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 8,272
Adamant kiteshield Adamant kiteshield 1 Uncommon 2,900
Air battlestaff Air battlestaff 1 Uncommon 8,976
Adamant mace Adamant mace 1 Uncommon 573
Rune dagger Rune dagger 1 Uncommon 4,421
Rune med helm Rune med helm 1 Uncommon 11,092
Rune full helm Rune full helm 1 Rare 20,632
Mystic gloves (dark) Mystic gloves (dark) 1 Rare 8,215


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air rune Air rune 30 Uncommon 150
Chaos rune Chaos rune 17–30 Uncommon 1,377–2,430
Fire rune Fire rune 35 Uncommon 175
Cosmic rune Cosmic rune 20 Uncommon 3,180


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1–3 Common 10–30
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1–3 Common 11–33
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1–3 Common 111–333
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1–3 Uncommon 533–1,599
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1–3 Uncommon 10,942–32,826
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1–3 Uncommon 813–2,439
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1–3 Uncommon 1,772–5,316
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1–3 Uncommon 1,296–3,888
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1–3 Uncommon 1,470–4,410
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1–3 Rare 1,356–4,068
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1–3 Rare 575–1,725


This monsters drops seeds from the rare allotment seed drop table.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Herb seed 5 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon 964
Herb seed 5 Irit seed 1 Uncommon 48
Belladonna seed 5 Belladonna seed 1 Uncommon 46
Poison ivy seed 5 Poison ivy seed 1 Rare 20
Cactus seed 5 Cactus seed 1 Rare 52
Herb seed 5 Avantoe seed 1 Rare 760
Herb seed 5 Kwuarm seed 1 Rare 400
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 87,593
Herb seed 5 Cadantine seed 1 Rare 977
Herb seed 5 Lantadyme seed 1 Rare 1,715
Herb seed 5 Dwarf weed seed 1 Rare 411
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 Very rare 55,360


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250 Coins 35–300 Common Not sold
Swordfish Swordfish 1 Common 265
Pure essence Pure essence 65 (noted) Common 130
Eye of newt Eye of newt 1 Uncommon 3
Mithril ore Mithril ore 1 Uncommon 148
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 10,091
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Rare 10,045
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 482
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Rare 12,495
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Very rare 1,265
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Very rare 19,028
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,887
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,469
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 767
Law rune Law rune 45 Very rare 8,505
Death rune Death rune 45 Very rare 10,710
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 4,950
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 2,982
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,000
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,540
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Very rare 11,902
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 6,500
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,400
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,101
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 59,175
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,991
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,331
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,669
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,642
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare 605

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