Rune Slayer

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Mini Icon - Rune Slayer.pngMini Icon - Rune Slayer (Trans).png Rune Slayer
  • 2nd Job
  • Transcendence

Runesla.png

Full Name
Elsword
Class
Mini Icon - Rune Slayer.pngMini Icon - Rune Slayer (Trans).png Rune Slayer
Weapon
Great Sword, Fire and Rune Magic
Age
16
Race
Human
Height
164 cm (5 ft 5 in)
Weight
56 kg (123 lb)
Strength Skill Damage Increase
Class Tree
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Icon - Elsword.png
Icon - Magic Knight.png
Icon - Rune Slayer.png
Icon - Rune Master.png
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Release Date
Korean Flag.png 12 November 2009
German Flag.png 4 May 2011
American Flag.png 6 July 2011
Chinese Flag.png 4 January 2012
Brazil Flag.png 31 July 2013
Trans. Release Date
Korean Flag.png 14 July 2016
Japanese Flag.png 28 September 2016
Chinese Flag.png 28 September 2016
American Flag.png 28 September 2016
Brazil Flag.png 28 September 2016
European Union Flag.png 14 December 2016
Statistics
Speed
Average
UI - Magical Class.png
Range
Medium
Difficulty
Easy
Magical
I'll show you the power of runes!!


Icon - Rune Slayer.png Rune Slayer

[A swordsman who mastered the power of Rune and Magic]

Background

  • In-game Version
  • Nexon Version

A swordsman who uses both his sword and rune magic to fight.

Using both sword aura and magic can be difficult as they are two completed different forms of mana.

To circumvent the inefficient method of containing two separate energy in one body, Elsword develops a way to imbue magic into his sword, and earns the title, Rune Slayer.


Second Class Advancement

Completing the following advancement quest or using the Item Mall item: Rune Slayer's Mark Job Change - Rune Slayer.png will change your job to Rune Slayer.

Rune Slayer
Quest Icon - Class Change.pngRune Slayer 1/5
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Quest Acceptance Prerequisites Objectives
Description

He is used to using both sword and magic. But as he faced new enemies, it was harder to battle against them.
It wasn't just that he was facing stronger enemies, but it felt like he himself has stopped growing. Let's check if there's anything wrong with him with this battle.

Rewards
Currency/Experience Common Rewards Selective Rewards
EXP 700 NOIMAGE.png N/A NOIMAGE.png N/A
ED 0 NOIMAGE.png N/A NOIMAGE.png N/A
EP 0 NOIMAGE.png N/A NOIMAGE.png N/A
AP 0
}}
Quest Icon - Class Change.pngRune Slayer 2/5
{{
Quest Acceptance Prerequisites Objectives
  • Complete Rune Slayer 1/5
Description

After a couple of battles, Elsword came to a conclusion that he has reached a wall.
Perhaps it was obvious as he was trying to contain both sword aura and mana in one container.
After a short regret, Elsword shook his head. This was his own path that he chose. Though he may not have been truly gifted, he did not want to deny this choice he made.
If there's no path, he can forge one. Just like when he first discovered his talent, perhaps hints can be found in the battlefield.

Rewards
Currency/Experience Common Rewards Selective Rewards
EXP 6,900 NOIMAGE.png N/A NOIMAGE.png N/A
ED 0 NOIMAGE.png N/A NOIMAGE.png N/A
EP 0 NOIMAGE.png N/A NOIMAGE.png N/A
AP 0
}}
Quest Icon - Class Change.pngRune Slayer 3/5
{{
Quest Acceptance Prerequisites Objectives
  • Complete Rune Slayer 2/5
Description

As he battles against the Nasods, Elsword realizes that what he needs is balance. A careful balance would enable him to utilize his limited container more effectively. But for that, he needed a new method that did not exist before.
'Magic usually requires language to activate, but when you fight face-to-face, it's hard to focus enough to speak, right? Why don't you try using magic circles or symbols that don't require you to say anything?'
Though she nags a lot, you can always rely on Aisha for magic advice. Let's find Allegro, as he knows some magic runes.

Rewards
Currency/Experience Common Rewards Selective Rewards
EXP 7,600 NOIMAGE.png N/A NOIMAGE.png N/A
ED 0 NOIMAGE.png N/A NOIMAGE.png N/A
EP 0 NOIMAGE.png N/A NOIMAGE.png N/A
AP 0
}}
Quest Icon - Class Change.pngRune Slayer 4/5
{{
Quest Acceptance Prerequisites Objectives
  • Complete Rune Slayer 3/5
Description

Allegro was using methods that maximize efficiency such as drawing ancient runes to create magic circles, or temporarily making his weapon stronger.
With this method he can chain his sword technique with magic and make the magic itself much stronger. Let's revise the ancient runes that Allegro taught and apply them in battle.

Rewards
Currency/Experience Common Rewards Selective Rewards
EXP 700 NOIMAGE.png N/A NOIMAGE.png N/A
ED 0 NOIMAGE.png N/A NOIMAGE.png N/A
EP 0 NOIMAGE.png N/A NOIMAGE.png N/A
AP 0
}}
Quest Icon - Class Change.pngRune Slayer 5/5
{{
Quest Acceptance Prerequisites Objectives
  • Complete Rune Slayer 4/5
Description

After many trials and errors, Elsword finally manages to imbue magic to his sword using runes.
The only thing left is finding a careful balance between his sword and magic. Let's defeat more enemies to find the perfect balance and become an even more powerful magic swordsman.

Rewards
Currency/Experience Common Rewards Selective Rewards
EXP 14,600 HQ Shop Item 135666.png 2nd Job Change Promotion Cube x1 NOIMAGE.png N/A
ED 8,000 Useful Items Cube.png [Cobo] 2nd Job Useful Items Cube x1 NOIMAGE.png N/A
EP 0 NOIMAGE.png N/A NOIMAGE.png N/A
AP 0
}}

You can Transcend at Lv 70.

Skill Tree

Skills Passives
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ElSkill10i.png
Heat Rune.png
Sword Enchant New.png
Blank.png Level 35
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EnchantDash.png
Blank.png Blank.png Blank.png Level 40
Giant Wheel.png
Blank.png

LockCover.pngSI Lunablade NEW.png

Blank.png Blank.png Level 45
ElSkill4.png
Blank.png
RuneTerritory.png
Blank.png Blank.png Level 50
Blank.png
ElSkill4i.png
Blank.png Blank.png Blank.png Level 55
Blank.png Blank.png Blank.png
Rune Mastery.png

LockCover.pngMagicResistanceMasteryR.png

Level 60
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OverlayHA.png

LockCover.pngSRB.png

Blank.png Blank.png Blank.png Level 65
Trans.png Transcendence
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RSTrans1.png
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RSTrans4.png
Blank.png Level 70
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RSTrans2.png
Blank.png Blank.png

LockCover.pngTransShared.png

Level 80
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RSTrans3.png
Blank.png Blank.png

LockCover.pngRSTrans5.png

Level 90
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RSTrans6.png
Blank.png Blank.png Blank.png Level 95
  • 2nd Job Skill Traits unlocked at Level 70.
  • 2nd Job Final Enhanced Skill unlocked upon Transcending.
  • Transcendence Skill Traits unlocked at Level 99.
  • Transcendence Final Enhanced Skill unlocked upon advancing to 3rd job class.


Additional Combos

Exclamation.png : All damage values for new and preexisting combos receive a 1.1x multiplier during 2nd job.
Image Description Damage
Combo - Rune Slayer 1.png

The standard Z.pngZ.pngZ.pngZ.png combo is reworked to engulfing the last two slashes in flames. The flames do magical damage and the final Z.png no longer knocks down, now doing hitstun.

  • Elsword's Z.pngZ.pngZ.pngX.png can no longer be performed.
  • Note that the flame slashes are both Vitality and Destruction: The flames are Destruction, the slashes are Vitality.

ViZ.png 149% Phy. Damage
ViZ.png 183% Phy. Damage
ViDeZ.png 76% Phy. Damage
+ 107% Mag. Damage x2
ViDeZ.png 76% Phy. Damage
+ 93% Mag. Damage x4

Combo - Rune Slayer 2.png

After the standard DR.pngX.png combo, explode a rune beneath the enemy to launch them up once more. The rune can be delayed for a short time by holding down Z.png. If fully charged, the rune will not launch grounded opponents.

DR.png
DeX.png 318% Phy. Damage
DeHoldZ.png 394% ~ 592% Mag. Damage

Combo - Rune Slayer 3.png

All fireballs used in combos are replaced with runes.

  • DR.pngZ.pngZ.pngX.png's runes have infinite piercing unlike Magic Knight's fireball.
Combo - Rune Slayer 1-1.png

Changes the fireball in Magic Knight's X.pngZ.pngZ.png to a rune. The rune has a heavier hitstun and doesn't launch enemies as high. If fully charged, the rune will not launch grounded opponents.

DeX.png 287% Phy. Damage
DeZ.png 303% Mag. Damage (4 MP)
DeHoldZ.png 394% ~ 592% Mag. Damage

Combo - Rune Slayer 1-2.png

Changes the fireball in Magic Knight's DRU.pngX.pngZ.png combo to a rune. The rune will remain in place until an additional Z.png is pressed, firing it down at a 45° angle, covering a moderate distance. The rune can be absorbed but not reflected and can pierce twice.

  • It is possible to dash cancel the combo after the first Z.png, allowing you to repeat the combo and remain in the air indefinitely. Video

DRU.png
DeX.png 299% Phy. Damage
DeZ.png 341% Mag. Damage (4 MP)
DeZ.png 436% Mag. Damage

Updates

Date Changes
KR NA
02/14/2013 -
  • Movement delay after DeX.pngDeZ.pngIndictorOverlay.png DeZ.png decreased and launch height decreased.
  • Removed hang time after DRU.pngDeX.pngDeZ.pngDeZ.png and added the ability to dash cancel the combo.
07/09/2015 -
  • Fixed issue where DeX.pngDeZ.pngIndictorOverlay.png DeZ.png input would appear later if the command was interrupted.
07/23/2015 12/16/2015
  • Added new DR.pngDeX.pngDeHoldZ.png combo.
  • Modified ViZ.pngViZ.pngViZ.pngViZ.png:
    • Third and final ViZ.png input are now engulfed in flames.
11/16/2016 -
  • Rune size in DRU.pngDeX.pngDeZ.pngDeZ.png decreased.


Skills

Hyper Active

Special Active

Passive


Icon - Rune Slayer (Trans).png Transcendence

Transcendence Advancement

Completing the following advancement quest or using the Item Mall item: Book of Transcendence: God's Will Job Change - Transcendence.png will advance to your Transcendent 2nd job.

Rune Slayer
Quest Icon - Class Change.pngLimit Break 1/5
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Quest Acceptance Prerequisites Objectives
  • Achieve level 70
  • Complete your Second Job Advancement
  • Clear 3 dungeons in your level range
    (excluding Ruben/Event Dungeon/Guild Mini Game/Guild Expedition/Ereda Island/Dimension of Sinister Intent/Twisted Time and Space - Fahrmann's Peak/Henir's Time and Space/Gate of Darkness/Add's Energy Fusion Theory)
Description

[Book of Transcendence] - Intro
Many seek power, but it's not easy to acquire one. Among those that seek power, the El Masters have achieved theirs in a unique way.
Each El Master has overcome their limits using their innate abilities. This book, specifically, will be narrating the power of transcendence, a power that was developed and used by the Earth Master.
Power of Transcendence is given to those that overcome their limits, no matter their origin.
First, one should prove their worth.

Rewards
Currency/Experience Common Rewards Selective Rewards
EXP 0 NOIMAGE.png N/A NOIMAGE.png N/A
ED 0 NOIMAGE.png N/A NOIMAGE.png N/A
EP 0 NOIMAGE.png N/A NOIMAGE.png N/A
AP 0
}}
Quest Icon - Class Change.pngLimit Break 2/5
{{
Quest Acceptance Prerequisites Objectives
  • Complete the quest Limit Break 1/5
  • Collect Symbol of Resolve (Sander, Lanox, Atlas, Elysion dungeons) 0/3
Description

[Book of Transcendence] - Chapter 1
Those who seek power must first look and see if they are properly prepared.
A powerful body obtained through regular training is important, one's resolve to face difficult trials is more important.
Your firm resolve and belief in yourself will materialize Symbol of Resolve.

Rewards
Currency/Experience Common Rewards Selective Rewards
EXP 0 NOIMAGE.png N/A NOIMAGE.png N/A
ED 0 NOIMAGE.png N/A NOIMAGE.png N/A
EP 0 NOIMAGE.png N/A NOIMAGE.png N/A
AP 0
}}
Quest Icon - Class Change.pngLimit Break 3/5
{{
Quest Acceptance Prerequisites Objectives
  • Complete the quest Limit Break 2/5
  • Collect Symbols of Determination (Sander, Lanox, Atlas, Elysion dungeons) 0/3
Description

[Book of Transcendence] - Chapter 2
Transcendence is the power to overcome your limits. You must undergo trials in order to find the key to do so.
Though a proven method is to throw yourself in danger, you need the determination to turn those dangerous situations into an opportunity.
Your unshaken determination will materialize as Symbol of Determination.

Rewards
Currency/Experience Common Rewards Selective Rewards
EXP 0 NOIMAGE.png N/A NOIMAGE.png N/A
ED 0 NOIMAGE.png N/A NOIMAGE.png N/A
EP 0 NOIMAGE.png N/A NOIMAGE.png N/A
AP 0
}}
Quest Icon - Class Change.pngLimit Break 4/5
{{
Quest Acceptance Prerequisites Objectives
  • Complete the quest Limit Break 3/5
  • Collect Symbol of Purpose from Secret Dungeons 0/1
Description

[Book of Transcendence] - Chapter 3
Those seeking the power of transcendence will face many trials. When you lose yourself in face of these trials, you must remember your goal, your purpose.
Your single minded focus in showing your purpose will materialize as Symbol of Purpose and put you closer to transcendence.

Rewards
Currency/Experience Common Rewards Selective Rewards
EXP 0 NOIMAGE.png N/A NOIMAGE.png N/A
ED 0 NOIMAGE.png N/A NOIMAGE.png N/A
EP 0 NOIMAGE.png N/A NOIMAGE.png N/A
AP 0
}}
Quest Icon - Class Change.pngLimit Break 5/5
{{
Quest Acceptance Prerequisites Objectives
  • Complete the quest Limit Break 4/5
  • Clear 5 Secret Dungeons 0/5
Description

[Book of Transcendence] - Chapter 4
Those who have faced their limits, now you will face the final trial.
Only those who overcome their own limitations are truly worthy of power.
You will now face transcendence, but remember, those who found the end, will soon find themselves a new beginning.
Overcome your limits and prove your worth. Then, the power of transcendence will reside in you.

Rewards
Currency/Experience Common Rewards Selective Rewards
EXP 0 Useful Items Cube.png [Cobo] Transcendence Useful Items Cube NOIMAGE.png N/A
ED 0 NOIMAGE.png N/A NOIMAGE.png N/A
EP 0 NOIMAGE.png N/A NOIMAGE.png N/A
AP 0
}}


Skills

Passive


Gallery

Full Gallery: Elsword/Gallery

Artwork

Miscellaneous


Tips and Details

  • Strangely, Rune Slayer's >>ZZX combo does not have increased damage on an enemy affected by his Magic Chain passive, despite the former being a magical attack.
  • Unlike most other magical projectiles, Rune Slayer's Runes cannot be reflected completely. The runes will still go past enemies but will not deal damage if reflected.
    • Allies behind will receive damage from 'reflected' rune.


Trivia

  • In his concept art, his initial design was rejected as it had too many similarities to Magic Knight. They then completely redesign his outfit and personality to be more rugged and laid-back rather than knightly and serious like Lord Knight.
  • On Rune Slayer's runes, text reading "The Time Is Now" can be seen under the main symbol in small text.
  • Despite Sword Fire being moved to Magic Knight and Lodestar taking its place, it is still listed as one of Rune Slayer's Primary Skills.


Alternative Names

Server Name Translation
Korean Flag.png South Korea 룬 슬레이어 Rune Slayer
Japanese Flag.png Japan ルーンスレイヤー Rune Slayer
Taiwanese Flag.png Taiwan (Traditional Chinese) 符文殺手 Rune Slayer
Chinese Flag.png China (Simplified Chinese) 符文杀手 Rune Slayer
German Flag.png Germany Runenritter Rune Knight
Spanish Flag.png Spain Caballero Runico Rune Knight
French Flag.png France Chevalier runique Rune Knight
Italian Flag.png Italy Cavaliere delle Rune Rune Knight
Polish Flag.png Poland Rycerz Runiczny Rune Knight
English Flag.png United Kingdom Rune Knight
Thailand Flag.png Thailand นักดาบรูน Rune Knight
Brazil Flag.png Brazil Cavaleiro Rúnico Rune Knight



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