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Runes act as both the currency and experience points (XP) in Elden Ring.

One of the main game mechanics behind runes is that they'll be lost on death and the only way to get them back is to return to the area where they were lost to reclaim them. However, if one should die before they can retrieve the lost runes, they'll be lost forever.

Tips

  • Unlike dungeon boss fights, if one dies inside an evergaol, the runes will be retrievable on the surface/entrance area to the evergaol so there's minimal risk in fighting bosses in evergaols.
  • Golden Runes and any other item that grants runes are not lost on death so it's best to keep them in their object state until ready to level up or buy something to minimize rune losses
  • Sacrificial Twigs can be used in a talisman slot so on the next death, the twig is lost rather than one's runes.
Boss NG Runes NG+1 Runes
Soldier of Godrick 400 2000
Beastman of Farum Azula 1000 5000
Mad Pumpkin Head (Waypoint Ruins) 1100
Black Knife Assassin (Dt. Catacombs) 1600 8000
Stonedigger Troll (Limgrave) 1800
Bloodhound Knight Darriwil 1900 9500
Crucible Knight (Stormhill) 2100
Runebear (Earthbore Cave) 2600
Bell Bearing Hunter (Stormhill) 2700
Spiritcaller Snail (Liurnia) 3000
Grafted Scion 3200 12,800
Tree Sentinel 3200 16,000
Cleanrot Knight (Liurnia) 3300
Erdtree Avatar (Peninsula) 3600 14,400
Adan, Thief of Fire 3800
Leonine Misbegotten (Peninsula) 3800 19,000
Bols, Carian Knight 4600
Flying Dragon Agheel 5000 20,000
Erdtree Avatar (Liurnia) 5800
Bell Bearing Hunter (Liurnia) 6000
Pumpkin Head duo (Caelid) 6300
Magma Wyrm (Caelid) 7500
Battlemage Hugues (Caelid) 7800
Putrid Avatar (Caelid) 9600
Stonedigger Troll (Old Altus Tunnel) 9600
Erdtree Avatar (Deeproot Depths) 10,000
Royal Knight Loretta 10,000 40,000
Mimic Tear 10,000
Demi-Human Queen Margot 11,000
Margit the Fell Omen 12,000 60,000
Commander O'Niel 12,000
Dragonkin Soldier of Nokstella 12,000
Ancestor Spirit 13,000
Glintstone Dragon Smarag 14,000 42,000
Red Wolf of Radagon 14,000 42,000
Godskin Apostle (Mt. Gelmir) 14,000
Godrick the Grafted 15,000 80,000
Ulcerated Tree Spirit (Stranded Graveyard) 15,000 60,000
Dragonkin Soldier (Siofra) 16,000
Magma Wyrm (Mt. Gelmir) 19,000
Bell Bearing Hunter (Altus) 20,000
Full-Grown Fallingstar Beast (Mt. Gelmir) 21,000
Regal Ancestor Spirit 24,000
Magma Wyrm Makar (Liurnia) 24,000
Elemer of the Briar 24,000
Crucible Knight Siluria 25,000
Godefroy The Grafted 26,000
Valiant Gargoyle (duo) 30,000
Esgar, Priest of Blood 30,000
Decaying Ekzykes 38,000
Queen Rennala 40,000 120,000
Fia's Champions 40,000
Ulcerated Tree Spirit (Mountaintops Catacombs) 48,000
Draconic Tree Sentinel (Altus) 50,000
Godskin Noble (Temple) 50,000
Bell Bearing Hunter (Caelid) 50,000
Black Blade Kindred (Forbidden Lands) 60,000
Ancient Dragon Lansseax 60,000
Putrid Tree Spirit (Caelid) 64,000
Spiritcaller Snail (Mountaintops) 70,000
Erdtree Avatar (Mountaintops) 70,000
Starscourge Radahn 70,000 210,000
Roundtable Knight Vyke 75,000
Death Rite Bird (Mountaintops) 77,000
Flying Dragon Greyll 80,000 160,000
Putrid Grave Warden Duelist 80,000
Astel, Naturalborn of the Void 80,000
Alecto, Black Knife Ringleader 80,000
Godfrey (golden) 80,000
Black Blade Kindred (Dragonbarrow) 88,000
Lichdragon Fortissax 90,000
Commander Niall 90,000 180,000
Godskin Apostle (Divine Tower) 90,000
Putrid Avatar (Caelid) 91,000 182,000
Misbegotten Crusader (Snowfield) 93,000
Borealis the Freezing Fog 100,000
Mohg, the Omen 100,000 200,000
Astel, Stars of Darkness 120,000
Morgott, the Omen King 120,000 360,000
Rykard, Lord of Blasphemy 130,000
Godskin Duo 170,000 340,000
Great Wyrm Theodorix 180,000
Fire Giant 180,000
Gideon Ofnir 180,000
Loretta, Knight of the Haligtree 200,000
Maliketh 220,000 484,000
Death Rite Bird (Snowfield) 220,000
Dragonlord Placidusax 280,000 560,000
Godfrey 300,000 600,000
Mohg, Lord of Blood 420,000 840,000
Malenia the Severed 480,000 960,000
Elden Beast 500,000 1,000000
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