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 8,274
Adamant kiteshield Adamant kiteshield 1 Uncommon 3,051
Air battlestaff Air battlestaff 1 Uncommon 9,027
Adamant mace Adamant mace 1 Uncommon 682
Rune dagger Rune dagger 1 Uncommon 4,540
Rune med helm Rune med helm 1 Uncommon 11,187
Rune full helm Rune full helm 1 Rare 20,714
Mystic gloves (dark) Mystic gloves (dark) 1 Rare 6,839


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air rune Air rune 30 Uncommon 150
Chaos rune Chaos rune 17–30 Uncommon 1,666–2,940
Fire rune Fire rune 35 Uncommon 175
Cosmic rune Cosmic rune 20 Uncommon 2,460


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1–3 Common 13–39
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1–3 Common 11–33
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1–3 Common 116–348
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1–3 Uncommon 651–1,953
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1–3 Uncommon 6,553–19,659
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1–3 Uncommon 783–2,349
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1–3 Uncommon 1,475–4,425
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1–3 Uncommon 1,115–3,345
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1–3 Uncommon 1,247–3,741
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1–3 Rare 1,191–3,573
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1–3 Rare 519–1,557


This monsters drops seeds from the rare allotment seed drop table.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Herb seed 5 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon 489
Herb seed 5 Irit seed 1 Uncommon 33
Belladonna seed 5 Belladonna seed 1 Uncommon 28
Poison ivy seed 5 Poison ivy seed 1 Rare 14
Cactus seed 5 Cactus seed 1 Rare 30
Herb seed 5 Avantoe seed 1 Rare 1,105
Herb seed 5 Kwuarm seed 1 Rare 432
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 51,923
Herb seed 5 Cadantine seed 1 Rare 1,291
Herb seed 5 Lantadyme seed 1 Rare 1,802
Herb seed 5 Dwarf weed seed 1 Rare 644
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 Very rare 48,322


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250 Coins 35–300 Common Not sold
Swordfish Swordfish 1 Common 221
Pure essence Pure essence 65 (noted) Common 195
Eye of newt Eye of newt 1 Uncommon 4
Mithril ore Mithril ore 1 Uncommon 177
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 11,450
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Rare 11,076
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 663
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Rare 12,457
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Very rare 780
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Very rare 14,539
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,950
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,554
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 870
Law rune Law rune 45 Very rare 9,810
Death rune Death rune 45 Very rare 10,260
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 4,950
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 3,780
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,340
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,605
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Very rare 12,078
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 7,600
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,449
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,191
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 59,139
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare 12,001
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,701
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,513
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 3,026
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare 830