Artifact cards – every hero, spell, creep, and item card revealed so far

Artifact cards

Artifact cards are at the heart of Valve’s new game. But what exactly do they do? Every card has a unique value or ability that makes them special, so you will no doubt want to know how they play. That is why we have put together this Artifact cards list. 

This list is a first look at just some of Artifact’s 280 cards. We have details on ten of the final 44 hero cards, plus a variety of cards from the four colour suits, the creeps, and the item deck. This list is a work in progress, so more artwork will be added over time. Since we have only had a short period of hands-on time with the game we do not have full details for every card we have seen so far, so feel free to speculate what some of them do. 

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The cards available in an Artifact deck are:

 

Artifact heroes – hero cards to lead the fight with

Axe

Artifact Axe hero card

Colour: red
Attack: 7
Health: 11
Armour: 2

Legion Commander

Artifact Legion Commander hero card

Colour: red
Attack: 6
Health: unknown
Armour: 1
Continuous effect: Moment of Courage
Retaliate 2.

Sorla Khan

Artifact Sorla Khan hero card

Colour: black
Attack: 8
Health: 6
Continuous effect: Warmonger
Sorla Khan deals +4 damage when attacking a tower.

Phantom Assassin

Artifact Phantom Assassin hero card

Colour: black
Attack: 6
Health: unknown
Continuous effect: Efficient Killer
Phantom Assassin deals +4 damage when attacking a hero.

Bristleback

Colour: green
Attack: 8
Health: unknown
Reactive ability: Barroom Brawler
Modify Bristleback with +2 armour after a hero blocking it dies.

Rix

Artifact Rix hero card

Colour: green
Attack: 3
Health: unknown
Continuous effect: Relentless Rebel
Rapid deployment.

Lycan

Artifact Lycan hero card

Colour: green
Attack: 4
Health: 10
Continuous effect: Feral Impulse
Lycan’s allied neighbours have +2 attack.

Zeus

Artifact Zeus hero card

Colour: blue
Attack: 3
Health: 7
Reactive ability: Static Field
Deal 1 piercing damage to Zeus’s enemy neighbors after you play a blue spell.

Crystal Maiden

Artifact Crystal Maiden hero card

Colour: blue
Attack: unknown
Health: unknown

Luna

Artifact Luna hero card

Colour: blue
Attack: 3
Health: unknown
Reactive ability: Lucent Beam
Before the action phase, deal 1 piercing damage to a random enemy and add a charge to each Eclipse card in your hand or deck.

Artifact spell and ability cards

Spells and abilities are drawn from four colour suits: red, black, green, and blue. Each are assigned a number, which we believe relates to the mana cost of each card.

Artifact red cards – tank and bruiser abilities

Berserker’s Call (6)
Choose an allied red hero. It battles its enemy neighbours.

artifact cards beserkers call

Viscous Nasal Goo (4)
Modify a unit with -2 armour

artifact cards viscous nasal goo

New Orders (1)
Choose an ally. Choose a combat target for it.

artifact cards new orders

Take Aim (1)
God’s Strength (6)
Defensive Stance (2)
Time of Triumph (8)

Artifact black cards – assassin abilities

Assault Ladders (3)
Continuous effect: Allies deal +2 damage when attacking a tower.

artifact cards assault ladders

Coup de Grace (6)
Condemn a hero. Discard a random card.

artifact cards coup de grace

Day at the Track (3)
Trebuchets (1)
Steam Cannon (7)
Assassin’s Shade (7)
Grazing Shot (1)

Artifact green cards – jungle abilities and support spells

Truth to Power (5)
Act of Defiance (4)
Emissary of the Quorum (8)
Divine Purpose (7)
Aphotic Shield (2)

Artifact blue cards – magic spells

Cunning Plan (2)
Swap a unit with one of its allied neighbours. Draw a card.

artifact cards cunning plan

Ventriloquy (1)
Choose a unit. It taunts.

artifact cards ventriloquy

Dimensional Portal (4)
Annihilation (6)
Firestorm (5)
Frostbite (3)
Thunder God’s Wrath (7)
Eclipse (6)

Creep – minion allies

Rebel Decoy
Attack: 2
Health: 3
Active ability: Distract
Swap Rebel Decoy with another ally.

artifact cards rebel decoy

Unknown creep
Attack: 1
Health: 10
Armour: 2
Active ability – Mysterious Benefactor
Modify allies with +2 attack and +1 health.

artifact cards mysterious benefactor
Savage Wolf
Attack: 3
Health: unknown
Reactive ability: Savage Wolf
Modify Savage Wolf with +1 attack and +1 health after the combat phase.

artifact cards savage wolf

Thunderhide Pack
Attack: 14
Health: 14

Items – equipment to improve your chances

Short Sword – 3g
Equipped hero has +2 attack.

artifact cards short sword

Healing Salve – 3g
Heal a unit 6.

artifact cards healing salve

Leather Armor – 3g
Equipped hero has +1 armour.

artifact cards leather armor

Town Portal Scroll – 3g
Return an allied hero to the fountain.

artifact cards town portal scroll

Traveler’s Cloak – 3g
Equipped hero has +4 health.

Fountain Flask – 4g
Fully heal a unit.

artifact cards fountain flask

Potion of Knowledge – 5g
Draw a card.

artifact cards potion of knowledge

Stonehall Cloak – 5g
Equipped hero has +4 health. Modify Stonehall Cloak with “Equipped hero has +2 health” after the combat phase.

artifact cards stonehall cloak

Phase Boots – 6g
Passive: Equipped hero has +4 health
Active: Swap equipped hero with another ally.

artifact cards phase boots

Keenfolk Musket – 7g
Equipped hero has +2 attack.

artifact cards keenfolk musket

Golden Ticket – 7g
Get a random item from the Secret Shop.

artifact cards golden ticket

Blink Dagger – 7g
Passive: Equipped hero has +2 attack
Active: Move equipped hero to another lane.

artifact cards blink dagger

Keenfolk Plate – 8g
Equipped hero has +1 armour. Equipped hero has +1 armour for each of its attackers.

artifact cards keenfolk plate

Shield of Basilius – 8g
Equipped hero has +2 armour. Equipped hero’s allied neighbours have +1 armour.

Red Mist Maul – 10g
Equipped hero has +2 attack and +5 siege.

artifact cards red mist maul

Hero’s Cape – 15g
Equipped hero has +16 health.

artifact cards heros cape

Vesture of the Tyrant – 19g
Equipped hero has +3 armour and rapid deployment. Your tower has +3 armour.

artifact cards vesture of the tyrant

Shop Deed – 22g
Each item in your Secret Shop costs X less gold, where X is equal to its base cost.

artifact cards Apotheosis Blade

Apotheosis Blade – 25g
Equipped hero has +8 attack and +4 siege. Condemn units equipped hero deals battle damage to.
Active ability: Apotheosize
Condemn each item equipped by the unit blocking equipped hero. Condemn enemy improvements.

artifact cards horn of the alpha

Horn of the Alpha – 25g
Passive: Equipped hero has +4 health.
Active: Summon a Thunderhide Pack.

artifact cards blade of the vigil

Blade of the Vigil – ?g
Equipped hero has +2 attack and +2 cleave.

artifact cards ristul emblem

Ristul Emblem – ?g
Equipped hero has +4 health and -2 armour. The unit blocking equipped hero has -2 armour.

As previously mentioned, this list is a work in progress. More cards, descriptions, and artwork will be added over time.