Minecraft Dungeons has finally landed as is a huge hit.
The dungeon crawler take on Minecraft's expansive universe offers a lot of customization when it comes to combat.
One of the keys to surviving waves of mobs and battling the toughest bosses is using artifacts.
Minecraft Dungeons artifacts
Minecraft Dungeons is full of items that can help you in combat. These items are known as artifacts.
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Each one can be found at different level values, and obviously the higher the level the better the effect it has.
How to find artifacts in Minecraft Dungeons
While these artifacts can be found around the levels and come as rewards for defeating bosses, there is no guarantee that a certain artifact will be in a certain place.
PICK WISELY: You can only take three artifacts into battle
While that means you can't be sure of finding the exact one you want, it does mean you have to think on your feet and find inventive ways of surviving. Which makes the game even better.
You can also buy a random artifact in your camp.
To do this you need visit the Wandering Trader, who appears after you defeat Pumpkin Patch on Default difficulty.
ORDER TO GO: Grab a new artifact from the Wandering Trader
It's not cheap, but as emeralds are pretty easy to get you should buy at least one every time you get back to camp.
How to use artifacts
You can equip three artifacts to your quick bar.
These are used with X, Y, and B on Xbox, or Square, Triangle, and Circle on PS4.
DEAL DAMAGE: Hit multiple foes at once with this one
It is best to have a nice balance between offensive, defensive, and effect artifacts if you are playing by yourself.
If you've partied up then you should coordinate your artifacts so that all your bases are covered.
Every artifact in Minecraft Dungeons
Here's a list of every artifact in Minecraft Dungeons and that all-important cooldown time before you can use them again!
Boots of Swiftness
Gives a short boost to movement speed
Fires a high-powered beam causing continuous damage to mobs
Death Cap Mushroom
Greatly increases attack and movement speed
Loads a fireworks arrow that explodes on impact
Pulls the closest mob into range + briefly stuns them
Gives you seven fire arrows
Briefly gain Ghost Form, allowing you to move through mobs and absorb some damage
Summons an Iron Golem companion to aid you in battle
Releases stored souls in an explosion
Iron Hide Amulet
Provides a major boost to defence for a short time
Lets you tumble through the air, stunning and pushing enemies back as you go
You can spend souls to call down a bolt of lightning onto an area
Turn up to three hostile mobs into allies for ten seconds before they disappear
Stuns nearby enemies
Heals the most injured ally nearby, including yourself
Summons a wolf companion to aid you in battle
Gives slow arrows that knocks back mobs and passes through walls
Totem of Regeneration
Creates a circular aura, healing you and your allies
Totem of Shielding
Creates a circular area that is shielded from enemy projectiles
Pushes enemies away from you and slows them briefly
Summons a Llama companion to aid you in battle
The best artifacts to use in Minecraft Dungeons
It is tough to say which one artifact is better than all the rest.
It depends on your own playstyle, the level, and type of mob you are up against.
However, things like the Flaming Quiver are always useful, as are both Totems.
Anything that summons a companion is useful if you are playing by yourself as it can help break up waves of mobs.
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