In Middle-earth Shadow Of Mordor you will need runes to upgrade your weapons. You get these by killing high ranking enemy Uruk and Orcs. The stronger the enemy the better the Rune you get. Check out the Middle-earth Shadow Of Mordor Rune List here!
At first it is a good idea to clear out the lower rank enemies to get some lower ranked Runes. I had a Orc archer terrorizing me for about 3 hours and after I killed him I got an Epic Rune. This is a work in progress so I will update it as I find more. For Any Epic runes I will name the Orc I killed on the off chance you end up with the same one.
Don’t forget you can break down your extra runes for ability EXP.
Sword Runes In Shadow Of Mordor
The higher level the Rune the more % of a buff you will get. As far as I can tell you can stack these Runes if you want.
Grim Resolve – Increases defense against Ranged attacks.
Strength From Courage – Recovers a percentage of HP after a flurry kill.
Know No Pain – Give you a percentage chance to recover 5 HP after you kill an enemy.
Smite – Recover a certain percent of your focus form a flurry kill.
Hidden Power(epic) – I got this from a War-chief named Shaka the Weak. This rune increases how much time you have to recover during last chance.
Drive Them Back(epic) – I got this rune of a War-chief named Tuka Map Keeper, I made a death threat to him. This rune gives you 3 HP every time you counter an enemy.
Wrath And Ruin(epic) – I got this of my Nemesis at the end of the game. This rune increases the stun and knockdown duration of your Wraith flash.
Savage Onslaught – Increases your melee damage by a certain percent when you hit a streak of 15-29.
For Vengeance – Increases your melee damage by a percent when you get a hit streak of over 30.
Betrayer – Increases all damage by a percent when you attack an enemy from behind.
Quick To Anger – Gives you a percent chance to recover 5 HP on any critical hit.
Blade Master – Gives you a percent chance to recover 100% of your Hp when a combo meter goes to 30.
Bow Runes In Shadow Of Mordor
Renewed – Percent chance to recover 5 HP with bow kills.
Will Of The West – Percent chance to recover 10 HP with a bow head shot.
Aura Of Dismay – Percent chance that killing an enemy with a head shot will make unaware Uruks near the target flee.
Sylvan Arrow – Percent chance to recover 30 focus on a head shot kill.
Ascendant(epic) – Reduces the focus depletion rate by 50%. This is the archer I was talking about earlier, he was level 12 when I killed him. His name was Azdush the Armorer.
Unbreakable Bond – Recover a percent of your focus when you pin down an enemy with Pin in Place.
River Of Arrows – Percent chance that you will recover one Elf-shot after you fire your bow. This could be really useful if it had a high percent.
Keen Eyed – Recover a percent of your focus when you kill an enemy with your bow form stealth.
Nature’s Wrath – Gives you a percent chance to recover 2 Elf-shot on any kill while riding a monster.
Howling Storm – All weapon damage is increased by a percent while riding a monster.
Dagger Runes In Shadow Of Mordor
Fell Voices(Epic) – Recover all your focus and HP when you kill a Captain or Warchief. Got this from an early story mission. The Orc’s name was Gimub the Slaver.
Chill Soul – Percent chance to recover 50 focus on a head explosion kill.
Sylvan Doom – Percent chance to recover 5 Elf-shot from a Brutalize kill.
Breath Of Light – Recover a percentage of your HP on a stealth kill.
To The Death – Recover a percent of your focus from grab shank kills.
Favor The Lady – Recover a certain percent of your HP when you complete a drain or brand.
Orc Hunter(epic) – You get this by linking your WB account to the game. This causes any brutalize kill to cause additional terror to enemies.
Stinging Blade – You will recover 50 Hp on any stealth kill with this rune.
Choking Horror – Gives a percent chance to terrify more than two Uruks on a brutal kill.
Harbinger Of Doom – Gives a percent chance to recover 50 HP on a drain or brand from above.
Worm’s Tooth – Gives a percent chance to recover 25 HP on a head explosion kill.
Rule Through Fear – Recover a percent of your focus on any stealth kill.