Action bar

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An empty action bar

The action bar is an interface that features numbered slots onto which various abilities, prayers, spells, emotes, lodestone icons or items may be dragged and placed. This allows the usage of the assigned ability or item quickly by simply clicking on it in the action bar rather than searching for it in its respective menu, or alternatively pressing the corresponding key on their keyboard if the option to do so has been enabled.

Icons[edit | edit source]

At the top of the action bar are 4 icons that each serve different functions.

Constitution icon[edit | edit source]

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This icon will flash if a player falls below 20% of their maximum life points. It will turn green if the player is poisoned.

By default, clicking on this icon will queue the regenerate ability provided the player has some adrenaline.

If a player is poisoned and has a cure for poison in their inventory, they can right-click on this icon and choose to "cure poison". This will consume one dose of antipoison or the runes for a cure me spell. If a player has different kinds of antipoison (such as regular antipoison and super antipoison), the highest level type will be used. The prayer book from The Great Brain Robbery cannot be activated in this manner and must be used manually.

The players current number of life points are displayed as a red bar adjacent to this icon.

Auto-retaliate icon[edit | edit source]

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Crossed swords on this icon indicate that auto-retaliate is on, while a single sword indicates auto-retaliate is off.

The percentage of adrenaline built up is displayed as a yellow bar adjacent to this icon. Players can click directly on this bar to activate the weapon special attack ability which activates the currently equipped weapons special attack if it has one. Right-clicking on the bar can toggle this ability on or off.

Prayer icon[edit | edit source]

Prayer icon.png

This icon has the option to toggle quick prayers on and off. These quick prayers can be set by right-clicking the icon and choosing "select quick prayers" (or "select quick curses") to open a menu so players can choose which prayers or curses they wish to have activated when quick prayer is enabled.

If the player already has active prayers, toggling the quick prayers on will turn those off and turn on the quick prayers. If a player turns on prayers without toggling the Prayer icon, he or she can turn the prayers off completely by toggling the icon two times quickly. This is a good strategy to reduce Prayer point usage.

The players current number of Prayer points are displayed as a purple bar adjacent to this icon.

Summoning icon[edit | edit source]

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Right-clicking on the Summoning icon will display a menu with numerous options. These options can vary depending on the type of follower the player has at the time. By default, clicking on this icon will open the follower details interface. This can be changed to a variety of different choices by right-clicking, and selecting "Select left-click option".

Adjacent to this icon is a teal bar that by default displays a players current number of Summoning points. Players can click directly on this bar to toggle it between displaying their Summoning points or their familiars Summoning spell points.

Numerous pets can be interacted with in some manner including dialogue with the player and/or performing emotes. These can be accessed by right-clicking on the Summoning icon and choosing the "Interact" option.

Right-click options for Summoning familiars may include "Renew familiar", "Give BoB", "Take BoB", "Attack" or "Cast (special move)" depending on the type of familiar that was summoned.

Action bar slots[edit | edit source]

A filled action bar

Each action bar has 14 usable slots that the player can fill with items or skills. By using these slots, a player is able to easily find and select an ability that they would want to use. To use these abilities, the player only needs to press the corresponding key in the corner of the slot. (Note: In order for these 'shortcut keys' or 'hotkeys' to operate, the [Always-On Mode] button in the upper right corner of the chatbox must be set to {Off}.) These keys start out as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 0, - and =, but they can be changed by right clicking on the slot and selecting the "Customise Keybind" option, then selecting which key they would like to replace it with. The player can also just click on the ability's icon, to use the ability. The Quick Inventory slots (noted in the picture as having the keybind Z and X) by default are not bound to a key, these slots can be bound by the user under settings, or by right clicking.

To move abilities or inventory items to the action bar, simply drag any ability from the ability book, items from the inventory, prayer from the prayer list, or a few other choices. The action bar must be unlocked when attempting to drag skills from the skill book to the bar. Worn equipment slots may be added to the bar by dragging them from the worn equipment interface to the bar while nothing is equipped in that slot; this allows players to activate whatever item is in that slot at any given time without binding multiple items themselves. To unlock the action bar, simply left or right click on the small lock icon, next to the Quick Inventory slots.

Actions:

  • Abilities
  • Spells
  • Items
  • Equipment
  • Emotes
  • Prayers
  • Auras
  • Cure Poison button
  • Quick Prayers button
  • Summoning left-click option
  • Toggle Run
  • Worn equipment slots

Other features[edit | edit source]

Changing action bars[edit | edit source]

A player can have up to ten different action bars saved if a member, four if a non-member. The bar can be changed by clicking on the left or right arrow to the left of the twelve slots. The current bar selected will show up between the two arrows. Another way to select a different bar is by holding Shift followed by the number of the bar you want (Shift+1, Shift+2, etc.) or by right clicking on the number. These keybindings can be changed in the Controls tab of the game settings.

Initially, members only have six action bars. Four additional action bars can be bought from Solomon's General Store for the price of 195 RuneCoins each. A quick way to purchase an action bar from within the game is to right-click on the action bar number and select "Buy action bar". Action bars used to be able to be purchased for 100,000 Loyalty Points.

Lock[edit | edit source]

The little gold 'lock' icon on the right of the action bar will lock or unlock the slots of the currently selected bar. If locked, the player will not be able to drag any items or abilities on the bar, and tooltips won't be shown. However, the player can still drag items/abilities onto the action bar to replace existing/empty slots. If the cursor is paused on an item when the bar is 'unlocked', a description of the item will pop-up. To avoid the pop-up's, simply lock the bar again.

Rubbish bin[edit | edit source]

The rubbish bin is found in the Combat Settings tab of the Powers ribbon, accessed by the F4 button, or by clicking the powers icon. A small yellow icon located to the right of the action bar is the rubbish bin.

To remove an icon from the action bar, drag it onto the rubbish bin or the game world. Alternatively, you can select 'clear all' from the right-click menu of the rubbish bin to remove all icons on your action bar.

Minimising[edit | edit source]

Found in the top-right of the action bar, clicking this button will completely hide the action bar, or expand it if it's already hidden. Right-clicking the button gives the option to toggle weapon sheathing. If the action bar is minimised, then toggling weapon sheathing via the * key will not work. For those playing in Legacy mode, to toggle sheathe, click on the combat settings, then hover over the crossed sword icon top left. Click on this icon to toggle sheathe. When weapons are sheathed, the player will display skill level when moused-over; when unsheathed, players will show combat level.

Multiple action bars[edit | edit source]

An additional action bar

In Game Settings, one can enable up to four additional action bars, which can be placed anywhere on the interface and shaped like the original bar. Each bar will display one of those you have set up on your original bar, so these cannot be used to "save" more bars. Keybinds function like the original bar and are assigned in the Controls menu.

Sharing[edit | edit source]

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Following an update, players can share their action bars with each other. To share, the players need to be on each others' friend lists. To share, go into the powers menu, select the combat settings tab and click the share button beside the action bar at the bottom. The receiving player will then see a menu akin to the one on the right, and must click accept to accept the share.

Spells and abilities that the player has not unlocked will not show up on the action bar if someone else tries to share it.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

The update history project is a work-in-progress - not all updates to this topic may be covered below. See here for how to help out!
  • patch 20 May 2019 (Update):.
    • There is now an interact option when using the summoning medallion for Revenant pets.
  • nxt 13 May 2019 (Update):.
    • Fixed the issue causing white outlines to remain around action bar boxes when hovered over.
  • patch 18 February 2019 (Update):
    • Secondary action bar keybinds will now function when the main action bar is minimised.
    • Interfaces that grey and lock the use of keybinds will no longer show keybinds as available if the action bars are updated.
  • patch 11 February 2019 (Update):
    • Switching weapons quickly will now auto-switch to the correct action bar.
  • patch 21 January 2019 (Update):
    • Added a small delay when equipping items from the action bar so that they can't accidentally be instantly removed.
    • There is a new user setting called "Automatically trigger regenerate" which activates when leaving combat. The setting can be found under Gameplay-> Combat-> Action Bar.
      • This setting is disabled by default for existing users but will be enabled by default for any new users or any returning users that have lapsed for over 3 months.
  • ninja 21 January 2019 (Update):
    • Allowed a worn slot to be added to an action bar slot, allowing you to use that slot's options even when switching items.
  • patch 17 September 2018 (Update):
    • The abilities on your action bar will consistently light up if they're off cooldown.
  • patch 29 May 2018 (Update):
    • Casting certain spells on interface components via the action bar will no longer cause players to disconnect.
  • hotfix 13 February 2018:
    • Sharing an action bar containing lodestone teleports no longer displays the wrong information and causes disconnections.
  • ninja 12 February 2018 (Update):
    • Players may now open the 'Select left click option menu' for familiars during combat.
  • patch 25 September 2017 (Update):
    • Abilities and spells now correctly light up when they are available on the ability bar.
  • patch 24 July 2017 (Update):
    • Players can now drag abilities onto locked action bar during Blood Pact while on Path System.
  • patch 8 February 2016 (Update):
    • Augmented Ganodermic items now display correctly on the action bar.
  • patch 2 November 2015 (Update):
    • Summoning a pet via the Summoning medallion will now consistently set the pet into the same movement mode as the player.