For some reason artifacts don’t seem to do anything in my save. I’ve gotten like 6 different artifacts, (smooth disc, 2 or 3 winding/flexible rods) 2 from a strange temple and 3 from the mine where there’s a reference to the horror story about human shaped holes in the walls. None of the artifacts have any passive effects as far as I can tell and even though they have charges whenever I activate them it just says “blank cannot be used here” where blank is the artifacts name. I found a really old post about a game file that describes what your artifacts do but I couldn’t even begin to find it. Any help appreciated, is it possible I just got unlucky rolls?
In the past just have them in the inventory was enough. Still remember shadow snakes jump out every time a monster hit me. But now you need wield them, so:
- Wield artifact
- Wait one or two turns
- Check for stat increase or decrease
- Activate artifact (risky)
For me, only use now is read faster, mostly.
Perhaps a recipe for make necklace or ring with them make these more useful.
Sorry my english.
What version are you on?
The reason it is advised to not activate random artifacts is because they may have devastating effects. E.g engulfing you in a cloud of flames, while drenching you in acid. They are totally random so the usefulness varies.
Change in file “artifact_item_types.json” , in “type” put “ARMOR”.
Artifact are a lot more useful that way.
You need Wear them to know their power.