Artifacts are powerful magical items that, when wielded, grant their owner a new ability. Artifacts are known throughout the Tiers - and the greater Empire beyond. As an Artifact's reputation grows, its ability becomes more powerful.
Obtaining artifacts[edit | edit source]
- Deathbringer, Heart's Blood, Snowfang, and The Baneward need to be researched at any of the Spires and then manufactured.
- Azure Shield: Found at Gulfglow Oldwalls, possessed by Red-Fang.
- Staff of Cairn: Harvest a piece of Cairn during Securing The Sea in the Stone Sea and have it turned into a staff at the Forge.
- Dauntless: Infested Oldwalls, embedded in a stone.
- Staff of Hours: Burning Library, found near the Silent Archive.
- Sunlance: Twin Rivers Oldwalls - Depths, locked behind the door in the north-eastern corner. Unlock it by powering the beacon with a Saphir Torchkey.
- Tempest: Lethian's Crossing Oldwalls - Antechamber, in the locked chest Zdenya is resting against.
- Gravebow: Blade Grave Oldwalls - East, in the closet beyond the beacon room.
- Peacemaker: Dropped by Graven Ashe.
- Final Scream: Dropped by Voices of Nerat.
- Wearable gear
- Alchemist's Gloves, Commander's Plate, Hierarch's Robes, Nightwalker's Boots: Manufactured at the Forge.
- Helm of the First Regent: Found at Rust Canyons, if you proclaimed the Edict with no warning.
- Binding of Shadows: Received from Bleden Mark with Favor 3.
- Magebane Helm: Found at Lethian's Crossing, quest item.
- Face of Judgment: Dropped by Tunon.
- Scales of Mercy need to be researched using The Silent Archive at any of the Spires and then manufactured.
- Steadfast Insignia: Found at Oldwalls Breach during A Breach Between Worlds.
- Banner of Ardent: Found at the Burning Library.
- The Silent Archive: Found at the Burning Library.
List of artifact weapons[edit | edit source]
|Weapon||Base damage||Accuracy bonus||Recovery penalty||Armor penetration|| Price
Bronze Rings/Copper Rings
Can be made one-handed or two-handed.
|14-17 Slash vs. Parry||0||1.25||7||1 10||Enervating: On weapon critical hit, Target takes -5 Vitality for 20s. |
Scythe of Years: Damage all enemies in a cone, ignoring their armor. All helpful effects on the targets are removed.
|12-15 Slash/Pierce vs. Parry||6||0.25||1/10||Resolute': On critical hit, daze foes for 9.7s in 2m radius|
Stalwart Surge: Raise the Dauntless high, releasing a wave of energy to stun all nearby enemies. Damage increases with the Dauntless's Renown.
|9-12 Slash vs. Parry||19||0||0||22 30||Exsanguinating: +40% damage when below 35% health. |
Heartseeker: Fire a bouncing bolt of energy. Each enemy that is hit takes piercing damage and transfers health to the wielder. Affected foes suffer reduction Might, Quickness, and Vitality. Healing scales with Renown.
|10-16 Pierce vs. Parry||6||0.5||0||26 30||Frostbite: On weapon critical hit, Freeze enemy for 12s. Save vs. Endurance. |
Winter's Fang: Freeze an enemy, sealing their fate. When the effect ends, the ice reforms dealing massive Frost damage. Damage scales with Renown.
|20-25 Slash/Pierce vs. Parry||0||2||0||36 24||Charged: On weapon critical hit, deal 24-36 Shock damage to target. |
Stormwheel: Conjure stormclouds overhead, bombarding the area with lightning. Bolts damage foes in an area around the strike. Damage scales with Renown.
|24-30 Crush vs. Parry||0||2.25||5||36 24||Oppressing: On weapon critical, -4 Might for 20s on target.|
Devastating: On weapon critical, push target back 0.5m, interrupt (Weak) for 1s
Bladestorm: Release blades of swirling death. The energy within Peacemaker covers the area with lightning, dealing slash and shock damage to all enemies. Damage scales with Renown.
|16-18 Pierce vs. Dodge||0||2||6||38 27||Exhaustion: On weapon critical, target suffers -10% to Magic, Will, and Endurance defenses. |
Chromatic Arrow: Fire a brilliant arrow. All enemies in its path take damage and are Blinded. Any Bane who are struck trigger a small explosion that deals Arcane damage to all Bane in the area. These effects scale with Renown.
|10-11 Shock vs. Dodge||0||0.5||0||46 27||Distortion: +50% Graze and Hit deflection. |
Slowing the Sands: Dramatically slow enemies in a targeted area. Effects scale with Renown.
|19-20 Crush vs. Dodge||0||2.5||0||36 27||Depends on which piece of Cairn was used:|
Cairn's Grace: +2 Finesse
Cairn's Potency: +2 Might
Cairn's Haste: +2 Quickness
Cairn's Tenacity: +2 Resolve
Cairn's Form: +2 Vitality
Cairn's Brilliance: +2 Wits
Evocation of Cairn: Enemies in the target area take Crush damage and are Petrified, while allies in the area receive a buff to Might, Vitality, and Resolve, as well as enhanced Armor versus Crush damage. Effects scale.
|24-30 Crush vs. Parry||6||1.75||0||38 27||Oppressing: On weapon critical, make target Prone for 4s. Save vs. Endurance.|
Devastating: On weapon critical, push target back 0.5m, interrupt (Weak) for 1s
Shockwave: Strike all enemies in a line with a massive shockwave of energy. Each enemy hit takes Crush damage until the end of combat. Damage scales with Renown.
List of artifact equipment[edit | edit source]
- Equipment refers to non-weapon items that can be worn by the characters.
|Accessory||Regent's Pride: +3 Resolve||Steadfast Stand: Grant nearby allies resolve and an increased resistance to being knocked prone or pushed back. These effects scale with the Renown.|
|Accessory||Brilliance: +1 Wits
Tenacity: +1 Resolve
Of Secrets: +10 Trap Detection
|Unlocks additional research options at the Library|
|Accessory||Balance the Scales: -10% Critical Hit Damage taken; +5% Hit Precision on weapon critical hit.||Tipping the Scales: Create a pulsing effect around the wearer that reduces enemy Accuracy and afflicts foes with random hostile effects. Accuracy modifiers scale with artifact's renown.|
|Accessory||Ardent Ward: -75% of all damage taken for 8s.||Force of Peace: When activated, the wearer of Banner of Ardent is granted a damage absorption shield and any enemy who attacks them is Paralyzed. These effects scale with the Banner of Ardent's renown.|
|Armor||6||1||Authority: Modifies Apply the Lash, Will of Command, Call to Battle, Resurgence, Undying.||Redeploy: Instantly swap positions with a companion. Both of you receive a bonus to Vitality and Finesse until the end of combat. Effect increases with Renown.|
|Armor||3||Sorcery: +10 to all Magic Skills||Aspect of Nightmares: Draw forth the form of a horrifying mask of energy. All enemies within a cone become Terrified. Duration of the Terrified affliction scales with Renown.|
|Boots||6||0.2||Tracking: +10% perception distance, +2 Trap detection||Shadow Stride: Teleport behind an enemy and attack, dealing significant bonus damage. Damage scales with Renown.|
|Gauntlets||2.5||0.5||Shade Skin: -10% to all damage taken||Shadow's Embrace: Shift into a shadow version of yourself. Deal bonus Arcane damage with each attack and gain bonus damage reduction. Scale with Renown.|
Mending: +20 Control Life
|Orb of Life: Launch an orb of healing energy at a location. The orb will create a zone of restorative energy that will periodically heal any party member in the area. Effect scales.|
3 vs. Slash and Crush damage
0.75 vs. Pierce and Fire damage
|0.4||Adaptive: On weapon critical hit, +5 Quickness and Finesse for allies in a 5m radius for 20s||Bend the Knee: Release a wave of energy in an area around you that reduces Endurance and Will defenses.|
|Head||Render Judgment: On receiving critical hit, deal 23 Corrode damage to enemies in a 2.5m radius. Save vs. Endurance.||Archon's Judgement: Judge an enemy, freezing them in a solid block of ice. Duration of freezing scales.|
|Head||2.5||0.5||Nullifying: +50 Defense against spells||Arcane Unravelling: Fire a bolt of energy that explodes in an area around the target, Weakening and Fatiguing all Bane inside the radius. Effect scales.|
Related achievements[edit | edit source]
|Arsenal||Acquire 5 Artifacts.|
|Legendary||Acquire an Artifact.|
|Overkill||Acquire 10 Artifacts.|