An artifact was a type of magic item of exceptional power that could not be reproduced using normal magical means. Artifacts created through spiritual means were sometimes called relics.[1]

This diverse category included the works of the great civilizations of old, such as Netheril, as well as the many magical creations of deities.[citation needed]

Minor artifactsEdit

Major artifactsEdit

Major artifacts were usually creations of the gods themselves or at the very least brought into existence through never-before attempted magical exertion or a powerful phenomenon.[citation needed]



  1. Monte Cook, Jonathan Tweet, Skip Williams (July 2003). Dungeon Master's Guide 3.5 edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 277. ISBN 0-7869-2889-1.