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Jagex's concept art for the Banshee.

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.

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.

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.

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 70,866 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
Iron mace Iron mace 1 4 Rare 19
Iron dagger Iron dagger 1 4 Rare 34
Iron kiteshield Iron kiteshield 1 4 Rare 35
Mystic gloves (dark) Mystic gloves (dark) 1 5 Very rare 5,168

RunesEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Air rune Air rune 3 2 Common 99
Chaos rune Chaos rune 3, 7 3 Uncommon 129–301
Cosmic rune Cosmic rune 2 3 Uncommon 494
Fire rune Fire rune 6, 7 3 Uncommon 168–196

HerbsEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Grimy guam Grimy guam 1 2 Common 724
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 2 Common 38
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 2 Common 121
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 2 Common 145
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 2 Common 3,838
Grimy ranarr Grimy ranarr 1 3 Uncommon 2,709
Grimy irit Grimy irit 1 3 Uncommon 2,478
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 3 Uncommon 4,105
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 3 Uncommon 8,835
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 3 Uncommon 9,060
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 3 Uncommon 1,895

OtherEdit

  Item Quantity Rarity GE Market Price
Coins 25 Coins 13, 26 or 35. 2 Common Not sold
Anagogic ort Anagogic ort 20, 40 2 Common Not sold
Pure essence Pure essence 13, 23 (noted) 2 Common 247–437
Fishing bait Fishing bait 7, 15 2 Common 42–90
Eye of newt Eye of newt 1 3 Uncommon 6
Iron ore Iron ore 1 4 Rare 252
Clue scroll 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
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 250 – 450; 3,000;
9,000; 10,000; 12,000
2 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 2 Common 1,462
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 2 Common 2,688
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 2 Common 3,645
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 3 Uncommon 6,016
Loop half of a key Loop half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 17,099
Tooth half of a key Tooth half of a key 1 3 Uncommon 37,800
Uncut dragonstone Uncut dragonstone 1 4 Rare 15,025
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 4 Rare 10,432
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 1 3 Uncommon 16,507
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 4 Rare 24,225
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 4 Rare 860
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 5 Very rare 1,220
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 5 Very rare 37,550
Rune spear Rune spear 1 5 Very rare 11,378
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 5 Very rare 36,657
Dragon dagger Dragon dagger 50 (noted) 5 Very rare 825,350
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 5 Very rare 22,290
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 5 Very rare 31,877
Shield left half Shield left half 1 5 Very rare 64,007
Dragon helm Dragon helm 1 5 Very rare 59,087
Adamant bolts 5 Adamant bolts 200 3 Uncommon 12,600
Onyx bolts 5 Onyx bolts 150 4 Rare 1,254,300
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 150–200, 500 4 Rare 22,650–75,500
Battlestaff Battlestaff 200 (noted) 4 Rare 1,597,600
Vecna skull Vecna skull 1 5 Very rare 101,561
Water talisman Water talisman 1 3 Uncommon 12,015
Earth talisman Earth talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 65,975–92,365
Fire talisman Fire talisman 25–35 (noted) 3 Uncommon 66,125–92,575
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 3 Uncommon 960
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 3 Uncommon 380
Pure essence Pure essence 500–15,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 9,500–285,000
Nature rune Nature rune 20–80 4 Rare 5,620–22,480
Soul rune Soul rune 20 4 Rare 4,660
Law rune Law rune 45 4 Rare 14,130
Death rune Death rune 50, 121 4 Rare 10,000–24,200
Blood rune Blood rune 50 4 Rare 16,000
Raw swordfish Raw swordfish 125–250, 1,000 (noted) 3 Uncommon 50,625–405,000
Raw shark Raw shark 250–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 472,000–944,000
Big bones Big bones 150–500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 106,800–356,000
Coal Coal 150–7,500 (noted) 3 Uncommon 41,250–2,062,500
Adamantite ore Adamantite ore 150–800 (noted) 3 Uncommon 290,100–1,547,200
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 9,000
Runite ore Runite ore 100 (noted) 4 Rare 1,166,300
Adamant bar Adamant bar 1,000–7,000 (noted) 4 Rare 3,367,000–23,569,000
Rune bar Rune bar 1, 50 (noted) 4 Rare 14,842–742,100
Clean toadflax Clean toadflax 25–250 (noted) 3 Uncommon 126,225–1,262,250
Clean snapdragon Clean snapdragon 30–120 (noted) 3 Uncommon 130,410–521,640
Clean torstol Clean torstol 10–100 (noted) 3 Uncommon 84,920–849,200
Watermelon seed 5 Watermelon seed 3 3 Uncommon 8,208
Yew seed 5 Yew seed 1–50 4 Rare 67,095–3,354,750
Magic seed 5 Magic seed 1–7 4 Rare 136,796–957,572
Palm tree seed 5 Palm tree seed 10 4 Rare 1,370,730
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 4 Rare 1,486
Yew logs Yew logs 50–20,000 (noted) 4 Rare 20,350–8,140,000
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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