Genshin Impact: Artifacts Guide (2023)

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  • Main Stat Options On Artifacts
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  • Artifact Set Bonuses
  • Building Characters With Artifacts

If you've been playing Genshin Impact since launch, then you're almost certainly grinding away for more Adventure Rank experience as we speak. Once you've cleared through a good portion of the main story quests the difficulty can start ramping up, and it gets to the point where you must have the very best equipment possible in order to survive the trials ahead.

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Artifacts are a huge part of that. You might find it easy to mostly ignore Artifacts as you start the game, but before you know it enemies will be doing more damage, and it will demand that you have a better set of Artifacts than ever before. If you still don't know what Artifacts are best for you, just glance at our guide below and you'll know everything you need to about Artifacts in Genshin Impact.


Updated February 3, 2022 by Kyle Gorges: As the world of Genshin Impact has continued to expand and evolve, so too has the game's Artifact system. Farming for exceptional Artifacts constitutes much of the endgame grind for longtime players, and newer players might feel intimidated by the complex mechanics and randomness of Artifacts. This guide has thus been updated to provide more in-depth explanations of Artifacts and give players a general framework for building Artifacts on their characters.

What Are Artifacts?

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There are five types of artifacts in total, and they provide boosts to your character's stats. Although Artifacts are a part of your journey in Genshin Impact from the very beginning, they're treated most seriously once you surpass Adventure Rank 45. At this point, enemies will be especially challenging and will start to demand more optimized gear for your characters.

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Adventure Rank 45 also allows you to farm Artifact Domains at their highest level (Level 90), from which you are guaranteed at least one five-star Artifact per attempt.

Main Stat Options On Artifacts

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As you delve into collecting Artifacts, you will notice that each of your characters can equip five different Artifacts, one of each kind. Each artifact has a Main Stat along with several Substats. The possible Main Stats that can appear on each type of Artifact are as follows:

Artifact Type

Possible Main Stats





Sands (Timepiece)


Goblet (Chalice or Cup)

HP, ATK, DEF, EM, Ele DMG Bonus (any element), or Phy DMG Bonus


HP, ATK, DEF, EM, Crit Rate, Crit DMG, or Healing Bonus

An artifact's Main Stat will increase every time it is leveled up. It is also important to note that the value of Main Stats will be consistent across all artifacts of that particular rarity. For example, a five-star Flower Artifact will always have a Main Stat of +4,780 HP at Level 20, regardless of what set that Artifact may be a part of.

Even though the values of Main Stats are consistent, you can see that the type of Main Stat an artifact has can vary greatly. Flowers and Feathers always have HP and ATK Main Stats respectively, which is why you can afford to be pickier with their Substats. Goblets have the greatest amount of variance in their Main Stats, which is why the Goblet slot is usually used for the Artifact Off-Piece.

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Sub Stat Options On Artifacts

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In addition to Main Stats, five-star Artifacts will also start with three or four Substats. Having four Substats to start with is technically better but also much rarer. All Artifacts can draw from the same pool of Substats, which include:

  • Flat HP (i.e. +450 HP)
  • Flat ATK
  • Flat DEF
  • HP% (i.e. +4.5% HP)
  • ATK%
  • DEF%
  • Elemental Mastery
  • Elemental Recharge
  • Crit Rate
  • Crit DMG

The Substats that an Artifact can receive are completely random within this pool, but an Artifact will never have a Substat that is the same as its Main Stat. At Level four, an Artifact with only three Substats will gain a fourth. If the Artifact had four Substats to begin with, then one of them will be upgraded randomly. Every four levels after this point (at Levels 8, 12, 16, and 20), one of the Artifact's Substats will randomly be chosen to receive an upgrade.

Not only is difficult to acquire an Artifact with the ideal kinds of Substats, but it is even harder to ensure that the Substats have good values. Whereas Main Stat values are always uniform, Substat values can vary by a small degree. For instance, two Artifacts might both have ATK% Substats, but one might be +4.2% ATK while the other is +5.7% ATK. This discrepancy carries through their upgrades, meaning Substats that start higher will stay higher.

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The percentage versions of HP, ATK, and DEF Substats are typically more valuable than their flat counterparts.

The layers of RNG that you must endure to end up with "perfect" Artifacts can indeed be frustrating. Just remember that having the correct Main Stats across your Artifacts is most important, and from there you can replace your Artifacts with better Substat variants over time.

Artifact Set Bonuses

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Equally important as Artifact stats, though, are their set bonuses. Each artifact you earn belongs to a set, and the more pieces of that set you equip to your character, the more powerful the effects granted to you by the set bonus. You can take a look at our list of the ten best artifact sets here.

Even though you could theoretically equip five Artifacts from the same set, set bonuses actually max out at four pieces. For example, the Gladiator's Finale set offers your characters an extra 18% ATK once you've equipped two pieces of the set, but equip four, and it adds a 35% DMG Bonus to Normal Attacks for claymore, sword, or polearm users.

You might want to combine set bonuses by equipping two artifacts from one set and two from another. This strategy can be useful on characters that might benefit from extra ATK but also want a little extra Elemental DMG Bonus, for instance.

Wait, so if you only need groups of two or four Artifacts for set bonuses, then what about the fifth Artifact on your character? This remaining Artifact does not need to be part of a matching set and is thus referred to as the Off-Piece. The Off-Piece can be situated in any Artifact slot, and it provides a little breathing room for when you might not have an Artifact with the right Main Stat that also matches the set you're using. Typically, a character's Goblet will end up as the Off-Piece, since it is especially hard to find a Goblet with both the desired Main Stat and set type.

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Building Characters With Artifacts

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When building a character's Artifacts you'll likely want to consult a character-specific guide to learn which Artifact stats and sets are best on them. However, if that sounds like more effort than you bargained for or if you'd simply like to experiment with different Artifact combinations on your own, then there are a few guidelines you can follow to equip any character with a generally decent build.

Artifacts For A Basic DPS Build

If you plan on using a character as the main damage dealer of your team, then you will likely want to seek out an ATK Sands, an Elemental/Physical DMG Bonus Goblet, and a Crit Rate or Crit DMG Circlet for them (whichever brings them closest to a 1:2 ratio of Crit Rate:Crit DMG).

Ideal Substats to try and acquire for this role are ATK%, Crit Rate, Crit DMG, and potentially Elemental Recharge or Elemental Mastery. Try to look for Artifact sets with bonuses that directly boost your active character's damage in some way.

Artifacts For A Basic Support Build

If you're envisioning a supportive playstyle for your character, then an Elemental Recharge Sands is usually the way to go so that their Elemental Burst is always ready. You might use an Elemental DMG Bonus Goblet and a Crit Rate/DMG Circlet on them if they're a support who adds a lot of off-field damage to your team.

If the character is a healing or shielding support, then an HP Goblet and Healing Bonus Circlet might be better. In terms of Artifact sets, look for set bonuses that might provide Elemental Recharge to the character or other buffs that benefit the entire team.

Although these are loose guidelines meant to be applicable to as many characters as possible, it is true that some characters in Genshin Impact require fairly specific artifacts. A simple way to tell what these characters might want is by looking at their Talent descriptions. If a character has a lot of Talents that scale with their DEF, for example, then giving them a DEF Sands, a DEF Goblet, and a DEF Circlet might be a decent choice.

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Why am i not getting good Artifacts in genshin? ›

The best Artifacts are locked behind high-level content, so you won't have to worry about farming specific sets until later in the game. As you progress through the story and go up in Adventure Rank, you'll unlock more and more ways to acquire Artifacts of higher rarities, from 1-star pieces all the way up to 5-star.

How do I know which Artifacts to keep Genshin? ›

Here are some tips to keep in mind when deciding if your Genshin Impact artifacts are “good enough” or not.
  1. Read the character descriptions. ...
  2. HP and DEF do matter. ...
  3. Avoid investing in flat stats. ...
  4. Build with purpose, even if it's not “meta” ...
  5. Know when to settle.
Apr 5, 2022

Why is artifact farming so hard? ›

Many consider farming artifacts in Genshin Impact a hassle, to say the least. It is time-gated by the cruel resin system that forces players to play a maximum of 30 minutes per day. Not to mention the layers of RNG that keep good artifacts days or weeks away from players' hands.

Are you guaranteed 5 star Artifacts at AR 45? ›

At Adventure Rank 45 in Genshin Impact, players will be able to unlock Level III in Domains of Blessing. Level III guarantees players at least one 5-star Artifact - which is the highest rarity - upon reward collection.

Can you get 5 star Artifacts at AR 35? ›

You'll be guaranteed a four star artifact at the domain level for AR 35 and you'll be guaranteed a five star artifact at the domain level for AR 45 (the highest).

Can you get 5 star Artifacts at AR 40? ›

Reaching adventure rank 40 or world level 5 will allow artifact domains to start dropping 5-star artifacts. While the drop rates are still extremely low at this level, it will be the most efficient way to start farming 5-star artifact sets.

How long does it take to get perfect artifacts? ›

You can get the perfect artifacts in 5 runs or go on a week long drought. Up to the game, really!

What are the chances of getting good artifacts in Genshin Impact? ›

018% chance of rolling an artifact with four desirable substats. These assumptions could vary on the mainstat as getting anything but healing% would change the odds by -1, so you'd begin with 1/9th at the first substat, but this is just to keep it simple.

Are Def artifacts good? ›

DEF or Defense is one of the most common stat rolls for artifacts, meaning you'll see it every single day of your existence in Teyvat. It's also one of the least desirable, since Genshin Impact is a game where dealing the most damage is the most favored aspect of gameplay. The best defense is a good offense, after all.

Is it okay to farm Artifacts at AR 40? ›

The artifacts you get, while they won't be the best ones, will still give you a good damage boost. But it also isn't using resin to the maximum efficieny. If you care about efficiency, I personally wouldn't go for farming artifacts until AR 45 (when you're guarenteed a 5* artifact per run).

Should you farm Artifacts before AR 45? ›

Before AR45, players should not focus on farming for artifacts. However, understanding the artifact system is important. Players should pay close attention to artifact statistics upon obtaining them. Some artifacts boost defense, others healing, and some boost CRIT DMG or CRIT rate.

What is the easiest artifact to farm Genshin? ›

Genshin Impact: Best Universal Artifact Sets To Farm
  • 12 Brave Heart (4-star only, for low-AR players)
  • 11 Berserker (4-star only, for low-AR players)
  • 10 Martial Artist (4-star only, for low-AR players)
  • 9 Archaic Petra.
  • 8 Gilded Dreams.
  • 7 Emblem of Severed Fate.
  • 6 Blizzard Strayer.
  • 5 Heart of Depth.
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How much pity is a guaranteed 5 star weapon? ›

The pity system in Genshin Impact works a bit like this: Limited Character Banner: Roll 10 times for a guaranteed 4-star and 90 times for a guaranteed 5-star.

What do you get at AR 60 Genshin? ›

Once gamers reach Adventure Rank 60, they will gain the final set of AR rewards, which consists of: 150 Primogems. 3 Acquaint Fates. 2 Fragile Resin.

What level should my characters be at AR 35? ›

At Adventure Rank 35, the game should still be pretty manageable in terms of difficulty no matter what characters you are using, which makes it a perfect time to start preparing for World Level 6 and getting ever closer to maxing out your characters.

How to get Primogems fast? ›

Here are some tried and proven strategies to help you out in this mysterious journey.
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  2. Unlocking Hidden Achievements.
  3. Participate in Events to Earn Primogems Faster.
  4. Level Up Your Adventure Rank.
  5. Redeem Codes to Earn Primogems Faster in Genshin Impact.
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How much damage should you be doing at AR 35? ›

What is a good amount of damage for AR 34-35 | Fandom. I'd say about 75-100 without charged attack/melt, overload, vaporize. If your main dps is max level, their weapon is max level, and they have 4 artifacts with either atk, crit rate, or ER as stats then yes, youre doing enough damage.

Why am i not getting 5 star Artifacts? ›

However, a 5-star artifact reward isn't guaranteed here. As many have noticed, the artifact system involves a lot of RNG. There's luck when it comes to an artifact's set, the type of piece it is, its stats, and substats. Also, the substat improvements when an artifact is leveled up are also random.

How many 5 star Artifacts can you get in a domain? ›

Artifact Domain
5-star artifact1-21.07
4-star artifact2-32.48
3-star artifact3-43.55
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What is the hardest artifact to farm Genshin? ›

Hardest piece to get?
  • Flower. Votes: 1 3.45%
  • Plume. Votes: 1 3.45%
  • Sands. Votes: 2 6.9%
  • Goblet. Votes: 18 62.07%
  • Circlet. Votes: 7 24.14%

What are the odds of getting elemental goblet Genshin? ›

Goblet: 2% to 4%

Should I use condensed resin on artifact domains? ›

It's not bad to use condensed resin on anything, it just lessens the time you spend on something. Just use it on anything. There is no problem.

What is the main stat for the rarest artifact Genshin? ›

Main Stat. The main stat is always HP for the Flower of Life and always ATK for the Plume of Death.

What is the best artifact ever in Genshin Impact? ›

Genshin Impact: Best Artifacts
  • Pale Flame. ...
  • Shimenawa's Reminiscence. ...
  • Heart of Depth. ...
  • Bloodstained Chivalry. ...
  • Maiden Beloved. ...
  • Lavawalker. ...
  • Archaic Petra. ...
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Dec 13, 2021

Is it worth using fragile resin for artifacts? ›

These materials are boss exclusive drop items such as elemental gems, Cleansing Heart, Hoarfrost Core, and many more. Players should definitely use fragile resins to farm these materials, since players can only farm these four times a day, as claiming the drop rewards requires 40 Original Resins.

What is the highest ATK in Genshin Impact? ›

1 Xiao (27/349)

Frankly, many looking at Xiao may question whether he is a heavy hitter or not. However, based on damage alone, Xiao most certainly qualifies as a heavy hitter (should the player avoid a few major mistakes) — Xiao has the highest base attack in Genshin Impact.

What are the cons of artifacts? ›

  • Limitations/Disadvantages.
  • Lots of Lesson Planning Required.
  • Need to assess validity of source.
  • Reading Level is High.
  • Takes More Time to Analyze many sources.
  • Artifacts are delicate and hard to come by.
  • Weight of Artifacts—Like the Drummer-Lady Statue!

Are 5 star artifacts guaranteed at AR 55? ›

start dropping 5-stars as well. Because of their limited pool, it's always going to be either Gladiator's Finale or Wanderer's Troupe. Later, at AR 55, Normal Bosses will guarantee to drop a 5-star artifact.

How old should an artifact be? ›

Anything over 50 years old may be an artifact!

Archaeologists use a “50 year rule” when thinking about things that may be artifacts.

Is farming 4 star artifacts worth it? ›

It is worth it, but only on days that you dont care for any other resource (talent books, exp books, or weapon ascension materials) so you can spend resin on the artifacts.

Should I sell artifacts fractured but whole? ›

South Park The Fractured But Whole. There really is no reason to keep older artifacts. Only your character uses them. There are UBISOFT artifacts *little title under them* and other's that can be upgraded as your crafting skill increases, those are the only ones you really want to save.

How much exp is needed from AR 45 to 55? ›

That scares me, not as much as the Adventure notebook but still. I think 120000 xp to get to AR 55, and 232350 to get to AR 56.

How long does it take to AR 45? ›

The AR jump from 40 to 45 is MASSIVE. Without dropping your refillable resin it will take a week for just one level if you exhausted the world of quests and chest.

Is Condensed Resin worth it? ›

Condensed Resin can be used instead of original Resin to revitalize Petrified Trees and Ley Line Blossoms, and it's worth it because Condensed Resin will net double the usual reward amount.

Who is the easiest character to farm in Genshin Impact? ›

15 Easiest Characters To Build In Genshin Impact
  1. 1 Xiangling Is A Powerful, Highly Flexible Sub-DPS.
  2. 2 Xingqiu Is Great As Either A Sub-DPS Or A Healer. ...
  3. 3 Kazuha Is One Of Genshin's Most Powerful Units. ...
  4. 4 There's No Easier Healer To Set Up Than Barbara. ...
  5. 5 Diona Is A Great Choice In Freeze Or Melt Teams. ...
Dec 23, 2022

What is the easiest boss to farm Genshin? ›

Genshin Impact Weekly Boss Fights, Ranked Easiest To Hardest
  • 2 Genshin Impact's Scaramouche (Shouki)
  • 3 Genshin Impact's La Signora. ...
  • 4 Genshin Impact's Childe (Tartaglia) ...
  • 5 Genshin Impact's Andrius, Dominator of Wolves. ...
  • 6 Genshin Impact's Azhdaha. ...
  • 7 Genshin Impact's Stormterror Dvalin. ...
Mar 18, 2023

Is it worth levelling characters to 90 genshin? ›

Level 90 is the level cap for both characters and weapons. However, not every character and weapon is worth leveling up to this point. It's only optimal for Anemo supports and for characters that scale off DEF or HP. Anemo supports gain a lot from leveling to 90 – namely, better utility and increased swirl damage.

How much damage should I be doing at AR 55? ›

Ningguang, AR 55, doing 2k-3k per gem on normal attack, 9k-11k per gem on burst, 16k-20k per charged attack, and 26k-29k on her E.

What is considered a low AR in Genshin? ›

Low: 1-39. Mid: 40-54. High: 55+

Is 70 a soft pity? ›

“Soft pity” is when you start hitting 70 to 80 pulls. The rate of getting a 5-star increases more and more as you reach 80, and is when you usually get a 5-star character.

How many primos is 90 pulls? ›

Genshin Impact 3.4 Primogems estimation: Why some players will get over 90 Wishes in this update. That's 14,735 Primogems.

Is soft pity 75 or 76? ›

The 75-ish count is called the soft pity.

What are the odds of getting a good artifact in Genshin Impact? ›

018% chance of rolling an artifact with four desirable substats. These assumptions could vary on the mainstat as getting anything but healing% would change the odds by -1, so you'd begin with 1/9th at the first substat, but this is just to keep it simple.

How do I increase my artifact drop rate in Genshin? ›

Artifact Domain

The next drop rate comes from Artifact Domains. Players are recommended to start artifact farming from Adventure Rank 45, as they're guaranteed one 5-star artifact on every run. Travelers can also get two 5-star artifacts simultaneously, but the chances are very low.

What are the chances of getting artifacts Genshin? ›

Circlet of Logos
CRIT Rate%10.00%
3 more rows

How long does it take to get good artifacts? ›

That means that to fully max out one 5* artifact, you need 9 days worth of farming resin-free artifacts.

How much is 180 pulls in genshin? ›

It costs 160 Primogems for a pull, so at 180 pulls, that's a total of 28,800 Primogems.

What are the odds of getting 4 5 star Artifacts? ›

How do you get 5 star artifacts? A domain has a 0.6% chance of dropping a 5* artifact, this mostly applies to level 80 domains since level 70 or lower domains often don't give 5 star artifacts.

How do you farm 5 star Artifacts? ›

A beginner's guide to getting 5-star artifacts in Genshin Impact. After reaching Adventure Rank 45, players can challenge the most difficult chambers in any artifacts domain. By completing these challenges and offering original or condensed resin, players will receive at least one 5-star artifact.

What is the best Artifacts to farm for Genshin? ›

Genshin Impact: Best Universal Artifact Sets To Farm
  • 12 Brave Heart (4-star only, for low-AR players)
  • 11 Berserker (4-star only, for low-AR players)
  • 10 Martial Artist (4-star only, for low-AR players)
  • 9 Archaic Petra.
  • 8 Gilded Dreams.
  • 7 Emblem of Severed Fate.
  • 6 Blizzard Strayer.
  • 5 Heart of Depth.
Aug 31, 2022

Are Genshin Artifacts random? ›

If the Artifact had four Substats to begin with, then one of them will be upgraded randomly. Every four levels after this point (at Levels 8, 12, 16, and 20), one of the Artifact's Substats will randomly be chosen to receive an upgrade.


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