Rune Knight
Character RuneKnight
Original Rune Knight concept art for RO.
Job Tier 3rd Class (RO)
Job Base Knight, Lord Knight
RO Job Bonuses
+5 +4 +6 +10 +8 +4
RO2 Job Bonuses
none none none none none

Rune Knights practice a new type of magic derived from Rune Stones. Although magic from Rune Stones can be casted very quickly and does not consume SP, Rune Knights can only carry so many Rune Stones at a time and they need many materials the create different kinds of Rune Stones.[1]

NOTE: The initial design of the Rune Knight was based on Chaos from the Ragnarok manhwa. For some reason, the job class was redesigned to resemble an advanced Lord Knight soon after the release of the initial design. Reception from the playerbase is mixed on both designs, but many RO websites and fansites use the original Rune Knight design on their job class pages regardless.


The beginnings of the Rune Knight began with a group of Knights that were traveling through the Ash Vacuum and encountered a Sage that passed on his knowledge of runes to them. As they grew to understand runes, these Knights started to feel the flow of mana like Magicians. They infused Rune Stones with mana so that they could wield this new kind of magic in battle.

Surprised by their new powers, these Rune Knights extended their stay in the Ash Vacuum to practice their use of Rune Stones and keep their runic skills secret from others. However, it didn't take long for worldly adventurers to learn about the Rune Knights and their magic since the new passage to the Ash Vacuum was opened.

The Rune Knights, whose power is beyond the world's knowledge, finished training in the Ash Vacuum and returned to the Rune-Midgarts Kingdom and the Midgard continent to use their rune magic to restore order to the world.

No longer could the Rune Knights ride Peco Pecos because ordinary animals are intimidated by Rune Knights' fearsome mana, but the dragons are true creatures of magic and acknowledge the Rune Knights as their masters. Together, the Rune Knights and dragons marched to the front lines of battle to terrorize their enemies.

During the recent Continental War at the connecting point of the Ash Vacuum and our world, the legend of the Rune Knights spread quickly and many Knights have sought to join their order.[2]

Job Change Quest

See Rune Knight Job Change

Notable Rune Knights


Normans are the only race that can become Rune Knights.


Character RuneKnight2

The redesigned Rune Knight that's currently in RO.

Rune Knight can only equip gear designated for:
  • Rune Knight Class
  • 3rd Class
  • All Classes


Character RuneKnight3

The jRO redesign of Rune Knight, making this class the most redesigned class of all RO classes.

Rune Knights can utilize the following weapons:


RO DragonTraining Dragon Training RO RuneMastery Rune Mastery
RO DeathBound Death Bound RO DragonHowling Dragon Howling
RO EnchantBlade Enchant Blade RO SonicWave Sonic Wave
RO WindCutter Wind Cutter RO HundredSpear Hundred Spear
RO DragonBreath Dragon Breath RO IgnitionBreak Ignition Break
RO PhantomThrust Phantom Thrust RO DragonWaterBreath Dragon Water Breath
RO FullThrottle Full Throttle

Advanced Jobs

Rune Knights are on the highest job tier in the game and cannot advance any farther.

1st Class 2nd Class 3rd Class Transcendant
Swordsman Knight Rune Knight Lord Knight

Exclusive Mounts

Rune Knights have exclusive mounts designated for them. Like other Swordsman classes, Rune Knights can attack from their mounts. The main mount for Rune Knights is the Ferus.

Mount Job Class
Ferus (Green)
RO FerusMt
Rune Knight
Ferus (Black)
RO FerusMt2
Rune Knight
Ferus (White)
RO FerusMt3
Rune Knight
Ferus (Blue)
RO FerusMt4
Rune Knight
Ferus (Red)
RO FerusMt5
Rune Knight

^The process to gain access to Feruses of other colors is unknown.



  1. iRO Website 2010 Oct. 07
  2. iRO Website 2010 Oct. 07