Artifacts are a type of item that has been warped by environmental anomalies in the new world.
Overview[edit | edit source]
In Survarium they are rare items which can be found in anomalies within the environment. They're intended to provide a temporary bonus for individuals or their entire team during missions.
They can be discovered in nearly any type of anomaly, although in their natural state they are hidden from sight. In order for survivors to locate and procure them, survivors will need a detector and a pair of good gloves. Each artifact possesses various qualities which can either help a survivor or harm their enemies. Survivors with the special skill "master of artifacts" will be able to activate artifacts to release the energy within them.
Artifacts[edit | edit source]
Known Types[edit | edit source]
Sponge[edit | edit source]
A small object that looks similar to a sponge or moss. In its normal state it absorbs toxic gas and radioactive dust. When activated, it becomes a deadly grenade creating a cloud of poisonous spores when exploding.
Coil[edit | edit source]
A crystal grown with thin elastic fibers. Visually it resembles an inductive coil where its name derives from. In its normal state it creates a local electromagnetic field which deactivates all the electronics and hiding the player from scanners and detectors. When activated, it’s used as a grenade establishing electromagnetic field switching off all the electronic devices.
Rattle[edit | edit source]
Possesses a unique ability to jam any sounds produced by the artifact carrier. When activated, the artifact effect is amplified. This said, the artifact is not destroyed, and shortly afterwards can be activated again.
Spring[edit | edit source]
A small artifact resembling a heavily increased DNA molecule. In its regular state it increases the speed of the character’s movement. When activated it temporarily increases metabolism to considerably speed up the energy restoration speed.
Larkspur[edit | edit source]
This artifact is particularly valued by the survivors for its unique ability to speed up a wound’s healing. When activated, it is able to cope with a severe injury, including extremity fractures.
Onyx[edit | edit source]
A dark crystal with a faint glow. In its passive condition it creates a special field reacting to objects moving at high speed and slowing them down. The survivors contrived to use this artifact to slow down bullets and to decrease their piercing ability. When activated it is able to completely stop bullets.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The idea of artifacts is heavily inspired by the book Roadside Picnic, a similarity it shares with the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series.
- In the game files, Larkspur is known as "lifebone".