|Release||6 November 2012 (Update)|
|Destroy||You can obtain more by buying them in Solomon's Store.|
|Backpack||Check keepsake box, Destroy|
|On death||Always kept|
|A familiar-looking shape.|
|Links||MRID • recipe|
|FAQ • doc|
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. 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:
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: 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|
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.
- Lent items from other players cannot be added.
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."
- Any and all aura, pocket, ring, ammo and items that have no stats that are meant to be purely cosmetic or quest items.
- Any weapon slot item that stops you from engaging in combat such as parasols, plushies and crystal tools; with croziers being the only exception to this rule.
- Bound Dungeoneering items
- Cake hat
- Defensive shield
- Charged versions of the Dragonfire shield, Deflector and Ward
- Fairy wand
- Fairylight necklace & whip
- Falador shields
- Gofannon amulet
- Golden Barrows Items
- Hellfire bow
- Ice skates
- Mining helmet
- All four variants of the Monkey trinket
- Mouse toy
- Pendant of Lucien
- Progress hat
- Protea flower
- Rusty bronze sword
- Sacred clay equipment and tools
- Toy kite
- Training equipment
- Unlit bug lantern
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]
- patch 12 October 2020 (Update):
- Fixed an issue where too many keepsake keys were being refunded when removing Completionist Capes from the Keepsake Box.
- ninja 18 June 2018 (Update):
- patch 26 March 2018 (Update):
- patch 23 October 2017 (Update):
- 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.
- ninja 22 August 2016 (Update):
- The following may now be stored in a keepsake box: lava whip; strykebow; staff of darkness; fake moustache and nose; fake monocle, moustache and nose; curly wig; straight wig; Harry's cutlass; lucky cutlass; Gentleman Mallard's rapier; eagle cape; rat poles 0 to 6; and attuned crystal gloves and boots.
- The following may now be copied to a keepsake box: water balloon, snowball (types 1 & 2).
- 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 7 March 2016 (Update):
- patch 11 January 2016 (Update):
- patch 20 July 2015 (Update):
- patch 8 June 2015 (Update):
- patch 8 December 2014 (Update):
- Players will no longer disconnect when trying to switch keepsaked boots in the Stronghold of Security.
- patch 26 August 2014 (Update):
- patch 18 August 2014 (Update):
- ninja 1 July 2014 (Update):
- patch 12 May 2014 (Update):
- patch 4 February 2014 (Update):
- ninja 17 December 2013 (Update):
- patch 3 December 2013 (Update):
- patch 3 September 2013 (Update):
- 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.
- Off-hand warhammers will now override off-hand maces in a dragon keepsake box.
- Weapons stored in a dragon keepsake box with unique projectile animations now work correctly.
- Used tectonic armour can now be added to the dragon keepsake box.
- The ornate katana now works correctly when in a dragon keepsake box and players are leaving combat.
- Objects are now stored in dragon keepsake boxes more consistently.
- The duelist and wildstalker helmets can now be reclaimed correctly when in a dragon keepsake box.
- Drakan's medallion can now be reclaimed if placed in a dragon keepsake box.
- All loyalty outfits can now be reclaimed when stored in a dragon keepsake box.
- The doctor's gown and raider chainbody can now be stored in a dragon keepsake box.
- patch 9 July 2013 (Update):
- patch 3 July 2013 (Update):
- patch 24 June 2013 (Update):
- 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):
- 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 16 April 2013 (Update):
- patch 2 April 2013 (Update):
- patch 4 March 2013 (Update):
- Bound Dungeoneering armour added as cosmetic overrides using the dragon keepsake box have been prevented from being removed when the player leaves a dungeon.
- 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):
- 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]
- ^ Jagex Ltd. "Solomon’s General Store: Dragon Keepsake Box & Keys." 8 November 2012. RuneScape News.
- ^ 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!"
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