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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 claw1Common891
Off-hand bronze clawOff-hand bronze claw1Common258
Mithril arrow 5Mithril arrow40Uncommon880
Staff of airStaff of air1Uncommon1,689
Iron kiteshieldIron kiteshield1Rare2,869
Iron maceIron mace1Rare1,243
Dark mystic glovesDark mystic gloves1Very rare9,425
Air runeAir rune3Common123
Chaos runeChaos rune3; 7; 10Uncommon342–1,140
Cosmic runeCosmic rune2Uncommon850
Fire runeFire rune6; 7Uncommon660–770
Grimy guamGrimy guam1Common344
Grimy tarrominGrimy tarromin1Common50
Grimy marrentillGrimy marrentill1Common2,788
Grimy harralanderGrimy harralander1Common97
Grimy kwuarmGrimy kwuarm1Uncommon5,677
Limpwurt seed 5Limpwurt seed1Common525
Marrentill seed 5Marrentill seed1Common79
Spirit weed seed 5Spirit weed seed1Common5,431
Toadflax seed 5Toadflax seed1Uncommon1,863
Strawberry seed 5Strawberry seed1Common235
Tarromin seed 5Tarromin seed1Common71
Wildblood seed 5Wildblood seed1Common35
Watermelon seed 5Watermelon seed1Uncommon1,181
Ranarr seed 5Ranarr seed1Uncommon499
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed1Rare329
Bittercap mushroom spore 5Bittercap mushroom spore1Rare1,658
Grimy ranarrGrimy ranarr1Uncommon1,170
Grimy iritGrimy irit1Uncommon2,984
Grimy avantoeGrimy avantoe1Uncommon693
Grimy lantadymeGrimy lantadyme1Uncommon4,288
Grimy dwarf weedGrimy dwarf weed1Uncommon3,676
Grimy cadantineGrimy cadantine1Uncommon1,816
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed1Rare299
Whiteberry seed 5Whiteberry seed1Rare43
Cactus seed 5Cactus seed1Rare113
Belladonna seed 5Belladonna seed1Rare479
Jangerberry seed 5Jangerberry seed1Rare20
Coins 1000Coins500–1,400Common500–1,400
Thin snailThin snail1–2Common390–780
Fishing baitFishing bait7; 15Common28–60
PikePike1Common20
Iron oreIron ore(noted)Common394
Eye of newtEye of newt1Uncommon6
Uncut sapphireUncut sapphire1Uncommon364
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 essence1–10Rare7,896–78,960
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 sapphire1Common364
Uncut emeraldUncut emerald1Common712
Uncut rubyUncut ruby1Common1,073
Uncut diamondUncut diamond1Common2,420
Uncut diamondUncut diamond45–55 (noted)Rare108,900–133,100
Loop half of a keyLoop half of a key1Common10,727
Tooth half of a keyTooth half of a key1Common13,919
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone1Uncommon12,115
Uncut dragonstoneUncut dragonstone45–55 (noted)Rare545,175–666,325
Dragon longswordDragon longsword1Common57,616
Dragon spearDragon spear1Rare36,648
BattlestaffBattlestaff180–220 (noted)Rare751,500–918,500
Rune javelinRune javelin5Rare890
Rune platebodyRune platebody1Uncommon37,480
Rune platebodyRune platebody15–25 (noted)Rare562,200–937,000
Shield left halfShield left half1Rare64,867
Dragon helmDragon helm1Uncommon58,904
Rune arrowheads 5Rune arrowheads113–137Common15,594–18,906
Onyx bolts 5Onyx bolts135–165Very rare1,070,550–1,308,450
Chaos talismanChaos talisman1Rare1,183
Nature talismanNature talisman1Rare765
Water talismanWater talisman65–82 (noted)Rare238,550–300,940
Earth talismanEarth talisman65–82 (noted)Rare14,820–18,696
Fire talismanFire talisman25–35 (noted)Rare7,575–10,605
Raw lobsterRaw lobster135–165 (noted)Common25,650–31,350
Raw sharkRaw shark225–275 (noted)Uncommon172,800–211,200
Big bonesBig bones68–82 (noted)Uncommon11,016–13,284
Dragon bonesDragon bones180–220 (noted)Rare339,120–414,480
CoalCoal200–1,100 (noted)Uncommon21,400–117,700
Gold oreGold ore90–110 (noted)Common29,070–35,530
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore180–220 (noted)Uncommon39,960–48,840
Adamant barAdamant bar14–16 (noted)Common25,508–29,152
Adamant barAdamant bar135–165 (noted)Rare245,970–300,630
Runite oreRunite ore90–110 (noted)Rare101,340–123,860
Rune barRune bar(noted)Common8,169
Rune barRune bar45–55 (noted)Rare122,535–149,765
Grimy torstolGrimy torstol90–110 (noted)Uncommon367,380–449,020
Grimy snapdragonGrimy snapdragon90–110 (noted)Uncommon111,420–136,180
Super restore (4)Super restore (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon162,540–198,660
Prayer potion (4)Prayer potion (4)45–55 (noted)Uncommon120,195–146,905
Lantadyme seed 5Lantadyme seed14–16Uncommon4,606–5,264
Dwarf weed seed 5Dwarf weed seed14–16Uncommon4,186–4,784
Magic seed 5Magic seed4Uncommon111,696
Palm tree seed 5Palm tree seed10Rare225,200
FlaxFlax450–550 (noted)Common38,250–46,750
Molten glassMolten glass45–55 (noted)Common9,855–12,045
Soft claySoft clay450–550 (noted)Uncommon268,650–328,350
Yew logsYew logs68–82 (noted)Uncommon10,948–13,202
Yew logsYew logs675–825 (noted)Rare108,675–132,825
Teak plankTeak plank45–55 (noted)Uncommon13,005–15,895
Mahogany plankMahogany plank270–330 (noted)Rare208,710–255,090
Blurberry SpecialBlurberry Special1Uncommon8,380
Vecna skullVecna skull1Very rare*165,646
Hazelmere's signet ringHazelmere's signet ring1Very rare*1,758,438,364
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 rare9,049

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