Artifacts are equippable items which will gave boost to your character depend on stats, rarity, and artifact upgrade level. Every artifact set have bonus set for 2 and 4 set artifact.

For early game, you don’t need to think too much about artifacts because literally you can just equip any artifacts with better stats than your previous one. But when you’ve reached Adventure Rank 30 or higher, you might want to start check your artifacts set. It’s stats, rarity, and of course upgrade level.

5 Pieces of Artifacts

There’s 30 artifact sets available ranged from 1 star to 5 star rarity. For every artifact set there’s 5 item available with each of the item have their own main stats (rng):

Flower of LifeHP
Plume of DeathATK
Sands of EonATK / ATK% / DEF / DEF% / HP / HP% / Energy Recharge / Elemental Mastery
Goblet of EonothemATK% / DEF% / HP% / Elemental Mastery / Elemental DMG% (Anemo, Cryo, Electro, Geo, Hydro, and Pyro)
Circlet of LogosATK% / DEF% / HP% / CRIT Rate / CRIT DMG / Elemental Mastery / Healing Bonus

Choosing artifacts for your character depend on what kind of build that you want to make, your character element preferences, and role (dps, support, healer, etc).

Check Genshin Impact character list for more information, I’ve put some recommended build covering artifact and weapon for every character.

Upgrading Artifacts in Genshin Impact

Max level upgrade for artifact depend on rarity. 4 star artifact can be upgraded up to +16 and 5 star artifact can be upgraded up to +20.

As for how to increase artifacts in genshin impact, you can upgrade it using “fodder” or any unused artifacts from lowest rarity to highest rarity. Of course, higher rarity will give more exp than lower one.

But this is RNG game so about which substats you will get entirely depend on your luck. Here’s all artifacts available in Genshin Impact categorized by their rarity:

Genshin Impact Artifact List

Part 1 : Early Game – Min Rarity Stars1, Max Rarity Stars3

Used for early game up to Adventure Rank 15-20, or until you’ve found artifacts with higher rarity. Obtainable from chest around Teyvat.

Artifact SetSet Bonus
– Max HP increased by 1,000.
– Opening a chest regenerates 30% Max HP over 5s.
Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
– DEF increased by 100.
– Picking up Mora restores 300 HP.
Traveling Doctor
Traveling Doctor
– Increases incoming healing by 20%.
– Using Elemental Burst restores 20% HP.

Part 2 : Dropped From Elite Enemy and Elite Boss – Min Rarity Stars3, Max Rarity Stars4

Used for pre-mid game, around Adventure Rank 20 until 25 when you’ve unlock weekly bosses for Gladiator Finale and Wanderer Set artifact if you are lucky.

But let’s be honest, you will ended up using this artifact set until you’ve reached Adventure Rank 40 when you can finally enter higher level domain for artifact farming.

Part 3 : Drop From Domain – Min Rarity Stars, Max Rarity Stars4

Obtainable from domains as reward, mostly used for fodder to upgrade 5 star artifacts. Some artifacts of this category actually useful for support, for example: Gamber and Defenders Will set.

Part 4 : End Game – Min Rarity Stars4, Max Rarity Stars5

Endgame artifact, it’s recommended to use all your fragile resin to farm these artifact when you’ve finally reached Adventure Rank 45 since at that level you can run level 80 domain which guaranteed at least one 5 star artifacts.