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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 76,560 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Weapons and armourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Bronze clawBronze claw1Common711
Off-hand bronze clawOff-hand bronze claw1Common32
Mithril arrow 5Mithril arrow40Uncommon840
Staff of airStaff of air1Uncommon607
Iron maceIron mace1Rare19
Iron kiteshieldIron kiteshield1Rare33
Mystic gloves (dark)Mystic gloves (dark)1Very rare5,528

RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air runeAir rune3Common48
Chaos runeChaos rune3; 7; 10Uncommon144–480
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon432
Fire runeFire rune6; 7Uncommon204–238

Herbs and seedsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common260
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common35
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common165
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common94
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Common5,300
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Common807
Herb seed 5Marrentill seed1Common21
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed1Common303
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Common299
Herb seed 5Tarromin seed1Common49
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed1Common202
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Unknown1,355
Herb seed 5Ranarr seed1Uncommon709
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed1Unknown9,673
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon2,329
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon2,029
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon4,608
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon5,952
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon6,312
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon3,579
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed1Rare12,760
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1Rare13
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed1Rare91
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed1Rare128
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed1Rare1

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins500–1,400CommonNot sold
Anagogic ortAnagogic ort20; 40CommonNot sold
Thin snailThin snail1–2Common379–758
Fishing baitFishing bait7; 15Common42–90
PikePike1Common36
Iron oreIron ore1 (noted)Common218
Eye of newtEye of newt1Uncommon6
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Uncommon788
Clue scroll (easy)Clue scroll (easy)1RareNot sold
Ghostly essenceGhostly essence1–10Rare5,041–50,410
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 sapphire1Common788
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,492
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,479
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,958
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare178,110–217,690
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon17,510
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon36,117
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,224
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare550,080–672,320
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common56,921
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon35,937
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,303,740–1,593,460
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare825
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,854
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare567,810–946,350
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,531
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,006
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common24,521–29,729
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,132,245–1,383,855
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon40,384
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon963
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon209
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare761,735–960,958
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare182,455–230,174
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare70,150–98,210
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon26,055–31,845
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon174,375–213,125
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon30,336–34,560
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon309,420–378,180
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon76,800–422,400
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common15,930–19,470
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon238,140–291,060
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common37,770
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare339,930–415,470
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare928,080–1,134,320
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common43,083
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare646,245–789,855
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon405,450–495,550
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon329,130–402,270
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon172,440–210,760
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon116,325–142,175
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon135,422–154,768
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon178,640–204,160
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon557,032
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,600,520
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common11,700–14,300
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common8,865–10,835
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon80,100–97,900
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon18,360–22,140
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare182,250–222,750
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon31,005–37,895
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare546,210–667,590
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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