The Water Rune is responsible for healing magic in the Suikoden Universe. It is the main source for HP regeneration and later, in form of the Flowing Rune, for revival spells. To decrease the dependency on Medicines and other items, it is usually advisable to carry at least one of these runes on your travels. It was only in Suikoden 3 that this rune was also bestowed with an offensive spell, the water elemental Breath of Ice. Apart from that water is rarely used offensively.
The Kindness Drops are reliable full-cure spells for single target heals. Higher leveled spells are capable of stronger all-party heals and full-heals. All spells from the Water Rune will always remove negative status effects along the process. Another powerful magic is the Silent Lake spell which stops all use of magic, however this spell only appears in some of the games.
The symbol of the Water Rune is a droplet of water falling into the sea. The parent rune is the Flowing Rune. Fragments of this rune in the form of Water Rune Pieces serve to imbue weapons with the water element. - Celes