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 7,793
Adamant kiteshield Adamant kiteshield 1 Uncommon 2,921
Air battlestaff Air battlestaff 1 Uncommon 8,921
Adamant mace Adamant mace 1 Uncommon 622
Rune dagger Rune dagger 1 Uncommon 4,477
Rune med helm Rune med helm 1 Uncommon 11,073
Rune full helm Rune full helm 1 Rare 20,603
Mystic gloves (dark) Mystic gloves (dark) 1 Rare 6,835


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air rune Air rune 30 Uncommon 150
Chaos rune Chaos rune 17–30 Uncommon 1,173–2,070
Fire rune Fire rune 35 Uncommon 175
Cosmic rune Cosmic rune 20 Uncommon 3,100


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1–3 Common 10–30
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1–3 Common 16–48
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1–3 Common 158–474
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1–3 Uncommon 617–1,851
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1–3 Uncommon 7,849–23,547
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1–3 Uncommon 896–2,688
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1–3 Uncommon 1,813–5,439
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1–3 Uncommon 1,249–3,747
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1–3 Uncommon 1,555–4,665
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1–3 Rare 1,516–4,548
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1–3 Rare 624–1,872


This monsters drops seeds from the rare allotment seed drop table.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Herb seed 5 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon 993
Herb seed 5 Irit seed 1 Uncommon 45
Belladonna seed 5 Belladonna seed 1 Uncommon 28
Poison ivy seed 5 Poison ivy seed 1 Rare 19
Cactus seed 5 Cactus seed 1 Rare 63
Herb seed 5 Avantoe seed 1 Rare 893
Herb seed 5 Kwuarm seed 1 Rare 332
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 62,784
Herb seed 5 Cadantine seed 1 Rare 1,096
Herb seed 5 Lantadyme seed 1 Rare 1,977
Herb seed 5 Dwarf weed seed 1 Rare 570
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 Very rare 54,938


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250 Coins 35–300 Common Not sold
Swordfish Swordfish 1 Common 208
Pure essence Pure essence 65 (noted) Common 195
Eye of newt Eye of newt 1 Uncommon 3
Mithril ore Mithril ore 1 Uncommon 116
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 9,767
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Rare 9,713
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 475
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Rare 12,336
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Very rare 1,063
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Very rare 15,477
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,793
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,474
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 676
Law rune Law rune 45 Very rare 7,605
Death rune Death rune 45 Very rare 9,540
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 4,800
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 2,730
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,240
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,520
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Very rare 11,568
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 5,200
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,284
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,097
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 59,144
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,940
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,557
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,528
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,723
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare 855

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