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 7,921
Adamant kiteshield Adamant kiteshield 1 Uncommon 2,941
Air battlestaff Air battlestaff 1 Uncommon 8,918
Adamant mace Adamant mace 1 Uncommon 624
Rune dagger Rune dagger 1 Uncommon 4,424
Rune med helm Rune med helm 1 Uncommon 11,035
Rune full helm Rune full helm 1 Rare 20,600
Mystic gloves (dark) Mystic gloves (dark) 1 Rare 7,588


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air rune Air rune 30 Uncommon 150
Chaos rune Chaos rune 17–30 Uncommon 1,071–1,890
Fire rune Fire rune 35 Uncommon 175
Cosmic rune Cosmic rune 20 Uncommon 3,280


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1–3 Common 8–24
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1–3 Common 10–30
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1–3 Common 143–429
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1–3 Uncommon 591–1,773
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1–3 Uncommon 7,991–23,973
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1–3 Uncommon 875–2,625
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1–3 Uncommon 1,963–5,889
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1–3 Uncommon 1,441–4,323
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1–3 Uncommon 1,582–4,746
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1–3 Rare 1,779–5,337
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1–3 Rare 552–1,656


This monsters drops seeds from the rare allotment seed drop table.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Herb seed 5 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon 894
Herb seed 5 Irit seed 1 Uncommon 49
Belladonna seed 5 Belladonna seed 1 Uncommon 51
Poison ivy seed 5 Poison ivy seed 1 Rare 24
Cactus seed 5 Cactus seed 1 Rare 76
Herb seed 5 Avantoe seed 1 Rare 979
Herb seed 5 Kwuarm seed 1 Rare 275
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 65,991
Herb seed 5 Cadantine seed 1 Rare 794
Herb seed 5 Lantadyme seed 1 Rare 2,046
Herb seed 5 Dwarf weed seed 1 Rare 546
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 Very rare 59,334


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250 Coins 35–300 Common Not sold
Swordfish Swordfish 1 Common 334
Pure essence Pure essence 65 (noted) Common 130
Eye of newt Eye of newt 1 Uncommon 4
Mithril ore Mithril ore 1 Uncommon 110
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 9,924
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Rare 10,166
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 466
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Rare 12,402
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Very rare 749
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Very rare 16,951
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,841
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,482
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 749
Law rune Law rune 45 Very rare 7,110
Death rune Death rune 45 Very rare 9,585
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 4,950
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 2,730
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,320
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,507
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Very rare 11,786
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 4,600
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,320
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,036
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 59,022
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,896
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,437
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,554
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,912
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare 880

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