"Skillcape" redirects here. For the emote, see Skillcape (emote).
A Cape of Accomplishment (more commonly known as a Skillcape among players) is a cape that symbolises achieving the highest possible level in a particular skill (120 in the case of Dungeoneering, 99 for others) or the completion of every quest. This means that the player has obtained level 99 in any of the skills available, or has completed all of the quests in the case of the Quest point cape. Members and ex-members can still do the emote on a free world, making it an "unofficial member object". The Capes of Accomplishment were formally released on 18 October 2006 after having been alluded to several times within the forums, after Jagex had received many complaints of dedicated high-levelled players not being able to have much to flaunt with. The Capes' restriction to paying members has often been a source of debate on Runescape.
Capes of Accomplishment cost 99,000 (same price for the trimmed capes once you have trained two or more skills to 99) coins with the exception of the Dungeoneering master cape which costs 120,000 coins. Each are obtainable from specific NPC masters, who can be seen proudly displaying the cape. A temporary skill boost that raises a skill level to 99 will not allow the player to obtain the corresponding cape. The NPC is located in a place related to his/her skill. These capes can only be bought and equipped on a members' server, but once equipped they may be worn on non-members servers (minus the stat adjustments, emote of that cape CAN also be performed). Capes also come with matching hoods, although the hoods do not offer any bonuses.
When a player achieves a second level 99 skill, their earlier cape of achievement receives a graphical enhancement in the form of a "trim" of a different colour. This is irreversible. Those so called "trimmed skillcapes" can be used to show that someone has more than one skillcape. An exception to this is the Quest point cape. This cape cannot be visually trimmed, nor can it be used to trim other capes of accomplishment; the Quest point cape does not represent a "Skill" in this game. The Quest point cape has the same bonuses as a trimmed skillcape, however.
104,273,167 experience is required to reach 120 Dungeoneering, which is eight times the experience required for level 99.
All the different Capes of Accomplishment provide the same stat bonuses.
Cape of Accomplishment (Untrimmed)Edit
Cape of accomplishment untrimmed
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Cape of Accomplishment (Trimmed)Edit
Cape of accomplishment trimmed
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Each cape comes with a special emote that can only be performed while wearing the skillcape. The emotes are meant to represent the cape's respective skills.
Wearing the cape and selecting the "Boost" option in the equipment menu temporarily boosts the player's effective level in the cape's skill by one, up to 100. This does not apply to the quest point cape. The Constitution, Prayer, and Summoning capes have a one-minute cool-down period between uses of this effect. The boost effects from the capes can last from 2 seconds to 60 seconds. Every cape's boost cannot be reactivated until the skill has dropped back to 99. When you equip the cape, the boost automatically activates. The following skills have no uses from the skill boost unless their level is temporarily decreased: Construction, Dungeoneering, Herblore, Crafting, Fletching, Slayer, and Farming.
Skill capes have two styles, regular and trimmed. If a player only has one level 99 skill, the cape will be in the regular style, otherwise it will be trimmed; there is no way to manually choose the style, as it is entirely dependent on the number of level 99 skills the player has. Quest point capes are treated as untrimmed capes regardless of any skill levels. Once trimmed, a skillcape will never be untrimmed again. Regular capes will automatically be changed into the trimmed style the instant the player obtains a second 99. It is also possible to trim your skill cape in a free-to-play world, provided that you have one 99, or you are wearing an untrimmed skill cape at the time. The exception here is the Quest point cape, which does not have a trimmed style, even if the player has two or more level 99 skills. It also does not count towards the two level 99 skills needed for a trimmed cape; another exception is the Dungeoneering cape, which gains a completely different cape by reaching the "True Skill Mastery" at level 120, which is a unique feature for this skill.
The trimmed Completionist cape is different however; to trim a Completionist cape, a player will need to do a number of various challenges and activities including all Champions' Challenge, all Court Cases, and much much more.
When you reach level 99 in any of the skills, or complete all the quests, you get a hood, which is bought with the cape for 99,000 coins. The colour of the hood is the same as the untrimmed cape's base colour, and can also be worn without the cape and vice-versa.
List of Capes of Accomplishment and HoodsEdit
- When capes of accomplishments are dropped on the floor a hood appears at the top of the cape, however the hood is a separate item.
- The NPCs that sell the skillcapes have an old version of the cape that has not been graphically updated.
- The icons on the capes aren't actually on them, but are floating behind them.
- In the past obtaining a skillcape ('Skill Mastery', as seen in the in-game skill guide), didn't state that it is members only. This has been changed.
- Capes of accomplishments are created using Raharni Wildcat fur due to its properties. This "accounts" for the price of the capes.
- Before the Evolution of Combat, only trimmed capes had a prayer bonus, which was 4. Untrimmed capes did not have this.
- When the Evolution of Combat was first released, the capes of accomplishment gave an armour bonus of 230. This was later changed to 34.
|Capes of Accomplishment(m)||
Agility • Attack • Constitution • Construction • Cooking • Crafting • Defence • Dungeoneering (Master) • Farming • Firemaking • Fishing • Fletching • Herblore • Hunter • Magic • Mining • Prayer • Ranging • Runecrafting • Slayer • Smithing • Strength • Summoning • Thieving • Woodcutting • Quest point
|Capes of Distinction(m)|
Ardougne cloak(1)(2)(3)(4) • Fremennik cloak • Ghostly cloak • H.a.m. cloak • Warlock cloak • Witch cloak • Web cloak • Mourner cloak • Saradomin cloak • Zamorak cloak • Guthix cloak • Armadyl cloak • Bandos cloak • Ancient cloak • Clan cloak • Hati cloak • Hallowed cloak • Unhallowed cloak
|Non-combat, quest- and minigame-related capes|
Holy book (+5) (Illuminated (+8) • Book of balance (+5) (Illuminated (+8) • Unholy book (+5) (Illuminated (+8) • Ancient book (+5) (Illuminated (+8) • Book of law (+5) (Illuminated (+8) • Book of war (+5) (Illuminated (+8)
Citharede symbol(+8) • Holy symbol(+8) • Unholy symbol(+8) • Amulet of power(+1) • Amulet of glory(+3) • Salve amulet (e)(+3) • Amulet of fury(+3) • Split dragontooth necklace(+4) • Stole(+4) • Twisted bird skull necklace(+3) • Demon horn necklace(+5) • Amulet of zealots(-5)
White equipment • Crozier(+6) • Maces • Toktz-mej-tal(+5) • Silver sickle (b)(+5) • Wolfbane(+5) • Ivandis flail(+5) • Godswords(+4) • Granite mace(+4) • Saradomin sword(+2) • Zamorakian spear(+2) • Ancient staff(-1)
(+) Prayer bonus