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Rune/Orb Guide by Blazefeeler

Version: Thunder | Updated: 10/16/2008

Suikoden V Rune Guide
*********************

By Blazefeeler

Contents~
=======
1. Introduction

-A) History
-B) Copyrights

2. Rune Guide

-A) Magic Rune Orbs
-B) Effect/Status Rune Orbs
-C) Advanced Rune Orbs
-D) Technique Rune Orbs
-E) Character Specific Runes

3. Credits

1. Introduction
=============
I began writing this guide a few days after
recieving the game, and shortly after I
realized that there was a vast difference in
some of the runes, including name changes, effect,
and animations, in regards to previous games.
Therefore I will try to give you the most
comprehensive guide to the runes as I can
provide from my own playing experience
and what information I could gather from time 
spent playing the game. If you should
happen to find some errors or faults in the information
please contact me via email and I will give credit 
where due.  


-A) History
=========
3-27-2006 Started work on the Rune Faqs.
4-01-2006 Magic Orbs Entry
4-06-2006 Status Orbs/Effects Entry
4-24-2006 Faq nearly finished
4-25-2006 Faq finished and pending submission
1-24-2007 Copyrights Update
5-05-2007 A little polish

-B) Copyrights
===========
This guide may not be posted in any other website other then
Gamefaqs.com, or informational source without my approval.
I will more then likely grant permission if you simply ask, and
give credit where it is due. If you notice an error, or have found
something not listed in this guide, please email me and I will
correct the faqs and give credit where due.This guide may not be 
sold or bartered on Ebay or any other website for sake of profit. 
If I see my work on said site, I will report it immediately and 
legal action will more than likely be taken against the user who 
violated this copyright of original content. 

2. Rune Guide
===========

-A) Magic Orbs
**************

2.1 Fire Rune
-------------
Level 1-Flaming Arrows (100+ Damage to one Enemy)
Level 2-Dancing Flames (200+ Damage to cluster of Foes)
Level 3-Blazing Wall (300+ Damage to Row of Foes)
Level 4-Explosion (700+ Damage to all Foes)

Purchased-6000 Potch
Found-Sol Falena
Equipped on-Lun
Monster Drop-Salamander, Wyvern, Prison Guard (Agate)
Sold-3000 Potch
Rune Piece-No.

2.2 Lightning Rune
------------------
Level 1-Thunder Runner (100+ Damage to Column of Foes)
Level 2-Beserk Blow (300+ Damage to one Enemy)
Level 3-Soaring Bolt (900+ Damage divided among Foes)
Level 4-Furious Blow (1000+ Damage to column of Foes)

Purchased-6000 Potch
Found-Sol Falena
Equipped on-Jeane, Lorelai
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-3000 Potch
Rune Piece-No.

2.3 Water Rune
--------------
Level 1-Kindness Drops (Fully restores Hp+Status of one ally)
Level 2-Breath of Ice (100+ Water Damage to all foes)
Level 3-Kindness Rain (Restores 300 Hp to all allies)
Level 4-Silent Lake (Blocks all Ally+Foe magic spells for 5 turns)

Purchased-7000 Potch
Found-Sol Falena, Lunas
Equipped on-Kyle, Logg
Monster Drop-Dagon(Yahr/Nelis Event), Elite Soldier
Sold-3500 Potch
Rune Piece-No.

2.4 Earth Rune
--------------
Level 1-Clay Guardian (Raises all allies PDF-MDF for 3 turns)
Level 2-Vengeful Child (Protects one ally from one magic spell)
Level 3-Guardian Earth (Removes all status changes from all allies)
Level 4-Earthquake (800+ Damage to all Land-based Foes)

Purchased-4000 Potch
Found-Sol Falena, Lelcar
Equipped on-N/A
Monster Drop-Elite Soldier
Sold-2000 Potch
Rune Piece-No.

2.5 Wind Rune
-------------
Level 1-Wind of Sleep (Causes all Foes to sleep 20%)
Level 2-Healing Wind (Fully restores HP+Status to one ally)
Level 3-The Shredding (200+ Damage to all Foes)
Level 4-Funeral Wind (300+ Damage or instant Death to foes 50%)

Purchased-5000 Potch
Found-Sol Falena, Lelcar
Equipped on-Sialeeds
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-2500 Potch
Rune Piece-No.

2.6 Rage Sword Rune
-------------------
Level 1-Sword of Rage (Weapon Element becomes Fire 1.1x Damage)
Level 2-Fire Guard (Greater resistance/protection to Fire in Battle)
Level 3-True Rage (Weapon Element becomes Fire 1.2x Damage
Level 4-N/A

Purchased-6000 Potch
Found-Dwarf Camp
Equipped on-Roog
Monster Drop-Elite Soldiers(Queens Camp, Doraat)
Sold-3000 Potch
Rune Piece-No.

2.7 Thunder Sword Rune
----------------------
Level 1-Sword of Thunder (Weapon Element becomes Lightning 1.1x Damage)
Level 2-Lightning Guard (Greater resistance/protection to Lightning 
during battle)
Level 3-True Thunder (Weapon Element becomes Lightning 1.2x Damage)
Level 4-N/A

Purchased-6000 Potch
Found-Dwarf Camp
Equipped on-Isabel
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-3000 Potch
Rune Piece-No.

2.8 Flowing Sword Rune
----------------------
Level 1-Sword of Flowing (Weapon Element becomes Water 1.1x Damage)
Level 2-Water Guard (Resistance/protection from water damage in battle)
Level 3-True Flowing (Weapon Element becomes Water 1.2x Damage)
Level 4-N/A

Purchased-6000 Potch
Found-Dwarf Camp
Equipped on-Rahal
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-3000 Potch
Rune Piece-No.

2.9 Mother Earth Sword Rune
---------------------------
Level 1-Sword of Earth (Weapon Element becomes Earth 1.1x Damage)
Level 2-Earth Guard (Resistance/protection from Earth during battle)
Level 3-True Mother (Weapon Element becomes Earth 1.2x Damage)
Level 4-N/A

Purchased-6000 Potch
Found-Dwarf Camp
Equipped on-N/A
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-3000 Potch
Rune Piece-No.

2.10 Cyclone Sword Rune
-----------------------
Level 1-Sword of Cyclone (Weapon Element becomes Wind 1.1x Damage)
Level 2-Wind Guard (Resistance/protection from Wind during battles)
Level 3-True Cyclone (Weapon Element becomes Wind 1.2x Damage)
Level 4-N/A

Purchased-6000 Potch
Found-Dwarf Camp
Equipped on-N/A
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-3000 Potch
Rune Piece-No.

2.11 Pale Gate Rune
-------------------
Level 1-Open Gate
(100+ (Thrust) Damage/instant death 30% to cluster of Foes)
Level 2-Royal Passage (350+ Lightning Damage to one Foe)
Level 3-Pale Palace (600+ Water Damage to all Foes)
Level 4-Empty World (900+ Dark Damage to all Foes-10% Damage to Allies)

Purchased-N/A
Found-N/A
Equipped on-Eresh, Levi
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-15000 Potch
Rune Piece-Yes

2.12 Resurrection Rune (Holy Element)
-------------------------------------
Level 1-Scolding (50+Holy Damage to one Foe)
Level 2-Yell (Raises one ally from Unconciousness)
Level 3-Charm Arrow (300+ Holy Damage to all Foes)
Level 4-Scream (Restores 300HP to all Allies)

Purchased-N/A
Found-N/A
Equipped on-Eresh
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-12000 Potch
Rune Piece-Yes

2.13 Rune of Condemnation (Dark Element)
----------------------------------------
Level 1-Black Shiver (100 +Damage to one Foe, 10+ to user)
Level 2-Endless Ordeal (300 +Damage to one Foe, 50+ to user)
Level 3-Inevitable Blade (300 +Damage to all Foes, 100+ to user)
Level 4-Dark Summoning (Causes death to one Foe 80%, user 10%)

Purchased-N/A
Found-Alhazred Recruitment
Equipped on-N/A
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-10 Potch
Rune Piece-No

2.14 Blinking Rune
------------------
Level 1-Ready! (Teleports one Foe, or Ally if it Fails)
Level 2-Set! (200+ Damage to all Foes)
Level 3-Go! (Teleports all Foes, or Allies if it Fails)
Level 4-N/A

Purchased-N/A
Found-Viki Recruitment
Equipped on-Viki
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-N/A
Rune Piece-No.

2.15 Shield Rune
----------------
Level 1-Battle Oath (Provokes Fury on all Allies 40%)-Earth Based
Level 2-Great Blessing (Restores 200 +HP to all Allies)-Water Based
Level 3-BattleField ( Raises the power of all Allies Magic for 3 
turns)-Earth Based
Level 4-N/A

Purchased-35000 Potch
Found-N/A
Equipped on-Miakis
Monster Drop-Prison Guard(Agate)
Sold-17500 Potch
Rune Piece-No.

-B) Effect/Status Rune Orbs
***************************

2.16 Strike-Back Orb
--------------------
Effect-User can Counter all Physical attacks, but Evasion drops by 50%.
Purchased-75000 Potch
Found-Lelcar Shops
Equipped on-N/A
Monster Drop-Skull Army (Ruins-Eresh), Pirate Captain
Sold-37500 Potch
Rune Piece-No.

2.17 Double-Edged Orb
---------------------
Effect-Damage both dealt and recieved is double.
Purchased-150000 Potch
Found-Lelcar Shops
Equipped on-N/A
Monster Drop-Bone Soldier(Ruins)
Sold-75000 Potch
Rune Piece-No.

2.18 Multi-Strike Orb
---------------------
Effect-Can deal consecutive attacks more often, but damage recieved 
is double.
Purchased-300000 Potch.
Found-Sauronix Castle Shop
Equipped on-N/A
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-150000 Potch
Rune Piece-No.

2.19 Killer Orb
---------------
Effect-Critical Hit odds increase by 50%, 10% Chance of Instant Kill.
Purchased-300000 Potch
Found-Port Spinacks Shops
Equipped on-Georg Prime
Monster Drop-Dilber(Boss Fight-Stormfist), Killer Bunny(Big Hole)
Sold-150000 Potch
Rune Piece-No.

2.20 Gale Orb
-------------
Effect-User always goes first in combat.
Purchased-300000 Potch
Found-Port Spinacks Shop
Equipped on-N/A
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-150000 Potch
Rune Piece-No.

2.21 Counter Orb
----------------
Effect- 1.5% chance of Thrust Back after Weapon Defense or Parry.
Purchased-5000 Potch
Found-
Equipped on-
Monster Drop-Blade Bunny, Dark Bunny, Killer Bunny
Sold-2500 Potch
Rune Piece-No.

2.22 Power Orb
--------------
Effect-Attack Power increased by 50%, Physical Defense Halved.
Purchased-32000 Potch
Found-N/A
Equipped on-N/A
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-16000 Potch
Rune Piece-Yes.

2.23 Magical Orb
----------------
Effect-Magic increases by 50%, Magic Defense Halved.
Purchased-22000 Potch
Found-N/A
Equipped on-N/A
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-11000 Potch
Rune Piece-Yes.

2.24 Fire Sealing Orb
---------------------
Effect-Blocks Fire Magic, lowers users Water resistance by one grade.
Purchased-N/A
Found-N/A
Equipped on-N/A
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-4000 Potch
Rune Piece-Yes.

2.25 Water Sealing Orb
----------------------
Effect-Blocks Water Magic, lowers users Fire resistance by one grade.
Purchased-N/A
Found-N/A
Equipped on-N/A
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-4000 Potch
Rune Piece-Yes.

2.26 Wall Orb
-------------
Effect-User's Defense is doubled, but the user can only Defend in 
Combat.
Purchased-3500 Potch
Found-Lordlake Treasure
Equipped on-N/A
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-1750 Potch
Rune Piece-No.

2.27 Waking Orb
---------------
Effect-User begins battle asleep, gains Fury condition upon being 
woken.
Purchased-35000 Potch
Found-Lelcar Shops
Equipped on-N/A
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-17500 Potch
Rune Piece-No.

2.28 Turtle Orb
---------------
Effect-Blocks all negative Status Conditions/Effects.
Purchased-6000 Potch
Found-Baska Mine Treasure
Equipped on-N/A
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-3000 Potch
Rune Piece-No.

2.29 Firefly Orb
----------------
Effect-User has Bull's Eye Status(Targeted by Foes more often)
Purchased-25000 Potch
Found- Sol Falena (Late Game) 
Equipped on-N/A
Monster Drop-Euram Barrow(Sable events)
Sold-12500 Potch
Rune Piece-No.

2.30 Skunk Orb
--------------
Effect-User has Stench Status(Targeted by Foes less often)
Purchased-25000 Potch
Found-Yashuna Village Shop, Estrise
Equipped on-N/A
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-12500 Potch
Rune Piece-No.

2.31 Alert Orb
--------------
Effect-User enters Alert Mode upon their 3rd turn in battle.
Purchased-50000 Potch
Found-Estrise Shops
Equipped on-N/A
Monster Drop-Imperial Guard(Dilber's Henchmen-Crossbow User)
Sold-25000 Potch
Rune Piece-No.

2.32 Sunbeam Orb
----------------
Effect-User recovers 1hp every 3 steps outside of battle, 15hp each 
turn-in battle.
Purchased-25000 Potch
Found-N/A
Equipped on-N/A
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-12500 Potch
Rune Piece-Yes.

2.33 Drain Orb
--------------
Effect-User recovers 10% of Damage Dealt as HP.
Purchased-N/A
Found-N/A
Equipped on-Lorelai
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-10000 Potch
Rune Piece-Yes.

2.34 Equilibrium Orb
--------------------
Effect-Blocks the Unbalance Status for user.
Purchased-N/A
Found-N/A
Equipped on-N/A
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-20000 Potch
Rune Piece-Yes.

2.35 Magic Absorb Rune
----------------------
Effect-Recover 1MP from lowest-highest for every successful physical 
attack.
Purchased-N/A
Found-N/A
Equipped on-N/A
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-4500 Potch
Rune Piece-Yes.

2.36 Boundary Orb
-----------------
Effect-Magical damage reduced by 80%, but Physical Defense goes to 0.
Purchased-15000 Potch
Found-N/A
Equipped on-N/A
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-7500 Potch
Rune Piece-Yes.

2.37 Violence Orb
-----------------
Effect-User enters Violence state after being hit twice, users next hit 
will 
do 3x Damage.
Purchased-18000 Potch
Found-N/A
Equipped on-N/A
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-9000 Potch
Rune Piece-Yes.

2.38 Fury Orb
-------------
Effect-User enters Fury state during combat (50% more damage but 
accuracy 
reduced)
Purchased-300000 Potch
Found-Nirva Islands Shop
Equipped on-Nakula
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-150000 Potch
Rune Piece-No.

2.39 Boost Orb
--------------
Effect-User's Stats boost for 3 turns, then HP is reduced to 1.
Purchased-N/A
Found-N/A
Equipped on-N/A
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-5000 Potch
Rune Piece-Yes.

2.40 Crazed Orb
---------------
Effect-User enters Beserk status during battle, 2x Damage but 
uncontrollable.
Purchased-5000
Found-N/A
Equipped on-N/A
Monster Drop-Assassin (Beaver Lodge, Dwarf Camp, Gordius Event), Raging 
Assassin
Sold-2500 Potch
Rune Piece-No.

2.41 Knight Orb
---------------
Effect-User will automatically defend allies with 1/5 or less max HP.
Purchased-6000 Potch
Found-N/A
Equipped on-Galleon
Monster Drop-Elite Soldier(Doraat), Godwin Soldiers(Lelcar-Sol Falena)
Sold-3000 Potch
Rune Piece-No

2.42 Phero Orb
--------------
Effect-Opposite sex character will defend the user, 50% chance.
Purchased-50000 Potch
Found-N/A
Equipped on-N/A
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-25000 Potch
Rune Piece-No.

2.43 Fortune Orb
----------------
Effect-All party members recieve double Experience.
Purchased-N/A
Found-N/A
Equipped on-N/A
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-10000 Potch
Rune Piece-Yes.

2.44 Prosperity Orb
-------------------
Effect-Gain double the potch after battle.
Purchased-N/A
Found-N/A
Equipped on-N/A
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-85000 Potch
Rune Piece-Yes.

2.45 Champion's Orb
-------------------
Effect-Enemies who are lower level then user, will not attack.
Purchased-N/A
Found-Big Hole Ruins (Jeane Recruitment)
Equipped on-N/A
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-8000 Potch
Rune Piece-No.

2.46 Great Firefly Orb
----------------------
Effect-User will encounter foes twice as often, encounter rate 2x.
Purchased-N/A
Found-N/A
Equipped on-N/A
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-6000 Potch
Rune Piece-Yes.

2.47 Steel Orb
--------------
Effect-Physical Damage reduced by 80%, Magical Defense reduced to 0.
Purchased-N/A
Found-N/A
Equipped on-N/A
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-15000 Potch
Rune Piece-Yes.

2.48 Silence Orb
----------------
Effect-Silence effect added to attacks. (30%).
Purchased-N/A
Found-Western Woods, Estrise Treasure
Equipped on-N/A
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-2500 Potch
Rune Piece-No.

2.49 Poison Orb
---------------
Effect-Poison effect added to attacks. (30%).
Purchased-N/A
Found-N/A
Equipped on-N/A
Monster Drop-Large Spider
Sold-2500 Potch
Rune Piece-No.

2.50 Venom Orb
--------------
Effect-Venom effect (Double Poison-30%) added to attacks. 
May poison User-20%.
Purchased-N/A
Found-N/A
Equipped on-N/A
Monster Drop-Huge Legs(Boss Version), Tarantula(Boss Version)
Sold-2500 Potch.
Rune Piece-No.

2.51 Sleep Orb
--------------
Effect-Sleep effect added for attacks. (30%).
Purchased-6000 Potch
Found-Stormfist Treasure
Equipped on-N/A
Monster Drop-Banshee, Siren, Siren(Boss Version)
Sold-3000 Potch
Rune Piece-No.

2.52 Hunter Orb
---------------
Effect-Attack deals 1 damage and accuracy is reduced to 5%. If 
successful, enemy will drop a rare item.
Purchased-N/A
Found-Ashtwal Mountains
Equipped on-N/A
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-18000 Potch
Rune Piece-No.

-C) Advanced Rune Orbs
**********************
Advanced Rune's can be used in combination with
each other in Suikoden V. Meaning, if you have one ally,
such as Jeane, and the Prince (Hero V), both equipped
with Advanced Orbs, you can have them unite on all
4 Levels of the two Advanced Rune's.  You can also use Unite
Magic by having several mage-type characters with
Advanced Rune's in the party, such as Hero V, and Jeane.
As long as both people have the same Level Spell option open,
and an un-used spell available you can use a stronger, Unite
attack spell. Following the Advanced Rune section I have
included all of the Unite's and their description.

2.53 Rage Rune
------------------------
Level 1-Dancing Flames (200+ Damage to cluster of Foes)
Level 2-Blazing Wall (300+ Damage to row of Foes)
Level 3-Explosion (700+ Damage to all Foes)
Level 4-Final Flame (1200+ Damage to all Foes)

Purchased-N/A
Found-N/A
Equipped on-Killey, Nelis
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-6000 Potch
Rune Piece-Yes

2.54 Thunder Rune
------------------------
Level 1-Beserk Blow (300+ Damage to one enemy)
Level 2-Soaring Bolt (900+ Damage divided among Foes)
Level 3-Furious Blow (1000+ Damage to column of enemies)
Level 4-Thunder Storm (1100 damage to all enemies)

Purchased-N/A
Found-N/A
Equipped on-N/A
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-6000 Potch
Rune Piece-Yes

2.55 Flowing Rune
-----------------
Level 1-Breath of Ice (100+ Damage to all Foes)
Level 2-Kindness Rain (Restores 300Hp to all Allies)
Level 3-Silent Lake (Blocks Ally/Foe magic for 5 turns)
Level 4-Mother Ocean (Restores one ally to perfect health)

Purchased-N/A
Found-N/A
Equipped on-Bernadette
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-7000 Potch
Rune Piece-Yes

2.56 Mother Earth Rune
----------------------
Level 1-Vengeful Child (Protects one Ally from one spell)
Level 2-Guardian Earth (Removes status changes from all Allies)
Level 3-Earthquake (800+ Damage to all Land-Based Foes)
Level 4-Canopy Defense (Protects all Allies from one Spell)

Purchased-N/A
Found-Levi Recruitment
Equipped on-Levi, Sharmista
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-4000 Potch
Rune Piece-Yes

2.57 Cyclone Rune
-----------------
Level 1-Healing Wind (Fully restores HP+Status of one Ally)
Level 2-The Shredding (200+ Damage to all Foes)
Level 3-Funeral Wind (300+ Damage or instant death 50%, all Foes)
Level 4-Shining Wind (500+ Damage to all Foes, 300HP Recovery 
all-Allies)

Purchased-N/A
Found-N/A
Equipped on-Mathias,
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-5000 Potch
Rune Piece-Yes

Unite Magic of Advanced Runes
*****************************
Scorched Earth (Mother Earth-Rage Rune's)
--------------------------------------------------------------
Level 1-300+ Damage to all Land-Based Foes.
Level 2-500+ Damage to all Land-Based Foes.
Level 3-1000+ Damage to all Land-Based Foes.
Level 4-1600+ Damage to all Land-Based Foes.

Flame Array (Rage and Thunder Rune's)
--------------------------------------------------------
Level 1-300+ Damage to all Foes.
Level 2-500+ Damage to all Foes.
Level 3-1000+ Damage to all Foes.
Level 4-1600+ Damage to all Foes.

Thunder God (Thunder and Flowing Rune's)
-------------------------------------------------------------
Level 1-300+ Damage to all Foes.
Level 2-500+ Damage to all Foes.
Level 3-1000+ Damage to all Foes.
Level 4-1600+ Damage to all Foes.

Water Dragon (Flowing and Cyclone Rune's)
------------------------------------------------------------
Level 1-300+ Damage to all Foes.
Level 2-500+ Damage to all Foes.
Level 3-1000+ Damage to all Foes.
Level 4-1600+ Damage to all Foes.

Fierce Wind Fang (Cyclone and Mother Earth Rune's)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Level 1-300+ Damage to all Foes.
Level 2-500+ Damage to all Foes.
Level 3-1000+ Damage to all Foes.
Level 4-1600+ Damage to all Foes.

Creation (Dawn and Twilight Rune's)
---------------------------------------------------
Level 1-500+ Damage to all Foes, slightly heals all Allies.
Level 2-750+ Damage to all Foes, moderately heals all Allies.
Level 3-1000+ Damage to all Foes, greatly heals all Allies.
Level 4-1500+Damage to all Foes, fully heals all Allies.

-D) Technique Rune Orbs
***********************

2.58 Howling Orb
----------------
Effect-Gives Ally monster the Fury Status.
Purchased-N/A
Found-Byakuren Events
Equipped on-N/A
Monster Drop-Byakuren Events
Sold-5000 Potch.
Rune Piece-No.

2.59 Viper Orb
--------------
Effect-A successful hit will kill Foe, but Accuracy is lowered to 1/3.
Purchased-10000 Potch
Found-N/A
Equipped on-N/A
Monster Drop-Alenia(Boss Fight)
Sold-5000 Potch
Rune Piece-No.

2.60 Titan Orb
--------------
Effect-For 2-Handed Sword Users, deals 1.5x Damage, 
then seals Rune abilities.
Purchased-12000 Potch
Found-N/A
Equipped on-Dinn
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-6000 Potch
Rune Piece-No.

2.61 Unicorn Orb
----------------
Effect-Spear Users, Deals .8x damage to a column of Foes, 
then user is unbalanced.
Purchased-12000 Potch
Found-N/A
Equipped on-Nifsara
Monster Drop-Hellsteed (Ruins Area Boss), Unicorn Zombie
Sold-6000 Potch
Rune Piece-No.

2.62 Minotaur Orb
-----------------
Effect-For Axes, Deals .6x damage to cluster of Foes, 
then seals rune abilities.
Purchased-15000 Potch
Found-N/A
Equipped on-Gavaya
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-7500 Potch
Rune Piece-No.

2.63 Lion Orb
-------------
Effect-For Hand User's, Deals 1.5x damage, then lowers 
Magic/M.Defense.
Purchased-20000 Potch
Found-N/A
Equipped on-N/A
Monster Drop-Zahak(Queens Camp)
Sold-10000 Potch
Rune Piece-No.

2.64 Kite Orb
-------------
Effect-For Throwing User's, Deals .5x damage to all foes, 
then user is Unbalanced.
Purchased-16000 Potch
Found-Rainwall Shops
Equipped on-N/A
Monster Drop-Bandit(Crossbow Female-Ranro)
Sold-8000 Potch
Rune Piece-No.

2.65 Great Hawk Orb
-------------------
Effect-For Bows, Deals .5x damage to all foes, then user is Unbalanced.
Purchased-15000 Potch
Found-Rainwall Shops
Equipped on-Isato, Urda
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-7500 Potch
Rune Piece-No.

2.66 Pixie Orb
--------------
Effect-For Scepter User's, 2x damage then user is Unbalanced.
Purchased-18000 Potch
Found-N/A
Equipped on-N/A
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-9000 Potch
Rune Piece-No.

2.67 Ogre Orb
-------------
Effect-For Clubs, Deals .6x damage to front row Foes, 
then user is Unbalanced.
Purchased-20000 Potch
Found-Rainwall Shops
Equipped on-N/A
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-10000 Potch
Rune Piece-No.

-E) Character Specific Runes
****************************
These are Runes that come with several of
your main characters and with many of your
recruits. Obviously, since these are character
specific, they are unique to that character.
These Runes will not be able to be removed,
nor swapped between characters. Most of them
are usually powerful, and sometimes only usable
once per battle.

2.68 Dawn Rune
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Level 1-Time of Awakening (Removes all status changes from all Allies)
Level 2-First Ray (400+ Damage to column of Foes)
Level 3-Light of Day (Restores one ally to perfect Health/Status)
Level 4-Crimson Sky (1200+ Damage to all Foes)

Purchased-N/A
Found-RainWall event
Equipped on-Prince
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-N/A
Rune Piece-No.
Element-Sun
Notes: A Rune that is unlocked during the course of the game. Very good 
Rune for the entire game, especially when coupled with a good attack Rune, 
such as the Killer Orb. A strong magical orb is what I usually end 
up rounding out the Prince with, usually Rage. 

2.69 Twilight Rune
--------------------------
Level 1-Evening Dusk (Causes all enemies to Sleep 20%)
Level 2-Setting Sun (300+ Damage or Instant Death to one Foe 70%)
Level 3-Silent Afterglow (600+ Damage to row of Foes)
Level 4-Vermillion Sky (1300+ Damage to all enemies)

Purchased-N/A
Found-Sol Falena Events-Endgame
Equipped on-Lyon
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-N/A
Rune Piece-No.
Element-Sun
Notes: A powerful Rune that you obtain late in the game. When coupled 
with the Prince's Dawn Rune, it becomes even more spectacular. You will 
have an opportunity to see this rune in action several times before 
being able to acquire it, however.

2.70 Star Rune
--------------
Level 1-Twinkling Star (300+ Damage to one enemy)
Level 2-Starry Stillness (Causes Sleep 20%/Silence 30% to all Foes)
Level 3-Comet (800+ Damage to a column of Foes)
Level 4-Meteor Shower (1000+ Damage to all Foes)

Purchased-N/A
Found-Zerase Recruitment
Equipped on-Zerase
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-N/A
Rune Piece-No.
Element-Star
Notes: Very powerful Rune here. Good for both War battles, and 
active party battle or combat. Zerase has the sharpest tongue, 
and a bit of a dark attitude about most things, so all in all the 
Rune seems to fit her very well.

2.71 DoReMi Rune
----------------
Level 1-Fugue (Recruits a DoReMi Elf Encountered as a Foe)
Level 2-Serenade (Sleep 20% to all Foes, need 2 DoReMi Elves)
Level 3-March 
(Fury and Alert Status 50% to all Allies, need 3 DoReMi Elves)
Level 4-Concerto (1500 Damage to all Foes, need 4 DoReMi Elves)

Purchased-N/A
Found-Cornelio Recruitment
Equipped on-Cornelio
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-N/A
Rune Piece-No.
Element-Sound
Notes: People don't give this rune much credit in the game, nor its 
bearer Cornelio. However, with the proper leveling, and a little talent, 
you can easily take down your enemies with this Rune looking all cute
and adorable as you do. 

2.72 Beast Rune
---------------
Level 1-Transformation (Leopard-Human form-Once per battle)
Level 2-Resounding Roar (Unbalances all Foes-Only in Human Form)
Level 3-Ripping Claws (700+ Damage to row of Foes-Only in Human Form)
Level 4-Devouring Jaws (Kill 1 Foe, recover all HP-Only in Human Form)

Purchased-N/A
Found-Ernst Recruitment
Equipped on-Ernst
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-N/A
Rune Piece-No.
Element-Sound/Slice/Thrust, Level-2-3-4
Notes: Ernst is a powerhouse with this Rune. His Level 4 Spell is 
godly, giving him a 100% kill rate, with a full recovery at the same 
time. His Resounding Roar attack tends to work on almost every Foe, 
including bosses, making him even more attractive to use.

2.73 Falcon Rune
----------------
Level 1-Falcon Rune (3x Damage with decreased Accuracy after use)
Level 2-N/A
Level 3-N/A
Level 4-N/A

Purchased-N/A
Found-Belcoot Recruitment
Equipped on-Belcoot
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-N/A
Rune Piece-No.
Element-Slice
Notes: Not as useful as it once was in Suikoden' past, but still 
devastating. The multi-hit attack is now compressed into one blow, with 
3x damage. It also, unfortunately alters Belcoot's accuracy for the next 
turn, making him a bit more vulnerable.

2.74 Godspeed Rune
------------------
Level 1-(2x normal field movement speed, 100% escape rate in combat)
Level 2-N/A
Level 3-N/A
Level 4-N/A

Purchased-N/A
Found-Cathari Recruitment
Equipped on-Cathari
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-N/A
Rune Piece-No.
Element-Unknown?
Notes:The Godspeed Rune beckons back to the beginning of the Suikoden 
Video game series. Much like the Soul-Eater, it holds a place in the 
memoray of fans and is simply put, a Speed Rune. Cathari has abnormally 
high speed, and when placed in your party, gives you the ability to 
dash at high speeds when traveling. (Triangle Button) 

2.75 Parent/Turtle Rune
-----------------------
Level 1-(Prevents 50% of all Allies status changes)
Level 2-N/A
Level 3-N/A
Level 4-N/A

Purchased-N/A
Found-Genoh Recruitment
Equipped on-Genoh
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-N/A
Rune Piece-No.
Element-Physical/Unknown?
Notes:A handy Rune if you like using the two monster type 
characters in your party often. 

2.76 Sickle Rune
----------------
Level 1-(1x damage in a line from user)
Level 2-N/A
Level 3-N/A
Level 4-N/A

Purchased-N/A
Found-Hazuki Recruitment
Equipped on-Hazuki
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-N/A
Rune Piece-No.
Element-Slice
Notes:A very, VERY handy rune to have. This will let Hazuki attack 
those Foes in the back of the rows and column and deal damage to all of 
those foes who happen to stand in front of it.

2.77 Charm Rune
---------------
Level 1-(Foes that attack Jeane, get Charmed 50%-attack other enemies)
Level 2-N/A
Level 3-N/A
Level 4-N/A

Purchased-N/A
Found-Jeane Recruitment
Equipped on-Jeane
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-N/A
Rune Piece-No.
Element-N/A
Notes:This Rune is another rune that has been around the Suikoverse for 
ages. The Charm Rune simply diverts attacks away from Jeane and back 
towards another foe. There has been some speculation as to whether she 
needs such a rune or not, considering prowess in other certain *ahem*
shall we say, areas of expertise. 

2.78 Red Rose Rune
------------------
Level 1-(2x Damage to a single Foe, makes other party members hostile)
Level 2-N/A
Level 3-N/A
Level 4-N/A

Purchased-N/A
Found-Josephine Recruitment
Equipped on-Josephine
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-N/A
Rune Piece-No.
Element-
Notes: The Red Rose Rune is a rune that is usually associated with a 
fopish like character who dresses formally, and does a love/love type of 
attack. Such as Reinbach, Simone, or Vincent. Use the rune once for 
yourself and you will understand. You have to be a ham of sorts to use 
this rune. It is an effective one, but hard to justify at times as 
Josephine can't inflict much physical damage on her own to 
begin with. 

2.79 Mischief Rune
------------------
Level 1-(From 0.2-1x damage to all Foes)
Level 2-N/A
Level 3-N/A
Level 4-N/A

Purchased-N/A
Found-Lu Recruitment
Equipped on-Lu
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-N/A
Rune Piece-No.
Element-N/A
Notes: The mischief Rune is fun in itself to use, but you may want to think
of this rune as something that would compare to the Great Hawk, or Kite 
Rune, only with less/more damage. It varies, but on higher levels, Lu can 
usually do more raw damage without using this rune. 

2.80 Boar Rune
--------------
Level 1-(3x Damage to one Foe, decreased accuracy afterwards)
Level 2-N/A
Level 3-N/A
Level 4-N/A

Purchased-N/A
Found-Nikea Recruitment
Equipped on-Nikea
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-N/A
Rune Piece-No.
Element-Fists/Knuckles/Punch
Notes: A handy rune which is almost identical for all practical 
purposes to Belcoots' Falcon Rune. Nikea for me, can again, 
cause more damage with regular attacks than by using the rune
but if you are looking for a sure hit, this is the one. 

2.81 Raven Rune
---------------
Level 1-(100% evasion of direct attacks against user)
Level 2-N/A
Level 3-N/A
Level 4-N/A

Purchased-N/A
Found-Raven Recruitment
Equipped on-Raven
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-N/A
Rune Piece-No.
Element-N/A
Notes: This is one of my favorite Runes. Raven has an already high 
evasion and agility rating, and when you couple this rune with say, 
a firefly rune....watch out. Not only will all of the Foes attack Raven, 
they will usually all miss, and he will counter with his own attacks 
more often then not. A+ Rune in my book. 

2.82 Swallow Rune
-----------------
Level 1-(20% instant death to Foe, or 2x Damage)
Level 2-N/A
Level 3-N/A
Level 4-N/A

Purchased-N/A
Found-Richard Recruitment
Equipped on-Richard
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-N/A
Rune Piece-No.
Element-N/A
Notes: Richard is another one of my favorites. 
This rune only compliments his total package as a 
physical powerhouse. On higher levels, 60+ it will often
act much like a killer rune, and simply outright kill the 
foe where it stands. A+ for the Swallow Rune. 

2.83 Shrike Rune
----------------
Level 1-(2x Damage to one Foe)
Level 2-N/A
Level 3-N/A
Level 4-N/A

Purchased-N/A
Found-Sagiri Recruitment
Equipped on-Sagiri
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-N/A
Rune Piece-No.
Element-N/A
Notes: Sagiri is a monster of a long-range attacker. 
This rune was more useful to me after just getting here, rather
then later on as she was later using 4-5 multiple attacks. 

2.84 Fierce Tiger Rune
----------------------
Level 1-(2x damage to one Foe)
Level 2-N/A
Level 3-N/A
Level 4-N/A

Purchased-N/A
Found-Shoon Recruitment
Equipped on-Shoon
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-N/A
Rune Piece-No.
Element-Fists/Knuckles/Punch
Notes: Shoon is one of my favorite characters. It's too bad
you end up getting him so late in the game. This rune is 
another one that is just a 100% attack, for 2x damage of 
a normal blow. Not too shabby. 

2.85 Gadget Rune
----------------
Level 1-(0.4 Damage to all Foes)
Level 2-N/A
Level 3-N/A
Level 4-N/A

Purchased-N/A
Found-Sorenson Recruitment
Equipped on-Sorenson
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-N/A
Rune Piece-No.
Element-N/A
Notes: This rune may not look to thrilling, but when used
properly it can lay out some decent damage to all Foes. 
Sorenson for some reason reminds me of Tuta though...
and for that reason I rarely take him out to party. 

2.86 Angry Dragon Rune
-----------------------
Level 1-(2x Damage to one Foe)
Level 2-N/A
Level 3-N/A
Level 4-N/A

Purchased-N/A
Found-Yahr Recruitment
Equipped on-Yahr
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-N/A
Rune Piece-No.
Element-Slice
Notes: Yahr gets props just because he has the wicked dual sword
thing going for him. Nah, seriously an under-rated character. 
This is another 2x damage rune which is handy to have once in 
awhile with your crew.

2.87 Wrath Rune
---------------
Level 1-(Recovers 50% of lost HP, causes Fury Status)
Level 2-N/A
Level 3-N/A
Level 4-N/A

Purchased-N/A
Found-Zegai Recruitment
Equipped on-Zegai
Monster Drop-N/A
Sold-N/A
Rune Piece-No.
Element-Slash/Pierce
Notes: Zegai! One of, if not the best spear users in the game. 
This rune is a monster also, as it will heal Zegai and then also
give him more attack power for follow-up blows. A+ Rune. 

3. Credits
===========
-Credits-

-Thanks to Konami, for yet another excellent addition to the 
Suikoden Series. 

-Thanks to Gamefaqs and CJayC for providing posting of this
 faqs and the boards at Gamefaqs. 
(my home away from home)

-BradyGame Guides and Official Strategy Guides

-All of the posters at Gamefaqs, for which this guide is
 intended to help. 

-Thanks to my family for being so patient with me, 
and my hobbies. 

-My email should you wish to contact me about this 
guide, is kooptsk@hotmail.com

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