|Release date||26 January 2005 (Update)|
|XP per kill||58.5 (and 19.3 experience)|
|Examine text||A tortured screaming soul.|
|Slayer XP||15.5 (3.1 on contract; 18.6 on special contract)|
|Assigned by||Turael or Spria, Mazchna or Achtryn, Chaeldar, Sumona, Vannaka|
Banshees are Slayer monsters that require level 15 Slayer to kill. They frequently drop 13 noted pure essence, making them an alternative source of essence. Additionally, banshees tend to frequently drop many different types of herbs. Mighty banshees are a higher-levelled alternative, if this is given as your Slayer assignment.
- Slayer Tower - ground floor (cannot use cannon)
- Desert Slayer Dungeon (mighty banshee, after Smoking Kills)
Strengths and weaknessesEdit
Players should use earmuffs, masked earmuffs, a Slayer helmet, a Mask of Mourning or a Helm of Keening when fighting banshees, or else their characters' combat statistics (including life points) will be severely reduced. Not having earmuffs, masked earmuffs, or a slayer helmet will cause you to be damaged by your Constitution divided by 10 and your character will cover their ears. Agility is also reduced, which can be annoying for players wishing to use the shortcuts in the slayer tower. Banshees have few Life points and do not hit particularly hard. They are undead, so a Salve amulet works on them.
Banshees use a magic attack which hits from a distance. Protect from Magic prayer will work against them, but most players are likely better off using armour with a high magic defence bonus, such as dragonhide armour. Blue d'hide or better renders its attacks basically useless.
Banshees decrease many stats including: Attack, Strength, Defence, Ranged, Prayer, Magic, Agility, and Summoning.
They are popular for their tendency to drop high level herbs. Aside from banking distance they are a reasonable alternative to the popular chaos druids.
On a quick hunt, these creatures can profit a lower level character very well. Depending on the amount of Pure Essence, a lower levelled character can make anywhere from 50-70k per hour solely on the Pure Essence dropped.
Banshees have a very high restore rate. They will restore 10 life points between attacks with a fast weapon and 20 between slower weapons. They are popular for casting spells such as Weaken on because they will restore the lowered stats extremely quickly, so it can be recast.
Banshees are one of the 'races' who have lesser champions in the Champions' Challenge activity. To fight the Banshee Champion, the player must kill banshees until one drops a Champion scroll, which is a very rare drop.
- Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 70,508 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
- Please add to the log (only if 50 or more creatures killed).
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Iron mace 1 Rare 18 Iron dagger 1 Rare 28 Iron kiteshield 1 Rare 44 Mystic gloves (dark) 1 Very rare 5,469
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Air rune 3 Common 66 Chaos rune 3, 7 Uncommon 123–287 Cosmic rune 2 Uncommon 428 Fire rune 6, 7 Uncommon 204–238
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Grimy guam 1 Common 937 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 34 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 81 Grimy harralander 1 Common 208 Grimy kwuarm 1 Common 4,778 Grimy ranarr 1 Uncommon 3,179 Grimy irit 1 Uncommon 3,087 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 4,798 Grimy lantadyme 1 Uncommon 9,093 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Uncommon 10,809 Grimy cadantine 1 Uncommon 2,179
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 13, 26 or 35. Common Not sold Anagogic ort 20, 40 Common Not sold Pure essence 13, 23 (noted) Common 195–345 Fishing bait 7, 15 Common 49–105 Eye of newt 1 Uncommon 7 Iron ore 1 Rare 366 Clue scroll (easy) 1 Rare Not sold Spirit sapphire 1 Rare Not sold Spirit emerald 1 Rare Not sold Spirit ruby 1 Rare Not sold Ectoplasmator 1 Very rare Not sold Starved ancient effigy 1 Very rare Not sold Champion's scroll (banshee) 1 Very rare Not sold
Rare drop table dropsEdit
- This monster has access to the rare drop table.
The ring of wealth is not required to access the table.
Show/hide rare drop table Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 250 – 450; 3,000;
9,000; 10,000; 12,000
Common Not sold Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,434 Uncut emerald 1 Common 2,772 Uncut ruby 1 Common 3,643 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 6,590 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 19,005 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 40,326 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 15,867 Dragonstone 1 Rare 10,237 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,300 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,136 Rune javelin 5 Rare 900 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,200 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,522 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,433 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,336 Dragon dagger 50 (noted) Very rare 815,000 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,348 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 31,840 Shield left half 1 Very rare 63,812 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 59,386 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 20,600 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,264,050 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 Rare 21,600–72,000 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,635,800 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 90,593 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 12,984 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 87,225–122,115 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 93,875–131,425 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 984 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 303 Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) Uncommon 7,500–225,000 Nature rune 20–80 Rare 5,640–22,560 Soul rune 20 Rare 3,020 Law rune 45 Rare 11,880 Death rune 50, 121 Rare 6,950–16,819 Blood rune 50 Rare 12,500 Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) Uncommon 52,750–422,000 Raw shark 250–500 (noted) Uncommon 441,000–882,000 Big bones 150–500 (noted) Uncommon 98,550–328,500 Coal 150–7,500 (noted) Uncommon 34,200–1,710,000 Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) Uncommon 302,850–1,615,200 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 10,600 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,130,700 Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) Rare 3,215,000–22,505,000 Rune bar 1, 50 (noted) Rare 14,190–709,500 Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) Uncommon 129,700–1,297,000 Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) Uncommon 127,020–508,080 Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) Uncommon 73,460–734,600 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 6,624 Yew seed 1–50 Rare 66,914–3,345,700 Magic seed 1–7 Rare 133,460–934,220 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,045,090 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 2,045 Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) Rare 20,000–8,000,000 Crystal triskelion fragment 1 1 Very rare Not sold Crystal triskelion fragment 2 1 Very rare Not sold Crystal triskelion fragment 3 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Melee) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Magic) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Ranged) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Agility) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Cooking) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (FM) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Fishing) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Hunter) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Mining) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Prayer) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Smithing) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (Thieving) 1 Very rare Not sold Brawling gloves (WC) 1 Very rare Not sold
- Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
- These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Key token 1 Rare Not sold