Artifacts are possessions of great power that investigators can occasionally acquire. They are commonly obtained through Expedition Encounters. Some artifacts are required in order to solve a certain Mystery. Several artifacts also have risks and drawbacks, such as tomes that cost sanity when used.

Artifacts are always either Items or Trinkets. They can also be Magical, Weapons, Tomes and Relics.

Tome Artifacts almost always have a powerful action that you can take, normally testing lore, then spending 1 sanity to gain a powerful benefit. Generally, Tome Artifacts are used by spellcasters, as they would need a high lore rating to consistently pass the lore test. Also, they generally aren't used by investigators who have 4 or 5 Sanity, unless they have an easy way to recover Sanity quickly, as using it often would rapidly decrease their sanity.

Weapon Artifacts are often used by combat investigators but can be used by a non-combat oriented investigator to help boost their combat rating. These Weapons generally have a great increase in strength and sometimes have a medium boost to an investigator's will. Most Weapons will give you a decently powerful effect if you defeat the monster.

Relic and Magical Artifacts are both extremely varied in usefulness. Both categories can have bonuses that can give boosts to investigators of any type.

Name Trait Set
Alien Device Item 03
Mountains of Madness
Black Book Item, Tome 09
Masks of Nyarlathotep
Black Fan Item, Magical 09
Masks of Nyarlathotep
Bone Pipes Item, Magical 04
Strange Remnants
Book of the Dead Item, Relic, Tome 05
Under the Pyramids
Crux of Cykranosh Item, Magical 07
The Dreamlands
Crystal of the Elder Things Item 03
Mountains of Madness
Crystallizer of Dreams Item, Magical, Teamwork 07
The Dreamlands
Cultes des Goules Item, Tome 01Core
Cursed Sphere Item, Magical 02
Forsaken Lore
De Vermis Mysteriis Item, Tome 01Core
Dhol Chants Item, Tome 03
Mountains of Madness
Dragon Idol Item, Magical, Relic 04
Strange Remnants
Elder Key Item, Tome 07
The Dreamlands
Elixir of Life Item, Elixir 02
Forsaken Lore
Eltdown Shards Item, Tome 03
Mountains of Madness
Fetch Stick Item, Magical, Weapon 08
Cities in Ruin
Flute of the Outer Gods Item, Magical 01Core
Gate Box Item, Magical 01Core
G'harne Fragments Item, Relic, Tome 08
Cities in Ruin
Glass of Mortlan Item, Magical 01Core
Grotesque Statue Item 01Core
Heart of Winter Item 03
Mountains of Madness
Hemisphere Map Item 09
Masks of Nyarlathotep
Hyperborean Crystal Item, Magical 03
Mountains of Madness
Key to Carcosa Trinket, Magical 06
Signs of Carcosa
Khopesh of the Abyss Item, Magical, Relic, Weapon 04
Strange Remnants
King in Yellow Item, Tome 06
Signs of Carcosa
Lightning Gun Item, Weapon, Magical 01Core
Livre d'Ivon Item, Tome 03
Mountains of Madness
Mask of Sthenelus Item, Magical, Relic 06
Signs of Carcosa
Mask of the Watcher Item, Magical 04
Strange Remnants
Massa di Requiem per Shuggay Item, Tome 02
Forsaken Lore
Mi-go Brain Case Item, Magical 01Core
Milk of Shub-Niggurath Item, Elixir 02
Forsaken Lore
Necronomicon Item, Tome 01Core
Pallid Mask Item, Magical 01Core
Pentacle of Planes Item, Magical 07
The Dreamlands
Pnakotic Manuscripts Item, Tome 03
Mountains of Madness
Ruby of R'lyeh Item, Magical 01Core
Satchel of the Void Item, Magical 02
Forsaken Lore
Scales of Thoth Item, Magical, Relic 05
Under the Pyramids
Serpent Crown Item, Magical 02
Forsaken Lore
Shining Trapezohedron Item, Magical 05
Under the Pyramids
Sword of Saint Jerome Item, Weapon, Magical 01Core
Sword of Y'ha-Talla Item, Weapon, Magical 02
Forsaken Lore
T'tka Halot Item, Tome 01Core
Tattered Cloak Item, Magical 06
Signs of Carcosa
The Silver Key Item, Magical 01Core
Tikkoun Elixir Item, Elixir 08
Cities in Ruin
True Magick Item, Tome 09
Masks of Nyarlathotep
Twin Scepters Item, Magical, Relic 05
Under the Pyramids
Vach-Viraj Chant Item, Magical, Tome 08
Cities in Ruin
Zanthu Tablets Item, Tome 02
Forsaken Lore
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