Artifacts are special items in ARK: Survival Evolved that can be found in Caves around the ARK. They can be found in a loot-crate at the end of the cave, and obtaining them can be fairly dangerous. Currently, their only use is to summon Broodmother Lysrix, Megapithecus, and the Dragon. They can also be placed on Trophy Bases for decoration purposes.
Currently, 15 Artifacts exist in the game, however only 13 of them can be obtained without using cheats.
Obtainable Artifacts[edit | edit source]
Artifacts of Scorched Earth (DLC)[edit | edit source]
Unobtainable Artifacts[edit | edit source]
Personally retrieved all the Artifacts.
- Personally retrieving all of the obtainable artifacts will award the "Artifact Archaeologist" achievement.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Any creature can only carry one artifact of the same kind at a time. It is helpful to have a Dimorphodon or other shoulder mounted creature to carry an extra artifact for you.
- if spawned in with console commands, the artifact of the flamekeeper does not appear on trophy bases.
- Artifacts are used to summon boss monsters at the Obelisks or placed on a Trophy Base for decoration.
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