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DFFOO Artifact Guide

By Gamer Dan March 13, 2018

Welcome to the DFFOO guide on artifacts! This guide will give you a good idea on the newly implemented artifact system that is available in co-op.

What Are Artifacts?

Artifacts are items that you can get from the special 70 co-op that will give you random passives to improve your character stats. You will need to level up the artifact by feeding other artifacts to limit break them and max it out.

Currently, you can get 2,3 and 4 star artifacts of the 3 synergy characters for the 70 co-op. They are Balthier, Terra and Edge. In the future, there will be other artifacts of feature characters that you can get.

You can also equip artifacts as your armor if you choose to do so. However, it doesn’t provide stat boosts.

Leveling and Limit Breaking

As you get artifacts from farming level 70 character co-ops, you will start getting 2,3 and 4 star artifact drops.

You can only use artifacts to level up other artifacts. To level up an artifact, you select the artifact you want to level up and feed it to the main one.

As for limit breaking, just like weapons, you will want to feed an artifact of a similar grade to another one. You can limit break an artifact up to 3 times.

  • 2 Star Artifact Limit Break – Level 6 -> 8 -> 10 -> 12
  • 3 Star Artifact Limit Break – Level 8 -> 10 -> 12 -> 14
  • 4 Star Artifact Limit Break – Level 10 -> 12 -> 14 -> 16

As you limit break and level the artifact to max level, you will gain a random conditional passive. You can look at the available conditional passives under the “Artifact and Passive Stats” section.

  • 2 star artifacts can get only 1 stat passive but not skill passive.
  • 3 star artifacts can get only 1 stat passive but you can also get conditional passives as a possibility
  • 4 star artifacts get 2 stat passives and can get conditional passives

Since the stats and CP cost you get are random, it will be up to the random number generator gods to help you get an optimal passive artifact with the desired stats you want. Below are the stats you can get, from easiest to hardest due to lower odds.

STATPOSSIBLE VALUES
HP
2303406201020
Initial BRV
3655100170
Max BRV
73110200330
Attack Power
243665108
Defense Power
284275126

To sum it up, you will always want a 4 star artifact with lower CP costs(ideally less than 8) and good stats!

As a rule of thumb, only limit break and get passives for 4 stars! In the long run, you don’t want to waste too much time on 2 and 3 star artifacts. Use them to level up the 4 star artifacts.

Also, another tip is to use the old max level artifacts and feed it to the new ones. You won’t lose the passives you gain for the character.

You also cannot use another character’s artifact to limit break a character you want. You can’t use Terra’s artifact to limit break Balthier’s and vice versa. That means you will always need to grind for a while to get a specific character’s artifact.

However, the feature character event always has his/her artifact as a guaranteed drop in co-op. So right now, we have Eiko’s character event. So once you successfully clear the mission, you will be guaranteed either a 2,3 or 4 star artifact drop. The additional drops from the mission will give a chance to get the other synergy character artifacts. In this case, it will be Yda and Bartz.

Farming Artifacts

Farming artifacts is relatively simple. You will just have to join the level 70 character event co-op with 2 other players and defeat the boss. You will get 4 artifacts per run.

It will be a long grind but it will be worth it if there is a character you would really like to improve.

Conditional Passives

These are the passives you can get if the artifact is 3 and 4 stars. The odds of getting the ★★ passives are very low though, so don’t expect them to show up often when you max out your artifact.

BRV Danger Attack Up
Raises Attack Power by 2% when BRV is under Initial BRV.
Raises Attack Power by 5% when BRV is under Initial BRV.★★
Danger Attack Up
Raises Attack Power by 2% when HP is under 20% Max HP.
Raises Attack Power by 5% when HP is under 20% Max HP.★★
Danger Guard Up
Raises Defense Power by 10% when HP is under 20% Max HP.
Raises Defense Power by 20% when HP is under 20% Max HP.★★
BRV Attack Up
Raises Attack Power by 2% when BRV is over 50% Max BRV.
Raises Attack Power by 5% when BRV is over 50% Max BRV.★★
BRV Guard Up
Raises Defense Power by 5% when BRV is over 50% Max BRV.
Raises Defense Power by 10% when BRV is over 50% Max BRV.★★
BRV Speed Up
Raises Speed by 2% when BRV is over 50% Max BRV.
Raises Speed by 5% when BRV is over 50% Max BRV.★★
Buff Boost
Raises Max BRV by 5% while buffed.
Raises Max BRV by 10% while buffed.★★
Buff Attack Up
Raises Attack Power by 2% while buffed.
Raises Attack Power by 5% while buffed.★★
Buff Guard Up
Raises Defense Power by 5% while buffed.
Raises Defense Power by 10% while buffed.★★
Buff Speed Up
Raises Speed by 2% while buffed.
Raises Speed by 5% while buffed.★★
Debuff Attack Up
Raises Attack Power by 2% while an enemy is debuffed.
Raises Attack Power by 5% while an enemy is debuffed.★★
Debuff Boost
Raises Max BRV by 2% while an enemy is debuffed.
Raises Max BRV by 5% while an enemy is debuffed.★★
Debuff Guard Up
Raises Defense Power by 5% while an enemy is debuffed.
Raises Defense Power by 10% while an enemy is debuffed.★★
Debuff Speed Up
Raises Speed by 2% while an enemy is debuffed.
Raises Speed by 5% while an enemy is debuffed.★★
HP Damage Guard Up
HP
Raises Defense Power by 10% after taking HP damage.
Raises Defense Power by 20% after taking HP damage.★★
HP Damage BRV Gain
Raises BRV by 5% of Initial BRV after taking HP damage.
Raises BRV by 10% of Initial BRV after taking HP damage.★★
Critical BRV Gain
Raises BRV by 5% of Initial BRV after inflicting a critical hit.
Raises BRV by 10% of Initial BRV after inflicting a critical hit.★★
Break Boost
Raises Max BRV by 2% for 1 turn after breaking an enemy.
Raises Max BRV by 5% for 1 turn after breaking an enemy.★★
Break Speed Up
Raises Speed by 5% for 1 turn after breaking an enemy.
Raises Speed by 10% for 1 turn after breaking an enemy.★★
Back Attack
Raises BRV Damage by 2% when attacking an enemy not targeting the user.
Raises BRV Damage by 5% when attacking an enemy not targeting the user.★★
Ability Attack High
Raises BRV Damage by 2% when using abilities continuously.
Raises BRV Damage by 5% when using abilities continuously.★★


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