Runecrafting is one of the Skills available for players to level up by fusing runes, killing Runic Mobs, or by killing Bosses. It allows the player to fuse Runes onto their weapons and armor. Runecrafting is a cosmetic-only mechanic, and can only be leveled up to level 3 with the Default rank.
Roman Numerals are used to express its levels in-game.
Runecrafting is one of three "cosmetic" skills, which have content locked to players without a Rank. Players with no ranks cannot increase past level 3 in the skill, and higher ranks apply a higher exp multiplier. As a "cosmetic" skill no important content or any stats require it to be leveled, and other than some small benefits it may provide (such as tabbed chests) it's purely decoration. The other cosmetic skills are Carpentry and Social.
Each rune has an associated level. The runes can be fused- however, they cannot be activated until the player has their Runecrafting level equal to or greater than the level of the rune.
Runes are obtained from Runic Mobs. Runic Mobs are normal SkyBlock Mobs, but with 4x higher Health, and deal double damage. They have a purple name tag, and a much lower chance to spawn. When killed, they are guaranteed to drop a Rune.
Certain runes are also obtained from Slayer or as special rewards.
Fusing two runes together will have a chance of upgrading the rune to the next level, up to the maximum level of 3. Upon success or failure, the second rune is consumed. If this process does not succeed, the remaining rune will not gain the level. The chance of success can be seen in the Runic Pedestal while hovering over the apply trigger. Regardless of the outcome, this will also grant Runecrafting experience. More experience is awarded upon success.
Runes can be fused onto Swords, Bows, Chestplates, and Boots, depending on the type of rune. The player must have their Runecrafting level either equal to or greater than the level of the rune, or they won't be able to fuse it. This only applies to fuse runes to items; runes above the player's Runecrafting level can still be combined together. Fusing runes onto items will also grant Runecrafting experience.
List of Runes
|Image||Name||Level||Category||Rarity||Description||Unique Ways To Obtain|
|Blood||1||Weapons||Common||Create a blood effect when you kill mobs!|
|Snow||2||Weapons||Common||Freeze monsters to death!|
|Lava||3||Bows||Common||Shoot magma arrows!|
|Gem||4||Bows||Common||Create a gem effect behind your arrows|
|Zap||5||Boots||Uncommon||Zap across the lands!|
|White Spiral||6||Bows||Uncommon||Show your elegance with white sparkling arrows!|
|Smokey||7||Bows||Common||Creates a burnt trail behind your arrows!||Runic Wither Skeletons in the Blazing Fortress|
|Hot||8||Boots||Uncommon||Your shoes must be burning!|
|Redstone||9||Boots||Rare||Walk like an engineer!||Runic Pigmen at the Pigmen's Den|
|Hearts||10||Weapons||Rare||Shower your enemies in love!|
|Sparkling||11||Boots||Rare||Your shoes are sparkling!|
|Magical||12||Bows||Rare||Your arrows have a magical shine!||Mining Glowing Blocks|
|Fire Spiral||13||Bows||Rare||Inferno arrows!||Runic Mobs in the Blazing Fortress|
|Golden||14||Bows||Epic||Flaunt your wealth with golden arrows!|
|Music||15||Weapons||Epic||Put monsters out of their misery with sweet tunes!||Great Catch from Fishing|
|Clouds||16||Boots||Epic||Feels like you're walking in the clouds!|
|Wake||18||Bows||Legendary||Your arrows are calming waves!||Runic Sea Creatures|
|Lightning||19||Weapons||Legendary||Chance to strike lightning on the enemies you defeat!|
|Rainbow||20||Boots||Legendary||Walkin' on rainbows!|
|Empty Rune||Uncommon||This Rune is glitched, not giving any effect||Could be obtained while patch 0.7 was being rolled out. It would drop in extremely large quantities from mobs, causing the player's game to crash. Now the only way to obtain is through trading with other players.|
|Image||Name||Level||Category||Rarity||How to Obtain||Odds|
|Pestilence||10||Weapons||Rare||Revenant Horror (
Unlocked: Zombie Slayer LVL 2
|Snake||21||Boots||Legendary||Revenant Horror (
Unlocked: Zombie Slayer LVL 6
|Bite||15||Bows||Epic||Tarantula Broodfather (
Unlocked: Spider Slayer LVL 1
|Spirit||12||Weapons||Rare||Sven Packmaster (
Unlocked: Wolf Slayer LVL 2
|Couture||24||Boots||Legendary||Sven Packmaster (
Unlocked: Wolf Slayer LVL 6
|Endersnake||23||Boots||Legendary||Voidgloom Seraph (
Unlocked : Enderman Slayer LVL 2
|Enchant||25||Chestplates||Legendary||Voidgloom Seraph||Pray RNGesus(<1%)|
|Fiery Burst||25||Hoes||Legendary||Inferno Demonlord (
Unlocked : Blaze Slayer LVL 1
|Lavatears||25||Bows||Legendary||Inferno Demonlord (
Unlocked : Blaze Slayer LVL 5
The drop rate of the 3 runes above with "Pray RNGesus" is approximately 0.32%(1/309).
|Image||Name||Level||Category||Rarity||How to Obtain|
|Ice||8||Bows||Rare||Opening Season of Jerry Gifts|
|Tidal||20||Boots||Legendary||Runic Spooky Sea Creatures during the Spooky Festival|
|Jerry||4||Weapons||Common||Opening Jerry Boxes|
Different rune rarities grant differing amounts of experience and have different success rates when fusing.
|Rarity||Experience||Merge Chance||Expected Runes to Acquire T2||Expected Runes to Acquire T3|
F(n), the probability of successfully fusing on the nth attempt is represented as a function of P(n), the probability of merging on a given attempt. This distribution is binomial in nature.
C(n) the cost in runes on the nth attempt is
Therefore, we can represent E(n), the expected number of runes during fusing as E(n) = ∑ F(n) * C(n)
In order to calculate the expected runes to acquire
, we can represent the cost C(n) in terms of the cost of T2, or
Therefore, the cost of T3 rune is
is the level of the rune desired:
|Level||XP Required to Reach||Cumulative XP|
Runecrafting EXP Multipliers
If you have different ranks on Hypixel, you will get more XP.
- Sometimes, Depth Strider stops working on boots with a rune. The only workaround is to throw the boots onto the ground and pick it up.
- This skill was supposed to be released July 16, 2019, but was delayed to August 2, 2019, due to the need for more testing.
- The Headless Horseman Boss can be Runic, giving it 10M. With a base health of 3M, it should have 12M.
- The glitched runes appeared from the original hour of the Runecrafting release date, they are most likely made unusable since every enemy dropped a blood rune.
- The Tidal Rune is the only Rune that is in bold font.
- The Jerry Rune is the only Rune that is only available in the 3rd tier.
- The Enchant Rune is the first and only Rune that can be applied to Chestplates.
|Alpha Hypixel Network|
|Unknown Date||Added Fiery Burst Rune.|
|Added Lavatears Rune.|
|Aug 2, 2019||0.7||Added Runecrafting.|
|Oct 11, 2019||0.7.2||Added Slayer Runes.|
|Dec 18, 2019||0.7.5||Added Ice Rune.|
|Nov 2, 2020||0.9.10||Added Tidal Rune.|
|Jan 11, 2021||Added Jerry Rune.|
|May 31, 2021||0.11.5||Added End Rune.|
|Added Endersnake Rune.|
|Added Enchant Rune.|
|Aug 13, 2021||Runes can now be sold to Merchants.|
|Apr 20, 2022||0.13||Added Fiery Burst Rune.|
|Added Lavatears Rune.|