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For other uses, see Runes (disambiguation).

In Dragon Age: Inquisition, runes can be applied to weapons that possess a rune slot to improve the effectiveness of the weapon. Runes are applied at the "Modify Weapon" table in Haven or Skyhold's Undercroft. Runes cannot be applied to armor. Once applied, a rune cannot be removed, only replaced.

Runes can be found or crafted by the Inquisitor once the schematic has been obtained. Runes can also be purchased from merchants and awarded for completing quests or war table operations.

Runes Edit

Basic Master Superb
Cleansing rune icon Cleansing RuneCleansing Rune
Rune
Inflicts bonus damage against red templars and darkspawn on each weapon strike

+20 Damage vs. Corrupted
Master Cleansing Rune icon Master Cleansing RuneMaster Cleansing Rune
Rune
Inflicts bonus damage against red templars and darkspawn on each weapon strike.

+32 Damage vs. Corrupted
Superb Cleansing Rune icon Superb Cleansing RuneSuperb Cleansing Rune
Rune
Inflicts bonus damage against red templars and darkspawn on each weapon strike.

+50 Damage vs. Corrupted
Corrupting rune Icon Corrupting RuneCorrupting Rune
Rune
Inflicts bonus damage against humanoids, beasts, and animals on each weapon strike.

+20 Damage vs. Living
Master Corrupting Rune icon Master Corrupting RuneMaster Corrupting Rune
Rune
Inflicts bonus damage against humanoids, beasts, and animals on each weapon strike.

+32 Damage vs. Living
Superb Corrupting Rune icon Superb Corrupting RuneSuperb Corrupting Rune
Unique Rune
Inflicts bonus damage against humanoids, beasts, and animals on each weapon strike.

+50 Damage vs. Living
Demon-Slaying Rune icon Demon-Slaying RuneDemon-Slaying Rune
Rune
Inflicts bonus damage against demons and undead on each weapon strike.

+20 Damage vs. Demons
Master Demon-Slaying Rune icon Master Demon-Slaying RuneMaster Demon-Slaying Rune
Rune
Inflicts bonus damage against demons and undead on each weapon strike.

+32 Damage vs. Demons
Superb Demon-Slaying Rune Superb Demon-Slaying RuneSuperb Demon-Slaying Rune
Rune
Inflicts bonus damage against demons and undead on each weapon strike.

+50 Damage vs. Demons
Dragon-Slaying Rune icon Dragon-Slaying RuneDragon-Slaying Rune
Rune
Inflicts bonus damage against dragons on each weapon strike.

+20 Damage vs. Dragons
Master Dragon-Slaying Rune icon Master Dragon-Slaying RuneMaster Dragon-Slaying Rune
Rune
Inflicts bonus damage against dragons on each weapon strike.

+32 AoE Damage vs. Dragons
Superb Dragon-Slaying Rune icon Superb Dragon-Slaying RuneSuperb Dragon-Slaying Rune
Rune
Inflicts bonus damage against dragons on each weapon strike.

+50 Damage vs. Dragons
Fire Rune icon Fire RuneFire Rune
Rune
Adds fire damage to each weapon strike

+10 Fire Damage
Master Fire Rune icon Master Fire RuneMaster Fire Rune
Rune
Adds fire damage to each weapon strike

+16 Fire Damage
Superb Fire Rune icon Superb Fire RuneSuperb Fire Rune
Rune
Adds fire damage to each weapon strike.

+25 Fire Damage
Frost Rune icon Frost RuneFrost Rune
Rune
Adds cold damage to each weapon strike

+10 Cold Damage
Master Frost Rune icon Master Frost RuneMaster Frost Rune
Rune
Adds cold damage to each weapon strike

+16 Cold Damage
Superb Frost Rune icon Superb Frost RuneSuperb Frost Rune
Unique Rune
Adds cold damage to each weapon strike.

+25 Cold Damage
Lightning Rune icon Lightning RuneLightning Rune
Rune
Adds electricity damage to each weapon strike

+10 Electricity Damage
Master Lightning Rune icon Master Lightning RuneMaster Lightning Rune
Rune
Adds electricity damage to each weapon strike

+16 Electricity Damage
Superb Lightning Rune icon Superb Lightning RuneSuperb Lightning Rune
Rune
Adds electricity damage to each weapon strike.

+25 Electricity Damage
Spirit rune icon Spirit RuneSpirit Rune
Rune
Adds spirit damage to each weapon strike.

+10 Spirit Damage
Master Spirit Rune icon Master Spirit RuneMaster Spirit Rune
Rune
Adds spirit damage to each weapon strike.

+16 Spirit Damage
Superb Spirit Rune icon Superb Spirit RuneSuperb Spirit Rune
Rune
Adds spirit damage to each weapon strike.

+25 Spirit Damage

Rune schematics Edit

Elemental rune schematics (fire, frost, lightning and spirit) are found by revealing special glyphs with Veilfire in different locations throughout Ferelden and Orlais, and they are always found in the order of increasing quality. The first glyph revealed will grant the basic rune schematic. The second glyph will grant the Master Rune schematic and the third glyph will grant the Superb Rune schematic. The Superb schematic cannot be found before the other two.

Conversely, non-elemental runes (cleansing, corrupting, demon-slaying and dragon-slaying) can be obtained in any order. The Superb Cleansing Rune schematic, for example, can always be found at the Suledin Keep merchant regardless of whether the Cleansing Rune or the Master Cleansing Rune has been found.

Refer to the weapon schematics article for a full list of rune schematics.

Notes Edit

  • Spirit runes are restricted to staves only, whereas fire, frost and lightning runes are restricted to non-staff weapon types. Other runes can be applied to all weapons.
  • Spirit runes require nine pieces of a specific essence to craft, whereas the other runes only require six.

Codex entries Edit

Codex icon DAI Codex entry: The Lost Art of Veilfire
Codex icon DAI Codex entry: Veilfire

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