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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.
Release date 26 January 2005 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat level 23
Always drops Nothing
A tortured screaming soul.
Combat info
Hitpoints 22
Aggressive No
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 Magic icon Ranged 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
Attack icon
Strength icon
Ranged Strength icon
Magic Damage icon
Poison hitsplat
Venom hitsplat
+0 +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[?], 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 29
Iron dagger Iron dagger 1 Uncommon 4
Iron kiteshield Iron kiteshield 1 Rare 35
Mystic gloves (dark) Mystic gloves (dark) 1 Rare (1/512) 7,726


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air rune Air rune 3 Common 15
Fire rune Fire rune 7 Common 42
Cosmic rune Cosmic rune 2 Uncommon 266
Chaos rune Chaos rune 3; 7; 8 Uncommon 282–752


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 14
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 Common 12
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 Common 146
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 633
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 7,012
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 905
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 2,210
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 1,964
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,258
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,597
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 648


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 169
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 6,630
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Rare 15,361
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 801
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Rare 12,477
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Very rare 666
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Very rare 12,864
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,924
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,652
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 726
Law rune Law rune 45 Very rare 8,145
Death rune Death rune 45 Very rare 9,900
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 6,000
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 3,066
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,060
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,645
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Very rare 11,550
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 7,400
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,502
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,214
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 59,116
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare 12,006
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,349
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 38,061
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 3,185
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare 735


  • 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.