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  Runes are shards dropped by monsters, bosses, and chests all over Albion, especially in dungeons. Along with souls and relics, they are used to enchant items, meld artifacts, and transmute items. Runes can be crafted from Siphoned Energies.

Tier of runes dropped is limited by the tier of the monster killed. Only rare bosses can drop higher tier runes (to confirm)

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It to possible to use runes to enchant items, meld artifacts, and transmute runes at the Artifact Foundry. An artifact foundry can be found in all cities around the royal continent, including Caerleon.


Runes can be used to enchant normal item (flat) into uncommon (.1) items at the Artifact Foundry.


Runes can be melded at the Artifact Foundry in Cities (image) into Artifacts used for crafting rare items. This is usually known as rolling artifacts.

  • Pay 50 runes and choose between rolling a Warrior, Mage, or Hunter artifact
  • Pay 36 runes and roll within all 3 categories

The following artifacts can be obtained by melting runes;


Transmute is used to upgrade the Rune to the next tier or transform Rune into souls.

  • Pay 5 Rune of an inferior tier to craft 1 Rune. (Ex.   Rune =   Rune)
  • Pay 20 Rune to craft 1 Soul of the same tier. (Ex. 20×   Rune =   Soul)

List of Runes

Related Patch Notes

Patch LinkDatePatch NamePatch Notes
20 March 2019Oberon Update - Oberon Update Hotfix #1, #2, and #3Runes, Souls & Relics
  • Drop chances for runes, souls and relics have been changed:
    • Every mob can now drop every Tier (T4 up to T8)
    • Ratio between Tiers is now 324/162/54/6/1 (T4/T5/T6/T7/T8)
    • Ratio between Types was changed from 100/10/1 to 9/3/1 (runes/souls/relics)

Artifact drops from Bosses

  • Ratio between artifact levels have been changed from 100/10/1 to 9/3/1
5 December 2018Nimue Patch #2
  • Mob Faction Crests can now be salvaged as intended
  • 6 December 2017Kay UpdateLevel 3 Artifact Weapons
    • Level 3 artifact weapons can now be crafted, filling out the full selection of artifact weapons
    • The artifacts themselves drop from the same places lower-level artifacts can be found
    • Relics will also drop from the same places as Souls and Runes, and can be used to meld into level 3 artifacts
    • Relics can be transmuted in the usual way
    6 September 2017Launch Patch #5
  • Increased the drop rate of Runes and Souls from mob chests by ~5x