There are a total of 10 Artifacts in God of War Ascension. These artifacts unlock special cheats such as infinite Magic. To use them you have to beat the game first. The artifacts are shown as small, white glowing spots on the ground. Collecting all 10 will earn you the “No Drake. You can’t have these.” gold trophy.
You can also get the artifacts via chapter select. Once you pick them up they are saved immediately. There is no need to reach the next checkpoint.
ARTIFACTS VIDEO GUIDE
ARTIFACTS TEXT GUIDE
#1 – Prisoner’s Oath Stone – Chapter 2 – 0:05
After Exiting the sewers you need to climb a wall and pull a lever. 3 goat warriors will attack you. The first artifact is behind the gate where the goat warriors came from.
#2 – Circe’s Vial – Chapter 5 – 0:36
After fighting the two Elephant Warriors (Juggernauts), go right and jump up the moveable cage. From the cage jump to the balcony.
#3 – Oracle Seeker’s Offering – Chapter 9 – 1:01
After returning with the third snake you will see a short scene how a tower gets activated. Go into the tower and instead of going up you need to go down as far as possible.
#4 – Aletheia’s Charm – Chapter 11 – 1:50
Directly above the sand glass. Almost unmissable. You will run into it automatically.
#5 – Boat Captain’s Idol – Chapter 15 – 2:09
After fighting the two ice warriors you need to destroy two metal chains to open a door. Behind the door is water. Dive in and follow the underwater path. There will be a part where you dive up or down. Dive down and you will eventually see this artifact on the ground.
#6 – Orko’s Cloak – Chapter 16 – 2:50
After the cuscene where a man wants to give you a dagger. As soon as you regain control over Kratos, turn around. There is a blue and a green orb chest. Behind these two chests is the next artifact. It’s before fighting the green insect lady.
#7 – Stonemason’s Chisel – Chapter 21 – 3:20
After using the Oath Stone of Orkos to get up the elevator you need to look to your right.
#8 – Archimedes’ Treatise – Chapter 23 – 3:42
On a table, next to the corpse of Archimedes. This is after crossing over to the other side with the platform.
#9 – Statue Worker’s Idol – Chapter 25 – 4:06
After you finish the elevator ride, it’s in the top left corner of the elevator.
#10 – Antikythera Mechanism – Chapter 28 – 4:32
After completing the trial of Archimedes you will go back through a blue portal and then a platform will automatically bring you to a lower level. After the elevator stops you can find the final Artifact in the center of the room.