsword (or)
Member icon.png
  • None
  • None

Treasure Trails[edit | edit source]

Tier Emotes STASH Location Items Cost
Master Goblin Salute Outside the Goblin Cook's house in Goblin Village Bandos godsword.png Bandos platebody.png Bandos cloak.png 17,681,295

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
7 July 2021

The weapon's position on female players has been adjusted so that they appear to be equipped properly.

9 November 2017
(update | poll)

The special attack energy cost was reduced from 65% to 50%.

14 July 2016

The item's inventory sprite was reverted to the original version.

6 July 2016

The item's inventory sprite was slightly adjusted with the release of ornamental godswords.

23 April 2015
(update | poll)

The special attack energy cost was reduced from 100% to 65%.

19 March 2015
(update | poll)

The accurate attack style of the Godswords has been adjusted to use slash rather than crush. As the slash attack bonus on Godswords has always been higher than the crush bonus, having the accurate attack style of the weapons use slash rather than crush means that the accurate attack style takes advantage of the best offensive bonus of the weapon.

7 November 2013
(update | poll)
  • The Accurate combat mode of godswords has been changed from 'Stab' to 'Crush', since godswords have no stab-attack bonus
  • Godswords will now pop up a confirmation box when you try to dismantle them

Gallery (historical)[edit | edit source]

Bandos godsword detail.png
Bandos godsword (v1) detail.png
Bandos godsword.png
Bandos godsword v1.png
17 October 2013 – 6 July 2016
14 July 2016 - present
6 July 2016 –
14 July 2016

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Bandos godsword was featured in the 2016 Halloween event; it could be seen laying on a table in the most north-western room of the event mansion.
    • In Misthalin Mystery, it can be picked up by players, but the room containing it is inaccessible.