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 8,221
Adamant kiteshield Adamant kiteshield 1 Uncommon 2,967
Air battlestaff Air battlestaff 1 Uncommon 8,983
Adamant mace Adamant mace 1 Uncommon 635
Rune dagger Rune dagger 1 Uncommon 4,432
Rune med helm Rune med helm 1 Uncommon 11,091
Rune full helm Rune full helm 1 Rare 20,639
Mystic gloves (dark) Mystic gloves (dark) 1 Rare 5,934


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air rune Air rune 30 Uncommon 150
Chaos rune Chaos rune 17–30 Uncommon 1,275–2,250
Fire rune Fire rune 35 Uncommon 175
Cosmic rune Cosmic rune 20 Uncommon 2,600


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1–3 Common 17–51
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1–3 Common 19–57
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1–3 Common 179–537
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1–3 Uncommon 598–1,794
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1–3 Uncommon 7,719–23,157
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1–3 Uncommon 947–2,841
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1–3 Uncommon 1,945–5,835
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1–3 Uncommon 1,266–3,798
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1–3 Uncommon 1,658–4,974
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1–3 Rare 1,527–4,581
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1–3 Rare 513–1,539


This monsters drops seeds from the rare allotment seed drop table.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Herb seed 5 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon 405
Herb seed 5 Irit seed 1 Uncommon 40
Belladonna seed 5 Belladonna seed 1 Uncommon 62
Poison ivy seed 5 Poison ivy seed 1 Rare 25
Cactus seed 5 Cactus seed 1 Rare 63
Herb seed 5 Avantoe seed 1 Rare 1,195
Herb seed 5 Kwuarm seed 1 Rare 605
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 58,294
Herb seed 5 Cadantine seed 1 Rare 1,682
Herb seed 5 Lantadyme seed 1 Rare 2,547
Herb seed 5 Dwarf weed seed 1 Rare 697
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 Very rare 51,115


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250 Coins 35–300 Common Not sold
Swordfish Swordfish 1 Common 222
Pure essence Pure essence 65 (noted) Common 130
Eye of newt Eye of newt 1 Uncommon 4
Mithril ore Mithril ore 1 Uncommon 125
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.

Show/hide rare drop table
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 3,000 Rare Not sold
Loop half of key Loop half of key 1 Rare 9,562
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Rare 9,737
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 557
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Rare 12,436
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Very rare 708
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Very rare 14,271
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,849
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,513
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 759
Law rune Law rune 45 Very rare 7,155
Death rune Death rune 45 Very rare 9,495
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 4,800
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 2,604
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,140
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,530
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Very rare 11,370
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 5,700
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,351
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,133
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 58,999
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,969
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,555
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,310
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,815
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare 835

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