Read this DOOM Eternal guide to learn more about the best runes to use in the game! Find out the list of all runes, their effects, how to unlock them, gameplay tips, and more!Check Out All Collectibles Here!
What Are Runes?
Slightly Augment Gameplay Mechanics
Runes are useful equippable power ups that slightly tweak and augment the gameplay of DOOM Eternal. By equipping runes, you will be able to customize and change the way you fight demons in the game!
Unlocked Via Exploration
You will need to scour the map for hidden Runes in order to unlock them. Once you've found a hidden Rune, you will be able to choose which Rune you can unlock.
Equip Up to 3 Runes at a Time
The Slayer can have a maximum of 3 Runes equipped at any given time. Mix & match different Runes to see which combination will best aid you on your mission!
List of All Runes
All Runes List
|Savagery||Perform Glory Kills faster.|
|Air Control||Greatly increases movement control while in the air.|
|Dazed and Confused||Increases how long enemies remain in a stagger state.|
|Saving Throw||Survive one death blow and briefly slow down time, giving you a chance to recover. This Rune recharges on death.|
|Seek and Destroy||Launch into a Glory Kill from much further away.|
|Blood Fueled||Gain a speed boost after performing a Glory Kill.|
|Punch and Reave||Enemies killed by a Blood Punch shockwave drop health.|
|Equipment Fiend||Enemies killed by equipment or while under the influence of equipment will decrease the recharge time.|
|Chrono Strike||Hold LT/L2 in mid-air to temporarily slow down time. Once the rune is fully drained, you'll need to wait for it to recharge.|
Best & Recommended Runes
1. Chrono Strike
Triggerable bullet time is excellent for most combat situations for both offensive and defensive use. This Rune will come especially useful for those requiring precision such as picking off enemy weak points.
2. Air Control
The Air Control allows you more space to dodge and weave past enemy attacks while in mid air, and making platforming jumps. This effect also caters to the Super Shotgun's Meathook, allowing you to quickly turn to place yourself on the target's blind side.
3. Equipment Fiend
Equipment Fiend is a solid choice for crowd control using your Ice Bombs and Frag Grenades. Once your Praetor Suit's Ice Bomb has been upgraded, this Rune can be combo-ed with a Sentinel Crystal Skill 'Health for Blood', which charges Blood Punch for each extra health picked up while at full health; debuffing, healing, and unleashing multiple Blood Punches.