Emotes are depicted as characters in the Emotes tab. One character is a man in full white armour with a medium white helmet, another character is a man in a default outfit with brown hair, another character being a woman seemingly wearing a blue Dwarf shirt and skirt, one is a Jester (as in the Neitiznot jester outfit), Romeo, a cave goblin, a mime, a woman with a bronze platebody and a dragon plateskirt, a zombie, and a skillcape-wearer.
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 the icon itself is obscured showing mostly the black frame, one can still hover over each locked emote to know its name.
Default emotes are emotes unlocked upon creating an account. Thus, all players readily start off with 23 emotes regardless of gameplay progress.
These 23 emotes comprise of simple animations mainly for communication in complement with the chat system, though they are also be used in treasure trail as a part of completing a clue scroll. One may use emotes when muted in means of communicating with others.
|Laugh||Jump for Joy||Yawn|
These emotes are related to certain quests. Quests emotes can be unlocked during a quest. As for now, all quests related to these emotes requires membership to be started. Thus all quest emotes are indirectly members-only.
|Goblin Bow||These emotes are unlocked during The Lost Tribe quest.|
These emotes are related to random events. Players must be presented with the event itself and complete it to unlock the emotes.
|Glass Box||These emotes are unlocked from participating in the mime random event.|
|Zombie Walk||These emotes are unlocked from participating in the Gravedigger random event.|
|Sit up||These emotes are unlocked from participating in the Drill Demon random event.|
These emotes are related to certain achievements in the game. Achievements emotes vary in requirements, conditions and restrictions of method to be unlocked.
The Skillcape emote is unlocked by default, though is categorised as an achievements emote due to the restriction of skill mastery. Without an eligible cape, the message You need to be wearing a skillcape in order to perform that emote. will appear in the chatbox even though this does not necessarily work with only skillcapes.
|Skillcape||To perform this emote you will need to be wearing one of the 26 Capes of Accomplishments, which can be bought from selected NPCs once achieving skill mastery (level 99).|
|Air Guitar||This emote is unlocked once all non-holiday music have been unlocked and a music cape is purchased.|
|Uri Transform||This emote is unlocked once the player completes 300 hard clue scrolls.|
These emotes are related to the Stronghold of Security. Player security emotes are unlocked level intervals of the dungeon from the central chest.
|Idea||This emote is unlocked from the Box of Health.|
|Stamp||This emote is unlocked from the Cradle of Life.|
|This emote is unlocked from the Gift of Peace.|
|Slap Head||This emote is unlocked from the Grain of Plenty.|
These emotes are related to holiday events. Holiday events emotes are unlocked upon completion of a seasonal event of a particular year, and are unique to the events as they cannot be unlocked by any other means. All previous holiday events emotes will be unlocked given that the player completed the event on that particular year.
|Rabbit Hop||Unlocked during the 2013 Easter event. Available on all Easter events afterwards.|
|Scared||Unlocked during the 2013 Hallowe'en event. Available on all Hallowe'en events afterwards.|
|Zombie Hand||Unlocked during the 2014 Hallowe'en event. Available on all Hallowe'en events afterwards.|
|Hypermobile Drinker||Unlocked during the 2015 Hallowe'en event. Available on all Hallowe'en events afterwards.|
Penguin emotes were first encountered during the Cold War quest in which a sequence was used to convince the penguin at Ardougne Zoo. After the quests, players may reaccess the emotes by wearing the suit via Larry as many times as pleased.