|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 577 Off-hand bronze claw 1 Common 30 Mithril arrow 40 Uncommon 840 Staff of air 1 Uncommon 564 Iron mace 1 Rare 31 Iron kiteshield 1 Rare 34 Mystic gloves (dark) 1 Very rare 5,209
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Air rune 3 Common 84 Chaos rune 3, 7, 10 Uncommon 156–520 Cosmic rune 2 Uncommon 524 Fire rune 6, 7 Uncommon 354–413
Herbs & SeedsEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam 1 Common 420 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 29 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 98 Grimy harralander 1 Common 79 Grimy kwuarm 1 Common 2,861 Limpwurt seed 1 Common 1,132 Marrentill seed 1 Common 20 Spirit weed seed 1 Common 318 Strawberry seed 1 Common 535 Tarromin seed 1 Common 10 Wildblood seed 1 Common 154 Watermelon seed 1 Unknown 2,929 Ranarr seed 1 Unknown 1,285 Grimy ranarr 1 Uncommon 2,312 Grimy irit 1 Uncommon 1,709 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 3,164 Grimy lantadyme 1 Uncommon 7,266 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Uncommon 7,264 Grimy cadantine 1 Uncommon 1,757 Dwarf weed seed 1 Rare 29,807
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 500–1,400 Common Not sold Anagogic ort 20, 40 Common Not sold Thin snail 1 Common 772 Fishing bait 7, 15 Common 49–105 Pike 1 Common 36 Iron ore 1 (noted) Common 269 Eye of newt 1 Uncommon 6 Uncut sapphire 1 Uncommon 1,388 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 1,388 Uncut emerald 1 Common 2,534 Uncut ruby 1 Common 2,865 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 5,475 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 32,626 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 33,447 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 14,600 Dragonstone 1 Rare 10,167 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,602 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,280 Rune javelin 5 Rare 915 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,240 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,388 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,394 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,976 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,565,000 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,148 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 31,782 Shield left half 1 Very rare 64,841 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 59,243 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 13,200 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,257,150 Rune arrow 150 Rare 22,650 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 97,624 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 10,548 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 63,400–88,760 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 63,250–88,550 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 684 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 486 Pure essence 1,000–1,500 (noted) Uncommon 17,000–25,500 Nature rune 60–80 Rare 18,420–24,560 Soul rune 20 Rare 4,500 Law rune 45 Rare 19,710 Death rune 50 Rare 14,300 Blood rune 50 Rare 24,600 Raw swordfish 125–250 (noted) Uncommon 60,250–120,500 Raw shark 250 (noted) Uncommon 294,000 Big bones 150–180 (noted) Uncommon 83,550–100,260 Coal 550–700 (noted) Uncommon 132,550–168,700 Adamantite ore 150–250 (noted) Uncommon 198,150–330,250 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 8,700 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,132,100 Rune bar 1 Common 14,125 Rune bar 50 (noted) Very rare 706,250 Clean toadflax 35–45 (noted) Uncommon 116,025–149,175 Clean snapdragon 30–35 (noted) Uncommon 102,990–120,155 Clean torstol 16–34 (noted) Uncommon 88,272–187,578 Snapdragon seed 1 Common 2,379 Torstol seed 1 Uncommon 18,928 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 8,787 Magic seed 3–7 Rare 486,141–1,134,329 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,243,510 Yew logs 450–550 (noted) Rare 163,800–200,200 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