Twisted Banshees are stronger variants of banshees that require level 15 Slayer to kill. They are found exclusively within the Catacombs of Kourend, in a multicombat area. There is a safespot in the walkway between the two rooms. 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 7 damage and have their stats greatly reduced in Attack, Strength, Defence, Ranged, Magic, Prayer, and Agility with every attack received. They use magical melee, and their attacks are fairly accurate.
As they are undead, the Crumble Undead spell and the Salve amulet do work on them.
They are popular with Ironmen players due to good experience rates for their level along with dropping generous amounts of herbs, pure essence and various rune equipment.
A dwarf multi-cannon cannot be used to kill twisted banshees.
Drop rates estimated based on 35,191 kills from the Drop Rate Project, unless otherwise cited.
The average Twisted Banshee kill is worth 2,247.94.
|Rune med helm||1||2/128||11,057||11,520|
|Rune full helm||1||1/128||20,525||21,120|
|Mystic gloves (dark)||1||1/256||6,680||6,000|
There is a 34/128 chance of rolling the herb drop table. When the drop table is rolled, 3 random herbs will always drop.
|Grimy guam leaf||1–3||1/15.1||61–183||7–21|
|Grimy ranarr weed||1–3||1/43.8||9,140–27,420||18–54|
|Grimy irit leaf||1–3||1/60.2||729–2,187||10–30|
|Grimy dwarf weed||1–3||1/160.6||856–2,568||14–42|
There is a 13/128 chance of rolling the rare seed drop table.
There is a 2/128 chance of rolling the gem drop table.
|Nothing||N/A||1/128.23; Never[d 1]||N/A||N/A|
|Uncut sapphire||1||1/256; 1/130[d 2]||366||15|
|Uncut emerald||1||1/512; 1/260[d 2]||553||30|
|Uncut ruby||1||1/1,024; 1/520[d 2]||1,200||60|
|Nature talisman||1||1/2,730.67; 1/1,386.67[d 2]||187||2|
|Uncut diamond||1||1/4,096; 1/2,080[d 2]||2,850||120|
|Loop half of key||1||1/8,192; 1/4,160[d 2]||9,281||60|
|Tooth half of key||1||1/8,192; 1/4,160[d 2]||10,646||60|
|Rune javelin||5||1/8,192; 1/4,160[d 2]||900||1,200|
|Rune spear||1||1/131,072; 1/7,800[d 2][d 3]||11,843||12,480|
|Shield left half||1||1/262,144; 1/15,600[d 2][d 3]||65,355||66,000|
|Dragon spear||1||1/349,525.33; 1/20,800[d 2][d 3]||37,747||37,440|
- A Banshee is a female spirit in irish folklore. Her shrieks are said to foreshadow the imminent passing of a family member.