The server data for the ninth season of the Hardcore League is wiped on March 6th! Make sure to transfer any characters you still want!

Game mechanicsNewbie guideIn developmentDDO StoreSocial Media


ChallengesClassesCollectablesCraftingEnhancementsEpic DestiniesFavorFeats

GlossaryItemsMapsMonstersPlacesQuestsRacesReincarnationSkillsSpells


Please create an account or log in to build a reputation and unlock more editing privileges, and then visit DDO wiki's IRC Chat/Discord if you need any help!

Minor Artifact

From DDO wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Minor Artifacts are a special category of named items with particularly powerful enchantments. Minor Artifacts go into a character's normal equipment slots and can have filigrees slotted into them. The first Minor Artifacts were introduced with the Masterminds of Sharn expansion in Update 42.

  • Artifacts have stronger enchantments than regular quest loot, or even raid loot of that level. Artifacts have double the level jump, and will be better than raid items of the same level, which are better than quest items of the same level. DDO Forums
  • Each Minor Artifact can only be equipped into a specific equipment slot.
  • A character may only equip a single Minor Artifact, regardless of slot.
  • They start with one slot for a single sentient filigree.
  • The same Filigree slotted into your Minor Artifact and Sentient Weapon are not intended to stack with each other (but currently do, due to a bug), and both will count toward Set Bonus requirements.
    • U42 Release Notes clearly stating they should not stack: https://forums.ddo.com/en/update-42-masterminds-sharn-release-notes
    • Player post confirming they are current stacking: DDO Forums
    • Dev post repeating that the stacking is not intended and will be fixed: DDO Forums
    • (Example: If you placed "Deadly Rain: Dexterity" into both your equipped Minor Artifact and your equipped Sentient Weapon, you would gain +2 Dexterity and you would activate the 2-piece set bonus from Deadly Rain (+5 Ranged Power).
  • Minor Artifacts can be placed into the Sentient Weapon UI, and can consume named items just like a Sentient Weapon to gain XP.
    • Sentient Jewels are not used, you can level the Artifacts directly by feeding them named items.
    • The XP cost for leveling is one half of Sentient Jewels.
    • A Minor Artifact CAN CONSUME itself!!! --> This has been confirmed by GMTrojan (don't ask...)
    • Feeding a Minor Artifact with XP to another Minor Artifact does not transfer the consumed Artifacts XP, you only get the base item amount. (I got bit by this today(1-2-2021) and lost 3K sentient XP)
    • You cannot feed a Sentient Jewel to a Minor Artifact. I attempt to do so, you will receive a "Minor Artifacts cannot consume Sentient Jewels." Error.

Each Minor Artifact has a different number of maximum Filigree Slots, and the number of total slots cannot be adjusted by consuming a Sentient Spark. All Minor Artifacts available in Update 42, however, have three maximum Filigree Slots.

Sharn artifacts[edit]

The following applies to Update 42 Minor Artifacts:

  • Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire
  • The maximum number of filigree slots is three. Sentient sparks cannot be used to increase the number of slots.
  • The Sharn Minor Artifacts are unique items flavored as coming from different parts of Khorvaire (museum artifacts).
  • They drop in raids and as reward for completing the main saga (not the Cogs saga). DDO Forums
  • In saga rewards, there's a 25% chance for an artifact on Elite and 50% on True Elite saga completion. DDO Forums
  • Each end chest in Sharn has a small chance to drop one of the Minor Artifacts available in the Masterminds of Sharn Expansion Pack. This is an independent chance than your chance to find Named Loot, but will still be affected by Ransack penalties. The full list of 10 artifacts is available this way, and mythic & reaper bonuses are possible.
  • The saga will continue to have a chance to drop 3 Artifacts, but it will randomly determine which three are available (this is done via 3 independent rolls, so it may show you more than one of the same Artifact, but it will always show three total).

The Soul Splitter artifacts[edit]

Two artifacts were introduced in Update 43 with similar stats as the Sharn expansion artifacts. They drop randomly in the end chests of all U43 quests.

Epic Voice of the Master[edit]

Epic Voice of the Master, introduced in Update 45, is something of an outlier among minor artifacts. It's ML20, BtA, and can only take a single filigree. The Epic Voice is always included in the end reward of the Return to Delera's Tomb chain.

The Lost Gatekeepers[edit]

The Update 46 minor artifacts behave just like like Sharn artifacts. They drop randomly in the end chests and many/all optional chests of all U46 quests.

The Promise of Fire[edit]

A number of new minor artifacts were added in Update 47; several were available as loot from the three raids, and two were rare drops in any chest in the epic version of the new dungeon. Notably, these minor artifacts were minimum level 29 like the others, despite the quest itself only being level 27.

Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh[edit]

Update 50 introduced many additional minor artifacts, including 'perfected' items, which were upgraded from certain items created via Legendary Crafting using a Nebula Fragment. Perfected items were slightly more powerful than standard minor artifacts, as they could have up to four filigree slots.

The Isle of Dread[edit]

The Isle of Dread included six new minor artifacts in the form of Dinosaur Bone Crafting accessories. These were the first "customisable" minor artifacts, as instead of coming with preset enchantments, they had four blank slots for Dinosaur Bone augments. All six of these minor artifacts could have up to four filigree slots.

Attack on Stormreach[edit]

The Legendary update of Attack on Stormreach included one new minor artifact with four slots.

Vecna Unleashed[edit]

Vecna Unleashed included twelve new minor artifacts. The first six were each a pair of boots themed around one of the Dark Six. These could drop in any Legendary end chest in the expansion, or from the Legendary Saga if completed on Hard or higher.

The other six artifacts - three belts and three goggles - were rather more complex to obtain. After obtaining the Steps' Lenses of Seein' Hidden Hand Secrets from Steps Obliss, they could be crafted using legendary Vecna Unleashed items and crafting ingredients from hidden chests in Vecna Unleashed quests at the Unholy Defiler of the Hidden Hand.

All Minor Artifacts in Vecna Unleashed had four Filigree Slots.

List of artifacts[edit]

Last Edited Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
Epic Voice of the Master
Epic Voice of the Master.png
(edit)
Trinket  20 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Delera's Tomb, End reward
  • Update 50.0.1
  • 2 years, 6 months, and 19 days
  • Cru121
Doctor LeRoux's Curious Implant
Doctor LeRoux's Curious Implant.png
(edit)
Necklace  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Soul Splitter, any end chest
The Heart of Suulomades
The Heart of Suulomades.png
(edit)
Trinket  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Legendary Vision of Destruction, End chest
Stolen Signet of ir'Wynarn
Stolen Signet of irWynarn.png
(edit)
Ring  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Too Hot to Handle, End chest; and Masterminds of Sharn saga: Epic end reward, also rare drop in any Sharn quest
Brand of Kalok Shash
Brand of Kalok Shash.png
(edit)
Bracers  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Too Hot to Handle, End chest; and Masterminds of Sharn saga: Epic end reward, also rare drop in any Sharn quest
Ir'Kesslan's Most Prescient Lens
Ir'Kesslan's Most Prescient Lens.png
(edit)
Goggles  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Too Hot to Handle, End chest; Masterminds of Sharn (Epic) end reward; also rare drop in any Sharn quest
The Zarash'ak Ward
The Zarash'ak Ward.png
(edit)
Necklace  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Project Nemesis, End chest; and Masterminds of Sharn saga: Epic end reward, also rare drop in any Sharn quest
Radiant Ring of Taer Valaestas
Radiant Ring of Taer Valaestas.png
(edit)
Ring  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Project Nemesis, End chest; and Masterminds of Sharn saga: Epic end reward, also rare drop in any Sharn quest
Key of Rhukaan Draal
Key of Rhukaan Draal.png
(edit)
Necklace  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Project Nemesis, End chest; and Masterminds of Sharn saga: Epic end reward, also rare drop in any Sharn quest
Sigil of Regalport
Sigil of Regalport.png
(edit)
Necklace  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Too Hot to Handle, End chest; and Masterminds of Sharn saga: Epic end reward, also rare drop in any Sharn quest
  • Update 50.0.1
  • 2 years, 6 months, and 19 days
  • Cru121
Rosethorn Necklace
Rosethorn Necklace.png
(edit)
Necklace  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Fables of the Feywild, any chest
The Fang of Xyzzy
The Fang of Xyzzy.png
(edit)
Trinket  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Legendary Vision of Destruction, End chest
Band of Diani ir'Wynarn
Band of Diani irWynarn.png
(edit)
Bracers  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Project Nemesis, End chest; and Masterminds of Sharn saga: Epic end reward, also rare drop in any Sharn quest
  • Update 56.2
  • 1 year, 4 months, and 24 days
  • Cru121
Brightgaze
Brightgaze.png
(edit)
Goggles  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Peril of the Planar Eyes, any end chest
Sapphire Spyglass
Sapphire Spyglass.jpg
(edit)
Trinket  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Saltmarsh, any legendary chest; or The Haunting of Saltmarsh (Epic) saga end reward
  • Update 57
  • 1 year, 3 months, and 8 days
  • LrdSlvrhnd
Magmatic Grasp
Magmatic Grasp.png
(edit)
Gloves  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Fables of the Feywild, any chest
  • Update 57
  • 1 year, 3 months, and 8 days
  • LrdSlvrhnd
Strap of Autumn Leaves
Strap of Autumn Leaves.png
(edit)
Belt  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Fables of the Feywild, any chest
The Brass Admiral
The brass admiral.png
(edit)
Helm  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Saltmarsh, any legendary chest; or The Haunting of Saltmarsh (Epic) saga end reward
Crown of Bone
Crown of Bone.png
(edit)
Helm  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Promise of Fire, any chest
Quori-Infused Core
Quori-Infused Core.png
(edit)
Trinket  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Legendary Lord of Blades, End and Optional Chest
  • Update 65.1
  • 1 month and 24 days
  • Cru121
Explorer of the Depths
Explorer of the Depths.jpg
(edit)
Helm  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Saltmarsh, any legendary chest; or The Haunting of Saltmarsh (Epic) saga end reward
Sigil of the Triumvirate
Sigil of the Triumverate.png
(edit)
Ring  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Too Hot to Handle, End chest; and Masterminds of Sharn saga: Epic end reward, also rare drop in any Sharn quest
Gauntlet of the Iron Council
Gauntlet of the Iron Council.png
(edit)
Gloves  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Project Nemesis, End chest; and Masterminds of Sharn saga: Epic end reward, also rare drop in any Sharn quest
  • Update 50.0.1
  • 2 years, 6 months, and 19 days
  • JJMC89
Brightlord, the Sigil of the Flame
Brightlord the Sigil of the Flame.png
(edit)
Bracers  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Lost Gatekeepers, Any chest
  • Update 53.0.1
  • 1 year, 11 months, and 27 days
  • Cru121
Cobalt Pocketwatch
Cobalt Pocketwatch.png
(edit)
Necklace  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Hunter and Hunted, any chest
  • Update 50.2
  • 2 years, 6 months, and 6 days
  • Slaet
Morion of the Undying
Morion of the Undying.png
(edit)
Helmet  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Peril of the Planar Eyes, any end chest
Gilded Gloves of Sanctity
Gilded Gloves of Sanctity.png
(edit)
Gloves  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Lost Gatekeepers, Any chest
  • Update 50.0.1
  • 2 years, 6 months, and 19 days
  • JJMC89
Charune, Grand Burden of Fury
Charune, Grand Burden of Fury.png
(edit)
Cloak  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Lost Gatekeepers, Any chest
  • Update 50.0.1
  • 2 years, 6 months, and 19 days
  • JJMC89
Titan Control Matrix
Titan Control Matrix.png
(edit)
Bracers  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Legendary Master Artificer, End and Optional chest
Ring of the Kraken
Ring of the Kraken.png
(edit)
Ring  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Saltmarsh, any legendary chest; or The Haunting of Saltmarsh (Epic) saga end reward
The Two-Headed Platinum Piece
The Two-Headed Platinum Piece.png
(edit)
Trinket  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Saltmarsh, any legendary chest; or The Haunting of Saltmarsh (Epic) saga end reward
Hyrsam's Fiddle
Hyrsam's Fiddle.png
(edit)
Orb  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Dryad and the Demigod, End chest and optional chest
  • Update 53.0.1
  • 1 year, 11 months, and 27 days
  • Cru121
Grym's Bone Bracers
Grym's Bone Bracers.png
(edit)
Bracers  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Hunter and Hunted, any chest
  • Update 50.0.1
  • 2 years, 6 months, and 17 days
  • Slaet
The Bloodsigil Ring
The Bloodsigil Ring.png
(edit)
Ring  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Lost Gatekeepers, Any chest
  • Update 50.0.1
  • 2 years, 6 months, and 18 days
  • JJMC89
Doctor Vulcana's Broken Wristwatch
Doctor Vulcana's Broken Wristwatch.png
(edit)
Bracers  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Soul Splitter, any end chest
Black Pearl Ring
Black Pearl Ring.png
(edit)
Ring  29 Bound to Character on Acquire, ExclusiveIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Saltmarsh, any legendary chest; or The Haunting of Saltmarsh (Epic) saga end reward
  • Update 50.0.1
  • 2 years, 6 months, and 19 days
  • JJMC89
The Shrouded Steps of the Beyond
The Shrouded Steps of the Beyond.png
(edit)
Boots  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Lost Gatekeepers, Any chest
The Prince's Gauntlet
The Princes Gauntlet.png
(edit)
Gloves  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Fables of the Feywild, any chest
  • Update 50.0.1
  • 2 years, 6 months, and 19 days
  • Cru121
The Golden Idol
The Golden Idol.png
(edit)
Necklace  29 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Promise of Fire, Any chest
  • Update 54.0.1
  • 1 year, 9 months, and 16 days
  • Ulfo
Perfected Helm of the Red Dragon
Perfected Helm of the Red Dragon.png
(edit)
Helmet  30 Bound to Character on Acquire, ExclusiveIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Lahar, Turn in Nebula Fragment
  • Update 61.0.1
  • 6 months and 6 days
  • BugTime
Perfected Charged Gauntlets
Perfected Charged Gauntlets.png
(edit)
Gloves  30 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Lahar, Turn in Nebula Fragment
  • Update 61.2
  • 5 months and 5 days
  • Bladedge
Perfected Goggles of Time-Sensing
Perfected Goggles of Time-Sensing.png
(edit)
Goggles  30 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Lahar, Turn in Nebula Fragment
Perfected Bracers of the Demon's Consort
Perfected Bracers of the Demon's Consort.png
(edit)
Bracers  30 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Lahar, Turn in Nebula Fragment
Perfected Twisted Talisman
Perfected Twisted Talisman.png
(edit)
Necklace  30 Bound to Character on Acquire, ExclusiveIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Lahar, Turn in Nebula Fragment
  • Update 54.0.1
  • 1 year, 9 months, and 16 days
  • Ulfo
Perfected Salt-Pearl Ring
Perfected Salt-Pearl Ring.jpg
(edit)
Ring  30 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Lahar, Turn in Nebula Fragment
  • Update 56.0.1
  • 1 year, 5 months, and 23 days
  • Cru121
Perfected Darkstorm Helm
Perfected Darkstorm Helm.png
(edit)
Helmet  30 Bound to Character on Acquire, ExclusiveIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Lahar, Turn in Nebula Fragment
Perfected Torc of Prince Raiyum-de II
Perfected Torc of Prince Raiyum-de II.png
(edit)
Necklace  30 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Lahar, Turn in Nebula Fragment
  • Update 53.0.2
  • 1 year, 11 months, and 1 day
  • Ulfo
Perfected Golden Guile
Perfected Golden Guile.png
(edit)
Necklace  30 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Lahar, Turn in Nebula Fragment
  • Update 54.0.2
  • 1 year, 9 months, and 15 days
  • Ulfo
Perfected Bloodstone
Perfected Bloodstone.jpg
(edit)
Trinket  30 Bound to Character on Acquire, ExclusiveIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Lahar, Turn in Nebula Fragment
Perfected Vulkoorim Pendant
Perfected Vulkoorim Pendant.png
(edit)
Necklace  30 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Lahar, Turn in Nebula Fragment
  • Update 54.0.1
  • 1 year, 9 months, and 16 days
  • Ulfo
Perfected Cinderfingers
Perfected Cinderfingers.jpg
(edit)
Gloves  30 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Lahar, Turn in Nebula Fragment
  • Update 54
  • 1 year, 9 months, and 23 days
  • Ulfo
Perfected Dragon's Eye
Perfected Dragon's Eye.png
(edit)
Trinket  30 Bound to Character on Acquire, ExclusiveIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Lahar, Turn in Nebula Fragment
Perfected Ring of Elemental Essence
Perfected Ring of Elemental Essence.png
(edit)
Ring  30 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Lahar, Turn in Nebula Fragment
Perfected Jidz-Tet'ka
Perfected Jidz-Tet'ka.png
(edit)
Bracers  30 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire Lahar, Turn in Nebula Fragment
  • Update 61.0.1
  • 6 months and 7 days
  • BugTime
Dinosaur Bone Gloves
Dinosaur Bone Gloves.png
(edit)
Gloves  31 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Isle of Dread, any legendary chest; or Dread saga legendary end reward
  • Update 61.0.1
  • 6 months and 7 days
  • BugTime
Dinosaur Bone Necklace
Dinosaur Bone Necklace.png
(edit)
Necklace  31 Bound to Character on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Character on Acquire: This item is Bound to Character on Acquire The Isle of Dread, any legendary chest; or Dread saga legendary end reward
  • Update 61.0.1
  • 6 months and 7 days
  • BugTime
Dinosaur Bone Boots
Dinosaur Bone Boots.png
(edit)
Boots