Tales of Arise has 23 Artifact Locations. Finding all Artifacts (Collectibles) is required to unlock the last Sub-Quest for trophy Problem Solver and finding 20 Artifacts unlocks the trophy Curious Hobbyist.
You can still find all of them after the story in free-roam. Each Artifact unlocks a Cheat that you can enable in Menu > Field Guide > Artifacts > press / for Artifact Effects. There you can also keep track which Artifacts you’ve found and which ones you’re still missing. They give you Cheats such as 80% EXP Boost, the ability to carry over specific things into New Game+, unlocking Chaos difficulty, becoming invisible to enemies, dealing and receiving double damage, and many other modifiers.
Recommended Guide Use:
- Finish the Story first, collect all Owls along the way. You may already find some Artifacts along the way.
- After the story, use this guide to mop up what you have remaining. The reason being that most of the required Sub-Quests are unavailable on 1st visit to the respective areas (backtracking is required). After the story, you will have access to all areas.
Artifacts Automatically obtained from Story
Artifact #1: Crocodile Crusher
Effect: Arte Set +1
Automatically unlocked during Main Quest “Valley of the Four Winds” (Region: Mount Dhiara – Mountain Trail). During this Main Quest you get your first Artifact which is the Crocodile Crusher.
Artifacts from Owls
The next 7 Artifacts are rewards for finding the last 6 owls & talking to the Owl King afterward. First, you need to find all Owls, see Tales of Arise All Owl Locations.
Artifact #2: Battle Maiden’s Shield
Effect: Carry Over Equipment to New Game+
Reward for finding Owl in Calaglia > Glanymede Castle > Lord’s Chamber (only spawns after finding the first 32 owls and talking to the owl king to make the last 6 owls spawn – Owl Locations Guide).
Artifact #3: Vivid Sphere
Effect: Carry Over Statistics to New Game+
Reward for finding Owl in Calaglia > Iglia Wastes (only spawns after finding the first 32 owls and talking to the owl king to make the last 6 owls spawn). Found on top of a mountain in Iglia Wastes. Go to where the “Map Action” icon is on the map. Here at the wall you can press to make Dohalim grow some leaves on the wall. This allows you to climb all the way to the top where you’ll find the owl. This area was previously inaccessible on your first visit because it required Dohalim to create the path up and he had not yet joined your party back then.
Artifact #4: Broken Machine Gun
Effect: Carry Over Money and Items into New Game+
Reward for finding Owl in Cyslodia > Riville Prison Tower > Hidden Chamber (only spawns after finding the first 32 owls and talking to the owl king to make the last 6 owls spawn – Owl Locations Guide). The Hidden Chamber that’s accessed through the Office in Riville Hidden Tower (wall with exclamation point icon). To open this wall you need the item “A Key to Hidden Chamber” which is obtained from doing Sub-Quests “Culling the Snowplain Herds” & “Survey Says…“, both started by talking to Bregon in Cysloden > Bregon’s Hideout. During his second quest “Survey Says…” you will go to the Underground Prison with a gigant zeugle locked in a cage. After defeating it you get the key. Now at any time you can go to the Office and use the key on the wall to enter the Hidden Chamber with this Owl inside.
Artifact #5: Ancient Excavator
Effect: Carry Over Character Levels into New Game+
Reward for finding Owl in Menancia > Auteliana Palace (2F) > Guard Room (only spawns after finding the first 32 owls and talking to the owl king to make the last 6 owls spawn – Owl Locations Guide). Inside the Guard Room on the 2nd Floor of Auteliana Palace.
Artifact #6: Metal Miner’s Cap
Effect: Carry Over Arte Proficiencies into New Game+
Reward for finding Owl in Other > Uninhabited Island (only spawns after finding the first 32 owls and talking to the owl king to make the last 6 owls spawn – Owl Locations Guide). To first get to this area you must play Sub-Quest “Beyond the Grave“. This quest starts in Location: Ganath Haros > Tuah Seashore. This quest only becomes available after reaching the final story region “Rena”, meaning you must backtrack to it after making more story progress (can go back there through its neighboring region Thislym). Upon entering the area, a dialogue will play automatically where you pick up a bottle with a map inside that’s been washed ashore. Take this map to Mahag Saar > Hidden Warf and talk to the Mahavar there (marked by green dot on map, the guy in front of the big ship with exclamation point above his head). Then he offers a dialogue to go to “Uninhabited Island”. Go there, run uphill to the quest marker, defeat the boss monster to finish the quest. Then you can find the owl in the same place where you fought the boss monster.
Artifact #7: Trident
Effect: Carry Over Skills into New Game+
Reward for finding Owl in Ganath Haros > Del Fharis Castle > Lord’s Chamber (only spawns after finding the first 32 owls and talking to the owl king to make the last 6 owls spawn – Owl Locations Guide).
Artifact #8: Machine Beast Statue
Effect: Carry Over Outfits into New Game+
Reward for finding All 38 Owls and returning them to the Owl King. After finding all 38 Owls, talk to the Owl King in the Owl Forest and he’ll give you this Artifact as a reward. See Tales of Arise All Owl Locations.
Artifact #9: Glutton’s Guidebook
Effect: Cooking Effects last 80% longer
Reward for completing Sub-Quest “The Phantom Flower of Nevira“. It’s located in Menancia > Autelina Palace (1F) > Library. This is only available much later in the story, after having beaten the 5th Lord (finished Ganath Haros realm, near end of story and returned to Menancia). Then you can backtrack to this quest location – it’s not available on the 1st visit. Go to the library of Autelina Palace. Upon approaching the bookshelves, a dialogue will trigger with Rinwell that triggers this sub-quest. After this you must travel to Realm: Cyslodia > Region: Nevira Snowplains and go to the quest marker at the big lake. There, a Level 54 monster “Meneiys” will spawn. Defeat it to complete the quest and get this Artifact as a reward.
Artifact #10: Golden Suit of Armor
Effect: Increases EXP earned from battle by 80%
Reward for completing Sub-Quest “Spirit Temple“. It’s located in Menancia > Traslida Highway (only available after defeating the 5th lord in Ganath Haros realm, near end of story). Talk to the man in front of the white merchant cart to get this quest. He’ll send you to the neighboring region Tietal Plains and then you can enter the glowing portal there. This leads to a dungeon where you must run from one portal to the next. At the end you face the Grand Gnome boss, after defeating it return to the quest giver.
Artifact #11: Hellmask Fiend Skull
Effect: +100% damage dealt and damage received
Reward for finishing Training Grounds: Dohalim Solo Advanced (Level 40). You find the training grounds in Menancia > Viscint.
Artifact #12: Devil Sculpture
Effect: Unlock Chaos Difficulty
Reward for finishing Training Grounds: Dohalim Solo Ultimate (Level 60). You find the training grounds in Menancia > Viscint.
Artifact #13: Blade of Sealing
Effect: Reduce all damage, both taken and inflicted, to just 1
Found in Mahag Saar > Adan Lake (region accessed via the south of Aqfotle Hills). Swim through the lake in the middle of Adan Lake area, then go through the open gate and up the hill. At the top of the hill (western edge of this region), you find a tower with some enemies and a red chest inside. The red chest contains the Blade of Sealing.
Artifact #14: Lucky Cat Statue
Effect: Increases SP earned from battle by 20%
Reward for completing Sub-Quest “Echoes“, which starts in Mahag Saar > Niez by talking to the old man at the exit to Aqfotle Hills. He wants you to defeat the gigant “Ruthless”. Go to Este Luvah Forest, use the elevator to B1, drop down the ledge from B1 to B2 to find this gigant.
Artifact #15: Drum of the Legend
Effect: Increases Combat Points earned from battle by 80%
Reward for completing Sub-Quest “Farewell, Mage“, which starts in Mahag Saar > Niez by talking to the old man at the exit to Aqfotle Hills (same one who gave Sub-Quest “Echoes“). Do the other quests in Niez first for this one to become available. It leads you through Mount Dhiara to the Ridge and into a tall tower. Go to the top of the tower to fight a secret boss called Procella Sylph. Then return to the quest giver, he gives you the artifact Drum of the Legend.
Artifact #16: Quivering Candles
Effect: More Ore
Reward for completing Sub-Quest “The Mysterious Pair“. It’s located in Mahag Saar > Niez. Talk to the bard dressed in a colorful costume at the entrance of Niez (when you come from Mount Dhiara). For him to show up you must have finished Sub-Quest “A Healer and Her Patients” which you received automatically from story progress in Menancia > Overseer Hill. He’s one of the people you healed during that quest. See The Mysterious Pair Walkthrough for the mystery solution.
Artifact #17: Glutton’s Maze
Effect: Cooking Effects last 10% longer
Reward for completing Sub-Quest “Gourmet Saga: Prairie Scent“. It’s located in Mahag Saar > Aqfotle Hills. For the quest giver to show up you must have done his previous 2 Gourmet Saga sub-quests in Cyslodia & Menancia. This time he wants Lettuce, Apples, Lemons. All 3 ingredients are found in Mahag Saar > Adan Lake, the region south of Aqfotle Hills. So they’re nearby in the neighboring area.
Artifact #18: Drums of the Master
Effect: Increases Combat Points earned from battle by 20%
Found in Ganath Haros > Aureum Falls > Waterfall Basin. Jump down the waterfall and then climb up the ladder, get past the flying blue enemies and climb up again. There you find another group of enemies with a red chest that contains this artifact.
Artifact #19: Golden Lucky Cat Statue
Effect: Increases SP earned from battle by 80%
Reward for completing Sub-Quest “Untamable Rage“. It’s located in Ganaht Haros > Thistlym. Talk to the old man standing at the cliffs at the top of the village. Then you need to go to the neighboring area Shinefall Woods and head to the very south of it where you’ll find some water. You must swim through the water to enter a cave (Fogwharl Limestone Caverns). At the end of the cave you must defeat a boss (Luo Undine), then visit the secret fishing spot after the boss and return to the quest giver. He gives you the Golden Lucky Cat Statue as a reward.
Artifact #20: Silver Suit of Armor
Effect: Increases EXP earned from battle by 20%
Reward for completing Sub-Quest “Their Future“. It’s located in Pelegion > Level 3. Only available after finishing Sub-Quest “Missing Lover” in Thistlym (this quest is only available after healing the Renan Soldier (knight in armor) in Menancia > Talka Pond Road, he’s marked on the map. If it’s not yet available, keep advancing the story and healing other NPCs). During “Their Future” you must go to Saxleoh Temple for the knight’s wedding which finishes the quest and gives the artifact.
Backtracking to Calaglia & Cyslodia
Artifact #21: Golden Fairy Statue
Effect: More Ore
Reward for completing Sub-Quest “A Humbling Lesson“. It’s located in Cyslodia > Cysloden > Fountain Plaza Avenue. This will be one of the very last quests / artifacts in the game. It should be available after having obtained the following Artifacts: Glutton’s Guidebook, Golden Suit of Armor, Drum of the Legend, Golden Lucky Cat Statue. These are the 4 artifacts you get from the endgame quests that contain the 4 side bosses: Meneiys (Sub-Quest “The Phantom Flower of Nevira”), Grand Gnome (Sub-Quest “The Spirit Temple”), Procella Sylph (Sub-Quest “Farewell, Mage“, Luo Undine (Sub-Quest “Untamable Rage”).
After doing this, a new quest called “Brave New World” will show up in Cysloden > Fountain Plaza Avenue. Do this quest, then that same quest giver will give you “A Humbling Lesson“. You get a cutscene with the girls bathing in the hot springs and then you get this artifact as a quest reward.
Artifact #22: Glutton’s Code
Effect: Cooking Effects last 20% longer
Reward for completing Sub-Quest “Global Connection“. It’s located in Calaglia > Mosgul. Only available after finishing Sub-Quest “Gourmet Saga: Soft and Fluffy” which is started in Garath Haros > Pelegion > Level 2. Talk to the doctor to start this quest. This required quest is near the end of the game, meaning you have to backtrack to Mosgul much later and can’t do it on the first visit. This will be one of your last quests overall.
Artifact #23: Mechanical Doll Accessory
Effect: Makes you invisible
Found in Other > The Otherworld > Land of Judgment. To get to this location you must do the Sub-Quests “Spirit Temple” (Menancia > Traslida Highway, available after defeating the 5th Lord in Ganath Haros realm) > “Another Hillside Anomaly” (Menancia > Viscint) > “Otherworldly Visitors“. It’s the last layer of the endgame dungeon. After defeating the Level 95 boss “Chronos” (endboss of last dungeon layer), you can find a red chest to the right side of him. Open it for this Artifact.
That’s all of the Artifacts in Tales of Arise. After finding 20 of them you’ll unlock the Curious Hobbyist trophy or achievement. Remember you can turn off the Artifacts Cheats in Menu > Field Guide > Aritfacts > / Artifact Effects.
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