Stackable items

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Stackable items are items that only take up one space in a player's inventory not being carried in note form. When multiple stackable items are carried in the inventory, a number is shown on the item's picture to indicate the quantity of items in the stack. Most items stored in the bank will stack, even if they don't stack in a player's inventory. A few exceptions would be brawling gloves, satchels, and the various forms of the morphic tool. Stackable items do not weigh anything, and cannot be withdrawn from the bank as a note.

Stackable items include bait, charms, runes, all arrows, all seeds, notes, and coins. Other stackable items include biscuits, bolts, bolt tips, darts, dart tips, nails, arrowtips, throwing knives, cannonballs, javelins, throwing axes, feathers, arrow shafts, needles, thread, purple sweets, scrolls, skewer sticks, woad leaves, teleport scrolls, teleport tablets, and proboscises. Also, swamp tar and anything made from swamp tar (such as swamp paste or guam tar) is always stackable.

You cannot pick up another item if you already have the maximum stack in your inventory.

Stackable items that change icons[edit | edit source]

While most items stack without having a change of inventory icon, the following items appear differently based on the amount held:

Name Image Changes at
10th anniversary candles 10th anniversary candles 1.png 10th anniversary candles 2.png 10th anniversary candles 3.png 10th anniversary candles 4.png 10th anniversary candles 5.png 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Arrows[1] Bronze arrow 1.png Bronze arrow 2.png Bronze arrow 3.png Bronze arrow 4.png Bronze arrow 5.png 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Arrowheads Bronze arrowheads 1.png Bronze arrowheads 2.png Bronze arrowheads 3.png Bronze arrowheads 4.png Bronze arrowheads 5.png 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Arrow shafts Arrow shaft 1.png Arrow shaft 2.png Arrow shaft 3.png Arrow shaft 4.png Arrow shaft 5.png 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Holy biscuits Holy biscuits 1.png Holy biscuits 2.png Holy biscuits 3.png Holy biscuits 4.png Holy biscuits 5.png Holy biscuits 10.png Holy biscuits 25.png Holy biscuits 100.png 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 25, 100
Bolts[2] Bronze bolts 1.png Bronze bolts 2.png Bronze bolts 3.png Bronze bolts 4.png Bronze bolts 5.png 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Celebration candles Celebration candles 1.png Celebration candles 2.png Celebration candles 3.png Celebration candles 4.png Celebration candles 5.png 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Chaotic spikes Chaotic spike 1.png Chaotic spike 2.png Chaotic spike 3.png Chaotic spike 4.png Chaotic spike 5.png 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Charm slices Mystical charm slice 1.png Mystical charm slice 2.png Mystical charm slice 3.png Mystical charm slice 4.png Mystical charm slice 5.png 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Coins Coins 1.png Coins 2.png Coins 3.png Coins 4.png Coins 5.png Coins 25.png Coins 100.png Coins 250.png Coins 1000.png Coins 10000.png 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 25, 100, 250, 1000, 10000
Divine energy[3] Vibrant energy 1.png Vibrant energy 10.png Vibrant energy 100.png Vibrant energy 500.png Vibrant energy 1000.png 1, 10, 100, 500, 1000
Eagle feathers Eagle feather 1.png Eagle feather 2.png Eagle feather 3.png Eagle feather 4.png 1, 2, 3, 4
Ecto-tokens Ecto-token 1.png Ecto-token 2.png Ecto-token 3.png 1, 2, 3
Firecracker Firecracker 1.png Firecracker 3.png Firecracker 5.png 1, 3, 5
Grenwall spikes Grenwall spikes 1.png Grenwall spikes 2.png Grenwall spikes 3.png Grenwall spikes 4.png Grenwall spikes 5.png 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Headless arrows Headless arrow 1.png Headless arrow 2.png Headless arrow 3.png Headless arrow 4.png Headless arrow 5.png 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Ogleroots Ogleroot 1.png Ogleroot 2.png Ogleroot 3.png Ogleroot 4.png Ogleroot 5.png 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Pieces of eight Pieces of eight 1.png Pieces of eight 2.png Pieces of eight 3.png 1, 2, 3
Purple sweets Purple sweets 1.png Purple sweets 2.png Purple sweets 3.png Purple sweets 4.png Purple sweets 5.png Purple sweets 10.png Purple sweets 25.png Purple sweets 100.png 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 25, 100
Runecrafting guild tokens Runecrafting guild token 1.png Runecrafting guild token 2.png Runecrafting guild token 3.png Runecrafting guild token 4.png Runecrafting guild token 5.png 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Rune dust (Runespan) Rune dust (Runespan) 1.png Rune dust (Runespan) 25.png Rune dust (Runespan) 75.png Rune dust (Runespan) 125.png Rune dust (Runespan) 175.png 1, 3, 25, 75, 125, 175
Rune essence[4] Rune essence (Dungeoneering) 1.png Rune essence (Dungeoneering) 100.png Rune essence (Dungeoneering) 250.png 1, 100, 250
Rusty coins Rusty coins 1.png Rusty coins 2.png Rusty coins 3.png Rusty coins 4.png Rusty coins 5.png Rusty coins 25.png Rusty coins 100.png Rusty coins 250.png Rusty coins 1000.png Rusty coins 10000.png 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 25, 100, 250, 1000, 10000
Seeds[5] Strawberry seed 1.png Strawberry seed 2.png Strawberry seed 3.png Strawberry seed 4.png Strawberry seed 5.png 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Stardust Stardust 1.png Stardust 25.png Stardust 75.png Stardust 125.png Stardust 175.png 1, 25, 75, 125, 175
Tokkul Tokkul 1.png Tokkul 2.png Tokkul 3.png Tokkul 4.png Tokkul 5.png Tokkul 25.png 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 25
Trading sticks Trading sticks 1.png Trading sticks 10.png Trading sticks 100.png Trading sticks.png Trading sticks 1000.png 1, 10, 100, 1000
Unfinished bolts Unfinished broad bolts 1.png Unfinished broad bolts 2.png Unfinished broad bolts 3.png Unfinished broad bolts 4.png Unfinished broad bolts 5.png 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Warrior guild tokens[6] Warrior guild token 1.png Warrior guild token 2.png Warrior guild token 3.png Warrior guild token 4.png Warrior guild token 5.png 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Woad leaf Woad leaf 1.png Woad leaf 2.png Woad leaf 3.png Woad leaf 4.png Woad leaf 5.png 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Zemomark Zemomark 1.png Zemomark 2.png Zemomark 3.png Zemomark 4.png Zemomark 5.png Zemomark 25.png Zemomark 100.png Zemomark 250.png Zemomark 1000.png Zemomark 10000.png 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 25, 100, 250, 1000, 10000
  1. ^ Excluding Cannonballs.
  2. ^ Excluding Kebbit bolts, Long kebbit bolts, Mithril grapples and Handcannon shots.
  3. ^ Each type of divine energy has a unique colour palette, but besides this stacks of divine energy of identical amounts are identical.
  4. ^ Only applies in Dungeoneering.
  5. ^ Excluding Gout tuber, Jade vine seed, and White tree shoot.
  6. ^ Removed from game.

Limit of a stack[edit | edit source]

The maximum number of an item that a player can hold in a stack is 2,147,483,647, as limited by a signed (positive and negative) 32-bit integer, i.e. 231 - 1.

Jagex would only be able to expand this if 64-bit integers were used instead, as unsigned (positive only) integers do not exist as a primitive data type in Java. This would be problematic to implement, however, as it would require doubling the amount of storage space used for all item quantities. Using longs would enable up to 9,223,372,036,854,775,807 items in a stack.

It should also be noted that a player can own more than this amount of gold, but can only hold that many in a single stack. For instance, a player could hold 2,147,483,647 in an inventory and another 2,147,483,647 in his bank, so long as the two stacks are never combined.

In a question and answer session with Andrew Gower, he stated that Jagex wouldn't switch to longs because there are too many lines of code to change.

If the value of items displayed in the Price Checker window exceeds the value, then all that will be displayed is '----'.

Truncation convention[edit | edit source]

An example of truncation.

When referring to numbers, truncation is the removal of less significant digits from the end of a number. In RuneScape, stacks of items have their quantity truncated to reduce the number of characters required to show the quantity of an item in a stack.

For stacks of items containing less than 100,000, the amount is rendered precisely, such as "31633", and the examine text is that of an individual item. For stacks of 100,000 or more, the examine text displays the exact number of items in the stack. The following conventions are used to display the quantity in a bank or inventory slot:

Range Text Colour Suffix Multiplier Example
from to
1 99,999 Yellow None 1 99,999 displayed as " 99999"
100,000 9,999,999 White K 1,000 9,999,999 displayed as " 9999K"
10,000,000 2,147,483,647 Green M 1,000,000 999,999,999 displayed as " 999M"

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 23 November 2020 (Update):
    • Stackable items can now be crafted even if there's no empty spaces in your Backpack.
  • patch 17 September 2018 (Update):
    • Offering stackable items or offering-X items in a trade will no longer offer the entire stack.