Godrick's Great Rune

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Type Great Rune
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Raises all attributes by +5

Godrick's Great Rune is a Great Rune in Elden Ring. Godrick's Great Rune Raises all attributes. Great Runes in Elden Ring are special items dropped by Demigod Bosses that can be equipped to acquire special passive bonuses.

 

A Great Rune of the shardbearer Godrick.
Its blessing raises all attributes

This Great Rune is known as the anchor ring, found in the center of the Elden Ring.

The first demigods were The Elden Lord Godfrey and his offspring, the golden lineage.

 

WHERE TO FIND GODRICK'S GREAT RUNE

 

GODRICK'S GREAT RUNE USE

If you want to use Godrick's Great Rune, you will need  travel to the Limgrave Tower Bridge site at Stormveil Castle. The path ahead is guarded by reanimated Collosal Statues, you can choose to fight them or just make a run for it until you reach the end where you'll find a waygate. There are some Bladed Talon Eagle enemies at the end as well as a flock of non-hostile Eagles. Keep going straight until you reach the large door of the tower, head inside, and step on the mechanism to activate the lift.

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At the top, is another site of grace The Divine Tower of Limgrave. Continue upward until you reach the top where you'll find a glowing sigil at the center between a set of large fingers. Approach and interact with it to restore the power of the great rune. To activate and use Godrick's Great Rune you must activate the Great Rune at the Roundtable, then use a Rune Arc after completing the task above. This Great Rune blesses the player's character by raising all attributes.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Godslayer's Greatsword Guide

 

 

 

NOTES & TIPS

- You must consume a Rune Arc to receive Benefits from Great Runes

 




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    • Anonymous

      This is still really good at later levels, especially if you are like me and put less points into vigor and mind bc the major soft caps for those stats happen at stat level 50 or something.

      • Anonymous

        This rune is great for early and mid game if you're short of a few levels to try a weapon, spell or skill. Use it and see how you like the game play before investing in the attributes.

        • Anonymous

          You have to do a lot of extra steps after beating the boss just to equip it, in a special new menu. Then you have to use a rare item to activate it every time you die. I guess it's worth it, but not for me, I don't wanna be farming Rune arcs to get a temporary buff to stats. I have 8 rune arcs at lvl 87. Don't imagine I will ever use it except on a boss I'm stuck on, then will die instantly anyway because Elden Ring probably reads your input of rune arc and buffs the boss stats too, lol this game is such a troll.

          • Anonymous

            It says u have to use a great rune, I have never used one but I can equip it just fine, is smth wrong here or do I actually have to use it

            • Anonymous

              A word of warning, because I ran afoul of this as a new player: The boon is not effective during multiplayer, which can reduce your stats too much to use spells and equipment if you were using it to meet prerequisites. It can also drop your max equip load enough to put you in fat roll mode. Either don't use it to reach prerequisites or have a less ambitious loadout you can switch to when you get summoned.

              • Anonymous

                A word of warning, because I ran afoul of this as a new player: The boon is not effective during multiplayer, which can reduce your stats too much to use spells and equipment if you were using it to meet prerequisites. It can also drop your max equip load enough to put you in fat roll mode. Either don't use it to reach prerequisites or have a less ambitious loadout you can switch to when you get summoned.

                • Anonymous

                  PLEASE HELP: I did not get any item/Godrick’s rune when I defeated him and I can’t find anything from Godrick in my inventory. What am I suppose to do?

                  • Anonymous

                    Really good early and mid game rune. Morgott and Radadahn's runes are better later when you start to cap out on some stats.

                    Game changing for rune level 1 runs, just don't die! (Or farm rats, because we all know there is going to be a whole lot of death)

                    • Anonymous

                      It's a tempting effect but if you can only hit requirements using it your build becomes dependent on rune arcs to even function. Just like Godrick is worthless without all the **** grafted to him. How poetic!

                      • Anonymous

                        A really good rune for until over level 150 where percentage increase like's Radahn Rune start being better because of the stats hardcap, also keep in mind it can mess your equip load if you lose the rune and make you fat roll, i recomand alway having an alternate armor piece to switch for in case you die.

                        • Anonymous

                          I know it's useless to lvl up that much after hitting caps, but considering you are at 94 points in every stat and you use Godrick's rune, you get a total free benefit of 328,825,709 runes

                          • Anonymous

                            The benefit if this ruin hides in the fact that it enables many builds to reach most minimum requirements for spells and weapons. Making it very hard to give up.

                            • Anonymous

                              oh nvm i figured it out i was thinking this was a talisman, the great rune it should have been a talisman

                              • Anonymous

                                Only real option unless you are a really really high level build. For anyone on a first playthough, you get FAR more value with this over the other 2 stat runes and the heal on kill rune is worth nowhere near as much given the way flasks work in this game (gained back after kills).

                                • Anonymous

                                  Iam already level 158 and i legit have NEVER used any other rune. I think the benefits of this one are just too good to pass up, while the other ones are way too situational.
                                  Then again, i hardly ever even use Rune Arcs anyway and got over 60 of them in stock. If theres like a really annoying boss with huge damage, i might pop one for extra stats.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    BTW

                                    At SL1, with 15 VIG thanks to radagon soreseal, this gives as much +HP as Morgott's (652 hp), more +FP than Radahn's (84 vs 78), but less stamina than Radahn's (108 vs 115), so the best overall great rune.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      My levels don't go up anymore, my health & stamina bar go up when I use a rune arc but after the patch my levels and stats stay the same. Is it bugged or does it not show anymore?

                                      • Anonymous

                                        They should have let the effect last forever after activate it, like wearing rings or runes in previous games. These runes are boss rewards, and not just any boss, they are shard bearers loot. Kinda sucks that this has to be activated every time you die

                                        • Anonymous

                                          PSA: This is not a consumable item. After you acquire this item, you can go to any site of grace and sit down, then you can select "Great Runes" from the menu just like you would your flask, sorceries, physick, or ashes or war. Once you select "Great Rune" you can then equip this. Throughout your journey, you will obtain more Great Runes with different powers and you can swap them out.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            People in these comments are saying you have to use a Rune Arc to activate, I'm unsure about this. First time you access the Rune menu at a grace site, you get the tutorial message and it mentions that "a Rune Arc will increase its powers". The phrasing "increase in power" means that the effect should always be existent, and a Rune Arc simply boosts the Rune's effect.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              can anyone tell me why the great tune doesn’t work? i have it equipped and i have it activated but none of my stats changed at all.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                i have the great rune i activated it at the top of the tower and i equipped it at a grace but it says that nothing has changed none of my stats went up 5.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Useful early game, less useful late game. That being said, you should probably only replace it after obtaining Rykard's Great Rune (HP back from defeating foes; useful for exploring, dungeons, and generally content with combined with Taker's Cameo), Radahn's Great Rune (15% to HP and 13%* to FP and Stamina), or Morgott's Great Rune (Increases total HP by a flat 25%).

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    As of now I think it's buffing just Vigor, Endurance and Strength only. Not all of the attributes as it is understood from the description.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Great rune. Thanks to this rune I've met the min STR and END requirements for me to use a Gilded Greatshield AND a Partisan spear. My char is now literally the Godrick Knight patrolling Gatefront lol. Not to mention the bonus dmg and HP/FP/Stamina because +5 to attributes. Amazing rune honestly.

                                                      PS: The +5 attributes show up in your status tab, but not on your attributes screen when you're levelling up via a Site of Grace.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Something is wrong here. I restored Godricks great rune and used a rune arc. HP was buffed about 300. NO attributes increased.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          does this great rune still apply even at 99 stats? if you have 99 str and use the rune will you get 104? or does it cap off at 99

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            This is the equivalent of 40 levels, lol. Overpowered as heck. I also love how it lets you use some basic spells without investing in certain stats.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              i love that its temporary but all the way until death it makes it a beautiful bonus for those extra hard bosses but not over powered or always needed as a passive also people who have issues of overleveling have something else to spend runes on its nice i love it

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Does resting at or teleporting to a site of grace while the rune is in effect cause it to deactivate? Or does it truly last until death?

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  The only let down in elden ring is arguably it's core feature. The ephemeral rune system. I would complain but let's be real, there's just so much other good stuff it's hardly worth wining about.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    When I die during invading someone, do I need to activate this again after failure invasion with another rune arc?

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      At first , I was like "oh nice, I'm now a part of godrick's covenant"... then I found out I need to use up rune arcs (basically embers) in order to activate it? Who remembers this sh*t?????

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        I mainly spend runes only after killing bosses/superior enemies. Otherwise I just dont care about losing them. So, great runes doesnt work for me, because i die all the time. I dont get attached to 'keep me alive'. Is a way to avoid eventual frustration, in the souls game, luls

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          I have "revived" the rune and equipped it but nothing happens other than a fancy golden logo in the upper left corner.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            Important to note that this rune also gives -15 to every damage resistance type. You shouldn't have it equipped unless you plan on using rune arcs

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              It does sort of seem to imply that a Great Rune should do something passively even before using a Rune Arc.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                So here's what you do:


                                                                                1. Kill Godrick and loot his great rune (NOT USABLE YET)


                                                                                2. go to the top of Divine Tower of Limgrave and interact with the green circle thing in the middle


                                                                                3. your great rune is now USABLE, but you still need to equip it


                                                                                4. teleport to any site of grace and interact with the site of grace, then pick the Great Runes option similar to if you were changing your spell memories or ashes of war, and equip the Great Rune


                                                                                5. Consuming a Rune Arc will ACTIVATE your Great Rune (Godrick's) and grant +5 to all stats until death or a maximum of TBD minutes.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  So here's what you do:
                                                                                  1. Kill Godrick and loot his great rune (NOT USABLE YET)
                                                                                  2. go to the top of Divine Tower of Limgrave and interact with the green circle thing in the middle
                                                                                  3. your great rune is now USABLE, but you still need to equip it
                                                                                  4. teleport to any site of grace and interact with the site of grace, then pick the Great Runes option similar to if you were changing your spell memories or ashes of war, and equip the Great Rune
                                                                                  5. Consuming a Rune Arc will ACTIVATE your Great Rune (Godrick's) and grant +5 to all stats until death or a maximum of TBD minutes.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    It's pretty lame that you need to use another rune arc every time you die to see the benefits of the Great Runes, it wouldn't be so bad if rune arcs were fairly common but they are the furthest thing from. It's not really worth the effort to even use these.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      not a bug, you need to use a ring arc to activate the rune's boost. its boost is lost on death like humanity from the Souls series.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        From the “Great Rune Menu” tooltip that appears the first time you open the “Great Runes” menu from a Site of Grace:

                                                                                        “With the Great Rune menu, you can equip Great Runes that have had their power restored.

                                                                                        You can use a Rune Arc to give even greater benefits to your equipped Great Runes.”

                                                                                        That makes it sound like a great rune by itself gives benefits, but Godrick’s Great Rune does not raise any attributes. Either a bug or they need to clean up the wording imo.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Since soo many people seem to be rather confused with this thing here's how to make it work:

                                                                                          1. Kill Godrick and obtain the rune
                                                                                          2. Restore the rune at the tower (Divine tower of Limgrave) past the lion miniboss (in stormveil castle) and cross the bridge with the 3 giants to restore it's power
                                                                                          3. Equip the rune at any grace (it has it's own section in the menu)
                                                                                          4. Actiave it by consuming a rune arc. you'll see all stats go up +5 in your stat menu. This effect lasts until your next death and can be reactivated by consuming another Rune arc.

                                                                                          If you only receive a tiny HP boost from using a rune arc you're likely missing one of the steps mentioned above. You can farm more rune arcs by joining up in jolly co-operation and help other players kill bosses.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Before you can use the buffs of the great rune you must first equip it, you can do this by selecting "Great Runes" in a Site of Grace after aquiring your first Great Rune.

                                                                                            AFAIK you can only have one great rune equiped at a time.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              so for those that dont get it, equiping a rune doesn't power it by itself. you need to use a rune arc. And god is this rune a cool as one to be your first. U basicaly activate one for all full cowling when you use a rune arc, as you can probably under build to account for this 5 + stats, making it so your build's true power can only shine with the power of the literal demi god you have become.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                So I don't know if it because of this rune. But after I obtained the rune, my lost grace don't give me anymore 100% refund when I pick them up again. Maybe it is a bug?

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  Bit of misinformation below, you do NOT have to use a run arc to use this.
                                                                                                  The rune when equipped gives +1 VIT MND + END. The rune arc grants +5 to all stats until death.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    So uh just found out that if you pop an Arc first before equipping a Great Rune, you will not gain the effects of said Rune. You need to equip the Great Rune FIRST before using a Rune Arc, otherwise you have to toss yourself off a cliff (in-game, heavens!) so you can retry the process.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      I get +5 in every stats when I look in my status menu, is that a bug or does it display the extra stats without actually giving them ?

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        You cannot fight the giants one by one. As soon as you aggro the first one, all 3 get up. The strategy is to let the archer shoot the other two.

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