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Rune swords are created when a blacksmith brands a series of three runestones onto a silver sword. Steel swords can not be branded, they must be reforged, although the actual process for the upgrades within the confines of the game is very similar.

Branding runes onto a basic silver sword enhances the basic qualities of the sword providing a number of different options which vary with the selection of the runes.

Icon Name Runes Information Buy Sell
Weapons Rune sword earth
Three Earth Rune sword
Runes Earth Runes Earth Runes Earth
Damage +45%
Chance of critical effect: Knockdown +75%
Silver sword with three Earth runes. Used in fighting monsters. Ineffective against humans.
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Two Earth, One Sun Rune sword
Runes Earth Runes Earth Runes Sun
Damage +30%
Chance of critical effect: Blinding +50%
Chance of critical effect: Knockdown +25%
Chance of critical effect: Precise hit +25%
Silver sword with a Sun rune and two Earth runes. Used in fighting monsters. Ineffective against humans.
Note: this is the only sign combination you can pay to burn into witcher silver blade by blacksmith during act III.
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One Earth, Two Sun Rune sword
Runes Earth Runes Sun Runes Sun
Damage +15%
Chance of critical effect: Blinding +25%
Chance of critical effect: Knockdown +50%
Chance of critical effect: Precise hit +50%
Silver sword with an Earth rune and two Sun runes. Used in fighting monsters. Ineffective against humans.
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One Moon, Two Earth Rune sword
Runes Moon Runes Earth Runes Earth
Damage +30%
Chance of critical effect: Knockdown +75%
Increases opponent's sensitivity to silver +15%
Silver sword with a Moon rune of and two Earth runes. Used in fighting monsters. Ineffective against humans.
1400 Items Oren 280 Items Oren
Two Moon, One Earth Rune sword
Runes Moon Runes Moon Runes Earth
Damage +30%
Chance of critical effect: Knockdown +75%
Increases opponent's sensitivity to silver +30%
Silver sword with an Earth rune and two Moon runes. Used in fighting monsters. Ineffective against humans.
1600 Items Oren 320 Items Oren
Weapons Rune sword moon
Three Moon Rune sword
Runes Moon Runes Moon Runes Moon
Damage based on combat style
Increases opponent's sensitivity to silver +45%
Silver sword with three Moon runes. Used in fighting monsters. Ineffective against humans.
1600 Items Oren 320 Items Oren
One Sun, One Moon, One Earth Rune sword
Runes Sun Runes Moon Runes Earth
Damage +15%
Chance of critical effect: Blinding +25%
Chance of critical effect: Knockdown +25%
Chance of critical effect: Incineration +25%
Increases opponent's sensitivity to silver +15%
Silver sword with a Sun rune, Moon rune and Earth rune. Used in fighting monsters. Ineffective against humans.
1400 Items Oren 280 Items Oren
One Sun, Two Moon Rune sword
Runes Sun Runes Moon Runes Moon
Damage based on combat style
Chance of critical effect: Blinding +25%
Chance of critical effect: Incineration +25%
Increases opponent's sensitivity to silver +30%
Silver sword with a Sun rune and two Moon runes. Used in fighting monsters. Ineffective against humans.
1400 Items Oren 280 Items Oren
Two Sun, One Moon Rune sword
Runes Sun Runes Sun Runes Moon
Damage based on combat style
Chance of critical effect: Blinding +50%
Chance of critical effect: Incineration +50%
Increases opponent's sensitivity to silver +15%
Silver sword with a Moon rune and two Sun runes. Used in fighting monsters. Ineffective against humans.
1000 Items Oren 200 Items Oren
Weapons Rune sword sun
Three Sun Rune sword
Runes Sun Runes Sun Runes Sun
Damage based on combat style
Chance of critical effect: Blinding +75%
Chance of critical effect: Incineration +75%
Increases opponent's sensitivity to silver +15%
Silver sword with three Sun runes. Used in fighting monsters. Ineffective against humans.
400 Items Oren 80 Items Oren

Swords by Stats Edit

Runes Damage Knockd. Blinding Pr. Hit S. Sens. Incin.
Runes EarthRunes EarthRunes Earth +45% +75%
Runes EarthRunes EarthRunes Sun +30% +25% +50% +25%
Runes EarthRunes SunRunes Sun +15% +50% +25% +50%
Runes SunRunes SunRunes Sun +75% +15% +75%
Runes SunRunes SunRunes Moon +50% +15% +50%
Runes SunRunes MoonRunes Moon +25% +30% +25%
Runes MoonRunes MoonRunes Moon +45%
Runes MoonRunes MoonRunes Earth +30% +75% +30%
Runes MoonRunes EarthRunes Earth +30% +75% +15%
Runes EarthRunes SunRunes Moon +15% +25% +25% +15% +25%

Notes Edit

  • As of the Enhanced Edition, it is not possible to collect rune swords (even after reforging your first rune sword), a newly forged rune sword replaces the older one. This has been tested with the Murky Waters blacksmith and the Order blacksmith in Chapter V.
  • Only one set of runes can be applied to a silver sword at any given time and the resulting effects do not stack.
  • When a silver sword is branded, the resulting rune sword always uses the default silver sword model, regardless of the original appearance of the weapon. It is thus impossible to forge a rune sword that appears as the Moonblade or Aerondight models.
  • As of the Enhanced Edition, when a silver sword is branded, the resulting rune sword's stats replace the base sword's stats, regardless of the original stats of the weapon. It is thus impossible to forge a rune sword that stacks up Moonblade's or Aerondight's stats and stats given by runes.
  • It is possible to "steal" runes from blacksmith by simply dropping (selling is also possible) them during transaction, and later re-use them to another sword. Works same with meteorite pieces.