Runes in Elden Ring, analogous to the Souls of previous FromSoftware titles, act as the player's EXP and currency for Merchants. You will drop any runes in your possession at the site of your death. If you die again before reclaiming those runes, they will be lost forever. The compass at the top of the screen indicates the direction of the lost runes.

  • See Leveling for details on how to level up, a breakdown of runes necessary per level, and more.
  • See Stats for a rundown of attribute points, attack power, damage negation, and all other player stats.
  • See Rebirth for details on how to reallocate (respec) assigned attribute points.

 

How to Obtain Runes in Elden Ring

Enemies are the main source of runes. Defeating the inhabitants of the Lands Between will award you both runes and Items.

Occasionally enemies have golden glowing eyes, indicating that they will drop five times their usual amount of runes.

Bosses are a substantial source of runes. Conquering the strongest of foes merits a bounty of runes.

Remembrances drop from certain bosses upon defeat which can be consumed for runes or exchanged for powerful items.

During Multiplayer Co-op, the Host receives 75% of the boss's rune reward and Cooperators receive 25%

Golden Rune Consumables are a reliable source of runes. Like all items, they are not lost on death so you can store them up and use them when you need a few more runes. 

Player-vs-Player rewards runes after either a successful invasion or defense against fellow Tarnished.

How to Use Runes in Elden Ring

Leveling: Available at any site of grace after meeting Melina, players can spend runes to increase their stats.

Players have an opportunity to reallocate attribute points later through Rebirth.

Merchants: Runes can buy a variety of Items, Weapons, and other goods from the more sociable denizens of the Lands Between.

Occasionally, merchants offer certain items with an unlimited stock, accommodating even the greatest of spending sprees.

Rune-Granting Consumables in Elden Ring

The following Consumables grant a fixed number of runes upon use:

Boosting Rune Acquisition in Elden Ring

Unless explicitly stated, rune acquisition stacks multiplicatively.

Equipment and Consumables:

Celebrant Weapons: Runes granted by these weapons aren't affected by rune multipliers.

Multiplayer: When a player you share a Group Password with accomplishes a major feat, you receive a 5% increase to rune acquisition for five minutes. Below are the possible accompanying messages: 

  • "Someone in the [1-5] group has defeated a shardbearer"
  • "Someone in the [1-5] group has become a Lord"
  • "Someone in the [1-5] group has become the Elden Lord"

Overkill exists as it did in previous titles. If the first strike to an enemy deals over 150% of its max HP, it gives 20% more runes.

Golden Leaves will occasionally shower from the Erdtree, increasing rune acquisition by 5% as long as the leaves are falling.

Preventing Rune Loss: While not "boosting" rune acquisition, you can save your runes using the following.

 

Farming Spots

 How to efficiently farm runes is an ever-evolving topic in Elden Ring that highly depends on the player's preferred method of farming, access to certain locations, and current progress in the game. Contributions are not only welcomed, but encouraged. Is it recommended that players who want to farm runes obtain the Golden Scarab talisman as early as possible, as it increases runes reward by 20%. In order to further increase rune rewards, it is possible in the late game to efficiently farm for Gold-Pickled Fowl Foot, to increase rune rewards by a further 30%, for a total increase of 56%.

 Early Game (1 - 35):

  • In Gatefront Ruins: Farm the enemies in the ruins. Use Spirit Ashes to clear out the encampment more quickly. item value icon elden ring wiki guide 18px 1,224 per run if the Godrick Knight is killed. [Map Link]
  • By Limgrave Tower Bridge Site of Grace: After defeating Margit The Fell Omen, farm the three Golems along the bridge. item value icon elden ring wiki guide 18px 3,117 per run. [Map Link]
  • Impassable Greatbridge Site of Grace: If you run past enemies on Torrent, you can get to this midgame location very early. Two groups of enemies are fighting one another next to this Site of Grace, and if you jump onto the cliff to the west, stand back, and let them kill each other. Each run takes a few minutes but is both low-risk and low-effort. About item value icon elden ring wiki guide 18px 4,000 per run. [Map Link]

Midgame (35 - 75):

  • By Lenne's Rise: Go down the slope. A ball will spawn and try to smash you, but you can turn right, dodge the ball, and let it fall down the cliff. Continue down the path a short way for another identical ball, just under an overhanging tree. One run takes around 30 seconds and doesn't require any fighting. Make sure the ball goes off the side of the cliff and is close enough that you get the runes. item value icon elden ring wiki guide 18px 3,904 per run. [Map Link]

Lategame (75+):

  • By Dragonbarrow Fork Site of Grace: Go up the slope and fight 16 poisoned Guardians. These have 983 HP so this farming spot requires a high damage output. item value icon elden ring wiki guide 18px 18,122 per run. [Map Link]
  • By Lower Capital Church Site of Grace: Kill the Omenkiller right outside, then run straight down into the sewers, turn left and then right ignoring the Rats and Lessser Fingercreepers along the way, and kill the Broken Statue at the end. Takes about 30 seconds.  About item value icon elden ring wiki guide 18px 5,000 per run. [Map Link]
  • By Palace Approach Ledge-Road Site of Grace: Stand on the cliffside and shoot the large bird at the other end. The arrow should hit the bird when it shows its back to the player. It will run towards the player and fall off the cliff. A run takes 15 to 20 seconds once you find the perfect spot to stand. Once you've defeated Elden Beast, you can also use the the Sacred Relic Sword's Wave of Gold skill to kill all the nearby Albinauricsitem value icon elden ring wiki guide 18px 11,038 runes per run without killing Albinaurics. [Map Link]. This spot is accessible in the mid-game (after beating Godrick the Grafted) by doing White-Mask Varre's quest and obtaining the Pureblood Knight's Medal. Killing the Albinaurics using a single Wave of Gold rewards about item value icon elden ring wiki guide 18px 32,000 runes from the right spot. Note that it is very advantageous to quickly go into NG+ in order to farm runes, as the reward received from ennemies is doubled, making farming far more efficient.
  • By Prayer Room Site of Grace: Head out the northern opening to clear out several easy knights around the wall. Fast travel back to prayer room before reaching the room toward the bottom with the two larger and more difficult knights. Over item value icon elden ring wiki guide 18px 30,000 per run. [Map Link]

Rune "Bounties"

These locations or enemies yield an abundance of runes with minimal investment but can only be collected once.

  • item value icon elden ring wiki guide 18px 75.000 by Fort Faroth: Kill Elder Dragon Greyoll just to the west. She can't defend herself if you attack her tail, and a Hemorrhage weapon can whittle down her substantial health bar even at a very low level. [Map Link]
  • item value icon elden ring wiki guide 18px 45.000 by Lenne's Rise: Head north at night and let the Night's Cavalry notice you. Run up the slope, turn left, and keep going: the boss will die somehow on its way back to its original location.

Runes Notes & Tips

  • You can hold at most item value icon elden ring wiki guide 18px 999,999,999 at one time.
  • Golden Runes are included in Player Trade.



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    • Anonymous

      Ledge-Road at Mohgwyn, snipe a bird and aggro him to run down the hole. Quick easy 11,088 Runes, then rest at Grace site and repeat.

      • Anonymous

        Palace Approach Ledge-Road IS the best farming spot. Each gives 2K per and only the guards are hostile so you don't need to worry about aggro extra mobs. Also, from the Grace Site going down, there is a patrol of 4 Guards or w/e they are, and you can summarily dispatch em with a nice greatsword. Only thing to worry about is their stupid spiked cartwheel ability which can drain your health in a flash. Other than that, they're pretty harmless.

        • Anonymous

          The 2 golems guarding the grand lift of Dectus drop a consolidated 5k+ runes and are a faster rand much safer and consistent rune farm overall then either the golems in Limgrave or the poisoned guardians in dragonbarrow.

          WIth 45-50 strength, a heavy GUGS and determination, axe talisman and charged attack tear, you can get behind the archer golem first and kill it with 2 charged attacks combo (first powered by determination) before it has a chance to react. This will not aggro the halbred golem. You can then hop over the stairs and do the same to the halbred golem which has more hp but will fall down for a critical after 2 charged heavy attacks connect without a chance to react and the critical will kill it. This takes less than a minute per run for 5k+ runs to and fro from the atlus plateau bonfire and they drop great arrows, smithing stones and their weapons as well. Just make sure that you start the run by first running from the bonfire and jumping across the platform or stairs of the lift and kill the archer golem first because if you attack the halbred golem first, this will aggro the archer golem but not vice versa. Running to and fro from the atlus plat bonfire is also faster than either the lift bonfire or teleporting to the atlus bonfire btw.

          • Anonymous

            NG+, sacred relic sword, and gold scarab.
            wave of gold at the ledge in front of the grace, then run forward until the corpse of the first red albinauric, and wave of gold again.

            90000 per 30 sec run, meaning tons of runes. TONS of runes

            • Anonymous

              Palace Approach Ledge-Road doens't need the sacred relic sword. After defeating Radahn and trading his remembrance for the Starscourge Greatsword you can level or respec to minimum requirements, upgrade the sword to +5 or above and use the full weapon art 2 times to kill (sometimes almost) all ablinaurics. Making it a midgame farming spot.

              • Anonymous

                "Once you've defeated Elden Beast, you can also use the the Sacred Relic Sword's Wave of Gold skill to kill all the nearby Albinaurics. item value icon elden ring wiki guide 18px 11,038 runes per run without killing Albinaurics." You get roughly over 60k Souls there not 11,038 runes per run. Idk why this says just 11k runes

                • Anonymous

                  best rune farm in game is as follows,

                  go use the secret cliff route to get to liurnia early, and when you find the merchant who goes all "Don't ask where I got them, eh" and sells tarnished gear, backstab and finish him off. Then beat Margit, and treat Gostoc likewise. Attack seluvis on principle, even though it wont do anything. When you get to Dung Eater, use Ghiza Wheel, he deserves it. Never attack an Albinaric they are just innocent servants of the wizards. Put all cancer birds out of their misery. Kill bernahl in stormhill shack as he is a recusant. Finally, get a few levels with that, and go to murkwater cave. Purge the bandits and then righteously execute patches with some manner of Sacred incantation, cleric-style. Then travel back to grace and enjoy your moral superiority.

                  • Anonymous

                    Also you can easily make the gold chicken foot with the recipe from patches. There’s a pond near the tower of return in the weeping peninsula with some land octopi and 11 golden fireflies. Farm the birds outside the church of dragon communion for some feet and voila

                    • Anonymous

                      At palace ledge approach road you can use rejection on the albinaurics to push them off the cliff (doesn’t aggro if you miss since zero damage)
                      The red ones can be handled the same way since they’ll often cartwheel right to the edge. Also dodge towards the ledge when they spike roll at you and they’ll fall off every time

                      • Anonymous

                        My idea is just use “wave of gold” weapon art on the albinaurics at mohgwhyn palace like anyone else, but before wave of gold is used I use elden stars on the bird so he’ll jump off whilst I use wave of gold

                        • Anonymous

                          My favourite farming route is to spam Corpse Piler at the Cleanrot knight who is right outside the Prayer Room site of grace through the wall. Low risk if you kill him before he can come inside, takes only a few seconds and gives ca. 7.5k with Gold Scarab and almost 10k with Gold Scarab plus Gold Pickled Fowl Foot every run.

                          • A decent alternative option to the Waves of Gold for farming the Albinaurics is Radagon's Rings of Light; with ~300 scaling and the Godfrey Icon + Sacred Scorpion Charm, it will 1shot them when they don't have their shields up, and only takes two fully charged casts to take out most of them. Faster than dealing with that bird.

                            • Anonymous

                              70k every 10 minutes clearing most enemies around the Prayer Room (with Golden Scarab) --don't miss the smaller rooms along the path. An added bonus--these soldiers drop 6/7/8 Smithing Stones as well.

                              • Anonymous

                                I was farming the giant bird in Moghwyn, and the runes turned red. Is that new, or something I should be worried about?

                                • Anonymous

                                  For farming runes, I found using the small Golden effigy is effective. Of course, that is dependent on whether the group kills the boss, but the open area for just running around is pretty big, so a group of three can clear Limgrave, for example, relatively quick. The best part is, clients have zero risk to losing runes when they die. It may not be as efficient, but it can definitely break up the monotony and tedium of running back and forth from the same grace. Invasions are more likely to occur, but that isn't entirely a bad thing, considering most enemies should be dead by then and you can pick your battlefield.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    I keep greyoll alive to farm his dragons for 4k a piece, kill 4 get 16 go to faroth camp, rinse and repeat

                                    • Anonymous

                                      In the early game section for rune farming, if anyone is having trouble farming the golems on the bridge, you can get the archer to shoot the halberd golems and it almost always poise breaks them

                                      • Anonymous

                                        I like to farm two broken statues in Deeproot Depths. Spawn in Across The Roots bonfire, run down the branch a bit to kill the first broken statue. The second one is on a ledge on your left, kill it with ranged and run back to bonfire. Total ~8.000 per run. I made around 70.000 runes in three minutes with the chicken foot item. I used the Stone of Gurranq incantation, took 3 casts on each and the casts chain nicely.

                                        • No way... I walked into Mohgwyn Dynasty up to the red albinaurics near the Midpoint site of grace and FIVE of them had yellow rune eyes........ I fell off the cliff.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            What I do is go to the prayer room grace in haligtree, and I kill the cleanrot knight outside it, and then I make a run through the enemies until you can jump to the roof with the soldier and the scarab on it, and the cleanrot that’s inside the room behind the soldier will jump onto the beam and sometimes fall to its death. With the gold scarab talisman, I usually get anywhere between 70k-100k and up. Haven’t tried it with the gold pickled foot yet.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              How do you get from 154,016 runes per 100 seconds to 9,240,960 runes per hour? That math doesn't check out at all.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                I wanna ask a question. Has anyone noticed that you get some bonus rune acquisition status effect during night time when there are golden petals around in the air?. If so then by how much?.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Did a bit of testing an i found the Relic sword give more rune when you kill an enemy im ng+5 with a regular with golden scarab give me 5887 but with the relic sword it gives me 7064

                                                  so like this, Any regular weapon (wIth golden scarab=5887, without =4906) Relic Sword (with golden scarab=7064, without =5887) so im very sure relic sword was made just for this spot lmao

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    The Fort Faroth dragon can actually be farmed at starting level. Get a bleed weapon, run your butt out there. Radagon's Soreseal is in the Fort to help you equip your weapon. Then hack away at the side of the dragon. When he gets low (or just start that way), get on your horse to finish it off. When the dragon does a huge twitch (not the roar one), book it to the Grace. If you make it in time, you'll get the runes, but the dragon won't be dead.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      We're two months out from launch, when is this page going to be properly updated? If you're gonna force other wikis out, keep this place constantly updated or don't do it at all.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        I've noticed that if you stand by a site of grace for a good while, you'll get the golden fowl foot buff. It wears off extremely fast but the duration seems to extend if you stay there longer. Doubt it's worth standing idle for so long but I guess if you have to go do something it's a nice little bonus

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          I've noticed that if you stand by a site of grace for a good while, you'll get the golden fowl foot buff. It wears off extremely fast but the duration seems to extend if you stay there longer. Doubt it's worth standing idle for so long but I guess if you have to go do something it's a nice little bonus

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Does anyone know if runes are affected by leveling up? When I first got to the Moghwyn farming spot in my current run (NG+1), I was getting about 4,500 per Alburnaic killed, but after going up about ten or so levels, it jumped to 4,900.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              who added the rumor of a quest? that dragon is always hostile and its death unlocks its roar for the dragon church

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                What about the Palace Approach Ledge-Road farm? It is one of, if not the best mid-game and even late-game farming spots. In this spot, there are a lot of enemies that drop around 2000 runes each.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Something I found out (and later confirmed from other Google sources) back stab kills give you extra runes as well. Not sure on the percentage of the boost but it was significant enough for me to notice.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    At mohgwgwyn palace near the birds if you double jump up the rocks you can walk to the edge of a cliff, double jump off the clif then spam r1 and you will fall through the map for about a minute then as soon as you get 2k runes go to the map then return to the nearby site if grace you will get around 120,000 runes. It’s a glitch and it works. Look it up on YouTube for the exact location.

                                                                    • Another great place to farm is Deeproot Depths at "across the roots grace". Spawn at grace run southwest on the root and kill the 2 gargoyles from behind (they don't fight back) for a base 3500 runes ea up to 5400 ea with pickled foul foot+ golden scarab . 4-5 runs can easily be done in a minute. This is a magic preferred method and there are also several other gargoyles perched around the area. But I find it most efficient to just kill the 2 then rest at the same grace and repeat.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Regarding the bird-shooting method at Palace Approach Ledge-Road: So from what I can tell the bird's behavior has changed a little since the most recent patch (1.04), seems to often stop short of the ledge before falling off, although not perfectly since it is still possible to make him fall. I might be wrong about this, but it seems like I can still get him to reliably fall off the edge if I run away from him as he's reacting to my shot. So I release the arrow, and while it is still in flight I run/roll away from the edge of the cliff where I took the shot, stopping right around where the grace site is, maybe a little past. More often than not, this seems to result in him running off the edge as intended. Also, and again this is speculation based on some experimentation, it seems to work better if I wait until he turns and is walking away from me when I release the arrow. Not sure if it is because he can't "see" me, or if it is based on the distance away from the player, or what... would be curious how this farm spot is working for other players?

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          My favourite spot for early rune and smithing stones farming(mostly tier 4 but also 3 & 2) is the Gael tunnel.
                                                                          Really fast route with plenty of enemies mostly unware of you.
                                                                          Melee isn't recommended though since many of them throw explosives. Better to snipe them with magic for that unware attack bonus.
                                                                          Best option for melee characters is the Ice Spear skill, it will one shot everything(with a decently upgraded spear/halbard) and also destroy the boss in this tunnel.
                                                                          Ice spear is a bit of a hassle to get for a lvl 10-15 character though since you need to kill a knight cavalry in a forest so dark you can barely see where you are.
                                                                          Another option is the Flame of the redmanes skill, which by coincident(?) is just a stone's throw away south of Gael tunnel.
                                                                          Just spam it to quickly dispose of all enemies, beware the miners with backpacks that will explode though.
                                                                          Ideally you also want every kill to be overkills for that 20% extra runes, easily done with icespear. With Flame of the redmanes the miners will mostly be overkills but not the Radahn soldiers. So either go for backstabs or even better one cast of redmanes for stance break followed up by a riposte for a guaranteed overkill.
                                                                          My route goes like this...
                                                                          Start from the front entrance grace(not the back entrance near the boss)
                                                                          Pop Physick flask, int and/or dex tear when using icespear or str tear for Flames of the redmanes.
                                                                          Take out the Radahn soldier to the right, next the miner down the ramp. Ice spear has weird tracking on enemies below you and may shoot straight forward so learn the optimal spot for casting it. The projectile also starts from a low point so stand near edges or the projectile will hit the edge. The animation will not move you character forward so don't fear falling down.
                                                                          Next the two resting soldiers in front of you. The baby octopus further ahead is optional and not really a threat.
                                                                          Turn left and go for the soldier and two miners resting down the slope.
                                                                          Turn around and take out the two working miners under the ramp.
                                                                          Then, further in under the ramp take out the two miners and the soldier standing next to them.
                                                                          Do this quickly since even further back there is a resting soldier that will sound the horn and the miners can get nasty if not killed before he sounds the alarm.
                                                                          So kill them fast with ice spear or simply walk up and cast redmanes to dispose of all three at once. The soldier may not die if your weapon level(skill damage) isn't that high yet, but one of the miners will explode and take care of that.
                                                                          Then dispose of the alarm soldier while he is honking his horn, don't worry, no one around anymore to hear his alarm.
                                                                          Now you can either stop here and return to the grace and reset or turn around and proceed further in(towards the back entrance).
                                                                          In that case, first take out the soldier standing by the wooden platform(next to the ladder).
                                                                          Drop down, turn around and quickly take out the soldier resting which will try to sound the alarm and finally the miner on the opposite side.
                                                                          If you have killed the area boss you can simply teleport back to the grace, if not it will be faster to just skip the three last enemies. You have to do this full route if you want to exit the mine of course.
                                                                          In the beginning you can also go into the tunnel behind the baby octopus. Do this once at least for some smithing materials and the cross naginata spear. Beware the giant octopus. Ice spear or redmanes will make short work of him though.
                                                                          Another easy farming tunnel is the sealed tunnel, just go for the miners(and the ambushing militia) in the first chamber after the bell bearing chest.
                                                                          You will get smithing stones tier 5 here.
                                                                          Finally, I know you get 20% extra runes on overkills but lately i've started wondering if overkills also increase the drop rate.
                                                                          Haven't got any proof of this and it may be that the gael and sealed tunnels have an unusually high drop rate but with a low arcane of 9 and no chicken feets to boost discovery after my last farming session which i think was around one hour i walked out with 25 tier 4 smithing runes and enough brass shields, lordsworn swords and Radahn armor to start an armory shop, plus exploding stones and enough cracked crystals to last me a life time.
                                                                          Think i'm gonna start keeping track of the drop rates with and without overkills and see if the statistics confirm my suspicions.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            Hello guys! I doing now the bird farm with bow and arrow. But for some reason I get less runes than expected. I mean in the videos wich in YouTube about this farm they get much more runes than I get. Golden Scarab and Goled foot activated for me also. I know there is a chance to get more runes if the target spawns with glowing eyes but I speaking about overall. I get 11 to 13k they get 18k to 20k per run. Iam currently level 119 in the video they are level 200+ is that mean something?

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Using Golden Vow Incantation also adds another 10% runes...
                                                                              Together with scarab and gold fowl foot I'm on +9500 runes per albinuric on NG+6 @ Palace approach ledge road...

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                Lvl 283 need 734.028 runes for next, its unlimited ? lvl 500 you need 10.000.000 for runes, or runes needed have limit ? Im curious to see how many runes you need for all stats lvl 99

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Wait I found some mechanics that Runes that drops from death is not fully recovered it's somehow decreases everytime you recover it

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    best rune farm in the game is easily at the palace approach ledge road. you unlock it by starting varres quest and using the medallion he gives you after getting the maidens blood. theres a bird you can shoot with a bow from the grace point that aggros and falls of the edge for 11k runes every ~7 seconds, goes up to 17.2k/bird with scarab and gold fowl foot on

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      Really quick way to farm runes:
                                                                                      Go to Deeproot Depths' "Across the Roots" Grace. Take a step forward, lock onto the Broken Gargoyle ahead of you, and blast it a few times with Frenzied Burst. Because you are right next to Grace you can immediately rest and shoot again. With the rune talisman and the gold fowl foot I'm getting 5486 runes with every 2 shots of Frenzied Burst. This is on NG.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        Anyone know is there any overkill bonus rune mechanic in Elden Ring?
                                                                                        I know Dark Souls does give you extra souls when you deal x1.5 damge to enemies maximum health but I am not sure about Elden Ring

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          from testing the albanurics from Mohgwyn's Palace, it seems that the rune gain doubles from NG to NG+1, from ~2.2k per enemy to ~4.4k per enemy, with gold scarab. However, the rune gain from NG+1 to NG+2 seems to be quite a bit less - 5.3k per kill, with gold scarab. Haven't tried beyond that, but it'd be nice to have some data on how much the rune increase is across increasing NG+.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            I just found an accidental "farm" glitch and haven't seen it mentioned. Do the early dragon blood loss farm but as soon as you see the death animation start, run to the Grace next to you (On Torrent) and immediately rest. you'll get the runes for the kills and the dragons will still be there if you were fast enough. Not the most efficient one but it does work if you want ~97k runes (With golden fowl foot) every couple of minutes and haven't already done it. Just did it twice with a fresh character.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              The old mechanic of "Overkill" is present in Elden Ring. If you deal more damage than the enemy's total HP in one hit (about x1.5 or x2) you receive bonus rune.

                                                                                              Tested against the white Albinauric in Mohg Palace with gold scarab talisman in NG+. Receive ~4900 runes with no overkill and ~5600 with overkill.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                Mohgwyn farm spot (albinauric + crow) in ng+6 + fowl foot and scarab = 170k per run. Pretty useless to me since i need 10 times that to level up once lol

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  it seems overkill damage grants 20% more runes from kills. I've been doing a lot of testing at the Palace Approach Ledge-Road

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    I’m convinced that only about 50% of this entire wiki is accurate and the rest is just braindead bullshit. Like bro did you even play the game? Are you high? It doesn’t take 6,000 runes to get to level 9.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      What has happened to me? When I recover my runes, it doesn't give back the full amount I had when I died. This occurred after being transported to the Sellia Crystal cave.

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        In about 20 seconds at mohgwyn palace "palace approach ledge road" using sacred Relic Sword special ability I get around 124k with gold scarab and gold fowl foot this is ng+ 1

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          Mohgwyn palace, Palace Approach Ledge-Road grace: With decent aoe weapon (im using starscourge greatswords wa) you can run to the packs right next to grace and clear them in roughly 30s, netting about 70k runes without buffs (golden scarab talisman etc). I personally dont clear the patrolling pack a bit further down since it's extra time. Most efficient farming place i've found so far, though its a bit dependent on weapons used, the starscourge gs absolutely obliterates trashmobs in a single rotation of wa, allowing for a fast clear.

                                                                                                          The Grand cloister is decent earlier choice as someone commented before, albeit a lot slower.

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            i get around 34k by killing everyone in less than 1min at Dynasty Mausoleum Midpoint grace in Mohgwyn Palace

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              Site of Graces: Grand Cloister in the Lake of Rot Area.
                                                                                                              As a Mage with 70 INT who 2-3 Shots them I got 18.940 Souls from 10 LESSER KINDRED OF ROT (PESTS) (The Bugs with the Glefe) Enemies in less then 1 Minute/Min and Half. You need to stay max range as magician so they won't running away or casting their arrows

                                                                                                              They drop 1579 Runes + Talisman (Gold Scarab) 30% = 1894 Runes * 10 = 18.940
                                                                                                              There is also 11 one but he's so far away that it would take more than a minute.

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                I have consistentlynoticed that when I die and then get my runes back, I receive a smaller amount to which I had dropped upon killed. The difference seems to be small (22k to 17k, for example). Anyone else noticed this? Does it have anything to do with acquiring dragon communion spells? I don't remember stuff like these happening in the early game.

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  Do runes dropped from enemies go down as you level? When I first started, I killed a knight and got roughly 1800 runes from it. But when I leveled up a few times, suddenly it only dropped about 300. I didn't have anything equipped, and wasn't using a gold foot.

                                                                                                                  • Looking at the information about the required runes above, I discovered the following:

                                                                                                                    The data for SL (or RL/Rune Level) 166-168 is pretty weird. Those three levels propably have a mistake, if we assume there's again a formula that defines how many runes one needs to level up.
                                                                                                                    I estimated them to the following:
                                                                                                                    RL 166: 195.232
                                                                                                                    RL 167: 198.046
                                                                                                                    RL 168: 200.886

                                                                                                                    The formula I got using numerical approximation is
                                                                                                                    f(x) = 0.02x³ + 3.12x² + 111.784x - 787, (rounded down)
                                                                                                                    which holds again only for levels >=12 (in DS3 it was for >=13).
                                                                                                                    So f(x) are the required souls needed for the Level-up to Level x.
                                                                                                                    This is pretty close to the formula in DS3 btw.

                                                                                                                    For Levels 12-205 (all the currently available ones), the biggest error that occurs is 1 rune, even when the numbers get to >300k per level up. I'm not counting the levels 166-168, since they're too far off the maths.

                                                                                                                    I got this formula using interpolation (I thought it's safe to assume that the formula is pretty similar to DS3, hence a degree 3 polynomial) and the data from above, but i estimated the values for the levels 166-168, otherwise the result could've been a bit off)

                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                      Exp farming - Found out some things

                                                                                                                      First I thought it was related to having the spell TERRA MAGICUS was giving me ~+25% exp on enemy kills

                                                                                                                      (the underground farm zone) was getting 2454ish per kill, after I get just shy of 3000 per kill

                                                                                                                      So I did it without my flask and was back to the default, went back to flask and the damage buff spell back to 3k per kill

                                                                                                                      Tried it with the art that boosts damage (on spells it keeps working until it wears off after 10s) and was getting the same boost to exp

                                                                                                                      Tried maxing out arrows and shooting enemies, was getting the same boost to exp

                                                                                                                      has lead me to the conclusion that enemies have an "overkill" gauge where when you do an extreme enough amount of damage to them they give extra runes

                                                                                                                      • MtMarcus here, If you sit at a site of grace, quickly save and quit game after standing, quit the game and reopen it there will be golden eyed enemies near you (CONFIRMED AT DYNASTY MAUSOLEUM MIDPOINT ON OFFLINE MODE XBOX SERIES X)

                                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                                          Hi guys, I have i question, on the start it seems to vbe all okay, but now i mentioned that when i pick up my lost runes After death i pick up only 2/3 of lost runes. Is that normal? Cant realize is it game mechanic or no...

                                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                                            For anyone who wants hasn't found an answer, the Golden Scarab talisman increases runes gained by defeating enemies. It is found by defeating the boss of the Abandoned Cave that's close to the center of Caelid. Bring rot resist stuff.

                                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                                              Can confirm that if you stealth kill enemy's you gain an increased amount of runes I've been farming a bunch of goblin guys at the Farum Greatbridge grace site and they drop 1092 runes per kill normally but when you stealth kill them the give 1300+ and ones that have glowing eyes stealth killed drop 6k+

                                                                                                                              • Anyone able to confirm what causes enemies to enter the bonus rune state? I know it happens, me and a few others have seen it and talked about it

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