The Darkness rune is a type of rune in Suikoden II. It is a "Child Rune" of the Rune of Life and Death.


  • Finger of Death: Instant death to 1 enemy (excluding bosses).
  • Soul Thief: 300 damage to 1 enemy, recover HP equal to the amount of damage dealt.
  • Final Bell: Instant death to 1 row of enemies, 500 damage to unaffected enemies.
  • Black Shadow: 500 damage to all enemies.


  • The Darkness Rune was added as a shop item in the Sega Saturn Director's Cut version of Suikoden.