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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 claw1Common604
Off-hand bronze clawOff-hand bronze claw1Common40
Mithril arrow 5Mithril arrow40Uncommon880
Staff of airStaff of air1Uncommon631
Iron maceIron mace1Rare36
Iron kiteshieldIron kiteshield1Rare34
Mystic gloves (dark)Mystic gloves (dark)1Very rare5,018

RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air runeAir rune3Common51
Chaos runeChaos rune3; 7; 10Uncommon132–440
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon540
Fire runeFire rune6; 7Uncommon276–322

Herbs and seedsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common374
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common29
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common173
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common101
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Common4,854
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Common786
Herb seed 5Marrentill seed1Common9
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed1Common486
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Common338
Herb seed 5Tarromin seed1Common8
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed1Common87
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Unknown2,032
Herb seed 5Ranarr seed1Uncommon782
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed1Unknown10,071
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon2,312
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon2,080
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon4,026
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon5,954
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon6,296
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon3,543
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed1Rare17,109
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1Rare12
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed1Rare85
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed1Rare114

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins500–1,400CommonNot sold
Anagogic ortAnagogic ort20; 40CommonNot sold
Thin snailThin snail1Common427
Fishing baitFishing bait7; 15Common126–270
PikePike1Common36
Iron oreIron ore1 (noted)Common206
Eye of newtEye of newt1Uncommon5
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Uncommon844
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 sapphire1Common844
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,490
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,348
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,435
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare154,575–188,925
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon17,669
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon42,853
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,971
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare583,695–713,405
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,969
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon36,629
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,317,780–1,610,620
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare910
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon38,197
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare572,955–954,925
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon63,869
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,948
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common25,312–30,688
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,156,275–1,413,225
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon41,582
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon619
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon204
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare809,445–1,021,146
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare195,325–246,410
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare69,175–96,845
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon30,375–37,125
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon217,350–265,650
Big bonesBig bones80–90 (noted)Uncommon32,160–36,180
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon363,600–444,400
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon61,200–336,600
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common16,020–19,580
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon230,220–281,380
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common46,140
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare415,260–507,540
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare1,000,170–1,222,430
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common43,065
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare645,975–789,525
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon462,150–564,850
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon333,180–407,220
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon154,755–189,145
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon116,595–142,505
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon140,994–161,136
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon239,526–273,744
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon597,144
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,728,410
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common15,300–18,700
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common8,550–10,450
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon100,350–122,650
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon18,292–22,058
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare181,575–221,925
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon32,625–39,875
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare588,330–719,070
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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