Runes in Elden Ring are the main currency of the game, and they are used to Enhance Weapons and Gear, used to Buy items, and even level up your skills. They are practically essential to the game and normally reward the player by killing monsters and selling items. If a player dies, they will drop all of their Runes; however, these can be retrieved unless the player dies again- as doing such will make the old Runes disappear.

How to use Runes in Elden Ring

Runes have a few uses; however, these uses are significant to gameplay and shouldn't be ignored. Bosses tend to drop more Runes than standard enemies, so it might be good to seek out optional bosses for their rewards. Below, we will be listing all the ways you can use Runes in Elden Ring.

  • Level Up - Increasing your character's attributes such as; Health, Stamina, etc.
  • Upgrading/Enhancing Weapons and Gear - You can have up to a 3+ modifier on your items which a Blacksmith can further increase.
  • Buying/Selling Items - You can buy items such as Spirit Ashes and sell unwanted items to Merchants.