The Artifact Card List from Steam

Artifact Card List
By |2019-01-23T00:13:10+00:00January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Others|

Since the release of the game in 2018, the Artifact Card List became one of its kind with its innovating gaming mechanics. Inspired by the MOBA structure of the Dota 2 game, Artifact arranged its catalog of cards peculiarly. This time isn’t just creatures and spells; there are items, tower improvements and the three-lane elements thrown in the mix. Being the first expansion of the game, it aims to reduce complications by highlighting the primary stats of the cards. With this, I mean that the attack, defense, and health (those three little numbers in the bottom) have more impact in the game. Which implicates that you may drop a pair of creatures in the lanes. Focus in feeding those fortunate things to destroy the enemy’s tower quickly.

Through Artifact’s life spam, the player base became the judge of the quality of some cards in the game. Like any other trading card game, the rarity of the card doesn’t always mean that it is going to be expensive. Some cards that even though are “rare,” it doesn’t intend that it has a meaningful impact on the board. Taking this into consideration, the value on the market from one specific card may vary according to its relevance. Besides that, the Steam Market tends to change depending on the demand and supply of a singular item. Plus, we already had one patch with “nerfs” to create more balance in the game, which created an impact on the market.

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What does Artifact have to offer?

The first set that we got with the release of Artifact, made its focus on the core mechanics. In this installment the cards are arranged as follows:

Set Value
Rare Cards 77
Uncommon Cards 78
Common Cards 82
Basic* 73
Total 310

*Basic cards contain all those predetermined elements that everyone has when you purchase the game.

Besides those sub-groups, the cards have more characteristics like type and color. In this article, we’ll focus on the rare cards that Artifact has to offer.

Card Name Mana Cost Type Color
Axe 0 Hero Red
Centaur Warrunner 0 Hero Red
Pugna 0 Hero Red
Earthshaker 0 Hero Blue
Kanna 0 Hero Blue
Meepo 0 Hero Blue
Lich 0 Hero Black
Storm Spirit 0 Hero Black
Tinker 0 Hero Black
Chen 0 Hero Green
Drow Ranger 0 Hero Green
Omniknight 0 Hero Green
Watchtower 1 Improvement Blue
Escape Route 1 Improvement Black
Heroic Resolve 2 Spell Red
Rising Anger 2 Spell Red
Fractured Timeline 2 Improvement Blue
Whispers of Madness 2 Spell Blue
Bitter Enemies 2 Improvement Black
Grand Melee 3 Improvement Red
Mercenary Exiles 3 Creep Red
Path of the Bold 3 Improvement Red
At any Cost 3 Spell Blue
Path of the Wise 3 Improvement Blue
Wrath of Gold 3 Spell Blue
Assured Destruction 3 Improvement Black
Path of the Cunning 3 Improvement Black
Revtel Investments 3 Improvement Black
The Oath 3 Improvement Black
Path of the Dreamer 3 Improvement Green
Unearthed Secrets 3 Improvement Green
Tresdin’s Standards 4 Spell Red
Fog of War 4 Spell Blue
Coordinated Assault 4 Spell Black
Pit Fighter of Quoidge 4 Creep Black
Ravenous Mass 4 Creep Black
Caught Unprepared 4 Spell Green
Cheating Death 4 Improvement Green
Rampaging Hellbear 4 Creep Green
Soul of Spring 4 Spell Green
Ogre Corpse Tosser 5 Creep Red
Raze 5 Spell Red
Conflagration 5 Improvement Blue
Corrosive Mist 5 Spell Green
Revtel Convoy 5 Creep Green
Keenfolk Golem 6 Creep Red
Marrowfell Brawler 6 Creep Red
Routed 6 Spell Red
Annihilation 6 Spell Blue
Glyph of Confusion 6 Improvement Blue
Remote Detonation 6 Spell Blue
Ravenhook 6 Creep Black
Curse of Atrophy 6 Spell Green
Spring the Trap 7 Spell Red
Assassin’s Shadow 7 Creep Black
Steam Cannon 7 Improvement Black
The Cover of Night 7 Spell Black
Champion of the Ancient 7 Creep Green
Divine Purpose 7 Spell Green
Time of Triumph 8 Spell Red
Emissary of the Quorum 8 Creep Green
Incarnation of Selemene 9 Creep Blue
Thunderhide Alpha 9 Creep Green
Bolt of Damocles 10 Spell Blue
Item Name

Gold

Ristul Emblem 4
Bracers of Sacrifice 8
Poaching Knife 8
Shield of Aquila 10
Cloak of Endless Carnage 13
Seraphim Shield 13
Shiva’s Guard 16
Vesture of the Tyrant 19
Wingfall Hammer 19
Shop Deed 22
Apotheosis Blade 25
Horn of the Alpha 25
Nyctasha’s Guard 25

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Do we need the Steam Market?

The video game platform called “Steam” isn’t just a virtual store. Although it is the main function, there are other components in the middle. One of such elements is the Steam Market. This part of the platform focused on exchanging between virtual goods and your “steam wallet.” It requires some steps to configure, but once you have it all sorted, there’s nothing else to keep you from getting more cards in your collection.

At the time of this article’s release, all the rare cards from Artifact are obtainable for ~$80 (With ~$100 you can have them all). This price may vary between months, depending on the demand. Just like the “stock market” you can never be certain when will the values change. Although some tips can give you some advantages in the market:

  • Be patient: Some virtual goods tend to devaluate after some “hypes” are gone.
  • Always keep a lookout for “steam sales”: When some of the gaming offers are in place, people tend to sell their virtual goods to buy other video games.
  • Learn to read the “Median Sale Prices” graphs: With this graph, you have a better understating about the popularity of one item, always try to aim for the lowest price possible.
  • Always be aware of Artifact’s updates: When the rare hero card “Axe” got a nerf, its price went down quickly. Events such as this one can create some impacts on the market.

Taking it to the Next Level

The Esports part of Artifact is beginning to be relevant at this point. If you feel like you can make it for the “pro” scene, there is no better time than now. The entire Artifact’s Card List is just a few clicks away. Having that kind of “power” in your collection would improve your constructed experience in the game. Plus, you’ll be able to use your imagination and create undiscovered decks for those perfect runs.

Remember that you only need cards in your collection if you’re focusing just on constructed matches. If the “draft mode” is your thing, then you don’t need to worry about the number of cards in your repertoire. With just $20 (to purchase the game) you can play all the draft matches you want casually; still, though, it doesn’t hurt if you have the entire collection in your hands and practice with bots to master all the card mechanics and have a precise knowledge of those particular cards.

Whatever the case may be, remember always to have fun in your game. Keep crumbling those towers/ancients and aim for the highest rank possible.

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