|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. They frequently drop 13 noted pure essence, making them an alternative source of essence. 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.
On a quick hunt, these creatures can profit a lower level character very well. Depending on the amount of Pure Essence, a lower levelled character can make anywhere from 50-70k per hour solely on the Pure Essence dropped.
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.
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 69,909 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 Iron mace 1 Rare 15 Iron dagger 1 Rare 24 Iron kiteshield 1 Rare 45 Mystic gloves (dark) 1 Very rare 5,665
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Air rune 3 Common 72 Chaos rune 3, 7 Uncommon 123–287 Cosmic rune 2 Uncommon 526 Fire rune 6, 7 Uncommon 312–364
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Grimy guam 1 Common 910 Grimy tarromin 1 Common 33 Grimy marrentill 1 Common 84 Grimy harralander 1 Common 179 Grimy kwuarm 1 Common 3,936 Grimy ranarr 1 Uncommon 3,662 Grimy irit 1 Uncommon 2,811 Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 4,876 Grimy lantadyme 1 Uncommon 10,772 Grimy dwarf weed 1 Uncommon 12,613 Grimy cadantine 1 Uncommon 1,849
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Coins 13, 26 or 35. Common Not sold Anagogic ort 20, 40 Common Not sold Pure essence 13, 23 (noted) Common 234–414 Fishing bait 7, 15 Common 56–120 Eye of newt 1 Uncommon 6 Iron ore 1 Rare 390 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 250 – 450; 3,000;
9,000; 10,000; 12,000
Common Not sold Uncut sapphire 1 Common 1,413 Uncut emerald 1 Common 2,930 Uncut ruby 1 Common 3,807 Uncut diamond 1 Uncommon 6,769 Loop half of a key 1 Uncommon 20,060 Tooth half of a key 1 Uncommon 44,631 Uncut dragonstone 1 Rare 16,111 Dragonstone 1 Rare 10,763 Dragon dagger 1 Uncommon 16,398 Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,012 Rune javelin 5 Rare 875 Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,080 Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,122 Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,462 Dragon spear 1 Very rare 36,381 Dragon dagger 50 (noted) Very rare 819,900 Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,464 Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,042 Shield left half 1 Very rare 64,578 Dragon helm 1 Very rare 59,197 Adamant bolts 200 Uncommon 22,000 Onyx bolts 150 Rare 1,272,750 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 Rare 22,650–75,500 Battlestaff 200 (noted) Rare 1,632,600 Air orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 2,618,000 Fire orb 1,000 (noted) Rare 1,991,000 Vecna skull 1 Very rare 101,335 Water talisman 1 Uncommon 13,701 Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 82,075–114,905 Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) Uncommon 82,775–115,885 Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 965 Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 314 Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) Uncommon 9,000–270,000 Nature rune 20–80 Rare 6,100–24,400 Soul rune 20 Rare 3,240 Law rune 45 Rare 12,915 Death rune 50, 121 Rare 9,150–22,143 Blood rune 50 Rare 17,050 Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) Uncommon 47,750–382,000 Raw shark 250–500 (noted) Uncommon 398,250–796,500 Big bones 150–500 (noted) Uncommon 88,950–296,500 Coal 150–7,500 (noted) Uncommon 33,750–1,687,500 Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) Uncommon 346,650–1,848,800 Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 10,100 Runite ore 100 (noted) Rare 1,153,200 Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) Rare 3,306,000–23,142,000 Rune bar 1, 50, 150 (noted) Rare 14,548–2,182,200 Clean ranarr 33 (noted) Uncommon 123,618 Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) Uncommon 122,000–1,220,000 Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) Uncommon 154,260–617,040 Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) Uncommon 78,430–784,300 Saradomin brew (4) 250 (noted) Very rare 175,000 Watermelon seed 3 Uncommon 6,042 Yew seed 1–50 Rare 65,359–3,267,950 Magic seed 1–7 Rare 161,950–1,133,650 Palm tree seed 10 Rare 1,034,390 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 2,463 Torstol seed 1–31 Rare 24,485–759,035 Fellstalk seed 2 Rare 2,234 Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) Rare 24,800–9,920,000 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 every monster outside of Daemonheim.
- These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price Key token 1 Rare Not sold