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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 percentages
No charms Gold charm Green charm Crimson charm Blue charm

89%

2–3%

7%

1%

0.3–0.4%

Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 72,519 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.

Please add to the log (only if 50 or more creatures killed).


Weapons/ArmourEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Bronze claw Bronze claw 1 2 Common 586
Off-hand bronze claw Off-hand bronze claw 1 2 Common 30
Mithril arrow 5 Mithril arrow 40 3 Uncommon 880
Staff of air Staff of air 1 3 Uncommon 538
Iron mace Iron mace 1 4 Rare 31
Iron kiteshield Iron kiteshield 1 4 Rare 34
Mystic gloves (dark) Mystic gloves (dark) 1 5 Very rare 5,422

RunesEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air rune Air rune 3 2 Common 72
Chaos rune Chaos rune 3, 7, 10 3 Uncommon 144–480
Cosmic rune Cosmic rune 2 3 Uncommon 564
Fire rune Fire rune 6, 7 3 Uncommon 348–406

Herbs & SeedsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam Grimy guam 1 2 Common 428
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 2 Common 35
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 2 Common 127
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 2 Common 83
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 2 Common 3,686
Limpwurt seed 5 Limpwurt seed 1 2 Common 1,072
Herb seed 5 Marrentill seed 1 2 Common 11
Spirit weed seed 5 Spirit weed seed 1 2 Common 322
Strawberry seed 5 Strawberry seed 1 2 Common 400
Herb seed 5 Tarromin seed 1 2 Common 8
Wildblood seed 5 Wildblood seed 1 2 Common 158
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 1 8 Unknown 2,530
Herb seed 5 Ranarr seed 1 8 Unknown 1,190
Grimy ranarr Grimy ranarr 1 3 Uncommon 2,631
Grimy irit Grimy irit 1 3 Uncommon 2,182
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 3 Uncommon 3,957
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 3 Uncommon 6,764
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 3 Uncommon 6,858
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 3 Uncommon 2,026
Herb seed 5 Dwarf weed seed 1 4 Rare 27,538

OtherEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 25 Coins 500–1,400 2 Common Not sold
Anagogic ort Anagogic ort 20, 40 2 Common Not sold
Thin snail Thin snail 1 2 Common 472
Fishing bait Fishing bait 7, 15 2 Common 49–105
Pike Pike 1 2 Common 37
Iron ore Iron ore 1 (noted) 2 Common 265
Eye of newt Eye of newt 1 3 Uncommon 6
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 3 Uncommon 1,082
Clue scroll (easy) Clue scroll (easy) 1 4 Rare Not sold
Spirit sapphire Spirit sapphire 1 4 Rare Not sold
Spirit emerald Spirit emerald 1 4 Rare Not sold
Spirit ruby Spirit ruby 1 4 Rare Not sold
Ectoplasmator Ectoplasmator 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Starved ancient effigy Starved ancient effigy 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Champion's scroll (banshee) Champion's scroll (banshee) 1 5 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.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Coins 250 Coins 200–350,3,000 2 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 2 Common 1,082
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 2,082
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 2,850
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 5,112
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 27,107
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 30,352
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 12,972
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 9,961
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 16,620
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,162
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 880
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,240
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,280
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,423
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 36,781
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,574,600
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 22,227
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 31,343
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 64,602
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 59,243
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 11,800
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,258,950
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150 4 Rare 22,650
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 95,152
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 10,887
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 65,700–91,980
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 63,100–88,340
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 560
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 416
Pure essence Pure essence 1,000–1,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 15,000–22,500
Nature rune Nature rune 60–80 4 Rare 21,840–29,120
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 4,680
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 19,530
Death rune Death rune 50 4 Rare 17,600
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 24,700
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 55,750–111,500
Raw shark Raw shark 250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 285,000
Big bones Big bones 150–180 (noted) 3 Uncommon 88,500–106,200
Coal Coal 550–700 (noted) 3 Uncommon 151,250–192,500
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 198,150–330,250
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 8,800
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,063,600
Rune bar Rune bar 1 2 Common 14,177
Rune bar Rune bar 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 708,850
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 35–45 (noted) 3 Uncommon 117,530–151,110
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 111,480–130,060
Clean torstol Clean torstol 16–34 (noted) 3 Uncommon 87,952–186,898
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 2 Common 1,445
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 3 Uncommon 15,733
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 7,590
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 3–7 4 Rare 476,637–1,112,153
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,491,060
Yew logs Yew logs 450–550 (noted) 4 Rare 160,650–196,350
Crystal triskelion fragment 1 Crystal triskelion fragment 1 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2 Crystal triskelion fragment 2 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3 Crystal triskelion fragment 3 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Melee) Brawling gloves (Melee) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Magic) Brawling gloves (Magic) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged) Brawling gloves (Ranged) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Agility) Brawling gloves (Agility) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking) Brawling gloves (Cooking) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (FM) Brawling gloves (FM) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing) Brawling gloves (Fishing) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter) Brawling gloves (Hunter) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Mining) Brawling gloves (Mining) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer) Brawling gloves (Prayer) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing) Brawling gloves (Smithing) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving) Brawling gloves (Thieving) 1 5 Very rare Not sold
Brawling gloves (WC) Brawling gloves (WC) 1 5 Very rare Not 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 token Key token 1 4 Rare Not sold
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