Minecraft Dungeon: Best Artifacts [Top 20]

Get to know the best gear that you can equip to smoothly execute your missions [DLC's included]

Minecraft Dungeon Best Artifacts
List of 20 Best Artifacts

Minecraft Dungeon is a Dungeon Crawler game that took its inspiration from the famous sandbox survival game Minecraft. On May 26, 2020, it was available on PC (Windows) and most consoles. Although the game can be played offline as a single-player, the multiplayer mode for Minecraft games usually seems to be a better option.

The game offers not only online multiplayer but also local multiplayer. Throughout your progress in Minecraft Dungeon, you will acquire many unique weapons, armor, and some of the best artifacts. Assemble the gear and sort out the best that can stick out with you till the end of your adventure.

Key Takeaways

  • Artifacts can be game-changers as they benefit players in almost every aspect of battlefield dynamics.
  • These artifacts can allow you to summon powerful creatures, boost ranged attacks, give impact based on the number of souls you have gathered, or just plain execution.
  • Every artifact can be obtained by completing certain missions that suit their origin based on their lore.
  • Despite the accomplishment of missions, various NPCs can provide you with artifacts once you rescue them. Mainly, you can save Village Merchant from Creeper Woods, and he will offer you various equipment and artifacts in the Camp.
  • You can use the emeralds to buy them from the merchant, or you can replenish his stock for a few emeralds if his offer is not to your liking.

The mechanics of the game Minecraft Dungeon are mostly similar to that of Minecraft. Textures, animations, mobs, and sound effects are mostly the assets that are used in Minecraft Dungeon. However, this game is entirely story-driven that includes clearing certain levels and upgrading your character’s skills and weapons.

While on your roleplaying journey, you will face countless puzzles and challenges that, upon completion, will bear a fruitful result. These prizes can occasionally be some weapons, armor, and emeralds.

Simultaneously, there’s also a chance for the reward to be an Artifact. These artifacts play a vital role in changing the battle’s outcome as they give players a significant advantage. This can include the summoning of creatures, dealing an immense amount of damage, better change in stats, and stuff related to regeneration. Following this guide, you can learn how and why these artifacts are needed for your tough travels.

Minecraft Dungeon Best Artifacts

Right through the start of your adventure, you will begin collecting various artifacts. These artifacts will bring you a tide favorable toward your next step in the story’s progress. Note that you can only equip three artifacts at a time.

Among the plentiful artifacts, select what gives you the most benefits according to your playstyle. You can also buy the artifacts from Village Merchant once you have saved him.

This villager will be held captive in the Creeper Woods cave. This specific cave can be found at the beginning area of the Creeper Woods. Artifacts can also be sent as gifts to your friends online with the help of Gift Wrapper NPC. You can save him for Creeper Woods as well.

Functioning Of Various Artifacts

Although some artifacts give charges once used, such as those for enhancing your ranged attacks, they are not dislodged from your inventory. Instead, artifacts can be used repeatedly, but there are various ways in which some of them work.

  • Firstly, some artifacts carry a straight-up impact upon activation.
  • Secondly, they are used to summon various mobs along your side.
  • Uniquely, some work on the principles of soul gathering. To accumulate the souls, you simply need to kill creatures causally.
  • Lastly, artifacts that give you charges for particular types of ranged attacks.

Golem Kit

Best artifact of Minecraft Dungeon Golem Kit
Summoning Golem Artifact

An artifact that is worth climbing any mountain top. With this artifact, you can summon an Iron Golem to fight beside you. This summoning will not have any limited time; rather, Golem will sustain the mission as long as its health is depleted.

Dealing with great damage and Tanking a vast amount of incoming hits is what this creature is summoned for. In general, this is all you need to ease the burden while rushing into a swarm of hostile creatures. Golem Kit goes on a cooldown of 30 seconds only after the death of Iron Golem. To conclude, Golem Kit, as a summoning artifact, can be considered one of the best artifacts in Minecraft Dungeon.

In addition to obtaining the artifact, you will have a chance to find this artifact while completing Pumpkin Pastures. However, if you do not have the luck of finding it upon completion or opening the chests, then your best bet is to find it by revealing the secret mission’s cave that you will find somewhere in the Pumpkin Pastures map. If you own the DLC, lurk out in the Lost Settlement to find it.

Firework Arrows

Firework arrows artifact
Firework Rocket Range Attack

Save your time and arrows at the same time. Triggering this artifact will give you a ranged attack of charge 1. While this rocket charge is available on your range attack, it will not set the Firework Arrows on cooldown till you have used up the rocket to blow off some mobs.

Then the cooldown of 30 seconds will be applied to the artifact. Upon impact, the rocket will deal great explosive damage in a radius that will cause it to take out other mobs in the surrounding area.

Furthermore, finding this artifact won’t be much of a hassle. Squid Cost is where you will complete the game’s tutorial and get this artifact guaranteed. But there’s also a downfall for this trade.

Firework Arrows will be of significantly low stats if you have acquired them this way. Later on, you will have to find this artifact with better stats once you find them in the locations: Redstone Miles, Highblock Halls, and Underhalls. For the DLC users, they can try their luck in Colossal Rampart as well.

Tasty Bone

Tasty bone
Summon Artifact for Dog

This is one of Minecraft Dungeon’s best early-game artifacts. It summons a faithful companion who will traverse the dangerous land to support you on your journey. While the summoned dog is on the battlefield, the artifact will not go on the cooldown till it dies. Once it is dead, the artifact will run on a cooldown of 30 seconds.

Regarding its origin, it is located in the Creeper Woods, Creepy Crypt (secret mission unlocked while exploring the Creeper Woods), and Redstone Mines. For the DLC, search the areas in Dingy Jungle to obtain the Tasty Bone.

Death Cap Mushroom

Death cap Mushroom Artifact best stat in Minecraft Dungeon
Death Cap Mushroom Artifact

Another compelling artifact regarding the early stages of the game is Death Cap Mushroom. This artifact aims to raise your stats drastically. Moreover, the change of stats targets the player’s attack speed and movement speed.

With this, attack speed is increased by 100%, and movement speed is raised to 20%. Furthermore, the duration of this buff relies on the power of the artifact. A low-power Death Cap Mushroom ( below 100 ) will provide its benefit for approximately 10 seconds, whereas high power Mushroom ( above level 100 ) will extend its duration to an average of 15 seconds.

Being an early-game artifact, it can be obtained in the starting level, Creeper Woods. Other than that, you can find it in Highblock Halls. As for the DLC locations: Windswept Peaks and Peaks Warped Forest.

Buzzy Nest

Buzzy Nest artifact
Artifact to Summon Bees

A summoning artifact that is best suitable for certain situations. That is to say, because its effect contrasts with other summoning artifacts. Once the artifact is activated, it will spawn a beehive right on the point, continuously generating bees around it.

The bees are aggressive towards every hostile mob, meaning they will attack them on sight. If you have targeted a passive mob with a ranged attack, the bees will also initiate their attack on that passive mob.

Buzzy Nest Artifact will go on a cooldown of 23 seconds once the beehive is expired. Bees are spawned for a limited time, but their nullification will not set the artifact on cooldown. Look for the best opportunities in Soggy Cave and Lower Temple to find this artifact. If you have the DLC, search for them in Dingy Jungle, Colossal Rampart, and Nether Wastes.


Artifact Harvester
Blasting Artifact Harvester

An Artifact that relies on soul gathering. Once you have accumulated enough souls, this artifact becomes available to use. Upon usage, this artifact will create a massive blast around the player, landing a moderately powerful blow on the enemies caught in its sphere.

Moreover, all the enemy units hit by its blast are knocked back at a fair amount of distance. Its cooldown is set to 4 seconds upon the activation, but still, you can only use it once you have acquired the specific amount of souls that are required.

Surprisingly, this destructive artifact is obtainable through the game’s early missions. You can obtain it easily from the Village Merchant in the early game or find it later in the locations of Soggy Swamp and Redstone Mines. For DLC: Souls Sand Valley and Gale Sanctum.

Scatter Mines

Scatter Mine artifact
Artifact for Explosion

Once activated, it sets three mines in front of the player and detonates upon contact. Allied units will not trigger the mines. The artifact doesn’t deal a collective amount of damage. Rather, each mine deals its separate damage.

If no hostile mob has stepped on the mine, they will explode on their own after 10 seconds. Once all the mines are triggered, the artifact will be set on a 12-second cooldown.

It is located in the Redstone Mines, Fiery Forge, and Gauntlet of Gales. For DLC, the location is Colossal Rampart.

Blast Fungus

Minecraft Dungeon best artifact Blast Fungus
Blast Fungus Artifact

Blast Fungus is an artifact from the DLC “Flames of Nether.” Once activated, it will scatter Blocks of fungi around the player, exploding upon hitting the ground. A fair amount of damage is dealt and puts the artifact on a 6-second cooldown. With having low cooldown rate at a pretty good damage output, it is one of the best artifacts to have in Minecraft Dungeon.

Having this artifact as a DLC addition, its origin is also set to be in DLC based mission. These are Warped Forest and Crimson Forest, namely. Although, a personal preference would be to look for this item in stock at the Village Merchant. This way, you can get your hands on this helpful artifact at the beginning of the game.

Lightning Rod

Lightning Rod artifact
Lightning Rod

A soul-gathering artifact that lands a mighty blow of lightning once you have triggered the artifact. It will target the nearest mob and create a small radius that will be highlighted before the lightning connects to the ground.

Players may also experience a slight delay before the impact, and in that delay, if you manage to draw a few more mobs into that radius, then they all will be shocked to their deaths. Its cooldown is of 1.5 seconds with an immense amount of damage dealing.

It is one of the best high-damage dealing artifacts in Minecraft Dungeon that is obtainable at reasonably easy stages of the game. Locate this lightning-wielding artifact in Soggy Swamp, Soggy Caves ( secret mission unlocked from Soggy Swamp), and Obsidian Pinnacle. Locations for DLC are Frosted Fjord and Nether Fortress.

Corrupted Beacon

Corrupted beacon artifact
Corrupted Beacon Artifact

If you hold this beacon, then you hold power. Corrupted Beacon is another soul-gathering artifact that is insanely good at dealing damage to multiple foes for an extended period. Waking up this artifact to its full potential depends upon soul consumption.

To clarify, this artifact deals damage per second by emitting a laser beam toward the direction that the player is facing. The beam has a range of 40 blocks which is enormous. This artifact is set to have a damage value depending on its level.

Each second of its activation will deal 10% of the damage that is set in total. Explicitly, if a fully powered Corrupted Beacon can deal damage of nearly 6000 points, then, per second, it will deal 60 damage in approximately. After total usage, it will put the artifact on a 2.5-second cooldown.

Pumpkin Pastures, Cacti Canyon, and Redstone Mines are the locations to search for this artifact. Its DLC location is Gale Sanctum.

Eye Of Guardian

Eye of Guardian artifact
Eye of Guardian Artifact

An Artifact from DLC “Hidden Depths.” Considerably a variant of Corrupted Beacon and also be considered one the best artifacts of Minecraft Dungeon in terms of dealing a continuous and relatively high amount of damage.

Unlike the Corrupted Beacon, this artifact does not rely upon consuming souls rather, it has a cooldown of 22 seconds. Its duration to stay active is specified for 4 seconds, but be aware as it decreases your turning rate.

The location of this artifact is expected to be in DLC areas: Coral Rise and Abyssal Monument.

Corrupted Seeds

Corrupted Seeds Artifact
Vine Spewing and Entangling Artifact

A Unique artifact that has multiple efforts to put forth once it is used. When this artifact is triggered, it summons the vines not targetable by other mobs. These vines will entangle any mob or hero that passes over it.

The entangled units are poisoned and take damage per second. Also, they are rooted in their seized locations for a brief time. The artifact will go on a cooldown of 20 seconds when used up. On the contrary, there are mobs known as Whisperers and their variants that have the trait of using this artifact as their spell.

You can grind for this artifact in the Treetop Tangle mission, and as for the DLC, it will be available at the Overgrown Temple and Panda Plateau.

Harpoon Quiver

Minecraft Dungeon best ranged artifact Harpoon quiver
Harpoon Quiver Artifact

Artifact set to provide you 5 charges of Harpoons in ranged attacks. This is a DLC Artifact of “Hidden  Depths” with a few excellent traits. Firstly, these special arrows can go through the crowd of mobs, meaning that they will pierce through mobs it hits and will continue flying forward. Uniquely, these specialized ranged attacks can hit the underwater mobs, eliminating their source of seeking shelter from the arrow barrage. Once all the charges are used, this artifact will go on a cooldown of 30 seconds.

Coral Rise and Abyssal Monument are the DLC locations and the only ones where you can find this range providing artifacts.

Totem Of Shielding

Shielding Totem Artifact
Artifact to create a light shield

It is quite handy in providing protection to the player and his allied units. However, there are a few factors that you need to know about this artifact.

  • It shields the player and allies from ranged attacks by forming a light shelter around the player.
  • Range attacks of the player can traverse through the light. However, the Corrupted Beacon artifact will not behave the same way.
  • Mobs coming toward the player will not be blocked physically.

Increasing this artifact’s power level will affect how long it can stay on the battlefield—from the base level of 5 seconds to the max level of 8.5 seconds. This artifact will be put on a cooldown of 20 seconds upon use.

To acquire this one of the best defensive artifacts of Minecraft Dungeon, you need to hustle in the designated places: Cacti Canyon, Desert Temple, and Underhalls. Its DLC locations are Lone Fortress and Crimson Fortress.

Totem Of Regeneration

Best Minecraft Dungeon regeneration artifacts
An artifact of healing

Even though you are given the Potion by default to restore your health to its max instantly, its cooldown is a bit too harsh on counting. Hence, it will be a wise decision to carry a backup plan in your equipment slot that will resolve the issue of healing for you and your allies.

Upon casting this artifact, it spreads on a specific point on the ground with a radius of 4 blocks and creates an aura that rapidly heals you in a bit of an extensive amount of time. Its duration ranges between 5 to 10 seconds, and the healing capacity depends on the artifact’s power. The lowest level heals 229, and the highest level heals 2917 health points.

Any artifact regarding the healing ability can be admired as the best artifact of Minecraft Dungeon. The Totem of Regeneration can be located while doing the missions in Soggy Swamp, Soggy Cave, and Fiery Forge. As for DLC players, they can identify it in Dingy Jungle and Basalt Deltas.

Enchanter’s Tome

Enchanter Tome artifact
Enchanter’s Tome

This artifact has a frenzy effect when it is used. It grants the result of double damage, increased attack speed, or quickening effect to improve their movements. But its dynamics work so that only two nearby allies can be affected by its use.

Also, the enchantments it provides are random, so there is no telling who will get what effect. These kinds of artifacts in Minecraft Dungeon are best suitable for players whose roles are set to be support type when playing as a party. A cooldown of 15 second is applied to this artifact once it is used.

This artifact was introduced in the DLC “Howling Peaks” and is located in the Windswept Peaks.

Tome Of Duplication

Tome to duplicate consumables
Duplication Artifact

It is a unique and overall one of the best artifacts in Minecraft Dungeon. While you are hustling to complete a mission, you will stumble upon tons of consumables and give you instant stat boost or regenerate your health.

Tome of Duplication reads what the player previously used as a consumable and upon using this artifact, it creates a duplicate of that consumable. Explicitly, if you have consumed a Potion of Strength that doubles your damage, then upon using Tome of Duplication, you will recreate that consumable, and it will double the duration of the Potion of Strength ( stat is unchanged ).

Moreover, this artifact works on soul-gathering mechanics; its cooldown lasts 10 seconds. Specifically, 40 souls are required to activate this artifact along with the chance of recreating the consumable. The chance of doubling the benefit relies on the power level of the artifact. As for the location of this artifact, it is located in End Wilds. Tome of Duplication is an artifact from DLC “Echoing Void.

Shadow Shifter

Best Shadow Form artifact in Minecraft Dungeon
Shadow Form Artifact

This artifact puts the player under the effect of Shadow Form. The effect of Shadow Form allows the player to mend into smoke and become invisible to the nearby hostile mobs.

If the effect is not worn out and the player lands a hit, his damage is multiplied 8x by the base attack damage ( If base damage is 100, then the attack from Shadow From will land 800 points of damage ). This artifact needs 40 souls to be activated and will put the artifact on a 10-second cooldown.

Another basic way to enter Shadow Form is by consuming the Shadow Brew Potion, which will be dropped in a chance of killing a mob. Shadow Shifter is one of the best and most powerful artifacts in Minecraft Dungeon and is obtainable through doing the mission End Wilds. This is a DLC artifact from “Echoing Void.

Gong Of Weakening

Artifact Gong of Weakening
A Gong of Weakening Artifact

This Gong targets enemies’ stats, reducing their health points and damage output. The Gong affects the mobs within a radius of 7 blocks around the player and applies the Weakening effect on them. Furthermore, the health reduction effect is calculated to make the mobs take 2x damage from the player.

The artifact goes on a cooldown of 20 seconds when used, and the duration is based on the power level of the artifact. Using this artifact, you can charge into a swarm of enemies and can emerge victorious with a high probability.

This artifact can be obtained through the location Desert Temple and for the DLC missions, it can be found in Abyssal Monument.

Love Medallion

Artifact Love Medallion
Love Medallion Artifact

An artifact that enchants the air with an unexampled scent that muddles the mind of some hostile mobs. Up to 3 mobs that are hit with the scent of this artifact will now follow the lead of player. The duration of these allied mobs is 10 seconds and once the timer runs out, these are eliminated from the very existence.

Uniquely, the damage of these mobs is also increased based on the power level of the artifact. The cooldown of 30 seconds is applied to this artifact once its effect is worn out from the mobs.

One crucial factor to remember is that some mobs have characteristic behavior towards the effect of Love Medallion. Every passive mob will remain unaffected by this artifact, and Magma Cube will only do its best by following the player. You can learn briefly about the behaviors of mobs from Minecraft Fandom towards the effect of Love Medallion.

You can locate this artifact from Arch Haven, Highblock Halls, UnderHalls, and Panda Plateau.

Final Words

Using the best artifacts of Minecraft Dungeon seems like fun, and it gives you a lot of advantages by giving you control over various challenging situations. But getting your hands on each can take a lot of time. Due to this factor, Minecraft Dungeon is designed to give its players a good repetition experience of the game.

You can replay all the missions with more incredible difficulty once you have gathered enough strength. This will allow the artifacts to appear in higher power levels than those obtained on lower difficulty levels.

If you prefer to read more comprehensive guides related to Minecraft, check our Crafting the Hoe in Minecraft guide.