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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 76,560 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Weapons and armourEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Bronze clawBronze claw1Common805
Off-hand bronze clawOff-hand bronze claw1Common28
Mithril arrow 5Mithril arrow40Uncommon800
Staff of airStaff of air1Uncommon572
Iron maceIron mace1Rare19
Iron kiteshieldIron kiteshield1Rare39
Mystic gloves (dark)Mystic gloves (dark)1Very rare4,990

RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air runeAir rune3Common42
Chaos runeChaos rune3; 7; 10Uncommon162–540
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon412
Fire runeFire rune6; 7Uncommon312–364

Herbs and seedsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common299
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common38
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common137
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common98
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Common5,205
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Common706
Herb seed 5Marrentill seed1Common49
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed1Common400
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Common278
Herb seed 5Tarromin seed1Common92
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed1Common286
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Unknown1,394
Herb seed 5Ranarr seed1Uncommon779
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed1Unknown6,031
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon2,327
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon1,992
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon3,968
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon5,909
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon6,379
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon4,084
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed1Rare9,867
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1Rare17
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed1Rare136
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed1Rare165
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed1Rare3

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000Coins500–1,400CommonNot sold
Anagogic ortAnagogic ort20; 40CommonNot sold
Thin snailThin snail1–2Common367–734
Fishing baitFishing bait7; 15Common28–60
PikePike1Common42
Iron oreIron ore1 (noted)Common206
Eye of newtEye of newt1Uncommon7
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Uncommon682
Clue scroll (easy)Clue scroll (easy)1RareNot sold
Ghostly essenceGhostly essence1–10Rare4,313–43,130
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 sapphire1Common682
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common1,496
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common2,300
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common3,910
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare175,950–215,050
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Uncommon15,049
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Uncommon33,207
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,516
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare563,220–688,380
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,417
Dragon spearDragon spear1Uncommon35,752
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Uncommon1,279,980–1,564,420
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare890
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,804
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare567,060–945,100
Shield left halfShield left half1Uncommon64,415
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,712
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common24,860–30,140
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Rare1,132,245–1,383,855
Vecna skullVecna skull1Uncommon40,543
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Uncommon951
Nature talismanNature talisman1Uncommon281
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare748,215–943,902
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare192,530–242,884
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare71,150–99,610
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Uncommon31,590–38,610
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon184,275–225,225
Big bonesBig bones79–90 (noted)Uncommon28,756–32,760
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Uncommon305,100–372,900
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon73,600–404,800
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common14,580–17,820
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon220,320–269,280
Adamant barAdamant bar15 (noted)Common38,535
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare346,815–423,885
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare930,240–1,136,960
Rune barRune bar3 (noted)Common42,450
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare636,750–778,250
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon431,550–527,450
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon375,300–458,700
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon161,280–197,120
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon122,670–149,930
Herb seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon84,434–96,496
Herb seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon138,138–157,872
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon417,300
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare1,506,190
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common11,250–13,750
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common6,840–8,360
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon85,500–104,500
Yew logsYew logs68–82Uncommon17,136–20,664
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare170,100–207,900
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon29,160–35,640
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare579,420–708,180
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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