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Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes

All Runeshard Locations

By
Ben Chard

Runes play a large role in the world of Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes and Runeshards are these Runes condensed into handy consumables. You won’t be able to use them outside of battle, but they offer a simple way of casting powerful magic without using your MP. Indeed, some of these Runeshards can completely trivialize the game’s final battles. If you’re looking to obtain the I Like Runeshards Achievement/Trophy, keep reading to learn the location of every Runeshard!

You can buy many Runeshards from your HQ Rune Shop after upgrading it with the Runeshards Blueprint.

If you’re looking for a Runeshard from a specific element, click on the links below to jump straight to that section:

Fire Runeshards

As with all elemental categories, there are 6 Fire Runeshards to find and they will cast one of the various Fire spells when used. Most of the Fire magic are attack based, so they make good Runeshards to use in boss encounters. Runeshard of Fire 6 is the toughest to locate, you’ll need to progress through the Hero’s Trial to get your hands on it.

Name Location In HQ Shop?
Runeshard of Fire 1 The Greatwood - East Y
Runeshard of Fire 2 HQ Rune Shop only Y
Runeshard of Fire 3 HQ Rune Shop only Y
Runeshard of Fire 4 HQ Rune Shop only Y
Runeshard of Fire 5 Eggfoot Racing Master 2: Grump Cup reward, Imperial Elite (Sword) (Imperial Army Camp, Gardhaven Castle) N
Runeshard of Fire 6 Heinrich (Hero’s Trial) N

Water Runeshards

Another six Runeshards can be found in the Water category, and many of these spells are focused around healing your party members so it’s a good idea to keep some of these on hand at all times. Unlike many other Runeshard 6s, you can acquire the Water Runeshard 6 via a Secret Reward from the Mission Guild too.

Name Location In HQ Shop?
Runeshard of Water 1 HQ Rune Shop only Y
Runeshard of Water 2 HQ Rune Shop only Y
Runeshard of Water 3 HQ Rune Shop only Y
Runeshard of Water 4 HQ Rune Shop only Y
Runeshard of Water 5 Eggfoot Racing Master 2: Paquia Cup reward, Imperial Soldier (Bow) (Imperial Army Camp, Gardhaven Castle) N
Runeshard of Water 6 Patrol Mines! Mission Guild Task Secret Reward, Kraken (Hero’s Trial) N

Wind Runeshards

The six Wind Runeshards feature spells that can hit multiple enemies at once and also feature a strong buff that can increase the turn order speed of all allies, allowing you to control the flow of battle easier. Much like the Water Runeshards, the Mission Guild offers an alternative way of getting the Runeshard of Wind 6 outside of the Hero’s Trial.

Name Location In HQ Shop?
Runeshard of Wind 1 HQ Rune Shop only Y
Runeshard of Wind 2 HQ Rune Shop only Y
Runeshard of Wind 3 HQ Rune Shop only Y
Runeshard of Wind 4 HQ Rune Shop only Y
Runeshard of Wind 5 Eggfoot Racing Master 2: Alliance Cup reward, Imperial Soldier (Bow) (Imperial Army Camp, Gardhaven Castle) N
Runeshard of Wind 6 Mission Party! Rare Stone! Mission Guild Task Secret Reward, Chapell (Hero’s Trial) N

Earth Runeshards

The six Earth Runeshards are heavily focused on party defense, with spells increasing your shield or even offering outright invulnerability. Indeed, the Runeshard of Earth 5 is arguably the most important item in the game, offering complete invulnerability to the entire party for three turns, essentially making you unkillable against any foe in the game. These are also easily farmed in the final dungeon.

Name Location In HQ Shop?
Runeshard of Earth 1 HQ Rune Shop only Y
Runeshard of Earth 2 HQ Rune Shop only Y
Runeshard of Earth 3 HQ Rune Shop only Y
Runeshard of Earth 4 HQ Rune Shop only Y
Runeshard of Earth 5 Eggfoot Racing Master 2: Big Egg Cup reward, Imperial Soldier (Bow) (Imperial Army Camp, Gardhaven Castle) N
Runeshard of Earth 6 Get us Lumber! Mission Guild Task Secret Reward, Narungarde (Hero’s Trial) N

Light Runeshards

Another six Runeshards can be found of the Light affinity and these spells mainly focus on health regeneration and magical shields to buff your party. Of special note is Runeshard of Light 5, this will revive an ally with full HP and should be your go-to revival item in the final stages of the game. The elusive Runeshard of Light 6 is only available from a boss in the Hero’s Trial.

Name Location In HQ Shop?
Runeshard of Light 1 HQ Rune Shop only Y
Runeshard of Light 2 HQ Rune Shop only Y
Runeshard of Light 3 HQ Rune Shop only Y
Runeshard of Light 4 HQ Rune Shop only Y
Runeshard of Light 5 Eggfoot Racing Master 3: Grum Cup and Master 3: Alliance Cup rewards, Imperial Elite (Sword) (Imperial Army Camp, Gardhaven Castle) N
Runeshard of Light 6 Alde Dracare (Hero’s Trial) N

Darkness Runeshards

The final category of Runeshards based on the elemental Runes, there are another six to be had here. Many of the spells from these Runes focus on either damage-over-time or giving you the ability to health leech from your opponents. Like with the Runeshards of Light, if you want to snag Runeshard of Darkness 6, you’re going to need to brave the Hero’s Trial.

Name Location In HQ Shop?
Runeshard of Darkness 1 HQ Rune Shop only Y
Runeshard of Darkness 2 HQ Rune Shop only Y
Runeshard of Darkness 3 HQ Rune Shop only Y
Runeshard of Darkness 4 HQ Rune Shop only Y
Runeshard of Darkness 5 Eggfoot Racing Master 3: Paquia Cup and Master 3: Big Egg Cup rewards, Imperial Elite (Sword) (Imperial Army Camp, Gardhaven Castle) N
Runeshard of Darkness 6 Dead Countess (Hero’s Trial) N

Magic Sword Runeshards

The final category is Runeshards based on the various Magic Enhancement Runes you can find; these involve buffing your weapon with that element among other buffs. There are only two ranks of each element and the only place you can grab these Runeshards are from the HQ Rune Shop after buying the Runeshards upgrade.

Name Location In HQ Shop?
Magic Sword RS (Fire) 1 HQ Rune Shop only Y
Magic Sword RS (Fire) 2 HQ Rune Shop only Y
Magic Sword RS (Water) 1 HQ Rune Shop only Y
Magic Sword RS (Water) 2 HQ Rune Shop only Y
Magic Sword RS (Wind) 1 HQ Rune Shop only Y
Magic Sword RS (Wind) 2 HQ Rune Shop only Y
Magic Sword RS (Earth) 1 HQ Rune Shop only Y
Magic Sword RS (Earth) 2 HQ Rune Shop only Y
Magic Sword RS (Light) 1 HQ Rune Shop only Y
Magic Sword RS (Light) 2 HQ Rune Shop only Y
Magic Sword RS (Dark) 1 HQ Rune Shop only Y
Magic Sword RS (Dark) 2 HQ Rune Shop only Y

There you have it, with this knowledge, you can now go out and collect every Runeshard in Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes. Once you have collected at least one of each of these, you’ll unlock the I Like Runeshards Achievement/Trophy.

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    23 April 2024
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A spiritual successor to the Suikoden series, Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes is a classic JRPG that gives you the opportunity to recruit over 100 characters throughout your journey. Nowa, a boy from a small village, travels to the city to become a member of the Watch, only to be suckered into a plot to stop an empire from utilizing Rune-Lenses to expand their power and reach.

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