|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 72,469 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 517 Off-hand bronze claw 1 Common 28 Mithril arrow 40 Uncommon 760 Staff of air 1 Uncommon 615 Iron mace 1 Rare 24 Iron kiteshield 1 Rare 39 Mystic gloves (dark) 1 Very rare 5,201
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Air rune 3 Common 84 Chaos rune 3, 7, 10 Uncommon 132–440 Cosmic rune 2 Uncommon 552 Fire rune 6, 7 Uncommon 270–315
Herbs & SeedsEdit
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Grimy guam 1 Common 495 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 37 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 95 Grimy harralander 1 Common 134 Grimy kwuarm 1 Common 3,790 Limpwurt seed 1 Common 1,430 Marrentill seed 1 Common 29 Spirit weed seed 1 Common 420 Strawberry seed 1 Common 351 Tarromin seed 1 Common 18 Wildblood seed 1 Common 211 Grimy ranarr 1 Uncommon 3,357 Grimy irit 1 Uncommon 2,943 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 4,594 Grimy lantadyme 1 Uncommon 8,967 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Uncommon 9,042 Grimy cadantine 1 Uncommon 2,405
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins 500–1,400 Common Not sold Anagogic ort 20, 40 Common Not sold Thin snail 1 Common 1,322 Fishing bait 7, 15 Common 35–75 Pike 1 Common 42 Iron ore 1 (noted) Common 277 Eye of newt 1 Uncommon 7 Uncut sapphire 1 Uncommon 1,365 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 1,365 Uncut emerald 1 Common 2,872 Uncut ruby 1 Common 3,404 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 5,655 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 30,596 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 36,191 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 14,893 Dragonstone 1 Rare 10,151 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,150 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,244 Rune javelin 5 Rare 885 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,240 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,376 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,199 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,181 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,456,000 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,401 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 31,624 Shield left half 1 Very rare 64,211 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 58,935 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 12,400 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,276,950 Rune arrow 150 Rare 22,650 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 111,748 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 16,593 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 145,850–204,190 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 142,825–199,955 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 809 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 514 Pure essence 1,000–1,500 (noted) Uncommon 16,000–24,000 Nature rune 60–80 Rare 17,400–23,200 Soul rune 20 Rare 3,840 Law rune 45 Rare 17,595 Death rune 50 Rare 11,100 Blood rune 50 Rare 22,050 Raw swordfish 125–250 (noted) Uncommon 56,750–113,500 Raw shark 250 (noted) Uncommon 352,000 Big bones 150–180 (noted) Uncommon 81,600–97,920 Coal 550–700 (noted) Uncommon 139,150–177,100 Adamantite ore 150–250 (noted) Uncommon 263,100–438,500 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 8,700 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,044,100 Rune bar 1 Common 14,355 Rune bar 50 (noted) Very rare 717,750 Clean toadflax 35–45 (noted) Uncommon 152,880–196,560 Clean snapdragon 30–35 (noted) Uncommon 156,600–182,700 Clean torstol 16–34 (noted) Uncommon 125,552–266,798 Snapdragon seed 1 Common 2,335 Torstol seed 1 Uncommon 26,997 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 5,550 Magic seed 3–7 Rare 416,295–971,355 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,234,780 Yew logs 450–550 (noted) Rare 164,700–201,300 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.