This article is about the spellcasting enemies often associated with the Protector. For the spellcasting enemies associated with Akron, see Rune Claw.
Runes are an enemy class introduced in Epic Battle Fantasy 3. They appear as small two-part constructs (a spherical upper "body" and a brazier-like lower "body") vaguely resembling stone torches or pillars.
Runes appear in the Kitten Kingdom Ruins, during the boss fight against the Protector. They are fired from the boss's cannon to act as support units, wielding elemental magic and support spells against the player.
An all-new set of Runes appear in this game, with more varied designs and new attacks. However, their general strategies remained unchanged - using lesser attacks and disruptive spells to damage enemies and support their allies.
Sacred runes can be found mostly in Graybone Graveyard and some can be found in the temple of Godcat. Sacred Runes consist of a rune with sacred talismans on it. It cast holy spells such as talismans which dispel one of your party member and shine that may weaken one of your party member. When low on HP, they incinerated itself in white fire and deal holy fire damage to one of your party member. Weak to fire, bomb, water, wind and Dark element but absorb holy element and immune to poison status.
Emerald runes can be found mostly the temple of Godcat. Emerald Runes consist of a rune with emerald crystal and a ball with a face. It cast earth spells and mostly physical attack. Weak to bomb, water, wind and Dark element but resistance to earth and poison element and immune to poison status.