Banshee

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This article is about the normal variant. For the stronger variant, see Twisted Banshee.
This article is about the slayer monster. For the superior variant, see Screaming banshee.
Banshee icon.png

Bansh​ees 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 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.

Using a slayer helmet will eliminate the need to wear earmuffs, though its bonuses will not stack with the salve amulet.

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.
    Slayer Tower

Drops[edit | edit source]

Drop rates estimated based on 64,500 kills from the Old School RuneScape Wiki drop log project, unless otherwise cited.

Unique[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Mystic gloves (dark).png: Banshee drops Mystic gloves (dark) with rarity 1/512 in quantity 1Mystic gloves (dark)11/512[1]9,3406,000

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 mace12/1282437
Iron dagger.png: Banshee drops Iron dagger with rarity 2/128 in quantity 1Iron dagger12/1281021
Iron kiteshield.png: Banshee drops Iron kiteshield with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Iron kiteshield11/12858142

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 rune23/12829260
Chaos rune.png: Banshee drops Chaos rune with rarity 2/128 in quantity 3Chaos rune32/128276162
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 rune71/128644378

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 leaf11/15.1117
Grimy marrentill.png: Banshee drops Grimy marrentill with rarity 1/20.1 in quantity 1Grimy marrentill11/20.1108
Grimy tarromin.png: Banshee drops Grimy tarromin with rarity 1/26.8 in quantity 1Grimy tarromin11/26.81259
Grimy harralander.png: Banshee drops Grimy harralander with rarity 1/34.4 in quantity 1Grimy harralander11/34.46599
Grimy ranarr weed.png: Banshee drops Grimy ranarr weed with rarity 1/43.8 in quantity 1Grimy ranarr weed11/43.87,24418
Grimy irit leaf.png: Banshee drops Grimy irit leaf with rarity 1/60.2 in quantity 1Grimy irit leaf11/60.274510
Grimy avantoe.png: Banshee drops Grimy avantoe with rarity 1/80.3 in quantity 1Grimy avantoe11/80.31,52110
Grimy kwuarm.png: Banshee drops Grimy kwuarm with rarity 1/96.4 in quantity 1Grimy kwuarm11/96.41,34712
Grimy cadantine.png: Banshee drops Grimy cadantine with rarity 1/120.5 in quantity 1Grimy cadantine11/120.51,38613
Grimy lantadyme.png: Banshee drops Grimy lantadyme with rarity 1/160.6 in quantity 1Grimy lantadyme11/160.61,21613
Grimy dwarf weed.png: Banshee drops Grimy dwarf weed with rarity 1/160.6 in quantity 1Grimy dwarf weed11/160.652114

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
Pure essence.png: Banshee drops Pure essence with rarity 22/128 in quantity 13 (noted)Pure essence13 (noted)22/1282626
Fishing bait.png: Banshee drops Fishing bait with rarity 22/128 in quantity 15Fishing bait1522/1287515
Fishing bait.png: Banshee drops Fishing bait with rarity 5/128 in quantity 7Fishing bait75/128357
Eye of newt.png: Banshee drops Eye of newt with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Eye of newt11/12841
Iron ore.png: Banshee drops Iron ore with rarity 1/128 in quantity 1Iron ore11/12810610

Gem drop table[edit | edit source]

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

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Uncut sapphire.png: Banshee drops Uncut sapphire with rarity 1/256 in quantity 1Uncut sapphire11/256; 1/130[d 1]62015
Uncut emerald.png: Banshee drops Uncut emerald with rarity 1/512 in quantity 1Uncut emerald11/512; 1/260[d 1]77430
Uncut ruby.png: Banshee drops Uncut ruby with rarity 1/1,024 in quantity 1Uncut ruby11/1,024; 1/520[d 1]1,39360
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 1]6322
Uncut diamond.png: Banshee drops Uncut diamond with rarity 1/4,096 in quantity 1Uncut diamond11/4,096; 1/2,080[d 1]2,875120
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 1]11,48760
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 1]11,14460
Rune javelin.png: Banshee drops Rune javelin with rarity 1/8,192 in quantity 5Rune javelin51/8,192; 1/4,160[d 1]8551,200
Rune spear.png: Banshee drops Rune spear with rarity 1/131,072 in quantity 1Rune spear11/131,072; 1/7,800[d 1][d 2]11,96812,480
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 1][d 2]65,60166,000
Dragon spear.png: Banshee drops Dragon spear with rarity 1/349,525.33 in quantity 1Dragon spear11/349,525.33; 1/20,800[d 1][d 2]37,10837,440
  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 The drop rate of this item is increased when wearing a Ring of wealth.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The Rune spear, Shield left half and Dragon spear will only be dropped if Legend's Quest has been started, or else a talisman will be dropped as a replacement.

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)11/128Not sold12

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Banshees become translucent when moving or turning but become solid when standing still.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Envision. "Drop Rates V2." RuneScape Forums.