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An empty action bar (click to enlarge).

The Action bar or Actionbar is an Interface which features numbered slots that players may drag various Abilities or inventory items. This allows the player to use the assigned ability or item quickly by simply pressing the corresponding key on their keyboard.

Status GlobesEdit

The top of the action bar consists of four status globes.

Life PointsEdit

Health globe

The globe will turn green if the player is poisoned and flash if the player has less than 20% of their maximum health remaining. The player's current life points are displayed by the red bar adjacent to the globe.

If the player has cure for poison in their inventory, they can click on the icon and will consume one dose of antipoison or the runes for a cure me spell. If the player has different kinds of antipoison (such as regular antipoison and super antipoison), the highest level will be used (so in the above example, super antipoison would be used if the Life Points icon is clicked). If the player has the Prayer book from The Great Brain Robbery, the icon will not cure the poison; the player has to manually use the prayer book.

Auto-retaliate and AdrenalineEdit

Auto retaliate globe

Crossed swords indicate that auto retaliate is on, while a single sword indicates auto retaliate is off. The percentage of adrenaline built up is displayed next to this icon as a yellow bar.

Prayer PointsEdit

Prayer globe

This icon has the option to toggle quick prayers on and off. These quick prayers can be set by right-clicking the Prayer icon and choosing "select quick prayers" to open a menu which enables a player can choose which prayers they want activated when enabling quick prayer. If the player already has prayers on, toggling the quick prayers on will turn them off and turn on the quick prayers. If a player toggles the icon again, the prayers turn off. If a player turns on prayers without toggling the prayer icon, he or she can turn the prayers off completely by toggling the icon two times quickly. This is a good strategy to reduce prayer point usage. Remaining prayer points are displayed as a purple bar next to this globe.

Summoning PointsEdit

Summoning icon

By default, clicking the summoning globe will bring up the summoning interface. This can be changed by right-clicking, and selecting "choose left-click option." Remaining summoning points are displayed as a teal bar adjacent to this globe.

Action Bar SlotsEdit

The Action Bar has 14 usable slots that the player can fill with items or skills. By using these slots, a player is able to easily find and select an ability that they would want to use. To use these abilities, the player only needs to press the corresponding key in the corner of the slot. (Note: In order for these 'shortcut keys' or 'hotkeys' to operate, the [Always-On Mode] button in the upper right corner of the chatbox must be set to {Off}.) These keys start out as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 0, - and =, but they can be changed by right clicking on the slot and selecting the "Customise Keybind" option, then selecting which key they would like to replace it with. The player can also just click on the ability's icon, to use the ability. The Quick Inventory slots (noted in the picture as having the keybind Z and X) by default are not bound to a key, these slots can be bound by the user under settings, or by right clicking.

Empty action bar

  To move abilities or inventory items to the Action Bar, simply drag any ability from the ability book, items from the inventory, prayer from the prayer list, or a few other choices. The Action Bar must be unlocked when attempting to drag skills from the skill book to the bar. To unlock the Action Bar, simply left or right click on the small lock icon, next to the Quick Inventory slots.

Filled action bar


  • Abilities
  • Spells
  • Items
  • Equipment
  • Emotes
  • Prayers
  • Auras
  • Cure Poison button
  • Quick Prayers button
  • Summoning left-click option
  • Toggle Run

Selecting An Action BarEdit

A player can have up to five different Action Bars saved, if the player is a member, and 3 if the player is a non-member. The bar can be changed by clicking on the left or right arrow to the left of the 12 slots. The current bar selected will show up between the two arrows. Another way to select a different bar is by holding Shift followed by the number of the bar you want (Shift+1, Shift +2, etc.) or by right clicking on the number. The option "Customise Modifier Key" can also be chosen after right clicking on the number, which will allow you to change Shift to either the Ctrl key or Alt key.

Adrenaline BarEdit

Shown directly above the 14 slots, this indicates the current amount of Adrenaline a player has built up, which replaced the old system of special attacks.


The little gold 'lock' icon on the right of the action bar will lock or unlock the slots of the currently selected bar. If locked, the player will not be able to drag any items or abilities on the bar, and tooltips won't be shown. However, the player can still drag items/abilities onto the action bar to replace existing/empty slots. If the cursor is paused on an item when the bar is 'unlocked', a description of the item will pop-up. To avoid the pop-up's, simply lock the bar again.

Note: Possibly not accurate due to an update.

Rubbish binEdit

The rubbish bin is found in the powers tab, accessed by the F4 button, or by clicking the powers icon. Located to the right of the action bar, abilities can be removed from the active bar by dragging them over to the rubbish bin.


Found in the top-right of the action bar, clicking this button will completely hide the action bar, or expand it if it's already hidden. Right-clicking the button gives the option to toggle weapon sheathing. If the action bar is minimised, then toggling weapon sheathing via the * key will not work. For those playing in Legacy mode, to toggle sheathe, click the attack button, then hover over the crossed sword icon top left. Click on this icon to toggle sheathe. Sheathed weapons show skill level, unsheathed show combat level.



Found in the top-left of the action bar, clicking this will allow you to target an enemy. An enemy is always targeted when you attack them, but by doing it this way, it is possible to find out about the enemy before going anywhere near it. The target button is quite small, but by right clicking on it and selecting "Customise-keybind", it is possible to bind it to nearly any key you want.

A special icon appears above the target. Using an ability against a targeted enemy as the first move does not grant adrenaline.

Note: Targeting is no longer possible with the NIS update.


Sharing action bar

Following an update, players can share their action bars with each other. To share, the players need to be on each others' friend lists. To share, go into the powers menu, select the combat settings tab and click the share button beside the action bar at the bottom. The receiving player will then see a menu akin to the one on the right, and must click accept to accept the share.


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