Artifacts are named items that were involved in the gaining of an Achievement. Being a part of history causes the item to carry around a certain degree of lore with it. As a result, all artifacts have active and/or passive bonuses which are bestowed to the wielder/wearer in the same way Achievements are bestowed to those who complete them.

Artifacts created while completing Server-Once Achievements are even more powerful, and are referred to as Legendary Items.

Artifact status is only awarded to items of a certain minimum quality. Once the item becomes an Artifact, it becomes indestructible. The fact that an item appears to be indestructible is a good indication it's an Artifact, however, for any of the activated abilities to become available to the wielder, they or someone with the necessary knowledge must first identify the object. Only then does it attain it's full potential. 

Note: Passive benefits on Artifacts are always available, even before someone identifies which Artifact it is.[1]

References Edit

  1. Walsh, Jeromy "Caspian" "DJ #2 - Dejavu, Destiny, Soulmates, & Achievements." Forums - Community - Chronicles of Elyria. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Oct. 2015.