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Old School RuneScape uses the British convention for floor numbering: Ground floor, first floor, etc.
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.
Banshee
Banshee
Release date 26 January 2005 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat level 23
Always drops Nothing
Examine
A tortured screaming soul.
Combat info
Hitpoints 22
Aggressive Yes
Poisonous No
Max hit Without earmuffs: 8
With earmuffs: 2
Weakness Magic, Salve amulet (e)
Attack Styles
Magical melee
Slayer-icon Slayer info
Slayer level 15
Slayer XP 22
Category Banshee
Assigned by
Turael chatheadMazchna chatheadVannaka chatheadChaeldar chathead
Combat-icon Combat stats
Attack-icon Strength-icon Defence-icon Ranged-icon Magic-icon
22 15 22 1 1
Attack-icon Aggressive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +0
Defence-icon Defensive stats
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+5 +5 +5 +0 +5
Other bonuses Immunities
Strength-icon RangedStrength-icon Attack-icon Poison hitsplat Venom hitsplat
+0 +0 +0 Not immune Not immune
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 6
Banshee icon

Bansh​ees 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[U.K. floor], 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[U.K. floor], 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.

LocationsEdit

DropsEdit

Armour/WeaponsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Iron mace Iron mace 1 Uncommon 10
Iron dagger Iron dagger 1 Uncommon 5
Iron kiteshield Iron kiteshield 1 Rare 36
Mystic gloves (dark) Mystic gloves (dark) 1 Rare (1/512) 6,437

RunesEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air rune Air rune 3 Common 15
Fire rune Fire rune 7 Common 35
Cosmic rune Cosmic rune 2 Uncommon 244
Chaos rune Chaos rune 3; 7; 8 Uncommon 303–808

HerbsEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 7
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 Common 13
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 Common 123
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 517
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Rare 7,738
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 1,052
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,547
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 2,730
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,632
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,956
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 944

OtherEdit

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 25 Coins 13; 26; 35 Common Not sold
Pure essence Pure essence 13 (noted) Common 78
Fishing bait Fishing bait 7; 15 Common 28–60
Eye of newt Eye of newt 1 Uncommon 4
Iron ore Iron ore 1 Uncommon 113
Clue scroll (easy) Clue scroll (easy) 1 Rare Not sold

Rare drop table

In addition to the drops above, this monster also has access to the rare drop table.

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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 3,000 Common Not sold
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Common 912
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Common 7,913
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 17,210
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 847
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 1,698
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 667
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 216
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 13,802
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 12,584
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 12,062
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 24,543
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 37,923
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 3,392
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Rare 540
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 7,700
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,420
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Rare 22,568
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,100
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Rare 3,654
Law rune Law rune 45 Rare 9,315
Death rune Death rune 45 Rare 10,620
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Rare 15,409
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 32,169
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 59,231
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,198
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,629


TriviaEdit

  • Banshees become translucent when moving or turning but become solid when standing still.
  • Every time you land a hit on a banshee, no matter the number, it will regenerate 1 hitpoint.

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