Rune Arc

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Grants the blessing of an equipped Great Rune upon use
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Rune Arc is a Consumable Item in Elden Ring. Rune Arc is a special consumable that activates the effects of your equipped Great Rune. If you don't use a Rune Arc, your rune is dormant and its effects aren't applied to your character. Rune Arc boost is lost upon death. They cannot be crafted, but they can be farmed. Not active during co-op and PvP game plays.

 

A shard of the shattered Elden Ring.
Grants the blessing of an equipped Great Rune upon use.

Even if no Great Rune is equipped, it will slightly increase maximum HP upon use.

The lower arc of the Elden Ring is held to be the basin in which its blessings pool. Perhaps this shard originates from that very arc.

 

Where to Find Rune Arc in Elden Ring

Where to find Rune Arc:

Where to Purchase:

Where to Farm Rune Arc in Elden Ring

Giant Rats have a small chance to drop Rune Arcs

Earthbore Cave has 7 small Giant Rats and 1 large Giant Rat.  It takes just over a minute to kill them all and reset at the Grace.

The Rampart Gaol in Castle Morne has 4 Giant Rats that can be farmed and reset in just under 30 seconds.

Either way you should average a couple Rune Arcs per hour even with low discovery.

Elden Ring Rune Arc Notes & Tips

  • You can hold up to 99 Rune Arcs.
  • You can store up to 600 Rune Arcs.
  • Sell Value: item value icon elden ring wiki guide 18px 200 Runes
  • Duration lasts until death.
  • Cannot be dropped for Player Trade.

 

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    • Hot Take: This system is actually worse than Embers due to not being as convenient, you don't get a Rune Arc activation on Boss kills, which would have been very useful considering just how many bosses there are. On this topic, what this system and the Great Runes really needed are minor passive benefits that encourage you to go out and collect them all, something like Godrick increasing the power of fully charged heavy attacks by 5%, Radahn increasing the power of jumping attacks by 5%, Mohg increase your attack power by 5% on blood loss, Malenia increasing your attack power by 5% on poisoning, Morgott increasing general damage by ~2%, Rykard increasing the power of Ashes of War by 5%, and Unborn could have possibly provided 1 FP every 5 seconds. Also, bring back a version of the "Humanity Counter" from DS1 but for Rune Arcs that very slightly increases your item discovery and maximum health for every Rune Arc you use up to a cap of 20 or something, and you can pick them back up if you die, like with Runes.

      • Anonymous

        everyone complaining about farming and **** but i just like thinking that this is the shard of the elden ring inherited by all the tarnished.

        • Anonymous

          I use them all the time, haven't run out yet. I'm running arcane build, which give drop rate, so it's not too much of a bother to farm sometimes. If you use all the time, you can lower all stat requirements of Equipment, by 5 points, and invest them in primary stats instead - with all this, your power and survivability will go up anyway.

          • Anonymous

            Never used a single arc xD
            Never seemed relevant because the risk of losing them would put stress on exploration or learning a boss. DS3 encouraged being embered all the time by making NPC invades only happen when you are. Plus embers where quite plentiful iirc.
            Elden Ring's rune arc system seems lackluster imo.

            Nonetheless, for those who like to use them I don't see a reason why you cannot transform runes into rune arcs either via Melina or crafting. Make the cost scale to level so it always stays an investment. Turn runes into strength, right? ;)
            Encouraging to farm rats for such an item is both hilarious and absolutely brazen by From. Online has to be optional without drawbacks imo. Make players use online functions by making them fun, not by gating items behind them, From.

            • Anonymous

              Why is everyone so mad about the droprate of these? Hello?! This is just a completely facultative item that just gives a minor bonus, don't act like you NEED to have the inventory full of rune arcs so you can have one for each time you die, that is stupid. Even more stupid is to spend hours to kill rats to farmthese. Are people for real?! Lmao

              • Anonymous

                Hope these become some sort of currency later like starlight shards.
                I have more than 99 and they’re useless cause I don’t need them except in really dire situations.

                • Anonymous

                  I barely use these, I dont get how you people are just blazing through them, do you guys just pop one whenever you die even if your not near a boss?

                  • Anonymous

                    How to never run out of rune arcs ever:
                    - Do co-op, its easy runes and arcs.
                    - just do multiplayer, seriously its that easy you people really are making a problem out of nothing.

                    • Anonymous

                      if you're like me and cooperate alot but don't eat many rune arcs you can sell these to merchants in a pinch for 200 runes a pop, very useful for shopping when you don't need 2k runes but you do need 400 and you dont have any golden rune (1) on hand

                      • Anonymous

                        Hoarfrost stomp is very good for farming the rats at Castle Morne. Just got 2 RAs in 30 mins with 8 Arcane and no boosting items.

                        • Anonymous

                          One step forward, two steps backwards. This is plain stupid. Not only it's a lazy "ember" system but dumb as well. It's fair to say that having Great Runes active 100% would be a bit OP especially on lower levels. Ok, as I said, fair enough. Here's come the BUT.

                          If the intent was to provide a little boost when you need it, typically in a boss fight, why would you need to go through the pain of accessing the change rune menu through a Grace site? Just enable the change from the character equip menu. Is this so hard? But to take it further, why change runes and not just let the player choose which buff to get when use an Arc depending on which you have already unlocked? Is this so hard of a concept? Lastly, online might be a good way to farm Arcs but online will someday be shutdown. Why limit the player like this? Make the farming easier and/or crafted.

                          I don't think these unreasonable requests/points.

                          • I swear every time I use a Rune Arc for a boss attempt I do way worse. I don’t know if I’m thinking about not wasting it or what but it’s an absolute bloodbath.

                            • Anonymous

                              How to never run out of rune arcs during boss attempts:
                              - Backup your save.
                              - Restore your save if ran out of rune arcs before you beat the boss.

                              • Anonymous

                                I thought it's just some lame projectile consumable like glintstone arc and never used it. I completed entire game without using it not realizing it acts like humanity in dark souls.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Wish the drop rate was higher, maybe around double what it is now. Farming these just isn't worth it in the long run because I'm going to die from something dumb and then I've basically wasted 30 mins to an hour of smacking rats. And PvP basically just gives you an unlimited supply? That's stupid. Not everyone wants to play PvP, making it more viable to farm would make a lot more sense.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    I actually only used one single rune arc the entire game. Went in to elden beast/radagon at 55 vigor, level 156, and kept dying when the beast was at like 20% health. It must have given me the slight edge (plus I changed to godskin weapons which really melted them). The next day when I restarted the game, I noticed my stats were weird, here the rune arc was still active. So I'd say rune arcs are important, and are great to have, but don't let their absence stop you. You can kill all prior bosses without them.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      The rarity makes sense, given their benefit. They shouldn't be a free health buff like in DS3, where I spend 95% of each playthrough embered since they're so common. But on the other hand, I never use rune arcs because it's an open world game and I'm exponentially more likely to randomly die from poor terrain, glitches or just torrent controlling like a speedboat in a pool of tar

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Got one on the first rat I murdered in a while. Maybe this is based on time, can someone try to kill rats once every hour or so and document that.

                                        • So I did a bit of testing and I think I probably found the best ways to grind rune arcs offline and online.
                                          OFFLINE: its possible to get your discovery stat all the way to 324. first get your arcane stat to 99. with that you have 199 discovery. Btw You can use godricks great rune and Marikas soreseal for +10 arcane. +8 arcane from silver tear mask by beating the mimic tear in nokron. also using the Silver-pickled fowl foot +50 discovery and lastly the silver scarab talisman +75 discovery.
                                          METHOD: if you are farming rune arcs offline I honestly think the best possible farming method is to first go to the Beside the rampart Gaol site of grace in castle morne and kill the 4 rats in the small room and run back to the Grace repeatedly. I would recommend using the sacred relic sword. The dragon breath incantations work as a good alternative and almost kill as fast. Since we have a discovery stat of 324 it's basically gonna be a 3.24% chance of a rat dropping a rune arc or 1.62% chance cus of the base drop rates being 0.5-1% I believe. Basically you kinda have gacha rate levels of dropping at that point. Honestly not super terrible but I would only recommend using this method if you have a lot of time on your hands. For me I averaged about 1 rune arc every 10-15 minutes at least. After 2 and a half hours I got 20 rune arcs.
                                          ONLINE: I think probably the best method would be to ask a friend to make a new save get killed by the grafted scion. go to the effigy martyr next to the tree sentinel set a multiplayer password to bypass level restriction and ****. The person who is getting rune arcs gets summoned to kill the tree sentinel and repeat that over and over again. Obviously funner methods exist like killing margit with randoms at lvl 20 and invading. Which I did on other saves But coop is dead for me now on xbox sadly.
                                          God why does from software have to make it so hard to get rune arcs in this game. I play on xbox and it's literally impossible to get rune arcs online cus no one plays co-op anymore. Also WHY cant u trade these anyways. It's not gonna break the game. How come fromsoft didn't see that further into this games lifecycle that once the player retention goes down and less ppl start playing elden ring at some point. All of the players in the future will have to resort to the stupid only grinding offline for a long time method. And that's another thing that a few of the “NOoOoOo iF u wANt rUNe aRCs JUSt pLaY pVP!” people don't understand. Like come on bro

                                          • Anonymous

                                            I’ve been consistently farming this in castle morne, beside the rampart site, there’s a bunch of rats in the next building. It’s rare but is faster than other locations such as earthbore cave

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Greetings Traveler!

                                              Before scrolling further down you'd best be warned, the lands below feature some of the worst takes you'll find in these parts. Best to be moving back up and trying a different page, if you ask me.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                I don't mind doing coup for this but the issue im running into is that im just not getting summoned since the recent update. As of now im lv 75 in the capital/ volcano area am I just over lv for the area or is something wrong?

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  The top 1% of Elden Ring Players own over 80% of rune arcs. It's time to change this. Vote Mohg for President.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    I got a bunch of the Rune Arcs from Ant cave in Deeproot Depths. Each killed Ant Queen drops one and there were 7+. Cave is accessible from roots when descending from the secret passage in Frenzied Flame Proscription

                                                    • I found several more:

                                                      1. northern Caelid at the foot of the Divine Tower on a corpse in a chair
                                                      2. two in the Ruin-Strewn Precipice: one on a corpse in the chapel, the other on a corpse on the edge near the two harpies
                                                      3. Liurnia of the Lakes, east of the road to the Dectus elevator on a corpse below a rock cliff
                                                      4. Raya Lucaria gate, drop from killing the Ravenmount Assassin
                                                      5. Caelid, in a chest in the camp northeast of the road-blocking hearse
                                                      6. Dominnula, on a corpse in a house
                                                      7. Volcano Manor/Mountaintops of the Giants, you also get one by killing Juno Hoslow
                                                      8. Volcano Manor, in the same area where you get the Critical Hit talisman
                                                      9. Ainsel river, there's an ant queen, killing her gives you a Rune arc
                                                      10. Frenzied Flame Proscription, behind the fake wall is a chest with a Rune Arc
                                                      11. Nokron, on a corpse in the aqueduct after the Crucible Knight
                                                      12. Caelid, in the Divine Tower, behind the first black flame monk
                                                      13. Leyndell, after going down the well in "down town" on a corpse in front of a grate

                                                      However I didn't find the one in Castle Morne, and I checked three times now (on different play throughs).
                                                      Couldn't that be just a chance drop from a rat?

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        I just spawn these in. Absolutely stupid that there is no way to reliably get these without engaging in multiplayer. Not to mention that summoning for bosses is pretty much a dead activity until you hit the later game/SL 120/150.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Clearly all those who tell off offline players are pvp masters or their PS+ gets paid by mom and dad, lmao. This item should be avaiable for ANYONE who wants to stay clear from an online mode which doesn't fit an offline openworld. Farming rats for hours just to obtain 2 rune arcs is stupid af. I hope a future dlc will make them as farmable as humanities in the abyss area from DK1.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Kinda weird that these are described as 'shards of the shattered Elden Ring' when you think about the fake that they're theoretically infinite in number, given they drop from rats.. Elden Ring confirmed for violating laws of conservation.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              So, these things are basically Titanite Slabs from DK1? They should change how they work. Once activated, you're stuck with it until you want to swap it out for another one. Reached the endgame, and I have like 30 rune arcs, but I died at least 100 times, most beacuse of gravity and such. If you don't know how to implement a functionality, just don't do it. Effigies in DK2 were similar, but the game came plenty of, and could be farmed from multiple enemies. Humanities in DK1 were a joke after you reached the dlc area. I bet my ass they're going to add a paid dlc were you'll have thousands of them by the end of it.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Jesus, do increase their drop rate. 270 discovery, 1 hour= 3 rune arcs, and I was lucky. Lmao, how am I supposed to use them if I don't have PS+? First Varre quest, then this. What is the ****ing problem with offline playerbase?

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Farming rune arcs online:
                                                                  -Helping with bosses
                                                                  -Invading
                                                                  -Helping with invaders
                                                                  Farming rune arcs offline:
                                                                  -Put those foolish rats to rest

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    It'd be interesting to know the exact total of guaranteed Rune Arcs you can collect in the game, either as loot or from quest invasions, but not random drops from Rats.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Frenzied Flame Proscription site of grace there's a hidden wall on the south side with a treasure chest carrying a rune arc.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        There is also a Rune Arc at the base of the Divine Tower of Caelid. That group of chairs with the Somber Smithing Stone [9]

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Killing bosses should activate this for old time sakes. Since its very rare to get these playing offline.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            unless you play online, forget about these. They come in limited number and farming them is a plain pain in the ass. Never used until I realized I was going to reach the ending.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              another middle finger to players who play offline along with Varre's quest. Never bothered to use these things, considering how many times I died to traps or gravity, let alone broken bosses as Malenia

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                If you have a full inventory of Rune Arcs (600 in storage & 99 on person) then every time you earn another Rune Arc through PVP your character will automatically drop it on the ground. I just don't know if other players can see it or pick it up, needs further testing.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  SSG. Underground Roadside SoG. Towards Dungeater. 5-6 rats. 213 discovery 1 rune arc every 10-15 minutes..

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    "Grants the blessing of an equipped Great Rune upon use "
                                                                                    but what does it mean? what does it do for my character? gives more health?

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      This was a bad decision by From to make it work like embers in DS3, really lessens the impact of receving a great rune and making the quest to a divine tower. It should just be a passive buff when equipped without needing a consumable.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        The Mountaintops merchant that sells these is a Hermit Merchant, not Nomadic Merchant. And he's near Stargazer Ruins, which is hardly "eastern" MotG.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          I never like playing coop in any game and just enjoying solo everything, so this sh*t is like a slap to the face lol, those rats better prepare themselves.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            I'm really glad you don't have to use a Rune Arc every time you want to summon an NPC anymore like in DS3, where you had to use the equivalent item (Ember) every time you wanted to summon an NPC and it only lasted until death. If you died in a boss fight, you had to use another one to summon an NPC (or a cooperator) to help you with the boss

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              Rat farm for Rune Arcs;
                                                                                              Earthbore Cave: Weeping Peninsula, due east of Forest Lookout Tower along the rocky edge.
                                                                                              theres 8 rats very close to a site of grace allowing for multiple runs per use of Silver Pickle Fowlfoot.
                                                                                              helpful equipment Silver Tear mask and talismans Silver Scarab and Marika's Scarseal / Marika's Soreseal

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                It seems like these are similar to humanity or human effigies: they put you into a more powerful mode but it is lost on death.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  Aight folks real talk if, like myself, you been fortunate enough to stumble upon a bug/loophole allowing fairly easy and reliable rune arc farming maybe don’t post about it in the comments of the primary ER wiki of all places (Some random Reddit? Perhaps. Here? Nah B!) odds are word’ll spread pretty rapidly and it’ll be patched ASAP. Hard to find loophole many/most players won’t get to use is better than no loophole at all

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    I got like 7 runes on the Leyndell sewers from rats on my way through. I found it odd once the first dropped, but then I got another and another, the only thing I noticed is that it was at night. Didn't test it but it might be a more common drop at night?

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      I have literally used 2 in my entire playthrough so far (at Crumbling Farum Azula now and Ive done all remembrances up to this point). Im always a bit too conservative on items I cannot reliably craft or farm. Anyone do a silver scarab farm and can report good sample sizes?

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        Guys, why i got 472 this in chest and no longer can put it in? I also got 99 in inventory. I wanna feel good with seeing 10000000000000000000000 of them in my chest but game is so cruel.

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          I'm at the grand lift, with the two medallions, and until this point I never used these, mainly because I wasn't sure what they actually did. The description is pretty vague imo.

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            This is rubbish on the PC. It's either you play coop and hope there's no hacker online or farm rats with extremely low drop rate. Just garbage... might as well not have this mechanic at all!

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              Drop rate from rats might be better than before 1.03 patch? During my new game, I've had two drop from rats (one in Castle Morne, one in Dragon-burnt Ruins). I wasn't farming or anything, I haven't even gotten to Stormveil yet, so maybe they raised the drop rate?

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                My farming stats:
                                                                                                                73 Arcane, Silver Scarab, Silver-Pickled Fowl Foot = 298.0 discovery (you can round up to 300).

                                                                                                                36 runs on rats (exactly 4 rats in a room) = 144 rats killed
                                                                                                                5 Rune Arcs found (and I got lucky and got 2 drops on my 7th run).
                                                                                                                Wasted x4 Silver-Pickled Fowl Foot.
                                                                                                                Result: cringe.

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  really wish you could drop these for people. ive been wanting to do a rune arc stack giveaway since ive been amassing hundreds from invading.

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    Frustrating part about theses is loosing them with stupid deathes like falling where you tought you'l live through, or stuff like that.
                                                                                                                    There's definetly something more to do with this mechanic, because as it is now, the best way to get them is by helping people for bosses over and over again and you get tired of that pretty fast.
                                                                                                                    It feels like they wanted you to only use it on strong bosses you have difficulty dealing with, but we all know beating a boss is about learning patterns, a great rune might help you tank 1 more hit or kill it with 2 less hits, but all in all it's useless.
                                                                                                                    You either kill the boss with a great rune, but you probably wouldv beat it without it, or you still die because it doesn't affect the fight that much and loose the great rune.

                                                                                                                    I personally prefer to you use them while i explore. Sure you can loose it a stupid way, but at least godrick one let you use a lot of spells/weapons you wouldn't have the stat to use otherwise, which is super fun.

                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                      People saying this sucks havent tried it with Godrick rune. It gives +5 to ALL stats. Thats practically free 40 virtual levels.

                                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                                        There are 5 ant queens in the Deeproot Depth Cave (the one leading to elden stars incantation), each one drops a rune arc and a numens rune. It ads up to a total of 62500 runes

                                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                                          Don't farm from rats. At least not early game. The posts telling you to are trolling you. Drop rate is like winning the lotto. I quit exactly at 40 runs of the Morne Castle which has several rats as I could 1-shot entire room. I saw zero runes drop. This obviously requires a very high amount of item find to work so early on players should be doing coop or invasions for their runes.

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