Sign of the porter

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Signs of the porter are pocket slot items craftable with the Divination skill, which automatically teleport collected items to your bank. Every time an item is teleported to the bank, one charge is used on the active sign. A sign will disappear when its charges have expired. Inactive signs in the inventory will not automatically equip and become active when the active sign expires. Signs of the porter do not stack, taking one inventory slot each.

When equipped to your character, a sign of the porter becomes an "Active sign of the porter". Once active, it can be unequipped but will remain active and no other signs can be equipped until the active one is depleted or destroyed. Signs of the porter function in all levels of the Wilderness, but notably do not function for grimy bloodweed.

Items are sent to the bank when they are obtained from a skilling action, or for items in the 'Other' category (see below), when they are picked up off the ground (which includes combat drops, such as dragon hides). Not only drops from monsters can be banked, but also items that a person was carrying in the Wilderness will be banked if the player picks up the loot while having an active sign.

When an ore is teleported through a sign of the porter, it will be stored in the player's metal bank accessible through any furnace, forge or anvil. When paired with stone spirits, one porter charge is consumed for every one stone spirit consumed, thereby banking two ores.

When archaeological materials are collected, they will be stored in the player's material storage container.

Urns will still be filled while collecting with an active sign. If the Varrock armour ore doubling effect is activated, the second ore is also banked. Shooting Star reward that doubles any ore will also be banked. Mining five ores from a concentrated coal or gold will bank all of them but only use one charge. When fishing shark, if you catch two, both are banked at no additional porter charge. If you do not have any space in your bank, the items you collect remain in your inventory.

New and activated signs can be consumed by a grace of the elves, storing up to 500 charges, or 2000 charges if the Dark Facet of Grace enchantment is unlocked.

If making porters it is recommended to use Modified diviner's headwear to save some energy supplies. The Elder divination outfit can also be used.

Types of signs[edit | edit source]

Porter tier Divination Level Energy amount Secondary Experience Charges Energy
(per charge)
Energy cost
(per charge)
Secondary cost Secondary cost
(per charge)
Total cost Total cost
(per charge)
Memory shards Memory shards per charge
Sign of the porter I.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sign of the porter II 6 30 Pale energy.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pale energyPale energy Sapphire necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sapphire necklaceSapphire necklace 1.7 5 6 1,512 2,887 577.4 10,447 2,089.4 N/A N/A
Sign of the porter II.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sign of the porter IIII 28 35 Bright energy.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bright energyBright energy Sapphire necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sapphire necklaceSapphire necklace 5.9 10 3.5 1,155 2,887 288.7 14,437 1,443.7 N/A N/A
Sign of the porter III.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sign of the porter IIIIII 48 40 Sparkling energy.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sparkling energySparkling energy Emerald necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Emerald necklaceEmerald necklace 9.9 15 2.6 864 3,404 226.93 16,364 1,090.93 N/A N/A
Sign of the porter IV.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sign of the porter IVIV 68 45 Vibrant energy.png: RS3 Inventory image of Vibrant energyVibrant energy Emerald necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Emerald necklaceEmerald necklace 13.9 20 2.25 861.75 3,404 170.2 20,639 1,031.95 16 0.8
Sign of the porter V.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sign of the porter VV 88 60 Radiant energy.png: RS3 Inventory image of Radiant energyRadiant energy Ruby necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ruby necklaceRuby necklace 20 25 2.4 777.6 3,467 138.68 22,907 916.28 22 0.88
Sign of the porter VI.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sign of the porter VIVI 94 80 Luminous energy.png: RS3 Inventory image of Luminous energyLuminous energy Diamond necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Diamond necklaceDiamond necklace 24 30 2.6 696 3,651 121.7 24,531 817.7 30 1
Sign of the porter VII.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sign of the porter VIIVII 99 120 Incandescent energy.png: RS3 Inventory image of Incandescent energyIncandescent energy Dragonstone necklace.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragonstone necklaceDragonstone necklace 30 50 2.4 566.4 9,072 181.44 37,392 747.84 50 1

Items affected[edit | edit source]

List of items
Aetherium alloy
Ancient vis
Animal furs
Armadylean yellow
Blood of Orcus
Cadmium red
Carbon black
Chaotic brimstone
Cobalt blue
Compass rose
Dragon metal
Everlight silvthril
Eye of Dagon
Fossilised bone
Hellfire metal
Imperial steel
Leather scraps
Malachite green
Mark of the Kyzaj
Samite silk
Star of Saradomin
Stormguard steel
Third Age iron
Tyrian purple
Vulcanised rubber
Warforged bronze
White marble
White oak
Wings of War
Yu'biusk clay
Zarosian insignia
Asgarnian hops
Bittercap mushroom
Cactus spine
Cadava berries
Calquat fruit
Cave nightshade
Cooking apple
Curry leaf
Grapes of Guthix
Grapes of Saradomin
Grapes of Zamorak
Grimy avantoe
Grimy cadantine
Grimy dwarf weed
Grimy fellstalk
Grimy guam
Grimy harralander
Grimy irit
Grimy kwuarm
Grimy lantadyme
Grimy marrentill
Grimy ranarr
Grimy snapdragon
Grimy spirit weed
Grimy tarromin
Grimy toadflax
Grimy torstol
Grimy wergali
Hammerstone hops
Jute fibre
Krandorian hops
Limpwurt root
Morchella mushroom
Papaya fruit
Poison ivy berries
Raw potato
Sweet potato
White berries
Wildblood hops
Woad leaf
Yanillian hops
Enriched fungal algae
Frog spawn
Fungal algae
Leaping salmon
Leaping sturgeon
Leaping trout
Raw anchovies
Raw bass
Raw beltfish
Raw blue blubber jellyfish
Raw manta ray
Raw catfish
Raw cave eel
Raw cavefish
Raw cod
Raw crayfish
Raw desert sole
Raw great white shark
Raw green blubber jellyfish
Raw herring
Raw karambwan
Raw karambwanji
Raw lava eel
Raw lobster
Raw mackerel
Raw monkfish
Raw pike
Raw rainbow fish
Raw rocktail
Raw sailfish
Raw salmon
Raw sardine
Raw seerfish
Raw shark
Raw shrimps
Raw sillago
Raw swordfish
Raw tarpon
Raw trout
Raw tuna
Raw wobbegong
Slimy eel
Barb-tail harpoon
Black salamander
Blue feather
Common kebbit fur
Dark kebbit fur
Dashing kebbit fur
Desert devil fur
Diseased kebbit fur
Enriched fungal spore
Feldip weasel fur
Fungal spore
Green salamander
Kebbit claws
Kebbit spike
Kebbit teeth
Long kebbit spike
Orange feather
Orange salamander
Polar kebbit fur
Raw beast meat
Raw bird meat
Raw pawya meat
Red chinchompa
Red feather
Red salamander
Spotted kebbit fur
Stripy feather
Wimpy feather
Yellow feather
Abyssalbanite ore
Adamantite ore
Banite ore
Basiliskbanite ore
Blurite ore
Calcified fungus
Copper ore
Dark animica
Dragonbanite ore
Elemental ore
Enriched calcified fungus
Gold ore
Granite (500g)
Granite (2kg)
Granite (5kg)
Iron ore
Light animica
Living minerals
Mithril ore
Necrite ore
Orichalcite ore
Pure essence
Red sandstone
Rune essence
Runite ore
Sandstone (1kg)
Sandstone (2kg)
Sandstone (5kg)
Sandstone (10kg)
Silver ore
Tin ore
Uncut diamond
Uncut emerald
Uncut jade
Uncut lapis lazuli
Uncut opal
Uncut red topaz
Uncut ruby
Uncut sapphire
Wallasalkibanite ore
Acadia logs
Achey tree logs
Arctic pine logs
Blisterwood logs
Elder logs
Enriched timber fungus
Eucalyptus logs
Golden bamboo
Hollow reed
Magic logs
Mahogany logs
Maple logs
Oak logs
Teak logs
Timber fungus
Willow logs
Yew logs
Aviansie talons
Bear fur
Black dragonhide
Blue dragonhide
Chocolate bar
Clean snake weed
Cockatrice egg
Crushed nest
Demon horn
Desert goat horn
Eye of newt
Fat snail meat
Frog spawn
Green dragonhide
Grimy snake weed
Icyene feather
Lean snail meat
Magic roots
Maple roots
Mort myre fungus
Muspah spine
Oak roots
Phoenix feather
Potato cactus
Raw bear meat
Raw beef
Raw chicken
Raw chompy
Raw jubbly
Raw oomlie
Raw rabbit
Raw rat meat
Raw yak meat
Red dragonhide
Red spiders' eggs
Royal dragonhide
Snail shell
Snake hide
Snape grass
Spider carcass
Spider silk
Swamp tar
Thin snail meat
Toad's legs
Ugthanki meat
Unicorn horn
Vampyre fangs
Willow branch
Willow roots
Yew roots

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 23 January 2023 (Update):
    • Sign of the Porter no longer banks flowers from Het's Oasis bushes.
  • patch 25 July 2022 (Update):
    • Dragonfruit items are now correctly transferred to the bank while using signs of the porter.
  • update 4 May 2021 (Update):
    • Sign of the Porter VI, previously the highest level there was, has been shuffled down to a 94 Divination requirement, and now requires 80 Luminous Energy to craft. To make room for Sign of the Porter VII, a new level 99 sign that holds 50 charges and requires 120 Incandescent Energy to craft.
  • ninja 21 September 2020 (Update):
    • Tune Banite Ore can now be cast on banite rocks to mine monster-specific ore directly from the rock.
      • Various boosts and buffs also apply to these ores, including banite stone Spirits, Signs of the Porter and Juju Potions.
  • update 30 March 2020 (Update):
    • Archaeology was released, porters now affect materials.
  • patch 6 January 2020 (Update):
    • Sweet Potatoes can now be banked by Sign of the Porter.
  • patch 17 June 2019 (Update):
    • Signs of porter and Grace of the Elves will now successfully send farming produce to bank when your inventory is full.
  • patch 28 January 2019 (Update):
    • When mining with porters, if the mined resource can be stored in the metal bank, it'll be deposited into your metal bank instead of your bank.
    • No longer send stardust to the bank when mining crashed stars.
  • patch 28 August 2018 (Update):
    • The buff bar will now display the correct amount of charges when a player is using a 'Sign of the Porter' to collect Mort Myre Fungus.
  • patch 17 July 2017 (Update):
    • The sign of the porter buff icon will now display when logging in, if the item is equipped.
  • patch 12 June 2017 (Update):
    • You can now track your active Sign of the Porter charges on your buff bar.
  • patch 12 September 2016 (Update):
    • You once again gain corrupted ore in your inventory when mining normal or harmonised Trahaearn rocks with a porter equipped.
    • You also once again get a chance at double ore when mining harmonised rocks with a porter equipped.
  • patch 7 March 2016 (Update):
    • Replaced an instance of green salamander on the sign of the porter item checklist with swamp lizard.
  • patch 3 August 2015 (Update):
    • Corrupted ore can now be gained from harmonised rocks when using a sign of the porter.
  • ninja 3 August 2015 (Update):
    • Signs of the porter will now send items to the bank with a full inventory when:
      • Mining regular ores, limestone, granite, bane ore, crystal and red sandstone
      • Fishing
      • Stealing phoenix feathers.
  • ninja 29 June 2015 (Update):
    • Signs of porter will now work with a full inventory.
  • patch 16 February 2015 (Update):
    • A typo on the Sign of the Porter interface has been fixed.
  • patch 5 January 2015 (Update):
    • Living minerals will now be transported to players' banks in the correct amounts if wearing a sign of the porter instead of only one.
  • patch 1 December 2014 (Update):
    • Signs of the porter now bank snake weed when collecting from jungle vines, rather than when picked up.
  • ninja 15 September 2014 (Update):
    • Signs of the porter will now inform the player when their bank is full.
  • patch 18 August 2014 (Update):
    • Snapegrass is now teleported to your bank by Signs of the Porter when it is picked up rather than when it is harvested from farming patches.
  • ninja 14 April 2014 (Update):
    • The text shown when a sign of the porter depletes is now red so it stands out more.
  • ninja 27 January 2014 (Update):
    • The sign of the porter will now bank phoenix feathers.
  • ninja 30 October 2013 (Update):
    • The sign of the porter now gives the correct message when receiving rubies or diamonds from mining ore.
  • patch 22 October 2013 (Update):
    • The interface displaying items for signs of the porter no longer covers up information with the borders.
  • patch 8 October 2013 (Update):
    • Signs of the Porter now send gems gained from mining ore to the bank.
  • patch 10 September 2013 (Update):
    • Signs of the porter will now bank additional ore gained from Varrock Armours.

Trivia[edit | edit source]