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

Runes,(BotW | HWAoC)[1][name references needed] also known as Sheikah Runes,(HWAoC)[2] are recurring abilities added to the Sheikah Slate in The Legend of Zelda series.

Location and Uses

Breath of the Wild

Runes are special objects controlled by the Sheikah Slate that can affect the world around Link. Runes are primarily obtained from the Ancient Shrines 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

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

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

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

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

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

Master Cycle Zero
Summon Master Cycle Zero
Insert materials into the tank to convert them into fuel. You can freely call upon this item, but summoning it will not work in certain areas.
Final Trial

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.

Enabled in Options menu

Other Appearances

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity


Names in Other Regions
アイテム (Aitemu)Item
The People's Republic of China
道具 (Dàojù)[3] 
The French Republic
The Italian Republic
The Kingdom of Spain
This table was generated using translation pages.
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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Sheikah Slate authenticated. Distilling Rune..." — N/A (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "Sheikah Runes" — Quests (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  3. "道具" — Sheikah Slate (Breath of the Wild)