Barrows armor rating is slightly better, but the Bandos have stat bonuses on things other than armor to compensate.
Bandos armor is an armor that requires 65 defense to wear. It is dropped by General Graardor and his bodyguards in the God Wars Dungeon. Its defense bonuses fall somewhere between the Dragon Age and the 3rd Age, and it’s also the best armor for conferring Strength bonuses. Bandos armor is not degraded.
Because Bandos gear is strong, does not degrade, and has a strength bonus, it is in demand and significantly more expensive than Barrows gear, which has higher defense bonuses. Bandos gear is most commonly used for combat and slayer training, as well as for fighting mid to high level bosses.
Is it worth spending the money on Bandos armor? Yes, higher tier armor, which also doesn’t degrade, and power armor are for increasing your DPS. Definitely worth the price. Can always sell again when you’re ready, probably similar to what you paid for it.
He is the only monster in the game to drop the Bandos Hilt, which is used to build the popular Bandos God Sword. He also drops level 70 melee power armor: Bandos Armor. A player fighting the general.
Barrows gear degrades as it is used. Equipment obtained from the Barrows minigame is fully repaired and usable for 15 hours of combat until it is fully degraded and must be repaired before it can be used again. Barrows’ armor degrades even if the player uses Protection Prayers or takes no damage.
They are some of the strongest shoes defensively. They are only surpassed by the upgraded version of the Primal Boots, as well as the Bandos Boots and their respective upgraded Warden Boots. The Granite Boots have a +8 Ranged Defense and otherwise only slightly inferior other bonuses.
Because Bandos gear is strong, does not degrade, and has a Strength bonus, it is in demand and significantly more expensive than Barrows gear, which has higher defense bonuses. Bandos gear is most commonly used for combat and slayer training, as well as for fighting mid to high level bosses.
You need Bandosian components to repair damaged Torva. They are made by dismantling a Bandos Breastplate or Bandos Trouser Legs in the Old Forge. Disassembling a breastplate yields three Bandosian components and tassets yields two Bandosian components.