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Banshees are Slayer monsters that require level 15 Slayer and earmuffs 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.

When banshees are killed with a normal contract, the player will get 3.1 experience points, and 18.6 on special contracts.

Locations

Strategy

Players should wear earmuffs, masked earmuffs, a Slayer helmet, or a Mask of Mourning/Helm of Keening when fighting banshees. Not having the required equipment will cause the player to take damage equal to 10% of their constitution level. Combat statistics and Agility are also reduced, which can be annoying for players wishing to use the shortcuts in the Slayer Tower.

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.

Banshees are considered undead, so a salve amulet or salve amulet (e) will work. An ectoplasmator will also provide the player with Prayer experience.

Morytania legs 4 will provide a 10% boost to slayer experience if in the the slayer tower and on task. A contract with Markus will provide even more additional slayer experience if the task is completed in the Slayer Tower.

Herbicide, Seedicide, the charming imp and a Gem bag are useful.

Champions' Challenge

Banshees are one of the 'races' who have lesser champions in the Champions' Challenge Distraction and Diversion. To fight the Banshee Champion, the player must kill banshees until one drops a Champion's scroll, a very rare drop.

Drops

Charms

No charmGold charm.pngGreen charm.pngCrimson charm.pngBlue charm.png
89%2–3%7%1%0.3–0.4%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 82,199 kills.
1 charm is dropped at a time.
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Main drop

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Bronze claw.pngBronze claw1Common1,444
Off-hand bronze claw.pngOff-hand bronze claw1Common328
Mithril arrow.pngMithril arrow40Uncommon840
Staff of air.pngStaff of air1Uncommon2,013
Iron kiteshield.pngIron kiteshield1Rare3,464
Iron mace.pngIron mace1Rare1,964
Dark mystic gloves.pngDark mystic gloves1Very rare8,233
Air rune.pngAir rune3Common270
Chaos rune.pngChaos rune3; 7; 10Uncommon456–1,520
Cosmic rune.pngCosmic rune2Uncommon824
Fire rune.pngFire rune6; 7Uncommon954–1,113
Grimy guam.pngGrimy guam1Common709
Grimy tarromin.pngGrimy tarromin1Common105
Grimy marrentill.pngGrimy marrentill1Common2,307
Grimy harralander.pngGrimy harralander1Common741
Grimy kwuarm.pngGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon11,782
Limpwurt seed.pngLimpwurt seed1Common5,207
Marrentill seed.pngMarrentill seed1Common179
Spirit weed seed.pngSpirit weed seed1Common78,260
Toadflax seed.pngToadflax seed1Uncommon9,872
Strawberry seed.pngStrawberry seed1Common1,075
Tarromin seed.pngTarromin seed1Common137
Wildblood seed.pngWildblood seed1Common189
Watermelon seed.pngWatermelon seed1Uncommon3,590
Ranarr seed.pngRanarr seed1Uncommon976
Lantadyme seed.pngLantadyme seed1Rare726
Bittercap mushroom spore.pngBittercap mushroom spore1Rare1,768
Grimy ranarr.pngGrimy ranarr1Uncommon1,860
Grimy irit.pngGrimy irit1Uncommon5,008
Grimy avantoe.pngGrimy avantoe1Uncommon1,043
Grimy lantadyme.pngGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon7,551
Grimy dwarf weed.pngGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon8,476
Grimy cadantine.pngGrimy cadantine1Uncommon4,322
Dwarf weed seed.pngDwarf weed seed1Rare822
Whiteberry seed.pngWhiteberry seed1Rare136
Cactus seed.pngCactus seed1Rare1,016
Belladonna seed.pngBelladonna seed1Rare1,007
Jangerberry seed.pngJangerberry seed1Rare79
Coins 1000.pngCoins500–1,400Common500–1,400
Thin snail.pngThin snail1–2Common1,074–2,148
Fishing bait.pngFishing bait7; 15Common35–75
Pike.pngPike1Common29
Iron ore.pngIron ore(noted)Common449
Eye of newt.pngEye of newt1Uncommon10
Uncut sapphire.pngUncut sapphire1Uncommon809
Rare drop table.pngRare drop table1RareNot sold

Tertiary drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Sealed clue scroll (easy).pngSealed clue scroll (easy)1RareNot sold
Ghostly essence.pngGhostly essence1–10Rare6,423–64,230
Spirit sapphire.pngSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emerald.pngSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit ruby.pngSpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Starved ancient effigy.pngStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
Banshee Champion's scroll.pngBanshee Champion's scroll1Very rare[1]Not sold
Ghost hunter goggles.pngGhost hunter goggles1Very rareNot sold
Ghost hunter body.pngGhost hunter body1Very rareNot sold
Ghost hunter legs.pngGhost hunter legs1Very rareNot sold
Ghost hunter backpack.pngGhost hunter backpack1Very rareNot sold
Ectoplasmator.pngEctoplasmator1Very rareNot sold
Deployable herb burner.pngDeployable herb burner1Very rareNot sold
Cremation.pngCremation1Very rareNot sold
  1. ^ 1/5000 drop rate

Rare drop table drops

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items such as a ring of wealth or luck of the dwarves are not required to access the table.
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Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Coins 250.pngCoins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphire.pngUncut sapphire1Common809
Uncut emerald.pngUncut emerald1Common2,555
Uncut ruby.pngUncut ruby1Common1,842
Uncut diamond.pngUncut diamond1Common4,843
Uncut diamond.pngUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare217,935–266,365
Loop half of a key.pngLoop half of a key1Common11,053
Tooth half of a key.pngTooth half of a key1Common11,538
Uncut dragonstone.pngUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,077
Uncut dragonstone.pngUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare543,465–664,235
Dragon longsword.pngDragon longsword1Common56,212
Dragon spear.pngDragon spear1Rare35,861
Battlestaff.pngBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare542,160–662,640
Rune javelin.pngRune javelin5Rare905
Rune platebody.pngRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebody.pngRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left half.pngShield left half1Rare64,399
Dragon helm.pngDragon helm1Uncommon58,601
Rune arrowheads.pngRune arrowheads113–137Common14,916–18,084
Onyx bolts.pngOnyx bolts135–165Very rare1,003,725–1,226,775
Chaos talisman.pngChaos talisman1Rare1,923
Nature talisman.pngNature talisman1Rare1,473
Water talisman.pngWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare164,320–207,296
Earth talisman.pngEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare12,025–15,170
Fire talisman.pngFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare5,225–7,315
Raw lobster.pngRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common47,655–58,245
Raw shark.pngRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon321,075–392,425
Big bones.pngBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon13,804–16,646
Dragon bones.pngDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare384,480–469,920
Coal.pngCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon22,400–123,200
Gold ore.pngGold ore90–110 (noted)Common52,830–64,570
Adamantite ore.pngAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon40,860–49,940
Adamant bar.pngAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common24,654–28,176
Adamant bar.pngAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare237,735–290,565
Runite ore.pngRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare127,710–156,090
Rune bar.pngRune bar(noted)Common8,955
Rune bar.pngRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare134,325–164,175
Grimy torstol.pngGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon485,010–592,790
Grimy snapdragon.pngGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon161,010–196,790
Super restore (4).pngSuper restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon125,910–153,890
Prayer potion (4).pngPrayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon130,950–160,050
Lantadyme seed.pngLantadyme seed14–16Uncommon10,164–11,616
Dwarf weed seed.pngDwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon11,508–13,152
Magic seed.pngMagic seed4Uncommon209,856
Palm tree seed.pngPalm tree seed10Rare396,000
Flax.pngFlax450–550 (noted)Common43,200–52,800
Molten glass.pngMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common27,585–33,715
Soft clay.pngSoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon188,550–230,450
Yew logs.pngYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,356–13,694
Yew logs.pngYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare112,725–137,775
Teak plank.pngTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon16,740–20,460
Mahogany plank.pngMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare356,670–435,930
Blurberry Special.pngBlurberry Special1Uncommon12,008
Vecna skull.pngVecna skull1Very rare*124,871
Hazelmere's signet ring.pngHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,432,268,388
Brawling gloves (Melee).pngBrawling gloves (Melee)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic).pngBrawling gloves (Magic)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged).pngBrawling gloves (Ranged)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility).pngBrawling gloves (Agility)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking).pngBrawling gloves (Cooking)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM).pngBrawling gloves (FM)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing).pngBrawling gloves (Fishing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter).pngBrawling gloves (Hunter)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining).pngBrawling gloves (Mining)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer).pngBrawling gloves (Prayer)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing).pngBrawling gloves (Smithing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving).pngBrawling gloves (Thieving)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC).pngBrawling gloves (WC)1Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1.pngCrystal triskelion fragment 11Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2.pngCrystal triskelion fragment 21Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3.pngCrystal triskelion fragment 31Very rareNot sold

Universal drops

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These drops are dropped alongside main drops.
Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Key token.pngKey token1RareNot sold
Mimic kill token.pngMimic kill token1Very rare5,575

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