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 emotes are unlocked upon creating an account.
Icon Name Icon Name Icon Name Icon Name Yes No Bow & Curtsy
Think Wave Shrug Cheer Beckon
Laugh Jump for Joy Yawn
Jig Twirl Headbang Cry Blow Kiss Panic Raspberry Clap 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.
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.
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. Give Thanks
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. 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.
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.
These emotes are related to certain achievements in the game. They can be unlocked by, for example reaching level 99 in a skill.
Icon Name Unlocking method 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. Explore Unlocked by completing all the beginner Lumbridge and Draynor Tasks. Taskmaster Unlocked by completing every Task in the Task System.
Membership Loyalty Programme Edit
Icon Name Cost 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
^ Sometimes there are discounts in the Loyalty Shop, so the emotes might occasionally cost a little less.
Solomon's General Store Edit
Squeal of Fortune Edit
These emotes were unlockable in past Squeal of Fortune promotions.
Icon Name Unlocking Method 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
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.
Icon Name Emote Shiver Twirl Clap Bow Cheer Wave Preen Flap
Icon Name Suggested level Small hop 10 One-leg balance 20 Twirl 30 Handstand 40 Cartwheel 50 Small leap 60 No-hand cartwheel 70 Forward roll 80 Large leap 90 Backflip 99 Juggle Depends on item
Other emotes Edit
These emote do not fit in any of the other categories.
Icon Name Unlocking method Idea This emote is obtainable from the Box of Health in the Stronghold of Security. Stomp This emote is obtainable from the Cradle of Life in the Stronghold of Security. Flap
This emote is obtainable from the Gift of Peace in the Stronghold of Security. Slap Head This emote is obtainable from the Grain of Plenty in the Stronghold of Security. 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.
Faint Unlocked after winning the Mime Court Case. Saradomin's Glory (Tier 1) Unlocked for 3,000 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) Saradomin's Glory (Tier 2) Unlocked for 9,000 renown in the Battle of Lumbridge (supporters of Saradomin only) Zamorak's Might (Tier 2) Unlocked for 9,000 renown in the Battle of Lumbridge (supporters of Zamorak only) Saradomin's Glory (Tier 3) Unlocked for 20,000 renown in the Battle of Lumbridge (supporters of Saradomin only) Zamorak's Might (Tier 3) Unlocked for 20,000 renown in the Battle of Lumbridge (supporters of Zamorak only)
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: 37,551 coins.
Powdered Wigs are Level 1 Treasure Trails rewards.
Flared trousers Dance Tradeable: 1,134,899 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: 17,683 coins.
Pantaloons are a Level 1 Treasure Trails reward.
Sleeping cap Yawn Tradeable: 65,307 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 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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Emotes or categories marked with an (m) are members-only emotes but can also be used on free worlds if previously unlocked.
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