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Jagex's 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 73,202 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
Please add to the log.
(Only if 50 or more creatures are killed)

Weapons/ArmourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Bronze clawBronze claw1Common568
Off-hand bronze clawOff-hand bronze claw1Common39
Mithril arrow 5Mithril arrow40Uncommon840
Staff of airStaff of air1Uncommon564
Iron maceIron mace1Rare39
Iron kiteshieldIron kiteshield1Rare49
Mystic gloves (dark)Mystic gloves (dark)1Very rare5,198

RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air runeAir rune3Common84
Chaos runeChaos rune3; 7; 10Uncommon129–430
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon384
Fire runeFire rune6; 7Uncommon372–434

Herbs & SeedsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common430
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common25
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common202
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common99
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Common4,635
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Common1,206
Herb seed 5Marrentill seed1Common6
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed1Common386
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Common528
Herb seed 5Tarromin seed1Common7
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed1Common84
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Unknown2,211
Herb seed 5Ranarr seed1Uncommon997
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed1Unknown15,255
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon3,022
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon2,796
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon4,902
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon6,895
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon7,131
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon3,410
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed1Rare21,225
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1Rare7
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed1Rare74
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed1Rare99

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins500–1,400CommonNot sold
Anagogic ortAnagogic ort20; 40CommonNot sold
Thin snailThin snail1Common417
Fishing baitFishing bait7; 15Common63–135
PikePike1Common37
Iron oreIron ore1 (noted)Common256
Eye of newtEye of newt1Uncommon5
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Uncommon958
Clue scroll (easy)Clue scroll (easy)1RareNot sold
Ghostly essenceGhostly essence2RareNot sold
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 sapphire1Common958
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,835
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,403
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,990
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare179,550–219,450
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon19,318
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon38,355
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,264
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare551,880–674,520
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,942
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon36,339
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,288,440–1,574,760
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare895
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon38,078
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare571,170–951,950
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,515
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon59,045
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common21,696–26,304
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,123,065–1,372,635
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon59,518
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon625
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon244
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare803,660–1,013,848
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare200,070–252,396
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare82,975–116,165
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon30,375–37,125
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon282,825–345,675
Big bonesBig bones80–90 (noted)Uncommon33,280–37,440
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon483,660–591,140
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon62,800–345,400
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common17,280–21,120
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon219,960–268,840
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common43,770
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare393,930–481,470
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare964,620–1,178,980
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,915
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare643,725–786,775
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon491,310–600,490
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon461,070–563,530
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon197,505–241,395
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon140,850–172,150
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon213,570–244,080
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon297,150–339,600
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon702,280
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,809,610
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common19,800–24,200
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common10,215–12,485
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon100,350–122,650
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon19,924–24,026
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare197,775–241,725
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon35,235–43,065
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare552,420–675,180
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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