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Runes are trading items used throughout Wynncraft for various purposes. Their primary use is accessing Corrupted Dungeons and Raids, but they can also be used to exchange Powders.

Lore[]

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[]

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 the 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[]

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[]

The Twains used at some point runes to seal the Corrupter of Worlds in its cave next to the Temple of the Legends[8].

Nii Rune[]

Nii Rune

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

Obtaining[]

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[]

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. These keys are made with the Nii rune and their respective broken keys, 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:


Uth Rune[]

Uth Rune

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

Obtaining[]

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, as well as entering Raids.

Usage[]

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. These keys are made with the Uth rune and their respective broken keys, 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. 3 Uth Runes can be used to enter the Orphion's Nexus of Light raid.

The following merchants use Uth Rune:


Tol Rune[]

Tol Rune

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

Obtaining[]

The Tol Rune can be obtained at Tol Altars. One altar in the Sky Islands 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 6 Nii or 3 Uth Runes will fuse into 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[]

Tol Runes are used to craft Dungeon Keys for the Corrupted Undergrowth Ruins dungeon. 4 Tol Runes can be used to enter The Canyon Colossus raid.

The following merchants use Tol Rune:


Az Rune[]

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[]

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[]

2 Az Runes can be used to access the Nest of the Grootslangs Raid.

Ek Rune[]

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 also mentioned by Gregg'r in Blazing Retribution.

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


Trivia[]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Order of the Grook, Stage 11. Magical Materials library, chapter 2
  2. 2.0 2.1 Description of Rusty Shovel from Deja Vu
  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 the Gylia Plains, where he talks about the Plains Guardian
  7. Az item lore
  8. A Hunter's Calling, Stage 11
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