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Jagex's concept art for the Banshee.

Banshees are Slayer monsters that require level 15 Slayer to kill. 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.

LocationsEdit

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.

Other informationEdit

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.

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.

As of the Rune Value Improvements update, Banshees no longer drop noted pure essence.

Champions' ChallengeEdit

Banshee concept art

Concept art for banshees.

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.

DropsEdit

CharmsEdit

Charm drop numbers
No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
89%2–3%7%1%0.3–0.4%
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 74,978 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
Please add to the log.
(Only if 50 or more creatures are killed)

Weapons and armourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Bronze clawBronze claw1Common614
Off-hand bronze clawOff-hand bronze claw1Common40
Mithril arrow 5Mithril arrow40Uncommon840
Staff of airStaff of air1Uncommon629
Iron maceIron mace1Rare38
Iron kiteshieldIron kiteshield1Rare37
Mystic gloves (dark)Mystic gloves (dark)1Very rare4,995

RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air runeAir rune3Common63
Chaos runeChaos rune3; 7; 10Uncommon132–440
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon412
Fire runeFire rune6; 7Uncommon228–266

Herbs and seedsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common443
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common26
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common151
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common96
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Common4,296
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Common837
Herb seed 5Marrentill seed1Common9
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed1Common434
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Common436
Herb seed 5Tarromin seed1Common4
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed1Common84
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Unknown2,082
Herb seed 5Ranarr seed1Uncommon750
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed1Unknown11,118
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon2,330
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon1,921
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon3,583
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon5,690
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon6,324
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon3,003
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed1Rare15,634
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1Rare11
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed1Rare72
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed1Rare110

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins500–1,400CommonNot sold
Anagogic ortAnagogic ort20; 40CommonNot sold
Thin snailThin snail1Common417
Fishing baitFishing bait7; 15Common112–240
PikePike1Common35
Iron oreIron ore1 (noted)Common203
Eye of newtEye of newt1Uncommon5
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Uncommon861
Clue scroll (easy)Clue scroll (easy)1RareNot sold
Ghostly essenceGhostly essence2RareNot sold
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
EctoplasmatorEctoplasmator1Very rareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
Champion's scroll (banshee)Champion's scroll (banshee)1Very rareNot 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.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins250–500; 3,000CommonNot sold
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common861
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,454
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,381
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,929
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare176,805–216,095
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon16,732
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon38,956
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,702
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare571,590–698,610
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,615
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon36,041
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,305,540–1,595,660
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare870
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon38,140
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare572,100–953,500
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,102
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,897
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common19,323–23,427
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,151,010–1,406,790
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon45,525
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon566
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon195
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare742,105–936,194
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare183,560–231,568
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare66,175–92,645
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon30,375–37,125
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon250,425–306,075
Big bonesBig bones80–90 (noted)Uncommon30,720–34,560
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon381,600–466,400
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon58,800–323,400
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common15,390–18,810
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon226,440–276,760
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common40,560
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare365,040–446,160
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare965,610–1,180,190
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,912
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare643,680–786,720
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon460,350–562,650
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon320,670–391,930
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon159,750–195,250
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon115,200–140,800
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon155,652–177,888
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon218,876–250,144
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon599,028
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,778,730
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common19,350–23,650
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common9,315–11,385
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon100,800–123,200
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon17,816–21,484
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare176,850–216,150
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon32,265–39,435
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare562,950–688,050
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1RareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1RareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1Crystal triskelion fragment 11Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2Crystal triskelion fragment 21Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3Crystal triskelion fragment 31Very rareNot sold

Universal dropsEdit

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 tokenKey token1RareNot sold
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