Banshee

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Banshee
Banshee.png
Released26 January 2005 (Update)
MembersYes
Combat level23
Size2x2
ExamineA tortured screaming soul.
Combat info
AttributeUndead, Spectral
Max hit2 (normal)
8 (without earmuffs)
AggressiveYes
PoisonousNo
Attack styleMagical melee
Attack speedMonster attack speed 4.png
Respawn time15 ticks (9 seconds)
Slayer icon.png Slayer info
Slayer level15
Slayer XP22 xp
CategoryBanshees
Assigned byTurael chathead.png Spria chathead.png Mazchna chathead.png Vannaka chathead.png Chaeldar chathead.png
Combat icon.png Combat stats
Hitpoints icon.pngAttack icon.pngStrength icon.pngDefence icon.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
2222152211
Attack icon.png Aggressive stats
Monster attack bonusMonster strength bonusMagic icon.pngMonster magic strength bonusRanged icon.pngMonster ranged strength bonus
+0+0+0+0+0+0
Defence icon.png Defensive stats
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
+5+5+5+0+5
Immunities
PoisonNot immune
VenomNot immune
CannonsNot immune
ThrallsNot immune
Advanced data
Monster ID414
Banshee icon.png

Banshees are a Slayer monster that require level 15 Slayer to kill. They can be found at the Slayer Tower in Morytania on the ground floor[UK]1st floor[US], on the eastern side. Players must wear earmuffs or a Slayer helmet while fighting them in order to avoid the effects of their screams, which causes the player to take 6 damage and have their stats greatly reduced in Attack, Strength, Defence, Ranged, Magic, Prayer and Agility with every attack received. There is a safespot to the north of the staircase leading to the 1st floor[UK]2nd floor[US], behind the standing torch, between the staircase and wall. As banshee's attacks are magic-based, it is advised to wear ranged armour in order to minimise damage taken while fighting them. As banshees qualify as undead, the effects of the Salve amulets and the Crumble Undead spell will work on them (note, however, that the Salve amulet and Slayer helmet effects do not stack).

Every time you land a hit on a banshee, no matter the number, it will regenerate 1 Hitpoint.

Locations[edit | edit source]

red shaded area showing approximate safespot for firing at Banshees.
The red shaded area shows approximate safespot for firing at Banshees on the ground floor of Slayer Tower.
Location Levels Members Spawns Map
Slayer Tower (ground floor[UK]1st floor[US])23Member icon.png8Maplink

Prayer info[edit | edit source]

Banshee
Level requiredPrayer 40
Prayer XP4.4 xp
TypeSpectral creature
Required toolEctoplasmator

Drops[edit | edit source]

Drop rates estimated based on 64,500 kills from the Drop Rate Project, unless otherwise cited.

The average Banshee kill is worth 384.94.

Weapons and armour[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Iron mace.png: Banshee drops Iron mace with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1Iron mace12/12810737
Iron dagger.png: Banshee drops Iron dagger with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1Iron dagger12/12815021
Iron kiteshield.png: Banshee drops Iron kiteshield with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Iron kiteshield11/128101142
Mystic gloves (dark).png: Banshee drops Mystic gloves (dark) with rarity 1/512 in quantity 1Mystic gloves (dark)11/5127,0176,000

Runes[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Air rune.png: Banshee drops Air rune with rarity 3/128 in quantity 3Air rune33/128156
Cosmic rune.png: Banshee drops Cosmic rune with rarity 3/128 in quantity 2Cosmic rune23/12830260
Chaos rune.png: Banshee drops Chaos rune with rarity 2/128 in quantity 3Chaos rune32/128210162
Fire rune.png: Banshee drops Fire rune with rarity 1/128 in quantity 7Fire rune71/1283514
Chaos rune.png: Banshee drops Chaos rune with rarity 1/128 in quantity 7Chaos rune71/128490378

Herbs[edit | edit source]

There is a 34/128 chance of rolling the herb drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Grimy guam leaf.png: Banshee drops Grimy guam leaf with rarity 1/15.1 in quantity 1Grimy guam leaf11/15.1547
Grimy marrentill.png: Banshee drops Grimy marrentill with rarity 1/20.1 in quantity 1Grimy marrentill11/20.1188
Grimy tarromin.png: Banshee drops Grimy tarromin with rarity 1/26.8 in quantity 1Grimy tarromin11/26.81449
Grimy harralander.png: Banshee drops Grimy harralander with rarity 1/34.4 in quantity 1Grimy harralander11/34.47679
Grimy ranarr weed.png: Banshee drops Grimy ranarr weed with rarity 1/43.8 in quantity 1Grimy ranarr weed11/43.89,33018
Grimy irit leaf.png: Banshee drops Grimy irit leaf with rarity 1/60.2 in quantity 1Grimy irit leaf11/60.276010
Grimy avantoe.png: Banshee drops Grimy avantoe with rarity 1/80.3 in quantity 1Grimy avantoe11/80.31,67910
Grimy kwuarm.png: Banshee drops Grimy kwuarm with rarity 1/96.4 in quantity 1Grimy kwuarm11/96.41,47712
Grimy cadantine.png: Banshee drops Grimy cadantine with rarity 1/120.5 in quantity 1Grimy cadantine11/120.51,58813
Grimy lantadyme.png: Banshee drops Grimy lantadyme with rarity 1/160.6 in quantity 1Grimy lantadyme11/160.61,54213
Grimy dwarf weed.png: Banshee drops Grimy dwarf weed with rarity 1/160.6 in quantity 1Grimy dwarf weed11/160.688614

Materials[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Pure essence.png: Banshee drops Pure essence with rarity 22/128 in quantity 13 (noted)Pure essence13 (noted)22/1282626
Iron ore.png: Banshee drops Iron ore with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Iron ore11/12811710

Coins[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Coins_5.png: Banshee drops Coins with rarity 10/128 in quantity 13Coins1310/1281313
Coins_25.png: Banshee drops Coins with rarity 8/128 in quantity 26Coins268/1282626
Coins_25.png: Banshee drops Coins with rarity 8/128 in quantity 35Coins358/1283535

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Fishing bait.png: Banshee drops Fishing bait with rarity 22/128 in quantity 15Fishing bait1522/1286015
Fishing bait.png: Banshee drops Fishing bait with rarity 5/128 in quantity 7Fishing bait75/128287
Eye of newt.png: Banshee drops Eye of newt with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Eye of newt11/12841

Gem drop table[edit | edit source]

There is a 2/128 chance of rolling the gem drop table.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
This does not exist.NothingN/A1/128.23; Never[d 1]N/AN/A
Uncut sapphire.png: Banshee drops Uncut sapphire with rarity 1/256 in quantity 1Uncut sapphire11/256; 1/130[d 2]35215
Uncut emerald.png: Banshee drops Uncut emerald with rarity 1/512 in quantity 1Uncut emerald11/512; 1/260[d 2]57130
Uncut ruby.png: Banshee drops Uncut ruby with rarity 1/1,024 in quantity 1Uncut ruby11/1,024; 1/520[d 2]1,18960
Nature talisman.png: Banshee drops Nature talisman with rarity 1/2,730.67 in quantity 1Nature talisman11/2,730.67; 1/1,386.67[d 2]2422
Uncut diamond.png: Banshee drops Uncut diamond with rarity 1/4,096 in quantity 1Uncut diamond11/4,096; 1/2,080[d 2]2,804120
Loop half of key.png: Banshee drops Loop half of key with rarity 1/8,192 in quantity 1Loop half of key11/8,192; 1/4,160[d 2]9,77660
Tooth half of key.png: Banshee drops Tooth half of key with rarity 1/8,192 in quantity 1Tooth half of key11/8,192; 1/4,160[d 2]10,64560
Rune javelin.png: Banshee drops Rune javelin with rarity 1/8,192 in quantity 5Rune javelin51/8,192; 1/4,160[d 2]9201,200
Rune spear.png: Banshee drops Rune spear with rarity 1/131,072 in quantity 1Rune spear11/131,072; 1/7,800[d 2][d 3]11,91812,480
Shield left half.png: Banshee drops Shield left half with rarity 1/262,144 in quantity 1Shield left half11/262,144; 1/15,600[d 2][d 3]65,33966,000
Dragon spear.png: Banshee drops Dragon spear with rarity 1/349,525.33 in quantity 1Dragon spear11/349,525.33; 1/20,800[d 2][d 3]37,46137,440
  1. ^ The "nothing" drop is removed while wearing a ring of wealth.
  2. ^ 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 The drop rate is increased while wearing a ring of wealth due to the "nothing" drop being removed.
  3. ^ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Only dropped if Legends' Quest has been finished; if not, a talisman is dropped instead.

Tertiary[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Clue scroll (easy).png: Banshee drops Clue scroll (easy) with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Clue scroll (easy)11/128[d 1]Not sold12
Clue scroll (hard).png: Banshee drops Clue scroll (hard) with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Clue scroll (hard)11/128[d 2]Not sold12
  1. ^ The easy clue scroll drop rate increases to 1/121 with the completion of the easy combat achievements.
  2. ^ The hard clue scroll drop rate increases to 1/121 with the completion of the hard combat achievements.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • A Banshee is a female spirit in irish folklore. Her shrieks are said to foreshadow the imminent passing of a family member.
  • Banshees become translucent when moving or turning but become solid when standing still, this mechanic may have been inspired from Super Mario's Boo.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
6 January 2021
(update | poll)

Banshees were made into spectral creatures.