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Banshees are Slayer monsters that require level 15 Slayer and earmuffs 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.

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.

When banshees are killed with a normal contract, the player will get 3.1 experience points, and 18.6 on special contracts.



Players should wear earmuffs, masked earmuffs, a Slayer helmet, or a Mask of Mourning/Helm of Keening when fighting banshees. Not having the required equipment will cause the player to take damage equal to \text{Constitution level} \div 10. Combat statistics and Agility are also reduced, which can be annoying for players wishing to use the shortcuts in the Slayer Tower.

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.

They are undead, so a salve amulet or salve amulet (e) will work. An attuned ectoplasmator will also provide the player with Prayer experience.

Morytania legs 4 will provide a 10% boost to slayer XP if in the the slayer tower and on task. A contract with Marcus if in the task is done in the slayer tower, will provide bonus combat XP.

Herbicide, Seedicide, the charming imp and a Gem bag will help with processing drops as will a Blood pouncer.



Charm drop numbers
No charmGold charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
Represents a 90% confidence range.
Based on a sample of 77,037 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Weapons and armourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Bronze clawBronze claw1Common646
Off-hand bronze clawOff-hand bronze claw1Common25
Mithril arrow 5Mithril arrow40Uncommon880
Staff of airStaff of air1Uncommon608
Iron maceIron mace1Rare31
Iron kiteshieldIron kiteshield1Rare50
Mystic gloves (dark)Mystic gloves (dark)1Very rare5,668


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air runeAir rune3Common78
Chaos runeChaos rune3; 7; 10Uncommon183–610
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon512
Fire runeFire rune6; 7Uncommon540–630

Herbs and seedsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common227
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common54
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common202
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common147
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Common4,881
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Common486
Herb seed 5Marrentill seed1Common10
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed1Common501
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Common179
Herb seed 5Tarromin seed1Common8
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed1Common133
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Unknown1,508
Herb seed 5Ranarr seed1Uncommon840
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed1Unknown3,721
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon2,192
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon1,688
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon3,775
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon4,755
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon4,817
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon4,815
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed1Rare4,497
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1Rare14
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed1Rare139
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed1Rare268
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed1Rare1


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins500–1,400CommonNot sold
Anagogic ortAnagogic ort20; 40CommonNot sold
Thin snailThin snail1–2Common417–834
Fishing baitFishing bait7; 15Common35–75
Iron oreIron ore1 (noted)Common295
Eye of newtEye of newt1Uncommon6
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Uncommon856
Clue scroll (easy)Clue scroll (easy)1RareNot sold
Ghostly essenceGhostly essence1–10Rare3,736–37,360
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
EctoplasmatorEctoplasmator1Very rareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
Banshee Champion's scrollBanshee Champion's scroll1Very 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 sapphire1Common856
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,379
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,248
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common4,016
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare180,720–220,880
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon16,893
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon31,815
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon11,442
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare514,890–629,310
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,820
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon35,981
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,296,720–1,584,880
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare880
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon38,000
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare570,000–950,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,611
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,879
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common22,261–26,989
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,143,855–1,398,045
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon50,618
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon762
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon733
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare528,125–666,250
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare135,135–170,478
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare40,925–57,295
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon22,815–27,885
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon238,950–292,050
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon28,045–31,950
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon471,600–576,400
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon78,600–432,300
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common11,790–14,410
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon233,100–284,900
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common39,690
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare357,210–436,590
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare923,400–1,128,600
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,504
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare637,560–779,240
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon414,180–506,220
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon301,680–368,720
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon196,650–240,350
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon114,570–140,030
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon52,094–59,536
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon62,958–71,952
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon406,884
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,553,620
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common9,900–12,100
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common5,715–6,985
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon152,100–185,900
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon14,144–17,056
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare140,400–171,600
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon28,440–34,760
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare551,880–674,520
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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