Rune swords

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Rune swords are created when a blacksmith brands a series of three rune stones onto a silver sword. Steel swords can not be branded, they must be reforged, although the actual process for the upgrades within the confines of the game is very similar.

Branding runes onto a basic silver sword enhances the basic qualities of the sword providing a number of different options which vary with the selection of the runes.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • As of the Enhanced Edition, it is not possible to collect rune swords (even after reforging your first rune sword), a newly forged rune sword replaces the older one. This has been tested with the Murky Waters blacksmith and the Order blacksmith in Chapter V.
  • Only one set of runes can be applied to a silver sword at any given time and the resulting effects do not stack.
  • When a silver sword is branded, the resulting rune sword always uses the default silver sword model, regardless of the original appearance of the weapon. It is thus impossible to forge a rune sword that appears as the Moonblade or Aerondight models.
  • As of the Enhanced Edition, when a sliver sword is branded, the resulting rune sword's stats replace the base sword's stats, regardless of the original stats of the weapon. It is thus impossible to forge a rune sword that stacks up Moonblade's or Aerondight's stats and stats given by runes.
  • It is possible to "steal" runes from blacksmith by simply dropping (selling is also possible) them during transaction, and later re-use them to another sword. Works same with meteorite pieces.

Three Earth Rune sword[edit | edit source]

Earth rune sword earth rune
earth rune
earth rune
Stats

Damage + 45%

Silver sword with three Earth runes. Used in fighting monsters. Ineffective against humans.

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1000 orens  200 orens 

Two Earth, One Sun Rune sword[edit | edit source]

earth rune
earth rune
sun rune
Stats

Damage + 30%

Silver sword with a Sun rune and two Earth runes. Used in fighting monsters. Ineffective against humans. Note: this is the only sign combination you can pay to burn into witcher silver blade by blacksmith during act III.

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1000 orens  200 orens 

One Earth, Two Sun Rune sword[edit | edit source]

earth rune
sun rune
sun rune
Stats

Damage + 15%

Silver sword with an Earth rune and two Sun runes. Used in fighting monsters. Ineffective against humans.

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800 orens  160 orens 

One Moon, Two Earth Rune sword[edit | edit source]

moon rune
earth rune
earth rune
Stats

Damage + 30%

Silver sword with a Moon rune of and two Earth runes. Used in fighting monsters. Ineffective against humans.

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1400 orens  280 orens 

Two Moon, One Earth Rune sword[edit | edit source]

moon rune
moon rune
earth rune
Stats

Damage + 30%

Silver sword with an Earth rune and two Moon runes. Used in fighting monsters. Ineffective against humans.

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1600 orens  320 orens 

Three Moon Rune sword[edit | edit source]

Moon rune sword moon rune
moon rune
moon rune
Stats

Damage based on combat style

Silver sword with three Moon runes. Used in fighting monsters. Ineffective against humans.

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1600 orens  320 orens 

One Sun, One Moon, One Earth Rune sword[edit | edit source]

sun rune
moon rune
earth rune
Stats

Damage + 15%

Silver sword with a Sun rune, Moon rune and Earth rune. Used in fighting monsters. Ineffective against humans.

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1400 orens  280 orens 

One Sun, Two Moon Rune sword[edit | edit source]

sun rune
moon rune
moon rune
Stats

Damage based on combat style

Silver sword with a Sun rune and two Moon runes. Used in fighting monsters. Ineffective against humans.

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1400 orens  280 orens 

Two Sun, One Moon Rune sword[edit | edit source]

sun rune
sun rune
moon rune
Stats

Damage based on combat style

Silver sword with a Moon rune and two Sun runes. Used in fighting monsters. Ineffective against humans.

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1000 orens  200 orens 

Three Sun Rune sword[edit | edit source]

Sun rune sword sun rune
sun rune
sun rune
Stats

Damage based on combat style

Silver sword with three Sun runes. Used in fighting monsters. Ineffective against humans.

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400 orens  80 orens