Elden Ring Rune Arc, What is It & Where to Find

Knowing what is a Rune Arc in Elden Ring is extremely important if you want to use Great Runes. Major bosses in Elden Ring will drop unique items called Remembrances, which you can use to get special weapons, and Great Runes, which will grant you powerful passive effects. But, in order to utilize Great Runes, you’ll need Rune Arcs. What is Elden Ring Rune Arc and where to find them? Read on to learn everything you need to know about Rune Arcs.

Elden Ring Rune Arc, What is It & Where to Find
How to use Rune Arc in Elden Ring?

What is a Rune Arc in Elden Ring?

Rune Arcs in Elden Ring are special items that allow you to use effects from Great Runes. The very first Great Rune you likely receive is the one from Godrick the Grafted, the first main boss in Elden Ring. Upon receiving it, players are not exactly sure what to do with it. The first thing you’ll need to do is to restore the Great Rune by visiting a Divine Tower of the region where you’ve obtained that specific rune. For example, in the case of Godrick’s Great Rune, you’ll need to visit the Divine Tower of Limgrave. Then, in order to activate and equip it, you’ll need a Rune Arc. Visit any site of grace, scroll down to Great Runes, select the desired Great Rune, and use a Rune Arc to activate it. And that’s it, now you enjoy the benefits of that Great Rune.

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Where to find Rune Arcs in Elden Ring?

There’s not a lot of Great Runes in Elden Ring. But you can only have one equipped at a time. If you are planning on switching them often to use their different effects, you’ll need more Rune Arcs. The easiest, and also the most expensive way to get a Rune Arc is from vendors at the Roundtable Hold and Liurnia of the Lakes. It will cost you 4,000 Runes a piece. Alternatively, you can farm Rune Arcs from a boss in Sellia Backstreets in Sellia, Town of Sorcery, in the Caelid region. Otherwise, they are a rather rare drop from more commons enemies, like rats.


Very early in your exploration of Elden Ring world you will find out that you need to prepare your character for different tasks. You'll need to learn how to use Ashes of War, how to two-hand weapons, or use magic spells during the course of your adventures. Many secrets are also waiting for you, such as, a hostile NPC Sellen that doesn't let you see her shop, an invisible man in a bush, or a huge turtle with a bell that lets you duplicate some very important items.


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