Keepsake key

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The keepsake key (previously Dragon keepsake key) is a consumable virtual currency purchased from Solomon's General Store that converts a wearable item into a cosmetic override. In other words, the player appears to be wearing that equipment no matter what they are wearing, and the appearance conveys no bonuses or benefits whatsoever.[1] The cost per keepsake is reduced significantly when purchasing the 3 or 6 pack. Prior to an update on 6 March 2017 keepsake keys were items. Keepsake keys are now virtual currency displayed in the Customisation interface in the upper right corner.

Upon logging back into the game from purchasing a key from Solomon's General Store, players will receive a chat message: You now have 1 Keepsake Key.

Most unlent items equippable in the head, cape, neck, body, legs, gloves, main hand, off-hand, or boots slots can be used with the key as long as the player has the requirements to wear them.

To keepsake an item, open the Customisation interface, go to the wardrobe tab, and click the keepsake button. Drag the item from the inventory into the open keepsake slot. Click on this slot to equip the item.

A player can also wear nothing, and the cosmetic override still shows; this does not apply to the main or off-hand slot.

Starting on 30 March 2016, six keys were added to the player's bank with a message: Thank you for your loyalty! We've added Keepsake Keys (6) to your bank as a token of our appreciation. This was because of the coming changes to the Loyalty Programme Shop and Solomon's General Store. The option to purchase keepsake keys for loyalty points was removed.

Costs[edit | edit source]

Number of Keys RuneCoins RuneCoins per key Cost Cost per key Bonds required
Members F2P Members F2P Members F2P Members F2P
1 126 140 126 140 18,788,128 20,875,697 18,788,128 20,875,697 1
3 270 300 90 100 40,260,273 44,733,637 13,420,091 14,911,212 2
6 396 440 66 73 59,048,401 65,609,334 9,841,400 10,934,889 3

Prior to 3 May 2016, single keepsake keys could be purchased for 16,800 loyalty points.

Limitations[edit | edit source]

  • Partially degraded equipment cannot be added to the keepsake box. Items such as a crystal bow or Barrows equipment can only be added in their fully restored state.
  • If players attempt to convert an item they do not have the proper level(s), quests completed, or other requirements to equip, they cannot add the item to the box. Attempting to do so returns with a message stating that the player does not have the requirements to equip the item.
  • As with all cosmetic overrides, keepsake overrides do not display in PvP areas.
  • Members items cannot be put in the keepsake boxes on free worlds. However, members items that have been placed inside the Keepsake Box while in a Members world can still be used in F2P.
  • Items can only be put into the box in safe areas such as banks (excluding Clan Citadel bank), the Crucible, and within Daemonheim. Attempting to do so outside these areas would give a message saying "You cannot use the Keepsake Key here. Please go to one of the safe zones, such as bank areas."
  • Main and off-hand slots are dependent on general equipment type, meaning equipment will be displayed over any weapon of the same combat style and wielding method (i.e. one hand or two hands). For example, a maul or halberd override such as the executioner axe could be displayed while wielding a two-handed sword, but not over a one-handed battleaxe.
  • Stored items retain none of their original effects; e.g. storing a skillcape will not allow use of the skillcape emote with the override alone. The max and completionist capes, however, will change colours appropriately when stored if the colours are changed with a second cape. Accordingly, degradable items will not degrade when stored.
  • Only one of each item can be stored in a keepsake box. Attempting to store a duplicate item will prompt a message stating this is not allowed.
  • Up to 100 items can be keepsaked simultaneously.
  • Items obtained through Treasure Hunter promotions will be keepsaked as a replica version instead. The actual item will remain in the inventory.

Un-addable items[edit | edit source]

Attempting to store any of these items will prompt the message "This item cannot be placed in the Keepsake Box."

Restoration[edit | edit source]

Players can reclaim the item that was turned into a customisation skin back to one's own inventory; however, the keepsake key remains destroyed and a new key must be acquired to make a new cosmetic override for one slot. To do this, in the 'Customisation' interface, a player would right-click the customisation and choose 'Reclaim-item'. It is not possible to reclaim any Dungeoneering equipment that has been added using a keepsake key.

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 12 October 2020 (Update):
    • Fixed an issue where too many keepsake keys were being refunded when removing Completionist Capes from the Keepsake Box.
  • patch 14 January 2019 (Update):
    • All the blurite ranged weapons can now be keepsaked.
  • ninja 18 June 2018 (Update):
    • Corrupt, regular and superior Statius' warhammers can now be stored in a keepsake box.
    • Deathtouched darts can now be stored in a keepsake box.
  • patch 26 March 2018 (Update):
    • All Squeal of Fortune and Treasure Hunter Items that have a use and/or stats can now be Keepsake Copied.
  • hotfix 9 October 2017 (Update):
    • Players with 100 filled keepsake slots can now log in consistently.
  • patch 24 July 2017 (Update):
    • A grammatical error previously seen when attempting to add a keepsake item (as a copy) to the keepsake box has been fixed.
  • patch 20 February 2017 (Update):
    • Players can now keepsake their Staff of Devotion.
  • patch 9 January 2017 (Update):
    • The three disco outfits can now be keepsaked.
  • patch 1 August 2016 (Update):
    • T85, T90 and a few other augmented items will no longer create a copy when keepsaked.
  • patch 18 April 2016 (Update):
    • Attempting to trade keepsake keys in Dungeoneering no longer kicks players from the floor and party.
  • patch 29 March 2016 (Update):
    • Members will receive 6 free keepsake keys in their bank when they next log in.
  • patch 11 January 2016 (Update):
    • Players may now reclaim skill outfits from Diango or Ianto when keepsaked, and retain their skill outfits when using a keepsake key on them.
  • patch 1 September 2015 (Update):
    • Players can now keepsake god emissary banners.
  • patch 20 July 2015 (Update):
    • Royal and coral crossbows will no longer be destroyed when reclaiming them from keepsake boxes.
  • ninja 13 July 2015 (Update):
    • Players can now keepsake their crystal amulets.
  • patch 8 June 2015 (Update):
    • The following can now be added as a Keepsake: tome of frost, Seren symbol, holy water/holy vial, Yaktwee Stick, enhanced Yaktwee Stick, nature staff, and law staff.
  • patch 20 October 2014 (Update):
    • Excalibur can now be stored in a keepsake box.
  • patch 26 August 2014 (Update):
    • An issue with players having a Completionist cape (t) and Completionist cape being keepsaked at the same time has been fixed.
    • Pickaxe overrides will be correctly cleared when removing items from the keepsake box.
  • patch 18 August 2014 (Update):
    • You can now obtain another sceptre of the gods if you have one keepsaked.
    • All 6 versions of the broken heart can now be keepsaked.
  • ninja 22 July 2014 (Update):
    • The pumpkin amulet can now be added to a keepsake box.
  • ninja 1 July 2014 (Update):
    • The new kiln capes (ranged & magic) can now be stored in a Keepsake Box.
    • The new kiln capes (ranged & magic) can now be used to attack ice strykewyrms.
  • patch 2 June 2014 (Update):
    • Expensive spices can now be stored in the Dragon Keepsake Box.
  • patch 12 May 2014 (Update):
    • Gasmasks, fishbowl helmets and diving apparatus can now be stored in a Dragon Keepsake Box.
  • patch 4 February 2014 (Update):
    • Now, when stackable objects such as knives, darts and throwing axes are used with a Dragon Keepsake Key, only one is used rather than the entire stack.
  • ninja 17 December 2013 (Update):
    • Players can now take dragon keepsake keys to Rock Island Prison to keepsake the prison outfit.
    • The capoeira outfit can now be added to a dragon keepsake key.
  • patch 3 December 2013 (Update):
    • Goblin mail can no longer be added to a Dragon Keepsake Box.
    • Reese's off-hand sword can now be used in a Dragon Keepsake box.
  • patch 3 September 2013 (Update):
    • Dungeoneering capes stored in a dragon keepsake key can once again be activated at the correct Dungeoneering level.
    • Attempting to reclaim an item stored in a dragon keepsake box is once again possible with a PIN set.
  • patch 29 August 2013 (Update):
    • Players can no longer wear a max cape when they do not meet the requirements if they have it stored in a dragon keepsake key.
  • patch 13 August 2013 (Update):
    • Hats stored with the dragon keepsake key no longer clip through hair.
  • patch 22 July 2013 (Update):
    • The Dominion Tower weapons can now be placed in a Dragon Keepsake box.
  • patch 9 July 2013 (Update):
    • Players can now claim a second Falador shield if they have one stored in a Dragon Keepsake Key.
    • Players can now reclaim the trimmed completionist cape whilst you have a completionist cape in a Dragon Keepsake Key.
  • patch 3 July 2013 (Update):
    • Mercenary gloves can now be added to a dragon keepsake box.
    • Players can now use a dragon keepsake key with two-handed crossbows, pickaxes, javelins, throwing darts, axes and knives, and chinchompas.
  • patch 24 June 2013 (Update):
    • Players can now take a dragon keepsake key into the Crucible (and tutorial) to use the supreme weapons as customisations.
    • The toy kite can no longer be overridden with a dragon keepsake key.
  • patch 17 June 2013 (Update):
    • The following items are now allowed in a dragon keepsake key: Dungeoneering reward weapons, hexhunter bows, Squeal of Fortune super-rare weapons, starfire/starfury weapons, the christmas wand, magic butterfly nets, ankhs, sacred clay reward weapons, the giant hand, Runefest banners, and undead chickens.
    • Dungeoneering orbs no longer override books in a dragon keepsake key.
    • The Cupid Bow now fires hearts when placed in a dragon keepsake key.
  • patch 11 June 2013 (Update):
    • Relic helmets can now be stored in a Dragon Keepsake Box.
    • Broken Barrows weapons can no longer be added to a Dragon Keepsake box.
  • patch 24 April 2013 (Update):
    • The stripy pirate shirt will no longer cause players to appear without arms if they are wearing the item from the dragon keepsake box.
  • patch 2 April 2013 (Update):
    • The following items can now be used inside a Dragon Keepsake box: Sailor's hat, Doctors hat, Nurse hat, Gold helmet, Fish hats from Hunt for Red Raktuber, and Hallowed / Unhallowed equipment.
  • patch 18 February 2013 (Update):
    • The Dragon keepsake box no longer shows an item as activated when a player equips the same item without activating the keepsake box.
  • patch 5 February 2013 (Update):
    • The quest cape and hood no longer appear greyed out on the customisation interface when used with a Dragon keepsake key.
  • patch 11 December 2012 (Update):
    • Players can now store the First Tower gear, the Scarecrow mask, Jester items, *Milestone capes and the Fake Beak in a Dragon Keepsake Box.
    • Wicked hood, cape, robe top and legs now remember your recolours when you put them in the keepsake box. Also, you can now recolour them once they are in the box by going to Wizard Finix.
    • The dragon keepsake box is no longer listed as being dropped in the Wilderness.
  • patch 13 November 2012 (Update):
    • Ghostly robe bottoms have been added to the Dragon Keepsake box whitelist.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • On 14 July 2014, the keepsake box was changed to allow 20 items of any kind, changed from 1 item per slot. On 1 September 2015, the number of keepsake slots was increased to 30. On 28 September 2015, it was increased to 50. On 6 March 2017, it was increased to 100.
  • The quest point cape, master quest cape, max cape, and completionist cape can also be stored in the keepsake key as long as the requirements are met. Using one of these items on the keepsake key gives a warning - "The requirements to wear this item may change with future updates to the game. If it is stored in the Keepsake Box and you fail to meet the requirements to equip it, you are no longer able to activate the override until you meet the requirements once again. It remains in the Keepsake Box regardless of your ability to equip it, until you choose to remove it."
  • Storing an untrimmed skill cape keeps it untrimmed upon achieving a second level 99.
  • The max cape, completionist cape, and other items that use the Skillcape Customiser can be recoloured while in the keepsake box if another of the item is owned; however, the new colours will not take effect until the item used to change the colours has been equipped or the override changed.
  • Keepsaking augmented items used to make a copy of the item without consuming it. This was changed on 1 August 2016 to prevent people from buying an item, augmenting it, keepsaking it and finally selling it back.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex Ltd. "Solomon’s General Store: Dragon Keepsake Box & Keys." 8 November 2012. RuneScape News.
  2. ^ Jagex. RuneScape's Twitter account. 21 December 2015. (Archived from the original on 17 April 2019.) RuneScape: "Hotfix: You can now store the Penguin Onesie in your keepsake box!"