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How do runes work?

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3 years ago#1
like when i come across an armor or whatever and see something like 0/4 in them but the effects are greyed out.

how does one activate them... is it just through wear and tear?

if it is, is there any indication of how much one have to play to activate all effects?
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3 years ago#2
I'd also like to know. Had a sword with a sigil of air since pretty much the beginning and still at 1/2 :-\
3 years ago#3
Those are set runes

You get one bonus effect for every piece with that rune you have equipped.

For example I have some rune that gives 10 power and is part of some rune set. When I equipped one I got a bonus +10 to healing

When I equipped another identical rune I got the 2nd effect...bonus toughness or something
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3 years ago#4
you need 4 pieces of equipment with that rune to get the full bonus
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3 years ago#5
so basically equipment is a non-factor?

haven't seen that type of system before..
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3 years ago#6
What I wanna know is do the rune buffs stack..like if I have 2 (+10 power [1], +1% critical damage [2]), does that mean I have 20 power and 2% crit, or just that the second one unlocks the +1% global critical?
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3 years ago#7
AsucaHayashi posted...
so basically equipment is a non-factor?

haven't seen that type of system before..


yes, gear does have stats on it. The runes are for effects. You wont find armor with crazy effects like " +10 swiftness on a kill". Those are the kind of things on runes, as well as runes have extra stat gains added to the stats already on the armor.
3 years ago#8
jakisthe posted...
What I wanna know is do the rune buffs stack..like if I have 2 (+10 power [1], +1% critical damage [2]), does that mean I have 20 power and 2% crit, or just that the second one unlocks the +1% global critical?


no they dont stack that way. 1 unlocks the first, then the second just unlocks the second bonus.
3 years ago#9
Here is a simple way of understanding it:

I have 3 peices of euipment with the suffixe "of the Flame Legion". They gain this name because of the Flame Legion rune in them. All 3 of the peices has a (1) bonus and a (2) bonus.

If i hover over then, it says Flame Legion (3/2). Why is that ? Because i've got 3 peices of equipment currently equipped that has the Flame Legion rune on them.

Basically, if you want the (2) bonuses, you need to have at least 2 peices of equipment that has the same rune on them.
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3 years ago#10
From: adgato | #008
jakisthe posted...
What I wanna know is do the rune buffs stack..like if I have 2 (+10 power [1], +1% critical damage [2]), does that mean I have 20 power and 2% crit, or just that the second one unlocks the +1% global critical?


no they dont stack that way. 1 unlocks the first, then the second just unlocks the second bonus.


What's the point of multiple runes of divinity though?
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