Runes

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Runes are special items that can only be obtained by Dwarfs.pngDwarfs Lords and cannot be used by other races. There are 11 Runes in total. Runes can be equipped onto specific units in the battle preview panel to provide them with various stat bonuses, attributes, and abilities. This is similar to how Banners and Marks of Chaos work. Runes were introduced in Total War: Warhammer, along with the Dwarfs themselves.

Runes should not be confused with the rune abilities of the Runesmith and Runelord.

List of Runes[edit | edit source]

Name Icon Rarity Effect Description
Strollaz' Rune Wh main anc rune strollaz rune.png Uncommon Attribute: Vanguard Deployment Troops that bear this rune are not restricted by the bounds of their army's deployment zone.
Master Rune of Valaya Wh main anc rune master rune of valaya.png Rare +25% Magical Resistance This ancient rune of protection was first fashioned by the Ancestor Goddess Valaya herself.
Master Rune of Stromni Redbeard Wh main anc rune master rune of stromni redbeard.png Rare Special ability. See rune article Stromni Redbeard made this rune in the days of Bael, Lord of Karak Azul - it was used by Durgin, grandsire of Grimnir, the Ancestor God of Warriors.
Rune of Stoicism Wh main anc rune master rune of stoicism.png Uncommon Special ability. See rune article. Dwarfs are stubborn. The Rune of Stoicism amplifies this, reminding them never to back down no matter who they face.
Rune of Slowness Wh main anc rune master rune of slowness.png Rare Special ability. See rune article. The Rune of Slowness hardens the air around those seeking to engage with honest Dwarfen axes.
Rune of Sanctuary Wh main anc rune master rune of sanctuary.png Uncommon +30% Magical Resistance This rune magnifies the natural anti-magic aura already residing inside each and every Dwarf.
Master Rune of Grungni Wh main anc rune master rune of grungni.png Uncommon Special ability. See article. This rune stirs up the Winds of Magic, using their swirling arcane force to protect its bearer and shield nearby Dwarfs from missile fire.
Master Rune of Groth One-Eye Wh main anc rune master rune of groth one-eye.png Uncommon Special ability. See article. Groth One-Eye first struck this rune in the time of Kurgan Ironbeard, when the Greenskins were driven from the Badlands and the Dwarfs prospered.
Rune of Courage Wh main anc rune master rune of courage.png Common Special ability. See article. Those that have the Rune of Courage will never fear the horrors they face.
Rune of Battle Wh main anc rune master rune of battle.png Rare +6 Melee Attack, +4 Leadership During the Golden Age, a Rune of Battle would be seen on Dwarf Banners from many Holds, for the Clans were always thirsty for war.
Ancestor Rune Wh main anc rune ancestor rune.png Common Special ability. See article. In adversity, Dwarfs look to the runes of the Ancestors - remembering the duty that is now their own to bear - and refuse to break.