Artifact General Information

Artifacts are a new rarity of items found in New World. These Items offer unique perks that change the way you play the game. Artifacts can be found in Expeditions, the Open World, PVP Reward Track and more! We’ll speak more on this later in this New World artifact guide.

For Example, let’s take a look at the Artifact Great Axe, The Abyss. The Abyss has a unique perk called “Darken Blade” that converts 99% of damage to Void and allows the user to scale all the Great Axe’s damage from Intelligence.

Some Artifacts, such as weapons, provide a second unique perk. The second perk, “Abyss”, allows the weapon to deal 20% more damage when your mana is below 100%. Each Artifact has 6 perks total and each perk has to be unlocked via Artifact Quest and Upgrades.

Artifact Quests

Once players find an Artifact, they’ll need to unlock all the perks of the Artifact through its Quest. Artifact Quests require the player to complete a subquest for each perk on the Artifact. You can have a total of 10 (coming in season 5) artifact quests active at a time.

If you wish to obtain another quest beyond 10 active you will need to abandon one of your active artifact quests.

Artifact Upgrades

Next, Each Artifact can also be upgraded to have a 5th Perk of your choice! Players will need to take the Artifact plus the following items to a Gypsum Kiln.

Artifact Weapons

ArtifactWeaponKey Perk(s)Obtained From
PestilenceBlunderbuss— Attacks from both weapons against targets inflict a stack of poison and a decrease to incoming healing by 5% and outgoing by 2.5% per stack for 3s (Max 3 stacks, 1s activation cooldown)
— 8% damage against poisoned and diseased targets
PVP Reward Track
BoltcasterBow— 99% damage converted to lightning, and lightning damage from basic attacks is increased by 20% for both weapons
— Basic attacks build up stacks of static charge lasting 3s. Hitting with bow lightning damage at 3 stacks will consume the charges and trigger a bolt of lightning, dealing 80% damage
Annoyed Aguascia – Elysian Wilds
The AbyssGreat Axe— 99% of damage is converted to void, and if INT is higher, replace base weapon scaling with Intelligence
— Deal 15% more damage when mana is below 100%
Closing Corrupted Breaches
Tempest FuryGreat Axe— Successful attacks gain 3% movement speed for 3s. (Works on both weapons and stacks 10 times.)
— Whirlwind no longer needs to hit targets to continue spins, and can spin up to 12 times
Winter Rune Forge Spoils
SerenityGreat SwordOffense Stance: +2% empower per attack for 5s (max 10 stacks) Defense Stance: +2% fortify when hit for 5s (max 10 stacks)PVP Reward Track
Freya’s FranciscaHatchetThrown Axe projectiles reduce all axe skill cooldowns by 25% (5s cooldown)The Blighted Greenskeeper – Garden of Genesis
SinHatchet— Debuffs last 25% longer. (Works on both weapons)
— Deals 2% more damage per debuff on a target. (5 stacks max)
Colossus of Memnon
(Brimstone Sands)
InfernoFire Staff— If your strength attribute is higher, replace your base weapon scaling with strength
— +20% damage when you hit a target within 15m
Commander Marius – Empyrean Forge
OdoFlail— You deal 20% more damage to stunned or knocked down foes (Applies to both weapons)
— On Block: Heal for 5% base health (3s cooldown)
Vanash – Elysian Wilds
Deep FreezeIce GauntletFrozen, rooted or chilled enemies take 15% additional damage (on both weapons)Snorok Ice Fist – Glacial Tarn Expedition
VengeanceLife StaffWhen you successfully heal gain 1% dmg for 10s (Stacks to 20)PVP Reward Tack
The MechanicMusketTraps and Sticky Bomb cooldown reduced by 20%Toy Maker Phthah – Elysian Wilds
FinisherRapierAttacks against Bleeding targets deal 15% more damage, and reduce Flourish’s cooldown by 5% (1s cooldown, works on both weapons)Montrapala the Unruled – Elysian Wilds
Scorpion’s StingSpearJavelin now does 100% weapon damage and pulls targets towards you. But the default cooldown is increased by 33%Scorpio Supernal – Brimstone Sands
VenomSpearHeavy melee attacks with either weapon cause poison dealing 20% weapon damage for 5sSiren Arena
The ButcherSword— Bleeds lasts 33% longer (Works on both weapons)
— Whirling Blade inflicts bleed, dealing 10% weapon damage for 6s
Zhou Taiying – Mutated Dynasty Shipyard
LifetakerVoid GauntletYour ranged attacks inflict Disintegrate for 8s on both weapons (1 cooldown). And if your dexterity attribute is higher, replace your base weapon scaling with dexterityPugnacious Purutu – Elysian Wilds
Spark of MjolnirWarhammer— 99% of hammer damage is converted to lightning, and you deal 20% more lightning damage with both weapons
— Mighty Gavel causes a lightning strike that inflicts a 30% weaken for 7s
Chardis – Lazarus Instrumentality

Artifact Armor

ArtifactEquip WeightKey Perk(s)Obtained From
UnyieldingHeavyPvP Only: Receive 20% less damage from critical hits. This helm’s weight is reduced by 6%PVP Reward Track
Grey Wizard’s HatLight+100% max manaClosing Corrupted Breaches
Djinn HeadwrapMediumReduce the base duration of non-crowd controlling debuffs on you by 20%Beasts in Elysian Wild


ArtifactEquip WeightKey Perk(s)Obtained From
FeatherweightLightThis Armor is weightlessNer’Mur – Elysian Wilds
Nimble CoatMediumReduces max cooldowns by 8%PVP Reward Tack
Nature’s WrathMediumEmpower expires 200% faster but you deal 20% more damageSpriggan Arena
Void DarkplateHeavyYour armor is increased by 20%Nereid in Barnacles and Black Powder Expedition


ArtifactEquip WeightKey Perk(s)Obtained From
Quickdraw GlovesLightYou’re immune to damage for 0.5s after you weapon swap (12 Second Cooldown)Ipomoea – Elysian Wilds
Ghoul GlovesMediumWhen you hit a foe that is below half health, transfer one debuff (3s cooldown)Overgrown Guardian or Adiana’s Chosen Beast
Magnetic GauntletsHeavyCrit chance increased by 50%, but crit damage reduced by up to 50%Isabella in Tempest’s Heart Expedition
Gilli’s Gravity GauntletsHeavyWhenever you take damage gain an Empower charge that increases the damage of your next attack by 3% (max 10 charges.)Protector Arena (Eternal Pools)


ArtifactEquip WeightKey Perk(s)Obtained From
Koya’s Knee GuardsLightIncoming ranged attacks deal 13% less damage to youOutpost Rush Cache
Attuned Leather PantsMedium+10 to all other AttributesMain Story Quest – The End of New Eden
FreedomHeavyStun, Slow, and Root effects base duration is reduced by 20%PVP Reward Track
IronheartHeavyWhen not in heavy loadout gain 20% more max healthPVP Reward Track


ArtifactEquip WeightKey Perk(s)Obtained From
Tumbler FeetwrapLightSuccessfully dodging an attack, gives you 15% empower and 25% fortify for 5s, you are also healed for 200 + 2% of your max hp (1s cooldown)OPR Cache
Creed BootsLightDeal 15% more damage and 25% critical chance as long as you haven’t hit the target within 20sSeason 5 Pass
Winged Leather ShoesMediumBase duration of hastes on you is increased by 50%Helianthus – Elysian Wilds
The UnmovedHeavyYou cannot be displacedPVP reward Track


ArtifactEquip WeightKey Perk(s)Obtained From
MichaelKiteCooldowns reduced by 5%. On block: Lose one debuffPVP Reward Track
The WallTower — Gain 5% base damage reduction You cannot dodge, but have 33% more stamina. (While active or sheathed
— You take 25% less damage from all elemental sources
GladiatorRoundWhen you are hit or block a hit from a melee attack, inflict bleed on your attacker dealing 10% of your weapon damage every second for 6s (2s cooldown)Tribunal Ice Mammoth – South East Elysian Wilds

Artifact Jewelry

ArtifactTypeKey Perk(s)Obtained From
AnkhNecklaceincoming Heals are 50% stronger, consumables and outgoing heals are 50% weakerPVP Reward Track
Lost StopwatchNecklaceTaunts are active. Generate 300% more threat. Stuns last 1s longer, but base damage is decreased by 10%Commander Thorpe – Mutated Depths Expedition
PhoenixNecklaceWhen you receive lethal damage, avoid death and become invulnerable for 4s, after which you die. (180s cooldown)Season 5 Pass
BlooddrinkerRing-25% damage, +25% lifesteal. All healing from lifesteal is increased by 5%Greundgul the RegentMutated Starstone
Endless ThristEarringHealing consumables are 33% stronger, but healing potion cooldowns are 25% longerMahantaram – Savage Divide


That concludes our New World Artifact Guide. For more New World Content, check out our Home Page.