Runestones allow you to travel vast distances across your world. They are found on top of Stone Circles in the overworld, with 26 possible rune glyphs to discover.
Once you have found a runestone, throw an ender pearl at it. After a moment, you will be transported to a new location corresponding to the runestone’s destination. By default, runestones will transport to the following structures and locations:
- your spawn point (the most common runestone)
- another stone circle
- a village
- a desert pyramid
- a pillager outpost
- a jungle temple
- a mineshaft
- a swamp hut
- an igloo
- an ocean ruin
- an underground ruin
- a big dungeon (if Quark is enabled and configured)
When you travel through a runestone, you will “learn” the glyph and its destination1. Focusing the player’s view on any runestone with this glyph in future will tell you the type of destination that the stone will transport you to. Travelling through the same runestone again will always transport you to the same location it previously sent you to.
- It is worth carrying extra ender pearls with you when you travel through a runestone. If you get lost, you might be able to find another stone circle with a “spawn point” runestone.
- Runestones will be shuffled according to the world seed - you must rediscover a runestone’s destination type when you start a new world!
1. Runestone blocks derive their destination co-ordinates from their own position in the world and will store this destination once a player travels through.