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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 75,259 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 claw1Common636
Off-hand bronze clawOff-hand bronze claw1Common37
Mithril arrow 5Mithril arrow40Uncommon880
Staff of airStaff of air1Uncommon651
Iron maceIron mace1Rare26
Iron kiteshieldIron kiteshield1Rare39
Mystic gloves (dark)Mystic gloves (dark)1Very rare5,132

RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air runeAir rune3Common57
Chaos runeChaos rune3; 7; 10Uncommon135–450
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon504
Fire runeFire rune6; 7Uncommon288–336

Herbs and seedsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common333
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common35
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common181
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common81
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Common4,781
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Common822
Herb seed 5Marrentill seed1Common9
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed1Common549
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Common321
Herb seed 5Tarromin seed1Common17
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed1Common121
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Unknown1,730
Herb seed 5Ranarr seed1Uncommon869
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed1Unknown9,550
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon2,318
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon1,929
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon3,945
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon6,078
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon6,444
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon3,492
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed1Rare12,138
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1Rare12
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed1Rare112
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed1Rare117
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed1Rare1

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins500–1,400CommonNot sold
Anagogic ortAnagogic ort20; 40CommonNot sold
Thin snailThin snail1Common318
Fishing baitFishing bait7; 15Common35–75
PikePike1Common45
Iron oreIron ore1 (noted)Common211
Eye of newtEye of newt1Uncommon5
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Uncommon800
Clue scroll (easy)Clue scroll (easy)1RareNot sold
Ghostly essenceGhostly essence1–4Rare5,182–20,728
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 sapphire1Common800
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,340
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,293
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,825
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare172,125–210,375
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon18,220
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon35,818
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,678
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare570,510–697,290
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,181
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon35,846
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,295,640–1,583,560
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare920
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon38,216
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare573,240–955,400
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,127
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,133
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common22,035–26,715
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,143,450–1,397,550
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon40,405
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon823
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon213
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare773,370–975,636
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare192,660–243,048
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare73,900–103,460
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon26,055–31,845
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon181,125–221,375
Big bonesBig bones80–90 (noted)Uncommon32,400–36,450
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon364,140–445,060
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon69,600–382,800
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common15,480–18,920
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon245,520–300,080
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common41,865
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare376,785–460,515
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare942,750–1,152,250
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,762
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare641,430–783,970
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon433,080–529,320
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon322,560–394,240
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon157,500–192,500
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon116,595–142,505
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon133,700–152,800
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon169,932–194,208
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon593,692
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,497,860
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common12,600–15,400
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common6,795–8,305
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon92,250–112,750
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon18,428–22,222
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare182,925–223,575
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon32,355–39,545
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare601,020–734,580
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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