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The Easiest Artifact Sets To Get

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

As promised, here is a list of all the artifact sets that I have found that don’t include a rare. Anyone working to collect Lucky Coins probably has a bunch of sets that are complete except for the rare, which can be pretty frustrating when you’re only a few coins away from whatever you’re working toward. Usually you can’t find any rares in the auction house unless they are from an invasion or they are very expensive, so hopefully this list can help some of you avoid them while still finishing some sets!

I’ve put this list in order as they come up when looking at “all” the artifacts I’ve learned, so in descending order from the highest level zones to lowest. Hopefully that makes it easiest to compare with your own list (press “c” and go to “artifacts” then select “all” from the drop down) to see what you should be searching the auction house for! I’ve attempted to list where each set is found, but I couldn’t remember all of them, so please leave a comment if you can fill in any of my blanks! Also if I’ve missed any rareless sets (possibly Defiant side ones), please let me know as well! Thanks, and I hope this helps!

Orders of Rahn Chuluun (50) : Iron Pine Peak
-Order to the Second Vanguard
-Order to the Thirteenth Vanguard
-Order to the Fifth Vanguard
-Order to the Ninth Vanguard
-Order to the Eleventh Vanguard

Tabitha Leighton (50) : Iron Pine Peak
-Linen Farmer’s Dress
-Little Sister
-Holy Book
-Prophecy of Combat

Tam Daggerborn (50) : Shimmersand
-List of Monsters Slain
-Bag of Demon Wards
-Journal of Speculation

Critter Tears (50) : Everywhere (From Critters)
-Bunny Tear
-Coyote Tear
-Cat Tear
-Fox Tears
-Deer Tear
-Snake Tear
-Rat Tear
-Squirrel Tear

The Kingdom of Mathosia (50) : Stillmoor
-Crest of Mathosia
-Vassalage Contract
-King’s Call to Service
-Ceremonial Blade*

Storm Legion Decorations (50) : Iron Pine Peak
-Bronze Hawk
-Iron Skull
-Gold Skull
-Silver Griffon

Ice Statues (50) : Iron Pine Peak
-Droitach’s Mother’s Foot Statue
-Ale Mug Ice Statue
-Ice Skull Statue

Thedeor’s Sword (50) : Iron Pine Peak
-Sword of Valor
-Blade of Courage
-Sword of Duty
-Blade of the Champion

Stormlord Casimir (50) :Iron Pine Peak
-Charged Iron Ball
-Empty Alchemical Draught
-Mercenary Recruitment Poster
-Notebook of Draconic Instructions
-Mask of the Stormlord

Commander Calthyx (50) : Iron Pine Peak
-Alchemical Sanity
-Translation Tablet
-Idol of the Depths
-Prophecy of Calyx
-Blood of the Innocent

Fossils of the Droughtlands (44) : Droughtlands
-Flametouched Kobold Femur
-Tar Preserved Cyclops Eye
-Unspoiled Devil Head
-Draconic Clawbone

Wanton Tribe Trophies (44) : Droughtlands
-Satyr Skull
-Dragon Whelp Talon
-Harpy Feather

The Eldritched Civilization of the Eth (44) : Droughtlands
-The Fall of the Dragons
-Magic and Machine
-Transformative Outlook
-To Ascend
-The Convocation

Helena Brass’s Leaflets (44) : Droughtlands
-Out of the Dark Age
-Slavery to Debt
-Ironhook Crimes
-Hygiene and You

Emberlord Ereetu (44) : Droughtlands
-Skull of Prophecy
-Flayed Skin
-Bloodmagic Sacrafice
Ereetu’s Mark

Runebound Accessories (40) : Moonshade Highlands
-Self-Combing Hairpin
-Everhot Portable Forge
-Amazing Hammer of Covenient Use
-Irresistible Trap
-Mug of Plenty
-Self-Replication Ring

Fae Dust (40) : Moonshade Highlands
-Powder of Enchantment
-Powder of Illusion
-Powder of Distrust
-Powder of Conflagration
-Powder of Growth

Last Days of Hammerknell (40) : Moonshade Highlands
-The Last Days of Hammerknell – Page 1
-The Last Days of Hammerknell – Page 2
-The Last Days of Hammerknell – Page 3
-The Last Days of Hammerknell – Page 4

Gorvaht (40) : Moonshade Highlands
-Broken Pan Pipes
-Skull Etchings
-Runebound Prison of Estrode

Moonshade Crofter Deeds (40) : Moonshade Highlands
-Jerns Family Deed
-Polski Family Deed
-Montani Family Deed

The Dwarves of Moonshade (40) : Moonshade Highlands
-Sealed Spirit
-Runebound Fatestone
-Ring of Dreams
-Hair of Gold

Fezziled’s 100 Ways to Cook a Fae (40) : Moonshade Highlands
-Crispy Fae Wings Recipe
-Pickled Satyr Hooves Recipe
-Bogling Ear Stew Recipe
-Candied Fae Toes Recipe
-Shamber Flank Recipe
-Crispy Fried Fae Gizzard Recipe

Buccaneer Articles (40) : Moonshade Highlands
-Eyepatch of Kane Wavestarr
-Sextant of Clever Ned
-Hook of Fairn the Ferocious
-Eyepatch of Cara Swelldancer
-hat and Scimitar of Estrael
-Pegleg of Black Betty

Tidelord Brenin (40) : Moonshade Highlands
-Azure Blade Contract
-Charm of Clear Thoughts
-Skin Sewn Mask
-Meridian Cube of Unmaking
-Artifact of Ancient Madness

Cat Gut Accessories (35) : Scarwood Reach
-Cat Gut Token
-Cat Gut Charm
-Cat Gut Pouch
-Cat Gut Cording
-Cat Gut Choker

Commander Kain (35)  : Scarwood Reach
-Supply Requests
-Blessing of Battle
-Bloody Cloth
-Prophecy of Kain

Kain’s Command (35) : Scarwood Reach
-Scavenged Tent Leather
-Signal Horn
-Letter from Shyla to the Crusaders
-Vespers Ritual Cup
-Final Repose Kit

Ironwood Boughs (35) : Scarwood Reach
-Rough Ironwood Bough
-Thorny Ironwood Bough
-Ironwood Root

Aelfwar Tokens (35) : Scarwood Reach
-Token of Growth
-Token of Foul
-Fae Fortune Token
-Emerald Mask Token

Lord’s Hall (35) : Scarwood Reach
-Hall-Made Blade
-Dwarven Military Insignia
-Giant Dward Gloves
-Key to Lord’s Hall

Bare Knuckled : The Return (32) : Scarwood Reach
-Bessy’s Brass Knuckles
-Knuckle’s Sandwich
-Father Churan’s Prayer Book
-Amazon Good Luck Charm
-Layman’s Guide to Pit Fighting
-Hilde’s Stick of Command
-Huon’s Back-up Plan
-Ivun’s Phylactery
-Shrunken Head of Marley’s Last Victum
-Pappy’s Spinach
-Niak’s Sanctuary Guard Insignia
-Prissa’s Tiara
-Suzy’s Sawed Off Shotgun
-Turani’s Dolly
-Mistress Valenna’s Blindfold
-Zandy’s Dapper Comb

Uriel’s Study Implements (30) : Stonefield
-Dark Quills
-Ritual Dagger
-Dissection Tools
-Deadly Nightshade

Construct Apparatuses (30) : Scarlet Gorge
-Construct Charge Ridge
-Construct Chain
-Construct Head

The Court of Suffering (30) : Scarlet Gorge
-Lash of Thaxlos
-Tandoluz’s Fang
-Burning Ichor of Broglax
-Horn of Laxgrud
-Uythradge’s Bargain

The Grimoire of Chaos (30) : Scarlet Gorge
-Destruction and Chaos
-Blood Magic
-The Plane of Torment
-Eggs of Chaos

Fire Idols (30) : Scarlet Gorge
-Danjal Idol
-Bukavac Idol
-Furcas Idol
-Labal Idol
-Neqa’el Idol

Oakheart (25) : Gloamwood
-Mahogany Pipe
-Mathosian Writ of Knighthood
-Oakheart Family Crest

The Rule of the Titans (25) : Stonefield
-The Rule of the Titans – Page 1
-The Rule of the Titans – Page 2
-The Rule of the Titans – Page 3
-The Rule of the Titans – Page 4
-The Rule of the Titans – Page 5

Roc Feathers (25) : Stonefield
-Dull Roc Feather
-Shiny Roc Feather
-Glossy Roc Feather
-Bright Roc Feather

Troll Toenails (25) : Stonefield
-Moldy Troll Toenail
-Crystallized Troll Toenail
-Mossy Troll Toenail

The Sanctuary Guard (25) : Gloamwood
-Prayer Book of the Vigil
-Hardtack
-Blade Sharpening Kit
-Letters from Sanctum
-Enlistment Papers

Baelin’s Holy Artifacts (25) : Stonefield
-Feathered Fetish
-Hare’s Foot
-Silkspinner Webbing

Curses of Gloamwood (25) : Gloamwood
-Rot of the Ancients
-Shadowy Doom
-Delilath’s Curse
-Lycanthropy

The Gedlo Conclave (25) : Gloamwood
-Toxin Smeared Rag
-Fire Runes
-Planar Lodestone
-Dragon Shell Necklace

Tools of the Forest (25) : Gloamwood
-Star Iron Log Dog
-Runecrafted Drag Blade
-Consecrated Log Tongs
-Cursed Mill Buzz Saw

Lockets of the Lost (25) : Stonefield
-Locket of Tamar Kole
-Locket of Bailey Malcom
-Locket of Dray Tinsaugh
-Locket of Lief Ikari
-Locket of Raymond Winsley

Shademarked Bones (25) : Stonefield
-Small Shademarked Bone
-Jagged Shademarked Bone
-Hollow Shademarked Bone

Field Study of the Well (25) : Stonefield
-Field Study of the Well – Page 1
-Field Study of the Well – Page 2
-Field Study of the Well – Page 3
-Field Study of the Well – Page 4
-Field Study of the Well – Page 5

Ancient Eth Tablets (25) : Stonefield
-Scuffed Tablet Fragment
-Triangular Tablet Fragment
-Rounded Tablet Fragment
-Jagged Tablet Fragment

Titan Idols (25) :Stonefield
-Idol of Justus
-Idol of Hiberus
-Idol of Cornix
-Idol of Hybrida
-Idol of Primus

The Eth Mines (25) : Stonefield
-The Eth Mines – Page 1
-The Eth Mines – Page 2
-The Eth Mines – Page 3
-The Eth Mines – Page 4

Misplaced Festival Gifts (22) : Gloamwood
-Festival of Mariel-Taun
-Festival of Squirrels
-Festival of Bahralt

Gloamwood Toadstools (22) : Gloamwood
-Hags Cap
-Moonspore
-Pine Shade

Spider Parts (22) : Gloamwood
-Severed Spider Leg
-Unusually Strong Webbing
-Decaying Eyestalk

Crops of Freemarch (18) : Freemarch
-March Hops
-Pearl Barley
-Sun Squash

The Crossing (18) : Freemarch
-The Crossing – Page 1
-The Crossing – Page 2
-The Crossing – Page 3
-The Crossing – Page 4
-The Crossing – Page 5

The Great Betrayal (18) : Silverwood
-Mourning Veil
-Faer Pact Totem
-Insignia of the Prince
-Amnesty Letter
-Royal Demand for Regency

Divine Landing (18) : Silverwood
-Devil Skull
-Mark of Maelforge
-Scorched Armor
-Cyril’s Holy Symbol of the Vigil

The Theology of the Vigil (18) : Silverwood
-Thedeor – The Sword
-Bahralt – The City
-Tavril – The Land
-Mariel-taun – The Heart
-Thontic – The Sea

Fish of Solace (18) : Freemarch
-March Eel
-Spikeback Minnow
-Wide Eyed Guppy

Telaran Coins (18) : Freemarch
-Rhaza’de Quartz Lump
-Mathosian Silver Penny
-Mathosian Gold Dollar
-Dwarven Iron Penny
-Kelari Coral Kroen

Kelari Idols (18) : Freemarch
-Idol of Baku
-Idol of Kashar
-Idol of Kubi

Abyssal Ritual Jars (18) : Freemarch
-Distilled Death Essence
-Distilled Flame Essence
-Distilled Life Essence
-Distilled Earth Essence

Food of Silverwood (18) : Silverwood
-Sauteed Vespid with Garlic Tubers
-Raw Jaggedfin with Wine Sauce
-Roasted Venison on the Arrow
-Creeperbrush Soup with Dumplings
-Goblin Heart Jerky

Quicksilver College (18) : Silverwood
-Star Iron Cauldron
-Yew Practice Wand
-Rothmann’s Pricipia Conflagera

Brougan Grote (18) : Silverwood
-Grote Family Blade
-Elven Cipher
-Aelfwar Treaty Scrolls
-Quicksilver Expulsion Papers

High Elven Culture (18) : Silverwood
-Inscrutable Hair Accessory
-Bag of Seeds
-Silken Ties
-List of Family Lines to Prune
-Prophecy Diary

Tarvil (18) : Silverwood
-Ancient Elven Relic
-The Living Prophecy
-The Cycle of Life
-Journal of Completed Prophecy

Technician Tools (18) : Freemarch
-Planar Surveyor
-Source Canister
-Field Generator
-Source Scalpel
-Planar Dosimeter

Prince Hylas Aelfwar (18) : Silverwood
-Insignia of the First Order
-Wax Seal of the Prince
-Concealable Elven Pugio
-Vial of Greenscale’s Blood
-Shyla’s Locket

Jerome Drift (18) : Silverwood
-Journal of Untested Experiments
-Jerome Drift;s Amazing Hat
-Vial of Jerome’s Secret Ingredient

Ascended Guardians (18) : Silverwood
-List of Former Regrets
-Family Prayer Book
-Lock of Hair
-Crossed Out Enemies List
-Marred Tombstone (No Longer Dead)

Hazing Committee Supplies (18) : Silverwood
-Sheeping Pills
-Marked Tarot Cards
-Girdle of Gender Change

Secrets of the Ascended (10) : Sanctum (quest)
-Feather of the Messenger
-Plot to Kill Orphiel
-Abyssal Book of Names

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Rift Artifact Hunting 101

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

I just broke 300 platinum this week, and thought I’d finally take the time away from Rift to post a bit more in depths about my big plat maker, artifacts! I only started collecting artifacts because of the vanity items you can purchase with the Lucky Coins you get for turning in sets. I have my eye on the Shiny Tartagon mount, which is a white version of the CE two-headed turtle mount, and am only 12 coins away now. Getting this mount will save me the 125 platinum it would have cost at level 50 to get an epic mount, which is also nice!

The thing with hunting artifacts is that you find A LOT of them that you already have. Artifacts have set spawn points in each zone, and if you’re always hitting up the same spawn points, I find you end up with a lot of the same artifacts, but that could just be me. You might think searching for artifacts would be a boring pass time, but it’s kind of like a huge sparkly Easter egg hunt! Sure the spawn points are always the same, but there are hundreds, maybe thousands of spawn points, so I’m always discovering new ones, even in well explored areas. I thought I’d share a few artifact hunting pointers in case any of you are looking for ways to bring in the plat and want to give it a try!

  • Roll a High Elf or Bahmi! The Angelic Flight and Mighty Leap racials will save you some serious headaches when getting to those hard to reach artifacts.
  • Look behind it! No matter what you see, a rock, a tree, a building, check around the other side! Usually you’ll find yourself an artifact.
  • Look up! There are artifacts in the trees, on top of structures, tucked into niches you can only just reach, so don’t keep your eyes glued to the ground.
  • If you see trees, you can probably reach them somehow, and there will be artifacts around their base!
  • Go down the mountain! Anytime you’re running along the crest of a mountain range, remember that if you see what looks like giant stairs down the side, each of those steps could have a couple artifacts on them! I have found SO MANY on the ledges surrounding Silverwood, so make sure you check! You can always climb back up to the top later.
  • Go to your opposite faction’s zones! You can still turn in sets of artifacts you collect even if they aren’t from one of your faction’s zones. Sure if you play on a PvP server it might be dangerous, but just think of how much you can sell those artifacts for in your auction house!
  • Some artifacts are needed for 2 sets! Remember to use these if you need them the second time, or post them for a little more in the auction house!
  • Check the Auction House for rares! Players who aren’t interested in artifacts are always posting rares for far too cheap. If you find one posted for less than 5 plat that isn’t from an invasion (it will say so in the tooltip) buy it out and repost it!
  • Don’t leave it behind! Even if an artifact is giving you trouble, remember that the harder it is to get, the more likely it is to be a rare!
  • Make artifact allies, not enemies! It’s important to remember the players selling the most artifacts are usually the players buying the most artifacts. So if you’re undercutting someone, maybe do it by more than just a silver (because there are no addons, nothing makes me angrier at a fellow Antiquarian than seeing they’ve undercut me by 1 silver. I won’t even bother canceling auctions to repost unless I notice I’ve been undercut by a silver, and then I go out of my way to undercut that player as often as possible no matter what they’re selling and won’t buy their artifacts, even if they are 1 silver cheaper than the rest.) Or if you notice two of you seem to be farming the same zone, talk to the player and see if there are certain days they post, so that you can post on the opposite days, or find out which zones they work in, and pick zones they don’t have covered (level permitting).Giving discounts to players you recognize who sell artifacts isn’t a bad idea either. They are going to find things you need and you are going to find things they need, so it can pay off to be nice!
  • Most of all, don’t sell yourself short! You went out and got your hands dirty collecting those artifacts, you fell off cliffs, got stuck in crevices and maybe even got ganked by some high level Defiants (or Guardians), so if you have one that isn’t already in the Auction House, post it for a platinum! If someone wants it, they’ll pay that much! If you find and uncommon, post it for 2-3 platinum. If you find a rare, post it for 10-20 plat! Remember that the deposit is only a silver, so it doesn’t matter if it doesn’t sell the for the first few times, and chances are it will sell eventually!

In addition, I finished my farming map of Silverwood/Gloamwood that I wanted to share. I leave from Sanctum (sorry Defiants, it will be a long trek, but you’ll run into almost no guards if you stick to the black line) and start to find artifacts as soon as I reach the black line. I zigzag into the hills above Moonshade Highlands and usually head down the hill by Palisade in Silverwood to check there, but other than that I just look on ledges and under trees and on peaks. There is a lake in the hills just southwest of Gloamwood Pines in which you’ll usually find an artifact, and a cave along the road leading north toward Iron Pine Peak where an artifact likes to hide behind the sparkly altar. When you leave the cave check around Loggerman’s Lift across the stream and there’s almost always one under the bridge there! Then head up the hill to Shadefallen Keep where there’s a bunch more!

My inventory is usually full of artifacts by the time I reach Shadefallen Keep, which is why my rout ends there. Sometimes I change things up by swinging into the Scarlet Gorge and heading down to Stonefield and Freemarch, or sometimes I stick to Silverwood and just do a few circles and check out Overwatch Keep just to keep things interesting. Rare artifacts seem to be very rare, so it always makes my day when I find one! I’m guessing they show up around once out of every 100 artifacts I find, which is why they sell so well and why I’m always so happy to find one! I hope that you find this information useful! I know it seems like a strange thing to focus on in this new shiny game, but I’m having a lot of fun and making a lot of plat!

Thanks for Reading!
Miss Mediocre <3