The entrance to Gnomeregan in WoW Classic: Season of Discovery
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WoW: SoD Phase 2 Runes & How to Get Them

Here are all the new Phase 2 Runes in WoW: SoD.

With Season of Discovery Phase 2 out, our selection of Runes for builds is growing. The Rune system hasn’t changed, so we still have to search for them across Azeroth. These are all the new WoW: SoD Phase 2 Runes and how to get them.

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All WoW SoD Phase 2 Runes: Locations and Rune Abilities

The new Rune system added with Season of Discovery has brought a breath of fresh air to the vanilla WoW formula. With the launch of Phase 2, each class has several new Runes to find that you slot onto gear. You can only engrave one piece of equipment per slot, so the new SoD Phase 2 Runes make it harder than ever to put together an ideal build. This info is being updated regularly to add discovered Runes, their effects and slots, and how to get them.

New WoW SoD Phase 2 Hunter Runes

Melee Specialist
Raptor Strike cooldown reduced to 3 seconds and is now instant. Mongoose Bite cooldown removed, and Raptor Strike and a 30% chance on each attack not to trigger its cooldowns.
Trap Launcher
Your Traps can now be placed at any location within 40 yards, and can be placed while you are in combat. Additionally, your Fire-based and Frost-based traps now have separate shared cooldowns.
Steady Shot
Deal 60% ranged weapon damage at a target between eight and 40 yards away. It has a 1.5-second cast and uses 5% of your base mana.
You instantly regenerate 5% of your maximum mana when your pet scores a critical hit with a special ability.
Dual Wield Specialization
Increases the damage done by your offhand weapon by 50%, causes your Raptor Strike to strike with both weapons when you are dual-wielding, and Raptor Strike deals 30% increased damage when you are wielding two weapons of the same type.

How to Get Dual Wield Specialization Rune

Go to the coordinates 31, 15 to get a special debuff called Danger! Then use Flare to reveal a Bloodscalp Guerilla troll mob to get the rune to drop.

How to Get Steady Shot Rune

The Steady Shot Rune drops from a Level 35 fish mob named Needletooth, found in the water in the Arathi Highlands around coordinates 67, 66.

New WoW SoD Phase 2 Druid Runes

Starfire increases the critical strike chance of your next two Wraths by 30%, and Wrath increases the critical strike chance of your next Starfire by 30%, both effects stacking up to 4 charges. Both spells also gain a 70% chance at all times to not lose casting time when you take damage.
King of the Jungle
Tiger’s Fury now increases all physical damage you deal by 15% instead of by a flat value, and instantly grants you 60 Energy. It is no longer on the global cooldown, but it now has its own 30-second cooldown.
Your damaging spell critical strikes grant you 50% of your mana regeneration while casting for eight sec and increase Nature damage dealt to the target by 20% for 12 seconds.
When activated, this ability causes your Mangle (Bear) ability to hit up to 3 targets and have no cooldown, and reduces the energy cost of all your Cat Form abilities by 50%. Lasts 15 seconds. Requires Bear Form, Cat Form, or Dire Bear Form to activate.

Clears the effect of Fear and makes you immune to Fear for the duration.
Survival Instincts
When activated, this grants you 30% of your maximum health for 20 seconds. After the effect expires, the health is lost. Useable in any form.

In addition, you regenerate 5 Rage every time you dodge while in Bear Form or Dire Bear Form, 10 energy while in Cat Form, or 1% of your maximum mana while in any other form.

How to Get Berserk Rune

Look for the Beastly Effigy at coordinates 69, 55 in Thousand Needles and use Challenging Roar on it to spawn the Elite hyena mob Zai’enki. Defeat it to receive the Idol of the Heckler. Equip the Idol of the Heckler and taunt multiple enemies to kill them while they’re taunted. Do this with five enemies total to use the Idol and obtain the Berserk Rune.

How to Get Survival Instincts Rune

Go to the Swamp of Sorrows to buy an Entomology Starter Kit for 50 Silver from an NPC named Amaryllis Webb at coordinates 24, 54. Head to Stranglethorn Vale and catch a bug on a tree stump using the Entomology Starter Kit at 45, 19. Then, head to Arathi Highlands to catch another bug at 31,28. Lastly, look for the third bug around 51, 59 in Desolace. Once you have all three, return to Amaryllis Webb to get the Survival Instincts Rune.

How to Get Dreamstate Rune

Go to Desolace to kill Kolkar Centuars until one drops a Desiccated Seed Pod. Go to coordinates 70, 70 and swim into the water to sprout the pod into a Satyrweed Bulb. Head to 75, 20 next to plant the Satyrweed Bulb in a clump of Sandy Loam in the area to obtain the Dreamstate Rune.

New WoW SoD Phase 2 Mage Runes

Missile Barrage
Gives your Arcane Blast a 40% chance and your Fireball and Frostbolt spells a 20% chance to reduce the channeled duration of your next Arcane Missiles spell by 50%, reduce the mana cost by 100%, and missiles will fire every 0.5 seconds.
Chronostatic Preservation
Fuses Arcane, Fire, and Frost magic to freeze chronomantic energy into a stored state for later use. You can hold this energy for up to 15 seconds before it combusts and expires. When unleashed, heals a friendly target for 665 to 998.
This spell is considered Arcane, Fire, and Frost for talent interactions with other spells, talents, and effects.
Spellfrost Bolt
Launches a bolt of spellfrost at the enemy, causing (* 203 / 100) to (* 237 / 100) Spellfrost damage and slowing movement speed by 40% for nine sec. This spell will be checked against the lower of the target’s Frost and Arcane resists and counts as both Frost and Arcane damage.
Hot Streak
Any time you score 2 non-periodic spell criticals in a row using Fireball, Fire Blast, Scorch, or Living Bomb, your next Pyroblast spell cast within 10-second will be instant cast.
Frostfire Bolt
Launches a bolt of frostfire at the enemy, causing Frostfire damage over nine seconds. This spell will be checked against the lower of the target’s Frost and Fire resists and counts as both Frost and Fire damage.

How to Get Chronostatic Preservation Rune

The Chronostatic Preservation Rune requires you to use Frost spells to put out fires on three mobs throughout Thousand Needles. The first is found at 10, 40. The second is found at 26,47. The third is found at 22, 24.

A Troll Zandalari Emissary in WoW Classic: Season of Discovery
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New WoW SoD Phase 2 Paladin Runes

Sheath of Light
Dealing damage with your melee weapon increases your spell power by an amount equal to 30% of your attack power for one minute. In addition, your critical healing spells heal the target for 60% of the healed amount over 12 seconds.
Guarded by the Light
Each time you hit a target with your melee weapon, you gain 5% of your maximum mana per three seconds for 15 seconds but the amount healed by your Flash of Light, Holy Light, and Holy Shock spells is reduced by 50% during this mana regeneration.
Infusion of LightIncreases the damage done by your Holy Shock by 20%. Your damaging critical strike with Holy Shock reset the cooldowns on Holy Shock and Exorcism, and refund the cost of Holy Shock.
Sacred Shield
Each time the target takes damage they gain a Sacred Shield, absorbing (36 */ 100) damage and increasing the Paladin’s chance to critically hit with Flash of Light by 50% for up to six sec. In addition, it causes your Flash of Light to heal targets with Sacred Shield for an additional 100% over 12 sec. They cannot gain this effect more than once every six sec. Lasts 30 sec. This spell cannot be on more than one target at any one time.
Enlightened Judgements
Increases the range on your Judgement by 30 yards and your spell hit with all spells by 17%.

How to Get Sacred Shield Rune

Go to coordinates 66, 7 in Desolace to interact with a book on a bench to receive Libram of Deliverance. Then use Blessing of Freedom to remove movement-impairing effects from players five times with the Libram of Deliverance equipped, and use it to receive the Rune.

New WoW SoD Phase 2 Priest Runes

Mind Spike
Blasts the target for 108 to 126 Shadowfrost damage, and increases the critical strike chance of your next Mind Blast on the target by 30%, stacking up to three times.
Pain Suppression
Instantly reduces all damage taken by a friendly target by 40% and increases resistance to Dispel mechanics by 65%.
Spirit of the Redeemer
Activate to become the Spirit of Redemption for 10 seconds. While in this form, you can cast any healing spell free of cost, but you cannot move, attack, be attacked, or be targeted by any spells or effects. Requires Spirit of Redemption talent to activate, and you will no longer enter Spirit of Redemption upon dying.
Renewed Hope
Your heals from Flash Heal, Lesser Heal, Heal, Greater Heal, and Penance have 10% increased critical effect chance when cast on targets with Weakened Soul.
Empowered Renew
Your Renew now heals one extra time immediately when applied, and gains 15% increased benefit each time it heals from your bonus healing effects.

In addition, your Renew can now be active on targets affected by another Priest’s Renew.
You disperse into pure Shadow energy, reducing all damage taken by 90%.  You can’t attack or cast spells, but you regenerate 6% mana every second for six seconds. Dispersion can be cast while stunned, feared, or silenced and clears all snare and movement impairing effects when cast, and makes you immune to them while dispersed.

How to Unlock Renewed Hope Rune

Go to Desolace and slay Nagas around coordinates 37, 25 until one drops Unsettling Vision. Once you have it, use Mind Control to take over a Slitherblade Tide Priestess in the area, to give yourself a Meditation buff. Use the Unsettling Vision while you have the buff to receive the Renewed Hope Rune.

How to Get Empowered Renew Rune

You can get Empowered Renew from either Grimtotem Tauren enemies in Thousand Needles, or Crushridge Ogre mobs in the Alterac Mountains.

New WoW SoD Phase 2 Rogue Runes

Shuriken Toss
Throw a shuriken at your enemy dealing damage equal to 25% of your Attack Power, and strike up to 4 additional nearby targets. Awards 1 combo point.
Master of Subtlety
Attacks made while stealthed and for six seconds after breaking stealth cause an additional 10% damage.
Rolling with the Punches
Each time you Dodge or Parry, you gain 6% increased Health, stacking up to 5 times.
Attempts to step through the shadows and reappear behind your enemy and increases movement speed by 70% for 3 seconds.
Your Ambush and Backstab hits unbalance your target. This increases the time between their melee attacks by 10%, and reduces movement speed by 50% for eight seconds.

How to Get Rolling with the Punches Rune

Look for the biggest tent in the Centuar camp around coordinates 18, 20. Inside, you find a chest that opens to present another chest. After opening these chests a few times, you’ll be granted the Rolling with the Punches Rune.

A mechanical golem inside Gnoemregan in WoW Classic: Season of Discovery
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New WoW SoD Phase 2 Shaman Runes

Maelstrom Weapon
When you deal damage with a melee attack, you can reduce the cast time of your next Lightning Bolt, Chain Lightning, Lesser Healing Wave, Healing Wave, Chain Heal, or Lava Burst spell by 20%. Stacks up to 5 times. Lasts 30 seconds.
Spirit of the Alpha
Infuses the target with the spirit of an alpha wolf, increasing all threats generated by the target by 45% for 30 min. Limit 1 target.
Two-handed Mastery
Each time you strike an enemy with a two-handed weapon, you gain 30% attack speed with two-handed weapons for 10 seconds.
Decoy Totem
Summons a Decoy Totem for 10 seconds with five health at the feet of the target. The totem redirects the next melee or ranged attack made against the target to the totem instead. It also grants the target immunity to movement-impairing effects for 10 seconds.
Spirit of the Alpha
Infuses the target with the spirit of an alpha wolf, increasing all threats generated by the target by 45% for 30 minutes. Limit 1 target.
Fire Nova
Replace your Fire Nova Totem with Fire Nova. This instantly inflicts 413 to 459 fire damage to enemies withing 10 yards of your active Fire totem.
Ancestral Awakening
When you critically heal with your Healing Wave or Lesser Healing Wave you summon an Ancestral spirit to aid you, instantly healing the lowest percentage health party member within 40 yards for 30% of the amount healed.
Power Surge
Each time Flame Shock deals damage, it has a 5% chance to reset the cooldown on Lava Burst and Chain Lightning. It can make the next Lava Burst, Chain Heal, or Chain Lightning within 10 seconds instant. Additionally, you regenerate mana equal to 15% of your Intellect every five seconds.

How to Get Spirit of the Alpha Rune

Look for and loot a Weathered Crate near Freewind Post in Thousand Needles, at coordinates 46, 53.

New WoW SoD Phase 2 Warlock Runes

Refreshing Corruption, Immolate, Curse of Agony, or Siphon Life when it has less than 6 seconds duration remaining causese you to deal instant damage to the target equal to one period of that spell’s periodic damage.
Dance of the Wicked
You and your demon pet gain dodge chance equal to your spell critical strike chance each time you deal a critical strike to an enemy, and both regain 2% of maximum mana.
Refreshing Corruption, Immolate, Curse of Agony, or Siphon Life when it has less than 6 seconds duration remaining will cause you to deal instant damage to the target equal to the spell’s remaining periodic damage.
Targets in a cone in front of the caster take (64 */ 100) Shadow damage and an additional (24 * 4 */ 100) Fire damage over 8 sec. This effect can be consumed with Conflagrate.
Shadow and Flame
Your critical strikes with Fire and Shadow spells increase your Fire and Shadow damage done by 10% for 10 sec.
Demonic Knowledge
Increases your spell damage and healing by a value equal to 10% of your Demon pet’s total Stamina plus Intellect.
Grimoire of Synergy
Recite from a dark tome, granting damage done by you or your summoned demon a 5% chance to increase the damage done by the other by 5% for 15 sec. Recitation lasts 30 min.

How to Get Shadowflame Rune

Go to Desolace and look for the Ritual of Sacrifice around the coordinates 81, 79. Once you find it, cast Shadow Ward on yourself and interact with the ritual to spawn Seductress Ceeyna, who is level 38. You can loot the Shadowflame Rune from her after you slay her.

How to Get Dance of the Wicked Rune

Go to either the Gurubashi Arena in Stranglethorn Vale at coordinates 30, 47 or Thousand Needles at coordinates 10, 40 to find the dead Reckless Warlock and receive the Brimstone Carving. Use Hellfire (Level 30 spell) against mobs until you’re below 70% HP to turn the Brimstone Carving into the Dance of the Wicked Rune.

New WoW SoD Phase 2 Warrior Runes

Rallying Cry
Let loose a rallying cry, granting all party and raid members within 40 yards 15% increased maximum health for 10 seconds.
Blood Surge
Heroic Strike, Bloodthirst, and Whirlwind have a 30% chance to make your next Slam within 15 seconds instant and cost no rage.
Focused Rage
Reduces the rage cost of your offensive abilities by 3.
Run at high speed towards a party member, intercepting the next melee or ranged attack made against them as well as reducing their total threat by 10%.
Enraged Regeneration
Heals you for 30% of your maximum health over 10 sec, but can only be used while Enrage, Berserker Rage, or Bloodrage is active. Useable while Stunned.
Precise Timing
Slam is now instant but has a six-second cooldown.

How to Get Focused Rage Rune

Go to the cave at coordinates 68, 75 in the Arathi Highlands and slay Witherbark trolls until they drop a Witherbark Mallet. Delve deeper into the cave to find a gong. Hit it with the Witherbark Mallet to spawn an Elite level 35 Witherbark Goliath with two adds. The Focused Rage Rune can be obtained by slaying the elite and looting the Rune.

How to Get Intervene Rune

Go to Thousand Needles and head to coordinates 66, 88 in the Flats to find three Combat Dummies. Use Execute on the first Dummy, Taunt on the second, and Shield Bash on the third to obtain the Intervene Rune.

We’ll be adding more of the WoW: SoD Phase 2 Rune locations and effects to this guide as they’re uncovered. Check out more of our WoW Classic: Season of Discovery guides here on GameSkinny.

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