Rune Equipment (ルーン Rūn) is a recurring type of equipment in the series. In most games that it appears in, it is usually one of the stronger types of equipment, though some Rune equipment can be found mid-game. Rune equipment is related to magic, often either deals with using MP for automatic critical hits or dealing extra damage to Mage-type enemies. The most common recurring type of Rune equipment are the Rune Blade, Rune Axe, and Rune Staff.
The Rune Blade was originally the only Rune equipment in the game, until the Dawn of Souls remake where the Rune Staff and Rune Axe appear as well. The Rune Axe is capable of casting Curaga when used as an item, while the Rune Staff could cast Healara when used as an item. The Rune Blade simply did extra damage to Mages.
The unique piece of Rune equipment in Final Fantasy II is the Rune Axe deals extra damage against Mages and also casts Fog when used as an item, and is also the strongest axe in the game if you exclude Guy's ultimate weapon, the Gigantaxe.
The Rune Staff is a high level staff that can cast Erase. The Rune Bow is a mid-level bow while the Rune Axe is a mid-level axe that both provides +2 Intelligence and Mind. The Rune Bell is the second strongest Bell in the game. The Rune Bracers are the first armor type of the Rune Equipment, and is a mid-level armor that provides some resistance to status attacks.
The Rune Axe is the 2nd strongest axe in the game, and deals critical damage against mages. The Rune Staff also deals critical damage against mages, and can also inflict Silence when used as an item. Rune Armlet provides resistance to Silence, as well as being a mid-level armor.
The Rune Axe, Rune Staff, and Rune Armlet return from Final Fantasy IV with the same stats.
The Rune Axe inflicts critical damage in exchange for MP, and is one of the Sealed Weapons. The Rune Chime also consumes MP for a critical hit, and is the second strongest Bell in the game. Rune Edge is a mid-level sword that also consumes MP for a critical hit, though it is not found till late in the game.
The Rune Blade and Rune Armlet represent Rune Equipment in this game. Both pieces of Rune equipment have Double Materia growth abilities.
Rune Armlet is an accessory that boost Max MP by 80% and prevents Silence.
Though it cannot be equipped, the Rune Armlet appears in the game as an item that can teach the ability "Spr +20%" to any GF.
The Rune Tooth is a mid-level weapon for Zidane that teaches him the ability "Lucky Seven", and has innate Poison. The Rune Blade is a high-level sword that only Steiner can equip that teaches him the ability Iai Strike, and has innate Darkness. The Rune Claws are Amarant's strongest weapons that teaches him Spare Change, Demi Shock, and Revive, and also have innate Darkness.
Several weapons can get the "Rune" moniker by having the ability "Magic +5%" as the dominant ability. Tidus can also get the weapon Runemaster by having all 4 "Magic +%" abilities on a weapon.
The Rune Bracer is an accessory that double the wearer's max HP.
Final Fantasy XI has a set of high-level Rune Weapons. These weapons each have different effects which activate when the weapon is drawn and consume MP over time. In addition to the special effects the Rune Weapons can mostly be equipped by Black Mages and Summoners regardless of the weapon class.
The Runeblade represents the Rune equipment.
The Runeblade is a high-level sword, and is the only Rune Equipment in the game.
The Rune Hammer is a mid-level weapon with an Attack power of 25. The Rune Shield is a high-rank shield that provides +18 Defense and Spell Range +20. Both the Rune Bell and Rune Staff are Magic-raising artifacts, raising magic by 3 and 1 respectively.
The Rune Saber, Rune Rod, and Rune Spoon all represent Rune Equipment.
Rune Ax, Rune Bell, Rune Spear, and Rune Spear make up the Rune Equipment in this game.
Rune Blade in Final Fantasy V.
Rune Axe in Final Fantasy V.
Rune Chime in Final Fantasy V.
Rune Blade in Final Fantasy VII.
Rune Armlet in Final Fantasy VII.
Runeblade in Final Fantasy XII
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