If you’re progressing well in Elden Ring, it’s time to learn about what a Rune Arc is and where to find them!

Although Elden Ring has been out for some time now, many players are still struggling to progress in the notoriously difficult title.

Don’t worry though, we’ve got some tips to make your life easier! For example, did you know that you can get 74,000 Runes for free in Elden Ring – without even using an exploit?

Rune Arc Elden Ring

That’s sure to help you level up quickly! What’s more, with this map of every Golden Seed in Elden Ring, you’ll have more Flasks than ever to keep you alive.

But one item that’ll really help with your survival is a Rune Arc! These shards of the shattered Elden Ring will be key to completing your quest.

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What Does a Rune Arc Do in Elden Ring?

A Rune Arc will activate your Great Runes’ passive ability. For example, if you use one while Godrick’s Great Rune is equipped, all your attributes will increase by +5.

Once you make it through Stormveil Castle, players will face off against one of the main bosses of the game. We’ve got a guide to beating Godrick the Grafted in Elden Ring here!

Godrick, once defeated, will drop your first Great Rune, but to power it up for its passive bonus, you’ll need to use a Rune Arc.

Here’s everything you need to know about where to get and how to equip Great Runes!

Rune Arc Elden Ring

However, should you die, your Great Rune will need activating again. So it’s important to stock up on Rune Arcs!

How to Farm Rune Arcs in Elden Ring

To get Rune Arcs easily in Elden Ring, a good method is using your Tarnished’s Furled Finger outside any boss encounter that you consider easy. However, you can’t be too powerful when compared to the boss, otherwise, you won’t appear for low-level players.

Once you get summoned by another player, simply defeat the boss to not only help out your ally but also earn yourself a Rune Arc.

Earthbore Cave Location Elden Ring
Earthbore Cave Location in Northern Weeping Peninsula

According to the Elden Ring community, it’s also possible to grind for Rune Arcs by killing rats in areas like Earthbore Cave in Northern Weeping Peninsula.

This is a good option for those who are playing Elden Ring offline, but it takes a lot longer than the boss fight method.

Don’t miss out on grabbing the Sword of Night and Flame, one of Elden Ring’s Legendary weapons. With it, you’ll be slaughtering the boss fights in style.

Meanwhile, for magic-builds, you’ll need this Meteorite Staff for the best early-game Sorcery possible!

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