Emotes in RuneScape can be used by clicking on the waving man between options and music panel. When you begin the game you will have 22 emotes to choose from, and the rest need to be unlocked either from Random Events, quests, Holiday Events, the Stronghold of Security, or by unlocking 500 songs from the music player.
Table of Contents
- Standard Emotes
- Holiday Emotes
- Stronghold of Security Emotes
- Random Event Emotes
- Quest Emotes
- Penguin Emotes
- Skill Cape Emotes
- Other Emotes
- Emote Enhancers
Standard Emotes are the ones that you are automatically given to begin with in RuneScape
|Curtsy||Your character bends his or her knees while holding his or her dress.|
|Cheer||Waves arms above head.|
|Beckon||Beckoning is done by holding your arm out and drawing your palm towards yourself.|
|Laugh||Puts hands on stomach and laughs.|
|Jump for Joy||Jumps up in the air shaking legs and arms.|
|Yawn||Stretches arms out and head.|
|Dance||Shakes arms with left leg shaking and then shakes right leg.|
|Jig||Jumps up on one side and jumps on the other.|
|Spin||Spins body counter-clock-wise and raises hands to the side.|
|Headbang||Bangs head down 5 times.|
|Cry||Bows head and rubs eyes.|
|Blow Kiss||Put hand against mouth and stretches arm out.|
|Panic||Puts hand on head and shakes legs.|
|Raspberry||Bows down slightly, puts hands against head and shakes head.|
|Clap||Claps hands together.|
|Salute||Puts hand against chest.|
Holiday emotes are available at some holiday events.
|Scared||Hides head and shakes. Obtained during the 2005, 2006, or 2007 Halloween Event.|
|Rabbit Hop||Tucks in hands and legs and bounces. Obtained during the 2006 Easter Event and the 2007 Easter Event.|
|Zombie Hand||A hand bursts out of the ground and your character steps away. Obtained during 2007 Halloween Event.|
|Snowman Dance||You sway from side to side four times. Obtained during the 2007 Christmas Event.|
|Freeze (and Melt)||Obtained by completing the 2008 Christmas event. Your character will freeze in ice, and then melt.|
|Give Thanks||Obtained by completing the 2008 Thanksgiving event. Your character will flap their arms, turn into a turkey, turn around and then transform back to human form.|
|Trick||Obtained by completing the 2008 Halloween event. Your character will lift his or her arms and then bats will fly around him or her.|
|Around the World in Eggty Days||Obtained by completing the 2009 Easter Event. Your character will run forward and dissapear, then come back with a chocolate egg, throw it in the air and eat it.|
|Dramatic Point||Obtained by completing the 2009 Christmas Event. Your character will point forward and snow particles will go around him or her.|
Stronghold of Security Emotes
After completing levels of the Stronghold of Security you receive one emote. There are four levels in total.
|Stronghold of Security Emotes|
|Idea||Puts hand against head and a light bulb appears.|
|Stamp||Stamps right foot on the ground.|
|Flap||Leans back and flaps really fast.|
|Slap Head||Slaps Head.|
Random Event Emotes
Some Random Events like the Mime and Gravedigger will give you a new emote if you complete the tasks.
|Random Event Emotes|
|Glass Box||Unlocked during mime random event. Pretends to be trapped in a glass box.|
|Climb Rope||Unlocked during mime random event. Pretends to climb an invisible rope.|
|Lean||Unlocked during mime random event. Leans to the side like there is a wall to lean on.|
|Glass Wall||Unlocked during mime random event. Pretends to be touching a glass wall.|
|Zombie Walk||Unlocked during Gravedigger random event. Your player leans forward and backwards|
|Zombie Dance||Unlocked during Gravedigger random event. You twist from side to side and shake your hands and hips.|
Some emotes can be gained during a quest or after completing a quest.
|Goblin Bow||Unlocked during the Lost Tribe quest. Touches forehead and bows forward.|
|Goblin Dance||Unlocked during the Lost Tribequest. Bends back slightly and jabs at the sky three times.|
During the Cold WarQuest, there are 8 penguin emotes. You may notice they can not be found in the emote panel but in your inventory instead.
|Shiver||Crosses fins over chest and lowers head. Body shakes as if he/she is cold.|
|Spin||Spins once in a clockwise direction.|
|Clap||Claps fins together.|
|Bow||Lifts both fins into the air. Places left fin over chest and bows.|
|Cheer||Waves fins above head.|
|Wave||Waves left fin.|
|Preen||Turns head down; moves left fin behind; shakes head.|
|Flap||Lifts fins into air and flaps them rapidly.|
Skill Cape Emotes
There are 25 different Skill Cape emotes in RuneScape There are 24 skill emotes (one per skill cape), which are only activated when you're wearing the skill cape. There is also an additional one for the Quest Cape, which you can wear if you have completed every quest in RuneScape. All of these emotes are covered in detail in the Capes of Accomplishment guide.
These emotes don't fit into the other categories of RuneScape emotes.
|Air Guitar||Can be used after unlocking 500 songs in RuneScape. Your character plays an air guitar and musical notes appear around him/her.|
|Safety First||Complete the Stronghold of Player Safety to obtain this emote. Your character folds his or her arms and a shield appears in front of you for a short time.|
|Explore||Unlocked after completing the beginner-level Lumbridge/Draynor Village Tasks. When performing the Explore emote, your character will look around the area using a sextant.|
Some items can enhance your emotes so they are longer and better.
This is an enhancement of the 'Dance' emote. You do a disco kind of dance, and swing your arm side to side, after that you finish off with multiple splits. One of the rewards from a (Level 1) Treasure Trail.
This is an enhancement of the 'Yawn' emote. You throw your arms in the air, and yawn. You then rest your head on your hands and animated Z's appear above your head. One of the rewards from a (Level 1) Treasure Trail.
A Powdered Wig
Enhances Angry Emote. One of the rewards from a (Level 1) Treasure Trail. Puts hand to neck and bends over.
Enhances Bow Emote. One of the rewards from a (Level 1) Treasure Trail. Squats down and makes wild scratching motions.
Builders gear can be obtained from the Tower Of Lifequest, wearing one piece will enhance the Beckon Emote. He will stand up tall with his hands on his waist and then whistle.
- Hard Hat
- Builder's Shirt
- Builder's Trousers
- Builder's Boots
The chicken outfit can only be obtained from the 2007 Easter Update. Wearing the chicken outfit will enhance the Flap emote. Instead of just flapping his or her arms, your character will actually float up into the air. After a few seconds he or she will come back down and look surprised.
- Chicken Head
- Chicken Wings
- Chicken Legs
- Chicken Feet
The Rubber chicken can only be obtained from the April 2005 Easter Update. You character will put his or her hands by her side and flap like a chicken. The emote can only be used while wielding the Rubber chicken.
The Reindeer hat can only be obtained from the 2006 Christmas event. Wearing the reindeer hat allows you to do a emote when you select operate. He/she will jump up in the air throwing stars, shaking his/her head downwards and then your red nose will flash.