Runes in Diablo Immortal are used to craft Legendary Gems. There are currently 24 Runes in the game that can be obtained through running Elder Rifts or purchased from the Fading Ember Merchant in town. Runes fall into 4 different categories which we will discuss in more detail below. Some are used to craft 1 Star Legendary Gems while others are for 2 Star Legendary Gems. 5 Star Legendary Gems can only be crafted using the random recipes at the Jeweler. Getting enough Runes and to craft a 2 Star Legendary Gem is expensive and takes quite awhile. Make sure you're using these resources wisely to rank up a powerful Legendary Gem.
How to Obtain Runes
Fading Ember are resources that drop when completing an Elder Rift. Every week you can obtain up to 320 Fading Ember. Every Elder Rift grants 8 by default and 1 additional for every crest used by your party, up to maximum of 20 per Elder rift. Trade in your Fading Ember at the Fading Ember Merchant next to the Elder Rift portal in Westmarch. Here you can obtain additional Runes to directly craft the Legendary Gems you desire, you can also trade in for FA which allow you to randomly roll for Legendary Gems at the Jeweler.
Magic Runes have a 80% chance to drop and are used to Craft 1 Star Legendary Gems. You can use 2 of the following Magic Runes along with 7 ATI to craft 1 star Legendary Gems. These are the least powerful Legendary Gems in the game and thus require the least to craft. For more information on Legendary Gems and what each one requires to craft check out the Legendary Gems post here.
Rare Runes have a 20% chance to drop and are used to craft 2 Star Legendary Gems. You can use 2 of the following Rare Runes along with 28 ATI to craft 2 star Legendary Gems. 2 Star Legendary Gems are used for quite awhile and can pack a decent punch, so finding Runes and using them to rank up the best ones is highly recommended.
- Runes craft 1 and 2 Star Legendary Gems, and have a chance to grant a 5 star Legendary Gem when using the random FA Recipe at the Jeweler.
- They are found in Elder Rifts or bought from the Fading Ember Merchant.
- Magic Runes are much more common than Rare Runes, with the rarest ones crafting the best 2 Star Legendary Gems.
- Use your Fading Ember wisely to upgrade the best Legendary Gems for your class! Check out our Class Guides to see which ones we recommend.
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Reviewed by Raxxanterax, Rob
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