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This article is about the Runes from Breath of the Wild. For the manga character, see Rune (Mishouzaki).
BotW Rune Distillation.png
A new Rune Distillation

Runes are functions that can be added to the Sheikah Slate in Breath of the Wild.

Location and Uses

Runes are special objects controlled by the Sheikah Slate that can affect the world around Link. Runes are primarily obtained from the Shrines of Trials scattered across Hyrule. To obtain a Rune, Link must insert the Sheikah Slate into a pedestal to extract them.[1] Upon extraction, Link can access that Rune's abilities by pressing the L Button and selecting the Rune.

List of Runes

Item Description Location
BotW Magnesis Rune Icon.png
Manipulate metallic objects using magnetism.
Grab on to metallic objects using the magnetic energy that pours forth from the Magnesis Rune. Objects held in the magnetic snare can be lifted up and moved freely.
Oman Au Shrine
BotW Remote Bomb Rune Icon.pngBotW Remote Bomb Cube Rune Icon.png
Remote Bomb
A bomb that can be detonated remotely.
The force of the blast can be used to damage monsters or destroy objects. There are both round and cube bombs, so use whichever best fits the situation.
Ja Baij Shrine
BotW Stasis Rune Icon.png
Stop the flow of time for an object.
Stops an object in time while storing its kinetic energy. The stored energy will act upon the object when the flow of time resumes. Making good use of the stored energy can move even the largest of objects.
Owa Daim Shrine
BotW Cryonis Rune Icon.png
Create a pillar of ice from a water surface.
Builds ice pillars that are very stable. These pillars can be used as stepping stones or as obstacles. Use Cryonis on an ice pillar to break it.
Keh Namut Shrine
BotW Camera Rune Icon.png
Instantly render a visible image into a picture.
Pictures created are saved in the album. It has a useful feature that connects to the Hyrule Compendium and automatically registers pictures of new entries.
Hateno Ancient Tech Lab
BotW amiibo Rune Icon.png
Use an amiibo to summon something useful.

You never know what's going to come through when you use it. Some amiibo can only be used once a day.

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  1. "Sheikah Slate authenticated. Distilling Rune..." — N/A (Breath of the Wild)