Runes (Minor, Major, Meta, Relic, and Artifact) provide a small boost to the player when active in their rune table. Runes do not drop as loot-- they can be crafted, earned as event rewards, or purchased from the shop. Many players feel that the Beginner's Rune Bundle is a great choice for new players.
Runes are crafted using Rune Fragments, Gold, and other materials. Rune fragments are obtained from PvP and Trials/Gauntlet event rewards, as a login gift, as a reward from daily bounties, watching an ad chest in dungeon, and from exchanging runes. Crafting will provide a random rune of the type being created.
Runes may be inserted into a slot (or switched with another rune already in the slot), but may not be moved to another slot once placed.
Inserted runes can be destroyed for materials by using the 'Exchange' button. Only inactive runes can be exchanged. When exchanged, runes return 20% of their rune fragment crafting cost.