Call of Dragons Artifact Tier List – Best Artifacts Ranked

This Call of Dragons Artifact tier list will help you decide on the best artifacts to equip your heroes, so you can maximize their battle performance.

Call of Dragons Artifact Tier List - Best Artifacts
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Call of Dragons Artifacts can signifi­cantly impact your heroes’ stats and abilities, so it’s important to choose the right ones for each hero. But since there are over 40 Artifacts currently available in the game, each having its own purpose, it can be overwhelming to decide which ones are the best Artifacts for your Legions. That’s why we created this comprehensive Call of Dragons Artifact tier list that ranks each of them according to their effectiveness and strength in battle.

Update April 2023:

  • 4 more Legendary Artifacts have been added to the game since we created this artifact tier list (Storm Arrows, Springbird Feather, Dragonrift, and Wolf-Woman of Haelor)
  • The Staff of Spring (Epic) and Amulet of Glory (Epic) artifacts have been replaced by Bomb Flinger (Epic) and Enchiridion of Advanced Incantations (Epic)
  • All Legendary Artifacts now have 2 more attributes (4 in total). The third one can be unlocked at artifact level 40 and 5 Stars, while the fourth one at artifact level 50 and 6 Stars
  • All Epic artifacts now have 2 more attributes (3 in total), where the third one can be unlocked at artifact level 40 and 5 Stars
  • All Elite and Advanced now have one more attribute (2 in total).
  • New Elite artifact added: Illusory Gems
  • Attributes are now more balanced

Call of Dragons Artifact Tier List – Best Artifacts

Here are the best Call of Dragons artifacts ranked across 4 tiers, from Tier S (Strongest) to Tier C (Weakest in combat). Tap any artifact for more details.

S-Tier: Most powerful Artifacts

These are the most powerful Artifacts in Call of Dragon, and provide huge boosts to your heroes. When used with some of the best Call of Dragons heroes, these Artifacts can make them invincible. All of these amazing items in this tier have a Legendary Rarity, which means that they are harder to get, but their stats and skills make them worth the effort.

Springs of Silence

Springs of Silence, Call of Dragons Artifact
  • Units: Infantry
  • Rarity: Legendary
  • Mode: PvP
  • Role: Assault
  • Main Bonuses: Infantry Unit ATK, Legion ATK
  • Skill lv.1: Deals Physical Skill damage to up to 3 enemy Legions in a chosen arc (Damage Factor 1,600). Each additional target reduces damage dealt to each target by 15% and slows down damaged Legions, reducing their March Speed by 20% for 10s.

Bloodblade Banner

Bloodblade Banner, Call of Dragons Artifact
  • Units: All unit types
  • Rarity: Legendary
  • Mode: Rally
  • Role: Assault
  • Main Bonuses: Rallied Army ATK, Legion DEF
  • Skill lv.1: Once your Rallied Army enters the battle, deals Physical Skill damage once every 30s (Damage Factor 600, scales with ATK), and your Legion gains Physical Keen, increasing their Physical ATK by 5% for 10s.

Shadowblades

Shadowblades, Call of Dragons Artifact
  • Units: Marksman
  • Rarity: Legendary
  • Mode: PvP
  • Role: Assault
  • Main Bonuses: Marksman Unit ATK, Legion ATK
  • Skill lv.1: Deals Physical Skill damage to up to 5 enemy Legions in a chosen rectangle (Damage Factor 1,800). Each additional target reduces damage dealt to each target by 15%.

Dragonrift

Dragonrift, CoD Artifact
  • Units: Infantry
  • Rarity: Legendary
  • Mode: PvP
  • Role: Assault
  • Main Bonuses: Infantry Unit ATK, Legion ATK
  • Skill lv.1: If the target is defeated after using its skill, your legion gains ATK for a short period of time. Otherwise, the target suffers damage every second for 3s.

Fang of Ashkari

Fang of Ashkari, CoD Artifact
  • Units: Magic
  • Rarity: Legendary
  • Mode: PvP
  • Role: Tank
  • Main Bonuses: Magic Unit DEF, Legion DEF
  • Skill lv.1: Sets a circle fixed at your Legion’s location and deals damage every second up to for Legions within the circle.

Sorland’s Blade

Sorland's Blade, CoD Artifact
  • Units: Cavalry
  • Rarity: Legendary
  • Mode: PvP
  • Role: Assault
  • Main Bonuses: Cavalry Unit ATK, Legion March Speed
  • Skill lv.1: Deals Physical Skill damage to up to 2 enemy Legions in a chosen arc (Damage Factor 1,600). Each additional target reduces damage dealt to each target by 25%. At the same time, the Hero’s Legion gains Haste, increasing March Speed by 20% for 10s.

A Tier Artifacts

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In the A-Tier we ranked the Artifacts with average damage output against opponents in Player vs. Player (PvP) battles. These Artifacts are reliable and effective, but not as powerful as the ones in the previous tier.

Heartpiercer

Heartpiercer Artifact
  • Units: Marksman
  • Rarity: Epic
  • Mode: PvP
  • Role: Assault
  • Main Bonuses: Marksman Unit ATK, Legion ATK
  • Skill lv.1: Deals Physical Skill damage to the target Legion (Damage Factor 1,000), and has a 40% chance to reduce their Physical DEF by 15% for 3s.

Butcher’s Blade

Butcher's Blade Artifact
  • Units: Infantry
  • Rarity: Epic
  • Mode: PvP
  • Role: Assault
  • Main Bonuses: Infantry Unit ATK, Legion ATK
  • Skill lv.1: Casts immediately, dealing Physical Skill damage twice to up to 3 enemy Legions in a forward arc (Damage Factor 450 each time). Each additional target reduces damage dealt to each target by 15%.

Magic Bomb

Magic Bomb Artifact
  • Units: Magic
  • Rarity: Epic
  • Mode: PvP
  • Role: Assault
  • Main Bonuses: Magic Unit ATK, Legion ATK
  • Skill lv.1: Throws a Magic Bomb at the target Legion. After 8s, the Magic Bomb explodes, dealing Magic Skill damage to up to 3 enemy Legions nearby (Damage Factor 900). Each additional target reduces damage dealt to each target by 15%.

Centaur Bow

Centaur Bow Artifact
  • Units: Cavalry
  • Rarity: Epic
  • Mode: PvP
  • Role: Assault
  • Main Bonuses: Cavalry Unit DEF, Legion DEF
  • Skill lv.1: Deals Physical Skill damage to up to 3 enemy Legions in a chosen circle (Damage Factor 750). Each additional target reduces damage dealt to each target by 15%

Archery Master’s Manual

Archery Master's Manual Artifact
  • Units: Marksman
  • Rarity: Epic
  • Mode: PvP
  • Role: Assault
  • Main Bonuses: Marksman Unit DEF, Legion DEF
  • Skill lv.1: Grants your legion Keen (increased Attack for 20s)

B Tier Artifacts

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The B-Tier is for Artifacts that are best used in Player vs. Environment (PvE) battles such as attacking Darklings and Behemots, but also those having defense-related bonuses and skills, that could help you protect your City and your heroes during the most intense battles in Call of Dragons.

Staff of the Prophet

Staff of the Prophet Artifact
  • Units: Magic
  • Rarity: Legendary
  • Mode: Any
  • Role: Mobility
  • Main Bonuses: Magic Unit HP, Legion HP
  • Skill lv.1: Casts on a selected friendly Legion within the current Region and within Alliance territory. After a 15s charge-up, 2 surrounding friendly Legions (including the target) are teleported to that Legion’s location. Teleportation will prioritize your Legion.

Freezing Ring

Freezing Ring Artifact
  • Units: Magic
  • Rarity: Epic
  • Mode: Any
  • Role: Tank
  • Main Bonuses: Magic Unit DEF, Legion HP
  • Skill lv.1: Casts immediately. Grants Ice Defense to your Legion, making it immune to all damage, but unable to carry out actions. Effective for up to 5s. After Ice Defense ends, up to 10 surrounding enemy Legions are Slowed, reducing their March Speed by 30% for 8s.

Kurata’s Wrath

Kurata's Wrath Artifact
  • Units: All unit types
  • Rarity: Legendary
  • Mode: Peacekeeping
  • Role: Any
  • Main Bonuses: Peacekeeping Damage, Legion ATK
  • Skill lv.1: Casts on up to 10 friendly Legions in a designated circle, increasing the damage they deal to Darklings and Dark creatures by 20% for 10s.

Blade of Reproach

Blade of Reproach Artifact
  • Units: Cavalry
  • Rarity: Epic
  • Mode: Peacekeeping
  • Role: Any
  • Main Bonuses: Cavalry Unit ATK, Peacekeeping Damage
  • Skill lv.1: Casts on the target Legion (Darklings, Dark Creatures, and Behemoths only), dealing physical Skill damage (Damage Factor 1,000). If this skill defeats the target Legion, 1 buff effect is granted. For each buff effect gained, the damage is increased by 20%, stacking up to 5 times.

Bomb Flinger

Bomb Flinger Artifact
  • Units: Marksman
  • Rarity: Epic
  • Mode: Peacekeeping
  • Role: Any
  • Main Bonuses: Marksman Unit ATK, Legion ATK 3%
  • Skill lv.1: Deals damage to the selected legion of Darklings, Dark Creatures, and Behemoths. Damaged targets have a chance to get stunned.

C Tier Artifacts

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This tier includes the most efficient productivity-related Artifacts. These should only be used for activities like Gathering and Engineering, as they have no direct impact on your heroes’ battle performance. Picking any of these will help you get plenty of resources so you can speed up your progress in the game.

Lucia’s Horn

Lucia's Horn - Call of Dragons Artifact
  • Units: All unit types
  • Rarity: Legendary
  • Mode: Gathering
  • Role: Any
  • Main Bonuses: Overall Gathering Speed, Legion DEF
  • Skill lv.1: Casts immediately. After a short charge-up, a random Resource Point located in Alliance territory near your Legion is refreshed (minimum level 4, maximum level 5). Charging cannot be interrupted.

Ancient Tree Roots

Ancient Tree Roots - Call of Dragons Artifact
  • Units: All unit types
  • Rarity: Legendary
  • Mode: Gathering
  • Role: Any
  • Main Bonuses: Legion Load Capacity, Legion HP
  • Skill lv.1: Casts immediately. After a short charge-up, teleports your Legion to a random unmanned high-level Resource Point within a certain range. Moving, being attacked, or gaining control effects can interrupt charging.

Greenfinger Sickle

Greenfinger Sickle, Call of Dragons Artifact
  • Units: All unit types
  • Rarity: Epic
  • Mode: Gathering
  • Role: Any
  • Main Bonuses: Legion Load Capacity, Legion HP
  • Skill lv.1: Casts while gathering Gold, Wood, Ore, and Mana. Immediately gathers resources from a chosen Resource Point (Gold/Wood 100,000, Ore 75,000, and Mana 40,000). The resources gathered cannot exceed the Legion’s Capacity or the remaining amount of resources at the Resource Point.

Potion of Vigor

Potion of Vigor Artifact
  • Units: Infantry
  • Rarity: Epic
  • Mode: Engineering
  • Role: Any
  • Main Bonuses: Building Engineering, Legion HP
  • Skill lv.1: Casts immediately. Increases Legion’s Engineering by 50% for 1,800s.

Illusory Gems

Illusory Gems Artifact
  • Units: All
  • Rarity: Elite
  • Mode: Any
  • Role: Any
  • Main Bonuses: Legion Load Capacity, Legion HP
  • Skill lv.1: Upon use, it scatters Gems behind your legion for a short period of time (is just an esthetic effect).

How we ranked the Artifacts

We took into consideration their overall power for both, PvP and PvE combat modes, their bonuses and skills, and their overall usefulness.

At the bottom of this list, you also have 3 tables that include all the Artifacts in the game, ranked according to their power and split into 3 categories, PvP, PvE/Defense, and non-combat/productivity. This way, you can easily find what Artifact best fits your needs for a particular activity.

All PvP Artifacts Ranked

This list includes all the Artifacts specifically designed for heroes having PvP and Rally talents. They are ranked in descending order, based on the overall power of their skills and bonuses provided.

ArtifactRarityMode
Springs of SilenceLegendaryPvP
Bloodblade BannerLegendaryRally
ShadowbladesLegendaryPvP
Sorland’s BladeLegendaryPvP
DragonriftLegendaryPvP
Fang of AshkariLegendaryPvP
Phoenix EyeLegendaryPvP
Tear of ArbonLegendaryPvP
Heart of KamasiLegendaryPvP
KingslayerLegendaryPvP
HeartpiercerEpicPvP
Butcher’s BladeEpicPvP
Magic BombEpicPvP
Centaur BowEpicPvP
Archery Master’s ManualEpicPvP
Spirit BangleEpicPvP
Bone CleaverElitePvP
Veteran’s DiaryElitePvP
Crown of the BerserkerElitePvP
Ever-IceElitePvP
Rapid CrossbowElitePvP

All PvE and Defense Artifacts Ranked

This list includes all Artifacts designed for heroes having the Peacekeeper PvE talent (Darklings, Dark Creatures, Behemots) as well as the Garrison talent, required for defending castles. We included also the Artifacts that boost HP, not having a specific use, but still useful for defense. These Artifacts are ranked from most to least powerful in PvE/Defense, based on their bonuses and skills.

ArtifactRarityMode
Staff of the ProphetLegendaryAny
Freezing RingEpicTank
Kurata’s WrathLegendaryPeacekeeping
Blade of ReproachEpicPeacekeeping
Bomb FlingerEpicPeacekeeping
Wolf-Woman of HaelorLegendarySupport
Giant’s BoneEpicPeacekeeping
Enchiridion of Advanced IncantationsEpicPeacekeeping
Breath of the ForestLegendaryGarrison
Codex of ProphecyEpicPeacekeeping
Amulet of GloryEpicPeacekeeping
Cloack of StealthEpicAny
Harlequin MaskElitePeacekeeping

All Productivity Artifacts Ranked

The Productivity table includes all the Artifacts specifically designed for gathering gold and other resources, Engineering, and other general buffs. They are ranked according to the strongest bonus they can provide.

ArtifactRarityMode
Lucia’s HornLegendaryGathering
Ancient Tree RootsLegendaryGathering
Greenfinger SickleEpicGathering
Homecoming BlossomEpicMobility
Illusory GemsEliteLoad Capacity
Potion of VigorEpicEngineering
Boots of SwiftnessEliteMobility
Enchanted CoinsAdvancedGathering
Storm LeafAdvancedAny
Building EngineeringAdvancedEngineering

Conclusion

This concludes our Artifact tier list for Call of Dragons. We hope this guide has helped you decide on the best Artifacts for your heroes, so they can be as powerful and successful as possible in battle and City development.

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