Item System in Runes of Magic

September 18, 2008

Item System in Runes of Magic

– The world of helpful things in
the detailed developer journal –

Besides a solid training,
adventurers need to be well equipped to survive in Taborea. Most important are
adequate clothes and a good weapon to be prepared for the dangers of the game
world of Runes of Magic. But of course the different classes of the ambitious
fantasy online role-playing game have individual requirements and possibilities.

Warriors and Knights equip
themselves with heavy metal armor and can choose from heavy weapons and two
handed swords and axes. Scouts and Rouges prefer more flexible leather armor
suits or light robes and long-range weapons like bows or throwing weapons and
lighter close combat weapons. Mages and Priests in contrast have trust in the
powers of their mind while in battle and use staffs and wands. In contrast they
take great pride in their appearance and are well groomed because glorious robes
are very popular. Besides such important equipment it’s the potions, resources
for the crafting skills and diverse fighting goods which fill the backpacks in
Runes of Magic. Some Items are important for quests while others are exhausted
after a single use or give the player a benefit for a longer time.

Clothes and Armor

There are many different types of
clothes and equipment for your online adventurers in Runes of Magic which cover
your character from head to toe. In the cloakroom there are lined jackets, light
stuffed shoes, leather armor, hoods, silk robes, armor gloves, feathered hunting
hats, belts and many more goods. Real heroes can also equip themselves with
countless different armor from the four categories; cloth, leather, chain ring
and metal rings. Seite 2 von 5 Anybody should find something that fits them. But
when it comes to the choice of armor it’s not all about fashion. While heavy
metal plates offer good protection against physical attacks it’s easier to avoid
magical attacks with lighter robes. Again and again there are armor sets which
are not only optically harmonized but also award much more bonuses the more
parts of the armor you are wearing. In Runes of Magic players can customize and
change the coloring according to their own wishes. Therefore every character has
the possibility to impress the population of Taborea through their clothing and


Also the shelves of the arms dealer
in Runes of Magic are well filled. From simple clubs to handy daggers and
elegant long swords made of glimmering steel to massive two handed war axes.
There is a very large selection of close combat weapons. The less and lighter
the weapon is, the faster it is to control. Two handed weapons are slower but
are able to deal much more damage to the target. Long-range weapons such as bows
and crossbows are the favorite of the scouts while rouges use throwing weapons.
But both classes have to make sure to carry along a sufficient supply of
projectiles with them. Many weapons aren’t available for all the classes for
free use. Especially mages and priests, as they don’t have the constitution to
haul such heavy metal gear across the game world.

Trinkets, magical items, food and

In addition to the characters’
equipment, players in Runes of Magic also have access to rings, amulets,
earrings and talismans. Those items often offer some additional resistance or
bonuses. Every class may wear trinkets without any restriction. When one is well
fed, they can fight much better. An adventurer who has eaten some tasty fish or
bread will receive a bonus for a limited time. In addition players may purchase
magical potions from Alchemists, which regenerate health or manna faster. Those
are especially essential during fights. Those helpful items are of course
consumed quite fast during fight intensive adventures. A regular restocking in a
nearby village may be in order to survive in Runes of Magic. To be able to
restock in a peaceful moment, players may learn how to cook or brew potions

Attributes & Runes

Nothing lasts forever and whoever
cherishes his equipment may do well to assure its durability does not drop too
low, lest it may become unusable. A regular visit at a craftsman might help.
Items in Runes of Magic have a ranking system, where objects with high ranks are
mighty but rare indeed. Some items tend to have magical properties, adding to
different Seite 3 von 5 character attributes like wisdom, dexterity or strength
or even enhance damage, attack power and defense. Some others grant the wearer
special resistances, for example protection against elements like fire or water.
Other equipment may have one or more sockets, which can be used to draw the
power of runes into the item. The tier of the rune however, may not exceed the
tier of the equipment. Additional bonuses may be obtained by using magical
crystals which players may use on their weapons and armor. With those they can
power up their items and gain beneficial attributes. This power may be added
multiple times to increase the power level and even gain a glowing aura. Though
the success is not guaranteed – sometimes nothing happens when attempting and if
one has a bad day the power level may even be lowered instead of increased.


Players in Runes of Magic should
also keep an eye on their items to make sure they are actually useable for their
class or the current level. Useless equipment and many tools which are hauled
back after an adventure may be turned into a sparkling coin at the merchant. One
can also find auction houses in Taborea, where the witty character may sell
items to other players. This would be the right place, especially for craftsmen
or friends of special equipment who want to get a certain profit from their
special item. Further information about the game, video-trailers and the
registration for the current closed beta can be found on

Runes of Magic – a world full of
wizardry and adventure

With an extensive range of features
Runes of Magic prepares to redefine the standard of free-to-play MMO games.
Right from the launch Runes of Magic will convey its absorbing story in over 600
quests embedded in an atmospheric world. Players can choose from six main
classes. Combined with a secondary class they dispose of 36 individual character
classes over all. All characters possess unique skills with impressive combo
attacks and can use mounts in the later stages of game play. A particularly
attractive feature for guilds and players is the possibility to arrange their
own virtual homes with individual furnishing. Thanks to an extensive crafting
and reputation system, thrilling PVP as well as demanding dungeons and
boss-monsters, no wishes remain unsatisfied. The Taiwanese developer Runewaker
has developed Runes of Magic according to western MMO standards within a time
frame of Seite 4 von 5 three years. The studio will provide new challenges for
players every three to four months with free add-ons and updates. MMO fans can
find more information, pictures and videos on the official website