Summoners War Runes

Basic Runes Informations

  • Runes are equipped in the slot equivalent to the number.
  • Each rune has a number from 1 to 6 and can only be engraved in the slot that has the same number.

  • Rune Set effects.
  • There are two types of sets: 2 piece Rune set and 4 piece Rune set. Set effects can be activated by equipping 2 or 4 of the same runes at once The applied set effect can be checked on the right side of the Rune slots

  • Acquirable Locations and Information:
  • Runes can be acquired from the following areas: Scenario Areas, Giant’s Keep, Dragon’s Lair, Necropolis, World Boss Battle. You can also buy runes at the magic shop. You can check the Runes available at the area and the set effect by going to the information page of each dungeon/area.

Summoners War Runes and details

Here is a chart indicating set name, set effect and where you can drop theese set’s runes.

Rune Symbol Type Set Bonus effect Detailed informations
Rune-Energy.png runes Energy 2 HP +15% Energy runes review
Rune-Fatal.png runes Fatal 4 Attack Power +35% Fatal runes review
Rune-Blade.png runes Blade 2 Critical Rate +12% Blade runes review
Rune-Swift.png runes Swift 4 Attack Speed +25% Swift runes review
Rune-Focus.png runes Focus 2 Accuracy +20% Focus runes review
Rune-Guard.png runes Guard 2 Defense +15% Guard runes review
Rune-Endure.png runes Endure 2 Resistance +20% Endure runes review
Rune-Shield.png runes Shield 2 Ally Shield 3 turns (15% of HP) Shield runes review
Rune-Revenge.png runes Revenge 2 Counterattack +15% Revenge runes review
Rune-Will.png runes Will 2 Immunity +1 turn Will runes review
Rune-Nemesis.png runes Nemesis 2 ATK Gauge +4% (for every 7% HP lost) Nemesis runes review
Rune-Vampire.png runes Vampire 4 Life Drain +35% Vampire runes review
Rune-Destroy.png runes Destroy 2 30% of the damage dealt will reduce up to 4% of the enemy's Max HP Destroy runes review
Rune-Despair.png runes Despair 4 Stun Rate +25% Despair runes review
Rune-Violent.png runes Violent 4 Get Extra Turn +22% Violent runes review
Rune-Rage.png runes Rage 4 Critical Damage +40% Rage runes review
Rune-Fight.png runes Fight 2 Attack Power of all allies +7% Fight runes review
Rune-Determination.png runes Determination 2 Defense of all allies +7% Determination runes review
Rune-Enhance.png runes Enhance 2 HP of all allies +7% Enhance runes review
Rune-Accuracy.png runes Accuracy 2 Accuracy of all allies +10% Accuracy runes review
Rune-Tolerance.png runes Tolerance 2 Resistance of all allies +10% Tolerance runes review

Runes drop rules

Rune slots


Since Runes can be dropped in Scenario areas, the slot number of a Rune corresponds to the stage number in which it was found, regardless of which area, such as follows:



  • Rune 1: Stage 1
  • Rune 2: Stage 2
  • Rune 3: Stage 3
  • Rune 4: Stage 4
  • Rune 5: Stage 5
  • Rune 6: Stage 6
  • Boss Stage drops any of the stage’s Runes

Runes stats and substats overview

There are various factors that decide what stats the Rune will have, and how they will change via Rune Power-up.



Runes Main Stats

The main stat of a Rune differs according to the number of the Rune.
Each number has a different fixed stat.



Rune slot number Main stats Effects available per rune position
1 ATK (+)
3 DEF (+)
5 HP (+)
2 ATK (+), ATK (%), DEF (+), DEF (%), HP (+), HP (%), Spd (+)
4 ATK (+), ATK (%), DEF (+), DEF (%), HP (+), HP (%), Crit Rate (%), Crit Dmg (%)
6 ATK (+), ATK (%), DEF (+), DEF (%), HP (+), HP (%), Effect RES (%), Effect ACC (%)


Runes Sub-stats Even though a Rune may have the same number of stars, it is also divided into five different rarities:
Normal / Magic / Rare / Hero / Legendary.

Rarity of the rune Number of possible rune substats per upgrade rarity
Level 0 Level 3 Level 6 Level 9 Level 12 Level 15
Common 0 1 2 3 4 4
Magic 1 1 2 3 4 4
Rare 2 2 2 3 4 4
Hero 3 3 3 3 4 4
Legendary 4 4 4 4 4 4

The number of sub-stats differ according to the rarity of the Rune.
Substats are applied to the Rune when it has been Powered-up 3/6/9/12 times, but if the rune already has a number of substats equivalent or lower to the corresponding Power-up stage, the existing substats will be boosted.
Please note that there can be up to 4 sub-stats at once.

Rarity of the acquired rune Number of total upgrades to substats for each rarity per rune power up level
Level 0 Level 3 Level 6 Level 9 Level 12 Level 15
Common 0 0 0 0 0 0
Magic 0 1 1 1 1 1
Rare 0 1 2 2 2 2
Hero 0 1 2 3 3 3
Legendary 0 1 2 3 4 4

Rune prefix meanings

Also, note that sub-stats and prefix stats do not overlap with the main stat of the Rune.
Ex) If the main stat of a Rune is %Attack Power, the prefix stat nor the sub-stat of that Rune will not have %Attack Power.
Prefix stats are randomly applied within the pool of stats excluding the one chosen as the main stat. You cannot power up a prefix substat.


Rune prefix Stat Bonus Value
Strong HP+ 53-323
Tenacious HP% 1-8%
Strong Atk+ 2-16
Powerful Atk% 1-8%
Sturdy Def+ 2-15
Durable Def% 1-8%
Quick Spd+ 1-6
Mortal CRI Rate% 1-6%
Cruel CRI Dmg% 1-7%
Resistant Resistance% 1-8%
Intricate Accuracy% 1-8%

Rune power-up tips

Runes can be Powered-up up to 15 times. When reaching +15, the main stat will be boosted by 20%
Ex) If the main stat of a +14 Rune is 2040 HP, this value will increase up to 2448 when the Rune becomes +15 (2040x120%).

- Powering-up a rune uses mana.
The cost of powering-up depends on the level and the grade of the rune.
The mana is used regardless of the success of the power-up attempt. Power ups from grade 1 to grade 3 is always successful
- Removing runes costs mana.



Top 6 general tips for Runes

  • 1. Try to get % main stats in even positions runes (2, 4, 6) with Speed (rune 2 main stat flat increase) the only exception. Sell even position flat ones

  • 2. This works also for substats, look for % ones (plus speed).

  • 3. Do not power up 4 stars or lower rating runes over level 9. Use mana for 5-6 stars runes.

  • 4. Buy runes at the magic shop only if you really need them. Stay away from 6 stars expensive runes, if they are normal level, you could get a full stack of flat substats

  • 5. You can have a maximum of 500 runes and/or grindstones in your inventory, not counting those engraved on monsters. If the reward chest gained completing a dungeon contains a rune, once you have reached the maximum amount of runes/grindstones, the chest will not appear at all.

  • 6. Try to remove runes during free removal event scheduled on the first Saturday of every month.

Generic Rune Builds Guideline

If you don't know how to rune your brand new monster you can give him the best runes following this known set-ups



Attack Monsters
Slot 1 – Attack
Slot 2 – SPD or Attack %
Slot 3 – DEF
Slot 4 – Attack % or Crit Dmg%
Slot 5 – HP
Slot 6 – Attack %

HP Tank
Slot 1 – Attack
Slot 2 – SPD or HP%
Slot 3 – DEF
Slot 4 – HP% or Crit Dmg%
Slot 5 – HP
Slot 6 – HP %

DEF Tank
Slot 1 – Attack
Slot 2 – SPD or DEF%
Slot 3 – DEF
Slot 4 – DEF% or Crit Dmg%
Slot 5 – HP
Slot 6 – DEF%

Support
Slot 1 – Attack
Slot 2 – SPD or HP%
Slot 3 – DEF
Slot 4 – HP%
Slot 5 – HP
Slot 6 – Resistance% or HP%


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