The Voyance rune is the most basic and permanent rune given to Shadowhunters at a young age, typically placed on the back of the person's dominant hand. This serves to enhance and focus the Sight, giving the wearer extrasensory perception, allowing the Shadowhunter to see contemporary events beyond their sight, past concealment, such as glamour, and, with training and practice, to identify Downworlders on sight. It also, according to Jace, lends an extra skill with weapons.
While the Voyance rune is normally the first rune given to young or new Shadowhunters, it may be changed in special cases, like how it was decided that the sickly Adele Starkweather should receive the Strength rune first.
- It is also known as Clairvoyant Sight, though has never been referred to as such in the series books.
- In Lord of Shadows, it is revealed by Tiberius Blackthorn that the Herondale family is believed to be able to see and talk to ghosts after the Voyance rune is applied. This proves to be true after Kit Herondale is able to talk to Jessamine Lovelace.