Radahn's Great Rune

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Type Great Rune
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Raises maximum HP, FP and Stamina

Radahn's Great Rune is a Great Rune in Elden Ring. Radahn's Great Rune Raises maximum HP, FP and Stamina. 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 Radahn.
Its blessing raises maximum HP, FP and Stamina.

Radahn was amongst the children of Rennala and Radagon, who became demigod stepchildren after Radagon's union with Queen Marika.

The Great Rune burns, to resist the encroachment of the scarlet rot.

 

Where to find Radahn's Great Rune in Elden Ring

Dropped as a reward for defeating  Starscourge Radahn. Elden Ring Interactive Map Link. Video Location

 

Elden Ring Radahn's Great Rune Use

To use Radahn's Great Rune, you will need to restore it by visiting the Divine Tower of Caelid, and climbing to the top through platforming. View the area page for a walkthrough. After restoring it, use a Rune Arc to activate it until death.

 

Elden Ring Radahn's Great Rune Notes & Tips

  • Radahn's Great Rune increases HP, Stamina, and FP by 15%
  • This rune is usually a better option than Godrick's rune once you have reached stat soft caps
  • This rune is more designed for heavily invested tank builds/heavy FP-dependent builds.

 

 




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    • Anonymous

      To simplify preferred great runes based on where you are:

      Early game: Godrick's
      Once at softcaps: Rahdan or Morgott, unless you want to splash other stats, then maybe still Godrick's.
      Once ALL softcaps: Rahdan or Morgott

      • Anonymous

        Decided to do some math since I was curious and hadn't seen anyone else do it with up to date info. Here are some numbers I got when comparing (G) Godrick's and (R) Radahn's runes. HP, FP, and Stamina values are with the Great Runes activated at these stat levels. Note that Radahn's is always better for Stamina even at the lowest End you are allowed with the Prophet class, which is nice but probably isn't why you'd want to use it.

        37 Vig: G=1503 R=1504 / 40 Vig: G=1581 R=1668 / 60 Vig: G=1930 R=2185
        30 Mnd: G=200 R=199 / 40 Mnd: G=268 R=270 / 50 Mnd: G=328 R=345 / 60 Mnd: G=362 R=403
        8 End: G=101 R=106 / 25 End: G=121 R=139 / 50 End: G=156 R=178

        For HP and FP, the closer you are to the lvl 60 softcaps, the more return you get from Radahn's rune over Godrick's. At those levels, it might also be worth considering buffs that increase HP/FP by percentages, like the Crimsonspill Crystal Tear or the Cerulean Amber Medallion.

        • Anonymous

          if you turn in the remembrance to Enia, can you do anything to go back if say you wanted the starscourge swords instead ? i tried to use the walking mausoleum, but i cannot "copy" the remembrance.

          • Anonymous

            Quit my previous char at lvl 200 and didn't find this GR more beneficial than Godrick's at any time. Maybe if you're lvl 300 it will be better idk.

            • Anonymous

              My rune disappeared out of my inventory, I killed him, it said I got the rune, but then it just isn't there =(

              • Anonymous

                I love how Enia tells us "The demigods are each and all the direct offspring of Queen Marika," while Rykard and Radahn's Great Runes claim they "became demigod stepchildren after Radagon's union with Queen Marika." This is a clear contradiction right? How can Ranni, Rykard, and Radahn be demigods if they're not the direct offspring of Marika? But if you pick up Regression and witness the "skeleton in Radagon's closet..." It's great.

                • Anonymous

                  For people having surpassed hp,fp and stamina softcaps this rune is better than godrick's rune as it gives you a percentage based increase in hp fp and stamina, whereas godrick's just +5 your hp fp and stamina, which after surpassing softcaps gives very little hp,fp and stamina. In short, this rune is better at higher levels, the stronger you are, the stronger the rune arc's effect is.

                  • ! IMPORTANT !

                    To Activate the Great Rune, from the Grace "Divine Tower of Caelid: Center", head to the RIGHT.

                    Once you reach the locked 'Door', turn to the left.
                    The actual door will be there, from which you may ride the elevator upwards.

                    • Anonymous

                      Godrick's is better considering it boost's your defense stats by 40 levels which makes you tankier than a measley 15% hp boost which Godrick's rune gets you close too anyways. I would probably only use on a close to maxed out character.

                      • Anonymous

                        This Rune looks like, HP-wise, it surpasses the Godrick's Rune at about 42 VIGOR when activated Godrick's gives 1623 HP and Radahn's gives 1624 lol after that the HP gap only widens

                        • Anonymous

                          If you've not empowered the rune yet then it appears in the same section as your keys in the key items section of your inventory and not at the top next to other empowered runes.

                          • Anonymous

                            I encountered a bug where his great rune is not dropped after defeating him in the festival. I got his remembrance and all, and actually I got the message that I got the rune. It's just not in my inventory

                            • Anonymous

                              I encountered a bug where his great rune is not dropped after defeating him in the festival. I got his remembrance and all, and actually I got the message that I got the rune. It's just not in my inventory

                              • Anonymous

                                Interesting to note that because you only gain 1-2 points of stamina per level of Endurance, Radahn's Great Rune ALWAYS grants more stamina than Godrick's at any level. Even if you could go as low as 1 Endurance (80 stamina), Godrick's would up that to 85 and Radahn's to 90. The gap only grows wider from there.

                                • Anonymous

                                  radahns rune starts getting better than godricks from:
                                  37 vigor
                                  45 mind
                                  any endurance actually
                                  important to note that radahns just gives you stamina, no equip load

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Maybe I’m just grasping at straws but I feel this rune is better the stronger you are, coming from the strongest of the demigods. Wjile Godrick’s is better the weaker you are, coming from the weakest of the demigods.


                                    As the lower your stats the more +5 to each stat will impact you, while the higher your stats the more a percent increase to health, endurance, and fp will affect you.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Percent is incorrect for at least FP, definitely a bit higher than 12.5%. If it was 12.5% increase I'd be at 220 FP, but after using a Rune Arc I'm actually at 225

                                      • Anonymous

                                        For anyone out there who realized this like I did, this is literally the Ring of Favor, but in a free wearable form. Yes, you gotta pop arc runes to use it, but the effect is permanent until death, meaning you can survive longer, cast more spells and weapon arts, and carry more equipment (as well as attack longer)!
                                        This may not give free temporary levels like Godricks great rune, but this one really feels like it would help in the long run for those who like having bigger benefits to survivable stats. I might just use this for the entirety of the game!

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Hi all. I defeated Radhan but the door is still locked in the divine tower where the rune needs to be activated . Am I missing something? Thanks!

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Haven't calculated HP, but in regards to FP, this should surpass Godrick's rune only at 45 Mind and above.

                                            45 Mind + Godrick's = 280 FP
                                            45 Mind + Radahn's = 281 FP

                                            Of course this is without any other boosts. Stacking other FP bonuses will give Radahn's a bigger lead for being multiplicative afaik.

                                            • Despite what most ppl here are complaining about, this get better than Godrick's rune as your build approaches the soft cap, since it's a % increase in totals. With 50 to vigor and endurance Godrick's rune falls off hard.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                "The Great Rune burns, to resist the encroachment of the scarlet rot." and I was naively hoping that it would provide rot immune.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  The page states that the great rune is dropped, but needs to be activated at the Divine tower!
                                                  Is it really that hard to read?

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    So basically this is the rune if you hit the 40 lv softcap for Vigor,Endurance and Mind. Still even with hiting the soft caps, godricks still gives you pluses in other things. I guess it's nice of Miyazaki to give people the best rune from the main lord boss you're "ment" to fight first.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Godrick rune fanboys argue with the 40 points. Yet unless you are playing casually and therefore using every stat, you wont effectively benefit from all the stats you get. If I am running a strength build, yes the extra intelligence is going to give me some resistances but no I won't be using it effectively hence I rather take this or morgotts rune

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        This should be a much bigger boost imho. To give up the other it should be
                                                        Giving way more then the first great runes in those three stats

                                                        • The thing to remember is that, because Godrick's rune gives you stats, it's also giving you defenses and resistances.

                                                          While Godrick's may give you a lower HP value, it's possible that it's effectively the same HP, due to your increased defenses. I'm sure one is situationally better than the other, but that's such a vague margin that I don't even think it's worth trying to make an argument for this rune.

                                                          If you really need the higher numbers, use it, but do realize you're basically throwing away what is effectively 40 free levels from Godrick's rune.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Lol people don't know simple math or remember there's caps? Yeah at low lvl godricks wins.. when you're soft capped all over though.. this will jack max pools way more... Remember all 3 cap at 50+ now... I think 58 bit still gives over 20hp..

                                                            • This rune is only worth it once you get past 37 vigor, as Godricks Rune will take you to 1503 HP, and then Radahn's takes you to 1504. It gives you a 15% HP boost, 15% FP boost, and a 15% Stamina boost. In general Godrick's will be way better as it gives you a general stat boost as well until you get past 37 in vigor and other related stats. Will probably be great for NG+

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                With 40 Vigor:
                                                                Godrick's Rune takes you from 1450 HP to 1581 HP (from 40 Vigor to 45 Vigor)
                                                                Radahn's Rune takes you from 1450 HP to 1667 HP (15% increase on HP)

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  This Rune is honestly really bad.
                                                                  With 30 Vigor and 20 Mind, Godrick's rune raises my max HP by 62 higher (1355 vs 1293) and my FP by 13 (139 vs 123). The only stat that goes up is my stamina, and that's only by 6 points (I have not levelled my Stamina at all).
                                                                  Godrick's Rune also raises your other stats, though. So Godrick's beats out Radahn's at everything, even things Radahn's meant to be better at.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    For everyone that has forgotten or doesn’t understand how runes work you need to first activate them at a special tower (unique for each rune) , equip at a grace point AND THEN use a rune arc

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      To those that say the rune is missing after killing the boss: scroll down in the inventory tab, deactivated runes are in a different "sorting category" from activated ones

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        After your defeat Radahn rune won't appear in your invenotry, you need to charge it first, you can charge it here (map image) - https://imgur.com/a/YxRDy8v

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Defeated radahn and his rune's not in my inventory. Is it not a key item? BTW i haven't "primed" rennala's rune for usage yet.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            For those bashing the rune without testing.

                                                                            It increases health by a multiplier of 15%, fp 12,5% and stamina 13% (all are estimated valued give or take half a %)

                                                                            Meaning for tank builds and/or higher levels can be a significant increase compared to godricks great rune

                                                                            Fun fact: the multiplier is multiplicative on other equipment that boost fp/hp or stamina

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              There is no stat increase for me. In my game all it says is you gain health when you hit enemies but that isn't true either. It only activates when you kill them.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                You activate this in the divine tower in the north of Caelid. This really feels like BASIC information that should be on the wiki by now. Is it really that hard to let more people edit the wiki?!

                                                                                • I defeated him but the rune is not in my inventory, I can extract the rememberances but the rune itself is missing. Will it magically appear once I get to the divine tower or is this bugged?

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    This rune kinda sucks, the first one you get raises your hp etc by almost the same amount while also raising ALL of your stats.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      I defeated Radahn and it showed me that it dropped, but it dont show up in my inventory. Is this a bug or did i missed something?

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