Runeword Tier List

Introduction

The Runeword Tier List compares these items based on many facets, ranging from their overall power, their Rune economy, the number of Builds which use them, and if they single-handedly define a build. To get a better understanding of the ranking, we give an explanation for each tier.

S Tier:
  • These Runewords have the best Rune economy, power level, wide-spread use amongst Builds, and define the ideal gear setup for their uses.
A Tier:
  • These Runewords could all contend for S Tier, but are held back by one quality or another. Some may be the best is slot, but for niche Builds. Some are incredibly powerful for their Rune cost, but are not the ideal gear option for their slot. These Runewords can be used until the very late game, where they are replaced by S Tier options.
B Tier:
  • These Runewords are all powerful for their cost, give access to powerful Stats in the early to mid game, or define powerful niche Builds. Much of the B Tier are very useful budget options until they can be replaced by higher tiered options.
C Tier:
  • These Runewords have powerful stats for their cost. They can define very niche uses for off-meta Builds. Additionally, they can empower Builds in specific scenarios to allow for progression, without outside help.
D Tier:
  • These Runewords may be strictly better than the F Tier items, or define incredibly niche off-meta Builds. Most of these can be viable options if the Runes are available, but usually have very poor Rune cost.
F Tier:
  • These Runewords are defined as having strictly better options, with better Rune costs or higher power levels. They do not define any Tier of off-meta builds, and are not recommended over any other options available in the game.

Overview

RUNEWORD TIER LIST

BEST RUNEWORDS

Call to Arms

Enigma

Fortitude (Armor)

Grief

Heart of the Oak

Infinity

Insight

Last Wish

Spirit (Shield / Sword)

Stealth



Ancient's Pledge

Beast

Breath of the Dying

Chains of Honor

Exile

Leaf

Lore

Oath

Phoenix (Shield)

Rhyme

Treachery

White



Black

Bramble

Death

Dream (Shield / Helmet)

Duress

Faith

Harmony

Ice

Lawbringer

Memory

Obedience

Peace

Pride

Sanctuary

Smoke



Chaos

Delirium

Edge

Lionheart

Malice

Melody

Myth

Nadir

Passion

Prudence

Rain

Splendor

Steel

Stone

Strength

Wealth

Zephyr



Bone

Crescent Moon

Doom

Dragon (Armor / Shield)

Enlightenment

Fortitude (Weapon)

Gloom

Hand of Justice

Honor

Kingslayer

Phoenix (Weapon)

Principle

Silence

Voice of Reason

Wrath



Brand

Destruction

Eternity

Famine

Fury

Holy Thunder

King's Grace

Radiance

Rift

Venom

Wind