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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.
Release date 26 January 2005 (Update)
Members? Yes
Combat level 23
Always drops Nothing
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. 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 count as undead, the effects of the salve amulets will work on them. It should also be noted that they will heal 1 hitpoint every time you hit.

Use a slayer helmet to 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 10
Iron dagger Iron dagger 1 Uncommon 9
Iron kiteshield Iron kiteshield 1 Rare 54
Mystic gloves (dark) Mystic gloves (dark) 1 Rare (1/512) 6,597


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 316
Chaos rune Chaos rune 3; 7; 8 Uncommon 306–816


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 8
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 Common 11
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 Common 69
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 512
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 6,927
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 1,158
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,994
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 4,238
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 2,183
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,801
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 1,891


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 25 Coins 13; 26; 35 Common Not sold
Pure essence Pure essence 13 (noted) Common 117
Fishing bait Fishing bait 7; 15 Common 28–60
Eye of newt Eye of newt 1 Uncommon 4
Iron ore Iron ore 1 Uncommon 122
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 1,678
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Common 7,059
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Common 23,163
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Uncommon 1,505
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Uncommon 2,209
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Uncommon 509
Chaos talisman Chaos talisman 1 Uncommon 249
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Uncommon 18,157
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Uncommon 13,714
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Rare 12,861
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Rare 26,757
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Rare 40,430
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Rare 4,283
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Rare 695
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Rare 9,300
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Rare 1,160
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Rare 25,138
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Rare 5,100
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Rare 4,788
Law rune Law rune 45 Rare 9,540
Death rune Death rune 45 Rare 12,870
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Rare 20,830
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Rare 36,224
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Rare 63,202
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 72,260
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 41,087


  • 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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