Greater Runes are special rewards after the story bosses that allow players to greatly boost their characters in Elden Ring. In this guide we will look at all the major runes, talk about their properties and determine the most useful.
What are great runes and how do you use them?
The first story boss you will encounter is Godric the Hundred Hands. After the win, you will receive a great rune and a new section will appear in the character menu. You can equip the find in a special lock, which is not part of the inventory.
Each rune must be activated – only then it gains its power. We will have to find a suitable tower with an “activator”. There are a total of six runes, respectively also towers. Usually the necessary buildings are located near the place of the boss fight.
Once activated, the artifact properties are still unavailable. Find the runic arch in your inventory. By using a consumable you will receive buffs which gives a great rune. It is important that after death the effect of the arc disappears and you have to use a new one.
Like the ashes of war, large runes can be changed without any penalty.
Greater Rune of Mog
Lord of Blood may be one of the toughest bosses in the game, but his rune is only useful in certain situations. According to the description of the game, she bestows a blood blessing on phantoms. It is easy to guess that this item is for PvP battles.
Blessing of Blood heals the player for a small amount when the summoned heroes kill enemies. This effect is completely useless if you prefer to play in single player mode.
The fight with the Mog takes place in the Mausoleum of the Mogwin Dynasty (not to be confused with the Mog of Omen in the lower parts of Leindell). You can activate the rune in the Divine Tower of East Altus.
Greater Rune of Malenia
Malenia is another extremely tough boss to fight in Elden Ring. Unfortunately, her large rune isn’t very useful either. It gives lifesteal for a short time after the hero takes damage. You only have about five seconds for the effect to wear off. If you don’t play as a “tank” and choose the tactic of dodging direct enemy attacks, the rune will be completely useless.
It is important that the life restored cannot be greater than the life lost by the hero, which is also not very convenient. If you don’t use other equipment for passive health regeneration, the rune will not be useful.
The fight with Malenia takes place at the location “The Holy Tree of Mikella”. The rune itself can be activated in the isolated sacred tower.
Greater Rune of Ricard
The Greater Rune of Rijkaard is an improved version of the Rune of Malenia. You regenerate 185 health for every enemy you kill. This ability is not suitable for boss battles, but is very effective when exploring locations. With the right approach, you can even become immortal. Add health boosting gear here to boost the buff.
The fight with Rickard will take place at the Volcano Manor. We recently discussed how to find this boss in different ways. To activate, locate the Divine Tower of Western Altus.
Greater Rune of Morgoth
The Greater Rune of Morgoth is one of the best runes in the game. It significantly increases the maximum amount of health. If you paid attention to pumping magic or stamina, the rune will help make the character more balanced.
The battle with Morgoth takes place in Leindell. To activate the rune, go to the Divine Tower of East Altus.
Greater Rune of Radan
Unlike the previous rune, Radan’s relic not only increases health, but also increases the amount of mana and stamina. This is a good choice if you’re already an all-round fighter and don’t want to lose stats.
To find Radan, you’ll need to use a teleport that will take you to the area you want – the Howling Dunes. The portal is located in Redmayne Castle, located in the south of the Starry Wastes. To activate, locate the Divine Tower of the Starry Wastes.
Greater Rune of Godric
Greater Rune of Godric gives the most advantage regardless of the character class chosen. It adds five levels to each stat, essentially giving you +40 levels to your Extinct. It is important that this increase is not dependent on the actual leveling – even at level 100 you can still get improvements.
You must defeat Godric in Storm’s End Castle and activate the rune in the Divine Tower of the Graveyard.
With careful comparison, the conclusion is clear: the most useful Greater Rune you can get in the early stages of the game.
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Source: VG Times