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 8,146
Adamant kiteshield Adamant kiteshield 1 Uncommon 2,934
Air battlestaff Air battlestaff 1 Uncommon 8,982
Adamant mace Adamant mace 1 Uncommon 604
Rune dagger Rune dagger 1 Uncommon 4,416
Rune med helm Rune med helm 1 Uncommon 11,085
Rune full helm Rune full helm 1 Rare 20,608
Mystic gloves (dark) Mystic gloves (dark) 1 Rare 6,438


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Air rune Air rune 30 Uncommon 150
Chaos rune Chaos rune 17–30 Uncommon 1,615–2,850
Fire rune Fire rune 35 Uncommon 175
Cosmic rune Cosmic rune 20 Uncommon 2,620


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Grimy guam leaf Grimy guam leaf 1–3 Common 15–45
Grimy marrentill Grimy marrentill 1–3 Common 13–39
Grimy tarromin Grimy tarromin 1–3 Common 134–402
Grimy harralander Grimy harralander 1–3 Uncommon 685–2,055
Grimy ranarr weed Grimy ranarr weed 1–3 Uncommon 7,622–22,866
Grimy irit leaf Grimy irit leaf 1–3 Uncommon 829–2,487
Grimy avantoe Grimy avantoe 1–3 Uncommon 1,903–5,709
Grimy kwuarm Grimy kwuarm 1–3 Uncommon 1,171–3,513
Grimy cadantine Grimy cadantine 1–3 Uncommon 1,358–4,074
Grimy lantadyme Grimy lantadyme 1–3 Rare 1,403–4,209
Grimy dwarf weed Grimy dwarf weed 1–3 Rare 458–1,374


This monsters drops seeds from the rare allotment seed drop table.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Herb seed 5 Toadflax seed 1 Uncommon 841
Herb seed 5 Irit seed 1 Uncommon 49
Belladonna seed 5 Belladonna seed 1 Uncommon 58
Poison ivy seed 5 Poison ivy seed 1 Rare 18
Cactus seed 5 Cactus seed 1 Rare 99
Herb seed 5 Avantoe seed 1 Rare 1,615
Herb seed 5 Kwuarm seed 1 Rare 409
Herb seed 5 Snapdragon seed 1 Rare 58,322
Herb seed 5 Cadantine seed 1 Rare 1,122
Herb seed 5 Lantadyme seed 1 Rare 2,459
Herb seed 5 Dwarf weed seed 1 Rare 437
Herb seed 5 Torstol seed 1 Very rare 59,981


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250 Coins 35–300 Common Not sold
Swordfish Swordfish 1 Common 321
Pure essence Pure essence 65 (noted) Common 130
Eye of newt Eye of newt 1 Uncommon 5
Mithril ore Mithril ore 1 Uncommon 173
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 10,058
Tooth half of key Tooth half of key 1 Rare 11,353
Uncut sapphire Uncut sapphire 1 Rare 449
Runite bar Runite bar 1 Rare 12,415
Nature talisman Nature talisman 1 Very rare 808
Nature rune Nature rune 67 Very rare 14,606
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword 1 Very rare 37,817
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 1 Very rare 24,490
Uncut emerald Uncut emerald 1 Very rare 704
Law rune Law rune 45 Very rare 7,830
Death rune Death rune 45 Very rare 9,180
Steel arrow 5 Steel arrow 150 Very rare 4,800
Rune arrow 5 Rune arrow 42 Very rare 3,066
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 20 Very rare 1,260
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield 1 Very rare 22,576
Dragonstone Dragonstone 1 Very rare 11,924
Silver ore Silver ore 100 (noted) Very rare 7,400
Uncut ruby Uncut ruby 1 Very rare 1,282
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 1 Very rare 32,101
Dragon med helm Dragon med helm 1 Very rare 58,863
Rune spear Rune spear 1 Very rare 11,950
Shield left half Shield left half 1 Very rare 65,772
Dragon spear Dragon spear 1 Very rare 37,088
Uncut diamond Uncut diamond 1 Very rare 2,627
Rune javelin Rune javelin 5 Very rare 880

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