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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 charmGreen charmCrimson charmBlue charm
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 clawBronze claw1Common1,000
Off-hand bronze clawOff-hand bronze claw1Common268
Mithril arrow 5Mithril arrow40Uncommon880
Staff of airStaff of air1Uncommon1,709
Iron kiteshieldIron kiteshield1Rare3,210
Iron maceIron mace1Rare1,454
Dark mystic glovesDark mystic gloves1Very rare8,298
Air runeAir rune3Common123
Chaos runeChaos rune3; 7; 10Uncommon348–1,160
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon910
Fire runeFire rune6; 7Uncommon540–630
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common357
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common92
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common2,978
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common269
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon10,149
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Common710
Marrentill seed 5Marrentill seed1Common119
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed1Common4,741
Toadflax seed 5Toadflax seed1Uncommon2,126
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Common282
Tarromin seed 5Tarromin seed1Common74
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed1Common42
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Uncommon2,159
Ranarr seed 5Ranarr seed1Uncommon811
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed1Rare603
Bittercap mushroom spore 5Bittercap mushroom spore1Rare1,693
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon1,751
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon3,967
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon1,077
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon6,946
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon7,084
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon2,232
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed1Rare450
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1Rare57
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed1Rare99
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed1Rare820
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed1Rare22
Coins 1000Coins500–1,400Common500–1,400
Thin snailThin snail1–2Common391–782
Fishing baitFishing bait7; 15Common35–75
PikePike1Common24
Iron oreIron ore(noted)Common369
Eye of newtEye of newt1Uncommon10
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Uncommon478
Rare drop tableRare drop table1RareNot sold

Tertiary drops

Item Quantity Rarity GE price
Sealed clue scroll (easy)Sealed clue scroll (easy)1RareNot sold
Ghostly essenceGhostly essence1–10Rare7,274–72,740
Spirit sapphireSpirit sapphire1RareNot sold
Spirit emeraldSpirit emerald1RareNot sold
Spirit rubySpirit ruby1RareNot sold
Starved ancient effigyStarved ancient effigy1Very rareNot sold
Banshee Champion's scrollBanshee Champion's scroll1Very rare[1]Not sold
Ghost hunter goggles (70)Ghost hunter goggles1Very rareNot sold
Ghost hunter body (70)Ghost hunter body1Very rareNot sold
Ghost hunter legsGhost hunter legs1Very rareNot sold
Ghost hunter backpackGhost hunter backpack1Very rareNot sold
EctoplasmatorEctoplasmator1Very rareNot sold
Deployable herb burnerDeployable herb burner1Very rareNot sold
CremationCremation1Very 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 250Coins250–500Common250–500
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Common478
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common822
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,270
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,681
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare120,645–147,455
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common12,113
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common15,367
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,491
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare562,095–687,005
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common58,303
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,211
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare673,200–822,800
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare905
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,310
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,977
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common14,464–17,536
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,072,305–1,310,595
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,143
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare1,156
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare245,440–309,632
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare13,455–16,974
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare11,200–15,680
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common55,080–67,320
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon194,400–237,600
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,016–13,284
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare314,640–384,560
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon20,800–114,400
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common33,300–40,700
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon42,840–52,360
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common20,342–23,248
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare196,155–239,745
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare92,160–112,640
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common6,798
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare101,970–124,630
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon610,920–746,680
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon183,960–224,840
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon172,530–210,870
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon147,645–180,455
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon8,442–9,648
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon6,300–7,200
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon168,616
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare461,900
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common41,850–51,150
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common13,185–16,115
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon263,250–321,750
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,832–14,268
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare117,450–143,550
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon13,770–16,830
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare224,100–273,900
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon9,513
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*95,118
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,590,640,621
Brawling gloves (Melee)Brawling gloves (Melee)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Magic)Brawling gloves (Magic)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Ranged)Brawling gloves (Ranged)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Agility)Brawling gloves (Agility)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Cooking)Brawling gloves (Cooking)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (FM)Brawling gloves (FM)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Fishing)Brawling gloves (Fishing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Hunter)Brawling gloves (Hunter)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Mining)Brawling gloves (Mining)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Prayer)Brawling gloves (Prayer)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Smithing)Brawling gloves (Smithing)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (Thieving)Brawling gloves (Thieving)1Very rareNot sold
Brawling gloves (WC)Brawling gloves (WC)1Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1Crystal triskelion fragment 11Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2Crystal triskelion fragment 21Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3Crystal 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 tokenKey token1RareNot sold
Mimic kill tokenMimic kill token1Very rare9,410

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