This article is about the stronger variant. For the superior variant, see Screaming twisted banshee.

Twisted Banshees are stronger variants of banshees that require level 15 Slayer to kill. They are found exclusively within the Catacombs of Kourend, in a multicombat area. There is a safe spot on the southern side of the east-most room. Players must wear earmuffs or a slayer helmet while fighting them in order to avoid the effects of their screams; which causes the player to take 7 damage and have their stats greatly reduced in Attack, Strength, Defence, Ranged, Magic, Prayer, and Agility with every attack received.

As they are undead, the Crumble Undead spell and the salve amulet do work on them.

Twisted Banshees can be a great source of herbs and pure essence for Ironman due to their triple herb drop and common drop of 65 (noted) pure essence.

A dwarf multi-cannon cannot be used to kill Twisted Banshees.



Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Battlestaff Battlestaff 1 Uncommon 8,376
Adamant kiteshield Adamant kiteshield 1 Uncommon 3,030
Air battlestaff Air battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,044
Adamant mace Adamant mace 1 Uncommon 634
Rune dagger Rune dagger 1 Uncommon 4,550
Rune med helm Rune med helm 1 Uncommon 11,212
Rune full helm Rune full helm 1 Rare 20,739
Mystic gloves (dark) Mystic gloves (dark) 1 Rare 10,491


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air rune Air rune 30 Uncommon 150
Chaos rune Chaos rune 17–30 Uncommon 1,734–3,060
Fire rune Fire rune 35 Uncommon 175
Cosmic rune Cosmic rune 20 Uncommon 2,980


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1–3 Common 17–51
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1–3 Common 15–45
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1–3 Common 163–489
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1–3 Uncommon 830–2,490
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1–3 Uncommon 8,238–24,714
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1–3 Uncommon 923–2,769
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1–3 Uncommon 2,091–6,273
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1–3 Uncommon 1,607–4,821
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1–3 Uncommon 1,409–4,227
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1–3 Rare 1,328–3,984
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1–3 Rare 1,018–3,054


This monsters drops seeds from the rare allotment seed drop table.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Herb seed 5 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon 1,380
Herb seed 5 Irit seed 1 Uncommon 95
Belladonna seed 5 Belladonna seed 1 Uncommon 44
Poison ivy seed 5 Poison ivy seed 1 Rare 336
Cactus seed 5 Cactus seed 1 Rare 194
Herb seed 5 Avantoe seed 1 Rare 2,077
Herb seed 5 Kwuarm seed 1 Rare 871
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 49,893
Herb seed 5 Cadantine seed 1 Rare 1,138
Herb seed 5 Lantadyme seed 1 Rare 1,658
Herb seed 5 Dwarf weed seed 1 Rare 1,215
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 Very rare 73,806


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250 Coins 35–300 Common Not sold
Swordfish Swordfish 1 Common 393
Pure essence Pure essence 65 (noted) Common 260
Eye of newt Eye of newt 1 Uncommon 4
Mithril ore Mithril ore 1 Uncommon 181
Clue scroll (hard) Clue scroll (hard) 1 Rare (1/128) Not sold
Ancient shard Ancient shard 1 Rare (1/266.66) Not sold
Dark totem base Dark totem base 1 Rare (1/400) Not sold
Dark totem middle Dark totem middle 1 Rare (1/400) Not sold
Dark totem top Dark totem top 1 Rare (1/400) 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 8,703
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Rare 13,676
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 986
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Rare 12,362
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Very rare 734
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Very rare 16,549
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,973
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,618
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 994
Law rune Law rune 45 Very rare 11,745
Death rune Death rune 45 Very rare 12,915
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 4,800
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 3,822
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,340
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,635
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Very rare 12,093
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 7,900
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,772
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,228
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 59,352
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare 12,168
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,488
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,843
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 3,735
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare 760