Runecrafting is a core profession in WildStar that is automatically available to every player at level 15 after doing a short quest. Unlike other professions, Runecrafting does not utilize skill trees or a leveling path.
By default, you can earn Runecrafting components via monster loot and salvaging items throughout the game. You can assemble these parts into runes at each faction’s major city at the Engraving Station.
Runecrafting serves as a primary method for customizing the stats on your gear in this way. At later levels, there are Rune Sets available that provide set bonuses for using certain amounts of specific runes.