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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 tab of the Community popup of the Ribbon interface.

Emotes are accessible with the Emotes tab found on the Community popup of the Ribbon interface.

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 locked icon.pngYes emote icon.png Yes No emote locked icon.pngNo emote icon.png No Bow emote locked icon.pngBow emote icon.png
Curtsy emote locked icon.pngCurtsy emote icon.png
Bow & Curtsy [R 1]
(enhanced)
Angry emote locked icon.pngAngry emote icon.png Angry
(enhanced)
Think emote locked icon.pngThink emote icon.png Think Wave emote locked icon.pngWave emote icon.png Wave Shrug emote locked icon.pngShrug emote icon.png Shrug Cheer emote locked icon.pngCheer emote icon.png Cheer
Beckon emote locked icon.pngBeckon emote icon.png Beckon
(enhanced)
Laugh emote locked icon.pngLaugh emote icon.png Laugh Jump for Joy emote locked icon.pngJump for Joy emote icon.png Jump for Joy Yawn emote locked icon.pngYawn emote icon.png Yawn
(enhanced)
Dance emote locked icon.pngDance emote icon.png Dance
(enhanced)
Jig emote locked icon.pngJig emote icon.png Jig Twirl emote locked icon.pngSpin emote icon.png Twirl Headbang emote locked icon.pngHeadbang emote icon.png Headbang
Cry emote locked icon.pngCry emote icon.png Cry Blow Kiss emote locked icon.pngBlow Kiss emote icon.png Blow Kiss Panic emote locked icon.pngPanic emote icon.png Panic Raspberry emote locked icon.pngRaspberry emote icon.png Raspberry
Clap emote locked icon.pngClap emote icon.png Clap Salute emote locked icon.pngSalute 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 locked icon.pngGoblin Bow emote icon.png Goblin Bow These emotes are unlocked during The Lost Tribe quest.
Goblin Salute emote locked icon.pngGoblin Salute emote icon.png Goblin Salute
Troubadour Dance emote locked icon.pngTroubadour Dance emote icon.png Troubadour Dance This emote is a reward from the quest One Piercing Note.
Pulled Away emote locked icon.pngPulled 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 locked icon.pngGlass Box emote icon.png Glass Box These emotes are unlocked from buying a piece of the mime costume.
Climb Rope emote locked icon.pngClimb Rope emote icon.png Climb Rope
Lean emote locked icon.pngLean emote icon.png Lean
Glass Wall emote locked icon.pngGlass Wall emote icon.png Glass Wall
Zombie Walk emote locked icon.pngZombie Walk emote icon.png Zombie Walk These emotes are unlocked from buying a piece of the zombie costume.
Zombie Dance emote locked icon.pngZombie 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 locked icon.pngSkillcape 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 locked icon.pngAir Guitar emote icon.png Air Guitar This emote is unlocked once 500 or more music tracks have been attained.
Demonic Rock Off emote locked icon.pngDemonic Rock Off emote icon.png Demonic Rock Off This emote is unlocked once 1,000 or more music tracks have been attained.
Explore emote locked icon.pngExplore emote icon.png Explore This emote is unlocked after completing all the beginner Lumbridge and Draynor Tasks.
Taskmaster emote locked icon.pngTaskmaster emote icon.png Taskmaster This emote is unlocked after completing every task in the Achievements system.
Round of Applause emote locked icon.pngRound of Applause emote icon.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 locked icon.pngIdea emote icon.png Idea This emote is unlocked from the Box of Health.
Stomp emote locked icon.pngStomp emote icon.png Stomp This emote is unlocked from the Cradle of Life.
Flap emote locked icon.pngFlap emote icon.png Flap
(enhanced)
This emote is unlocked from the Gift of Peace.
Slap Head emote locked icon.pngSlap 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 locked icon.pngSafety 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 locked icon.pngFaint 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 locked icon.pngHefin Lotus emote icon.png Hefin Lotus Hefin Bow emote locked icon.pngHefin Bow emote icon.png Hefin Bow
Hefin Ward emote locked icon.pngHefin Ward emote icon.png Hefin Ward Hefin Crane emote locked icon.pngHefin 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 locked icon.pngKneel emote icon.png Kneel Raise Hand (Sitting) emote locked icon.pngRaise Hand (Sitting) emote icon.png Raise Hand (Sitting)
Begging emote locked icon.pngBegging emote icon.png Begging Wave (Sitting) emote locked icon.pngWave (Sitting) emote icon.png Wave (Sitting)
Stir Cauldron emote locked icon.pngStir Cauldron emote icon.png Stir Cauldron Cheer (Sitting) emote locked icon.pngCheer (Sitting) emote icon.png Cheer (Sitting)
Cheer (Theatre) emote locked icon.pngCheer (Theatre) emote icon.png Cheer Throw Tomato (Sitting) emote locked icon.pngThrow Tomato (Sitting) emote icon.png Throw Tomato (Sitting)
Tantrum emote locked icon.pngTantrum emote icon.png Tantrum Throw Flowers (Sitting) emote locked icon.pngThrow Flowers (Sitting) emote icon.png Throw Flowers (Sitting)
Dramatic Death emote locked icon.pngDramatic Death emote icon.png Dramatic Death Agree (Sitting) emote locked icon.pngAgree (Sitting) emote icon.png Agree (Sitting)
Jump & Yell emote locked icon.pngJump & Yell emote icon.png Jump & Yell Point (Sitting) emote locked icon.pngPoint (Sitting) emote icon.png Point (Sitting)
Point emote locked icon.pngPoint emote icon.png Point Whistle (Sitting) emote locked icon.pngWhistle (Sitting) emote icon.png Whistle (Sitting)
Punch emote locked icon.pngPunch emote icon.png Punch Thumbs-Up (Sitting) emote locked icon.pngThumbs-Up (Sitting) emote icon.png Thumbs-Up (Sitting)
Raise Hand emote locked icon.pngRaise Hand emote icon.png Raise Hand Thumbs-Down (Sitting) emote locked icon.pngThumbs-Down (Sitting) emote icon.png Thumbs-Down (Sitting)
Make Speech emote locked icon.pngMake Speech emote icon.png Make Speech Clap (Sitting) emote locked icon.pngClap (Sitting) emote icon.png Clap (Sitting)
Sword Fight emote locked icon.pngSword 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 locked icon.pngBunny-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 locked icon.pngAround 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 locked icon.pngInvoke 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 locked icon.pngButterfly 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 locked icon.pngCabbage 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 locked icon.pngEgg 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 locked icon.pngEaster 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 locked icon.pngScared 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 locked icon.pngZombie 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 locked icon.pngTrick 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 locked icon.pngPuppet 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 locked icon.pngLiving 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 locked icon.pngThe 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 locked icon.pngProto 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 locked icon.pngGhost 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 locked icon.pngSnowman 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 locked icon.pngFreeze emote icon.png Freeze This emote is unlocked during the 2008 Christmas event. Available on all Christmas events from 2008 onwards.
Dramatic Point emote locked icon.pngDramatic 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 locked icon.pngSeal 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 locked icon.pngChaotic 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 locked icon.pngRockin' 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 locked icon.pngCracker 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 locked icon.pngIce 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 locked icon.pngThe 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 locked icon.pngGive 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 locked icon.pngCelebrate emote icon.png Celebrate This emote is unlocked in conjunction of the Diamond Jubilee celebration.
Mexican Wave emote locked icon.pngMexican Wave emote icon.png Mexican wave These emotes are purchased with 1,000 contribution points each during the Gielinor Games.
Sportsman emote locked icon.pngSportsman emote icon.png Sportsman
Super September emote locked icon.pngSuper September emote icon.png Super September This emote is unlocked during the Super September event.
Surfboard emote locked icon.pngSurfboard emote icon.png Surfboard This emote is unlocked when redeeming the Surfboard emote token available during the Summer Beach Party.
15 Year emote locked icon.png15 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 locked icon.png15th 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 locked icon.pngEnergised 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
Saradomin's Glory (Tier 1) emote locked icon.pngSaradomin's Glory (Tier 1) emote icon.png Saradomin's Glory (Tier 1) This emote is purchased with 3,000 renown. Zamorak's Might (Tier 1) emote locked icon.pngZamorak's Might (Tier 1) emote icon.png Zamorak's Might (Tier 1) This emote is purchased with 3,000 renown.
Saradomin's Glory (Tier 2) emote locked icon.pngSaradomin's Glory (Tier 2) emote icon.png Saradomin's Glory (Tier 2) This emote is purchased with 9,000 renown. Zamorak's Might (Tier 2) emote locked icon.pngZamorak's Might (Tier 2) emote icon.png Zamorak's Might (Tier 2) This emote is purchased with 9,000 renown.
Saradomin's Glory (Tier 3) emote locked icon.pngSaradomin's Glory (Tier 3) emote icon.png Saradomin's Glory (Tier 3) This emote is purchased with 20,000 renown. Zamorak's Might (Tier 3) emote locked icon.pngZamorak's Might (Tier 3) 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 locked icon.pngTuska'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 locked icon.pngTuska'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 locked icon.pngTuska'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 locked icon.pngRetro Dance emote icon.png Retro Dance These emotes were unlocked with the Silver & Gold 2015-16 Premier club packages.
Retro Joy emote locked icon.pngRetro Joy emote icon.png Retro Joy
Mahjarrat Transform emote locked icon.pngMahjarrat Transform emote icon.png Mahjarrat Transform This emote was unlocked with the 2016 premier club package.

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 locked icon.pngTalk to skull emote icon.png Talk to skull 222 200
Plead emote locked icon.pngPlead emote icon.png Plead
Gesture emote locked icon.pngGesture emote icon.png Gesture
Slight nod emote locked icon.pngSlight nod emote icon.png Slight nod
Gentle no emote locked icon.pngGentle no emote icon.png Gentle no
Contemplate emote locked icon.pngContemplate emote icon.png Contemplate
Dejected emote locked icon.pngDejected emote icon.png Dejected
Decisive emote locked icon.pngDecisive emote icon.png Decisive
Shock emote locked icon.pngShock emote icon.png Shock
Sob emote locked icon.pngSob emote icon.png Sob
Excited emote locked icon.pngExcited emote icon.png Excited
Distressed emote locked icon.pngDistressed emote icon.png Distressed
Restrained anger emote locked icon.pngRestrained anger emote icon.png Restrained anger
Accuse emote locked icon.pngAccuse emote icon.png Accuse
Innocent emote locked icon.pngInnocent emote icon.png Innocent
Conspire emote locked icon.pngConspire emote icon.png Conspire
Talking emote locked icon.pngTalking emote icon.png Talk (A)
Talk (B)
Lightning Blast emote locked icon.pngLightning Blast emote icon.png Lightning Blast 92 83
Ring of Fire emote locked icon.pngRing of Fire emote icon.png Ring of Fire 92 83
Rock Smash emote locked icon.pngRock Smash emote icon.png Rock Smash 92 83
Water Dance emote locked icon.pngWater Dance emote icon.png Water Dance 92 83
Cute Bunny emote locked icon.pngCute Bunny emote icon.png Cute Bunny 88 80
Sneaky Bunny emote locked icon.pngSneaky 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 locked icon.pngCat Fight emote icon.png Cat Fight 500
Face-palm emote locked icon.pngFace-palm emote icon.png Face-palm 750
Shake Hands emote locked icon.pngShake Hands emote icon.png Shake Hands 750
High Five emote locked icon.pngHigh Five emote icon.png High Five 750
Surrender emote locked icon.pngSurrender emote icon.png Surrender 750
Talk to the Hand emote locked icon.pngTalk to the Hand emote icon.png Talk to the Hand 750
Palm-fist emote locked icon.pngPalm-fist emote icon.png Palm-fist 750
Golf clap emote locked icon.pngGolf clap emote icon.png Golf clap 750
Breathe Fire emote locked icon.pngBreathe Fire emote icon.png Breathe Fire 1,000
Levitate emote locked icon.pngLevitate emote icon.png Levitate 1,000
Muscle-man Pose emote locked icon.pngMuscle-man Pose emote icon.png Muscle-man Pose 1,000
ROFL emote locked icon.pngROFL emote icon.png ROFL 1,000
Bring It! emote locked icon.pngBring It! emote icon.png Bring it! 1,000
Evil Laugh emote locked icon.pngEvil Laugh emote icon.png Evil Laugh 1,000
You're Dead emote locked icon.pngYou're Dead emote icon.png You're dead 1,000
Snow emote locked icon.pngSnow emote icon.png Snow 4,000
Storm emote locked icon.pngStorm emote icon.png Storm 4,000
Hula Hoop emote locked icon.pngHula Hoop emote icon.png Hula Hoop 4,000
Head in the Sand emote locked icon.pngHead in the Sand emote icon.png Head in the Sand 6,000
Scream emote locked icon.pngScream emote icon.png Scream 6,000
Lolcano emote locked icon.pngLolcano emote icon.png Lolcano 6,000
Inner Power emote locked icon.pngInner Power emote icon.png Inner Power 6,000
ROFLcopter emote locked icon.pngROFLcopter emote icon.png ROFLcopter 6,000
Runescape through the Ages emote locked icon.pngRunescape through the Ages emote icon.png Runescape through the Ages 9,000
Frog Transformation emote locked icon.pngFrog Transformation emote icon.png Frog Transformation 9,216
Mahjarrat Transformation emote locked icon.pngMahjarrat Transformation emote icon.png Mahjarrat Transformation 9,408
Crab Transformation emote locked icon.pngCrab Transformation emote icon.png Crab Transformation 9,984
Gravedigger emote locked icon.pngGravedigger emote icon.png Gravedigger 10,560
Kick Sand emote locked icon.pngKick Sand emote icon.png Kick Sand 11,520
Break Wind emote locked icon.pngBreak Wind emote icon.png Break Wind 11,904
Disappear emote locked icon.pngDisappear emote icon.png Disappear 12,000
Ghost emote locked icon.pngGhost emote icon.png Ghost 12,000
Divine Power emote locked icon.pngDivine Power emote icon.png Divine Power 12,000
Infernal Power emote locked icon.pngInfernal Power emote icon.png Infernal Power 12,000
Nature's Might emote locked icon.pngNature's Might emote icon.png Nature's Might 12,000
Tornado emote locked icon.pngTornado emote icon.png Tornado 12,000
Werewolf Transformation emote locked icon.pngWerewolf Transformation emote icon.png Werewolf Transformation 12,000
Breakdance emote locked icon.pngBreakdance 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 locked icon.pngBackflip (Assassin) emote icon.png Backflip Assassin pack 1,800 1,620
Robot Dance emote locked icon.pngRobot Dance emote icon.png Robot Dance Dwarven Warsuit pack 1,800 1,620
Thruster Stomp emote locked icon.pngThruster Stomp emote icon.png Thruster Stomp
Ariane's Power emote locked icon.pngAriane's Power emote icon.png Ariane's Power Ariane pack 800 720
Ozan's Smile emote locked icon.pngOzan's Smile emote icon.png Ozan's Smile Ozan pack 800 720
Balance of Nature emote locked icon.pngBalance of Nature emote icon.png Balance of Nature Robes of Sorrow pack 510 459
Robes of Remembrance pack 510 459
Owen's Mastery emote locked icon.pngOwen's Mastery emote icon.png Owen's Mastery Sir Owen pack 960 864
Linza's Arsenal emote locked icon.pngLinza's Arsenal emote icon.png Linza's Arsenal Linza pack 800 720
Shadow to Praetor emote locked icon.pngShadow to Praetor emote icon.png Shadow to Praetor Zaros pack 1,666 1,500
Praetor to Shadow emote locked icon.pngPraetor 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 locked icon.pngSunbathe 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 locked icon.pngLove 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 locked icon.pngJealous 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 locked icon.pngLoved 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 locked icon.pngDown 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 locked icon.pngWalk 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 locked icon.pngGhostly 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 locked icon.pngMasquerade 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.

Slime is of the Essence[edit | edit source]

Icon Name Info
Salty emote locked icon.pngSalty emote icon.png Salty This emote was unlocked by reaching progress level 5 of the Slime is of the Essence event.

Yak Track[edit | edit source]

The emotes are related to the time-limited Yak Track event.

Icon Name Info
Raise the Dead emote locked icon.pngRaise the Dead emote icon.png Raise the Dead This emote is unlocked at tier 15 of Count Yakula's Yak Track.
Ghost Tap emote locked icon.pngGhost Tap emote icon.png Ghost Tap This emote is unlocked at tier 40 of Count Yakula's Yak Track.
Cosmic Observer Emote emote locked icon.pngCosmic Observer Emote emote icon.png Cosmic Observer Emote This emote is unlocked at tier 10 of Zodi-yak Track.
Zarosian Banner emote locked icon.pngZarosian Banner emote icon.png Zarosian Banner This emote is unlocked at tier 27 of Yak to the Shadows.
It's alive! emote locked icon.pngIt's alive! emote icon.png It's alive! This emote is unlocked at tier 20 of Kerapac Track.

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 1,073,708.
Pantaloons.png
Pantaloons Bow & Curtsy
  • Level 1 (easy clue scroll) Treasure Trails reward
  • Traded for 829,166.
Sleeping cap.png
Sleeping cap Yawn
  • Level 1 (easy clue scroll) Treasure Trails reward
  • Traded for 857,850.
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]

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 26 October 2020 (Update):
    • MTX emotes can now be purchased directly from the Emotes interface.
  • patch 27 July 2020 (Update):
    • The Emote icon in the Community dropdown will now display as greyed-out when the Emotes interface is open.
  • 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 22 May 2017 (Update):
    • An issue that was preventing the Taskmaster emote from unlocking has been corrected.
  • ninja 16 January 2017 (Update):
    • Players may now display the Emotes interface as text, hiding each emote's icon.
  • patch 1 August 2016 (Update):
    • Player with the 15-year emote unlocked can now perform the 2010 variant.
  • patch 13 June 2016 (Update):
    • Players can no longer use the alchemy spells while performing certain emotes.
  • 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 15 September 2014 (Update):
    • The options selection in the emotes interface now uses the correct border style.
  • ninja 9 June 2014 (Update):
    • The brightness of bloom on the quest cape emote has been reduced.
  • patch 28 April 2014 (Update):
    • The emotes interface now updates correctly when a player unlocks certain emotes.
  • patch 22 April 2014 (Update):
    • Several emotes have been adjusted to cancel if the player is attacked.
  • patch 14 April 2014 (Update):
    • The speed of the scroll bar has been changed on the emotes interface.
  • patch 22 July 2014 (Update):
    • Emotes can no longer be dragged in Legacy mode.
  • patch 3 March 2014 (Update):
    • A selection of emotes will no longer continue to play when the Surge ability is used.
  • patch 17 December 2013 (Update):
    • Players no longer spin during certain emotes when they click on a location.
  • patch 13 August 2013 (Update):
    • The circus shirt no longer stretches when performing emotes.
    • Veteran colossus armour no longer stretches when performing emotes.
    • The interfaces for the photo booth, Explorer's ring alchemy, price checker, emotes, trading, and the Dungeoneering party, floor and complexity settings have all been updated.
  • patch 14 January 2013 (Update):
    • Random Event emotes no longer refer to being unlockable whilst locked, as random events have been disabled.
  • patch 28 November 2012 (Update):
    • The illuminated holy book no longer stays in the player's hand when performing emotes.
  • patch 24 October 2012 (Update):
    • The Break Dance emote no longer causes head-stretching issues.
    • Emotes from Solomon's General Store are no longer broken by combat.
    • Random events have been turned off. All music tracks will now unlock automatically from these events. Points can still be spent, and an alternative method of obtaining costumes and emotes will be introduced in the future.
  • patch 26 September 2012 (Update):
    • The "You're already doing an emote!" has been added to the game filter list.
  • 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 21 April 2010 (Update):
    • Corrected a problem whereby previous Easter emotes weren't displaying as having been unlocked.
  • patch 16 February 2010 (Update):
    • You can no longer use the horn-playing emote for the Penance horns while you're a monkey.
  • patch 11 January 2010 (Update):
    • Performing an emote will now correctly animate if the player was reading a book beforehand.
  • patch 9 November 2009 (Update):
    • The penguin Spin emote no longer has a Crafting cursor.
  • patch 20 October 2009 (Update):
    • Prevented emotes while hiding in a crate.
  • 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]