OVERVIEW

Artifacts are a new system brought to the game on November 1st, 2017. These are items that will increase your Stats and effectiveness in combat by giving you special Buffs at certain Ranks. These Artifacts level up with the Player by using new experience (XP) items called Nth Metal. They come in various types and the amount of XP differs between their Rarity.

Also used in leveling your Artifacts are items called Catalysts. Catalysts drop from the last boss in specific On-Duty Instances. The tooltip in game details which instance drops which Catalysts. Every 20 Ranks requires specific Catalysts in order to "Breakthrough" to get to the next Rank. The Ranks to Breakthrough are 20, 40, 60, 80, 100, 120, 140, 160, 180, and 200. 

In this guide you'll find all the information you need on how to acquire Artifacts, the different type of XP items, information on the Artifacts themselves, and more.

UPDATE - September 12th, 2019
Game Update 97 Added Ranks 180 and Rank 200 to the Artifacts. It also brought Catalyst Consolidation and removal of the Catalysts from the Marketplace.

UPDATE - August 15th, 2018
Game Update 86 brought changes to the Artifact Costs from John Constantine detailed in his section below and introduced a 3rd Artifact Slot.


INTRODUCTION MISSION

Once you Reach Level 20, John Constantine will contact you for a mission to collect rare and valuable Artifacts. This Mission will give you a choice of a Free Artifact and Nth Metal and Catalysts to get your first Artifact to Rank 20. Below is the breakdown of the Mission Chain. In case you leave or warp from any of the areas to your Base, headquarters, etc, you can continue the missions by warping to the Area you stopped at from the Events Tab on the On Duty Menu.

Artifacts

  • Intro Message from John Constantine: Hello there, mate. How've ya been? Alright alright, I'll cut the chumminess. i know we don't have much history together. But together... we could MAKE history. And speaking of history, I'm in the business of collecting things. Old things. New things. Sometimes blue things. But most importantly, things with power. Ahh... That got your attention. Good. Meet me at this secret location and I'll give you the details of the little arrangement.

  • Speak with John Constantine at the Oblivion Bar; you can use Artifacts: Oblivion Bar in the Events tab of the On Duty Menu to get there.

  • Speak with John Constantine again to let him know you're ready.

Ruined Cathedral - The Entwined Rings of Azar

  • Help John Constantine get an Artifact from the Ruined Cathedral in Hell; you can use Artifacts: Ruined Cathedral in the Events tab of the On Duty Menu to get there.
    Strategy:
    The Mobs in this area are Cultists which can be burned very easily. They also dont hit very hard.

  • While inside the Ruined Cathedral, defeat Brother Blood.
    Strategy:
    He isn't a tough boss at all. You will do basic Handblaster Weapon Combos which can be countered very easily. There is a Healing Barrel in the corner if you need it.
    Rewards:
    1x Processed Nth Metal
    1x Source Marks
    Cash: $393

  • Give the Entwined Rings of Azar to John Constantine.

Oa Central Power Battery - The Starheart Fragment

  • Help John Constantine get an Artifact from the Oa Central Power Battery; you can use Artifacts: Oa Central Power Battery in the Events tab of the On Duty Menu to get there.
    Strategy:
    The Mobs in this area are Orange Lantern Constructs which can be burned very easily. They also dont hit very hard.

  • While inside the Oa Central Power Battery, defeat Glomulus.
    Strategy:
    He will occasionally knock you down with this Plasma Breath and Savage Bite but his damage wont put you into any danger. There is a Healing Barrel if you need it.
    Rewards:
    1x Purified Nth Metal
    1x Source Marks
    Cash: $393

  • Give the Starheart Fragment to John Constantine.

Apokolips Necropolis - The Cog of Mageddon and the Tetrahedron of Urgund

  • Help John Constantine get two Artifacts from the Apokolips Necropolis; you can use Artifacts: Apokolips Necropolis in the Events tab of the On Duty Menu to get there.
    Strategy:
    The Mobs in this area are the Dreggs which can be burned very easily. They also dont hit very hard.

  • While inside the Apokolips Necropolis, defeat Steppenwolf.
    Strategy:
    Steppenwolf mainly gets tanked by Constantine's Magical Construct so just burning him will be easy. There is a Healing Barrel if you need it.
    Rewards:
    1x Processed Nth Metal
    1x Source Marks
    Cash: $393

  • Give the Cog of Mageddon and the Tetrahedron of Urgund to John Constantine.

Government Warehouse - The Starheart Fragment

  • Help John Constantine get an Artifact from the Government Warehouse; you can use Artifacts: Government Warehouse in the Events tab of the On Duty Menu to get there.
    Strategy:
    No Mobs to defeat here. Its just searching through the crates to find the Artifact. Each crate does have a funny line to them. Your 3rd crate while searching will give you a Flawless Nth Metal, Purified Nth Metal and 4x Processed Nth Metal. You'll also complete the Feat: Mantling of Barbatos for collecting a Flawless Nth Metal. Then the 6th crate you open you'll find the Artifact.

  • While inside the Government Warehouse, defeat Major Force.
    Strategy:
    He will occasionally knock you down with this Plasma Breath and Savage Bite but his damage wont put you into any danger. There is a Healing Barrel if you need it.
    Rewards:
    1x Processed Nth Metal
    1x Source Marks
    Cash: $393

  • Give the Starheart Fragment to John Constantine.

  • Next choose which Artifact you want. You will choose 1 out of 3. 2 of them will be the Cog of Mageddon and the Tetrahedron of Urgund. The last Artifact will depend on your Power's Support Role. Controllers get the Entwined Rings of Azar, Healers get the Starheart Fragment, and Tanks get the Dilustel Refractor.

  • Go to your Inventory and Equip your Artifact

  • Advance your Artifact on the Artifacts Tab of your Inventory until it reaches a Milestone Rank

  • Find John Constantine in the Watchtower/Hall of Doom for an Artifact Catalyst known as Electrum; you'll need Catalysts like these to get past the Milestone Ranks.
    Rewards:
    2x Electrum Catalysts
    5x Source Marks
    Cash: $2000

  • Use the Artifacts tab of your Inventory to break through a Milestone Rank with your Artifact. When you Breakthrough, you'll complete the Feat: Relic Ascension I for getting an Artifact to Rank 20
    Rewards:
    1x Vault Ticket
    5x Source Marks
    Cash: $2000

  • Go to the Vault and get some Reagents for your Artifact; Use the Vault Ticket or queue from the 1 Player Tab of the On Duty Menu. The Stabilizer Fragments Event will also give Artifact Reagents. Just complete the Vault to complete the mission.

  • Speak with John Constantine in the Watchtower/Hall of Doom to get a Seal of Preservation and see what he has for sale.
    Rewards:
    1x Seal of Preservation
    5x Source Marks
    Cash: $2000

That completes the Introduction Mission for Artifacts. You can now buy the other Artifacts from John Constantine. You can use any Artifact on your character but some Buff Abilities may not apply to you due to missing the requirements like Group Power Heals are only available to Controller Powersets.


VENDOR

After completing the Introduction mission, John Constantine will be in your Headquarters available to sell you Artifacts and other items. In case you need to replace your Artifact because you destroyed it, you can come back here and buy it again. It is Unique so if you have it equipped or in your inventory, you wont see the Artifact listed on the Vendor. When a new Episode is released, the previous Episode’s Artifacts are added so you can purchase them directly or wait until you are the CR of the Episode to gain them.

Items

Dionesium
Quantum Field Energy
Paradox Energy
Scrap of the Soul Cloak
Legionnaire's Sparring AI
Parasite's Power Harness
Tetrahedron of Urgund
Cog of Mageddon
Entwined Rings of Azar
Dilustel Refractor
Starheart Fragment
Omegahedron
Claw of Aelkhund
Orb of Orion
Philisopher’s Stone
Manacles of Force

Prices

7x Source Marks (SM)
10x Source Marks (SM)
15x Source Marks (SM)
25x Source Marks (SM)
25x Source Marks (SM)
25x Source Marks (SM)
25x Source Marks (SM)
25x Source Marks (SM)
25x Source Marks (SM)
25x Source Marks (SM)
25x Source Marks (SM)
25x Source Marks (SM)
25x Source Marks (SM)
25x Source Marks (SM)
25x Source Marks (SM)
25x Source Marks (SM)

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Game Update 97 - September 12th, 2019

The Catalyst Consolidation removed the Catalyst Cache from John Constantine and added 3 new Catalysts. The original 21 Catalysts and the Catalyst Cache now give 10 Source Marks on consumption and are no longer usable for Artifact Breakthroughs.


XP ITEMS

Experience (XP) Items are used to level your Artifacts. Most commonly you will find Nth Metal dropping from all content within the game and are the usual types to be used to level your Artifacts. The Developers have planned on adding special XP Items to fit the theme of these relics to add more XP to Artifacts. Below are the lists of XP Items and how to obtain them.

Nth Metal

The most common XP Items and these drop throughout the game in Open World to the On-Duty Instances including running the Vault and the Stabilizer Event. Your first Vault run for the week will yield much more Nth Metal than usual.

Item

Raw Nth Metal
Extracted Nth Metal
Treated Nth Metal
Processed Nth Metal
Refined Nth Metal
Purified Nth Metal
Flawless Nth Metal
Augmented Nth Metal

XP Amount

10 XP
20 XP
50 XP
100 XP
200 XP
500 XP
1000 XP
3000 XP

Raw Nth Metal was removed for a period of time from dropping in Content and higher versions were increased in drops.
Augmented Nth Metal was added as a possible item drop in The Vault with the Server Hotfix on August 24th, 2018.

 

Sin Stones

Sin Stones were introduced in the Assassin Time Capsule on April 19th, 2018 as the first new Artifact XP item for the Assassin Artfiacts, Venom Wrist Dispenser, The Demon's Fang, and Lazarus Water. The Sin Stones can be used as XP items for other Artifacts but when used on these 3, they give a 10% bonus.

Item

Ashen Sin Stone
Crimson Sin Stone
Ebony Sin Stone

XP Amount

50
200
800

 

Sunstones

Sunstones were introduced in the Kryptonian Time Capsule on June 27th, 2018. These are new XP item for the Kryptonian Artfiacts: Rao's Amulet, Solar Amplifier, Bottled City Soder and Omegahedron. The Sunstones can be used as XP items for other Artifacts but when used on these 3, they grant 10% increased Experience for every additional Sunstone, up to a Maximum of 40%.

 

Item

Shimmering Sunstone
Sparkling Sunstone
Dazzling Sunstone
Luminous Sunstone
Radiant Sunstone

XP Amount

200
500
1000
3000
10000


MILESTONES

In order to progress through the Ranks of your Artifacts, you have to do a breakthrough at each Milestone Rank which is every 20 Ranks. These Breakthroughs require Catalysts that are detailed later in the Guide. Each Breakthrough has a Percentage of Success and the higher the Rank, the Percentage of Success gets lower. Also with each higher Rank, the more XP is needed to reach the next Milestone.

Breakthrough Ranks

20
40
60
80
100
120
140
160
180
200

Percentage of Success

100%
95%
90%
80%
60%
40%
20%
10%
5%
3%
 

XP Needed


2662
7984
18629
39920
82499
167659
337979
678722
11787222
1678722

Catalysts Required


2x Dionesium
2x Dionesium, 1x Quantum Field Energy
3x Dionesium, 2x Quantum Field Energy, 1x Paradox Energy
4x Dionesium, 3x Quantum Field Energy, 2x Paradox Energy
5x Dionesium, 4x Quantum Field Energy, 3x Paradox Energy
6x Dionesium, 5x Quantum Field Energy, 4x Paradox Energy
7x Dionesium, 6x Quantum Field Energy, 5x Paradox Energy
8x Dionesium, 7x Quantum Field Energy, 6x Paradox Energy
9x Dionesium, 8x Quantum Field Energy, 7x Paradox Energy
10x Dionesium, 9x Quantum Field Energy, 8x Paradox Energy

The Cost Source Marks for each Rank can be found below:

 

Ranks

20
40
60
80
100
120
140
160
180
200

Source Marks

14
24
56
88
120
152
184
216
248
280

Source Marks (Pre-GU97)

20
30
60
90
120
150
180
210
-
-

Cost Differences

-6
-6
-4
-2
0
+2
+4
+6
-
-

 

CATALYSTS

Catalysts are used during the Milestone Breakthrough process. These are obtained by purchasing them from John Constantine, trading with other players, sold by players on the Broker, or purchased on the Marketplace. Game Update 97 has lowered the amount of different of Catalysts needed for the Milestone Breakthroughs down to 3 and each has a different Cost of Source marks.

Dionesium
Quantum Field Energy
Paradox Energy

7x Source Marks (SM)
10x Source Marks (SM)
15x Source Marks (SM)

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Along with Game Update 97, any of the original 21 Catalysts players have will no longer be usable for Breakthroughs. The Catalysts can be consumed and you will gain 10x Source Marks.

Source Wall Pro Tip: If you have other characters on your account that are low on Source Marks, you can send Depowered Catalysts to them via the Shared Bank and consume them to gain the Source Marks on that character.


Marketplace Items

Catalysts and Seals

Catalysts and Seals are sold on the Marketplace as an option for players if they so desire. Seals of Preservation and Completion are only sold on the Marketplace but you can sell them on the Broker. Just like the Catalysts, the Seals are not tradeable across platforms.

NOTE August 22nd, 2019: The Catalysts were removed from the Marketplace Prior to Game Update 97 as they were the Catalysts that were being replaced. The Devs have stated the Catalysts will return to the Marketplace in newer boxes later. No Date has been given yet.

Items - Price (Non-Members / Members)

- Artifact Starter Pack - 1800 DBC/MP / 1620DBC/MP
Contains an Artifact Cache which has 40,000 XP worth of Nth Metal and the Catalysts needed to reach Rank 80 and a Nth Metal Detector. The Cache allows for a one time choice between the following Artifacts: Tetrahedron of Urgund, Cog of Mageddon, Entwined Rings of Azar, Starheart Fragment, Dilustel Refractor, Parasite's Power Harness, Scrap of the Soul Cloak, or Legionnaire's Sparring AI. If a player owns all 8 of the Artifacts, you'll receive a Nth Metal Detector from the Cache. The Cache is Account Bound and everything inside unless specified by the item's tooltip.

- Seal of Preservation Pack - 200 DBC/MP / 180 DBC/MP
Contains 4 Seals of Preservation. These items prevent the loss of your Catalysts when a Milestone Breakthrough fails and is consumed in their place. If the Milestone attempt succeeds, the Seal is not used. This is a one-time use item and is not tradable cross-platform.

- Seal of Completion - 500 DBC/MP / 450 DBC/MP
Guarantees a successful Milestone Breakthrough, and is consumed in the process.

 

Old Prices

These were the prices before Game Update 97

Items - Price (Non-Members / Members)

- Rank 20 Catalysts - 67 DBC/MP / 60 DBC/MP
Contains Nth Metal and Catalysts needed to reach Rank 20

- Rank 40 Catalysts - 100 DBC/MP / 90 DBC/MP
Contains Nth Metal and Catalysts needed to reach Rank 40

- Rank 60 Catalysts - 200 DBC/MP / 180 DBC/MP
Contains Nth Metal and Catalysts needed to reach Rank 60

- Rank 80 Catalysts - 300 DBC/MP / 270 DBC/MP
Contains Nth Metal and Catalysts needed to reach Rank 80

- Rank 100 Catalysts - 400 DBC/MP / 360 DBC/MP
Contains Nth Metal and Catalysts needed to reach Rank 100

- Rank 120 Catalysts - 500 DBC/MP / 450 DBC/MP
Contains Nth Metal and Catalysts needed to reach Rank 120

- Rank 140 Catalysts - 600 DBC/MP / 540 DBC/MP
Contains Nth Metal and Catalysts needed to reach Rank 140

- Rank 160 Catalysts - 700 DBC/MP / 630 DBC/MP
Contains Nth Metal and Catalysts needed to reach Rank 160

 

XP Items

Nth Metal Detector

Nth Metal Detectors are used to increase the amount of Nth Metal XP Items you get. Its active for 1 hour and has a golden sparkle aura placed around you. While its active you will have Nth Metal Caches drop from enemies and placed in your inventory. Whats inside the Caches may vary. These items are sold on the Marketplace but were also added to Booster Bundles.

UPDATE - August 23rd, 2018

Nth Metal Detectors dropped in price.

Items - Price (Non-Members / Members)

Nth Metal Detector - 50 DBC/MP / 45 DBC/MP

Old Price

Items - Price (Non-Members / Members)

Nth Metal Detector - 200 DBC/MP / 180 DBC/MP

 

Artifact XP Packs

Added to the game on August 23rd, 2018 are new items, the Artifact XP Packs. These packs only give XP to the Artifacts. You will still need the Catalysts in order to get through the Milestone breakthroughs. 

The Reinforced Artifact XP pack gives 12,500 XP and the Perfected Artifact XP Pack gives 75,000 XP.

Items - Price (Non-Members / Members)

Reinforced Artifact XP Pack - 200 DBC/MP / 180 DBC/MP

Perfected Artifact XP Pack1000 DBC/MP / 900 DBC/MP

NOTE: The best bang for your buck will be getting the Perfected Artifact XP Pack for 1000 Daybreak/Marketplace Cash (which is basically 10 dollars). The Perfected will save you 200 Daybreak/Marketplace Cash (2 dollars) because you'll need 1200 Daybreak/Marketplace Cash (12 dollars) to buy the Reinforced Artifact XP Pack just to reach 75k XP that is in the Perfected Artifact XP Pack.

Another reason to purchase it is because its your one and done way to get to Rank 80 easily. To get to Rank 80 you need 39920 XP which you could also buy x4 Reinforced Artifact XP Packs (800 Daybreak/Marketplace Cash) to get 50k XP and be done. Do note that you wont completely reach the Rank 100 Milestone with the Perfected Artifact XP Pack since that Rank requires 82499 XP and the Perfected only gives 75k XP.


ARTIFACTS

Here you'll find the listing for each Artifact available in the game. Most Artifacts are sold by John Constantine in the Watchtower or Hall of Doom. 

The Relics

These are the first batch of Artifacts during the launch of this system. When you complete the Intro Mission you get to choose one of these for Free. The others have to be bought from John Constantine.

Entwined Rings of Azar

Controller Artifact

This Artifact increases the Health of you and your Party equal to a Percentage of your Vitalization whenever you use your Group Power Heal ability. This Health buff lasts for 12 seconds and it does stack with other Health Buffs from the other Artifacts.

Tetrahedron of Urgrund

DPS Artifact (Might)

This Artifact works in tandem with the Health Buffs from the other Artifacts. When using a Superpower, you and the group will gain a Might Buff equal to a % of your Health. The more Health, the greater increase in the Might Buff. When in Damage or Controller Role, the %’s are doubled so you'r percentages are 2.4%/3.2%/3.6%/4%. The reason the Controller Role was added to this Artifact was to encourage Controllers to use a “Buff Build” if they so desired which works together with the Controller Artifact, Claw of Aeklund.

Cog of Mageddon

DPS Artifact (Precision)

Dilustel Refractor

Tank Artifact

Starheart Fragment

Healer Artifact

 

The Anti-Monitor Artifacts

These Artifacts were released during the 2018 Anniversary Event, the Anti-Monitor, in January 2018. 

Scrap of the Soul Cloak

Supercharge Artifact

Legionnaire's Sparring AI

Weapon Artifact

Parasite's Power Harness

Controller Artifact

 

Assassin Artifacts

These Artifacts are obtained by Attain and open an Assassin Time Capsule, until you receive an Artificer Capsule, then upon opening it for the first time on your character you will receive a feat followed by a mail from Ra’s al Ghul with an attachment of the style item Eyes of the Dusk, which you consume and equip. You must wear this style while defeating any enemy throughout the game to get Collection items in order to make the Artifacts. There are 3 sets of Collections, consisting of 10 Collection items each, requiring you to get 30 Collection items in total to access all 3 Artifacts. You can get up to 3 Collections items per day, 1 Collection item for each Artifact. After 10 days of continually defeating enemies (doesn’t have to be consecutive) you will complete the Collection Feat and the Artifact will be mailed to you.

For alts, you can unlock the Feats with Replay Badges to obtain the Eyes of Dusk Style and the 3 Artifacts. They will be mailed to you shortly after unlocking their individual Feats. You can also find these 3 Artifacts on the Time and Space Vendor, 25 Quarks per Artifact and 100 Quarks for the Eyes of the Dusk itself!

Venom Wrist Dispenser

 

Weapon Artifact

The Demon's Fang

Healer/DPS Artifact

Lazarus Water

 

Tank/All Artifact

 

The Death of Superman - Omegahedron

 

This Artifact is given for free after completing the Story Missions in Doom Metropolis, part of "The Death of Superman" Celebration which is permanent content and free so everyone has access to get this Artifact.

It is also considered as a Kryptonian Artifact due to it’s origins, even though it isn’t obtained like the other 3.


Kryptonian Artifacts

These Artifacts are obtained by opening a number of Kryptonian Time Capsules (released on June 27th 2018):

Solar Amplifier - Opening 5 Capsules
Amulet of Rao - Opening 10 Capsules
Bottled City Soder - Opening 15 Capsules

In addition to the new Artifacts is the Bottled City Soder which is a permanent infinite soder cola and goes into the Consumable Slot and not the Artifact. Also the Solar Amplifier Artifact is the first of it's kind too buffing an Iconic Ability.

For alts, you can unlock the Feats with Replay Badges to obtain the 3 Artifacts. They will be mailed to you shortly after unlocking their individual Feats. You can also find these 3 Artifacts on the Time and Space Vendor, 25 Quarks per Artifact.

Solar Amplifier

Heat Vision Buff Artifact

Amulet of Rao

Controller Artifact

Bottled City Soder

Role Buff Soder Consumable


Atlantean Artifacts

You must have access to Episode 33: Atlantis either buying the episode or having a Membership. These Artifacts are obtained by completing Atlantis Mission Journals that require you to complete specific Atlantis Content for the first time. Event Versions of the Content do count to complete these while the Event Versions last. (released on November 8th 2018). These Artifacts will be available by John Constantine in the Headquarters when the next Episode releases.

Manacles of Force

To Unlock you must complete the Throne Raid in Event, Normal or Elite

Dead King’s Scepter

To Unlock you must complete the Royale Palace Solo in Event or Normal

Orb of Arion

To Unlock you must complete the Crown of Thorns Raid in Event, Normal or Elite

Eye of Gemini

To Unlock you must complete the Silent School Alert in Event or Normal


Justice League Dark Artifacts

You must have access to Episode 34: Justice League Dark either buying the episode or having a Membership. These Artifacts are obtained by completing JLD Mission Journals that require you to complete specific JLD Content for the first time. Event Versions of the Content do count to complete these while the Event Versions last. (released on November 8th 2018). These Artifacts will be available by John Constantine in the Headquarters when the next Episode releases.

Mystic Symbol of the Seven

To Unlock you must complete the JLD Pub Crawl Duo in Event or Normal

Philosopher’s Stone

To Unlock you must complete the Darkness Rising Alert in Event or Normal

Claw of Aelkhund

To Unlock you must complete the Fellowship of the Arcane in Event or Normal

Grimorium Verum

To Unlock you must complete the Shattered Gotham Raid in Event or Normal