The Witcher 3 Runestones Recipes, Damage, Locations Guide

By   /   May 21, 2015

Runestones can be added to a socketed Silver Sword or Steel Sword to acquire increased weapon damage or a permanent enchantment. However, one thing to bear in mind before infusing a Runestone into a sword is that once it’s infused; it cannot be removed without completely destroying the weapon.

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The Witcher 3 Runestones Recipes, Damage, Locations

Players have the liberty to either craft the Runestones using diagrams or purchase them from merchants. In case you wish to craft them yourself, you’ll have to find a high-level craftsman – as seen below.

In this guide, I’ve provided a list of Runestone Crafting Recipes and damage that they add to a particular weapon:

Stribog – Stagger
Both Lesser Stribog Runestone and Greater Stribog Runestone convert into Infused Dust upon their disassembly.

Lesser Stribog Runestone – 2% Stagger
Craftsman Level: Master
Recipe: 1x Runestone lesser + 1x Amethyst dust
Locations: Keira Metz; Novigrad; Skellige

Greater Stribog Runestone – 5% Stagger
Craftsman Level: Master
Recipe: 3x Rune stribog lesser
Locations: Skellige

Dazhbog – Burning
Both Lesser Dazhbog Runestone and Greater Dazhbog Runestone convert into Infused Dust upon their disassembly.

Lesser Dazhbog Runestone – 2% Bleed
Craftsman Level: Master
Recipe: 1x Runestone lesser + 1x Amber dust
Locations: Keira Metz

Greater Dazhbog Runestone – 5% Bleed
Craftsman Level: Master
Recipe: 3x Rune dazhbog lesser
Locations: Skellige

Devana – Bleeding
Both Lesser Devana Runestone and Greater Devana Runestone convert into Infused Dust upon their disassembly.

Lesser Devana Runestone – 2% Bleed
Craftsman Level: Master
Recipe: 1x Runestone lesser + 1x Ruby dust
Locations: Keira Metz; Novigrad; Skellige

Greater Devana Runestone – 5% Bleed
Craftsman Level: Master
Recipe: 3x Rune devana lesser
Locations: Skellige

Zoria – Frost
Both Lesser Zoria Runestone and Greater Zoria Runestone convert into Infused Dust upon their disassembly.

Lesser Zoria Runestone – 2% Freeze
Craftsman Level: Master
Recipe: 1x Runestone lesser + 1x Sapphire dust
Locations: Keira Metz; Novigrad; Skellige

Greater Zoria Runestone – 5% Freeze
Craftsman Level: Master
Recipe: 3x Rune zoria lesser
Locations: Skellige

Morana – Poison
Both Lesser Morana Runestone and Greater Morana Runestone convert into Infused Dust upon their disassembly.

Lesser Morana Runestone – 2% Poison
Craftsman Level: Master
Recipe: 1x Runestone lesser + 1x Emerald dust
Locations: Keira Metz; Novigrad; Skellige

Greater Morana Runestone – 5% Poison
Craftsman Level: Master
Recipe: 3x Rune morana lesser
Locations: Skellige

Triglav – Confuse
Both Lesser Triglav Runestone and Greater Triglav Runestone convert into Infused Dust upon their disassembly.

Lesser Triglav Runestone – 2% Confuse
Craftsman Level: Master
Recipe: 1x Runestone lesser + 1x Diamond dust
Locations: Keira Metz; Novigrad; Skellige

Greater Triglav Runestone – 5% Confuse
Craftsman Level: Master
Recipe: 3x Rune triglav lesser
Locations: Skellige

Svarog – Armor Reduction
Both Lesser Svarog Runestone and Greater Svarog Runestone convert into Infused Dust upon their disassembly.

Lesser Svarog Runestone – 10% Armor Reduction
Craftsman Level: Master
Recipe: 1x Runestone lesser + 1x Monstrous saliva
Locations: Keira Metz; Novigrad; Skellige

Greater Svarog Runestone – 30% Armor Reduction
Craftsman Level: Master
Recipe: 3x Rune svarog lesser
Locations: Skellige

Chernobog – Damage Reflection
Both Lesser Chernobog Runestone and Greater Chernobog Runestone convert into Infused Dust upon their disassembly.

Lesser Chernobog Runestone – 2% Damage Reflection
Craftsman Level: Master
Recipe: 1x Runestone lesser + 1x Monstrous essence
Locations: N/A

Greater Chernobog Runestone – 2% Damage Reflection
Craftsman Level: Master
Recipe: 3x Rune elemental lesser
Locations: N/A

Perun – Adrenaline Gain
Both Lesser Perun Runestone and Greater Perun Runestone convert into Infused Dust upon their disassembly.

Lesser Perun Runestone – 2% Adrenaline Gain
Craftsman Level: Master
Recipe: 1x Runestone lesser + 1x Monstrous brain
Locations: Keira Metz; Novigrad; Skellige

Greater Perun Runestone – 5% Adrenaline Gain
Craftsman Level: Master
Recipe: 3x Rune perun lesser
Locations: Skellige

Veles – Spell Power
Both Lesser Veles Runestone and Greater Veles Runestone convert into Infused Dust upon their disassembly.

Lesser Veles Runestone – 2% Spell Power
Craftsman Level: Master
Recipe: 1x Runestone lesser + 1x Monstrous dust
Locations: Keira Metz; Novigrad; Skellige

Greater Veles Runestone – 5% Spell Power
Craftsman Level: Master
Recipe: 3x Rune veles lesser
Locations: Skellige

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