Everything to know about Great Runes in Elden Ring’s Shadow of the Erdtree

Great Runes are special Key Items dropped by Demigod bosses in Elden Ring’s Shadow of the Erdtree. They can be equipped at any Site of Grace. However, they are only available for use after restoring its power at their respective Divine Tower. 

Additionally, a player can also consume a Rune Arc which grants the blessing of the equipped Great Rune. You see, there’s so much that goes on behind being a Tarnished!

List of Great Runes

Here are all the Great Runes in Elden Ring:

1. Godrick’s Great Rune

The Great Rune of the shardbearer Godrick, devoid of any benediction.

Seek the Divine Tower of Limgrave, which stands beyond the great bridge from Stormveil Castle.

Drop: Godrick the Grafted

Effect: Boosts all stats by 5%

2. Rykard’s Great Rune

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.

Drop: Rykard, Lord of Blasphemy

Effect: Restores 80 HP + 7% of total HP after defeating enemies 

3. Radahn’s Great Rune

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.

Drop: Starscourge Radahn

Effect: Increases HP, FP, and stamina by 15%

4. Morgott’s Great Rune

Morgott’s Great Rune is the anchor ring that houses the base, and proves two things:

That the Omen King was born of the golden lineage, and that he was indeed the Lord of Leyndell.

Drop: Morgott, the Omen King

Effect: Significantly raises max HP

5. Mohg’s Great Rune

Mohg and Morgott are twin brothers, and their Great Runes are naturally similar.

But Mohg’s rune is soaked in accursed blood, from his devout love for the wretched mire that he was born into far below the earth.

Drop: Mohg, Lord of Blood

Effect: Grants a blood blessing to phantoms

6. Malenia’s Great Rune

The blessing of this half-rotted rune reduces the healing power of Flask of Crimson Tears.

Malenia is daughter to Queen Marika and Radagon, and her Great Rune should have been the most sacred of all.

Drop: Malenia, Blade of Miquella

Effect: Attacks after taking damage recover HP

7. Great Rune of the Unborn

Perfects those who have been born anew.

Children born anew by Rennala are all frail and short-lived.
Imperfect beings, each and all

Drop: Rennala, Queen of the Full Moon

Effect: Perfects rebirth

8. Phantom Great Rune

Enemies inside the invaded world receive a blessing of blood, which boosts their attack power when blood loss occurs nearby. HP recovers when blessed enemies defeat a player.

Drop: Obtained as an PVP only item

Effect: Gives blessing of blood to enemies

9. Miquella’s Great Rune

A Great Rune relinquished by Miquella. Broken and bereft of its bounty, it retains naught but the power to resist charms. Miquella set off for the tower enshrouded by shadow, abandoning everything—his golden flesh, his blinding strength, even his fate. All in an effort to bury the original sin. To embrace the whole of it, and be reborn as a new god.

Drop: Scadutree Avatar

Effect: Retains the power to resist charms

Best Great Runes in Shadow of Erdtree

  1. Rykard’s Great Runes

This rune restores the player’s HP and heals 7% of their maximum health. However, there is a catch. It is only applicable after you defeat an enemy. So, it is extremely useful when you are facing a swarm of opponents.

Go to the Divine Tower of West Altus to use this Great Rune.

  1. Miquella’s Great Runes

This rune can be equipped during the battle against Promised Consort Radahn to dispel the charm cast by Miquella. For those who are unaware, this particular fight is the conclusion of Shadow of the Erdtree. So, you know it is not an easy one. Might as well get all the help you can get!

This Great Rune is activated by default.

  1. Radahn’s Great Runes

If you are someone whose FP constantly diminishes, this rune is a boon. Moreover, it will increase the base value of stars after using them. 

To use it, bring it to the Divine Tower of Caelid.

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About Elden Ring

Elden Ring is a major title released by FromSoftware in 2022, the developers of Demon’s Souls, Bloodborne, and the Dark Souls franchise. Set in the ‘Lands Between’,  players are on a quest to repair the Elden Ring and become the new Elden Lord.

Shadow of the Erdtree is a full-fledged expansion for Elden Ring added in June 2024. It is a whole new map with new Weapons, Sorceries, Ashes, and Craftables. It is a challenging DLC and as players continue to explore the map, they find surprises and easter eggs left by the developers every day.



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