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This article is about the feature that regenerates players' energy. For the tea, see Guthix rest.
Rest button with musicians.png

Rest is a feature which allows the player to regenerate lost energy at a greater pace by laying on the ground. It was released on 9 June 2009.[1]

Players can right-click the run button next to the minimap and select "Rest" from the menu. By default, resting players sit down in a relaxed stance; alternating between two possible sitting positions (three for female characters). While in this stance energy and life points will regenerate far quicker. At level 1 Agility, run energy will regenerate at 2.8 points per second when resting as opposed to 0.44 points per second when not. Life points are also regained much faster.

Rest is not functional if one is poisoned, being attacked, holding a banner, or in the form of a monkey, goblin or a penguin. Therefore, the resting ability does not give immunity to the attacks of other players or NPCs.

History[edit | edit source]

Concept image of the Musician, which was formerly known as Buskers.

The button originally appeared in the 25 March 2009 system update along with an option to turn run mode on and off. When selected, the message Coming Soon... appeared in the chatbox.

Jagex stated on the RuneScape Forums that the rest option would not be linked to fatigue or sleeping bags.

On the 19 March 2009, Jagex created a RuneScape account on Facebook. One of the pictures added shows a player battling Chronozon, and a message in the chat box that reads: You feel much better after a quick rest., undoubtedly a reference to the rest feature. This showed the Rest button would have some kind of restoring properties.

On 1 April 2009 the Rest option was removed. That same day in the RuneScape Forums, Mod Ash stated: "The Rest option is coming soon. I'm not sure exactly when. Until it does finally come, there's no real need to leave it sitting there doing nothing". On 23 April, Jagex released a development diary stating that the Rest feature was a mistake. The diary also states that the rest feature will centre on what was originally known as buskers, musician NPCs who play their instruments.

On 9 June 2009, the Rest feature was finally issued, dubbed as improvements made towards the current state of the run energy.[1]

Musician[edit | edit source]

Main article: Musician
A player restoring run energy by resting whilst listening to music.

Musicians are NPCs added with the release of the Rest feature, scattered widespread around various locations in Gielinor.[1]

When listening to a Musician, energy will regenerate at an even faster pace. At level 1 Agility, resting near a musician regenerates energy at 3.8 points per second instead of 2.8 when resting normally or 0.44 when not resting at all. When listening to any one of the many musicians with Music enabled, the in-game music will switch to a different track, in lieu with the instrument played by the musician.

Animations[edit | edit source]

Resting animations can be activated at any time via the Customisation interface of the Gear tab, under Animations. If more than one resting animation is activated, one will be used in sequence from the order they were activated each time the player rests, starting with the first activated.

Note that animations on this page are not loaded with the page, click the link to load a single animation.

Solomon's General Store[edit | edit source]

Soon after the opening of Solomon's General Store, new resting animations were made available for players. The first ever resting animation is the Zen Resting, which has since been free for all members.[2]

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Image (load all) Name RuneCoins Loyalty Points Description
Free Members
Load Zen Resting.gif Zen Resting N/A N/A N/A No one said finding perfect harmony would be easy.
Load Arcane Resting.gif Arcane Resting 200 180 N/A When mystical forces are yours to command, you can rest in style anywhere, at any time.
Load Strongarm Resting.gif Strongarm Resting 200 180 N/A Resting? Resting is for the weak!
Load Sinister Slumber.gif Sinister Slumber 222 200 N/A Take a quick nap in the style of the most powerful vampyres of Morytania.
Load Energy Drain Resting.gif Energy Drain Rest 277 250 N/A If you are truly in tune with magical energies, you can recharge the ol' batteries from pretty much any source, wherever you are...
Load Crowd_Serf.gif Crowd Serf 222 200 N/A With goblin serfs at your beck and call, resting is always a pleasure.
Load Armchair Warrior.gif Armchair Warrior 277 250 N/A Every warrior needs a break, and with this chair you can truly rest in comfort and style.
Load Wushanko Warrior Resting.gif Wushanko Warrior Resting 277 250 N/A A demanding but effective combat drill taught by sailors returning from the Eastern Lands.
Load Crystal Impling Resting.gif Crystal Impling Resting 277 250 N/A Attune to the world and refresh amid the ancient impling crystal dance.

Other[edit | edit source]

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Image (load all) Name Notes
Load Deckchair Resting.gif Deckchair Resting Unlocked by sitting in each colour deck chair 10 times each during the Summer Beach Party event.
Load Contact Juggling Resting.gif Contact Juggling Resting Unlocked by activating a Contact juggling resting token.
Load Balloon Resting.gif Balloon Resting Unlocked by activating a Balloon rest token.
Load Magical Resting.gif Magical Resting Unlocked by handing in 8,500 or more Menaphite coins to the Shady lurker during the Aiding the Exile event.
Load Buried in Sand Resting.gif Buried in Sand Resting Unlocked by activating a Buried in sand rest emote token.
Load Sand Dunk Resting.gif Sand Dunk Resting Unlocked by activating a Sand dunk resting emote token.
Load Hacky Sack Resting.gif Hacky Sack Resting Unlocked by activating a Hacky sack resting emote token.
Load Treasure Resting.gif Treasure Resting Unlocked by activating a Treasure resting animation token.
Load Stan-ing Around.gif Stan-ing Around Unlocked by completing Impressing the Locals.
Load Death Lotus Meditate Resting.gif Death Lotus Meditate Resting Unlocked by activating a Meditation rest animation token.
Load Loved Up Resting.gif Loved Up Resting Unlocked with 300 reputation by speaking to Wizard Deedit during the 2017 Valentine's Day event.
Load Palm tree Resting.gif Palm tree Resting Unlocked by activating a Palm tree rest emote token.
Load Carrying Steins Resting.gif Carrying Steins Resting Unlocked by redeeming a carrying steins rest token from NovtumberFest.
Load Tea Service Resting.gif Tea Service Resting Unlocked by handing in 4,600 zodiac talismans
Load Cherry Tree resting.gif Cherry Tree resting RuneCoin package
Load Cocktail Flare Resting.gif Cocktail Flare Resting Unlocked by activating a cocktail flare rest override token.
Load Sandy Sandwich Resting.gif Sandy Sandwich Resting Unlocked by activating a sandy sandwich rest override token.
Load Plague Doctor register wagon rest.gif Plague Doctor register wagon rest Unlocked by completing the plague task list from the Plague Doctor promotion.
Load Slip 'n' Slime.gif Slip 'n' Slime Unlocked at progress level 7 of Slime is of the Essence event.
Load Snowman building rest.gif Snowman building rest Unlocked by activating a snowman building rest token.
Load Warmed by Fire Resting.gif Warmed by Fire Resting Unlocked by opening a closed Premier Club chest.
Load Exhausted Resting.gif Exhausted Resting Unlocked by depleting run energy to 0% and activate the magical feather from the Mod Ryan trading sequence.
Load Loves me, Loves me not rest.gif Loves me, Loves me not rest Unlocked by handing in 7,000 crystallised chocolate fragments during Avoiding Dental Catastrophe.
Load Planting Flag resting.gif Planting Flag resting Unlocked by handing in 14,000 boat materials during Breaking the Storm.
Load Immobile Rest.mp4 Immobile Rest Unlocked by claiming the founder's pack on the early access RuneScape Mobile release.
Load Dark Throne resting.gif Dark Throne resting Unlocked by completing tier 50 of Count Yakula's Yak Track.
Load Ghostly Possession resting.gif Ghostly Possession resting Unlocked by completing tier 5 of Count Yakula's Yak Track with the premium pass.
Load Cosmic Trance Rest.gif Cosmic Trance Rest
Load Zarosian Prayer.gif Zarosian Prayer
Load Shade Thrower Resting.gif Shade Thrower Resting Unlocked by activating a Shade Thrower rest token.
Load Taking it easy.gif Taking it easy Complete tier 30 of Kerapac Track with Premiere
Load Matryoshka Rest.mp4 Matryoshka Rest Compete tier 35 of The Knight Before Christmas while having access to premier rewards
Load Fight the fatigue.gif Fight the fatigue Complete tier 25 of premier Yak to Basics
Load Spoil yourself.gif Spoil yourself Complete tier 50 of Yak to Basics
Load Seren Crystal Prayer.gif Seren Crystal Prayer Complete tier 25 of Yak to The Light

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included - see here for how to help out!
  • patch 16 September 2019 (Update):
    • Flared Cocktail rest animation no longer shows a glowing orb when used alongside the Noxious staff.
    • Visual effects from your weapon will no longer persist while resting with the "Loves me, Loves me not" animation activated.
  • patch 11 April 2016 (Update):
    • "Flipping the coin" rest animation no longer stretches when wearing white or Torva gloves.
  • patch 24 June 2013 (Update):
    • Players can no longer rest when using a music box.
  • patch 11 December 2012 (Update):
    • Trying to stop resting in certain situations no longer causes the player to animate strangely.
  • patch 28 November 2011 (Update):
    • The glow around the "Rest" icon is now centred correctly.
  • patch 7 September 2010 (Update):
    • Apron clipping problem when resting.
  • patch 24 June 2010 (Update):
    • Fixed the look of the brown apron while resting.
  • patch 17 November 2009 (Update):
    • Various extra checks have been added to the skillcapes and resting.
  • patch 9 September 2009 (Update):
    • Adjusted the code for resting due to changes with the previous update.
  • patch 8 July 2009 (Update):
    • Corrected the run mode option text after resting.
    • No more resting on Tutorial Island – you should be learning!
    • You can no longer attempt the shot-put while resting.
  • patch 16 June 2009 (Update):
    • Players should no longer float slightly when resting while wearing a dragon plateskirt.
  • patch 13 January 2009 (Update):
    • A problem with resting has been fixed.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • If one tries to do an emote while resting a message will appear in the chatbox: "Emotes aren't very restful."
  • It used to be possible to bank while resting.
  • Before the Evolution of Combat, resting only restored 1 life point per 6 seconds.
  • The rest update had many unexpected side effects and caused crippling glitches to the game for the first day after its release, resulting in angry reactions from players who found that the glitches interfered with their gameplay.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ a b c Mod Fetzki. "Run energy upgrade." 9 June 2009. RuneScape News.
  2. ^ Solomon. "New to Solomon’s General Store: Introducing...Skill-Fu!." 21 August 2012. RuneScape News.