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This is a summary of all Runes available to every class in Villagers & Heroes.

Runes grant various active and passive abilities and are vital to the development of your character.

Video about runes: *(Video) Runes explanation by Ralther/Adricade

Runes by Class[edit | edit source]

Hunter Runes
Priest Runes
Warrior Runes
Wizard Runes
Shaman Runes

Active Runes[edit | edit source]

Active Runes grant active abilities.

Dropped Gear[edit | edit source]

These runes are found on dropped gear, and cannot be gained through crafting.

Class Ability Found on
Hunter Murder.png Murder A murderous shot deals (x) physical damage. If the target is below 30% life, the shot instead deals (y) physical damage. Marksman Bow
Hunter Spell forester woundingShot.png Wounding Shot Fires a shot that deals (x) damage and wounds your target. Wounded target has 50% reduced healing and regeneration; and are dealt an additional (x) physical damage over 15 seconds. Marksman Bow
Hunter CripplingShot.png Crippling Shot Fires a shot that deals (x) damage and causes your target to lose (x) Armor and Magic Resist for 15 seconds. Marksman Bow
Hunter Bandage.png Bandage Dress your wounds, healing (x) damage. Marksman Bow
Hunter NoxiousShot.png Noxious Shot Fires a shot that deals (x) nature damage. Nature Bow
Hunter ViperSting.png Viper Sting A venomous shot poisons your target, dealing (x) nature damage over 5 seconds and an additional (x) nature damage after the effects end. Nature Bow
Hunter Spell forester roc.png Tempest of the Roc A conjured storm causes all nearby allies to gain (x) health, and all nearby enemies take (x) nature damage. Nature Bow
Hunter NaturesBoon.png Nature's Boon Activate to increase your Nature Mastery by (x) for 20 seconds. While active, every Nature feat cast will increase the remaining duration of Nature's Boon by 2 seconds. Nature Knife
Hunter DreadBolts.png Dread Bolts Activate to increase your Marksman Mastery by (x) for 20 seconds. While active, every Marksman feat cast will increase the remaining duration of Nature's Boon by 2 seconds. Marksman Knife
Hunter Distract.png Distract Throws a flashbang that distracts the enemy for 30 seconds, during which time they cannot take actions. Damage will cancel the effect. If distracted for at least 10 seconds, the target will become Marked For Death, reducing armor and magic resist by (x) for 30 seconds. Nature Necklace
Hunter HunterRetreat.png Retreat You disengage from nearby enemies, removing (x) threat from each enemy over 15 seconds. Additionally, for 15 seconds, all of your attacks are 25% less threatening and you gain a 20% chance to parry incoming melee attacks. Marksman Necklace
Priest Priest gloom.png Gloom Summons a deathly grasp that deals (x) points shadow damage over 10 seconds. The higher level weapon, the higher points shadow damage will be done. Shadow Mace
Priest Spell vampiric pact.png Vampiric Pact Embracing the Vampira within, a dark pact is struck. The priest heals for (x) points over 30 seconds, and gains (x) points Will for 45 seconds. The higher level mace, the higher the number (x) will be. Shadow Mace
Priest Spell priest darkfrost.png Darkfrost Shadow magic blasts your target, dealing (x) points shadow damage and slowing movement speed by 45% over 6 seconds. The higher level mace, the higher the number (x) will be. Shadow Mace
Priest Priest divine hammer.png Divine Hammer Calls a divine hammer of the heavens down on your target, dealing (x) points holy damage and stunning for 7 seconds. he higher level mace, the higher the number (x) will be. Holy Mace
Priest Priest smite.png Smite Blasts your target for (x) points holy damage. Deals 25% bonus damage to the undead. The higher level mace, the higher the number (x) will be. Holy Mace
Priest Spell priest bless.png Bless Blesses an ally, healing for (x) points health and increasing by (x) points for 15 seconds. Holy Mace
Priest HolyEfflorescence.png Holy Efflorescence Boosts Holy Mastery for 20 seconds. Scepter
Priest WhispersOfTheSect.png Whispers of the Sect Boosts Shadow Mastery for 20 seconds. Scepter
Priest SanctifiedHands.png Cure Holy Power aids your target and all allies around your target. Each ally is healed for (x) and has the duration of one of their level 79 debuffs reduced by 80%. If the debuff is fully removed, subsequent debuffs will have their duration reduced. Necklace
Priest Spell priest awaken.png Rebuke A judgement berates the enemy for 30 seconds, during which time they cannot take actions. Damage will cancel the effect. If Rebuked for at least 10 seconds the target will become Chided, reducing Armor and Magic resist by (x) points for 30 seconds. Necklace
Warrior Sword griffin.png Griffin Strike An inspired strike deals X (+Y Fury Mastery) points physical damage and an additional X (+Y Fury Mastery) points physical damage over 10 seconds. Fury Sword
Warrior Sword demoralize.png Demoralize Reduce nearby enemies Armor and Magic Resistance by X (+Y Fury Mastery) for 15 seconds. Fury Sword
Warrior RagingBlow.png Raging Blow A violent strike deals X (+Y Fury Mastery) physical Damage. If the target is below 30% Health the strike instead deals 2X (+Y Fury Mastery) physical Damage. Fury Sword
Warrior Rally.png Rally A rallying cry inspires all nearby allies, increasing Armor and Magic Resist by X (+Y Lightning Mastery) points and Maximum Health by 10% for 15 seconds. Lightning Sword
Warrior LightningBolt.jpg Lightning Bolt Launches a lightning bolt that deals X (+Y Lightning Mastery) physical damage and X (+Y Lightning Mastery) threat to your target. Lightning Sword
Warrior ThunderbirdStrike.jpg Thunderbird Strike A quick strike that deals X (+Y Lightning Mastery) physical damage to your target. Lightning Sword
Warrior ExplosiveAnger.png Explosive Anger Boosts your Fury Mastery by X points for 20 seconds. While active, every Fury feat cast will increase the remaining duration of Explosive Anger by 2 seconds. Bracer
Warrior StormInfusion.png Storm Infusion Boosts your Lightning Mastery by X points for 20 seconds. While active, every Lightning feat cast will increase the remaining duration of Storm Infusion by 2 seconds. Bracer
Warrior TurnTheTide.png Turn the Tide This warcry causes all nearby allies to gain X Brutality, and all enemies to be put in a controlled state for 15 seconds (damage wakes them up). Necklace
Warrior Sword surgingHowl.jpg Surging Howl An energizing roar restores 500 Mana, as well as 75 bonus Mana for each enemy surrounding you. Your Intellect is then increased by X for 60 seconds. Necklace
Wizard Spell wizard glacialSpike.png Glacial Spike Launches a piercing ice shard towards your target that deals (x) ice damage. Ice Staff
Wizard Spell wizard froststrike.png Hoarfrost Hurls a sharded ice orb that deals (x) ice damage. Ice Staff
Wizard Wizard spirit shock.png Mana Fire Hurls a mana infused fireball that deals (x) fire damage. Mana Fire then steals mana from the target, restoring 80% of the mana spent on Mana Fire over 30 seconds. Fire Staff
Wizard Spell wizard combust.png Combust Flames engulf your target, dealing (x) fire damage. Fire Staff
Wizard Spell wizard scorch.png Scorching Burn Underground molten lava launches towards your target, reducing Magic Resist by (x) and dealing (x) fire damage over 20 seconds. Fire Staff
Wizard DestructiveForces.png Destructive Forces Boosts Fire Mastery for 20 seconds Spellbook
Wizard CrystallineMentality.png Crystalline Mentality Boosts Ice Mastery for 20 seconds Spellbook
Wizard Spell wizard sleep.png Crystallize Ice magic freezes an enemy solid for 30 seconds, during which time the enemy cannot take actions. Damage will cancel the effect. If frozen for at least 10 seconds the target will suffer a Brain Freeze, reducing Armor and Magic Resist by (x) for 30 seconds. Necklace
Wizard Spell wizard calmingCharm.png Mind Spark Immediately resets the cooldown on all other spells. Then spreads a radiant enchantment that covers the area, removing (x) threat from nearby enemies and inspiring the wizard for 15 seconds. While inspired, all attacks are x% less threatening and Masteries are increased by (x). Necklace


Crafted Gear[edit | edit source]

These abilities are found on crafted gear, and cannot be gained from items looted in the world.

Class Ability Found on
Hunter Hunter sneak.png Nature's Veil Nature cloaks you with invisibility, making you unable to be seen by enemies level (x) and below. If cloaked for at least 5 seconds, then you will be granted Nature's Safeguard on leaving stealth, increasing your Armor and Magic resist by (x) for 10 seconds. Only castable while not in combat. Very close enemies may see through the effect. Nature Bow
Hunter Spell forester poisonArrow.png Poison Shot Fires a shot that poisons your target, dealing (x) nature damage over 6 seconds. Nature Bow
Hunter Woodland arrow.jpg Woodland Arrow Fires a shot that deals (x) nature damage with a 75% chance to instead deal (y) nature damage. If fired while invisible, has a 100% chance for the latter damage amount. Nature Bow
Hunter Hunter slowingShot.png Slowing Shot Fires a shot that deals (x) physical damage and causes your target to move 45% slower for 10 seconds. Marksman Bow
Hunter Hunter splintershot.png Splinter Shot Fires a bundle of arrows that erupt on impact, dealing (x) physical damage to all nearby enemies. Marksman Bow
Hunter Spell forester trueShot.png True Shot Fires a shot that deals (x) physical damage. Marksman Bow
Priest Priest shadowblast.png Shadow Blast An explosion of shadow magic causes all nearby enemies to take (x) of shadow damage. Shadow Mace
Priest Spell priest orbs.png Shadow Orbs Launches 3 orbs of shadow that deal a total of (x) shadow damage. Has a 40% chance to detonate all of your damage over time effects on the target. Shadow Mace
Priest Priest shadowbolt.png Shadow Bolt Launches dark energy that deals (x) shadow damage over 12 seconds. Shadow Mace
Priest Priest heal.png Heal A blast of holy energy heals an ally for (x) and has a 10% chance to additionally apply the Holy Ardor blessing. Holy Mace
Priest Priest massheal.png Mass Heal A wave of holy energy heals all nearby allies for (x) health over 8 seconds. Holy Mace
Priest Priest holybolt.png Holy Bolt Launches a holy missile that deals (x) holy damage. Deals 25% bonus damage to undead. Holy Mace
Warrior Whirlwind.png Whirlwind Quickly spinning with your blade drawn, all nearby enemies are dealt X (+Y Fury Mastery) points physical damage. The higher crafted sword, the higher the number X will be. Fury Sword
Warrior PhoenixStrike.png Phoenix Strike A powerful strike deals X (+Y Fury Mastery) points physical damage, then heals you for the greater of X points health or 75% of the damage dealt. The higher crafted sword, the higher the number X will be. Fury Sword
Warrior Sword slash.png Slash A slashing stroke deals X (+Y Fury Mastery) points physical damage and wounds your target. The wound deals an additional X (+Y Fury Mastery) points physical damage over 12 seconds and reduces healing and regeneration by 50%. The higher crafted sword, the higher the number X will be. Fury Sword
Warrior Pummel.png Pummel An electric strike deals X (+Y Lightning Mastery) points physical damage to your target and generates X (+Y Lightning Mastery) points extra threat. Threat causes enemies to be more likely to attack you rather than friends and allies. The higher crafted sword, the higher the number X will be. Lightning Sword
Warrior Thunderbolt.png Thunderbolt Summons a thunderbolt that deals X (+Y Lightning Mastery) points physical damage and X (+Y Lightning Mastery) points threat to all nearby enemies. Threat causes enemies to be more likely to attack you rather than friends and allies. The higher crafted sword, the higher the number X will be. Lightning Sword
Warrior Charge.png Charge Quickly move towards your target at lightning speed, striking as you arrive dealing X (+Y Lightning Mastery) points physical damage and stunning for 4 seconds. The higher crafted sword, the higher the number X will be. Lightning Sword
Wizard Spell wizard fireball.png Fireball Hurls a fiery ball that deals (x) fire damage. Fire Staff
Wizard Spellwizardfireburst.png Fireburst A fiery blast surrounds you, causing all nearby enemies to take (x) fire damage and be stunned for 7 seconds. Fire Staff
Wizard Spell wizard inferno.png Inferno A molten blast explodes around your target, dealing (x) fire damage to all enemies caught within. Fire Staff
Wizard Spell wizard iceJavelin.png Ice Javelin Hurls a javelin of ice that deals (x) ice damage and slows movement speed by 45% for 6 seconds. Ice Staff
Wizard Spell wizard icestorm.png Ice Storm A frozen storm pelts the area around your target with ice shards, dealing all enemies caught within (x) ice damage and slowing movement by 45% for 8 seconds. Ice Staff
Wizard Spell wizard selfmend.png Ice Floes Waves of ice energy wash over you, healing you for (x) over 6sec. Can be cast while mounted. Ice Staff


Elder Gear[edit | edit source]

These runes are found on Elder Gear.

Class Ability Found on
Hunter Hunter concussion.png Concussion Shot Fires a shot that explodes on impact, causing targets caught within to be dealt (x) physical damage and to be stunned for 7 seconds. Marksman Bow
Hunter Spell forester wolverineFury.png Ferocity of the Wolverine The power of the wolverine washes over you for 20 seconds, increasing Haste, Brutality and Clarity by (x) and Nature Mastery by (x). Nature Bow
Hunter Spell forester serpent.png Venom of the Serpent You emit poisonous vapors, causing all nearby enemies to be poisoned for (x) nature damage over 10 seconds. Only on level 60 and higher Elder Bow
Priest Spell priest corrupt.png Corrupting Plague Launches shadow magic that deals (x) shadow damage over 120 seconds while lowering the targets Magic Resist by (x). Shadow Mace
Priest Spell priest mass heal.png Mass Absorb Shield Shields nearby allies for 15 seconds, absorbing (x) damage. If a shield expires before being consumed then the target will gain (x) Will for 15 seconds. Holy Mace
Priest Priest judgment.png Judgement Exploding in righteous fury, all nearby enemies are judged and sentenced. Stuns all enemies in a large radius while dealing massive holy damage. Only on level 60 and higher Elder Mace
Warrior Sword dragon.png Dragon Strike An ancient powerful attack imbued with the power of the Elders. Fury Sword
Warrior SpiritOfTheStorm.png Titanic Power Arcs of lightning run through your for 20 seconds, during which time your chance to Parry is increased by 25% (+Y Lightning Mastery). Healing Received is increased by X (+Y Lightning Mastery) points and your Lighting Mastery is increased by x points. Lightning Sword
Warrior Sword unbreakable.png Unbreakable Will Disciplined training unleashes intense regeneration, healing your for X Health over 20 seconds. Only on level 60 and higher Elder Swords
Wizard Spell wizard bitterChill.png Bitter Chill Erupts with a chilling explosion dealing (x) ice damage to all nearby enemies. The caster then gains the Pillars of Frost aura for 20 seconds. Pillars of Frost pulses every two seconds, each pulse causing nearby enemies to lose 3% attack speed and all allies to gain 1 Mastery. Stacks up to 10 times. Ice Staff
Wizard Spell wizard meteor.png Flaming Meteor A flaming meteor fall onto your target, dealing (x) fire damage to all enemies caught in the blast, and setting them on fire for an additional (x) fire damage over 12seconds. Fire Staff
Wizard Spell wizard alcarity.png Arcane Alacrity A torrent of arcane power infuses you for 15 seconds, increasing your Haste and Expertise by (X), and reducing your mana costs by 90%. Only on level 55 and higher Elder Staff

Passive Runes[edit | edit source]

Passive Runes grant passive abilities.

Class Ability Found on
Hunter Talent hunter 11.jpg Naturalism Increases Nature Mastery by (x) and Vigor by (x) Nature's Crafted Jerkin
Hunter Talent hunter 3.jpg Focus Increases Marksman Mastery by (x) and Expertise by (x) Marksman's Crafted Tunic
Priest Priest shadowMastery.png Devotion Boosts Holy Mastery and Clarity. Chest Armor
Priest Priest healingMastery.png Corruption Boosts Shadow Mastery and Savagery. Chest Armor
Warrior Sword berserkerstyle.png Hysteria Increases Fury Mastery by X, Haste by Y, and decreases Threat generated by 15%. Chest Armor
Warrior StormPower.png Stormpower Increases Lightning Mastery by X, Armor by Y, and Threat Generation by 40%. Chest Armor
Warrior Fury m.jpg Frenzied Acuity Increases Fury Mastery by X. Head Armor
Warrior Lightning.jpg Electrical Acuity Increases Lightning Mastery by X. Head Armor
Warrior StrengthOfArms m.jpg Strength of Arms Your Masteries are increased by X and both your Cooldown Rate and Haste by 10%. While using Strength of Arms you are unable to properly wield a Shield. Fury Sword
Warrior Sword swashing m.jpg Swashing Your Masteries are increased by X and both your Cooldown Rate and Parry chance by 10%. While using Swashing you are unable to properly wield a Shield. Lightning Sword
Warrior ReinforcedPlating m.jpg Reinforced Plating Your Armor is increased by X and your Block Chance by 20%. Shield
Warrior SorcerousPlating m.jpg Sorcerous Plating Your Magic Resist is increased by X and your Block Chance by 15%. Shield
Wizard Spell wizard iceAffinity.png Permafrost Boosts Ice Mastery and Magic Resist Chest Armor
Wizard Spell wizard fireaffinity.png Pyromania Boosts Fire Mastery and Will. Chest Armor


Augmentation Runes[edit | edit source]

Augmentation Runes improve existing abilities.

Class Ability Desccription Found on
Warrior Sword griffin.png Griffin Strike+ Griffin's Strike initial Damage is increased by X, and the Damage over Time increased by Y. Chest Armor, Necklace
Warrior Sword demoralize.png Demoralize+ Demoralize s Armor and Magic Resist reduction is increased by X points. Necklace
Warrior RagingBlow.png Raging Blow+ Raging blow deals X more Damage, or 2X more if the target is below 30% Health. Chest Armor, Belt
Warrior Whirlwind.png Whirlwind+ Whirlwind deals X more Damage. Head Armor, Gloves
Warrior PhoenixStrike.png Phoenix Strike+ Phoenix Strike deals X more Damage. Gloves, Belt
Warrior Sword slash.png Slash+ Slash's initial Damage is increased by X, and the Damage over Time increased by Y. Head Armor
Warrior Sword dragon.png Dragon Strike+ Dragon Strike deals X more Damage. Rings
Warrior Fury m.jpg Frenzied Acuity+ Frenzied Acuity's Fury bonus is increased by X. Head Armor, Boots, Necklace
Warrior Sword berserkerstyle.png Hysteria+ Hysteria's Fury Mastery bonus is increased by X, and Haste bonus by Y. Head Armor, Chest Armor, Gloves, Belt, Boots
Warrior Rally.png Rally+ The Magic Resist and Armor bonus from Rally are increased by X. Chest Armor, Boots, Rings
Warrior LightningBolt.jpg Lightning Bolt+ Lightning Bolt generates X more Threat. Head Armor, Chest Armor
Warrior ThunderbirdStrike.jpg Thunderbird Strike+ The Damage dealt by Thunderbird Strike is increased by X. Gloves, Belt
Warrior Pummel.png Pummel+ Pummel's damage is increased by X and bonus Threat is increased by Y. Head Armor, Belt, Rings
Warrior Thunderbolt.png Thunderbolt+ Thunderbolt generates X more Threat. Boots, Necklace, Rings
Warrior Charge.png Charge+ The Damage dealt by Charge is increased by X. Gloves, Necklace
Warrior SpiritOfTheStorm.png Titanic Power+ Titanic Power's Lightning Mastery bonus is increased by X. Rings
Warrior Lightning.jpg Electrical Acuity+ Electrical Acuity's Lightning bonus is increased by X. Head Armor, Belt, Boots, Necklace
Warrior StormPower.png Stormpower+ Stormpower's Lightning Mastery bonus is increased by X, and Armor bonus is increased by Y. Head Armor, Chest Armor, Gloves, Belt, Boots
Warrior TurnTheTide.png Turn the Tide+ Turn the Tide grants X more Brutality. Rings
Warrior Sword surgingHowl.jpg Surging Howl+ Surging Howl grants X more Intellect. Rings
Warrior Sword unbreakable.png Unbreakable Will+ Unbreakable Will restores X more Health. Necklace/Rings (level 60+)


Reinforcement Runes[edit | edit source]

Reinforcement Runes improves character stats.

Class Ability Description Found on
Priest Shadow mastery,.jpg Shadow Mastery Increase (x) Shadow Mastery Crafted Shadow equipment (Uncommon and above)
Priest Holy mastery.jpg Holy Mastery Increase (x) Holy Mastery Crafted Holy equipment (Uncommon and above)
Hunter Nature mastery.jpg Nature Mastery Increase (x) Nature Mastery Crafted Nature equipment (Uncommon and above)
Hunter Marksman mastery.png Marksman Mastery Increase (x) Marksman Mastery Crafted Marksman equipment (Uncommon and above)
Warrior FurySpellPower.jpg Fury Mastery Grants X Fury Mastery Crafted Fury Equipment (Uncommon and above)
Warrior LightningSpellPower.jpg Lightning Mastery Grants X Lightning Mastery Crafted Lightning Equipment (Uncommon and above)
Wizard Fire mastery.jpg Fire Mastery Increase (x) Fire Mastery Crafted Fire equipment (Uncommon and above)
Wizard Spell wizard deepFreeze.png Ice Mastery Increase (x) Ice Mastery Crafted Ice equipment (Uncommon and above)
All classes Refresh.jpg Expertise Increase (x) Expertise crafted equipment (uncommon - rare)
All classes Savagery.jpg Savagery Increase (x) Savagery crafted equipment (uncommon - rare)
All classes Brutality.jpg Brutality Increase (x) Brutality crafted equipment (uncommon - rare)
All classes Vigor.jpg Vigor Increase (x) Vigor crafted equipment (uncommon - rare)
All classes Life.png Vitality Increase (x) Vitality crafted equipment (uncommon - rare)
All classes Haste.jpg Haste Increase (x) Haste crafted equipment (uncommon - rare)
All classes Clarity.jpg Intellect Increase (x) Clarity crafted equipment (uncommon - rare)
All classes Lifesteal.jpg Lifesteal Increase (x) Lifesteal crafted equipment (uncommon - rare)
All classes Onslaught.jpg Juggernaut Increase (x) Onslaught crafted equipment (uncommon - rare)
All classes Armor.jpg Armor Increase (x) Armor crafted equipment (uncommon - rare)
All classes MagicResist.jpg Magic Resist Increase (x) Magic Resist crafted equipment (uncommon - rare)