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Artifacts are items in Genshin Impact that can be equipped on Characters to increase their Stats. It is the second tab in the Inventory.

There are 5 types of Artifacts that can be equipped: Flower of Life Flower of Life, Plume of Death Plume of Death, Sands of Eon Sands of Eon, Goblet of Eonothem Goblet of Eonothem, and Circlet of Logos Circlet of Logos. Only one of each type can be equipped on a character at a time.

All Artifacts have a main affix, commonly known as a main stat, with up to 4 minor affixes, commonly known as sub stats or secondary stats. These affixes can greatly increase the character's strength in combat. Certain artifact types, such as the Flower of Life and Plume of Death, can only come with a specific main stat, while other types can come with one of many main stats.

How to Obtain

Artifacts can be obtained by exploring Teyvat and finding Investigation Spots, Chests, defeating Elite Enemies and Bosses, claiming rewards from Petrified Trees in Domains of Blessing, and acquiring Chamber Bounties in the Spiral Abyss.

At the highest Domain level, Artifact Domains averages at 1 5-Star featured artifact and 1.5 4-Star featured artifacts. Featured artifacts each have 50% to be either of the two types.

A maximum of 1,500 Artifacts can be in a player's Inventory at a time. If the player tries to collect another Artifact, a special notice will appear on-screen.

Some NPCs have dialogue branches that give the player one artifact. There are also NPCs who sell 2★ artifacts.


Artifacts can be equipped on characters from the Character > Artifacts > Switch Menu or the Inventory > Artifacts > Details > Fast Equip Menu.


Artifacts require Artifact EXP and Mora to enhance. Artifact EXP can be acquired through Artifact EXP Materials or from using other Artifacts as Enhancement Materials.

1 point of EXP costs Mora Mora ×1 except when recycling an already-leveled artifact.

Upgrading a full set of 5★ artifacts to level 20 will cost 270,475 × 5 = 1,352,375 Artifact EXP & Mora.


1-Star to 4-Star Artifacts can be destroyed for Mora, and up to 100 Artifacts can be destroyed at a time. The Artifact must be at Level 0 (+0) with 0 EXP. The Mora received is 420/840/1260/2520 depending on the rarity, which is equal to the Mora it would cost to use the Artifact as Artifact EXP.

5-Star Artifacts cannot be destroyed for Mora, but they can be used on Mystic Offerings which will give back one Artifact Strongbox.

Artifact Sets

Artifact Sets are different kinds of artifacts that have different Set Bonuses depending on how many are of that set are equipped on a character. Currently, there are 40 Artifact Sets:

Item Gambler.png Set Gambler
Item Scholar.png Set Scholar


Each artifact has one main stat, determined by the artifact's type/slot. Its value at each level is determined by the stat and the artifact's rarity. Main stats include HP, HP%, ATK, ATK%, DEF%, Elemental Mastery, Energy Recharge%, Elemental Damage Bonus% for each of the 6 playable Elements, Physical DMG Bonus%, Crit Rate%, Crit DMG%, and Healing Bonus, but not all stats are available for all artifacts.

Along with the main stat, artifacts have up to 4 sub-stats that are all different from the main stat. For every 4 levels that an artifact gains, an additional sub-stat is added unless the artifact already has 4 sub-stats, in which case a random sub-stat is upgraded. Sub-stats include HP, HP%, ATK, ATK%, DEF, DEF%, Elemental Mastery, Energy Recharge%, Crit Rate%, and Crit DMG%.


Artifacts are manifestations of memories and ideals.[1] Artifacts often take the form of items from bygone days, and their previous owners are usually described in the artifacts' descriptions.



Video Guides

Starter Guide
Artifacts Farming Route (2.1)
Genshin Impact 72+ Aftifacts Daily in 10 mins

Change History

Released in Version 1.0
Version 2.6

Version 2.5

  • Added icon hints to the Artifacts filtering interface.
  • Added ability to filter Artifacts by 2 affixes in Character Menu.

Version 2.3

Version 2.2

  • Increased Artifact Inventory capacity from 1,000 to 1,500.

Version 2.0

Version 1.6

  • 4-Star Artifacts can now be destroyed for Mora.

Version 1.5

Version 1.2

Version 1.1

  • Players can now see the 1-Piece Bonus of Artifacts displayed under their Character's Artifact page even when two other set bonuses are active (e.g. Instructor 2-Piece and 4-Piece Bonus and Prayers of Wisdom 1-Piece Bonus).
  • Equipped Artifacts now have the Character side icon in the corner instead of just a generic icon.
  • Added 4-Star and Under Materials for Auto Add when Enhancing Artifacts.

Version 1.0


  1. Artifact EXP Material: Sanctifying Essence
  2. bilibili: PASH! Interview