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Solo Bandos Guide for Old School RuneScape


In this guide, we'll explore how to successfully tackle the Bandos boss in Old School RuneScape (OSRS) while going solo. Bandos is a challenging boss located inside the God Wars Dungeon and requires careful planning and preparation to defeat. We will cover the necessary gear, inventory setup, recommended stats, and tactics to maximize your chances of success.


To access the God Wars Dungeon and engage in combat with Bandos, you must meet the following requirements:

  • 70 Strength
  • 70 Agility
  • Completion of the Troll Stronghold quest

These requirements ensure that you have sufficient combat skills and have progressed enough in the game to face off against Bandos.

Gear Setup

Having the right gear is crucial when taking on Bandos. Here's a recommended gear setup for a solo encounter:

  • Helmet: Slayer Helm (i)/Verac's Helm/Torag's Helm
  • Amulet: Fury/Amulet of Torture
  • Body: Bandos Chestplate/Karil's Leathertop
  • Legs: Bandos Tassets/Karil's Leatherskirt
  • Boots: Primordial Boots/Dragon Boots
  • Gloves: Barrows Gloves/Slayer Gloves
  • Cape: Fire Cape/Ardougne Cloak 4
  • Weapon: Abyssal Whip or Blade of Saeldor
  • Shield: Dragonfire Shield/Dragon Defender
  • Ring: Berserker Ring (i)/Ring of Suffering
  • Inventory: Super Combat Potions, Saradomin Brews, Super Restores, Prayer Potions, and a few emergency food items like Sharks

It's important to note that these gear suggestions may vary based on your personal preferences and budget. Adjustments can be made depending on what you have available or can afford.

Stats and Prayers

To increase your chances of success against Bandos, it's recommended to have the following stats:

  • Attack: 90+
  • Strength: 90+
  • Defense: 70+
  • Prayer: 70+ (Piety or Rigour unlocked)
  • Hitpoints: 80+

Activate the Piety prayer if you're using melee, or Rigour if you're using ranged. These prayers significantly boost your combat effectiveness, but keep in mind that they drain prayer points quickly. Be sure to bring sufficient Prayer Potions to maintain your prayer level throughout the fight.

Tactics and Strategy

Now that you have the necessary gear and stats, let's discuss the tactics to employ during your solo Bandos encounter:

  1. Enter the God Wars Dungeon: To reach Bandos, enter the God Wars Dungeon through the large door located in Trollheim. Be prepared to face aggressive monsters along the way.

  2. Navigating the Dungeon: Move carefully to avoid unnecessary damage from other monsters. Utilize the "Protect from Melee" prayer to mitigate damage from any stray attacks.

  3. The Main Fight: Find Bandos' room and prepare for the battle. Always prioritize attacking Bandos first and avoid getting trapped between him and his minions. The minions can hit hard, so take them out when necessary.

  4. Prayer Switching: Bandos occasionally uses a powerful special attack. When he raises his hand, switch to the "Protect from Missiles" or "Protect from Magic" prayer accordingly to reduce the damage taken.

  5. Healing and Sustaining: Consume Saradomin Brews and Super Restores to replenish health and prayer points as needed. Balancing healing and sustaining is vital to survive the encounter.

  6. Inventory Management: Keep an eye on your inventory and replenish supplies as necessary. It's important to maintain an adequate supply of food, potions, and prayer points throughout the fight.

  7. Looting and Leaving: Once Bandos is defeated, collect your loot and leave the God Wars Dungeon. Be cautious while exiting, as monsters may still pose a threat.


Taking on Bandos solo in Old School RuneScape is a challenging endeavor. By following the recommendations in this guide regarding gear setup, stats, and tactics, you'll increase your chances of success. Remember to be patient and persistent, as defeating Bandos can provide valuable drops and contribute to your overall progression in the game.

Good luck on your solo Bandos adventures!