Along with the latest version of Genshin Impact comes not only a new map, new characters, forgeable weapons but also the two new sets of Artifacts as well. They are called Deepwood Memories and Gilded Dreams.
Artifacts in Genshin Impact has always been part of the players’ considerations when it comes to building their characters in the game. It is also one of the aspects that sparks debate within the community when it comes to enhancing your characters’ strengths, skills and stats to further amplify their damage output, and continue defeating bosses and domains be it on solo or together with your friends.
Now, there are lots of artifact sets available currently in-game, and players take weeks or even months of farming just to complete a 2 pc or a 4 pc set that they need for a particular character. Take for example, building Kazuha, a playable anemo character from Inazuma who scales on Elemental Mastery would require you to get the Viridescent Venerer which can be obtained in a domain called Valley of Remembrance from the region of Mondstadt.
But, if you are new to the game, and seeing this by coincidence & wondering what Genshin Impact Artifacts are, sit back because we got you as well before we head over to the more specific course of actions.
Genshin Impact Artifacts
Artifacts in Genshin Impact are items which your characters can equip to help increase their Stats for a higher damage output. This is necessary, especially when you are an end-game player wherein overworld enemies are much stronger and the bosses are way more powerful.
When viewing a certain character’s attributes or by simply pressing C on your keyboard, you will notice that under Artifacts, there are five different variants you can equip. These are the Flower of Life, the Plume of Death, Sands of Eon, Goblet of Eonothem and lastly, the Circlet of Logos. Each type serves a different purpose when it comes to building your characters.
Another thing to remember is that artifacts have what we call a Main Stat, followed by secondary or sub-stats attached to them that can count up to four. The Flower of Life and Plume of Death are the only kinds of artifacts which have a fixed Main Stat: HP and Attack. The next three can come with different stats.
How to Obtain Artifacts in Genshin Impact
So, if artifacts are necessary and greatly boost your character’s performance, where and how do you get them in-game?
Artifacts are obtainable by an array of means. You can get them while doing explorations and opening up chests that are scattered everywhere in different regions. Elite enemies can also drop artifacts, albeit with 2-3 star rarity such as the Traveling Doctor set, Berserker, Instructor and The Exile set which can serve as fodder for your high rarity artifacts that you can get in later Adventure rank. Or if you are in lower levels, you can equip the artifacts themselves temporarily and wait until you are in AR 45!
Claiming rewards from Bosses and Domains of Blessing will also give you artifacts. Each set has their own designated domain which you can unlock and farm based on what you need.
For further reference here are the list of set and where you can get them:
|• Gladiator’s Finale & Wanderer’s Troupe|
• Thundering Fury & Thundering Soother
• Viridescent Venerer & Maiden Beloved
• Archaic Petra & Retracing Bolide
• Crimson Witch of Flames & Lavawalker
• Noblesse Oblige & Bloodstained Chivalry
• Pale Flame & Tenacity of the Millelith
• Husk of Opulent Dreams & Ocean-Hued Clam
• Emblem of Severed Fate & Shimenawa Reminescence
• Echoes of an Offering & Vermillion Hereafter
• Deepwood Memories & Gilded Dreams
• Midsummer Courtyard
• Valley of Remembrance
• Domain of Guyun
• Hidden Palace of Zhou Formula
• Clear Pool and Mountain Cavern
• Ridge Watch
• Slumbering Court
• Momiji-dyed Court
• The Lost Valley
• Spire of Solitary Enlightenment
After getting them, it is best to know that artifacts are not automatically equipped. As what’s mentioned above, you can do this by going to your Character menu > Artifacts > Switch, and start choosing from your list that will best benefit the character that you are trying to build.
Keep in Mind
That aside from leveling up your characters, you need to enhance their artifacts as well. This can be done by feeding them Artifact EXP materials such as Sanctifying Unction and Sanctifying Essence. Both of which can be purchased from your Serenitea pot’s Realm Depot and/or rewards from various events. You can also use your artifacts to level other artifacts with higher rarity and better sub stats.
Genshin Impact Sumeru New Artifacts Sets
With all that said, we will now go to the newest artifact sets called Deepwood Memories and Gilded dreams. This guide will include their descriptions, how they look, where to get them and their set effects.
Deepwood Memories is one of the two newest artifacts set that has been available since version 3.0 in Genshin Impact. You can obtain them by unlocking a domain called “Spire of Solitary Enlightenment” located in the Avidya Forest, Sumeru.
Levels I-IV of this domain all have the same Ley Line Disorder which is: All party members’ Elemental Mastery is increased based on 10% of the entire party’s combined Elemental Mastery. This effect will be refreshed every 20s after recalculation.
That is why it is recommended to put characters with high elemental mastery in your team comp when challenging this domain in order to maximize the buff given. Characters like Kazuha, Venti, Sucrose, Xiangling, Xingqiu and the likes will most likely be your best pick. Anemo is the element to go along with three others to deal more elemental damage.
Deepwood Memories Pieces:
Flower of Life – Labyrinth Wayfarer: This lovely gold-plated flower was plucked from the crown of the ruler of the forest.
Plume of Death – Scholar of Vines: An emerald leaf as fluffy as a feather. Plucked from the raiment of a forest scholar.
Sands of Eon – A Time of Insight: Such timepieces are used by those who dedicate themselves to the way of the wise. These timepieces do not contain lifeless sand, but instead play host to tiny mustard seeds.
Goblet of Eonothem – Lamp of the Lost: This was originally an oil lamp in the style of the desert realm, but has since sprouted fluorescent green leaves.
Circlet of Logos – Laurel Coronet: This crown was bestowed by the deity with dominion over plants and trees. It was an heirloom of the royal house of the labyrinth. It was, at last, made the inheritance of the king’s attendant.
|2 pc set – Dendro DMG Bonus +15%.|
4 pc set – After Elemental Skills or Bursts hit opponents, the targets’ Dendro RES will be decreased by 30% for 8s. This effect can be triggered even if the equipping character is not on the field.
The set effects of Deepwood memories are pretty much self-explanatory. If the character equipping these artifacts has any of two pieces from the five variant, then they will gain a 15% dendro damage bonus, basically it just adds to your stat. And most probably, the upcoming dendro characters can also utilize this 2 pc set paired with other suitable artifacts.
On the other hand giving your character the 4 pc set will decrease the opponent’s dendro RES by 30% for eight seconds upon hitting them with elemental skills or bursts. This is also easy to proc considering that the effect will be triggered even when the character using it is off-field. Which is why when using this set, it’s recommended to have another Dendro DPS that’s your main source of dendro DMG.
To further visualize the 4 pc effect, here is what it’s going to look like when a character in Genshin Impact equipped with the set hits an enemy with an elemental skill:
After using Collei’s elemental skill, notice the Downward Arrows surrounding the enemy. These arrows symbolize the 4 pc set effect of Deepwood Memories.
Even after switching to another character like Kazuha, the decrease in Dendro RES is still in effect.
Gilded dreams is the other of the two newest artifacts set that has been available since version 3.0 in Genshin Impact. Same with Deepwood Memories, you can obtain them by unlocking a domain called “Spire of Solitary Enlightenment”. It is located in the Avidya Forest, Sumeru.
Gilded Dreams Pieces
Flower of Life – Dreaming Steelbloom: A flower bud made of hammered dark gold. Its crimson core is wrapped by petals that shall never open.
Plume of Death – Feather of Judgment: This special feather was once used to weigh the hearts of the guilty, but it has since lost its original function.
Sands of Eon – The Sunken Years: This dark-golden sundial seems to tell the ancient tale of the desert.
Goblet of Eonothem – Honeyed Final Fiest: A wine cup that was once used at a grand and ancient feast. It has now lost much of that luster.
Circlet of Logos – Shadow of the Sand King: This gold-inlaid headband was once used by desert priests in the days of old. They were made in imitation of one worn by a legendary ruler of the desert peoples.
|2 pc set – Elemental Mastery +80.|
4 pc set – Within 8s of triggering an Elemental Reaction, the character equipping this will obtain buffs based on the Elemental Type of the other party members. ATK is increased by 14% for each party member whose Elemental Type is the same as the equipping character, and Elemental Mastery is increased by 50 for every party member with a different Elemental Type. Each of the aforementioned buffs will count up to 3 characters. This effect can be triggered once every 8s. The character who equips this can still trigger its effects when not on the field.
The 4 pc set’s description may be too long and daunting at first glace, but it’s actually quite simple if we dissect it piece by piece so it doesn’t get too confusing. First thing to note is that equipping two pieces will grant you an increase of Elemental Mastery by 80. Pretty straight forward, right?
Now, the 4-pc set will buff a single character in your party -the one who is equipping Gilded dreams. Taking it slowly:
1.) For every member of your party that shares the SAME elemental type as the holder, You will get an ATK increase of 14%. Can stack up to three counts.
2.) For every members of your party with a DIFFERENT elemental type as the holder, you will get an increase in Elemental Mastery by 50. This can also stack up to three counts.
This set seems pretty intended for a Main DPS who’s gonna be doing most of the team’s damage. You can choose which buff you would want to trigger. Either with mono-element that provides ATK buff or you can opt for the three distinct elements that provides Elemental Mastery that will greatly benefit a team doing Elemental reactions.
Here’s what it looks like in-game for reference:
This is her stats before triggering the 4 pc effect. Her ATK is 549 while her Elemental Mastery is at 198.
With the following party members Xinqiu, Kazuha and Bennett that are obviously three different elemental types, we can expect an increase of ELEMENTAL MASTERY by 150.
Notice that from a 198, it jumped to 348 because of the buff provided by the 4 pc set effect, her ATK has not increased at all because of the lack of another dendro character. Both of these buffs can occur once every 8 seconds.
Building your characters sure takes time and requires a lot of patience, especially if luck’s not on your side when rolling artifacts. But keep on grinding, because as much as it’s taxing, it can also be rewarding!
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