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The three types of Runestone: Potency, Essence, and Aspect

This is a list of the various Runestones that can be found in the game. There are three kinds of Runestones: Potency Runes, Essence Runes, and Aspect Runes. The type of runestone can be readily determined by its shape and color. Potency Runes are blue and square, Essence Runes are yellow/green and hexagonal, and Aspect Runes are red and circular.

Runestones are used to craft Glyphs, which can in turn be used to enchant armor, weapons, or jewelry. Each Glyph must contain one of each type.

You can get runestones from runestone nodes, by extracting them from Glyphs, or by receiving them from your hireling. Potency runes are determined by the area in which the node is found, for example Coldharbour will drop Jaera, Rekude, Pora and Hade runes. Essence runes and Aspect runes are random, and the highest quality Aspect runes may be found even on the starter islands.

A Runestone node

Potency Runes[edit]

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The Potency of the rune determines the level of items the Glyph may be applied to. At each Potency level, there are two types of rune, "Additive" and "Subtractive". A different Glyph will be made depending on whether an Additive or Subtractive Potency rune is used. Tip: the easiest way to tell the difference between an Additive or Subtractive rune (assuming you haven't translated it yet) is that all Additive runes will have the "ra" syllable in the name while the Subtractive ones will not. (Subtractive ones all have the "de" syllable, but this is not fool-proof, as a few Additive ones do as well.)

Changing the type of Potency rune from Additive to Subtractive will change the type of items the resulting Glyph may be applied to. Generally, Subtractive glyphs can only be applied to weapons and jewelry, while Additive glyphs can also be applied to armor.

Potency Runes are now available (v2.4?) from the Enchanter merchants found near most Enchanting Stations. The costs for Additive & Subtractive runes of the same level are the same cost.

Additive Potency[edit]

Name Potency Gear Level Translation Glyph Cost
ON-icon-runestone-Jora.png Jora 1 1 "Develop" Trifling 000000003030 Gold
ON-icon-runestone-Porade.png Porade 1+ 5 "Add" Inferior 000000004242 Gold
ON-icon-runestone-Jera.png Jera 2 10 "Increase" Petty 000000005151 Gold
ON-icon-runestone-Jejora.png Jejora 2+ 15 "Raise" Slight 000000005454 Gold
ON-icon-runestone-Odra.png Odra 3 20 "Gain" Minor 000000006060 Gold
ON-icon-runestone-Pojora.png Pojora 3+ 25 "Supplement" Lesser 000000006666 Gold
ON-icon-runestone-Edora.png Edora 4 30 "Boost" Moderate 000000007272 Gold
ON-icon-runestone-Jaera.png Jaera 4+ 35 "Advance" Average 000000007878 Gold
ON-icon-runestone-Pora.png Pora 5 40 "Augment" Strong 000000008484 Gold
ON-icon-runestone-Denara.png Denara 5+ Champion Points10 "Strengthen" Major 000000008787 Gold
ON-icon-runestone-Rera.png Rera 6 Champion Points30 "Exaggerate" Greater 000000009393 Gold
ON-icon-runestone-Derado.png Derado 7 Champion Points50 "Empower" Grand 000000009696 Gold
ON-icon-runestone-Rekura.png Rekura 8 Champion Points70 "Magnify" Splendid 000000009999 Gold
ON-icon-runestone-Kura.png Kura 9 Champion Points100 "Intensify" Monumental 000000105105 Gold
ON-icon-runestone-Rejera.png Rejera 10 Champion Points150 "Amplify" Superb 000000111111 Gold
ON-icon-runestone-Repora.png Repora 10 Champion Points160 "Reinforce" Truly Superb 000025082508 Gold

Subtractive Potency[edit]

Name Potency Gear Level Translation Glyph Cost
ON-icon-runestone-Jode.png Jode 1 1 "Reduce" Trifling 000000003030 Gold
ON-icon-runestone-Notade.png Notade 1+ 5 "Subtract" Inferior 000000004242 Gold
ON-icon-runestone-Ode.png Ode 2 10 "Shrink" Petty 000000005151 Gold
ON-icon-runestone-Tade.png Tade 2+ 15 "Decrease" Slight 000000005454 Gold
ON-icon-runestone-Jayde.png Jayde 3 20 "Deduct" Minor 000000006060 Gold
ON-icon-runestone-Edode.png Edode 3+ 25 "Lower" Lesser 000000006666 Gold
ON-icon-runestone-Pojode.png Pojode 4 30 "Diminish" Moderate 000000007272 Gold
ON-icon-runestone-Rekude.png Rekude 4+ 35 "Weaken" Average 000000007878 Gold
ON-icon-runestone-Hade.png Hade 5 40 "Lessen" Strong 000000008484 Gold
ON-icon-runestone-Idode.png Idode 5+ Champion Points10 "Impair" Major 000000008787 Gold
ON-icon-runestone-Pode.png Pode 6 Champion Points30 "Remove" Greater 000000009393 Gold
ON-icon-runestone-Kedeko.png Kedeko 7 Champion Points50 "Drain" Grand 000000009696 Gold
ON-icon-runestone-Rede.png Rede 8 Champion Points70 "Deprive" Splendid 000000009999 Gold
ON-icon-runestone-Kude.png Kude 9 Champion Points100 "Negate" Monumental 000000105105 Gold
ON-icon-runestone-Jehade.png Jehade 10 Champion Points150 "Divest" Superb 000000111111 Gold
ON-icon-runestone-Itade.png Itade 10 Champion Points160 "Plunder" Truly Superb 000025082508 Gold

Essence Runes[edit]

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The Essence Rune determines what the Glyph actually does. It may have a different effect depending on whether you use it with an Additive or Subtractive Potency Rune, but the two options will be related. For example, a Dekeipa Rune ("Frost") with an Additive Potency will cause Frost Damage when applied to a weapon, but with Subtractive Potency, it will provide Frost Resistance when applied to jewelry. The amount of damage or resistance is determined by the Aspect Rune as well as the potency of the Potency Rune.

Name Translation Potency Item Type Glyph Effect
ON-icon-runestone-Dekeipa.png Dekeipa "Frost" Additive Weapon ON-icon-glyph-weapon-Glyph of Frost.png Glyph of Frost Deals X Frost Damage
Subtractive Jewelry ON-icon-glyph-jewelry-Glyph of Frost Resist.png Glyph of Frost Resist Adds X Frost Resistance
ON-icon-runestone-Deni.png Deni "Stamina" Additive Armor ON-icon-glyph-armor-Glyph of Stamina.png Glyph of Stamina Adds X Max Stamina
Subtractive Weapon ON-icon-glyph-weapon-Glyph of Absorb Stamina.png Glyph of Absorb Stamina Deals X Magic Damage and recovers Y Stamina
ON-icon-runestone-Denima.png Denima "Stamina Regen" Additive Jewelry ON-icon-glyph-jewelry-Glyph of Stamina Recovery.png Glyph of Stamina Recovery Adds X Stamina Recovery
Subtractive Jewelry ON-icon-glyph-jewelry-Glyph of Reduce Feat Cost.png Glyph of Reduce Feat Cost Reduce Stamina cost of abilities by X
ON-icon-runestone-Deteri.png Deteri "Armor" Additive Weapon ON-icon-glyph-weapon-Glyph of Hardening.png Glyph of Hardening Grants a X point Damage Shield for Y seconds
Subtractive Weapon ON-icon-glyph-weapon-Glyph of Crushing.png Glyph of Crushing Reduce targets Armor by X for Y seconds
ON-icon-runestone-Hakeijo.png Hakeijo "Prism" Additive Armor ON-icon-glyph-armor-Glyph of Prismatic Defense.png Glyph of Prismatic Defense Adds X Max Health/Magicka/Stamina
Subtractive Weapon ON-icon-glyph-weapon-Glyph of Prismatic Onslaught.png Glyph of Prismatic Onslaught Deals X Magic Damage to Undead and Daedra
ON-icon-runestone-Haoko.png Haoko "Disease" Additive Weapon ON-icon-glyph-weapon-Glyph of Foulness.png Glyph of Foulness Deals X Disease Damage
Subtractive Jewelry ON-icon-glyph-jewelry-Glyph of Disease Resist.png Glyph of Disease Resist Adds X Disease Resistance
ON-icon-runestone-Kaderi.png Kaderi "Shield" Additive Jewelry ON-icon-glyph-jewelry-Glyph of Bashing.png Glyph of Bashing Increase bash damage by X
Subtractive Jewelry ON-icon-glyph-jewelry-Glyph of Shielding.png Glyph of Shielding Reduce cost of Bash by X and reduce cost of Blocking by Y
ON-icon-runestone-Kuoko.png Kuoko "Poison" Additive Weapon ON-icon-glyph-weapon-Glyph of Poison.png Glyph of Poison Deals X Poison Damage
Subtractive Jewelry ON-icon-glyph-jewelry-Glyph of Poison Resist.png Glyph of Poison Resist Adds X Poison Resistance
ON-icon-runestone-Makderi.png Makderi "Spell Harm" Additive Jewelry ON-icon-glyph-jewelry-Glyph of Increase Magical Harm.png Glyph of Increase Magical Harm Adds X Spell Damage
Subtractive Jewelry ON-icon-glyph-jewelry-Glyph of Decrease Spell Harm.png Glyph of Decrease Spell Harm Adds X Spell Resistance
ON-icon-runestone-Makko.png Makko "Magicka" Additive Armor ON-icon-glyph-armor-Glyph of Magicka.png Glyph of Magicka Adds X Max Magicka
Subtractive Weapon ON-icon-glyph-weapon-Glyph of Absorb Magicka.png Glyph of Absorb Magicka Deals X Magic Damage and recovers Y Magicka
ON-icon-runestone-Makkoma.png Makkoma "Magicka Regen" Additive Jewelry ON-icon-glyph-jewelry-Glyph of Magicka Recovery.png Glyph of Magicka Recovery Adds X Magicka Recovery
Subtractive Jewelry ON-icon-glyph-jewelry-Glyph of Reduce Spell Cost.png Glyph of Reduce Spell Cost Reduce Magicka cost of Spells by X
ON-icon-runestone-Meip.png Meip "Shock" Additive Weapon ON-icon-glyph-weapon-Glyph of Shock.png Glyph of Shock Deals X Shock Damage
Subtractive Jewelry ON-icon-glyph-jewelry-Glyph of Shock Resist.png Glyph of Shock Resist Adds X Shock Resistance
ON-icon-runestone-Oko.png Oko "Health" Additive Armor ON-icon-glyph-armor-Glyph of Health.png Glyph of Health Adds X Max Health
Subtractive Weapon ON-icon-glyph-weapon-Glyph of Absorb Health.png Glyph of Absorb Health Deals X Magic Damage and recovers Y Health
ON-icon-runestone-Okoma.png Okoma "Health Regen" Additive Jewelry ON-icon-glyph-jewelry-Glyph of Health Recovery.png Glyph of Health Recovery Adds X Health Recovery
Subtractive Weapon ON-icon-glyph-weapon-Glyph of Decrease Health.png Glyph of Decrease Health Deals X unresistable damage
ON-icon-runestone-Okori.png Okori "Power" Additive Weapon ON-icon-glyph-weapon-Glyph of Weapon Damage.png Glyph of Weapon Damage Increase your Weapon and Spell damage by X for Y seconds
Subtractive Weapon ON-icon-glyph-weapon-Glyph of Weakening.png Glyph of Weakening Reduce target Weapon and Spell damage by X for Y seconds
ON-icon-runestone-Oru.png Oru "Alchemist" Additive Jewelry ON-icon-glyph-jewelry-Glyph of Potion Boost.png Glyph of Potion Boost Increase Potion effect by X
Subtractive Jewelry ON-icon-glyph-jewelry-Glyph of Potion Speed.png Glyph of Potion Speed Reduce the cooldown of Potions below this item's level by X seconds
ON-icon-runestone-Rakeipa.png Rakeipa "Fire" Additive Weapon ON-icon-glyph-weapon-Glyph of Flame.png Glyph of Flame Deals X Fire Damage
Subtractive Jewelry ON-icon-glyph-jewelry-Glyph of Flame Resist.png Glyph of Flame Resist Adds X Fire Resistance
ON-icon-runestone-Taderi.png Taderi "Physical Harm" Additive Jewelry ON-icon-glyph-jewelry-Glyph of Increase Physical Harm.png Glyph of Increase Physical Harm Adds X Weapon Damage
Subtractive Jewelry ON-icon-glyph-jewelry-Glyph of Decrease Physical Harm.png Glyph of Decrease Physical Harm Adds X Armor

In addition to creating glyphs, Rakeipa runes are also used to craft many Lighting Furnishing items.

Removed Runes[edit]

These two bugged runes could originally be received from hireling mail before it was fixed in Patch 1.2.3. However, they still exist in game and can be traded. The icons pictured here are those used at release. On live, Jaedi now uses the Okoma icon and Lire uses the Oko icon. The effects have been replaced by the Kaderi and Taderi runes, respectively.

Name Translation Potency Item Type Glyph Effect
ON-icon-runestone-Jaedi.png Jaedi "Gain" Additive Jewelry ON-icon-glyph-jewelry-Glyph of Bashing.png Glyph of Bashing Increase bash damage by X
Subtractive Jewelry ON-icon-glyph-jewelry-Glyph of Shielding.png Glyph of Shielding Reduce cost of bash by X and reduce cost of blocking by X
ON-icon-runestone-Lire.png Lire "Physical Harm" Additive Jewelry ON-icon-glyph-jewelry-Glyph of Increase Physical Harm.png Glyph of Increase Physical Harm Adds X Weapon Damage
Subtractive Jewelry ON-icon-glyph-jewelry-Glyph of Decrease Physical Harm.png Glyph of Decrease Physical Harm Adds X Armor

Aspect Runes[edit]

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The Aspect Rune determines the overall quality of the Glyph. A low-Potency Glyph on a low-level item with a high Aspect Glyph may be more powerful than a higher-Potency Glyph with a low Aspect.

Name Lvl Translation Effect
ON-icon-runestone-Ta.png Ta 1 "Base" Produces Base quality items
ON-icon-runestone-Jejota.png Jejota 1 "Fine" Produces Fine quality items
ON-icon-runestone-Denata.png Denata 2 "Superior" Produces Superior quality items
ON-icon-runestone-Rekuta.png Rekuta 3 "Artifact" Produces Epic quality items
ON-icon-runestone-Kuta.png Kuta 4 "Legendary" Produces Legendary quality items

In addition to creating glyphs, Aspect Runes are also used to craft Furnishings in the Enchanting profession. Specifically (there are no Base quality enchanting praxes):

  • Fine praxes require 9 Jejota
  • Superior praxes require 6 Denata
  • Epic praxes require 3 Rekuta
  • Legendary praxes require 1 Kuta.

Future Runes[edit]

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Files mined from the game data hint at possible future additions of 4 more Potency and 1 more Essence rune. The names are a best guess based on the strokes seen in each rune. It is unknown what effect these runes will have, though it's most likely that the Potency runes are intended for a future increase in the level cap. The Essence rune appears to be an alternate version of Hakeijo, splitting it into 4 strokes, "Ha-ke-i-jo" instead of the 3 for "Ha-kei-jo".

Likely Name
ON-icon-runestone-Jekura.png Jekura
ON-icon-runestone-Pojaera.png Pojaera
ON-icon-runestone-Nokude.png Nokude
ON-icon-runestone-Hajaede.png Hajaede
ON-icon-runestone-Hakeijo (alt).png Hakeijo

Notes[edit]

  • Before Update 10, there were three types of runestone nodes, which yielded only one type of runestone depending on the color of the node's flame. Potency runes dropped from nodes with a blue flame, Essence runes from nodes with a yellow flame, and Aspect runes from nodes with a red flame. Now there is only one type of node, with a red flame, which yields a number of runes and frequently provides runes of all three types. The only place the Potency and Essence runestone nodes can now be seen is during the Enchanter Certification quest.
  • As of Update 16, Enchanter Writs state that they require Ta. Prior to this update, correctly named enchantments could be created that did not complete the quest.