Rykard's Great Rune

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Type Great Rune
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Restores 80 HP plus 7% of your total HP upon defeating enemies

Rykard's Great Rune is a Great Rune in Elden Ring. Rykard's Great Rune restores HP upon defeating enemies. 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 Rykard.
Its blessing restores HP on attacking enemies.

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

But Rykard fed himself to the blasphemous serpent, Great Rune and all.

 

Rykard's Great Rune Location in Elden Ring

Rykard's Great Rune can be found in the following location:

 

Elden Ring Rykard's Great Rune Use

 

Elden Ring Rykard's Great Rune Notes & Tips

  • Restores 80 HP + 7% of player's max HP each time an enemy is defeated
  • Since the health restore only works upon killing an enemy, the Rune is effectively useless against most bosses. It does however work pretty well to clear minor dungeons (like Catacombs or Caves) or overworld areas with multiple enemies.

 




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    • Anonymous

      If the rune arcs weren't consumable or maybe if they didn't need to be replaced on each death, only needing to use a new one when you switch your great runes this would have had some value. Especially for clearing out the albinaurics around blood-filled lake for the fat coin purse and where cerulean flasks to replace FP used to kill them as quickly as possible are more important than crimson flasks, if you can't clear them all with two healing flasks you've gone there too soon anyway. Also, this could have been good for keeping the ritual sword talisman powered up for the rune farm, as it is though it's worthless.

      • Anonymous

        Kinda useless in pve since there are too many bonfires. Good if you are fighting several enemies but then again who tf does that?

        • Anonymous

          not sure if this is a bug or not, but I just got healed from viewing a bloodstain of someone on their horse that ran off of a cliff.
          I was able to continuously view that same bloodstain and get heals each time.

          • Anonymous

            With Taker's cameo, Blasphemous blade, this Rune, and the Taker's flame weapon art. Killing someone grants you 17% + 405 HP which is insane when you have close to 2200 HP cause that heals somewhere in the ball park of 700-800 HP

            • Anonymous

              so i guess this run and godrick rune dont get you in the side gate of the city...... Im trying to do a frenzy flame speed run and i though that this would be faster be nope you need more then two or some dont count tword great runes....

              • Anonymous

                They really need to learn how to correctly explain stuff at FS just by reading it you read it heals you when attacking not killing. There Is multiple things In the game that says it does one thing but does another. Just say what it actually does!

                • Sadly, this seems like a worse version of Malenia's Great Rune as it does not work for tough enemies.
                  Godskin Swaddling Cloth, Malenia's Great Rune, and Blood Tax with a lot of poise is really all you need to be invincible.

                  • Anonymous

                    Is the effect passive or do you need to pop a rune arc to activate it? Does the effect last forever as long as you don’t die?

                    • Anonymous

                      Not much use to this by the time we are intended to get it, because by that time, you will have about 10 charge on flask and +8 upgrade, which will keep you healed anyway, plus you will also get Godskin Swaddling Cloth, which is more than good enough for the purpose. There no reason to use this over Godrick's greatrune.

                      • Anonymous

                        It seems to also heal you if your summons die, making it slightly more useful in bossfights when used with summons that have a lot of boys.

                        Might also heal when skeletons “fake die” but haven’t tested

                        • Anonymous

                          This is arguably the best rune for exploring the open world as it also works on animals. If you are ever low on HP and out of flasks, but don't want to sit at a grace, kill a bunch of sheep (or goats,ram , whatever they are) and you are back to full in no time.

                          • Anonymous

                            They should make this rune heal on both kills and successive attacks (basically a hybrid of Taker’s Cameo and Swaddling Cloth). I think that would make it much more useful all around for both exploring an bosses.

                            • Anonymous

                              Takers' Cameo + Blasphemous Blade + Rykrd's Great Rune

                              Have fun exploring without worrying about your crimson flasks

                              • Anonymous

                                This + godskin swaddle cloth + taker cameo = malenia's great rune but actually good. Perfect for curved swords as a running or jumping attack triggers all heals. And my build has all that AND the finger greatshield + talisman

                                • Anonymous

                                  I mean this information feels like asking your wife what's for dinner, and her saying there's 'food' for dinner.

                                  • So these heals are % based, I have 60 vigor and right now am using Rykard's Great Rune, Blasphemous Blade, and Taker's Cameo - I am healing over 400 HP per kill lol. Tested by killing a rider and his horse simultaneously and healing from 1010 HP to about 1860. Pretty goofy for exploring lol, like I really need to screw up badly to need to drink a crimson ever unless I've stumbled upon a boss which I'm always full flasks for running this :)

                                    • Anonymous

                                      didn't get it after i murked his ass by spamming the serpent hunter, maybe i just did it too quick and the games wigging out, oh well

                                      • Anonymous

                                        I was a little disappointed at first, since when you select the rune it states "Restores HP by attacking". It's only if you look at the details page that it instead states that it "Heals by defeating enemies." which is significantly less helpful.

                                        Still, the heal is significant enough that you can remain at full health throughout most of a dungeon or while exploring, provided relatively decent play. Doesn't help you much against bosses, though. I'd say this rune is situationally helpful depending on what you want to do: Good for exploration, but switch to Godrick's if you're going to fight a boss.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          I'd pick this over most even Goddrick's. Especially while doing dungeons so that I don't run out of flasks by the time I unlock the boss room, making me go back to the grace just so I have to plow through everything between there and the boss door.
                                          Yeah it doesn't help against bosses, obviously, but who cares about that. There'll be NO BRAKES ON THIS RIDE!

                                          • Anonymous

                                            either it doesnt work or its jack all for a healing ability, as of time of this comment it has zero healing benefits and would be better to choose a different rune

                                            • Anonymous

                                              either it doesnt work or its jack all for a healing ability, as of time of this comment it has zero healing benefits and would be better to choose a different rune

                                              • Anonymous

                                                despite the short description implying health gain on *attacks* it actually only heals you when enemies die, as the longer description states, a developer oversight or translation error

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  ...I suppose it's ok for dungeons, but why would you want to use it outside if you automatically get 1 or 2 flasks back is beyond me .

                                                  • you can activate it at the divine tower of altus directly behind the minor erdtree church. in order to access it you have to clear the sealed tunnel and the onyx lord boss. sealed tunnel can be found at the bottom of the moat on the outskirts of leyndell. image: https://imgur.com/a/bBfQKo9

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