Genshin Impact

How Do Artifacts Work?

Genshin Impact - Artifacts Guide - How Do Artifacts Work

This is a guide to how Artifacts work in Genshin Impact. Keep reading for a comprehensive Artifacts guide to, Artifact stats, Artifact rarity and Artifact Upgrades and Enhancements.

Parts of an Artifact

Artifacts can make or break a character's performance in Genshin Impact, so it's important to understand just how they work. Here is a throrough breakdown on Artifacts their functions.

Artifact Menu
Artifact Breakdown
Part What they Are
Flower of Life Artifact Main Stat is always Flat HP
Plume of Death Artifact Main Stat is always Flat ATK
Sands of Eon Main Stat can either be ATK%, DEF%, HP%, Elemental Mastery, or Energy Recharge
Goblet of Eonothem Main Stat can either be ATK%, DEF%, HP%, or Elemental Bonus Damage
Circlet of Logos Main Stat can either be ATK%, DEF%, HP%, Elemental Mastery, CRIT Rate, CRIT DMG%, and Healing Bonus
Main Stats Flowers and Plumes always have a flat HP and Attack main stat. Other Artifact main stats will vary randomly depending on the Artifact Type.
Substats Substats add another layer of RNG to your Artifacts. The number of substats as well as the stat boost range depends on the rarity of the Artifact.
Artifact Set Bonus Each Artifact will grant a unique bonus if you have a certain number of the same set equipped.
Lore Just like weapons, each Artifact has a unique piece of lore written to tie them to the world of Teyvat.

Artifact Rarities

Higher Rarity Equals Higher Stats

Rarity affects the overall quality of an Artifact including the base stats, the maximum number of substats and maximum number of possible upgrades.

Not All Artifacts Are Made Equal

While Artifacts currently range from 1-star to 5-star rarity, there is a base and maximum raritiy for certain Artifact Sets. As your world level increases so does the base and maximum rarity of Artifact drops and rewards.

Beginner sets like Adventuer and Traveling Doctor cap at 3-star rarity, while sets like Gladiator's Finale start at 4-star and cap at 5-star.

Artifact Set Bonuses

Equipping Multiple Artifacts of the Same Set Give Bonuses

Set Bonus

Aside from the attributes granted by Artifact main stats, your character's builds will be based around the many Artifact Set Bonuses. These bonuses provide additional stat boosts and effects based on their equip criteria.

Artifact Set Pieces

Each Artifact is currently a part of a set that will grant unique bonuses if your character has either 1-piece, 2-pieces or 4-pieces of the same set equpied. Because most sets contain both a 2-piece and 4-piece bonus, you can mix and match sets on your character as you craft the perfect build.
List of Artifact Set Bonuses

Upgrading Artifacts


Unlike Weapons, Artifacts can only be upgraded using other artifacts or Unctions as enhancement material. This gives even your lowest rarity Artifacts some value as they can be used to upgrade your more rare and powerful Artifacts.

Artifact Leveling Guide

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18 Har9 months

well, x5 isnt the max you can get when upgrading. ive gotten x10 and once x50 :0 i was screensharing this event and we flipped out. tho i think it's only possible to get x50 when upgrading with 1 star artifacts. sense that is how i got it.

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