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 are accessible with the Emotes tab, a tab that may be found on the Chat window interface by default.
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 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.
Several items have "built-in" emotes, which are unique to the item itself (such as a Rubber chicken and Bull roarer). 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. The exception to this is the Skillcape emote, which requires the player to equip an eligible cape to be played.
Default emotes are unlocked upon creating an account.
|Yes||No||Bow & Curtsy|
|Laugh||Jump for Joy||Yawn|
^ 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.
These emotes are related to certain quests. They can be unlocked during a quest or as a reward at the end of a quest.
|Icon||Name||Quest required to unlock|
|Goblin Bow||This emote is unlocked during The Lost Tribe quest.|
|Goblin Salute||This emote is unlocked during The Lost Tribe quest.|
|Troubadour Dance||This emote is a reward from One Piercing Note.|
Activities and gameplayEdit
These emotes are related to the former random events. When completing the Mime or the Gravedigger random event players would have the option to unlock an emote in their random event gift. Following an update on 24 October 2012, the random events were removed and the emotes are now unlocked by buying the corresponding costume from Iffie in Varrock.
|Icon||Name||Costume purchase required to unlock|
|Glass Box||This emote can be unlocked by buying a piece of the mime costume from Iffie in Varrock.|
|Climb Rope||This emote can be unlocked by buying a piece of the mime costume from Iffie in Varrock.|
|Lean||This emote can be unlocked by buying a piece of the mime costume from Iffie in Varrock.|
|Glass Wall||This emote can be unlocked by buying a piece of the mime costume from Iffie in Varrock.|
|Zombie Walk||This emote can be unlocked by buying a piece of the zombie costume from Iffie in Varrock.|
|Zombie Dance||This emote can be unlocked by buying a piece of the zombie costume from Iffie in Varrock.|
These emotes are related to certain achievements in the game. They can be unlocked by, for example reaching level 99 in a skill.
|Skillcape||To perform this emote you'll need to be wearing one of the Capes of Accomplishment or Capes of Distinction, they can be obtained either when: reaching level 99 in a skill (or 120 dungeoneering)^, having the maximum amount of Quest Points^, having logged into RuneScape Classic^, for every 5 year milestone your account is old ^, reached 99 in every skill^ or by 'Completing' the game ^.
There are 27 different Capes of Accomplishment and 5 Capes of Distinction. There are 29 emotes for the Capes of Accomplishment, one per skill (except for Dungeoneering, which has three emotes plus a master cape emote) and the Quest point cape. And there are 8 emotes for the Capes of Distinction, 3 for the Classic cape (fletching, smithing and woodcutting), one for the 5 year Veteran cape and one for the 10 years cape, also one for the Max cape and 2 for the Completionist cape (trimmed and untrimmed version).
|Air Guitar||This emote will unlock after unlocking 500 or more music tracks.|
|Demonic Rock Off||This emote will unlock after unlocking 1000 or more music tracks.|
|Explore||Unlocked by completing all the beginner Lumbridge and Draynor Tasks.|
|Taskmaster||Unlocked by completing every Task in the Task System.|
These emotes are unlocked at the Stronghold of Security at level intervals.
|Idea||This emote is obtainable from the Box of Health.|
|Stomp||This emote is obtainable from the Cradle of Life.|
|This emote is obtainable from the Gift of Peace.|
|Slap Head||This emote is obtainable from the Grain of Plenty.|
|Safety First||If your age is under 13, you can unlock it by completing the Player safety test.|
|If your age is 13 or above, you can unlock it by opening the chest in the secure sector of the Stronghold of Player Safety.|
This emote is unlocked once completing a specific court case.
|Faint||Unlocked after completing the Mime Court Case.|
|Juggle||Depends on item|
You can only use these emotes while you are in a clan theatre and they will also only appear when you are in a Clan Citadel or select them on the emotes filter. To have a theatre in your own Clan's Citadel you'll need at least a tier 5 Citadel.
Holiday and seasonalEdit
These emotes are related to holiday events. Players who have not unlocked emotes from the previous year can unlock them in the current year during the respective holiday event.
|Icon||Name||Holiday Event required to unlock|
|Zombie Hand||Unlocked during a Hallowe'en event, from 2007 and afterwards.|
|Scared||Unlocked during a Hallowe'en event, from 2005 and afterwards.|
|Bunny-hop||Unlocked during an Easter event, from 2006 and afterwards.|
|Snowman Dance||Unlocked during a Christmas event, from 2007 and afterwards.|
|Trick||Unlocked during a Hallowe'en event, from 2008 and afterwards.|
|Unlocked during a Thanksgiving event, from 2008 and afterwards.|
|Freeze and Melt||Unlocked during a Christmas event, from 2008 and afterwards.|
|Around the World in Eggty Days||Unlocked during an Easter event, from 2009 and afterwards.|
|Dramatic Point||Unlocked during a Christmas event, from 2009 and afterwards.|
|Puppet Master||Unlocked during a Hallowe'en event, from 2010 and afterwards.|
|Seal of Approval||Unlocked during a Christmas event, from 2010 and afterwards.|
|Invoke Spring||Unlocked during an Easter event, from 2011 and afterwards.|
|Living on borrowed time||Unlocked during a Hallowe'en event, from 2011 and afterwards.|
|Proto Pack||Unlocked during a Hallowe'en event, from 2014.|
|Chaotic Cookery||Unlocked during a Christmas event, from 2011 and afterwards.|
|Celebrate||Automatically unlocked in celebration of the Diamond Jubilee.|
|Mexican wave||1000 Contribution points (Gielinor Games)|
|Sportsman||1000 Contribution points (Gielinor Games)|
|Love at First Sight||Unlocked by sending 1750 valentine hearts.|
|Jealous Rage||Unlocked by sending 1750 valentine hearts.|
|Butterfly Dervish||Unlocked by talking to Memstix.|
|Cabbage Facepunch Bonanza (emote)||Survive 40 (non-consecutive) rounds as human in Cabbage Facepunch Bonanza.|
|Saradomin's Glory (Tier 1)||Unlocked for 3,000 renown in the Battle of Lumbridge (supporters of Saradomin only)|
|Saradomin's Glory (Tier 2)||Unlocked for 9,000 renown in the Battle of Lumbridge (supporters of Saradomin only)|
|Saradomin's Glory (Tier 3)||Unlocked for 20,000 renown in the Battle of Lumbridge (supporters of Saradomin only)|
|Zamorak's Might (Tier 1)||Unlocked for 3,000 renown in the Battle of Lumbridge (supporters of Zamorak only)|
|Zamorak's Might (Tier 2)||Unlocked for 9,000 renown in the Battle of Lumbridge (supporters of Zamorak only)|
|Zamorak's Might (Tier 3)||Unlocked for 20,000 renown in the Battle of Lumbridge (supporters of Zamorak only)|
|Bandos's Might (Tier 1)||Unlocked for 23,000 renown in the Bird and the Beast (supporters of Bandos only)|
|Bandos's Might (Tier 2)||Unlocked for 40,000 renown in the Bird and the Beast (supporters of Bandos only)|
|Bandos's Might (Tier 3)||Unlocked for 165,000 renown in the Bird and the Beast (supporters of Bandos only)|
|Armadyl's Glory (Tier 1)||Unlocked for 23,000 renown in the Bird and the Beast (supporters of Armadyl only)|
|Armadyl's Glory (Tier 2)||Unlocked for 40,000 renown in the Bird and the Beast (supporters of Armadyl only)|
|Armadyl's Glory (Tier 3)||Unlocked for 165,000 renown in the Bird and the Beast (supporters of Armadyl only)|
Solomon's General StoreEdit
With the merge of the Members Loyalty Programme with the General Store, emotes available from the programme are now purchasable via Solomon's General Store. However, most emotes that originated with the Members Loyalty Programme remained Loyalty points exclusive.
|Cat Fight||500 Loyalty Points|
|Face-palm||750 Loyalty Points|
|Shake Hands||750 Loyalty Points|
|High Five||750 Loyalty Points|
|Surrender||750 Loyalty Points|
|Talk to the Hand||750 Loyalty Points|
|Palm-fist||750 Loyalty Points|
|Golf clap||750 Loyalty Points|
|Breathe Fire||1,000 Loyalty Points|
|Levitate||1,000 Loyalty Points|
|Muscle-man Pose||1,000 Loyalty Points|
|ROFL||1,000 Loyalty Points|
|Bring it!||1,000 Loyalty Points|
|Evil Laugh||1,000 Loyalty Points|
|You're dead||1,000 Loyalty Points|
|Snow||4,000 Loyalty Points|
|Storm||4,000 Loyalty Points|
|Hula Hoop||4,000 Loyalty Points|
|Head in the Sand||6,000 Loyalty Points|
|Scream||6,000 Loyalty Points|
|Lolcano||6,000 Loyalty Points|
|Disappear||12,000 Loyalty Points|
|Ghost||12,000 Loyalty Points|
|Divine Power||12,000 Loyalty Points|
|Infernal Power||12,000 Loyalty Points|
|Tornado||12,000 Loyalty Points|
|ROFLcopter||6,000 Loyalty Points|
|Nature's Might||12,000 Loyalty Points|
|Inner Power||6,000 Loyalty Points|
|Werewolf Transformation||12,000 Loyalty Points|
Squeal of FortuneEdit
These emotes were unlockable in past Squeal of Fortune promotions.
|Sunbathe||Rare prize on the Squeal of Fortune during the Sizzling Summer.|
|Love at First Sight||Redeemable by claiming 1750 Valentine hearts during the Valentine promotion|
|Jealous Rage||Redeemable by claiming 1750 Valentine hearts during the Valentine promotion|
These emotes were unlockable in past Treasure Hunter promotions.
|Loved Up||Redeemable by claiming 1750 Valentine love notes during the Valentine promotion|
|Down to Earth||Redeemable by claiming 1750 Valentine love notes during the Valentine promotion|
Emote enhancers Edit
Emote enhancers are equipment that when worn make an emote be performed differently. Before the quest Tower of Life, emote enhancers were only available through Treasure Trails. All of the enhancers are tradeable except for the satchels, Builder's costume, Chicken Costume and Herald capes. All of the enhancers are members-only items, except for the Chicken Costume and the herald capes.
|Image||Enhancer||Emote||Information||Enhanced emote image|
|A powdered wig||Angry||Tradeable: 50,301 coins.
Powdered Wigs are Level 1 Treasure Trails rewards.
|Flared trousers||Dance||Tradeable: 734,515 coins.
Flared Trousers are Level 1 Treasure Trails rewards.
|Beckon||Non-tradeable. The Builder's costume is a reward from the Tower of Life, consisting of 4 parts (only one has to be worn). Satchels from the Creature Creation minigame will also enhance Beckon.|
|Pantaloons||Bow/Curtsy||Tradeable: 21,843 coins.
Pantaloons are a Level 1 Treasure Trails reward.
|Sleeping cap||Yawn||Tradeable: 89,941 coins.
Sleeping Caps are Level 1 Treasure Trails rewards.
|Chicken Costume||Flap||Non-tradeable. All 4 pieces have to be worn in order to enhance the emote.
Received from the 2007 Easter event.
|Sled||Any emote||Non-tradeable. Obtained during the Troll Romance quest.|
Any emote you try to perform whilst riding the sled will cause you to wave.
|Herald Cape (With the Turkey Crest)||Give Thanks||Non-tradeable. You'll need to have the turkey crest on your herald cape.
The option for a Turkey Crest on herald capes was rewarded for completing the 2011 Thanksgiving event.
- 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.