Call of Dragons Artifact Tier List – The Best and Worst Artifacts in the Game (Updated January 2023)
The new Call of Dragons strategy conquest game adds an interesting spin to the combat for the genre. While it still offers many familiar elements like unlocking different heroes, training and upgrading different types and tiers of troops, and having them march on the field and automatically engage the enemies when they get in range, players can also find and equip a vast assortment of Artifacts, which are items that grant passive buffs to the hero who wears it, while also giving them access to powerful active skills.
Artifacts exist to complement your performance in combat. As such, equipping the right one for the task can often mean the difference between victory and defeat on the battlefield. In this sense, it’s important to not only carry the right Artifacts, but also unlock the best Artifacts in order to boost your power. However, considering that the only way to obtain Artifacts in Call of Dragons is through the gacha feature, it might take you a while to obtain the best of these items. In this sense, even if you do manage to perform a few pulls, there’s no guarantee that you’re going to get the Artifacts that you want.
The road to enhancing your arsenal of Artifacts starts with actually knowing what the best Call of Dragons Artifacts actually are, which is where this guide comes in. In this article, we’ll be giving you our own tier list of the best Artifacts in this game, so that you know exactly which ones to take and which ones to skip.
The Best Call of Dragons Artifact Tier List
- S Tier Call of Dragon Artifacts
- A Tier Call of Dragon Artifacts
- B Tier Call of Dragon Artifacts
- C Tier Call of Dragon Artifacts
Just like with the heroes, the only way to obtain new Artifacts in Call of Dragons is via the gacha system, which you can find in the Tavern building. In this place you’ll find two different gachas: A Hero Recruitment section where you can open chests for a chance to receive useful items as well as both hero fragments and full heroes, and an Artifact Draw section where you can spend Universal Artifact Keys for a chance to obtain Artifacts of varying qualities.
The main difference between Artifact pulls and hero pulls is that, while the latter isn’t guaranteed to actually give you a hero, the former will always give you an Artifact of any rarity. Moreover, in the Artifact gacha, there is only one type of pull instead of the two that are available for heroes. In this sense, it’s possible to say that it’s much easier to pull for Artifacts than it is for heroes, which is great considering how useful they are!
With that being said, here’s our tier list for the best Artifacts in Call of Dragons:
S Tier Artifacts
|Storm Arrows||Legendary||Cavalry, Mobility|
|Tear of Arbon||Legendary||Magic, PvP, Support|
|Shadowblades||Legendary||Marsman, PvP, Assault|
A Tier Artifacts
|Potion of Vigor||Epic||Infantry, Engineering|
|Spirit Bangle||Epic||Magic, PvP, Support|
|Staff of Spring||Epic||Magic, PvP, Support|
B Tier Artifacts
|Ever-Ice||Elite||Magic, PvP, Assault|
|Bone Cleaver||Elite||Cavalry, PvP, Assault|
|Harlequin Mask||Elite||Infantry, Peacekeeping|
|Rapid Crossbow||Elite||Marksman, PvP, Assault|
C Tier Artifacts
|Boots of Swiftness||Elite||Mobility|
This is the short and easy version of our Call of Dragons Artifacts tier list where you can get a quick view of the Artifacts that you’ll want to unlock, and the ones that you’ll want to skip. In the next section, however, we’ll be taking a closer look at each and every one of the Artifacts that we mentioned above.
S Tier Call of Dragon Artifacts
These Artifacts are the best in the entire game, with effects that can turn the tide of battle with a single click. You’ll definitely want to get your hands on a few of these.
The first Artifact on this list is the perfect tool to increase your gathering potential, therefore making it THE item of choice for boosting your farm accounts in Call of Dragons. Lucia’s Horn increases the overall gathering speed of the legion by 8%, while also boosting its DEF by 2%.
When used, the horn instantly refreshes a random nearby gathering point that is located within allied territory, allowing the player to continue harvesting it without having to look for another one.
This is one of the most powerful combat Artifacts that, while not dealing direct damage, gives the legion tons of mobility and a powerful buff when used. If you’ve ever played League of Legends and have used the Flash summoner spell, then you’ll find this Artifact very familiar. But before we explain the active effect, it’s important to mention that Storm Arrows increase the ATK of the legion by 2%, and grants an extra 6% ATK buff to cavalry units.
When used, the Storm Arrows allow the legion to immediately teleport to a nearby location, with a max range of 15 units. Once they reach their destination, the legion also gains a whopping 12% damage boost for 4 seconds.
Tear of Arbon
This Artifact has one of the strongest direct heals, making it into an awesome asset for both PvP and PvE. When equipped the Tear of Arbon bolsters the legion’s defenses, specifically increasing its DEF by 2%, while boosting the DEF of magic units by an additional 6%.
When used, the Tear of Arbon unleashes a small heal every 2 seconds for 8 seconds, restoring the HP of lightly wounded units for the entire duration. It goes without saying that this Artifact is great, in general, though if you’re adopting a more offense-oriented approach you might want something else, like this next Artifact…
If you’ve ever wanted to inflict massive damage to your enemies with the click of a button, then the Shadowblades will be your favorite Artifact. Upon equipping this item, the legion will enjoy a 2% ATK boost, with marksman units getting an additional 6% ATK on top of the base effect.
When used, the Shadowblades inflict massive damage to up to five enemy legions in a rectangle area. This damage scales with the hero’s PATK stat, which lets you increase this damage to absurd levels. However, the damage inflicted to additional legions beyond the main will be reduced.
A Tier Call of Dragon Artifacts
These Artifacts can be just as powerful as the ones in the above tier, though their effects could be regarded as more circumstantial at times. Nevertheless, they are also quite good in most situations.
Ideal for long expeditions, the Homecoming Blossom makes short work out of long travel times by letting the player instantly teleport back home when used. However, the mere act of equipping this Artifact will grant the legion a 5% bonus to their march speed, increasing their overall mobility even when not using its active effect.
When used, the blossom allows the legion to instantly teleport to a tile near their town, effectively letting them quickly return back home. And while this won’t be of much use if you’re AFK farming or grinding, it will help you save tons of time whenever you’re actively playing.
Potion of Vigor
This Artifact is very straightforward and is the best Engineering item available in the game. When equipped, the Potion of Vigor increases the legion’s Engineering by a modest 5%, allowing them to work with barricades and buildings much more effectively.
When used, however, this Artifact increases the Engineering of the legion by a massive 50% for 30 mins, allowing them to build much, much faster for a short duration. The cooldown on this Artifact is 6 hours, however, so use it wisely!
Another support Artifact that, while not healing the legion like the Tear of Arbon, is a valuable asset in PvP since it allows the player to dispel any negative effects from many legions in one fell swoop. When equipped, this item increases the HP of magic units by 3%, making it ideal mostly for legions that specialize in this unit type.
However, even when not equipped to legions with magic units, the active effect of the Spirit Bangle is exceptionally good, making it ideal for general use. When used, the Spirit Bangle dispels all negative effects from the legion and all nearby allied legions. Furthermore, it only has a 9-minute cooldown, which means that you can use it very often, making it into a powerful tool for PvP encounters.
Staff of Spring
While the Tear of Arbon offers a slow but powerful heal, the Staff of Spring instead grants a smaller but instant heal with a low cooldown that can help any wounded legions in a pinch. First off, however, this Artifact helps by increasing the HP of magic units by 3% when equipped.
Like the Spirit Bangle above, while the Staff of Spring’s passive effect benefits only magic units, this Artifact is still useful in general since, when used, it can restore a large chunk of health to the target legion. This is a powerful support Artifact that will be of much use, especially since it has a ridiculously quick 1m 30s cooldown.
B Tier Call of Dragon Artifacts
These Artifacts are also quite powerful, but they’re nowhere near as strong as the ones in the above tiers. Regardless, you could do far worse than these.
Another Artifact that grants bonuses to only magic units. When equipped, the Ever-Ice boosts the DEF of magic units by 2%. However, when used, this Artifact inflicts damage to up to two enemy legions and also reduces their march speed by 5% for 5 seconds.
This is more of a tactical Artifact since its damage isn’t very strong and it only benefits magic units. Nevertheless, when used correctly, you can slow down the enemy enough to get a few hits in if they start rushing your ranged legions.
A fairly straightforward Artifact that, when equipped, boosts the ATK of cavalry units by 2%, which isn’t very significant but is still a welcome addition. However, when used, this Artifact inflicts light damage to a target legion, and this damage is increased when targeting legions whose unit count is above 50%.
Considering its low cooldown of 1m 30s, the Bone Cleaver is a handy tool if you’re just starting out as it’ll let you inflict more damage that will add up over time.
A fairly circumstantial Artifact that, while not useful in every situation, is very good at its intended purpose, which is to help defensive legions improve in this role by allowing them to maintain the enemy’s attention with a single click. When equipped, this Artifact boosts the DEF of infantry units by 2%.
When used, however, the Harlequin Mask captures and maintains the aggro of the target legion for 5 seconds. This effect means that the Artifact is only usable against Darklings and other neutral NPCs and is completely ineffective in PvP. Nevertheless, it’s extremely useful for going up against the tougher neutral enemies in the game.
A simple Artifact that lets the legion inflict moderate damage to a single target. This item benefits marksman units exclusively, increasing their HP by 2% when equipped. However, when used, it allows the legion to unleash a mighty shot, dealing damage to a single target.
This Artifact has a low cooldown, just like the Bone Cleaver. In fact, these Artifacts are basically the same, except for the type of units they benefit. As such, even if you don’t use them with the right troops, you can still get a lot of use out of this item through its active effect.
C Tier Call of Dragon Artifacts
These Artifacts exist only to demonstrate the ones that you should be avoiding at all costs. Sadly, due to their low rarity, these are also the Artifacts that you’ll probably get the most from the gacha. Luckily, most of these Artifacts have their own saving graces, though you’ll still want to replace them ASAP.
All except one of the Artifacts on this tier have one saving grace: they can help expedite gathering resources from the world map. But even then, this effect is so small that it might as well not exist.
Starting with the Enchanted Coins, this Artifact increases the gathering speed of the legion by 1%. That’s it. This item also has an active effect, but it’s more of a joke visual effect rather than something actually useful.
Like the Enchanted Coins, this Artifact increases the gathering effectiveness of the legion. However, this time around, this Artifact enhances the legion’s load capacity, letting them gather 1% more resources per trip. Yay.
When used, this item simply blows back the target legion slightly, dealing no damage but pushing them away. While this effect is mostly cosmetic, it could help slightly as it gives ranged units a bit more time to unleash one or two extra attacks while the enemy recovers from the stagger animation.
Impressively enough, this Artifact is the most useless out of the three we’ve mentioned so far. When equipped, it merely increases the Engineering of the legion by 1%. Moreover, when used, this item merely sets off fireworks to create a nice visual effect for a few seconds, though it doesn’t actually do any damage or benefit the team in any way.
It goes without saying that, at the very least, being able to gather faster and a bit more is more useful. And while Engineering is quite useful later on, a meager 1% boost is definitely nothing to write home about. This fact makes the Joyous Fireworks into arguably the worst Artifact in the entire game.
Boots of Swiftness
This might be the only Artifact on this tier that isn’t complete trash, but it’s still pretty bad. The best part about it is its stat boosts, which increase the legion’s march speed by 3% when equipped. However, when used, while this Artifact grants the legion a powerful 15% boost to their march speed, it also inflicts them with a 15% march speed debuff when the initial effect ends, effectively turning them into sitting ducks.
Despite this crippling slow effect, however, the Boots of Swiftness can be useful in the right hands, since its initial effect can help to close the distance and get within attacking range before the slow debuff kicks in.
And with that, we close our Call of Dragons Artifact tier list. What are your favorite Artifacts in this awesome new strategy conquest game? Share your own picks in the comments below!