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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 it. The first Minor Artifacts were introduced with the Masterminds of Sharn expansion in Update 42.

  • 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 do not stack with each other, although both will count towards Set Bonus requirements.
(Example: If you placed "Deadly Rain: Dexterity" into both your equipped Minor Artifact and your equipped Sentient Weapon, you would only gain +1 Dexterity BUT you would activate the 2-piece set bonus from Deadly Rain (+5 Ranged Power).) DDO Forums
  • 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...)

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. Spark of Memory 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[edit]

Epic Voice of the Master introduced in Update 45 is an outlier. It's ML20, BtA, and can only take a single filigree.

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.

List of artifacts[edit]

Last Edited Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
  • Update 44.0.1
  • 8 months and 23 days
Stolen Signet of ir'Wynarn
Stolen Signet of irWynarn.png
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
  • Update 46.2.2
  • 2 months
Brightlord, the Sigil of the Flame
Brightlord the Sigil of the Flame.jpg
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 44.0.1
  • 8 months and 23 days
Sigil of Regalport
Sigil of Regalport.png
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 44.0.1
  • 8 months and 23 days
Gauntlet of the Iron Council
Gauntlet of the Iron Council.png
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 44.0.1
  • 8 months and 23 days
Sigil of the Triumvirate
Sigil of the Triumverate.png
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
  • Update 46.3
  • 5 days
Ir'Kesslan's Most Prescient Lens
Ir'Kesslan's Most Prescient Lens.png
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 saga: Epic end reward; also rare drop in any Sharn quest
  • Update 46.1
  • 3 months and 11 days
The Shrouded Steps of the Beyond
The Shrouded Steps of the Beyond.jpg
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
  • Update 46.3
  • 20 days
Epic Voice of the Master
Epic Voice of the Master.jpg
Trinket 20 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Return to Delera's Tomb (quest), End reward
  • Update 44.0.1
  • 8 months and 23 days
Key of Rhukaan Draal
Key of Rhukaan Draal.jpg
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
  • Update 46.1
  • 3 months and 11 days
The Bloodsigil Ring
The Bloodsigil Ring.jpg
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 44.0.1
  • 8 months and 23 days
The Zarash'ak Ward
The Zarash'ak Ward.png
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
  • Update 44.0.1
  • 8 months and 22 days
Doctor Vulcana's Broken Wristwatch
Doctor Vulcana's Broken Wristwatch.png
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
  • Update 44.0.1
  • 8 months and 23 days
Brand of Kalok Shash
Brand of Kalok Shash.png
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
  • Update 46.2.2
  • 1 month and 24 days
Charune, Grand Burden of Fury
Charune, Grand Burden of Fury.jpg
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 44.1
  • 6 months and 23 days
Radiant Ring of Taer Valaestas
Radiant Ring of Taer Valaestas.png
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
  • Update 46
  • 3 months and 18 days
Gilded Gloves of Sanctity
Gilded Gloves of Sanctity.png
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 44.0.1
  • 8 months and 23 days
Band of Diani ir'Wynarn
Band of Diani irWynarn.png
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 44.0.1
  • 8 months and 22 days
Doctor LeRoux's Curious Implant
DoctorLeRouxsCuriousImplant.jpg
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

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