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Elden Ring

All Great Runes Locations

Ben Chard
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When you defeat the major bosses in Elden Ring, you will obtain a Great Rune. These can be taken to the various Divine Towers throughout the Lands Between to be activated for powerful boons. This page will act as an overview for all of the Great Runes in Elden Ring.

There are eight Great Runes so seek out in Elden Ring.

Every Great Rune

As mentioned above, these Runes are usually received from Elden Ring’s main bosses, although a few are from optional encounters.

There are a total of eight Great Runes in Elden Ring, although one of these is a multiplayer Rune reserved for invaders.

The table below will detail the name of the Great Rune, where you can obtain it and where you can find the Divine Tower needed to equip it.

Great Rune How to Obtain Divine Tower Location
Godrick’s Great Rune Defeat Godrick Divine Tower of Limgrave East of Stormveil Castle
Radahn’s Great Rune Defeat Radahn Divine Tower of Caelid Northeast of Dragonbarrow site of grace
Great Rune of the Unborn Defeat Rennala Cannot be activated/Gives you access to Respec Raya Lucaria
Rykard’s Great Rune Defeat Rykard Divine Tower of West Altus Through the Sealed Tunnel dungeon
Malenia’s Great Rune Defeat Malenia Isolated Divine Tower Teleporter chest at the top of the Tower of Return, southwest Weeping Peninsula
Mohg’s Great Rune Defeat Mohg Divine Tower of East Altus Top of the elevator near the Forbidden Lands site of grace
Morgott’s Great Rune Defeat Morgott Divine Tower of East Altus Top of the elevator near the Forbidden Lands site of grace
Phantom Great Rune Use Mohg’s Great Rune in PvP Divine Tower of East Altus Top of the elevator near the Forbidden Lands site of grace

Great Rune Effects

So now you know where to find these elusive Great Runes and how to activate them at the various Fingers across the Realms Between but you may be wondering what each one does. While we have dedicated pages that go into more detail about these, this handy table below will give you an at-a-glance look at each.

Great Rune Effect
Godrick’s Great Rune All Attributes +5 when using a Rune Arc
Radahn’s Great Rune HP, FP, and Stamina + 15%
Great Rune of the Unborn Unlocks the Rebirth “Respec” feature
Rykard’s Great Rune Restores HP after defeating enemies when using a Rune Arc
Malenia’s Great Rune After using a Rune Arc, when taking damage, allows your next hit to restore some lost HP
Mohg’s Great Rune Grants Summoned Spirits the Blessing of Blood buff. When they kill an enemy, you will restore HP, when they deal Blood damage, they’ll get an attack increase
Morgott’s Great Rune Increases HP by 25% when using a Rune Arc
Phantom Great Rune When invading, allows you to reposition yourself in a host’s world up to three times

There you have it, every Great Rune you can obtain in the base game of Elden Ring, along with what you can expect when equipping them. Be sure to check back here once the Shadow of the Erdtree Expansion launches to learn where to find them.

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  • Publisher
    Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS4, PS5, XB One, XB X|S
  • Guide Release
    24 February 2022
  • Last Updated
    20 June 2024
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