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Mage Best in Slot runes

Did your Mage  just got some sweet epic items? Then you must rune them! Runes are consumable items that get attached to your items. Runing your items can be a bigger upgrade than getting a tier 2 raid item.

For example Lustrous Insightfull Rune will provide you with an additional 55 Intelligence. Or what about boosting your spellpower by 172 from 4x Lustrous Recondite Runeshard?

Some item slots do not have Mage specific runes. In this case we fall back to Cleric runes, for example Lustrous Sagacious Rune provides Wisdom.

These lustrous runes are expensive but remember that you can transfer them to new gear with a Rune Unsocketing Apparatus….

Tips
  • Lustrous Runes are worth +- 330 platinum
  • Sometimes Runes can be found cheaper on Auction (due to loot chests)
  • Almost all of these runes have cheap Auroral versions costing you only 10-20 platinum!
  • Rune Unsocketing Apparatus can retrieve your rune from items
  • Rune Unsocketing Apparatus can be bought in the Rift store>Services for credits
  • Players sell Rune Unsocketing Apparatus for platinum
  • Crafting dailies are a great way to gain reputation with the factions (600-1600/quest)
Additional info for Mages
  • Endurance increases the maximum amount healed with Radiant Spores
Best in Slot list

If you want the Mage Best in Slot Runes, then get these items:

Helmet Lustrous Sagacious Rune
Shoulders Lustrous Insightfull Rune
Cape Qaijiri Rune of Intelligence
Chest Lustrous Dominating Rune
Gloves* Lustrous Unwavering Rune
Belt Caretaker’s Rune of Intelligence
Legs Lustrous Unblurring Rune
Feet Lustrous Intrepid Rune
Main Hand Lustrous Recondite Runeshard
Offhand Lustrous Recondite Runeshard
Two hander Lustrous Recondite Rune
Ranged Lustrous Recondite Runeshard
Neck Survivor’s Rune of Intelligence
Trinket Empyreal Rune of Intelligence
Rings Achyati Rune of Intelligence
Seal Hailol Mind Expansion Rune

*Or use Lustrous Resolute Rune for healing

Some of them can be crafted, others require reputation. Since not everyone has the required reputation I have provided a list of craftable, honored and glorified runes for your convenience!

Crafted

All crafted runes require 3 dreaming stars (240p), 3 empyreal planar dust (6p), 2 brancing star (2p) and 1 ethereal shard (80p). Total cost therefore are about 330 platinum. Buy them on the Auction House or look for players that can craft them.

Helmet Lustrous Sagacious Rune
Shoulders Lustrous Insightfull Rune
Chest Lustrous Dominating Rune
Gloves* Lustrous Unwavering Rune
Legs Lustrous Unblurring Rune
Feet Lustrous Intrepid Rune
Main Hand Lustrous Recondite Runeshard
Offhand Lustrous Recondite Runeshard
Two hander Lustrous Recondite Rune
Ranged Lustrous Recondite Runeshard
Seal** Lustrous Recondite Runeshard

*Or use Lustrous Resolute Rune for healing.

**Glorified Reputation one is superior

Reputation Honored

These runes require honored reputation with Qaijiri, Caretekers, Achyati, Eternal Cit Survivors, or the Empyreal Alliance. Buy them from the Rift store>Equipment>Runes.

Cape Qaijiri Rune of Minor Intelligence
Belt Caretaker’s Rune of Minor Intelligence
Rings Achyati Rune of Minor Intelligence
Neck Survivor’s Rune of Minor Intelligence
Trinket Empyreal Rune of Minor Intelligence
Reputation Glorified

These runes require glorified reputation with Qaijiri, Caretekers, Achyati, Eternal City Survivors, or the Empyreal Alliance. Buy them from the Rift store>Equipment>Runes.

Cape Qaijiri Rune of Intelligence
Belt Caretaker’s Rune of Intelligence
Rings Achyati Rune of Intelligence
Neck Survivor’s Rune of Intelligence
Trinket Empyreal Rune of Intelligence
Seal Hailol Mind Expansion Rune

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