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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
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 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.
Every time you land a hit on a banshee, no matter the number, it will regenerate 1 hitpoint.
The red shaded area shows approximate safespot for firing at Banshees on the ground floor of Slayer Tower.
Drop rates estimated based on 64,500 kills from the Drop Rate Project, unless otherwise cited.
The average Banshee kill is worth 305.3.
There is a 34/128 chance of rolling the herb 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]||385||15|
|Uncut emerald||1||1/512; 1/260[d 2]||631||30|
|Uncut ruby||1||1/1,024; 1/520[d 2]||1,271||60|
|Nature talisman||1||1/2,730.67; 1/1,386.67[d 2]||1,115||2|
|Uncut diamond||1||1/4,096; 1/2,080[d 2]||3,073||120|
|Loop half of key||1||1/8,192; 1/4,160[d 2]||10,396||60|
|Tooth half of key||1||1/8,192; 1/4,160[d 2]||11,201||60|
|Rune javelin||5||1/8,192; 1/4,160[d 2]||805||1,200|
|Rune spear||1||1/131,072; 1/7,800[d 2][d 3]||11,916||12,480|
|Shield left half||1||1/262,144; 1/15,600[d 2][d 3]||65,404||66,000|
|Dragon spear||1||1/349,525.33; 1/20,800[d 2][d 3]||38,381||37,440|
- 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.