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 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[?], 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[?], 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.




Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Iron mace Iron mace 1 Uncommon 13
Iron dagger Iron dagger 1 Uncommon 3
Iron kiteshield Iron kiteshield 1 Rare 27
Mystic gloves (dark) Mystic gloves (dark) 1 Rare (1/512) 6,008


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 352
Chaos rune Chaos rune 3; 7; 8 Uncommon 303–808


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 17
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 Common 12
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 Common 145
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 739
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 8,053
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 913
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,614
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 1,325
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,283
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,174
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 825


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 25 Coins 13; 26; 35 Common Not sold
Pure essence Pure essence 13 (noted) Common 52
Fishing bait Fishing bait 7; 15 Common 28–60
Eye of newt Eye of newt 1 Uncommon 4
Iron ore Iron ore 1 Uncommon 158
Clue scroll (easy) Clue scroll (easy) 1 Rare Not sold

Rare drop table

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

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Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 3,000 Rare Not sold
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Rare 8,066
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Rare 13,358
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 849
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Rare 12,443
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Very rare 804
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Very rare 17,353
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,967
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,570
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 875
Law rune Law rune 45 Very rare 12,690
Death rune Death rune 45 Very rare 10,305
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 4,800
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 2,646
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 840
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,640
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Very rare 11,932
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 7,900
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,590
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,219
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 59,159
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare 12,119
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,522
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,304
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,960
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare 715


  • 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.