Neverwinter Artifacts



Artifacts are a special type of equipment that boost your character’s combat efficiency. Besides power, they also provide your character with additional stat bonuses and increase your gear score.

There are 5 types of artifact qualities:

  1. Uncommon
  2. Rare
  3. Epic
  4. Legendary
  5. Mythic

Each of these qualities have their own stat bonuses and as an artifact’s quality increases, its on-use power improves.

Every artifact has their own unique effect, cast animation, individual description, method of acquisition and unique stats.

You are introduced to artifacts when you reach level 21 and complete the quest, which at the end gives you a choice between 3 of them.


Since the introduction of the “Undermountain” module the items system were rebalanced, and a new generation of artifacts were added.

Their fundamental difference is the amount of character stats the player gets, and also the impact it has when used in combat. (Their gear score is 2 times higher than the artifacts before the “Undermountain”).

Right now, the artifacts is the highest priority, cause the ones that give bonuses to power, combat advantage and defense, and some of them are required for a complete character “set”.

“Set” means artifact equipment that has great potential in combat, not only raising the character’s stats, but also raising his personal bonuses, working passively when fully equipped.

Artifact equipment are unique items that allow you to enhance your character passively, or by increasing its stats and passive bonuses.

These items are of high priority, because they allow you to gain great power with complete equipment and subsequent improvement.

Equipment has 5 quality categories:

  1. Common
  2. Uncommon
  3. Rare
  4. Epic
  5. Legendary


You can find artifacts in epic dungeons and trials, buy them with gold bars, as well as buy them at the auction house for a small price. Also, they can be found by completing the “Master Expedition” in Undermountain and trade for runes at the exchanger in “Yawning Portal”, but the drop chance is extremely low.

At the moment the most significant artifacts are: (Storyteller’s Journal, Staff of Flowers, Sword of Zariel, Trobriand’s Ring, Arcturia’s Music Box, Wyvern-Venom Coated Knives, Skull Lord Staff, Erratic Drift Globe, Decanter of Atropal Essence and others). Their price starts from 65000 astral diamonds. The “Storyteller’s Journal” can be obtained from in-game event once every six months.

Artifact refinement is pretty expensive, so when buying it is worth considering further refining, that means purchasing wards and ingredients for upgrading, and also thinking about refining up to the legendary quality.