Banshee

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Banshees are Slayer monsters found in the Slayer Tower 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[edit | edit source]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

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. The 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 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.

As banshees drop many types of herbs and seeds, players can make use of seedicide and herbicide to convert them to experience. A herb bag, charming imp and gem bag can also be useful for collecting their drops.

Champion's Challenge[edit | edit source]

Banshees are one of the 'races' who have lesser champions in the Champion's 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[edit | edit source]

The average Banshee kill is worth 1,233.83 coins.

Charms[edit | edit source]

Nothing
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89%2–3%7%1%0.3–0.4%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 83,610 kills.
1 item is dropped at a time.
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Main drops[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Estimated based on 51,443 kills from the RuneMetrics drop logging project.

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Estimated based on 51,443 kills from the RuneMetrics drop logging project.

Rare drop table drops[edit | edit source]

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items are not required to access the table, but they will increase the chance of accessing the rare drop table and may also improve the loot received from it.
Rare drop table.png Rare drop table:
Rare drop table
Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Coins_250.png: RS3 Banshee drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 250-500CoinsF2P icon.png250–500Common250-500250-500
Uncut sapphire.png: RS3 Banshee drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphireF2P icon.png1Common63115
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Banshee drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emeraldF2P icon.png1Common50630
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Banshee drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut rubyF2P icon.png1Common52360
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Banshee drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamondF2P icon.png1Common979120
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Banshee drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamondF2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare44,055-53,8455,400-6,600
Loop half of a key.png: RS3 Banshee drops Loop half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Loop half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common9,1570
Tooth half of a key.png: RS3 Banshee drops Tooth half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Tooth half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common9,2770
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Banshee drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon5,585600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Banshee drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare251,325-307,17527,000-33,000
Dragon longsword.png: RS3 Banshee drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,71260,000
Off-hand dragon longsword.png: RS3 Banshee drops Off-hand dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Off-hand dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,38260,000
Dragon spear.png: RS3 Banshee drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)P2P icon.png1Rare34,05437,440
Battlestaff.png: RS3 Banshee drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)P2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare730,800-893,200756,000-924,000
Rune javelin.png: RS3 Banshee drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelinF2P icon.png5Rare9001,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Banshee drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png1Uncommon38,66140,000
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Banshee drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Rare in quantity 18-22 (noted)Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png18–22 (noted)Rare695,898-850,542720,000-880,000
Shield left half.png: RS3 Banshee drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)P2P icon.png1Rare65,63066,000
Dragon helm.png: RS3 Banshee drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon57,67360,000
Rune arrowheads.png: RS3 Banshee drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheadsF2P icon.png113–137Common17,063-20,687678-822
Onyx bolts.png: RS3 Banshee drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)P2P icon.png135–165Very rare985,635-1,204,6651,104,165-1,349,535
Water talisman.png: RS3 Banshee drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Water talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare33,320-40,180136-164
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Banshee drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Earth talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare14,416-17,384136-164
Raw lobster.png: RS3 Banshee drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobsterF2P icon.png135–165 (noted)Common58,185-71,11522,950-28,050
Raw shark.png: RS3 Banshee drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 225-275 (noted)Raw shark (m)P2P icon.png225–275 (noted)Uncommon363,825-444,67540,500-49,500
Big bones.png: RS3 Banshee drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bonesF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon18,360-22,1400
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Banshee drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bonesF2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare256,320-313,2800
Drakolith stone spirit.png: RS3 Banshee drops Drakolith stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-35Drakolith stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Uncommon3,875-5,425Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Banshee drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common704Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Banshee drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-30Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Uncommon6,350-7,620Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Banshee drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common508Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Banshee drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-30Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Rare8,800-10,560Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Banshee drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png3Common2,886Not alchemisable
Orichalcite stone spirit.png: RS3 Banshee drops Orichalcite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-35Orichalcite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Rare4,000-5,600Not alchemisable
Grimy torstol.png: RS3 Banshee drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon686,610-839,1900
Grimy snapdragon.png: RS3 Banshee drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon153,000-187,0000
Super restore (4).png: RS3 Banshee drops Super restore (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Super restore (4) (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon172,080-210,3208,100-9,900
Prayer potion (4).png: RS3 Banshee drops Prayer potion (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Prayer potion (4)F2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon388,305-474,5955,130-6,270
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Banshee drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon4,746-5,424532-608
Dwarf weed seed.png: RS3 Banshee drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon60,186-68,784532-608
Magic seed.png: RS3 Banshee drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)P2P icon.png4Uncommon169,7841,012
Palm tree seed.png: RS3 Banshee drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)P2P icon.png10Rare42,4601,520
Flax.png: RS3 Banshee drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)FlaxF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Common60,750-74,2501,350-1,650
Molten glass.png: RS3 Banshee drops Molten glass with rarity Common in quantity 45-55 (noted)Molten glass (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Common23,760-29,04045-55
Soft clay.png: RS3 Banshee drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clayF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Uncommon368,550-450,450450-550
Yew logs.png: RS3 Banshee drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon22,372-26,9786,528-7,872
Yew logs.png: RS3 Banshee drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png675–825 (noted)Rare222,075-271,42564,800-79,200
Teak plank.png: RS3 Banshee drops Teak plank with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Teak plank (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon21,465-26,23513,500-16,500
Mahogany plank.png: RS3 Banshee drops Mahogany plank with rarity Rare in quantity 270-330 (noted)Mahogany plank (m)P2P icon.png270–330 (noted)Rare411,210-502,590243,000-297,000
Vecna skull.png: RS3 Banshee drops Vecna skull with rarity Rare in quantity 1Vecna skull (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[d 1]606,4496,000
Cheese+tom batta.png: RS3 Banshee drops Cheese+tom batta with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Cheese+tom batta (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 2]5031
Blurberry Special.png: RS3 Banshee drops Blurberry Special with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blurberry Special (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 3]13,16518
Hazelmere's signet ring.png: RS3 Banshee drops Hazelmere's signet ring with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Hazelmere's signet ring (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 4]2,147,446,846300,000
Brawling gloves (Melee).png: RS3 Banshee drops Brawling gloves (Melee) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Melee) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Magic).png: RS3 Banshee drops Brawling gloves (Magic) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Magic) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Ranged).png: RS3 Banshee drops Brawling gloves (Ranged) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Ranged) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Agility).png: RS3 Banshee drops Brawling gloves (Agility) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Agility) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Cooking).png: RS3 Banshee drops Brawling gloves (Cooking) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Cooking) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (FM).png: RS3 Banshee drops Brawling gloves (FM) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (FM) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Fishing).png: RS3 Banshee drops Brawling gloves (Fishing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Fishing) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Hunter).png: RS3 Banshee drops Brawling gloves (Hunter) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Hunter) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Mining).png: RS3 Banshee drops Brawling gloves (Mining) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Mining) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Prayer).png: RS3 Banshee drops Brawling gloves (Prayer) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Prayer) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Smithing).png: RS3 Banshee drops Brawling gloves (Smithing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Smithing) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Thieving).png: RS3 Banshee drops Brawling gloves (Thieving) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Thieving) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (WC).png: RS3 Banshee drops Brawling gloves (WC) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (WC) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 1.png: RS3 Banshee drops Crystal triskelion fragment 1 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 1 (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 2.png: RS3 Banshee drops Crystal triskelion fragment 2 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 2 (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 3.png: RS3 Banshee drops Crystal triskelion fragment 3 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 3 (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
  1. ^ Vecna skull requires tier 4 luck. Chance is 1/1280 per roll of the rare drop table with the tier 4 luck requirement.
  2. ^ Cheese+tom batta indicates a roll for Hazelmere's signet ring without tier 4 luck.
  3. ^ Blurberry Special indicates a failed 1/10 roll for Hazelmere's signet ring with tier 4 luck.
  4. ^ Hazelmere's signet ring requires tier 4 luck. Rarer than the vecna skull.

Universal drops[edit | edit source]

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These items are dropped alongside main drops.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Graphical updates[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included - see here for how to help out!
  • ninja 26 October 2020 (Update):
    • Monsters with multiple variants will now consistently spawn as those variants when newly placed in the Personal Slayer Dungeon.
      • This includes banshees.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Stu's Twitter account. 17 November 2017. (Archived from the original on 22 January 2019.) Mod Stu: "Had a look at the code: * It only drops on member worlds * Looks like a 1/1,000 drop chance, no modifiers * It just flags a variable and messages "You have unlocked the ability to burn bones on bonfires!", so it's easy to miss you've unlocked it"