Runes

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Runes are trading items used throughout Wynncraft for various outputs. There are currently only 4 implemented Runes, however, one other Rune texture can be found in the Resource Pack.

Lore[edit | edit source]

The Runes' origin is unknown. However, the magic they possess is very peculiar and was used by many people over the ages. Furthermore, each type of rune seems to have a different magical inclination[1]. The runes' main property is the ability to manipulate time[2] and space[3] at will. The two known main groups that used runes are the Olm and the Ancient Civilization of Gavel, the latter of which we have very little information on.

Ancient Civilization[edit | edit source]

The Forgery.

This ancient civilization inhabited the entirety of Gavel, from the Llevigar Plains[4] to the Sky Islands[5]. It was most likely a Villager civilization, and it made heavy use of runes: the Plains Guardians of Gylia Plains[6] and the strange ruins in Llevigar Plains being some examples. At an unknown point in time, which was stated to be "ages ago"[3], this civilization combined the Nii, Az and Ek runes for study purposes. However, the experiment went awry, and caused a reaction that resulted in the civilization's collapse[7]. The reaction also made a fracture in spacetime and created the Forgery, which draws its power from this fracture[3]. After the collapse of this civilization, the enigmatic Rune Guardians started appearing in Gavel to protect the runes[1].

The Olm[edit | edit source]

The Olm also made extensive use of the runes: they are most likely the source of their time magic, and the Time Valley was built with tools that were covered in runes[2]. They also built a Tol Altar under the Cathedral in their city. The full extent of their rune use is unknown.

The Twains[edit | edit source]

Although lesser, the Twains used the runes as well. Their only known use of it was to seal the Corrupter of Worlds in its cave next to the Temple of the Legends[8]. It's unknown which specific Twain could use runes, or if there were multiple who could.

Nii Rune[edit | edit source]

Nii Rune

Type Rune
Obtain Killing Nii Guardians
Usage Forging corrupted Dungeon Keys and exchanging Powders

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

A Nii Rune is found by killing Nii Guardians that mainly spawn around level 75-85 areas, such as Lexdale, The Forgery, and the Canyon of the Lost. They can sometimes be found inside the Light Forest. It is the first type of Rune to appear in the game and is used for exchanging Powders and forging Dungeon Keys.

Usage[edit | edit source]

Nii runes can be used at The Forgery to forge corrupted Dungeon Keys for the Corrupted Decrepit Sewers, Corrupted Infested Pit and Corrupted Lost Sanctuary Dungeons. The keys are made with the Nii rune and the dungeons respective broken key, which can be acquired from their respective Key Guardians. Nii Runes can also be used alongside any Tier IV Powder at the Powder Exchange to gain a Blank Powder IV.

The following merchants use Nii Rune:

  • : 1 Nii Rune ➤ 1 Corrupted Decrepit Sewers Key
  • : 1 Nii Rune ➤ 1 Corrupted Infested Pit Key
  • : 1 Nii Rune ➤ 1 Corrupted Lost Sanctuary Key
  • : 1 Nii Rune ➤ 1 Blank Powder IV
  • : 4 Nii Rune ➤ 1 Tol Rune
  • : 6 Nii Rune ➤ 1 Tol Rune


Uth Rune[edit | edit source]

Uth Rune

Type Rune
Obtain Killing Uth Guardians
Usage Forging corrupted Dungeon Keys and exchanging Powders

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

An Uth Rune is found by killing the Uth Guardian that spawns during the Uth Shrine's challenge at Aldorei Town or the Avos Territory. It is the second type of Rune to appear in the game and is used for exchanging Powders and forging Dungeon Keys.

Usage[edit | edit source]

Uth runes can be used at The Forgery to forge corrupted Dungeon Keys for the Corrupted Underworld Crypt, Corrupted Sand-Swept Tomb and Corrupted Ice Barrows Dungeons. The keys are made with the Uth rune and the dungeons respective broken key, which can be acquired from their respective Key Guardians. Uth Runes can also be used alongside any Tier V Powder at the Powder Exchange to gain a Blank Powder V.

The following merchants use Uth Rune:

  • : 1 Uth Rune ➤ 1 Corrupted Ice Barrows Key
  • : 1 Uth Rune ➤ 1 Corrupted Sand-Swept Tomb Key
  • : 1 Uth Rune ➤ 1 Corrupted Underworld Crypt Key
  • : 1 Uth Rune ➤ 1 Blank Powder V
  • : 2 Uth Rune ➤ 1 Tol Rune
  • : 3 Uth Rune ➤ 1 Tol Rune



Tol Rune[edit | edit source]

Tol Rune

Type Rune
Obtain By using the Tol Altar
Usage Forging corrupted Dungeon Keys

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

The Tol Rune can be obtained at Tol Altars. There is one in the Sky Islands that allows the player to throw 6 Nii runes or 3 Uth runes on top. After they are thrown, a short animation will play when the 2 Uth/ 4 Nii runes will fuse to 1 single Tol rune. After finishing the quest The Olmic Rune, a Tol Altar in the Ruined Olmic City is unlocked. It offers a cheaper price, requiring 4 Nii runes or 2 Uth runes instead.

Usage[edit | edit source]

It is used to craft Dungeon Keys for the Corrupted Undergrowth Ruins.

The following merchants use Tol Rune:

  • : 1 Tol Rune ➤ 1 Corrupted Undergrowth Ruins Key
  • : 1 Tol Rune ➤ 1 Blank Powder VI
  • : 4 Nii Rune ➤ 1 Tol Rune
  • : 2 Uth Rune ➤ 1 Tol Rune
  • : 6 Nii Rune ➤ 1 Tol Rune
  • : 3 Uth Rune ➤ 1 Tol Rune


Az Rune[edit | edit source]

Az Rune

Type Rune
Obtain Quest reward, Catch the Az Rune events in the Olux Swamp
Usage Accessing the Nest of the Grootslangs Raid

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

As of 1.20 the Az Rune can be found around Olux Swamp by killing uncommon Az Rune entities and completing the subsequent minigame. Six runes also received upon completion of the quest Realm of Light I - The Worm Holes.

Usage[edit | edit source]

The Az Rune can be used to access the Nest of the Grootslangs Raid.

Ek Rune[edit | edit source]

Ek Rune

Type Rune
Obtain This item is currently unobtainable
Usage This item currently has no use


Unconfirmed Upcoming Content
The following page contains information about content that is currently not implemented in Wynncraft, but is hinted at to be added in the future with no official confirmation.

The Ek Rune is the only rune that has not yet been implemented in the game. Its texture and name can be found inside the official Wynncraft resource pack, and the rune is mentioned in the item lore of Az. In addition to this, an Ek rune is seen in the Secret Discovery Spider Ruins, and is mentioned by Gregg'r in Blazing Retribution.

The Ek rune is also seen on Mob Totems and the Tome menu.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Plains Guardian of Gylia Plains is extremely similar to the Goliaths, also in the Gylia Plains. This does not only mean that there's a connection between the two, but it also means that they're connected to the Colossi, as there are Goliaths within the Canyon Colossus raid. This might imply that the Goliaths and the Colossi were also made using runes, just like how the Plains Guardian is covered in runes.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Order of the Grook's Magical Materials library
  2. 2.0 2.1 Rusty Shovel item lore. This shovel is able to control time.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Fracture in Reality secret discovery lore
  4. Spider Ruins
  5. Tol Altar in the Sky Islands
  6. Camar's dialogue in Gylia Plains, where he talks about the Plains Guardian
  7. Az item lore
  8. A Hunter's Calling Troms stage. The Twains' Seal has runes on it.