DOOM Runes Trials Locations Guide – Rune Upgrades, Trial Tips

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DOOM Runes Trials basically involve killing a certain number of enemies with a certain weapon or collecting a set number of items – within allotted time limit.

Once a Rune Trial has been completed, players earn a Rune that can be equipped in the Dossier and provide various bonuses that can be used during the campaign. Moreover, each Rune can also be upgraded by completing a Challenge.

You start the game with one Rune Slot, but as you continue to complete Rune Trials, you unlock more slots. 2 Slots are unlocked after completing 4 Rune Trials and the 3rd one is unlocked after completing 7 Rune Trials.

Starting with Chapter #4 – Argent Facility, two Rune Trial Stones appear on every map until Chapter #9 – Lazarus Labs. You can interact with these Rune Trial Stones in order to start a Rune Trial.

For more help on DOOM, read out our Data Logs Locations, Elite Guards Locations, and Classic Maps Levers Locations.

DOOM Runes Guide

This guide details everything you need to know about Rune Trial Stones locations, Rune Upgrades, and Rune Trials:

Rune Trial: Vacuum

Location: Argent Facility

Rune Trial Stone Location
After jumping down from the tower, you need to continue to follow the trail right in order to find the trial stone.

How to Complete
For this challenge, you need to kill 15 Imps with a Shotgun in 10 seconds. Each kill will add +2 seconds and each Glory Kill will add +4 seconds.

Use
Increases the range that you can absorb dropped items.

Rune Upgrade – How to Get
You need to absorb 300 dropped items which will further increase your range for absorbing dropped items.

Rune Trial: Dazed and Confused

Location: Argent Facility

Rune Trial Stone Location
Once you have destroyed the second Argent Filter, head inside the garage on the right side. From there, jump onto the platform at bay 2 and interact with the stone.

How to Complete
For this challenge, you need to shoot 30 barrels with a pistol in 6 seconds. Each destroyed barrel will add +2 seconds to your timer.

Use
Increases how long demons remain in a staggered state.

Rune Upgrade – How to Get
You need to perform 25 Death from Above Glory Kills which will allow you to have demon stagger for even longer.

Rune Trial: Ammo Boost

Location: Argent Energy Tower

Rune Trial Stone Location
You need to head over to loading dock entrance, jump up to the next level, drop into the room on the left side in order to find the stone.

How to Complete
You need to use Super Shotgun in order to kill 30 Unwilling in 6 seconds. Each kill will add +2 seconds and each Glory Kill will add +4 seconds.

Use
Increases the value of ammo received from demons and items.

Rune Upgrade – How to Get
You need to pick up 500 Ammo Items in order to upgrade which will allow the BFG ammo to be dropped from demons.

Rune Trial: Equipment Power

Location: Argent Energy Tower

Rune Trial Stone Location
Once you are done with demons in the narrow corridor, you need to head over to the far side and then head left. Head through the window above the 6-1 sign and head left to find the stone.

How to Complete
You need to eliminate 10 Unwilling using the Shotgun with explosive barrel damage in 12 seconds. Each kill with explosive barrel damage will add +3 seconds.

Use
Increases effectiveness of Equipment items.

Rune Upgrade – How to Get
You need to use 30 Equipment Items which will increase the effectiveness of Equipment items.

Rune Trial: Seek and Destroy

Location: Kadinger Sanctum

Rune Trial Stone Location
You need to look for the tall staircase leading out of the area. You need to head left from the staircase to find the stone.

How to Complete
For this challenge, you need to use the Heavy Assault Rifle to perform Death from Above on 3 Hell Knights in 30 seconds. Each kill will add 20 seconds.

Use
Launch into a Glory Kill from much further away.

Rune Upgrade – How to Get
You need to glory Kill 75 demons which will increases the distance that Seek and Destroy can be initiated.

Rune Trial: Savagery

Location: Kadinger Sanctum

Rune Trial Stone Location
After grabbing the Yellow Skull, you need to find the stone archway and jump onto the roof. From there, jump on the platform and continue along the corridor to find the stone.

How to Complete
For this challenge, you need to kill Imps using the Super Shotgun and get movement for 4 seconds. You basically need to reach Altar in 5 seconds.

Use
Perform Glory Kills faster.

Rune Upgrade – How to Get
You need to perform 25 unique Glory Kills with Savagery which will increase the speed of Glory Kills.

Rune Trial: In-Flight Mobility

Location: Argent Facility Destroyed

Rune Trial Stone Location
You need to climb crates to reach Security Station and head left in order to find the stone.

How to Complete
For this challenge, you need to find all 15 Hell Relics and reach the Altar within 16 seconds. You will gain +1 second after collecting a Hell Relic.

Use
You will get an increase in control over in-air movement after a double jump.

Rune Upgrade – How to Get
You need to kill 30 demons while in mid-air which will allow you to air control to a single jump.

Rune Trial: Armored Offensive

Location: Argent Facility Destroyed

Rune Trial Stone Location
You need to head left after exiting the facility and drop right in order to reach a walkway. Once there, you simply need to follow the path and you will automatically reach the stone.

How to Complete
For this challenge, you need to use the Combat Shotgun to kill 8 targets in 1 minute and 10 seconds. However, do note that in this challenge the health levels will be critical and you will have to rely on armor in order to survive. As for bonuses, there are none for this challenge.

Use
Glory Killing demons drop armor.

Rune Upgrade – How to Get
You need to earn 3000 points of Armor which will allow even more armor to drop per Glory Kill.

Rune Trial: Blood Fueled

Location: Advanced Research Complex

Rune Trial Stone Location
After disabling the security field, you need to proceed through the airlock right in front of you and find the stone in plain sight.

How to Complete
For this challenge, you need to kill all 15 targets using the Heavy Assault Rifle within one minute. However, do note that you will only be allowed to move for 3 seconds after each kill. As for bonuses, there are none for this challenge.

Use
Move faster for a short time after performing a Glory Kill.

Rune Upgrade – How to Get
You need to kill 50 demons during the speed boost which will allow you to extend increased movement duration after a Glory Kill.

Rune Trial: Intimacy Is Best

Location: Advanced Research Complex

Rune Trial Stone Location
Once you have opened up the Lazarus Elevator, you need to head inside Testing Chamber 1 on the right side. Once there, head left and through the narrow corridor towards the stone.

How to Complete
For this challenge, you need to use a Pistol to weaken and then perform a Glory Kill on 8 Imps within 20 seconds. Each Glory Kill will add +3 seconds to your total timer.

Use
Demons become more Glory Kill friendly due to a high damage resistance when staggered.

Rune Upgrade – How to Get
You need to stagger 100 demons which will allow you to stagger demons from less damage.

Rune Trial: Rich Get Richer

Location: Lazarus Labs

Rune Trial Stone Location
At the very top of the stairs, you need to drop down into the hatch and then head into the maintenance access. After proceeding a little, double jump through the hole in the ceiling to reach the stone.

How to Complete
For this challenge, you need to kill a total of 14 targets in the area using only Rocket Launcher and pickups in the area. You will have one minute and thirty seconds to complete the challenge and there are no bonuses during this challenge.

Use
Firing your standard weapons will not cost ammo when you have 100 Armor or more.

Rune Upgrade – How to Get
You need to fill your Armor value to max 12 times which will allow you to activate Rich Get Richer at 75 Armor.

Rune Trial: Saving Throw

Location: Lazarus Labs

Rune Trial Stone Location
After interacting with Energy Refractor, exit through the nearby doors, head inside the room and then into the vent shaft. From there, drop down into the lower area and inside the adjacent room. Once there, you need to drop down the shaft and find the stone in there.

How to Complete
For this challenge, you need to kill a total of 9 targets within 35 seconds while only using Gauss Cannon and resources found in the trial area. Do note that you will add +2 seconds to your total timer per kill and will have critical health levels.

Use
This will allow you to get one chance to survive a death blow and recover health and resets on death.

Rune Upgrade – How to Get
You need to kill a total of 10 demons with Saving Throw active which will allow you to get an additional Saving Throw per life.

This is all we have on our DOOM Rune Trials guide. If you found anything missing or confusing? Let us know in the comments section below!

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