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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 them during a transaction (selling is also possible), and later re-using them on another sword. The same strategy works with meteorite pieces.

List of rune swords[edit | edit source]

Description Rune slot 1 Rune slot 2 Rune slot 3
3E
Three Earth rune sword
earth rune
earth rune
earth rune
2e1s
Two Earth, one Sun rune sword
earth rune
earth rune
sun rune
1e2s
One Earth, two Sun rune sword
earth rune
sun rune
sun rune
1m2e
One Moon, two Earth rune sword
moon rune
earth rune
earth rune
2m1e
Two Moon, one Earth rune sword
moon rune
moon rune
earth rune
3m
Three Moon rune sword
moon rune
moon rune
moon rune
1s1m1e
One Sun, one Moon, one Earth rune sword
sun rune
moon rune
earth rune
1s2m
One Sun, two Moon rune sword
sun rune
moon rune
moon rune
2s1m
Two Sun, one Moon rune sword
sun rune
sun rune
moon rune
3s
Three Sun rune sword
sun rune
sun rune
sun rune