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This is a guide on how to get the artifacts with the best stats in Genshin Impact. Keep reading to know the best places to find artifacts and when to choose the right one for your character.

Picking the Best Artifacts

Farm Artifacts Until You Get the Right Stat

Stats and Substats

The best way to pick the right artifacts is to keep on getting new ones from domains and enemy/boss drops. Keep in mind that stats are randomly generated and every artifact has specific main stats and substats assigned to it. This means that you might not get your ideal stats straight away.

Same artifacts can have different stats

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Artifacts with the same name and rarity can have completely different stats. It's worth noting that substats also vary, which is why you need to keep finding new artifacts with the desired stats.

Here are the number of substats each artifact has when you get them, based on rarity:

Rarity Number of Substats
★★★★★ 3~4
★★★★ 2~3
★★★ 1~2

When Can You Get The Best Artifacts?

From Adventure Rank 45 Onwards

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The best time to get the right artifacts is when you reach AR45 onwards, where clearing domains guarantee you get 5-star artifacts.

You can also get 5-star Artifiacts at Adventure Rank 40

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You can also obtain 5-star artifacts from domains when you reach AR40. However, the chances of getting 5-star artifacts is not guaranteed, unlike at AR45.

Don't Worry if You're Adventure Rank 35

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Chances of getting a 5-star artifact at AR35 or below are very rare, which means you might not be able to find your preferred artifacts early in the game.

How to Get the Best Artifacts

1 Clear domains and beat Boss enemies to get 5-star artifacts
2 Raise artifact level to 4 to add new substats (If you have at least 4 substats, proceed to 3)
2 Check if you have the right substats for your build.
4 If the stats do not fit your build, go back to 1

1. Go Around Artifact Locations

Explore and Clear Domains

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Each domain allows you to obtain artifacts from a specific set. This is why it is best to repeatedly clear a specific domain to get the best artifacts for your build. When viewing your map, change your markers to Domains only to find the nearest domains to clear.

Defeat Boss Enemies

Boss Encounter

Clearing Boss encounters allows you to get some of the best artifacts in the game. Unlike artifact domains, however, most 5-star artifacts cannot be obtained until reaching World Level 6. The Gladiator artifact set can only be obtained from Boss enemies.

Take a Look at the Stats

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After defeating a boss, you will receive high rarity artifacts. You can also repeat the same encounter if you want to obtain more artifacts if the main stat is not what your character needs.

2. Enhance Artifact By 4 Levels

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All artifacts receive a new substat after enhancing them by 4 levels, until you get 4 substats. Once you have 4 substats, each one can be upgraded after enhacing it by 4 more levels. This helps you increase a new stat, which can improve your overall build.

3. Check if You Have the Right Substats

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After enhacing and receiving new substats, check if they complement your character. If the substats fit your needs, keep enhancing your artifact!

4. If the Substats Do Not Match, Repeat from 1.

While new substats give you a great boost in certain categories, they still might not match your ideal artifact build. If you still don't have the right substats, repeat the process all over again.

Related Links

Genshin - List of Artifacts

Return to List of Artifacts

List of Artifact Sets

Genshin - Adventurer SetAdventurer Genshin - Archaic Petra SetArchaic Petra Genshin - Berserker SetBerserker
Genshin - Blizzard Strayer SetBlizzard Strayer Genshin - Bloodstained Chivalry SetBloodstained Chivalry Genshin - Brave Heart SetBrave Heart
Genshin - Crimson Witch of Flames SetCrimson Witch of Flames Genshin - DefenderDefender's Will Genshin - Gambler SetGambler
Genshin - GladiatorGladiator's Finale Genshin - Heart of Depth SetHeart of Depth Genshin - Instructor SetInstructor
Genshin - Lavawalker SetLavawalker Genshin - Lucky Dog SetLucky Dog Genshin - Maiden Beloved SetMaiden Beloved
Genshin - Martial Artist SetMartial Artist Genshin - Noblesse Oblige SetNoblesse Oblige Genshin - Prayers for Destiny SetPrayers for Destiny
Genshin - Prayers for Illumination SetPrayers for Illumination Genshin - Prayers for Springtime SetPrayers for Springtime Genshin - Prayers for Wisdom SetPrayers for Wisdom
Genshin - Resolution of Sojourner SetResolution of Sojourner Genshin - Retracing Bolide SetRetracing Bolide Genshin - Scholar SetScholar
Genshin - The Exile SetThe Exile Genshin - Thundering Fury SetThundering Fury Genshin - Thundersoother SetThundersoother
Genshin - Tiny Miracle SetTiny Miracle Genshin - Traveling Doctor SetTraveling Doctor Genshin - Viridescent Venerer SetViridescent Venerer
Genshin - WandererWanderer's Troupe


1 Skybisonabout 1 month

Levelling artifacts Artifacts gain new secondary stats at levels 4,8,12,16 (up to a max of 4) When you find an artifact with a primary stat you like, level it to lvl 4. If you get a second stat you like, take it to 8, and so on. If it's bad, use it to level other artifacts (~70% of value is recycled when levelling other artifacts.) You can build v. strong ones! E.g. an artifact with 4 types of attack/crit will be waaay stronger than an hp/heal/def artifact on yr physical damage dealer

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