So - why Mighty Banshee's?
I shall compile a small list;
[*]Easy to get to.
[*]15-20% boost to your attack/strength stats.
[*]Limited competition for spaces - 90% of the time no competition.
[*]Pure Essence drops pay for the trip, so its always free, and usually turns a nice profit.
[*]Pretty much a guaranteed Effigy and a Hard Clue Scroll Drop everytime
[*]Lots of Green charms .. i can make so many Bunyips its exciting.
[/list]I'll be honest, i don't know the exact xp/hr, however they are easy to hit, and wearing a salve amulet/salve amulet (e) you get a 15/20% boost to stats .. so let's say its better than average.
43+ Prayer - 60+ is preferred .. but it's do-able with 43.
Whatever the quest requirement levels are.
Quest Requirements/Recommended Quests:
Red - Requirements.
Orange - Will just make your training easier/faster.
Gertrudes Cat, Icthlarin's Little Helper, The Restless Ghost, Smoking Kills - This is the quest you need to go down the actual waterfall where banshee's are located.
Priest in Peril, Haunted Mine - Access to the Salve Amulet (15% boost to Strength/Attack) - the main reason we are training on the undead.
Haunted Mine, Tarn's Lair - Access to the Salve Amulet (e) (20% boost to Strength/Attack) - i recommend taking the time to get this upgrade, its worth the time spent. It can however be a bit tricky, so this video-guide might help: Tarn's Lair (Thanks to Zybez)
Black Knights Fortress, Druidic Ritual, Recruitment Drive - This gives you access to the Initiate armour, not the best prayer armour, but it will suffice.
Sea Slug, Recruitment Drive, Priest in Peril, The Lost Tribe, Rune Mysteries, Wanted, The Slug Menace - This gives you access to the Proselyte armour, the upgraded version of Initiate.
Love Story - You get the ability to use "Chip" house tab's to make them teleport you to any of the house locations - without having a house there. This quest has a LOT of requirements, so instead of posting them, i will link you to the guide at Zybez .. which makes my life easier, and probably yours. Love Story Guide
Gear: (The First item is the preferred - unless stated otherwise.)
Masked Earmuffs, Full Slayer Helmet (It doesn't matter which .. whatever you find more aesthetically pleasing.)
Salve Amulet/Salve Amulet (e)
Proseltye Hauberk/Initiate whateverthechestpieceiscalled
Proseltye Tassets (Or the boy version)/Initiate whateverthelegpieceiscalled
Bandos Boots/Dragon Boots - Bandos has a +1 prayer, Dragon has +4 Strength .. i prefer Dragon to be honest.
Ring of Wealth, Berzerker Ring, Warrior Ring - I go with RoW .. its given me a 1mil onyx bolt drop, and 2x 750k Torstol drops. If you are maxing your XP though, feel free to wear Zerk/Warrior.
Saradomin Sword, Whip + Dragon Defender, Korasi Sword + Dragon Defender, Dragon Scimitar + Dragon Defender. (You should wear the defender if you are not using the Saradomin Sword as you will be praying anyway, so no damage will be taken)
4 x Super Attack
4 x Super Strength
1x Crim Charm
1x Green Charm
1x Blue Charm
1 x Noted Pure Essence
1 x Teletab for Pollinveach/House teleport if your house is in Pollinveach.
Fill up the rest of your inventory with prayer potions.
How to get there/Where to train when inside:
Use your House teleport tablet, or the chipped tablet .. This is by far the best way to get there.
Ring of Dueling or Amulet of Glory to Al Karid, then take the carpet to Pollinveach .. however you will have to leave space in your inventory for cash, and possibly removing your shield - so bear that in mind.
Once you are there, go south to the well you went down in the Smoking Kills quest.
When in the well, you should already know where the banshee's are, however here is a map that points out where the well is, and where you should train!
By tynisa at 2011-09-10
This shows where the well is in Pollinveach .. i shouldn't have to, but whatever.
By tynisa at 2011-09-10
The training spots. I use the eastside wall, i find the rock placements are better - its a little easier for them to line up around you.
If they go un-aggressive, change to the north or south spot on the same side of the wall you are on. If both sites are un-agressive, run a little south towards the exit and they will become aggresive again.
ALWAYS PRAY MELEE It's amazing how quickly they can bite through you when you aren't praying.
I don't think i have left anything out - however this is once again a nice basic guide for you to get started in your quest for melee XP. There are always ways to improve, so please feel free.