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Minecraft Dungeons artifacts guide: every ability listed

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Minecraft Dungeons has a bunch of items that can help you when fighting off the Arch-Illager’s army. Some of the most important of these are artifacts, as they can give you powerful effects such as launching firework arrows at enemies or summoning an animal companion to aid you in battle.

Our Minecraft Dungeons artifacts guide will list all of the available artifacts in the game and tell you what they do. It will also explain how artifacts work and why their levels matter.

Minecraft Dungeons artifact list

A key thing to keep in mind is that the level of the artifact can increase the duration of an artifact’s effect or the damage it inflicts on enemies. As such, we will not be listing how long each artifact lasts or how much damage it will inflict, instead opting to show what type of effect the item has. The only exception to this is the cooldown for each item, which seems to be consistent throughout all artifacts.

Artifact name Artifact ability Damage/Effect type Cooldown
Boots of Swiftness Gives a short boost to movement speed. Movement speed increase 5 seconds
Corrupted Beacon Fires a high-powered beam that continuously damages mobs. Artifact damage
+1 Soul Gathering
No cooldown
Death Cap Mushroom Greatly increases attack and movement speed. Increases attack and movement speed to self. 30 seconds
Fireworks Arrow Puts a fireworks arrow into your quiver. The arrow explodes on hit. Ranged damage 30 seconds
Fishing Rod Pulls the closest mob in range to your position, briefly stunning that enemy. Stuns enemies 5 seconds
Flaming Quiver Gives you Burning Arrows (7) Ranged damage per second 30 seconds
Ghost Cloak Briefly gain Ghost Form, allowing you to move through mobs and absorb some damage. Increases speed and allows the hero to move through mobs 6 seconds
Golem Kit Summons an Iron Golen to aid you in battle. Summon damage 30 seconds
Gong of Weakening Produce an area of effect that reduces damage dealt by nearby mobs Weakens surrounding enemies 20 seconds
Harvester When used, the Harvester releases souls in an explosion. (Requires Souls) Artifact damage
+1 Soul Gathering
1 second
Iron Hide Amulet Provides a major boosts to defence for a short time. Increased defence. 25 seconds
Light Feather Lets you tumble through the air, stunning and pushing enemies back as you go. Stuns enemies and pushes them back. 3 seconds
Lightning Rod You can spend souls to call down a bolt of lightning onto an area. Artifact damage
+1 Soul Gathering
No cooldown
Love Medallion Turn up to three hostile mobs into allies for ten seconds before they disappear. Turns mobs into allies and boosts their damage. 30 seconds
Shock Powder Stuns nearby enemies Stuns enemies 15 seconds
Soul Healer Heals the most injured ally nearby, including yourself. Instant healing effect.
+1 Soul Gathering
1 second
Tasty Bone Summons a wolf to aid you in battle. Summon damage 30 seconds
Torment Quiver Gives slow arrows that knocks back mobs and passes through walls. Phase through walls and increased knockback.
+1 Soul Gathering
1 second
Totem of Regeneration A totem that creates a circular aura, healing you and your allies. Healing aura effect 25 seconds
Totem of Shielding This totem has mystical powers that shield those around it from projectiles. Projectile shielding effect. 20 seconds
Wind Horn Pushes enemies away from you and slows them briefly. Pushes a number of blocks. 10 seconds
Wonderful Wheat Summons a llama to aid you in battle. Summon damage 30 seconds

Minecraft Dungeons artifacts

Artifacts in Minecraft Dungeons explained

Each artifact you find in Minecraft Dungeons can be equipped to one of the three available slots found at the bottom of the screen. To equip an artifact, open up the inventory and select an artifact then choose the artifact slot which you want to equip them into. You can learn more about the basics of artifacts in our How to play Minecraft Dungeons guide. Below are some basic facts about artifacts:

  • Every artifact has a power level. This power level determines how much damage the artifact can inflict on enemies or how long an effect the artifact lasts for. For example, a level 1 Tasty Bone will give you a weaker wolf companion than a level 15 Tasty Bone.
  • Artifacts can be combined with other equipment in certain circumstances, such as the Firework Arrow with any ranged weapon with the “fires multiple arrows” perk, to improve them, so it’s worth experimenting with combinations at the camp.
  • It’s not good to hoard low level artifacts, and it’s especially not good to keep them equipped. Your artifacts do count towards your average power level. Since vendors like the Wandering Merchant and Blacksmith care about your power level, you’ll want this to be as high as possible.
  • The types of artifacts you unlock in Default Difficulty mode are not the full set. You’ll unlock a few more artifacts in Adventurer and the final couple in Apocalypse difficulty. You can find all of the artifact locations in our Minecraft Dungeons secret levels guide.

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