Emotes

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Emote button.png
The Emotes Interface

Emotes are animations that a player can select for their character to perform. Before Quick Chat was released, emotes were one of the only ways for muted players to communicate. Most emotes may be unlocked by free players, but there exists certain emotes that only members may unlock. All emotes are usable in any server, be it free player or paying player servers. Emotes are accessible with the Emotes tab, a tab that may be found on the Chat window interface by default.

Emotes are used primarily for entertainment, amusement and communication. Emotes are also used for certain clue scrolls and quests. They generally do not give any bonuses or in-game advantage to the performing player.

Emote icons that are bright in colour represent emotes that you have unlocked; either by default, or through the completion of a circumstance. On the other hand, dimmed out emote icons represent the emotes you have yet to unlock. Though the icon itself is obscured showing mostly the black frame, one can still hover over each locked emote to know its name, while clicking it hints what you have to do to obtain it.

Default[edit | edit source]

Default emotes are emotes unlocked upon creating an account. Thus, all players readily start off with 23 emotes regardless of gameplay progress.

These 23 emotes comprise of simple animations mainly for communication in complement with the chat system, though they are also be used in treasure trail as a part of completing a clue scroll. One may use emotes when muted in means of communicating with others.

A player performing the Dance emote.
Icon Name Icon Name Icon Name Icon Name
Yes emote icon.png
Yes
No emote icon.png
No
Bow emote icon.png
Curtsy emote icon.png
Bow & Curtsy [R 1]
(enhanced)
Angry emote icon.png
Angry
(enhanced)
Think emote icon.png
Think
Wave emote icon.png
Wave
Shrug emote icon.png
Shrug
Cheer emote icon.png
Cheer
Beckon emote icon.png
Beckon
(enhanced)
Laugh emote icon.png
Laugh
Jump for Joy emote icon.png
Jump for Joy
Yawn emote icon.png
Yawn
(enhanced)
Dance emote icon.png
Dance
(enhanced)
Jig emote icon.png
Jig
Spin emote icon.png
Twirl
Headbang emote icon.png
Headbang
Cry emote icon.png
Cry
Blow Kiss emote icon.png
Blow Kiss
Panic emote icon.png
Panic
Raspberry emote icon.png
Raspberry
Clap emote icon.png
Clap
Salute emote icon.png
Salute
  1. ^ Bow is standard for male characters and Curtsy for female. Male characters can perform Curtsy by right-clicking on the Bow icon and choosing Curtsy while females can perform Bow by right-clicking on the Curtsy icon.

Quests[edit | edit source]

These emotes are related to certain quests. Quests emotes can be unlocked during a quest or as a reward after completion of a quest.

Though previously, all quests related to these emotes required membership subscription to be started, two of the three have since been made free-to-play, meaning that the Troubadour Dance and Pulled Away emotes are no longer members-only.

A player performing the Troubadour Dance emote.
Icon Name Info
Goblin Bow emote icon.png
Goblin Bow These emotes are unlocked during The Lost Tribe quest.
Goblin Salute emote icon.png
Goblin Salute
Troubadour Dance emote icon.png
Troubadour Dance This emote is a reward from the quest One Piercing Note.
Pulled away emote icon.png
Pulled Away This emote is a reward from the quest Broken Home.

Activities and gameplay[edit | edit source]

Emotes under this category pertains to the nature of a particular gameplay or activity on RuneScape. These emotes can only be encountered if the player reaches a point in gameplay and their requirements to be unlock vary vastly.

Random events[edit | edit source]

These emotes are related to the discontinued random events. Players must be presented with the event itself and complete it to unlock the emotes. Presently, random events emotes may be unlocked via Iffie of Thessalia's Fine Clothes.

When completing either the Mime or Gravedigger random event, players are rewarded the usual random event gift and would have the option to unlock an emote, along with either the typical costume piece or fixed number of resource rewards. Following an update on 24 October 2012, random events were removed all together and the emotes were temporarily discontinued until they were made complimentary with a purchased costume part from Iffie in Varrock on a later date.[1]

A player performing the Zombie Walk emote.
Icon Name Info
Glass Box emote icon.png
Glass Box These emotes are unlocked from buying a piece of the mime costume.
Climb Rope emote icon.png
Climb Rope
Lean emote icon.png
Lean
Glass Wall emote icon.png
Glass Wall
Zombie Walk emote icon.png
Zombie Walk These emotes are unlocked from buying a piece of the zombie costume.
Zombie Dance emote icon.png
Zombie Dance

Achievements[edit | edit source]

These emotes are related to certain achievements in the game. Achievements emotes vary in requirements, conditions and restrictions of method to be unlocked.

The Cape emote is unlocked by default, though is categorised as an achievements emote due to the restriction of skill mastery. Without an eligible cape, the message: You need to be wearing a skillcape in order to perform this emote. will appear in the chatbox even though this does not necessarily work with only skillcapes.

A player performing the Taskmaster emote.
Icon Name Info
Skillcape emote icon.png Cape To perform this emote you will need to be wearing one of the 28 Capes of Accomplishments or 28 Master capes of Accomplishments, which can be bought from selected NPCs once achieving skill mastery (level 99) or true skill mastery (104,273,167 experience) respectively.
To perform this emote you will need to be wearing one of the 4 Expert Skillcapes, which can be created by combining a combination of skill shards obtained from training skills over level 99.
To perform this emote you will need to be wearing one of the 5 Capes of Distinctions, which vary in requirements such as having an account of a specific age, logged in RuneScape Classic, achieving level 99 in all skills and "completing" the game. Milestone capes are an exception as they do not have an emote.
Air Guitar emote icon.png
Air Guitar This emote is unlocked once 500 or more music tracks have been attained.
Demonic Rock Off.png
Demonic Rock Off This emote is unlocked once 1,000 or more music tracks have been attained.
Explore emote icon.png
Explore This emote is unlocked after completing all the beginner Lumbridge and Draynor Tasks.
Taskmaster emote icon.png
Taskmaster This emote is unlocked after completing every task in the Achievements system.
Round of Applause.png Round of Applause This emote is temporarily unlocked by winning a Seasonal Hiscores competition.

Player security[edit | edit source]

These emotes are related to the Stronghold of Security. Player security emotes are unlocked level intervals of the dungeon from the central chest.

A player performing the Stomp emote.
Icon Name Info
Idea emote icon.png
Idea This emote is unlocked from the Box of Health.
Stomp emote icon.png
Stomp This emote is unlocked from the Cradle of Life.
Flap emote icon.png
Flap
(enhanced)
This emote is unlocked from the Gift of Peace.
Slap Head emote icon.png
Slap Head This emote is unlocked from the Grain of Plenty.

Player safety[edit | edit source]

This emote is related to the Misthalin Training Centre of Excellence or the Stronghold of Player Safety. The Safety First emote is unlocked depending on the registered age of the player's account.

A player performing the Safety First emote.
Icon Name Info
Safety First emote icon.png
Safety First This emote is unlocked by completing the player safety test if the account's registered age is under the age of 13.
This emote is unlocked by opening the chest in the secure sector of the Stronghold of Player Safety if the account's registered age is of or above the age of 13.

Court cases[edit | edit source]

This emote is related to the Court Cases distractions and diversions, which in general requires completion of the quest King's Ransom to be started. The Faint emote is unlocked after completing a specific court case.

Icon Name Info
Faint emote icon.png
Faint This emote is unlocked after completing the mime court case.

Prifddinas[edit | edit source]

These emotes are related to the Hefin Agility Course of the elven city Prifddinas. Hefin emotes are unlocked in random order as a possible reward from a light creature when completing laps on the agility course.

A player performing the Hefin Ward emote.

In general, Prifddinas requires the completion of the quest Plague's End and it's preceding elf quest series alongside the required level 77 Agility to access the course.

Icon Name Icon Name
Hefin Lotus emote icon.png
Hefin Lotus
Hefin Bow emote icon.png
Hefin Bow
Hefin Ward emote icon.png
Hefin Ward
Hefin Crane emote icon.png
Hefin Crane

Others[edit | edit source]

Emotes in this category are mainly emotes with strict restrictions requiring players to be in a specific place or a specific form to be executed.

Penguin[edit | edit source]

These emotes are related to the quest Cold War and the clockwork suit. Penguin emotes are unique in which they could only be played when the player takes form of a penguin in the clockwork suit.

Penguin emotes were first encountered during the Cold War quest in which a sequence was used to convince the penguin at Ardougne Zoo. After the quests, players may reaccess the emotes by wearing the suit via Chuck or Jim as many times as pleased.

Icon Name Emote Icon Name Emote
Shiver (Penguin) emote icon.png
Shiver
Penguin Shiver.gif
Cheer (Penguin) emote icon.png
Cheer
Penguin Cheer.gif
Spin (Penguin) emote icon.png
Twirl
Penguin Spin.gif
Wave (Penguin) emote icon.png
Wave
Penguin Wave.gif
Clap (Penguin) emote icon.png
Clap
Penguin Clap.gif
Preen emote icon.png
Preen
Penguin Preen.gif
Bow (Penguin) emote icon.png
Bow
Penguin Bow.gif
Flap (Penguin) emote icon.png
Flap
Penguin Flap.gif

Acrobatics[edit | edit source]

These emotes are related to Balthazar Beauregard's Big Top Bonanza Agility performance. Acrobatics emotes are unique in which they could only be played on a tightrope during the Agility performance, and varies in succession with a player's Agility level.

Acrobatics emotes are found under the Minigames tab instead of the usual Emotes tab, due to the fact that these emotes are considered as acts. Higher level in the Agility skill will allow the player to succeed in a wider variety of acts that accumulate higher point score and also experience in the skill.

A player performing the Backflip emote.
Icon Name Suggested level Icon Name Suggested level
Small hop emote icon.png Small hop 10 No-hand cartwheel emote icon.png No-hand cartwheel 70
One-leg balance emote icon.png One-leg balance 20 Forward roll emote icon.png Forward roll 80
Twirl emote icon.png Twirl 30 Large leap emote icon.png Large leap 90
Handstand emote icon.png Handstand 40 Backflip emote icon.png Backflip 99
Cartwheel emote icon.png Cartwheel 50 balls Juggle Depends on juggle item
Small leap emote icon.png Small leap 60

Clan theatre[edit | edit source]

These emotes are related to the clan citadel. Clan theatre emotes are a unique set of emotes that are visible by default in the Emotes tab if the player is in the vicinity of a clan citadel, though they cannot be played anywhere around the citadel except the clan theatre itself.

Clan theatre emotes are not found in the Emotes tab by default unless within a clan citadel, though they can be found when filtered. Playing the emotes anywhere else other than the clan theatre will prompt the message: You may only perform this emote on the clan theatre stage. or You may only perform this emote while sitting in the clan theatre audience. depending on the type of emote.

Clan theatre emotes comprise of dramatic theatrical animations used in plays and acting scenes in the theatre. One can only build a clan theatre once the citadel is at least tier 5.

A player performing the Dramatic Death emote.
On stage Audience
Icon Name Icon Name
Kneel emote icon.png
Kneel center‎ Raise Hand (Sitting)
Beg emote icon.png
Begging
Wave (Sitting) emote icon.png
Wave (Sitting)
Stir Cauldron emote icon.png
Stir Cauldron
Cheer (Sitting) emote icon.png
Cheer (Sitting)
Cheer (Theatre) emote icon.png
Cheer
Throw Tomato (Sitting) emote icon.png
Throw Tomato (Sitting)
Tantrum emote icon.png
Tantrum
Throw Flowers (Sitting) emote icon.png
Throw Flowers (Sitting)
Dramatic Death emote icon.png
Dramatic Death
Agree (Sitting) emote icon.png
Agree (Sitting)
Jump & Yell emote icon.png
Jump & Yell
Point (Sitting) emote icon.png
Point (Sitting)
Point emote icon.png
Point
Whistle (Sitting) emote icon.png
Whistle (Sitting)
Punch emote icon.png
Punch
Thumbs-Up (Sitting) emote icon.png
Thumbs-Up (Sitting)
Raise Hand emote icon.png
Raise Hand
Sitting (Thumbs Down) emote icon.png
Thumbs-Down (Sitting)
Make Speech emote icon.png
Make Speech
Clap (Sitting) emote icon.png
Clap (Sitting)
Sword Fight emote icon.png
Sword Fight

Holiday and seasonal[edit | edit source]

Emotes under this category pertains to the recurring holiday and world events which until today is part of RuneScape tradition. These emotes can only be unlocked by partaking in one of the many events, either just by participating, completing or in exchange for a event's unique currency.

Holiday events[edit | edit source]

These emotes are related to holiday events. Holiday events emotes are unlocked upon completion of a seasonal event of a particular year, and are unique to the events as they cannot be unlocked by any other means.

Players were introduced the first holiday emote during the 2005 Hallowe'en event, which was the emote Scared. Unlike other holiday rewards, all previous holiday events emotes will be unlocked given that the player completed the event on that particular year.

Easter[edit | edit source]

A player performing the Invoke Spring emote.
Icon Name Info
Bunny-hop emote icon.png
Bunny-hop This emote is unlocked during the 2006 Easter event. Available on all Easter events from 2006 onwards.
Around the World in Eggty Days emote icon.png
Around the World in Eggty Days This emote is unlocked after completing the 2009 Easter event. Available on all Easter events from 2009 onwards.
Invoke Spring emote icon.png
Invoke Spring This emote is unlocked after completing the 2011 Easter event. Available on all Easter events from 2011 onwards.
Butterfly Dervish emote icon.png
Butterfly Dervish This emote is unlocked by talking to Memstix during the Tribute to Guthix. Available on all Easter events from 2013 onwards.
Cabbage Facepunch Bonanza emote icon.png
Cabbage Facepunch Bonanza This emote is unlocked by surviving 40 (non-consecutive) rounds as human in Cabbage Facepunch Bonanza during the 2014 Spring event. Available on all Easter events from 2014 onwards.
Egg Juggler emote icon.png
Egg Juggler This emote is unlocked after completing the 2015 Easter event. Available on all Easter events from 2015 onwards.
Easter Trick or Treat emote icon.png
Easter Trick or Treat This emote is unlocked after completing the 2016 Easter event. Available on all Easter events from 2016 onwards. As a reward for completing the 2017 Easter event the Human to Bunny emote was added as an additional option.

Hallowe'en[edit | edit source]

A player performing the first ever unlockable holiday events emote, the Scared emote.
Icon Name Info
Scared emote icon.png
Scared This emote is unlocked during the 2005 Hallowe'en event. Available on all Hallowe'en events from 2005 onwards.
Zombie Hand emote icon.png
Zombie Hand This emote is unlocked after completing the 2007 Hallowe'en event. Available on all Hallowe'en events from 2007 onwards.
Trick emote icon.png
Trick This emote is unlocked during the 2008 Hallowe'en event. Available on all Hallowe'en events from 2008 onwards.
Puppet Master emote icon.png
Puppet Master This emote is unlocked after completing the 2010 Hallowe'en event. Available on all Hallowe'en events from 2010 onwards.
Living on Borrowed Time emote icon.png
Living on Borrowed Time This emote is unlocked after completing the 2011 Hallowe'en event. Available on all Hallowe'en events from 2011 onwards.
The Architect emote icon.png
The Architect This emote is unlocked for participating in the Lumbridge Rebuildathon after Stage 2. Available on all Hallowe'en events from 2013 onwards.
Proto Pack emote icon.png
Proto Pack This emote is unlocked for participating in the 2014 Hallowe'en event for 3 (non-consecutive) days. Available on all Hallowe'en events from 2014 onwards.
Ghost Story emote icon.png
Ghost Story This emote is unlocked for completing 5 of the ghost stories in the 2017 Hallowe'en event.

Christmas[edit | edit source]

A player performing the Rockin' Around the Tree emote.
Icon Name Info
Snowman Dance emote icon.png
Snowman Dance This emote is unlocked during the 2007 Christmas event. Available on all Christmas events from 2007 onwards.
Freeze emote icon.png
Freeze This emote is unlocked during the 2008 Christmas event. Available on all Christmas events from 2008 onwards.
Dramatic Point emote icon.png
Dramatic Point This emote is unlocked during the 2009 Christmas event. Available on all Christmas events from 2009 onwards.
Seal of Approval emote icon.png
Seal of Approval This emote is unlocked after completing the 2010 Christmas event. Available on all Christmas events from 2010 onwards.
Chaotic Cookery emote icon.png
Chaotic Cookery This emote is unlocked after completing the 2011 Christmas event. Available on all Christmas events from 2011 onwards.
Rockin' Around the Tree emote icon.png
Rockin' Around the Tree This emote is unlocked after completing the 2013 Christmas event. Available on all Christmas events from 2013 onwards.
Cracker Pull emote icon.png
Cracker Pull This emote is unlocked once the Giant Cracker during the 2014 Christmas event is looted for the first time. Available on all Christmas events from 2014 onwards.
Ice Skating Champion emote icon.png
Ice Skating Champion This emote is unlocked after completing Episode 2 of the 2015 Christmas event. Available on all Christmas events from 2015 onwards.
The Snow-drobe emote icon.png
The Snow-drobe This emote is unlocked after completing the first part of the 2016 Christmas event. Available on all Christmas events from 2016 onwards.

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

A player performing the Celebrate Emote.
Icon Name Info
Give thanks emote icon.png
Give Thanks
(enhanced)
This emote is unlocked after completing the 2008 Thanksgiving event. Available on all Thanksgiving events from 2008 onwards.
Celebrate emote icon.png
Celebrate This emote is unlocked in conjunction of the Diamond Jubilee celebration.
Mexican Wave emote icon.png
Mexican wave These emotes are purchased with 1,000 contribution points each during the Gielinor Games.
Sportsman emote icon.png
Sportsman
Super September emote icon.png
Super September This emote is unlocked during the Super September event.
Surfboard emote icon.png
Surfboard This emote is unlocked when redeeming the Surfboard emote token available during the Summer Beach Party.
15 Year emote icon.png
15 Year This emote is unlocked during the 15 Year Anniversary Celebrations after collecting 12 statues. It has 15 variations.
15th Anniversary Dance emote icon.png
15th Anniversary Dance This emote is unlocked during the 15 Year Anniversary Celebrations after adding four statues to the party garden.
Energised emote icon.png
Energised This emote is unlocked as a part of the Heart of Gielinor: Encampment event. In order to perform the emote, players must wield both the energised arm cannon and the off-hand energised arm cannon.
Deathbeard transform emote icon.png
Deathbeard transform This emote is unlocked after turning in at least 8,500 Phantom doubloons during the Deathbeard's Demise event.
Test of Strength emote icon.png
Test of Strength This emote is unlocked when redeeming the Test of strength emote token available during the Spring Fayre.
Dance Step emote icon.png
Dance Step This emote is unlocked when redeeming the Fayre dancer emote pack 1 token available during the Spring Fayre.
Samba Step emote icon.png
Samba Step This emote is unlocked when redeeming the Fayre dancer emote pack 1 token available during the Spring Fayre.
Skip Step emote icon.png
Skip Step This emote is unlocked when redeeming the Fayre dancer emote pack 2 token available during the Spring Fayre.
Twirl Step emote icon.png
Twirl Step This emote is unlocked when redeeming the Fayre dancer emote pack 2 token available during the Spring Fayre.
NovtumberFest Dancing emote icon.png
NovtumberFest Dancing This emote is unlocked when redeeming the Novtumberfest dance emotes token available during NovtumberFest.

World events[edit | edit source]

A player performing the Saradomin's Glory (Tier 3) emote.

These emotes are related to world events, the Battle of Lumbridge, the Bird and the Beast and Tuska Comes. World events emotes are purchased using a currency known as renown or Reward Currency from the respective quartermaster of a player's chosen faction.

Emotes unlocked from world events are discontinued and do not return on succeeding world events, excluding those that are from the third world event, which only increases in cost.

Battle of Lumbridge[edit | edit source]

A player performing the Zamorak's Might (Tier 3) emote.
Saradomin Zamorak
Icon Name Info Icon Name Info
Servant of Saradomin emote icon.png
Saradomin's Glory (Tier 1) This emote is purchased with 3,000 renown.
Servant of Zamorak emote icon.png
Zamorak's Might (Tier 1) This emote is purchased with 3,000 renown.
Warrior of Saradomin emote icon.png
Saradomin's Glory (Tier 2) This emote is purchased with 9,000 renown.
Warrior of Zamorak emote icon.png
Zamorak's Might (Tier 2) This emote is purchased with 9,000 renown.
Champion of Saradomin emote icon.png
Saradomin's Glory (Tier 3) This emote is purchased with 20,000 renown.
Champion of Zamorak emote icon.png
Zamorak's Might (Tier 3) This emote is purchased with 20,000 renown.

The Bird and the Beast[edit | edit source]

A player performing the Bandos's Might (Tier 3) emote.
A player performing the Armadyl's Glory (Tier 3) emote.
Armadyl Bandos
Icon Name Info Icon Name Info
Armadyl's Glory (Tier 1) emote icon.png
Armadyl's Glory (Tier 1) This emote is purchased with 23,000 renown.
Bandos's Might (Tier 1) emote icon.png
Bandos's Might (Tier 1) This emote is purchased with 23,000 renown.
Armadyl's Glory (Tier 2) emote icon.png
Armadyl's Glory (Tier 2) This emote is purchased with 40,000 renown.
Bandos's Might (Tier 2) emote icon.png
Bandos's Might (Tier 2) This emote is purchased with 40,000 renown.
Armadyl's Glory (Tier 3) emote icon.png
Armadyl's Glory (Tier 3) This emote is purchased with 165,000 renown.
Bandos's Might (Tier 3) emote icon.png
Bandos's Might (Tier 3) This emote is purchased with 165,000 renown.

Tuska Comes[edit | edit source]

Icon Name Info
Tuska's Fury (Tier 1) emote icon.png
Tuska's Fury (Tier 1) This emote is purchased using 1,500 Reward Currency (500 for the first month of release).
Tuska's Fury (Tier 2) emote icon.png
Tuska's Fury (Tier 2) This emote is purchased using 3,000 Reward Currency (1,000 for the first month of release).
Tuska's Fury (Tier 3) emote icon.png
Tuska's Fury (Tier 3) This emote is purchased using 5,000 Reward Currency (1,500 for the first month of release).

Microtransactional[edit | edit source]

Emotes under this category pertains to microtransactions, which is a form of legal real-world-trading involving purchased emotes via micropayments within the endorsement of Jagex itself. These emotes could only either be purchased or won directly or indirectly dependant to the current promotion (if any).

Premier Club[edit | edit source]

These emotes are unlocked when purchasing various Premier club membership packages.

Icon Name Info
Retro Dance emote icon.png
Retro Dance These emotes were unlocked with the Silver & Gold 2015-16 Premier club packages.
Retro Joy emote icon.png
Retro Joy

Solomon's General Store[edit | edit source]

These emotes are related to Solomon's General Store. Emotes from the General Store are purchased using either Loyalty points or RuneCoins if applicable.

A player performing the Break Wind emote.

RuneCoins only[edit | edit source]

A player performing the Slight Nod emote.
A player performing the Ring of Fire emote.
A player performing the Sneaky Bunny emote.
Icon Name RuneCoins
Free Members
Talk to skull emote icon.png Talk to skull 222 200
Plead emote icon.png Plead
Gesture emote icon.png Gesture
Slight nod emote icon.png Slight nod
Gentle no emote icon.png Gentle no
Contemplate emote icon.png Contemplate
Dejected emote icon.png Dejected
Decisive emote icon.png Decisive
Shock emote icon.png Shock
Sob emote icon.png Sob
Excited emote icon.png Excited
Distressed emote icon.png Distressed
Restrained anger emote icon.png Restrained anger
Accuse emote icon.png Accuse
Innocent emote icon.png Innocent
Conspire emote icon.png Conspire
Talking emote icon.png Talk (A)
Talk (B)
Lightning Blast emote icon.png Lightning Blast 92 83
Ring of Fire emote icon.png Ring of Fire 92 83
Rock Smash emote icon.png Rock Smash 92 83
Water Dance emote icon.png Water Dance 92 83
Cute Bunny emote icon.png Cute Bunny 88 80
Sneaky Bunny emote icon.png Sneaky Bunny 88 80

Loyalty points only[edit | edit source]

Two players performing the Shake Hands emote.
A player performing the Golf Clap emote.
A player performing the ROLFcopter emote.
A player performing the Infernal Power emote.
Icon Name Points
Cat Fight emote icon.png Cat Fight 500
Face-palm emote icon.png Face-palm 750
Shake Hands emote icon.png Shake Hands 750
High Five emote icon.png High Five 750
Surrender emote icon.png Surrender 750
Talk to the Hand emote icon.png Talk to the Hand 750
Palm-fist emote icon.png Palm-fist 750
Golf clap emote icon.png Golf clap 750
Breathe Fire emote icon.png Breathe Fire 1,000
Levitate emote icon.png Levitate 1,000
Muscle-man Pose emote icon.png Muscle-man Pose 1,000
ROFL emote icon.png ROFL 1,000
Bring It! emote icon.png Bring it! 1,000
Evil Laugh emote icon.png Evil Laugh 1,000
You're Dead emote icon.png You're dead 1,000
Snow emote icon.png Snow 4,000
Storm emote icon.png Storm 4,000
Hula Hoop emote icon.png Hula Hoop 4,000
Head in the Sand emote icon.png Head in the Sand 6,000
Scream emote icon.png Scream 6,000
Lolcano emote icon.png Lolcano 6,000
Inner Power emote icon.png Inner Power 6,000
ROFLcopter emote icon.png ROFLcopter 6,000
Runescape through the Ages emote icon.png Runescape through the Ages 9,000
Frog Transformation emote icon.png Frog Transformation 9,216
Mahjarrat Transformation emote icon.png Mahjarrat Transformation 9,408
Crab Transformation emote icon.png Crab Transformation 9,984
Gravedigger emote icon.png Gravedigger 10,560
Kick Sand emote icon.png Kick Sand 11,520
Break Wind emote icon.png Break Wind 11,904
Disappear emote icon.png Disappear 12,000
Ghost emote icon.png Ghost 12,000
Divine Power emote icon.png Divine Power 12,000
Infernal Power emote icon.png Infernal Power 12,000
Nature's Might emote icon.png Nature's Might 12,000
Tornado emote icon.png Tornado 12,000
Werewolf Transformation emote icon.png Werewolf Transformation 12,000
Breakdance emote icon.png Breakdance 13,440

Packs only[edit | edit source]

These emotes are unlocked with several other items as part of a pack, rather than bought individually.

A player performing the Thruster Stomp emote.
Icon Name Pack RuneCoins
Free Members
Backflip (Assassin) emote icon.png Backflip Assassin pack 1,800 1,620
Robot Dance emote icon.png Robot Dance Dwarven Warsuit pack 1,800 1,620
Thruster Stomp emote icon.png Thruster Stomp
Ariane's Power emote icon.png Ariane's Power Ariane pack 800 720
Ozan's Smile emote icon.png Ozan's Smile Ozan pack 800 720
Balance of Nature emote icon.png Balance of Nature Robes of Sorrow pack 510 459
Robes of Remembrance pack 510 459
Owen's Mastery emote icon.png Owen's Mastery Sir Owen pack 960 864
Linza's Arsenal emote icon.png Linza's Arsenal Linza pack 800 720
Shadow to Praetor emote icon.png Shadow to Praetor Zaros pack 1,666 1,500
Praetor to Shadow emote icon.png Praetor to Shadow

Squeal of Fortune[edit | edit source]

These emotes are related to the Squeal of Fortune, the antecedent of the current Treasure Hunter. Emotes won from the Squeal of Fortune are discontinued unless stated otherwise, and are won directly or indirectly as a prize during a certain promotion.

Squeal of Fortune was also the host of RuneScape's first ever Valentine's Day promotion, which introduced Valentine-themed emotes.

Sizzling Summer[edit | edit source]

A player performing the Sunbathe emote.
Icon Name Info
Sunbathe emote icon.png
Sunbathe This emote is a direct prize possibly won during Sizzling Summer. Temporarily made its return during Treasure Hunter's first Blast from the Past promotion, and from Vic the trader.[2][3]

Valentine's Day 2013[edit | edit source]

Icon Name Info
Love at First Sight emote icon.png
Love at First Sight These emotes are unlocked by redeeming 1,750 Valentine hearts, or 450 rose petals for each emote.
Jealous Rage emote icon.png
Jealous Rage

Treasure Hunter[edit | edit source]

These emotes are related to Treasure Hunter, the precedent of the previous Squeal of Fortune. Emotes won from Treasure Hunter are discontinued unless stated otherwise, and could be won directly or indirectly as a prize during a certain promotion.

Treasure Hunter is the host of the first ever Talk Like A Pirate Day promotion, and continued the legacy of past Valentine's Day and Hallowe'en promotions, all which introduced new emotes as well.

Valentine's Day 2014[edit | edit source]

A player performing the Loved Up emote.
Icon Name Info
Loved Up emote icon.png
Loved Up These emotes are unlocked by redeeming 1,750 Valentine love notes, or 400 rose petals for each emote.
Down to Earth emote icon.png
Down to Earth

Talk Like A Pirate Day 2014[edit | edit source]

A player performing the Walk the Plank emote.
Icon Name Info
Walk the Plank emote icon.png
Walk the Plank This emote is unlocked by redeeming 3,000 doubloons.

Hallowe'en 2014[edit | edit source]

Icon Name Info
Ghostly Wardrobe emote icon.png
Ghostly Wardrobe This emote is unlocked once all six Ghostly outfits have been made, which requires a total of 4,800 ghostweaves.

Valentine's Day 2015[edit | edit source]

Icon Name Info
Efficiency emote icon.png
Efficiency These emotes are unlocked by redeeming 600 Rose petals for each emote.
No More! emote icon.png
No More!

Valentine's Day 2016[edit | edit source]

Icon Name Info
Masquerade Dance emote icon.png Masquerade Dance This emote is unlocked by redeeming 2,000 Valentine's petals.

Walk Like a Zombie 2016[edit | edit source]

Icon Name Info
Living Dead emote icon.png
Living Dead This emote is unlocked upon completing the Fleshy parchment four times.

New Year's Resolutions 2017[edit | edit source]

Icon Name Info
Do the robot? emote icon.png
Do the robot? This emote is unlocked upon completing the List of resolutions once.
Can I get a Whoop Whoop? emote icon.png
Can I get a Whoop Whoop? This emote is unlocked upon completing the List of resolutions twice.
Shimmy shake! emote icon.png
Shimmy shake! This emote is unlocked upon completing the List of resolutions three times.
Jazz splits emote icon.png
Jazz splits This emote is unlocked upon completing the List of resolutions four times.

Operating[edit | edit source]

Main article: Operate
A player performing the Diamond crown's Celebrate emote.

Several items have built-in emotes, usually known as to operate an item, which are unique to the item itself. Such examples include but are not limited to, items like the rubber chicken, Chocatrice cape, Silverhawk boots, elven clan capes, holy cithara and so forth. As such, these special emotes do not appear in the standard emote menu, and must be manually operated by the options provided on the item unless stated otherwise.

All items were once given the option to be operated. However, this option has since been discontinued and the remaining items that can kept this function were directly known by their item emote name.

The operate function of an item may be a right-click option in the inventory, or in an equipment slot.

Emote enhancers[edit | edit source]

Main article: Emotes/Enhancers

Emote enhancers are specific equipment items that when worn, prompts an emote be performed differently from the usual animation.

Before the quest Tower of Life, emote enhancers were only available as a part of Treasure Trails rewards. Thus all enhancers are tradeable except the satchels, builder's costume, chicken set and herald capes. Furthermore, all enhancers are members-only items, except the chicken set and herald capes.

Image Enhancer Emote Info
Powdered wig.png
Powdered wig Angry
Flared trousers.png
Flared trousers Dance
  • Level 1 (easy clue scroll) Treasure Trails reward
  • Traded for 544,882.
Pantaloons.png
Pantaloons Bow & Curtsy
  • Level 1 (easy clue scroll) Treasure Trails reward
  • Traded for 460,293.
Sleeping cap.png
Sleeping cap Yawn
  • Level 1 (easy clue scroll) Treasure Trails reward
  • Traded for 498,631.
Hard hat.png Builder's shirt.png Builder's trousers.png Builder's boots.png Builder's costume piece Beckon
  • Found during the Tower of Life quest.
  • All 4 pieces may not be traded.
  • Only one out of 4 pieces must be worn for enhancement.
Black satchel.png Gold satchel.png Green satchel.png Plain satchel.png Red satchel.png Rune satchel.png Satchels
Chicken head.png Chicken wings.png Chicken legs.png Chicken feet.png Chicken set Flap
  • Reward from the holiday event 2007 Easter event
  • All 4 parts may not be traded.
  • All 4 parts must be worn for enhancement.
Herald cape.png
Herald Cape with the Turkey Crest Give Thanks

Update history[edit | edit source]

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patch 9 September 2019 (Update):
    • Fixed penguin images on the emote interface that appears when wearing penguin suit.
  • patch 22 July 2019 (Update):
    • Fixed an issue that caused the emotes list (text) to sometimes become overlapped when switching between emotes and transmogs.
  • patch 1 April 2019 (Update):
    • Lots of emotes have had their movement stalls removed.
  • patch 11 January 2016 (Update):
    • Previous Christmas emotes will now appear correctly in the emotes tab when unlocked.
    • Players may no longer use surge, escape or charge while playing an emote.
  • patch 9 March 2015 (Update):
    • The Strength skillcape emote has been amended to better position the barbell with the player's hands.
  • patch 9 February 2015 (Update):
    • An issue with the Hefin emotes and Arcane Resting has been fixed.
  • patch 10 November 2014 (Update):
    • Particle trails are now hidden when performing the Pulled Away emote.
  • patch 13 October 2014 (Update):
    • Elven clan emotes will now play properly if the player activates them while performing other actions.
  • patch 28 April 2014 (Update):
    • The emotes interface now updates correctly when a player unlocks certain emotes.
  • patch 14 January 2013 (Update):
    • Random Event emotes no longer refer to being unlockable whilst locked, as random events have been disabled.
  • patch 23 August 2011 (Update):
    • The scroll bar on the emotes interface now behaves more consistently when scrolling.
  • patch 14 December 2010 (Update):
    • Performing emotes while trying to begin a duel will no longer give a confusing message about incorrect equipped items.
  • patch 11 January 2010 (Update):
    • Performing an emote will now correctly animate if the player was reading a book beforehand.
  • patch 8 July 2009 (Update):
    • Prevented a few issues with the emote from the Easter 2008 holiday event.
  • patch 22 June 2009 (Update):
    • The bow emote should look better while walking.
  • patch 12 May 2009 (Update):
    • The frog mask should no longer render through your head or perform oddly when using emotes.
  • patch 28 April 2009 (Update):
    • Fixed an issue that cropped up when performing one emote after another, in which the second one wasn't animated correctly.
  • patch 17 March 2009 (Update):
    • You will now have to wait a few seconds after combat before you can use emotes.
  • patch 13 January 2009 (Update):
    • Penguin emotes are properly kept across sessions.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • If a player tries to play an emote while one is already in play, a chatbox message will appear, saying: You're already doing an emote!
  • If a player tries to play an emote while resting, a chatbox message will appear, saying: Emotes aren't very restful.
  • If a player tries to play an emote during a game of Soul Wars, message box will appear, saying: This is a battleground, not a circus.
  • The Give Thanks emote was the first holiday event emote to have an enhancer.

References[edit | edit source]