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All About Artifacts

 All About Artifacts

Artifacts are special items that have unique perks. There are various ways to acquire them, from defeating specific enemies in mutated expeditions, trials, or in the open world; to earning them on the PVP track or as Season Pass rewards. You can view a list of Artifacts on New World Database, but if you’d like some information about the quests required to unlock the perks or what to add as the final perk when upgrading, you might find this article useful. 

You can only equip one artifact in each major category, so one Armor, one Weapon, and one Jewelry. Shields are counted as Armor for this purpose, so you could have both a sword and shield artifact at the same time. Artifacts can only be obtained once per character, and cannot be locked or deleted.

Once you have found your Artifact, you’ll need to perform three tasks to unlock the perks. When you equip an Artifact, the quest will appear in your Journal. Completing all the objectives, including upgrading the Artifact at the Gypsum kiln, will remove the quest from your Journal. You can only have 10 active Artifact quests at a time and if you cancel one to equip another Artifact, the progress will be lost.

Many thanks to our Don’t Die Alone family for collecting the quest information for each artifact, especially Nismo, Bacon, ABYZZMOS, KingWilliams, and CountessHiru.

List of Artifacts

Note: clicking on any category header will link back up to this List of Artifacts.

Weapons

Type: Great Axe

Source: T5 Major Corrupted Portals

Release: Season 3

Rating: Allows unique specialised builds combining Great Axe and Magic Weapons.

Perks and unlock quests

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Perk 1: 38 Magnify

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Perk 2: Darken Blade: 99% of damage is converted to void, and if higher will scale from Intelligence.

Available immediately

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Perk 3: Abyss: Deal 20% more damage when mana is below 100%

Quest: Kill 50 Corrupted in Brimstone Sands

Abyssal Attunement

Perk 4: Abyssal Attunement: Attacks deal +14% weapon damage as Void (1.5s cooldown. Does not trigger off persistent damage or DoT effects).

Quest: Kill 50 Corrupted in Reekwater

Refreshing

Perk 5: Refreshing Move: Light and Heavy attacks reduce your active weapon cooldowns by 2.5% (0.2s cooldown).

Quest: Kill 50 Corrupted in Shattered Mountain

Perk 6: Upgrade at Kiln to select the final perk.

Recommended perks for this item include: Weapon Ability perk, for example – Enfeebling Maelstrom (PVE) or Crippling Reap (PVP). Vicious or Thwarting Strikes are also valid options.

Used in the following builds – The Abyssal Stalker.

Type: Great Axe

Source: Winter Rune Forge Spoils

Release: Season 5

Rating: Fun weapon for the extra spins but not meta for damage.

Perks and unlock quests

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Perk 1: 38 Magnify

Available immediately

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Perk 2: Momentum: Successful attacks gain 3% movement speed for 3s. (Works on both weapons and stacks 10 times.)

Available immediately

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Perk 3: Endless Spin: Whirlwind no longer needs to hit targets to continue spins, and can spin up to 12 times

Quest: Defeat Shah Neshen in the Trial of the Devourer

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Perk 4: Refreshing Move: Light and Heavy attacks reduce your active weapon cooldowns by 2.5% (0.2s cooldown).

Quest: Defeat Godlin Jupiterion at Castrum Prinipium

Fortifying Whirlwind

Perk 5: Fortifying Whirlwind: Whirlwind hits grant Fortify, increasing armor by 16% and Slash damage by 13% for 2s (Max 5 stacks).

Quest: Defeat Zygoramet at Zygoramet’s Grove

Perk 6: Upgrade at Kiln to select the final perk.

Recommended perks for this item include: Vicious or Thwart Strikes.

Used in the following builds – Submit your build

Type: Greatsword

Source: PVP Track reward

Release: Season 3

Rating: Excellent. The illegal perk combo of both Trenchant Strikes and Trenchant Crits makes heavy attacks very powerful, especially in PVE.

Perks and unlock quests

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Perk 1: 38 Magnify

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Perk 2: Balanced Blade: Offense stance: +2% empower per attack for 5s (max 10 stacks) Defense stance: +2% fortify when hit for 5s (max 10 stacks)

Available immediately

Enchanted

Perk 3: Trenchant Strikes: Heavy melee attacks deal +23% damage.

Quest: Defeat 20 Player enemies in Outpost Rush

Keen

Perk 4: Trenchant Crits: Heavy melee attacks deal +34% critical damage.

Quest: Defeat 20 Player enemies in Arena

Refreshing

Perk 5: Refreshing Move: Light and Heavy attacks reduce your active weapon cooldowns by 2.5% (0.2s cooldown).

Quest: Defeat 35 Player enemies (in open world)

Perk 6: Upgrade at Kiln to select the final perk.

Recommended perks for this item include: Gem Slot (Gem Setting Pins can be purchased from the Faction Vendor)

Used in the following builds – Submit your build

Type: War Hammer

Source: Chardis in Lazarus Instrumentality mutations

Release: Season 3

Rating: Off-meta. Great against Ancients.

Perks and unlock quests

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Perk 1: 38 Magnify

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Perk 2: Mjölnir Blessing: 99% of hammer damage is converted to lightning, and you deal 20% more lightning damage with both weapons.

Available immediately

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Perk 3: Spark: Mighty Gravel causes a lightning strike that inflicts a 30% weaken for 7s.

Quest: Defeat Heru in The Ennead

Perk 4: Refreshing Mighty Gavel: Mighty Gavel hits reduce the ability’s cooldown by 20% (Max 2 activations per impact).

Quest: Defeat 30 Feral Beast at Tribunal Highmound

Refreshing

Perk 5: Refreshing Move: Light and Heavy attacks reduce your active weapon cooldowns by 2.5% (0.2s cooldown).

Quest: Defeat Commander Thorpe in The Depths

Perk 6: Upgrade at Kiln to select the final perk.

Recommended perks for this item include: Trenchant Strikes, or if you’re a shirker you could try Shirking Lightning. Use with a Lighting damage ring.

Used in the following builds – Submit your build

Type: Spear

Source: Scorpio Supernal (once per night cycle)

Release: Season 3

Rating: Situational. An opportunity to relive Mortal Combat – “Get over here!”

Perks and unlock quests

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Perk 1: 38 Magnify

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Perk 2: Sting: Javelin now does 160% weapon damage and pulls targets towards you.

Available immediately

Gem slot

Perk 3: Gem slot

Quest: Defeat Montrapala the Unruled at Isle of Zurvan

Sundering Javelin

Perk 4: Sundering Javelin: Javelin inflicts Rend to targets above 50% Health, reducing the target’s armor by 40% for 10s.

Quest: Defeat 30 Mammoth at Trampled Steppes

Enchanted

Perk 5: Trenchant Strikes: Heavy melee attacks deal +23% damage.

Quest: Defeat 20 Tribunal Mammoth at Tribunal Highmound

Perk 6: Upgrade at Kiln to select the final perk.

Recommended perks for this item include: Keenly Jagged or an Attunement of your choice. Maybe Plagued Strikes or Penetrating Backstab for PVP.

Used in the following builds – Submit your build

Type: Spear

Source: The Siren Queen at the Spire of Melpomene in Reekwater

Release: Season 5

Rating: Decent, especially if you use heavy attacks and the Coup de Grace from Sweep.

Perks and unlock quests

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Perk 1: 38 Magnify

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Perk 2: Poison Tipped: Heavy melee attacks with either weapon cause poison dealing 20% weapon damage for 5s.

Available immediately

Gem slot

Perk 3: Gem slot

Quest: Defeat the Moss Prince at Mosswater Bend

Keen

Perk 4: Trenchant Crits: Heavy melee attacks deal +34% critical damage.

Quest: Defeat 30 Ancient Guardian at Gates of Sutekh

Enchanted

Perk 5: Trenchant Strikes: Heavy melee attacks deal +23% damage.

Quest: Defeat Queen Ta-Bitjet at Beds of Ta-Bitjet

Perk 6: Upgrade at Kiln to select the final perk.

Recommended perks for this item include: Weapon ability perk such as Bleeding Sweep or Enfeebling Skewer

Used in the following builds – Submit your build

Odo

Type: Flail

Source: Vanash in Elysian Wilds

Release: Season 3

Rating: A bit weak. Can be used in a Tank build.

Perks and unlock quests

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Perk 1: 38 Magnify

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Perk 2: Odo’s Punishment: You deal 20% more damage to stunned foes. (works on both weapons)

Available immediately

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Perk 3: Odo’s Defense: On Block: heal for 5% base health.

Quest: Defeat Guardian of Saicor’s Light at Saicor Orrery

Health

Perk 4: Lifestealing: Heal for 7.1% of the damage you deal (Does not trigger off persistent damage or DoT effects).

Quest: Defeat 30 Crowned Lotus enemies in Elysian Wilds

Refreshing

Perk 5: Refreshing Move: Light and Heavy attacks reduce your active weapon cooldowns by 2.5% (0.2s cooldown).

Quest: Defeat 50 Feral Beast enemies in Elysian Wilds

Perk 6: Upgrade at Kiln to select the final perk.

Recommended perks for this item include: Gem Slot (Gem Setting Pins can be purchased from the Faction Vendor)

Used in the following builds – The Vampire Tank

Type: Sword

Source: Zhou Taiying in the Dynasty Shipyard mutations

Release: Season 3

Rating: Excellent for a bleed build.

Perks and unlock quests

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Perk 1: 38 Magnify

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Perk 2: Bloodletting: Bleeds lasts 33% longer. (works on both weapons)

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Perk 3: Jagged Whirls: Whirling Blade inflicts bleed, dealing 10% weapon damage for 6s

Quest: Defeat Nereid in Barnacles and Black Powder

Perk 4: Empowering Whirling Blade: When 3 or more enemies are within its radius while performing a Whirling Blade attack, gain 52% base damage.

Quest: Defeat 30 Ancient Guardian enemies at Saircor Orrey

Keenly Jagged

Perk 5: Keenly Jagged: Inflicts Bleed on critical hit, dealing 10% weapon damage per second for 6s (7s cooldown).

Quest: Defeat 50 Corrupted enemies in Tempest’s Heart

Perk 6: Upgrade at Kiln to select the final perk.

Recommended perks for this item include: Gem Slot (Gem Setting Pins can be purchased from the Faction Vendor)

Used in the following builds – The Blood Spartan, Narok n Roll

Type: Rapier

Source: Montrapala the Unruled in Elysian Wilds

Release: Season 3

Rating: Excellent.

Perks and unlock quests

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Perk 1: 38 Magnify

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Perk 2: Finisher Harmony: Attacks against Bleeding targets deal 15% more damage, and reduce Flourish’s cooldown by 5% (1s cooldown, works on both weapons)

Available immediately

Gem slot

Perk 3: Gem slot

Quest: Defeat Vanash at Tribunal Highmound

Deadly Flourish

Perk 4: Deadly Flourish: Flourish deals +41% damage against targets below 50% Health.

Quest: Defeat 30 Sporebound Boar enemies in Elysian Wilds

Keen Tondo

Perk 5: Keen Tondo: +26% critical chance against targets affected by Tondo’s Bleed. If this perk is on a weapon Tondo also causes -10% weakness for 10s.

Quest: Defeat 30 Crowned Rotseed at Isle of Zurvan

Perk 6: Upgrade at Kiln to select the final perk.

Recommended perks for this item include: Thwarting Strikes, Keenly Empowered, Rogue, Vicious

Used in the following builds – Bloody Psychopath

Type: Hatchet

Source: The Blighted Greenskeeper in Garden of Genesis mutations

Release: Season 3

Rating: Excellent for a Throwing Hatchet build

Perks and unlock quests

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Perk 1: 38 Magnify

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Perk 2: Thrown Mastery: Thrown Axe projectiles reduce all axe skill cooldowns by 25%. (5s cooldown)

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Perk 3: Gem slot

Quest: Defeat Zhou Taiying in the Dynasty Shipyard

Empowering Rending Throw

Perk 4: Empowering Rending Throw: Ranged Hatchet attacks deal +40% damage against Rending Throw targets.

Quest: Defeat 30 Feral Beast at Shirzad’s Pride

Refreshing

Perk 5: Refreshing Move: Light and Heavy attacks reduce your active weapon cooldowns by 2.5% (0.2s cooldown).

Quest: Defeat 50 Lost in Barnacles and Black Powder

Perk 6: Upgrade at Kiln to select the final perk.

Recommended perks for this item include: Enchanted, Vicious, or Rogue

Used in the following builds – Submit your build

Sin

Type: Hatchet

Source: Colossus of Memnon at the Wall in Brimstone Sands

Release: Season 5

Rating: Excellent for debuff build

Perks and unlock quests

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Perk 1: 38 Magnify

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Perk 2: Corruption: Debuffs last 25% longer. (Works on both weapons)

Available immediately

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Perk 3: Defile: Deals 2% more damage per debuff on a target. (5 stacks max)

Quest: Defeat Zhou Taiying in the Dynasty Shipyard

Keenly Jagged

Perk 4: Keenly Jagged: Inflicts Bleed on critical hit, dealing 10% weapon damage per second for 6s (7s cooldown).

Quest: Defeat 30 Feral Beast at Shirzad’s Pride

Refreshing

Perk 5: Refreshing Move: Light and Heavy attacks reduce your active weapon cooldowns by 2.5% (0.2s cooldown).

Quest: Defeat 50 Lost in Barnacles and Black Powder

Perk 6: Upgrade at Kiln to select the final perk.

Recommended perks for this item include: Gem Slot (Gem Setting Pins can be purchased from the Faction Vendor)

Used in the following builds – Submit your build

Type: Fire Staff

Source: Commander Marius in Empyrean Forge mutations

Release: Season 3

Rating: Niche builds

Perks and unlock quests

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Perk 1: 38 Magnify

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Perk 2: Hellfire’s Fury: +20% damage when you hit a target within 5m.

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Perk 3: Inner Power: If higher this weapon scales with Strength.

Quest: Defeat Rage of Osiris at Saicor Orrery

Empowering Incinerate

Perk 4: Empowering Incinerate: Incinerate deals +40% damage to targets with Burn.

Quest: Defeat 30 Crowned Vulconyte at Isle of Zurvan

Keen

Perk 5: Vicious: +7% critical damage.

Quest: Defeat Torug at Tribunal Highmound

Perk 6: Upgrade at Kiln to select the final perk.

Recommended perks for this item include: Flame Attunement

Used in the following builds – Submit your build

Type: Ice Gauntlet

Source: Ice Troll in Glacial Tarn mutations

Release: Season 4

Rating: Niche builds use it for the extra 15% on frozen, rooted or chilled enemies

Perks and unlock quests

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Perk 1: 38 Magnify

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Perk 2: Chilling End: Frozen, rooted or chilled enemies take 15% additional damage (on both weapons).

Available immediately

Gem slot

Perk 3: Gem slot

Quest: Defeat Annoyed Aguascia enemies in Elysian Wilds

Keen

Perk 4: Vicious: +7% critical damage.

Quest: Defeat 20 Ancient Guardian enemies in Glacial Tarn

Refreshing

Perk 5: Refreshing Move: Light and Heavy attacks reduce your active weapon cooldowns by 2.5% (0.2s cooldown).

Quest: Defeat 20 Varangian Knight enemies in Glacial Tarn

Perk 6: Upgrade at Kiln to select the final perk.

Recommended perks for this item include: Weapon Ability perk, such as Unending Thaw.

Used in the following builds – Submit your build

Type: Life Staff

Source: PVP Track Reward

Release: Season 4

Rating: Niche build

Perks and unlock quests

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Perk 1: 38 Magnify

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Perk 2: Nature’s Vengeance: When you successfully heal gain 1% dmg for 10s (Stacks to 20).

Available immediately

Keen Beacon

Perk 3: Keen Beacon: When Beacon heals a player, they gain 11% critical chance for 6s.

Quest: Defeat 20 Player enemies in Outpost Rush

Refreshing

Perk 4: Refreshing Move: Light and Heavy attacks reduce your active weapon cooldowns by 2.5% (0.2s cooldown).

Quest: Defeat 20 Player enemies in Arena

Enchanted

Perk 5: Enchanted: Light and Heavy attacks deal +5% damage.

Quest: Defeat 35 Player enemies

Perk 6: Upgrade at Kiln to select the final perk.

Recommended perks for this item include: Blessed

Used in the following builds – Submit your build

Type: Void Gauntlet

Source: Pugnacious Purutu on the Isle of Zurvan in Elysian Wilds

Release: Season 3

Rating: Excellent in both Dex and Healer builds

Perks and unlock quests

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Perk 1: 38 Magnify

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Perk 2: Negative Energy: Your ranged attacks inflict Disintegrate for 8s on both weapons (1 cooldown). And if higher, this weapon scales with dexterity.

Available immediately

Keen

Perk 3: Keen: +7% critical chance.

Quest: Defeat 20 Crowned Gorilla at Isle of Zurvan

Health

Perk 4: Lifestealing: Heal for 7.1% of the damage you deal (Does not trigger off persistent damage or DoT effects).

Quest: Defeat 30 Mammoth at Trampled Steppes

Refreshing

Perk 5: Refreshing Move: Light and Heavy attacks reduce your active weapon cooldowns by 2.5% (0.2s cooldown).

Quest: Defeat 20 Tribunal Chameleon at Tribunal Highmound

Perk 6: Upgrade at Kiln to select the final perk.

Recommended perks for this item include: Weapon Ability perk, such as Putrefying Scream or Nullifying Oblivion; Blessed; Enchanted, or Vicious.

Used in the following builds – The Expedition Medic, The AOE Healer, and Psychic Healer, 

Type: Bow

Source: Annoyed Aguascia on the Isle of Zurvan in Elysian Wilds

Release: Season 4

Rating: It was OP but is now just used in niche builds, generally not considered as versatile as the Syncretic Bow.

Perks and unlock quests

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Perk 1: 38 Magnify

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Perk 2: Electrified: 99% damage converted to lightning, and lightning damage from basic attacks is increased by 20% for both weapons.

Available immediately

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Perk 3: Bolt: Basic attacks build up stacks of static charge lasting 3s. Hitting with bow lightning damage at 3 stacks will consume the charges and trigger a bolt of lightning, dealing 80% damage.

Quest: Cull 5 Ice Wolf

Shirking Lightning

Perk 4: Shirking Lightning: After dodging an attack, your next hit within 10s deals +45% base weapon damage as Lightning.

Quest: Defeat 3 Tribunal Ice Mammoth enemies in Elysian Wilds

Enchanted

Perk 5: Enchanted: Light and Heavy attacks deal +5% damage.

Quest: Defeat 20 Ancient Guardian enemies in Glacial Tarn

Perk 6: Upgrade at Kiln to select the final perk.

Recommended perks for this item include: Plagued crits (PVP), Keenly Jagged, or Lasting Rain of Arrows.

Used in the following builds – Submit your build

Type: Blunderbuss

Source: PVP Track Reward

Release: Season 3

Rating: Excellent for PVP, often used with Fire Staff.

Perks and unlock quests

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Perk 1: 38 Magnify

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Perk 2: Blighted Enchantment: Attacks against targets inflict a stack of poison and a decrease to incoming and outgoing healing effectiveness by 7% per stack for 6s (Max 3 stacks).

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Perk 3: Pest: 15% damage against poisoned and diseased targets.

Quest: Defeat 20 Player enemies in Outpost Rush

Plagued Crits

Perk 4: Plagued Crits: Critical strikes against targets below 50% Health inflict Disease for 6s, reducing healing effectiveness on the target by 26%.

Quest: Defeat 20 Player enemies in Arena

Keen

Perk 5: Keen: +7% critical chance.

Quest: Defeat 35 Player enemies

Perk 6: Upgrade at Kiln to select the final perk.

Recommended perks for this item include: Gem Slot (Gem Setting Pins can be purchased from the Faction Vendor), or a Weapon Ability perk such as Exhaustive Net Shot (PVP).

Used in the following builds – Submit your build

Type: Musket

Source: Toy Maker Phthah in Elysian Wilds

Release: Season 3

Rating: Niche builds only

Perks and unlock quests

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Perk 1: 38 Magnify

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Perk 2: Extra Levers: Traps and Sticky Bomb cooldown reduced by 25%.

Available immediately

Gem slot

Perk 3: Gem slot

Quest: Defeat Ner’ Mur at Scalefang Enclave

Accelerating Traps

Perk 4: Accelerating Traps: +33% movement speed for 5s after deploying a trap (Does not stack). Traps now apply Bleed for 16% of weapon damage for 5s.

Quest: Defeat Scorio Supernal at Ordeal of the Scorpion

Mending Sticky Bombs

Perk 5: Mending Sticky Bombs: Every hit of Sticky Bomb heals you for 32% of damage done.

Quest: Defeat 10 Ancient Guardian at Saircor Bridge

Perk 6: Upgrade at Kiln to select the final perk.

Recommended perks for this item include: Unsure

Used in the following builds – Submit your build

Shields require a Weapon Matrix to upgrade but count as an Armor Artifact.

Type: Tower Shield

Source: Heru in The Ennead mutations

Release: Season 3

Rating: Max tank, min shift key

Perks and unlock quests

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Perk 1: Shield Wall: Gain 5% base damage reduction You cannot dodge, but have 33% more stamina.

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Perk 2: Chromatic Ward: You take 25% less damage from all elemental sources.

Quest: Defeat Gruendgul the Reagent in The Starstone Barrows

Hearty

Perk 3: Sturdy: Receive 10% less Stamina damage while blocking.

Quest: Defeat 30 Angry Earth enemies at Tanglesnap Hollows

Shirking Fortification

Perk 4: Keenly Fortified: Gain 10% Fortify for 3s on critical hit (10s cooldown).

Quest: Defeat 50 Human enemies in Empyrean Forge

Perk 5: Upgrade at Kiln to select the final perk.

Recommended perks for this item include: Enchanted Ward, Hated, or a Weapon Ability perk like Fortifying Shield Rush or Accelerated Resolve.

Used in the following builds – Submit your build

Type: Kite Shield

Source: PVP Track Reward

Release: Season 3

Rating: Niche builds

Perks and unlock quests

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Perk 1: Refreshing Cleanse: Cooldowns reduced by 5% On block: lose one debuff.

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Counter Attack

Perk 2: Counter Attack: On Block: gain a 30% Empower for 4s.

Quest: Defeat 20 Player enemies in Outpost Rush

Healing Defense

Perk 3: Healing Defense: On Block: heal for 3% base max health.

Quest: Defeat 20 Player enemies in Arena

Health

Perk 4: Lifestealing: Heal for 7.1% of the damage you deal (Does not trigger off persistent damage or DoT effects).

Quest: Defeat 35 Player enemies

Perk 5: Upgrade at Kiln to select the final perk.

Recommended perks for this item include: Enchanted Ward, Hated, or a Weapon Ability perk like Fortifying Shield Rush or Accelerated Resolve.

Used in the following builds – Submit your build

Type: Round Shield

Source: Tribunal Ice Mammoths in Elysian Wilds

Release: Season 4

Rating: Good for SS DPS but people usually choose an Armour artifact instead

Perks and unlock quests

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Perk 1: Jagged Spikes: When you are hit or block a hit from a melee attack, inflict bleed on your attacker dealing 10% of your weapon damage every second for 6s (2s cooldown).

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Diminishing Shield Bash

Perk 2: Diminishing Shield Bash: Reduce non-consumable buff durations for enemies hit by Shield Bash by 47%.

Quest: Defeat Annoyed Aguascia in Elysian Wilds

Fortifying Shield Rush

Perk 3: Fortifying Shield Rush: After hitting a target with Shield Rush, gain Fortify, increasing armor by 35% for 6s.

Quest: Defeat 20 Varangian Knight Enemies in Glacial Tarn

Perk 4: Keenly Empowered: Gain 10% Empower for 5s on critical hit (10s cooldown).

Quest: Defeat 20 Ancient Guardian Enemies in Glacial Tarn

Perk 5: Upgrade at Kiln to select the final perk.

Recommended perks for this item include: Vicious or Enchanted

Used in the following builds – Submit your build

Type: Light Headwear

Source: T5 Major Corrupted Portals

Release: Season 3

Rating: Good for mana hungry builds

Perks and unlock quests

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Perk 1: 45 Intelligence

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Perk 2: Brilliance: +100% max mana

Available immediately

Gem slot

Perk 3: Gem slot

Quest: Kill 50 Corrupted in Brimstone Sands

Refreshing

Perk 4: Refreshing: Reduce max cooldowns by 5%.

Quest: Kill 50 Corrupted in Reekwater

Physical Aversion

Perk 5: Physical Aversion: Receive 4.2% less damage from ranged, physical attacks.

Quest: Kill 50 Corrupted in Shattered Mountain

Perk 6: Upgrade at Kiln to select the final perk.

Recommended perks for this item include: Health; Weapon Ability perk or Harnessing for specific builds.

Used in the following builds – Psychic Healer

Type: Light Glove

Source: Season 4 Season Pass Level 100 Free Track; Ipomoea in Elysian Wilds

Release: Season 4

Rating: Nothing Special.

Perks and unlock quests

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Perk 1: 32 Magnify

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Perk 2: Quickdraw: You’re immune to damage for 0.5s after you weapon swap (12s cooldown).

Available immediately

Gem slot

Perk 3: Gem slot

Quest: Defeat Annoyed Aguascia in Elysian Wilds

Refreshing

Perk 4: Refreshing: Reduce max cooldowns by 4%.

Quest: Defeat 20 Varangian Knight Enemies in Glacial Tarn

Purify

Perk 5: Freedom: Reduce the base duration of Slow, Stun, and Root by 12%.

Quest: Defeat Snorok Ice Fist in Glacial Tarn

Perk 6: Upgrade at Kiln to select the final perk.

Recommended perks for this item include: Enchanted Ward or Health; Weapon Ability perk or Harnessing for specific builds.

Used in the following builds – Submit your build

Type: Light Chestwear

Source: Ner’ Mur in Elysian Wilds

Release: Season 3

Rating: Popular for high armour protection in Light Equip load.

Perks and unlock quests

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Perk 1: 32 Magnify

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Perk 2: Weightless: This armor is weightless

Available immediately

Gem slot

Perk 3: Gem slot

Quest: Defeat Adiana’s Chosen Beast at Elafry Pyrgo

Refreshing

Perk 4: Refreshing: Reduce max cooldowns by 5%.

Quest: Defeat 20 Corvid enemies in Elysian Wilds

Physical Aversion

Perk 5: Physical Aversion: Receive 4.2% less damage from ranged, physical attacks.

Quest: Defeat 30 Angry Earth enemies at The Dayspring Tree

Perk 6: Upgrade at Kiln to select the final perk.

Recommended perks for this item include: Health; Weapon Ability perk or Harnessing for specific builds.

Used in the following builds – The Abyssal Stalker

Type: Light Legwear

Source: Outpost Rush Cache

Release: Season 4

Rating: The big complaint about these is that Ranged Physical damage reduction doesn’t help much and the Reinforced Kneecaps perk value is too low.

Perks and unlock quests

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Perk 1: 32 Magnify

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Perk 2: Reinforced Kneecaps: Incoming ranged attacks deal 13% less damage to you.

Available immediately

Gem slot

Perk 3: Gem slot

Quest: Cull 5 Ice Wolf

Enchanted Ward

Perk 4: Enchanted Ward: -4% damage from light and heavy attacks.

Quest: Defeat 3 Tribunal Ice Mammoths in Elysian Wilds

Physical Aversion

Perk 5: Physical Aversion: Receive 4.5% less damage from ranged, physical attacks.

Quest: Defeat 20 Varangian Knight enemies in Glacial Tarn

Perk 6: Upgrade at Kiln to select the final perk.

Recommended perks for this item include: Health, Freedom, Weapon Ability perk.

Used in the following builds – Submit your build

Type: Light Footwear

Source: Season 3 Season Pass Level 20 Free Track, Outpost Rush Cache

Release: Season 3

Rating: Very popular in PVP builds

Perks and unlock quests

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Perk 1: 32 Magnify

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Perk 2: Shirking Blessing: Successfully dodging an attack, gives you 15% empower and 25% fortify for 5s, you are also healed for 200 + 2% of your max hp.

Available immediately

Gem slot

Perk 3: Gem slot

Quest: Defeat 30 Feral Beast enemies in Elysian Wilds

Refreshing

Perk 4: Refreshing: Reduce max cooldowns by 5%.

Quest: Defeat 30 Ancient Guardian enemies in Elysian Wilds

Physical Aversion

Perk 5: Physical Aversion: Receive 4.2% less damage from ranged, physical attacks.

Quest: Defeat 30 Angry Earth enemies in Elysian Wilds

Perk 6: Upgrade at Kiln to select the final perk.

Recommended perks for this item include: Health, Freedom, Shirking Heals

Used in the following builds – The Blood Spartan

Type: Light Footwear

Source: Season 5 Season Pass Level 20 Free Track

Release: Season 5

Rating: Niche ranged builds only

Perks and unlock quests

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Perk 1: 32 Magnify

Available immediately

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Perk 2: Ambush: deal 15% more damage and 25% critical chance as long as you haven’t hit the target within 20s

Available immediately

Gem slot

Perk 3: Gem slot

Quest: Defeat 10 Crowned Drake at Isle of Zurvan

Refreshing

Perk 4: Refreshing: Reduce max cooldowns by 4%.

Quest: Defeat 30 Lost at Dunkelberg

Purify

Perk 5: Freedom: Reduce the base duration of Slow, Stun, and Root by 12%.

Quest: Defeat Colossus of Memnon at Westwall Nebet-Het

Perk 6: Upgrade at Kiln to select the final perk.

Recommended perks for this item include: Enchanted Ward, Weapon Ability perk.

Used in the following builds – Submit your build

Type: Medium Headwear

Source: Elite Chests in Elysian Wilds

Release: Season 3

Rating: Nothing special

Perks and unlock quests

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Perk 1: 32 Magnify

Available immediately

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Perk 2: Shrug off: Non crowd controlling debuffs expire 20% faster on you.

Available immediately

Gem slot

Perk 3: Gem slot

Quest: Defeat 30 Feral Beast enemies in Elysian Wilds

Purify

Perk 4: Vigor: Reduce the duration of Burn, Bleed, and Poison by 15%.

Quest: Defeat 30 Ancient Guardian enemies in Elysian Wilds

Purify

Perk 5: Invigorated: Reduce the duration of Weaken, Disease, Exhaust, and Rend by 15%.

Quest: Defeat 30 Angry Earth enemies in Elysian Wilds

Perk 6: Upgrade at Kiln to select the final perk.

Recommended perks for this item include: Enchanted Ward, Weapon Ability perk

Used in the following builds – Submit your build

Type: Medium Glove

Source: Overgrown Guardian and Adiana’s Chosen Beast in Elysian Wilds

Release: Season 3

Rating: Nothing special

Perks and unlock quests

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Perk 1: 32 Magnify

Available immediately

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Perk 2: Ghoul’s Touch: When you hit a foe below half health, transfer one debuff. (3s cooldown)

Available immediately

Gem slot

Perk 3: Gem slot

Quest: Defeat Pugnacious Purutu at Isle of Zurvan

Refreshing

Perk 4: Refreshing: Reduce max cooldowns by 5%.

Quest: Defeat 30 Beetle enemies in Elysian Wilds

Elemental Aversion

Perk 5: Elemental Aversion: Receive 4.2% less damage from ranged, elemental attacks.

Quest: Defeat 20 Tribunal Smasher enemies in Elysian Wilds

Perk 6: Upgrade at Kiln to select the final perk.

Recommended perks for this item include: Health, Weapon Ability perk

Used in the following builds – Submit your build

Type: Medium Chestwear

Source: PVP Track Reward

Release: Season 3

Rating: Excellent for builds that need fast refreshing of abilities

Perks and unlock quests

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Perk 1: 32 Magnify

Available immediately

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Perk 2: Highly Refreshing: Reduces max cooldowns by 10%.

Available immediately

Gem slot

Perk 3: Gem slot

Quest: Defeat 20 Player enemies in Outpost Rush

Refreshing

Perk 4: Refreshing: Reduce max cooldowns by 5%.

Quest: Defeat 20 Player enemies in Arena

Health

Perk 5: Health: +2.4% max health.

Quest: Defeat 35 Player enemies

Perk 6: Upgrade at Kiln to select the final perk.

Recommended perks for this item include: Enchanted Ward, Weapon Ability perk

Used in the following builds – The Expedition Medic

Type: Medium Chestwear

Source: Zygoramet at the Zygoramet’s Grove Trial in Edengrove

Release: Season 5

Rating: Excellent for builds that have non-timed empowers, such as Firestaff and Blunderbuss

Perks and unlock quests

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Perk 1: 32 Magnify

Available immediately

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Perk 2: Nature’s Blessing: Empower expires 200% faster but you deal 20% more damage.

Available immediately

Gem slot

Perk 3: Gem slot

Quest: Defeat 30 Angry Earth in Garden of Genesis

Refreshing

Perk 4: Refreshing: Reduce max cooldowns by 4%.

Quest: Defeat Alcazarin Formation at Genesis of Malevolence

Enchanted Ward

Perk 5: Enchanted Ward: -4% damage from light and heavy attacks.

Quest: Defeat the Siren Queen at Spire of Melpomene

Perk 6: Upgrade at Kiln to select the final perk.

Recommended perks for this item include: Health, Weapon Ability perk

Used in the following builds – Submit your build

Type: Medium Legwear

Source: Quest Reward – The End of New Eden

Release: Season 3

Rating: Very popular in Light and Medium equip load builds. Extra attributes are hard to beat.

Perks and unlock quests

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Perk 1: 40 Magnify

Available immediately

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Perk 2: Well Rounded: +10 to all other attributes.

Available immediately

Gem slot

Perk 3: Gem slot

Quest: Defeat Toy Maker Phthah at Saircor Orrery

Refreshing

Perk 4: Refreshing: Reduce max cooldowns by 5%.

Quest: Defeat Commander Thorpe in The Depths

Elemental Aversion

Perk 5: Elemental Aversion: Receive 4.2% less damage from ranged, elemental attacks.

Quest: Defeat Feral Beast enemies in Elysian Wilds

Perk 6: Upgrade at Kiln to select the final perk.

Recommended perks for this item include: Health

Used in the following builds – The Serpent, Bully Build, AOE Healer

Type: Medium Footwear

Source: S4 Season Pass Reward Level 20 Free Track, Helianthus in Elysian Wilds

Release: Season 4

Rating: Niche

Perks and unlock quests

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Perk 1: 32 Magnify

Available immediately

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Perk 2: Speedy: Base duration of hastes on you is increased by 50%.

Available immediately

Gem slot

Perk 3: Gem slot

Quest: Defeat 20 Varangian Knight enemies in Glacial Tarn

Refreshing

Perk 4: Refreshing: Reduce max cooldowns by 4%.

Quest: Defeat 3 Tribunal Ice Mammoths in Elysian Wilds

Purify

Perk 5: Freedom: Reduce the base duration of Slow, Stun, and Root by 12%.

Quest: Cull 5 Ice Wolf

Perk 6: Upgrade at Kiln to select the final perk.

Recommended perks for this item include: Enchanted Ward, OR you could add Luck and put them in your ECR set for some extra speed 😛

Used in the following builds – Submit your build

Type: Heavy Headwear

Source: PVP Track Reward

Release: Season 3

Rating: Despite theoretically being good for PVP with huge crit damage reduction, it doesn’t beat other armour artifacts.

Perks and unlock quests

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Perk 1: 32 Magnify

Available immediately

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Perk 2: Hard Head: PvP Only: Receive 20% less damage from critical hits

Available immediately

Gem slot

Perk 3: Gem slot

Quest: Defeat 20 Player enemies in Outpost Rush

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Perk 4: Refreshing: Reduce max cooldowns by 5%.

Quest: Defeat 20 Player enemies in Arena

Shirking Fortification

Perk 5: Shirking Fortification: After dodging an attack, gain Fortify, increasing armor by 5.3% for 4s (Each item with this perk stacks).

Quest: Defeat 35 Player enemies

Perk 6: Upgrade at Kiln to select the final perk.

Recommended perks for this item include: Enchanted Ward

Used in the following builds – Submit your build

Type: Heavy Glove

Source: Isabella in Tempest’s Heart mutations

Release: Season 3

Rating: Good for niche builds where crits trigger other benefits

Perks and unlock quests

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Perk 1: 32 Magnify

Available immediately

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Perk 2: Magnetic: Crit chance increased by 50%, but crit damage reduced by up to 50%.

Available immediately

Gem slot

Perk 3: Gem slot

Quest: Defeat 30 Feral Beast at Tribunal Highmound

Refreshing

Perk 4: Refreshing: Reduce max cooldowns by 5%.

Quest: Defeat 30 Angry Earth enemies at The Dayspring Tree

Physical Aversion

Perk 5: Physical Aversion: Receive 4.2% less damage from ranged, physical attacks.

Quest: Defeat 30 Ancient Guardian enemies in The Lazarus Instrumentality

Perk 6: Upgrade at Kiln to select the final perk.

Recommended perks for this item include: Health, Weapon Ability perk

Used in the following builds – Submit your build

Type: Heavy Glove

Source: Avarice at The Eternal Pool Trial in Reekwater

Release: Season 5

Rating: Decent base perks but just hard to compete with other artifacts

Perks and unlock quests

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Perk 1: 32 Magnify

Available immediately

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Perk 2: Charged: Whenever you take damage gain an Empower charge that increases the damage of your next attack by 3% (max 10 charges.)

Available immediately

Gem slot

Perk 3: Gem slot

Quest: Defeat 30 Ancient Guardian at Heliopolis

Health

Perk 4: Health: +2.4% max health.

Quest: Defeat 30 Ancient Guardian in the Starstone Barrows

Enchanted Ward

Perk 5: Enchanted Ward: -4% damage from light and heavy attacks.

Quest: Defeat 30 Ancient Guardian at Tempestas Custodia

Perk 6: Upgrade at Kiln to select the final perk.

Recommended perks for this item include: Weapon Ability perk

Used in the following builds – Submit your build

Type: Heavy Chestwear

Source: Nereid in Barnacles and Black Powder mutations

Release: Season 3

Rating: Popular in Tank builds

Perks and unlock quests

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Perk 1: 32 Magnify

Available immediately

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Perk 2: Dark Reinforced: Your armor is increased by 20%.

Available immediately

Gem slot

Perk 3: Gem slot

Quest: Defeat Isabella in Tempest’s Heart

Enchanted Ward

Perk 4: Enchanted Ward: -4% damage from light and heavy attacks.

Quest: Defeat 30 Ancient Guardian at Saircoir Bridge

Physical Aversion

Perk 5: Physical Aversion: Receive 4.2% less damage from ranged, physical attacks.

Quest: Defeat 30 Armored Drake enemies in Elysian Wilds

Perk 6: Upgrade at Kiln to select the final perk.

Recommended perks for this item include: Health

Used in the following builds – Narok n Roll, The Vampire Tank

Type: Heavy Legwear

Source: PVP Track Reward

Release: Season 3

Rating: Doesn’t beat other artifacts

Perks and unlock quests

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Perk 1: 32 Magnify

Available immediately

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Perk 2: Unending Freedom: Stun, Slow, and Root effects expire 25% faster.

Available immediately

Gem slot

Perk 3: Gem slot

Quest: Defeat 20 Player enemies in Outpost Rush

Purify

Perk 4: Freedom: Reduce the duration of Slow, Stun, and Root by 12%.

Quest: Defeat 20 Player enemies in Arena

Enchanted Ward

Perk 5: Enchanted Ward: -4% damage from light and heavy attacks.

Quest: Defeat 35 Player enemies

Perk 6: Upgrade at Kiln to select the final perk.

Recommended perks for this item include: Health, Weapon Ability perk.

Used in the following builds – Submit your build

Type: Heavy Legwear

Source: PVP Track Reward

Release: Season 5

Rating: Since PVP Track Artifact drops were changed in S5, not everyone has had a chance to test this one out.

Perks and unlock quests

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Perk 1: 32 Magnify

Available immediately

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Perk 2: Steady Foundation: When not in heavy loadout gain 20% more max health.

Available immediately

Gem slot

Perk 3: Gem slot

Quest: Defeat 20 Player enemies in Outpost Rush

Refreshing

Perk 4: Refreshing: Reduce max cooldowns by 4%.

Quest: Defeat 20 Player enemies in Arena

Enchanted Ward

Perk 5: Enchanted Ward: -4% damage from light and heavy attacks.

Quest: Defeat 35 Player enemies

Perk 6: Upgrade at Kiln to select the final perk.

Recommended perks for this item include: Health, Weapon Ability perk

Used in the following builds – Submit your build

Type: Heavy Footwear

Source: PVP Track Reward

Release: Season 4

Rating: I really want to use these but just don’t want to give up another artifact. How nice would it be to never be pushed around!

Perks and unlock quests

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Perk 1: 32 Magnify

Available immediately

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Perk 2: Unmovable: You cannot be displaced.

Available immediately

Gem slot

Perk 3: Gem slot

Quest: Defeat 20 Player enemies in Outpost Rush

Grit Ward

Perk 4: Grit Ward: -3% damage while under the effects of grit.

Quest: Defeat 20 Player enemies in Arena

Physical Aversion

Perk 5: Physical Aversion: Receive 4.5% less damage from ranged, physical attacks.

Quest: Defeat 35 Player enemies

Perk 6: Upgrade at Kiln to select the final perk.

Recommended perks for this item include: Health, Refreshing

Used in the following builds – Submit your build

Type: Amulet

Source: PVP Track Reward

Release: Season 3

Rating: Popular in Shirking Heals builds but not as good as it used to be.

Perks and unlock quests

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Perk 1: 32 Magnify

Available immediately

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Perk 2: Center of Attention: Consumables, lifesteal, and outgoing heals are 25% weaker, but all other healing is 25% stronger.

Available immediately

Gem slot

Perk 3: Gem slot

Quest: Defeat 20 Player enemies in Outpost Rush

Divine

Perk 4: Divine: +10% Health from all incoming healing effects.

Quest: Defeat 20 Player enemies in Arena

Health

Perk 5: Health: +7% max Health.

Quest: Defeat 35 Player enemies

Perk 6: Upgrade at Kiln to select the final perk.

Recommended perks for this item include: Stamina Recovery

Used in the following builds – The Blood Spartan

Type: Amulet

Source: Commander Thorpe in The Depths mutations

Release: Season

Rating: It works to grab aggro but is it worth missing your elemental Protection amulet?

Perks and unlock quests

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Perk 1: 32 Magnify

Available immediately

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Perk 2: Stunny Gaze: Activate Taunt Gems. Stuns last 100% longer, but base damage is decreased by 5%.

Available immediately

Gem slot

Perk 3: Gem slot

Quest: Defeat The Blighted Greenskeeper in Garden of Genesis

Purify

Perk 4: Purify: When you are hit while below 50% Health, you lose all debuffs (90s cooldown. Does not trigger off persistent damage, DoT effects, or blocked attacks).

Quest: Defeat Chardis in The Lazarus Instrumentality

Health

Perk 5: Health: +7% max Health.

Quest: Defeat 50 Corrupted enemies in Dynasty Shipyard

Perk 6: Upgrade at Kiln to select the final perk.

Recommended perks for this item include: Divine or a Protection such as Slash Protection

Used in the following builds – Submit your build

Type: Amulet

Source: Season 5 Season Pass Reward Level 80 Free Track

Release: Season 5

Rating: Struggled to find the balance between overpowered and useless. Currently disabled because players used it to explore outside the boundaries of the map.

Perks and unlock quests

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Perk 1: 32 Magnify

Available immediately

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Perk 2: Phoenix Vengeance: When you receive lethal damage, avoid death and regain 100% of your max health. Then become inflicted with Vengeance, reducing healing by 200% and taking damage equal to 20% of your max health every second until you die or get a kill. (180s cooldown).

Available immediately

Gem slot

Perk 3: Gem slot

Quest: Defeat Helianthus at Dance of the Fireflies

Purify

Perk 4: Purify: When you are hit while below 50% Health, you lose all debuffs (90s cooldown. Does not trigger off persistent damage, DoT effects, or blocked attacks).

Quest: Defeat 20 Corrupted in the Dynasty Shipyard

Hearty

Perk 5: Stamina Recovery: When you are hit while below 50% Health, gain 105 Stamina (30s cooldown. Does not trigger off persistent damage, DoT effects, or blocked attacks).

Quest: Defeat 3 Primordial Spawn enemies in the Empyrean Forge

Perk 6: Upgrade at Kiln to select the final perk.

Recommended perks for this item include: Health

Used in the following builds – Submit your build

Type: Ring

Source: Greundgul the Regent in Starstone Barrows mutations

Release: Season 3

Rating: Excellent for solo PVE and just a good item to have in your pack for emergencies.

Perks and unlock quests

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Perk 1: 32 Magnify

Available immediately

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Perk 2: Ghouls Harmony: –25% damage, 25% lifesteal

Available immediately

Gem slot

Perk 3: Gem slot

Quest: Defeat Commander Marius in Empyrean Forge

Health

Perk 4: Leeching: Heal for 7.1% of the damage you deal (Does not trigger off persistent damage or DoT effects).

Quest: Defeat 30 Angry Earth at Hortus Gorgon

Hearty

Perk 5: Hearty: +10% max Stamina.

Quest: Defeat 50 Ancient Guardian in The Starstone Barrows

Perk 6: Upgrade at Kiln to select the final perk.

Recommended perks for this item include: Keen Awareness is a good general perk.

Used in the following builds – Submit your build

Type: Earring

Source: Season 3 Season Pass Reward Level 100 Free Track, Mahantaram in Savage Divide mutations

Release: Season 3

Rating: Popular

Perks and unlock quests

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Perk 1: 32 Magnify

Available immediately

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Perk 2: The Thirst: Health potion are 33% stronger, but the cooldown is 20% longer.

Available immediately

Gem slot

Perk 3: Gem slot

Quest: Defeat 30 Feral Beast enemies in Elysian Wilds

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Perk 4: Empowering Toast: On Potion Drink: gain 10% Empower for 4s.

Quest: Defeat 30 Ancient Guardian enemies in Elysian Wilds

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Perk 5: Fortifying Toast: On Potion Drink: gain 20% Fortify for 3s.

Quest: Defeat 30 Angry Earth enemies in Elysian Wilds

Perk 6: Upgrade at Kiln to select the final perk.

Recommended perks for this item include: Refreshing Toast

Used in the following builds – Submit your build

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Landi is an avid furniture collector and regular DPS for Don't Die Alone. She contributes to the Mutation Rotation and Faction Control series of articles.

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