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Rune Master
Type Emblem Heartless Heartless Emblem
Kana/Kanji ルーンマスター
Romaji Rūnmasutā
French Runemaster
German Runemaster
Games Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix
Runemaster's Gallery
Barrier Master
Location Lvl HP EXP Str Def
Radiant Garden 109 600
Weapon Fire Bliz. Thndr. Dark Other
x1.0 x0.25 x0.25 x0 x0 x1.0
(5) Munny x 2
Remembrance Gem (10%), Serenity Gem (4%), Akashic Record+ (1%)



The Runemaster (ルーンマスター Rūnmasutā?) is an Emblem Heartless introduced in Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix.


A Runemaster is a rather small Heartless that wears long, white robes with black and lilac highlights that cover its feet. It also wears a tall, cylindrical, black and grey hat with a white brim and what seem to be black gloves. Its collar is rather high and yellow. The only parts of the Heartless not covered by clothing are its spherical, blue head and yellow, glowing eyes. All Runemasters hold a book known as the Akashic Record+.

The Runemaster's name holds a similar meaning to that of the Bookmaster, and references magical runes.


It is unable to take damage from the front and will be blocked by the book, causing the player's attack to be deflected. Since it is also immune to magic like the Bookmaster, the only way to defeat it is by attacking from behind.

Trying to 'chase its tail' will be very stressful because the Runemaster will try its best to keep its back away from the player. Rapid attacks from Final Form makes the process much easier as it can rapidly attack the Runemaster from the front without the attacks being deflected.


  • If the Heartless emblem is on the book's front cover, then the Runemaster is reading the book in Japanese style, from right to left, like the Bookmaster.
Introduced in Kingdom Hearts
Shadow | Soldier | Air Soldier | Large Body | Red Nocturne | Blue Rhapsody | Yellow Opera | Green Requiem | Powerwild | Bouncywild | Bandit | Fat Bandit | Pot Spider | Barrel Spider
Search Ghost | Sheltering Zone | Sea Neon | Screwdiver | Aquatank | Gargoyle | Wight Knight | Pirate | Air Pirate | Battleship | Shadow Sora | Darkball | Wyvern | Defender | Wizard
White Mushroom | Black Fungus | Rare Truffle | Invisible | Angel Star | Bit Sniper
Introduced in Kingdom Hearts Final Mix
Gigas Shadow | Stealth Soldier | Black Ballade | Sniperwild | Grand Ghost | Pot Scorpion | Missile Diver | Jet Balloon | Chimaera | Pink Agaricus | Neoshadow
Introduced in Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories
Creeper Plant | Crescendo | Tornado Step
Introduced in Kingdom Hearts II
Silver Rock | Emerald Blues | Crimson Jazz | Trick Ghost | Rabid Dog | Hook Bat | Bookmaster | Minute Bomb | Hammer Frame | Bulky Vendor | Fortuneteller | Cannon Gun | Rapid Thruster | Driller Mole
Lance Soldier | Morning Star | Fiery Globe | Icy Cube | Luna Bandit | Gargoyle Knight | Gargoyle Warrior | Graveyard | Toy Soldier | Aeroplane | Hot Rod | Assault Rider | Nightwalker | Bolt Tower
Magnum Loader | Strafer | Devastator | Living Bone | Shaman | Aerial Knocker | Armored Knight | Surveillance Robot
Introduced in Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix
Spring Metal | Air Viking | Magic Phantom | Perplex | Runemaster | Iron Hammer | Mad Bumper | Silent Launcher | Reckless | Lance Warrior | Necromancer | Aerial Champ
Introduced in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
Mega-Shadow | Scarlet Tango | Grey Caprice | Striped Aria | Sapphire Elegy | Pink Concerto | Turquoise March | Emerald Serenade | Dire Plant | Fire Plant | Blizzard Plant | Poison Plant
Massive Possessor | Rare Vendor | Guardian | Destroyer | Skater Bomb | Storm Bomb | Detonator | Deserter | Sergeant | Commander | Flare Note | Bubble Beat | Barrier Master | Large Armor | Clay Armor
Solid Armor | Land Armor | Snapper Dog | Bully Dog | Cymbal Monkey | Tricky Monkey | Novashadow | Air Battler | Aerial Master | Artful Flyer | Sky Grappler | Snowy Crystal | Ice Cannon | Switch Launcher
Jumbo Cannon | Spiked Crawler | Scorching Sphere | Creepworm | Hover Ghost | Carrier Ghost | Living Pod | Zip Slasher | Dual Blade | Heat Saber | Chill Ripper | Blitz Spear | Stalwart Blade
Tailbunker | Avalanche | Wavecrest | Phantomtail | Windstorm | Dustflier | Orcus
Introduced in Kingdom Hearts coded
Blox Bug | Danger Bug | Metal Bug | Prize Bug | Eliminator | Gold Tricholoma
Introduced in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix
Dark Hide
Additional Enemies
Lingering Will | Mushroom XIII | Organization XIII Replica Data | Absent Silhouettes
Enemy Heartless
Aerial Champ | Air Viking | Iron Hammer | Lance Warrior | Mad Bumper | Magic Phantom | Necromancer | Perplex | Reckless | Runemaster | Silent Launcher | Spring Metal
Additional Locations
Keyblade Graveyard
Cavern of Remembrance | Chambers of Repose and Waking
Additional Weapons
Akashic Record+ | Centurion/Centurion+ | Frozen Pride/Frozen Pride+ | Happy Mushroom/Happy Mushroom+ | Limited Mushroom | Palatial Mushroom/Palatial Mushroom+ | Pleasure Mushroom/Pleasure Mushroom+ | Precious Mushroom/Precious Mushroom+ | Premium Mushroom | Spell's Relic+
Additional Music
Kingdom Hearts Original Soundtrack Complete
Additional Abilities | Birth by sleep | Artwork | Enemy Renders