Marketplace Artifact Ranking Caveat Emptor Guide

A helpful Guide to show just how much it would be to rank up an artifact from 1-160 with Marketplace Items ONLY, assuming no crits, and only using 4 Seals of Completion (SoC) at the last 4 Breakthroughs. Caveat Emptor means “let the buyer beware”, as this guide is solely to inform you on how much it would require to rank your Artifact to max, with the aforementioned requirements. Calculations by Dstdnt.

Individual values of Marketplace XP:

Reinforced Nth Metal: 12,500 XP
Perfected Nth Metal: 75,000 XP
Artifact Starter Pack: 40,000 XP

Breakthrough XP Required:

Rank 20: 2662
Rank 40: 7984
Rank 60: 18629
Rank 80: 39920
Rank 100: 82499
Rank 120: 167659
Rank 140: 337979
Rank 160: 678722

Breakthrough % Success

100%
95%
90%
80%
60% - Use 1st SoC.
40% - 2nd
20% - 3rd
10% - 4th


Reinforced Artifact XP Pack Method

With the chart below, One (1) Reinforced Nth Metal Pack gives you enough experience to get past Rank 40. You’ll still need the Catalysts though to get through the Milestone Breakthroughs. The Seals of Completion (SoC) are best used after Ranks 100 due to the low Percentage of Success from these Ranks. The # in the XP Rewarded Column represents how many Packs you need to have to get to the desired Rank.

Rank

20

40

60

80

Total

100

120

Total

140

160

Total

XP Rewarded (#)

12,500 (1)

12,500 (-)

25,000 (1)

50,000 (2)

(4)

87,500 (3)

187,500 (8)

(15)

350,000 (13)

687,500 (27)

(55)

XP Pack Price

200/180

-

200/180

400/360

800/720

600/540

1,600/1,440

3,000/2,700

2,600/2,340

5,400/4,860

11,000/9,900

Catalyst

67/60

100/90

200/180

300/270

667/600

400/360

500/450

1,567/1,410

600/540

700/630

2,867/2,580

SoC Price

500/450

500/450

1,000/900

500/450

500/450

2,000/1,800

Total Rank Price

267/240

100/90

400/360

700/630

1,467/1,320

1,500/1,350

2,600/2,340

5,567/5,010

3,700/3,330

6,600/5,940

15,867/14,280


Perfected Artifact XP Pack Method

With the chart below, One (1) Perfected Nth Metal Pack gives you enough experience to get past Rank 80. You’ll still need the Catalysts though to get through the Milestone Breakthroughs. The Seals of Completion (SoC) are best used after Ranks 100 due to the low Percentage of Success from these Ranks. The # in the XP Rewarded Column represents how many Packs you need to have to get to the desired Rank.

Rank

20

40

60

80

100

120

140

160

Total

XP Rewarded (#)

75,000 (1)

75,000 (-)

75,000 (-)

75,000 (-)

150,000 (1)

225,000 (1)

375,000 (2)

750,000 (5)

(10)

XP Pack Price

1,000/900

-

-

-

1,000/900

1,000/900

2,000/1,800

5,000/4,500

10,000/9,000

Catalyst

67/60

100/90

200/180

300/270

400/360

500/450

600/540

700/630

2,867/2,580

SoC Price

500/450

500/450

500/450

500/450

2,000/1,800

Total

1,067/960

100/90

200/180

300/270

1,900/1,710

2,000/1,800

3,100/2,790

6,200/5,580

14,867/13,380


Artifact Starter Pack - Reinforced Artifact XP Pack Method

With the chart below, the Artifact Starter Pack gives you enough experience to get past Rank 80 AND includes the Catalysts needed to get through the Milestone Breakthroughs. The Rank 80 shows the Price of the Artifact Starter Kit. Afterwards the # in the XP Rewarded Column represents how many Packs you need to have to get to the desired Rank. The Seals of Completion (SoC) are best used after Ranks 100 due to the low Percentage of Success from these Ranks.

Rank

80

100

120

140

160

Total

XP Rewarded (#)

40,000

90,000 (4)

177,500 (7)

340,000 (13)

690,000 (28)

(Starter + 52)

XP Pack Price

1,800/1,620

800/720

1,400/1,260

2,600/2,340

5,600/5,040

12,200/10,980

Catalyst

400/360

500/450

600/540

700/630

2,200/1,980

SoC Price

500/450

500/450

500/450

500/450

2,000/1,800

Total

1,800/1,620

1,700/1,530

2,400/2,160

3,700/3,330

6,800/6,120

16,400/14,760


Artifact Starter Pack - Perfected Artifact XP Pack Method

With the chart below, the Artifact Starter Pack gives you enough experience to get past Rank 80 AND includes the Catalysts needed to get through the Milestone Breakthroughs. The Rank 80 shows the Price of the Artifact Starter Kit. Afterwards the # in the XP Rewarded Column represents how many Packs you need to have to get to the desired Rank. The Seals of Completion (SoC) are best used after Ranks 100 due to the low Percentage of Success from these Ranks.

Rank

80

100

120

140

160

Total

XP Rewarded (#)

40,000

115,000 (1)

190,000 (1)

340,000 (2)

715,000 (5)

(Starter + 9)

XP Pack Price

1,800/1,620

1,000/900

1,000/900

2,000/1,800

5,000/4,500

10,800/9,720

Catalyst

400/360

500/450

600/540

700/630

2,200/1,980

SoC Price

500/450

500/450

500/450

500/450

2,000/1,800

Total

1,800/1,620

1,900/1,710

2,000/1,800

3,100/2,790

6,200/5,580

15,000/13,500

We hope this guide provides you with enough information to make your choice whether to spend money to level your Artifacts using the marketplace Items available or grind it out in-game. You can of course mix it up and we cannot stress enough using Seals of Completion for Ranks 100+ during the Breakthrough process. If you wish to grind out the Marks of Victories again when a failure happens it is completely understandable and is your respected choice as a player. This guide isn’t meant to start any Pay-to-win statements. This is only meant to be a helpful guide to those who wish to use the Marketplace as an avenue to level their Artifacts. We wanted this information available to those players who had thought so we provided the information for them.

As outlined the best course of action if one wanted to go solely through Marketplace would be using Perfected Artifact XP Packs, but always ideal to utilize what’s given in game, especially what drops from the Stabilizer Event & Vault, in tandem for savings where and when you can. Like all things, it’s been the time you put in the game vs money, and with it expected to take a few months to get to 160, that’s why the cost seems to be quite high.

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