The Witcher

Permanent runes are branded onto blades to produce silver swords of a higher quality than the base weapon, they can not be used on steel swords. The permanent rune stones are combined in threes.

There are also temporary runes, which Geralt can apply himself. These have blade enhancing effects similar to oils, and cannot be used at the same time as an oil on a given blade. Temporary runes can be applied to either steel or silver swords and provide a temporary upgrade to the weapon, similar to weapon oil in duration. The enhancement depends on the rune stone used, but all last for a period of 24 hours.

Permanent runes: Temporary runes:
earth rune Earth rune Perun rune stone Perun
moon rune Moon rune Svarog rune stone Svarog
sun rune Sun rune Vodon rune stone Vodon

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

Runes are placed in the rune slots for swords to enhance their base statistics.

Weapon enchantments Magical glyphs
earth rune Earth rune animal rune Animal rune
fire rune Fire rune death rune Death rune
moon rune Moon rune sky rune Sky rune
sun rune Sun rune time rune Time rune
ysgith rune Ysgith rune

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Runestones can be applied to empty upgrade slots on armor and weapons.

Lesser Rune Image Rune Image Greater Rune Image
Lesser Dazhbog runestone

2% Chance to cause burning

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Dazhbog runestone

3% Chance to cause burning

Tw3 runestone dazhbog.png
Greater Dazhbog runestone

5% Chance to cause burning

Tw3 runestone dazhbog greater.png
Lesser Chernobog runestone

2% Attack Power

Tw3 runestone chernobog.png
Chernobog runestone

3% Attack Power

Tw3 runestone chernobog.png
Greater Chernobog runestone

5% Attack Power

Tw3 runestone chernobog greater.png
Lesser Stribog runestone

2% Chance to stagger

Tw3 runestone stribog lesser.png
Stribog runestone

3% Chance to stagger

Tw3 runestone stribog lesser.png
Greater Stribog runestone

5% Chance to stagger

Tw3 runestone stribog greater.png
Lesser Svarog runestone

+10 Armor piercing

Tw3 runestone svarog.png
Svarog runestone

+20 Armor piercing

Tw3 runestone svarog.png
Greater Svarog runestone

+30 Armor piercing

Tw3 runestone svarog greater.png
Lesser Triglav runestone

2% Chance to stun

Tw3 runestone triglav lesser.png
Triglav runestone

3% Chance to stun

Tw3 runestone triglav lesser.png

Greater Triglav runestone 5% Chance to stun

Tw3 runestone triglav greater.png
Lesser Perun runestone

2% Adrenaline point gain

Tw3 runestone perun lesser.png
Perun runestone

3% Adrenaline point gain

Tw3 runestone perun lesser.png
Greater Perun runestone

5% Adrenaline point gain

Tw3 runestone perun greater.png
Lesser Veles runestone

2% Sign intensity

Tw3 runestone veles.png
Veles runestone

3% Sign intensity

Tw3 runestone veles.png
Greater Veles runestone

5% Sign intensity

Tw3 runestone veles greater.png
Lesser Morana runestone

2% Chance to poison

Tw3 runestone morana lesser.png
Morana runestone

3% Chance to poison

Tw3 runestone morana lesser.png
Greater Morana runestone

5% Chance to poison

Tw3 runestone morana greater.png
Lesser Zoria runestone

2% Chance to freeze

Tw3 runestone zoria lesser.png

Zoria runestone

3% Chance to freeze

Tw3 runestone zoria lesser.png
Greater Zoria runestone

5% Chance to freeze

Tw3 runestone zoria greater.png
Lesser Devana runestone

2% Chance to cause bleeding

Tw3 runestone devana lesser.png
Devana runestone

3% Chance to cause bleeding

Tw3 runestone devana lesser.png
Greater Devana runestone

5% Chance to cause bleeding

Tw3 runestone devana greater.png

Hearts of Stone expansion

Along with runewords and glyphwords, Hearts of Stone adds two new runestones which are only needed to craft the Dumplings runeword.

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