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This part of the official manual is copyrighted by Jagex. It is copied verbatim from the RuneScape website and may not accurately reflect the current version of RuneScape Classic.
This text dates to 2 December 2002.

Bubbles (sometimes referred to as overhead items) are sprites shown above players' heads when performing many different actions in RuneScape Classic. Creating complex animations requires memory and time, especially for 2-dimensional sprites such as those used for players, which need to be painstakingly redrawn for each frame. Thus, role-playing aids such as text in the chat box and bubbles are used instead. Generally speaking a bubble will appear for gathering skills when using the appropriate tool with the resource scenery (fishing spot, mining rock, or tree), for production skills when interacting with the helper resource scenery (furnace, anvil, range, potter's wheel, pottery oven, spinning wheel), when attempting to get something from scenery such as water, sand, wool, rock samples, and when opening 'special' doors or after doing intermediate steps.

They are almost always the same as an item's icon.

Bubbles appear for the following actions:

Skilling[edit | edit source]

Cooking - the food appears after it is used on a range or fire[edit | edit source]

Crafting - a gold bar appears and a silver bar appears when crafting with gold or silver[edit | edit source]

Crafting silver jewelry Crafting silver bubble.png Crafting gold jewelry Crafting gold bubble.png

Firemaking - a tinderbox, when it is used with logs lying on the ground[edit | edit source]

Lighting a fire Firelight.png

Fishing - a fishing rod or other fishing equipment, when fishing at a fishing spot[edit | edit source]

Fly fishing rod Fishing.gif Oily fishing rod Oily fishing rod bubble.PNG Net Net fishing bubble.png
Big net Big net fishing bubble.png Harpoon Harpoon fishing bubble.png Lobster pot Cage fishing bubble.png
Fishing rod Bait fishing bubble.png

Mining - a pickaxe, after clicking on a rock[edit | edit source]

Mining ore

Smelthing - ore, when it is used with a furnace[edit | edit source]

Silver Smelting silver bubble.png Gold Gold ore bubble.png
Making Bronze bar by using Copper ore on Furnace Smelting copper bubble.png Making Bronze bar by using Tin ore on Furnace Smelting tin ore bubble.png
Iron ore Smelting iron bubble.png Making Steel bar by using Coal ore on Furnace Smithing pic title.png
Mithril ore Smelting mithril.png Adamantite ore Smelting adamantite.png
Runite ore Runite ore bubble.png

Smithing - a bar, when it is used with an anvil[edit | edit source]

Woodcutting - an axe, after clicking on a tree or machette after clicking on Jungle[edit | edit source]

Machette Machete bubble.png Bronze axe Using bronze axe bubble.png
Iron axe Using iron axe bubble.png Steel axe Using steel axe bubble.png
Black axe Using black axe bubble.png Mithril axe Using mith axe bubble.png
Adamantite axe Using addy axe bubble.png Rune axe Using rune axe bubble.png

Skill-related[edit | edit source]

Cooking[edit | edit source]

Using Grain on a Hopper Grain hopper.png Using a Bucket on a Cow Getting milk.png
Creating Onion Mixture - (Using onion on a bowl) Creating a onion and tomato mixture bubble.png Creating Tomato Mixture - (Using tomato on a bowl) Creating a tomato mixture bubble.png
Creating Onion and Tomato and Ugthanki Mix Cooking ugthanki meat mix bubble.png Uncooked Pitta Bread on a range Baking pitta bread.png
Cooking Tasty Ugthanki Kebab Cooking tasty kebab.png Baking bread Baking bread bubble.png
Baking cake Baking cake bubble.png Baking pie Cooking pie bubble.png
Baking pizza Cooking pizza bubble.png Cooking Curry Cooking curry bubble.png
Cooking Curry Cooking stew bubble.png Moulding Gianne dough Moulding Gianne dough.png
Baking Gnomebatta dough or Batta Baking batta or batta dough.png Baking Gnomebowl Baking gnome bowl.png
Baking Crunchies Baking crunchies.png Burning Cookedmeat (intentionally) Burning meat.png

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Moulding soft clay Moulding soft clay bubble.png Firing bowl Firing bowl bubble.png
Firing pie dish Firing pie dish bubble.png Firing pot Firing pot bubble.png
Cutting an uncut opal Cutting opal bubble.png Using the opal on a chisel Using opal on chisel bubble.png
Using shears on a sheep Sheep shear.png Spinning wool Spinning wool.png
Spinning Flax Spinning Flax.png Cooking seaweed on range Seaweed range.png

Bucket sand furnance.png|Making molten glass by using bucket of sand on furnace Soda ash furnance.png|Making molten glass by using soda ash on furnace

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Mining Blurite ore does not produce the mining bubble.
  • Fishing Giant Carp does not produce the fishing bubble.
  • Using a Rock pick at the incorrect digging site will not give a bubble.
  • When moulding soft clay or smithing with Doric's anvil, the bubble appears before the player selects what to make.
  • Cutting an opal is the only gem that produces a chisel bubble. None of the other precious or regular gems produce it.
  • The only bubbles that appear for Herblaw are for quest related items.
  • Actions that require distinct elements in the player's inventory will show the bubble of the first item used, for instance if making steel bars and using first iron ore on furnace, the iron bubble will be shown. If making molten glass and soda ash is first used then that will be shown.
  • Whilst using bat bones on a Pestle and mortar shows the bones bubbles, using A lump of Charcoal on the pestle and mortar does not follow the same rule and instead the Pestle and mortar bubble is shown.
  • As opposed to woodcutting showing the axe that was used, when mining only one pickaxe bubble is shown, not depending on the pickaxe used. This was since variations of pickaxes came after bubbles were implemented.
  • Drinking or making gnome cocktails will not produce a bubbles.
  • Swapping the order for the items used at each step of the Ogre potion changes the skilling bubble. The same, however, does not hold for the Explosive compound.
  • RuneScape 3 features a discontinued piece of content which is a reference to the skilling bubbles in Classic [1]
  • RuneScape 3's classic cape used to produce the Rune bar, Rune axe (hatchet), and Rune arrows (nonexistent bubble in classic). This was later changed to produce only the hatchet bubble.

Skilling related gallery[edit | edit source]

Miscellaneous gallery[edit | edit source]

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