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 8,258
Adamant kiteshield Adamant kiteshield 1 Uncommon 2,992
Air battlestaff Air battlestaff 1 Uncommon 8,996
Adamant mace Adamant mace 1 Uncommon 642
Rune dagger Rune dagger 1 Uncommon 4,412
Rune med helm Rune med helm 1 Uncommon 11,150
Rune full helm Rune full helm 1 Rare 20,674
Mystic gloves (dark) Mystic gloves (dark) 1 Rare 7,167


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air rune Air rune 30 Uncommon 150
Chaos rune Chaos rune 17–30 Uncommon 1,394–2,460
Fire rune Fire rune 35 Uncommon 175
Cosmic rune Cosmic rune 20 Uncommon 3,460


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1–3 Common 19–57
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1–3 Common 23–69
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1–3 Common 145–435
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1–3 Uncommon 694–2,082
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1–3 Uncommon 7,799–23,397
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1–3 Uncommon 855–2,565
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1–3 Uncommon 2,083–6,249
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1–3 Uncommon 1,285–3,855
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1–3 Uncommon 1,580–4,740
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1–3 Rare 1,599–4,797
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1–3 Rare 554–1,662


This monsters drops seeds from the rare allotment seed drop table.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Herb seed 5 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon 787
Herb seed 5 Irit seed 1 Uncommon 46
Belladonna seed 5 Belladonna seed 1 Uncommon 38
Poison ivy seed 5 Poison ivy seed 1 Rare 19
Cactus seed 5 Cactus seed 1 Rare 50
Herb seed 5 Avantoe seed 1 Rare 1,912
Herb seed 5 Kwuarm seed 1 Rare 363
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 64,102
Herb seed 5 Cadantine seed 1 Rare 1,267
Herb seed 5 Lantadyme seed 1 Rare 2,596
Herb seed 5 Dwarf weed seed 1 Rare 705
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 Very rare 53,535


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250 Coins 35–300 Common Not sold
Swordfish Swordfish 1 Common 226
Pure essence Pure essence 65 (noted) Common 195
Eye of newt Eye of newt 1 Uncommon 4
Mithril ore Mithril ore 1 Uncommon 145
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 10,351
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Rare 10,288
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 535
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Rare 12,463
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Very rare 676
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Very rare 14,405
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,933
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,530
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 737
Law rune Law rune 45 Very rare 8,730
Death rune Death rune 45 Very rare 9,360
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 4,800
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 3,528
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,360
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,552
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Very rare 11,900
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 6,400
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,423
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,173
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 59,221
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,927
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,474
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,752
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 3,008
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare 865

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