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The Emotes Interface

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. Some emotes are P2P only, and some others are gained from P2P but can also be used in F2P servers.

Emotes are used for entertainment and sometimes for clue scrolls and quests. They generally do not give any bonuses.

Most emotes can be activated from the Emotes interface.

Emote images that can be fully viewed (colour and all) represent emotes that you have unlocked; either by default, or through the completion of a certain quest or event. Blacked out emote images represent the emotes you have yet to unlock. Though you cannot view the full icon of locked emotes (just the black frame), you can still move your cursor over each one to learn its name, while clicking it tells you what you have to do to obtain it.

Several items have "built-in" emotes, which are unique to each item (such as a Rubber chicken). As such, these special emotes do not appear in the standard emote menu, and you must manually operate these emotes by using the item. This also includes items such as skill capes, all of which have a different emote respective to the skill.

Note: More than one emote cannot be used simultaneously. Trying to do so will result in a chatbox message reading "You're already doing an emote!"

Default Edit

Default emotes are unlocked upon creating an account.

Dance

A player performing the default "Dance" emote.

Icon Name Icon Name Icon Name Icon Name
Yes emote icon Yes No emote icon No Bow emote iconCurtsy emote icon Bow & Curtsy[1]
(enhanced)
Angry emote icon Angry
(enhanced)
Think emote icon Think

Wave emote icon Wave Shrug emote icon Shrug Cheer emote icon Cheer
Beckon emote icon Beckon
(enhanced)
Laugh emote icon Laugh Jump for Joy emote icon Jump for Joy Yawn emote icon Yawn
(enhanced)
Dance emote icon Dance
(enhanced)
Jig emote icon Jig Spin emote icon Twirl Headbang emote icon Headbang
Cry emote icon Cry Blow Kiss emote icon Blow Kiss Panic emote icon Panic Raspberry emote icon Raspberry
Clap emote icon Clap Salute emote icon Salute

^ 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.

Random event Edit

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.

Zombie Walk

A player performing the "Zombie Walk" emote.

Icon Name Costume purchase required to unlock
Glass Box emote icon Glass Box This emote can be unlocked by buying a piece of the mime costume from Iffie in Varrock.
Climb Rope emote icon Climb Rope This emote can be unlocked by buying a piece of the mime costume from Iffie in Varrock.
Lean emote icon Lean This emote can be unlocked by buying a piece of the mime costume from Iffie in Varrock.
Glass Wall emote icon Glass Wall This emote can be unlocked by buying a piece of the mime costume from Iffie in Varrock.
Zombie Walk emote icon Zombie Walk This emote can be unlocked by buying a piece of the zombie costume from Iffie in Varrock.
Zombie Dance emote icon Zombie Dance This emote can be unlocked by buying a piece of the zombie costume from Iffie in Varrock.

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.

Celebrate

A player performing the "Celebrate" Emote. (click to play)

Icon Name Holiday Event required to unlock
Zombie Hand emote icon Zombie Hand Unlocked during a Hallowe'en event, from 2007 and afterwards.
Scared emote icon Scared Unlocked during a Hallowe'en event, from 2005 and afterwards.
Bunny-hop emote icon Bunny-hop Unlocked during an Easter event, from 2006 and afterwards.
Snowman Dance emote icon Snowman Dance Unlocked during a Christmas event, from 2007 and afterwards.
Trick emote icon Trick Unlocked during a Hallowe'en event, from 2008 and afterwards.
Give thanks emote icon Give Thanks
(enhanced)
Unlocked during a Thanksgiving event, from 2008 and afterwards.
Freeze emote icon Freeze and Melt Unlocked during a Christmas event, from 2008 and afterwards.
Around the World in Eggty Days emote icon Around the World in Eggty Days Unlocked during an Easter event, from 2009 and afterwards.
Dramatic Point emote icon Dramatic Point Unlocked during a Christmas event, from 2009 and afterwards.
Puppet Master emote icon Puppet Master Unlocked during a Hallowe'en event, from 2010 and afterwards.
Seal of Approval emote icon Seal of Approval Unlocked during a Christmas event, from 2010 and afterwards.
Invoke Spring emote icon Invoke Spring Unlocked during an Easter event, from 2011 and afterwards.
Living on Borrowed Time emote icon Living on borrowed time Unlocked during a Hallowe'en event, from 2011 and afterwards.
Chaotic Cooking emote icon Chaotic Cookery Unlocked during a Christmas event, from 2011 and afterwards.
Celebrate emote icon Celebrate Automatically unlocked in celebration of the Diamond Jubilee.
Mexican Wave emote icon Mexican wave 1000 Contribution points (Gielinor Games)
Sportsman emote icon Sportsman 1000 Contribution points (Gielinor Games)
Love at First Sight emote icon Love at First Sight Unlocked by sending 1750 valentine hearts.
Jealous Rage emote icon Jealous Rage Unlocked by sending 1750 valentine hearts.
Butterfly Dervish emote icon Butterfly Dervish Unlocked by talking to Memstix.
Cabbage Facepunch Bonanza emote icon Cabbage Facepunch Bonanza (emote) Survive 40 (non-consecutive) rounds as human in Cabbage Facepunch Bonanza.

Quest-related Edit

These emotes are related to certain quests. They can be unlocked during a quest or as a reward at the end of a quest.

Troubadour Dance

A player performing the "Troubadour Dance" emote. (click to play)

Icon Name Quest required to unlock
Goblin Bow emote icon Goblin Bow This emote is unlocked during The Lost Tribe quest.
Goblin Salute emote icon Goblin Salute This emote is unlocked during The Lost Tribe quest.
Troubadour Dance emote icon Troubadour Dance This emote is a reward from One Piercing Note.

Achievement Edit

These emotes are related to certain achievements in the game. They can be unlocked by, for example reaching level 99 in a skill.

Taskmaster

A player performing the "Taskmaster" emote. click to play

Icon Name Unlocking method
Skillcape emote icon 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 emote icon Air Guitar This emote will unlock after unlocking 500 or more music tracks.
Demonic Rock Off Demonic Rock Off This emote will unlock after unlocking 1000 or more music tracks.
Explore emote icon Explore Unlocked by completing all the beginner Lumbridge and Draynor Tasks.
Taskmaster emote icon Taskmaster Unlocked by completing every Task in the Task System.

Membership Loyalty Programme Edit

There are 30 emotes that can be bought from Xuan's Loyalty Shop in Varrock and Burthope using Loyalty Points and can be used in the same way that all other emotes are used.

ROFLcopter

A player performing the "ROFLcopter" emote.

Icon Name Cost[2]
Cat Fight emote icon Cat Fight 500 Loyalty Points
Face-palm emote icon Face-palm 750 Loyalty Points
Shake Hands emote icon Shake Hands 750 Loyalty Points
High Five emote icon High Five 750 Loyalty Points
Surrender emote icon Surrender 750 Loyalty Points
Talk to the Hand emote icon Talk to the Hand 750 Loyalty Points
Palm-fist emote icon Palm-fist 750 Loyalty Points
Golf clap emote icon Golf clap 750 Loyalty Points
Breathe Fire emote icon Breathe Fire 1,000 Loyalty Points
Levitate emote icon Levitate 1,000 Loyalty Points
Muscle-man Pose emote icon Muscle-man Pose 1,000 Loyalty Points
ROFL emote icon ROFL 1,000 Loyalty Points
Bring It! emote icon Bring it! 1,000 Loyalty Points
Evil Laugh emote icon Evil Laugh 1,000 Loyalty Points
You're Dead emote icon You're dead 1,000 Loyalty Points
Snow emote icon Snow 4,000 Loyalty Points
Storm emote icon Storm 4,000 Loyalty Points
Hula Hoop emote icon Hula Hoop 4,000 Loyalty Points
Head in the Sand emote icon Head in the Sand 6,000 Loyalty Points
Scream emote icon Scream 6,000 Loyalty Points
Lolcano emote icon Lolcano 6,000 Loyalty Points
Disappear emote icon Disappear 12,000 Loyalty Points
Ghost emote icon Ghost 12,000 Loyalty Points
Divine Power emote icon Divine Power 12,000 Loyalty Points
Infernal Power emote icon Infernal Power 12,000 Loyalty Points
Tornado emote icon Tornado 12,000 Loyalty Points
ROFLcopter emote icon ROFLcopter 6,000 Loyalty Points
Nature's Might emote icon Nature's Might 12,000 Loyalty Points
Inner Power emote icon Inner Power 6,000 Loyalty Points
Werewolf Transformation emote icon Werewolf Transformation 12,000 Loyalty Points

^ Sometimes there are discounts in the Loyalty Shop, so the emotes might occasionally cost a little less.

Solomon's General Store Edit

These are emotes available to purchase at Solomon's General Store with Runecoins. There are currently far too many emotes available there, so click the following link for more info:

Solomon's General Store/Emotes

Squeal of Fortune Edit

These emotes were unlockable in past Squeal of Fortune promotions.

Sunbathe

A Player performing the "Sunbathe" emote.

Icon Name Unlocking Method
Sunbathe emote icon Sunbathe Rare prize on the Squeal of Fortune during the Sizzling Summer.
Love at First Sight emote icon Love at First Sight Redeemable by claiming 1750 Valentine hearts during the Valentine promotion
Jealous Rage emote icon Jealous Rage Redeemable by claiming 1750 Valentine hearts during the Valentine promotion

Treasure Hunter Edit

These emotes were unlockable in past Treasure Hunter promotions.

Icon Name Unlocking Method
Loved Up emote icon Loved Up Redeemable by claiming 1750 Valentine love notes during the Valentine promotion
Down to Earth emote icon Down to Earth Redeemable by claiming 1750 Valentine love notes during the Valentine promotion

Clan theatre Edit

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.

Dramatic Death

A player performing the "Dramatic Death" emote.

On stage Audience
Icon Name Icon Name
Kneel emote icon Kneel Raise Hand (Sitting) emote icon Raise Hand (Sitting)
Beg emote icon Begging Wave (Sitting) emote icon Wave (Sitting)
Stir Cauldron emote icon Stir Cauldron Cheer (Sitting) emote icon Cheer (Sitting)
Cheer (Theatre) emote icon Cheer Throw Tomato (Sitting) emote icon Throw Tomato (Sitting)
Tantrum emote icon Tantrum Throw Flowers (Sitting) emote icon Throw Flowers (Sitting)
Dramatic Death emote icon Dramatic Death Agree (Sitting) emote icon Agree (Sitting)
Jump & Yell emote icon Jump & Yell Point (Sitting) emote icon Point (Sitting)
Point emote icon Point Whistle (Sitting) emote icon Whistle (Sitting)
Punch emote icon Punch Thumbs-Up (Sitting) emote icon Thumbs-Up (Sitting)
Raise Hand emote icon Raise Hand Sitting (Thumbs Down) emote icon Thumbs-Down (Sitting)
Make Speech emote icon Make Speech Clap (Sitting) emote icon Clap (Sitting)
Sword Fight emote icon Sword Fight

World events Edit

These emotes are unlocked during the World events by spending renown.

Champion of Zamorak

A player performing the "Zamorak's Might (Tier 3) emote. click to play

Icon Name Unlocking method
Servant of Saradomin emote icon Saradomin's Glory (Tier 1) Unlocked for 3,000 renown in the Battle of Lumbridge (supporters of Saradomin only)
Warrior of Saradomin emote icon Saradomin's Glory (Tier 2) Unlocked for 9,000 renown in the Battle of Lumbridge (supporters of Saradomin only)
Champion of Saradomin emote icon Saradomin's Glory (Tier 3) Unlocked for 20,000 renown in the Battle of Lumbridge (supporters of Saradomin only)
Servant of Zamorak emote icon Zamorak's Might (Tier 1) Unlocked for 3,000 renown in the Battle of Lumbridge (supporters of Zamorak only)
Warrior of Zamorak emote icon Zamorak's Might (Tier 2) Unlocked for 9,000 renown in the Battle of Lumbridge (supporters of Zamorak only)
Champion of Zamorak emote icon Zamorak's Might (Tier 3) Unlocked for 20,000 renown in the Battle of Lumbridge (supporters of Zamorak only)
Bandos's Might (Tier 1) emote icon 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) emote icon 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) emote icon 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) emote icon 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) emote icon 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) emote icon Armadyl's Glory (Tier 3) Unlocked for 165,000 renown in the Bird and the Beast (supporters of Armadyl only)

Operating Edit

Main article: Emotes/Operating
Diamond crown celebrate

A player performing the Diamond crown's "Celebrate" emote.

Some items, when operated, may activate an emote. This may be a right-click option in the inventory, or in an equipment slot.

Penguin Edit

During and after the Cold War quest, there are 8 penguin emotes which can be used while in a Penguin suit.

Icon Name Emote
Shiver (Penguin) emote icon
Shiver
Penguin Shiver
Spin (Penguin) emote icon
Twirl
Penguin Spin
Clap (Penguin) emote icon
Clap
Penguin Clap
Bow (Penguin) emote icon
Bow
Penguin Bow
Cheer (Penguin) emote icon
Cheer
Penguin Cheer
Wave (Penguin) emote icon
Wave
Penguin Wave
Preen emote icon
Preen
Penguin Preen
Flap (Penguin) emote icon
Flap
Penguin Flap

Acrobat Edit

Tightrope icon
During the Agility performance in Balthazar Beauregard's Big Top Bonanza, players can use some acrobat emotes. However, these can only be used on the rope.
Backflip

A player performing the "Backflip" emote.

Icon Name Suggested level
Small hop emote icon Small hop 10
One-leg balance emote icon One-leg balance 20
Twirl emote icon Twirl 30
Handstand emote icon Handstand 40
Cartwheel emote icon Cartwheel 50
Small leap emote icon Small leap 60
No-hand cartwheel emote icon No-hand cartwheel 70
Forward roll emote icon Forward roll 80
Large leap emote icon Large leap 90
Backflip emote icon Backflip 99
Juggle emote icon Juggle Depends on item

Other emotes Edit

These emote do not fit in any of the other categories.

Safety First

A player performing the "Safety First" emote.

Icon Name Unlocking method
Idea emote icon Idea This emote is obtainable from the Box of Health in the Stronghold of Security.
Stomp emote icon Stomp This emote is obtainable from the Cradle of Life in the Stronghold of Security.
Flap emote icon Flap
(enhanced)
This emote is obtainable from the Gift of Peace in the Stronghold of Security.
Slap Head emote icon Slap Head This emote is obtainable from the Grain of Plenty in the Stronghold of Security.
Safety First emote icon Safety First
Faint emote icon Faint Unlocked after winning the Mime Court Case.

Emote enhancers Edit

Main article: Emotes/Enhancers

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 A powdered wig Angry Tradeable: 47,338 coins.

Powdered Wigs are Level 1 Treasure Trails rewards.

Angry Enhanced
Flared trousers Flared trousers Dance Tradeable: 913,521 coins.

Flared Trousers are Level 1 Treasure Trails rewards.

Dance Enhanced
Builder's shirt

Plain satchel

Builder's costume

& Satchels

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. Beckon Enhanced
Pantaloons Pantaloons Bow/Curtsy Tradeable: 21,711 coins.

Pantaloons are a Level 1 Treasure Trails reward.

Bow Enhanced
Sleeping cap Sleeping cap Yawn Tradeable: 83,343 coins.

Sleeping Caps are Level 1 Treasure Trails rewards.

Yawn Enhanced
Chicken wings Chicken Costume Flap Non-tradeable. All 4 pieces have to be worn in order to enhance the emote.

Received from the 2007 Easter event.

Flap Enhanced
Sled (waxed) 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.

Sled Wave
Herald cape 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.

Give Thanks Enhanced

Trivia Edit

  • If a player tries to do an emote while resting they will get a chatbox message saying, "Emotes aren't very restful."
  • If you try to do an emote in the Soul Wars minigame, you get the message "This is a battleground, not a circus."
  • The Give Thanks emote was the first Holiday event emote to have an enhancer.

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