|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. 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.
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.
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 72,519 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 Bronze claw 1 Common 586 Off-hand bronze claw 1 Common 30 Mithril arrow 40 Uncommon 880 Staff of air 1 Uncommon 538 Iron mace 1 Rare 31 Iron kiteshield 1 Rare 34 Mystic gloves (dark) 1 Very rare 5,422
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Air rune 3 Common 72 Chaos rune 3, 7, 10 Uncommon 144–480 Cosmic rune 2 Uncommon 564 Fire rune 6, 7 Uncommon 348–406
Herbs & SeedsEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam 1 Common 428 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 35 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 127 Grimy harralander 1 Common 83 Grimy kwuarm 1 Common 3,686 Limpwurt seed 1 Common 1,072 Marrentill seed 1 Common 11 Spirit weed seed 1 Common 322 Strawberry seed 1 Common 400 Tarromin seed 1 Common 8 Wildblood seed 1 Common 158 Watermelon seed 1 Unknown 2,530 Ranarr seed 1 Unknown 1,190 Grimy ranarr 1 Uncommon 2,631 Grimy irit 1 Uncommon 2,182 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 3,957 Grimy lantadyme 1 Uncommon 6,764 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Uncommon 6,858 Grimy cadantine 1 Uncommon 2,026 Dwarf weed seed 1 Rare 27,538
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 500–1,400 Common Not sold Anagogic ort 20, 40 Common Not sold Thin snail 1 Common 472 Fishing bait 7, 15 Common 49–105 Pike 1 Common 37 Iron ore 1 (noted) Common 265 Eye of newt 1 Uncommon 6 Uncut sapphire 1 Uncommon 1,082 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 200–350,3,000 Common Not sold Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,082 Uncut emerald 1 Common 2,082 Uncut ruby 1 Common 2,850 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 5,112 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 27,107 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 30,352 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 12,972 Dragonstone 1 Rare 9,961 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,620 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,162 Rune javelin 5 Rare 880 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,240 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,280 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,423 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,781 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,574,600 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,227 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 31,343 Shield left half 1 Very rare 64,602 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 59,243 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 11,800 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,258,950 Rune arrow 150 Rare 22,650 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 95,152 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 10,887 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 65,700–91,980 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 63,100–88,340 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 560 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 416 Pure essence 1,000–1,500 (noted) Uncommon 15,000–22,500 Nature rune 60–80 Rare 21,840–29,120 Soul rune 20 Rare 4,680 Law rune 45 Rare 19,530 Death rune 50 Rare 17,600 Blood rune 50 Rare 24,700 Raw swordfish 125–250 (noted) Uncommon 55,750–111,500 Raw shark 250 (noted) Uncommon 285,000 Big bones 150–180 (noted) Uncommon 88,500–106,200 Coal 550–700 (noted) Uncommon 151,250–192,500 Adamantite ore 150–250 (noted) Uncommon 198,150–330,250 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 8,800 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,063,600 Rune bar 1 Common 14,177 Rune bar 50 (noted) Very rare 708,850 Clean toadflax 35–45 (noted) Uncommon 117,530–151,110 Clean snapdragon 30–35 (noted) Uncommon 111,480–130,060 Clean torstol 16–34 (noted) Uncommon 87,952–186,898 Snapdragon seed 1 Common 1,445 Torstol seed 1 Uncommon 15,733 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 7,590 Magic seed 3–7 Rare 476,637–1,112,153 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,491,060 Yew logs 450–550 (noted) Rare 160,650–196,350 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