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 21
Iron dagger Iron dagger 1 Uncommon 6
Iron kiteshield Iron kiteshield 1 Rare 40
Mystic gloves (dark) Mystic gloves (dark) 1 Rare (1/512) 6,498


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 312
Chaos rune Chaos rune 3; 7; 8 Uncommon 288–768


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1 Common 17
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1 Common 14
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1 Common 138
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1 Uncommon 746
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1 Uncommon 6,523
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1 Uncommon 779
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1 Uncommon 1,336
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1 Uncommon 1,072
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1 Rare 1,313
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1 Rare 1,143
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1 Rare 505


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 25 Coins 13; 26; 35 Common Not sold
Pure essence Pure essence 13 (noted) Common 39
Fishing bait Fishing bait 7; 15 Common 21–45
Eye of newt Eye of newt 1 Uncommon 4
Iron ore Iron ore 1 Uncommon 91
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 10,743
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Rare 8,969
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 613
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Rare 12,441
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Very rare 711
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Very rare 14,472
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,868
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,548
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 780
Law rune Law rune 45 Very rare 10,080
Death rune Death rune 45 Very rare 10,170
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 4,650
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 4,074
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,140
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,613
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Very rare 11,754
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 7,500
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,371
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,251
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 59,190
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare 12,071
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,861
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,581
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,878
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare 800


  • 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.