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Runewords and Glyphwords are powerful new enchantments in The Witcher 3 expansion, Hearts of Stone. They give great bonuses to weapons and armor, but destroy slots.
In this guide, we’re going to show you how runewords & glyphwords work, along with a list of all runewords and glyphwords.

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How Runewords & Glyphwords work

Runewords and glyphwords are special enchantments that can be applied to weapons and armor with three rune slots. The slots are destroyed in the process. In order to imbue a piece of gear with one such enchantment, you’ll need the following:
  • A Runewright of the appropriate level
  • Runes or glyphs required for the crafting
  • Money to pay the enchanter

Runeword list

Runewords are used to enchant weapons. Here’s a list of the ones we’ve found:

Name Effect Ingredients
Preservation
Level 1
Armorer’s table and grindstone bonuses never expire 1x Lesser Svarog runestone
1x Lesser Devana runestone
1x Lesser Morana runestone
Dumplings
Level 1
Consumed food restores 100% more vitality 2x Pyerog runestone
1x Tvarog runestone
Placation
Level 1
Once Adrenaline points reach max, they slowly decline. Vitality, stamina and toxicity regenerate faster during this time. 1x Lesser Stribog runestone
1x Lesser Devana runestone
1x Lesser Morana runestone
Rejuvenation
Level 2
Fatal blows restore 25% stamina. 1x Perun runestone
1x Svarog runestone
1x Stribog runestone
Elation
Level 2
Fatal blows give 0.1 to 0.25 Adrenaline points. 1 Dazhbog runestone
1 Veles runestone
1 Devana runestone
Severance
Level 2
Increases Whirl and Rend range. 1x Zoria runestone
1x Veles runestone
1x Perun runestone
Replenishment
Level 3
When you cast a sign, you use up an adrenaline point and your next attack is charged with that sign. 1x Greater Triglav runestone
1x Greater Morana runestone
1x Greater Dazhbog runestone
Invigoration
Level 3
When at full health, excess Vitality regeneration turns into added damage on next hit. 1x Greater Devana runestone
1x Greater Zoria runestone
1x Greater Perun runestone
Prolongation
Level 3
Unblocked blows increases potion duration by 0.5s. 1x Greater Morana runestone
1x Greater Perun runestone
1x Greater Svarog runestone

Glyphword list

Glyphwords can be embedded into armor. Here are the ones we have seen so far:

Name Effect Ingredients
Deflection
Level 1
Armor deflects all arrows 1x Lesser Glyph of Aard
1x Lesser Glyph of Warding
1x Lesser Glyph of Reinforcement
Heft
Level 1
All equipped armor is treated as heavy. 1x Lesser Glyph of Quen
1x Lesser Glyph of Mending
1x Lesser Glyph of Reinforcement
Depletion
Level 1
Hitting enemies with Aard reduces their Stamina by 50%. 1x Lesser Glyph of Aard
1x Lesser Glyph of Axii
1x Lesser Glyph of Reinforcement
Usurpation
Level 1
When an enemy affected by Axii dies, the effect transfers to another. 1x Lesser Glyph of Binding
1x Lesser Glyph of Axii
1x Lesser Glyph of Reinforcement
Ignition
Level 1
Enemies set alight by Igni have 25% to set other enemies on fire within 2 yards. 1x Lesser Glyph of Igni
1x Lesser Glyph of Yrden
1x Lesser Glyph of Warding
Rotation
Level 2
Igni strikes in a 360 radius but doesn’t induce Burning. 1x Glyph of Igni
1x Glyph of Binding
1x Glyph of Reinforcement
Entanglement
Level 2
When a Yrden trap hits an enemy, a Yrden glyph is placed there. 1x Glyph of Yrden
1x Glyph of Axii
1x Glyph of Binding
Beguilement
Level 2
Enemies affected by Axii are affected an extra 2s for every hit they land. 1x Glyph of Axii
1x Glyph of Igni
1x Glyph of Mending
Protection
Level 2
When entering combat, you automatically get Quen without using stamina. 1x Glyph of Quen
1x Glyph of Yrden
1x Glyph of Warding
Balance
Level 2
All equipped armor is treated as Medium armor. 1x Glyph of Axii
1x Glyph of Mending
1x Glyph of Reinforcement
Retribution
Level 3
Gives 30% chance of returning some damage to the attacker. 1x Greater Glyph of Quen
1x Greater Glyph of Igni
1x Greater Glyph of Reinforcement
Levity
Level 3
All equipped armor counts as Light armor. 1x Greater Glyph of Aard
1x Greater Glyph of Mending
1x Greater Glyph of Reinforcement
Possession
Level 3
When an opponent under Axii dies, the effect transfers onto nearest target. Duration increases by 2s for every hit the target lands. 1x Greater Glyph of Axii
1x Greater Glyph of Aard
1x Greater Glyph of Binding
Eruption
Level 3
Enemies on fire from Igni explode upon death and set fire to others. 1x Greater Glyph of Igni
1x Greater Glyph of Quen
1x Greater Glyph of Reinforcement
We’ll update the list with new info as soon as we have it.





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