This page provides information about all the different artifacts that are available in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl. The list is sorted into major categories defining the positive properties provided by the artifacts (eg. Health regeneration or resistance to Impact damage); artifacts within each major category are sorted by name. Since alot of the artifacts are quite common I've only included location descriptions for rare artifacts. Artifacts that has radiation as a negative factor means that, when wearing them, you'll slowly accumulate radiation; you should therefore wear an anti-radiation artifact along with these to prevent this.
The artifacts in this section all reduce bleeding.|
|Anomaly "Fruit Punch" is able to create such an artifact at the rarest, most extreme collection of physical conditions. The result is a semi-transparent, hard object. A rare and expensive artifact.|
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|This artifact can be found in at least three different stashes: one in Army Warehouses, another in Wild Territory and finally in a old safe in Yantar.|
The artifacts in this section all provide improved resistance to damage caused by bullets.
|Formed by the "Fruit Punch" anomaly. The negative qualities of this artifact are compensated by the fact that it heightens the coagulation quality of blood. It's not often that one runs into such an artifact, and they pay well for it too.|
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|This artifact is given as a reward for the optional mission Kill the soldier given by Barkeep and the mission Find the weapon of the Dutyer given by Brome.|
|Is formed in the Springboard. Forms a weak protective field whose side effect is a slight radiation. The artifact is widespread and not very valuable.|
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|Wonderful artifact. Keep it safe - it's good because it only has positive qualities. Scientists can't figure out how to create such an artifact in laboratory conditions.|
|This is another rare artifact that is hard to come by. It's given as a reward for the optional mission, Kill master stalker, given by Snitch at the Bar. I have also been able to find another near the exit to the Garbage area in Dark Valley. Finally, a third one can be obtained from the stash that contains the Exoskeleton PNB-4UZ in Pripyat. The information about the stash can be found on the corpses of the rookie stalkers in Yantar after you've disabled the psi-emitter there.|
|This wonderful artifact is formed by the anomaly Springboard. The use of the artifact demands the neutralization of deadly radiation. Expensive and rare, this artifact is extremely interesting for scientific expeditions and other research activity in the Zone.|
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|This is a rare artifact that I have only found five times - the first I found in a secret stash in X18 (and yes, it's a secret stash so you'll need to find information about it first, otherwise it'll be empty) - refer to this image for the location of the stash. The second one is given as a reward by Baldy for the optional mission Kill the traitor. The third I managed to find southeast of stash #9 in Agroprom Research Institute. The last two I found inside the room containing the Monolith "sculpture" in Pripyat. In case you're looking for something that will make you carry more weight, you can exchange a Night Star for the Tourist Suit by picking up an optional mission from Sidorovich.|
The artifacts in this section all provide improved Burn resistance.
|Born in the Springboard anomaly. This artifact is found in only a few areas of the Zone. The bits of metallic compounds create a beautiful light play. It is very calming to study this artifact at night by the fire.|
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|This artifact is quite common and can be found in many places around the Zone. You will also get this artifact as a reward from Nimble for the optional mission Find the perfected suit.|
The artifacts in this section all provide improved resistance to Chemical burn damage.
|When wearing this artifact the denaturalization of proteins happens slower. In other words, the flesh is able to endure higher temperatures and burns less. In itself it is an expensive and rare thing.|
|This artifact can be found on the north-western scrap heap in Garbage - refer to this page for the precise location. I have also found one to the very north in Army Warehouses, slightly north-east of the Merc outpost (the same place where you find the enhanced rifle mission item). Refer to the Items in the Open page for the location. You can also find this artifact is some stashes: inside a pipe in Wild Territory, in a log in Yantar and finally in a stash in Pripyat.|
The artifacts in this section all provide improved resistance to Electric shock damage.
|This artifact is so rare that many researchers can't even imagine that such a substance can exist in a natural setting. Emmits acidic chemical components.|
|This is a rare artifact that I have only found three times so far; the first one can found in the same tunnel where you find the Family Rifle and Big Ben at the Wild Territory. The second is given to you as a reward for the optional mission Bring the Fireball artifact provided by Sakharov. The third one I found in a secret stash in Yantar.|
The artifacts in this section all provide improved endurance recovery.
|The origin of this object is shrouded in scientific mystery. It's clear that it's made in part by di-electric elements, but science does not know the physical conditions in which it is formed.|
|I have found a Battery in a secret stash inside the radiated house in Wild Territory. The artifact is also given as a reward by Hunter for the optional mission Destroy the lair of the bloodsucker.|
|"Electro" sometimes births this artifact. Stalkers readily use it because of its good qualities. Not a bad price and a good external look make this artifact appealing to collectors.|
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|A number of secret stashes contain this artifact: inside a chest and in a stash referred to as Nychka, both located in Wild Territory. You may also be able to find numerous Flash artifacts in a tunnel in the Agroprom Underground.|
|Degenerate case of the activity of the Electro anomaly. It seems that such a wonderful round form is created when the anomaly is subjected to thermal influences. Expensive artifact.|
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|You will receive this as a reward for doing the mission Kill the stalker called Sparrow for the Barkeep. I've also found this artifact in the Agroprom Underground, in Wild Territory, as well as the room containing the Monolith "sculpture" in Pripyat; the latter may be a random spawn.|
The artifacts in this section all provide improved health regeneration.
|Found near the Electro type of anomaly. Quite widespread and inexpensive artifact. But still ist is valued among the researchers in the Zone for its qualities.|
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|This artifact can be found in two stashes: a chest in Dark Valley and inside a backpack in Yantar.|
|Manufactured by the Whirligig anomaly. Causes increased cell growth. On the other hand, the newly formed cells are much more receptive to the effects of physical uranium. The artifact doesn't show up very often, but it's hard to call it rare.|
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|This is also a fairly common artifact and beyond finding it in various places you can obtain one by completing the Purge the dog lair mission for Sergeant Kitsenko.|
|Very rarely found artifact, located near the Whirligig anomaly. Only a very few manage to find this artifact, and few have even seen it. It has a nice shape and an equally nice price.|
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|I've been able to find this artifact near the exit to Garbage in Dark Valley.|
The artifacts in this section all provide improved resistance to Impact damage.
|You can find this artifact near the anomaly "Whirligig". It is quite an ugly reddish object made out of pressed together and curiosuly bent polymerized remnants of plants, soil, and bones. Quite widespread and not very effective.|
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|This artifact is given as a reward for completing the Kill the rookie stalker for Sidorovich. You will also receive this as a reward by completing the optional mission Destroy the mutants at the farm for Wolf.|
The artifacts in this section all provide protection against Radiation and they can also help remove radiation accumulation.
|According to the opinion of some researchers-theorists, this artifact is a hybrid between Batteries and Shell.|
|I've found this artifact inside a "scoop" just north of the building containing the entrance to X18 in Dark Valley (refer to this page) and another one in the tower of the Bloodsucker village in Army Warehouses as well as the room containing the Monolith "sculpture" in Pripyat - the latter seems to be a random spawn.|
|Is created when heavy metals fall into the Burner anomaly. This artifact eliminates radiation wonderfully. It is highly valued by stalkers and hard to find.|
|You'll be rewarded with this artifact by Skinflint if you do the mission that requires you to kill the Bloodsuckers in the Bloodsucker village of the Army Warehouses area; the mission can be picked up from either Murk or Skinflint.|
|Formed in the anomaly "Burner" at high temperatures. From the exterior looks like a tear-like shade compound with a glossy surface, covered in cracks.|
|Crystallizes in the anomaly Burner. Fights well with radioactivity, though the heightened rate of energy exchange wears out the muscles of the moving apparatus. Won't be able to run for long. Artifact emmits heat.|
|Crystallizes in the anomaly Burnt Fuzz. Naturally takes out the radiation from the organism. That is, through the ears along with some amount of blood. Blood loss is possible also through over openings. Widespread and quite effective, which is the cause for the stable price in the artifact market.|
|The result of the interaction between the anomaly Burnt Fuzz and the body of a careless stalker. The Thorn artifact pikes the body of its owner, no matter what. But it also helps clean the body of radionucliodes. Quite widespread and cheap.|
The artifacts in this section all provide improved resistance to Rupture damage.
|The anomaly Burnt Fuzz very rarely gives rise to this artifact. Blood pressure rises, the body gets rid of a large amount of red blood cells. But along with them the stored radiation leaves the body as well. In his fundamental work titled "Ionization and polarization of the components of rare artifacts", Saharov noted that the content of this formation has a critical stability, and it's not realistic to create such an artifact in lab conditions in the next ten years.|
|You can find an Urchin in the Agroprom Underground and it is also given as a reward by Lukash for each of the optional missions Destroy the neutral stalker and Protect border.|
|An artifact formed in the Vortex anomaly. Is activated by the heat of the body. Decide what's worse: radiation or knife wounds, and chose the lesser of the two evils. In any case you can sell the artifact for good profit.|
|You can find a Goldfish artifact up the stairs near the entrance to X16 in Yantar. It is also contained in two stashes: a stash in Army Warehouses and inside a backpack in Yantar.|
|Can spot it near anomalies such as "Vortex" or in the hands of another stalker. While wearing it a certain amount of radiation is stored in the body while the rest of it is scattered in the radial direction away from the body. A good price.|
|Given as a reward by Sidorovich for the optional mission Kill the trader stalker.|
|When you hold this mystery of the Zone in your hands, you feel how your skin becomes tougher and less sensitive. You can still shoot through it with a bullet, but it's much more difficult to cut through.|
|This artifact can be found in a couple of stashes: one in Red Forest and one in Yantar.|
|Located in the anomaly called "Vortex". When it touches the body it disseminates the directed of the radiation, protection from scratches or wounds made by weapons. This artifact isn't hard to find, that's why they don't pay much for it.|
|This artifact is given as a reward for the optional mission Kill the "sales representative" provided by Sidorovich. Another one is given by Wolf upon completion of his optional mission, Destroy the boar lair.|