Artifacts (Traditional Minor)
The Traditional Minor Artifacts are so named as they are the first set available without the "Artifact Rarity" label. They can be obtained in three different ways, though some artifacts are exclusive to certain sources.
Although termed "Minor", their value can exceed that of so-called "Major" artifacts - depending on the difficulty involved in obtaining them, or their practicality.
The Leviathan is a large sea monster, fought in deep water. It is rather difficult to summon (a rare Fabled Fishing Net is required, available from one in twenty five MiBs), and moderately dangerous to battle.
Those who deal higher levels of damage to it have a chance of receiving an artifact at the end of the fight. The person who called forth the beast automatically has a 25% chance. Having a high level of Luck on your armor boosts the odds in your favor.
Because of the difficulty involved in getting the nets versus the low chance of receiving a reward at the end of the fight, the two Leviathan specific artifacts (the Ghost Ship Anchor and Seahorse Statuette) are extremely rare and valuable (even if they only serve as decoration). During the Spring Cleaning 2008 event they were worth 25,000 points (as opposed to the 500 points awarded for any other Traditional Minor - 50 times the value).
When a non-Champion/Named Monster spawns in Ilshenar, there is about a 5% chance it will be a Paragon of it's kind. Paragons are far more powerful then a standard creature of their type, and the stronger examples can potentially kill an unprepared player within a couple of seconds.
Defeating a paragon provides a chance of having a Traditional Minor appear directly in your pack dependent on the Fame of the creature, and your level of Luck. Although they don't give artifacts terribly often, the paragons themselves are fairly easy to locate (and often to defeat) and so their specific artifacts are considered common.
Treasure Map Artifacts
Paragon creatures capable of dropping Treasure Maps as loot have a 10% chance of providing a special chest on death. This chest contains a map that is one level above whatever that creature would usually drop. Ingeniously drawn (Level 6) maps are obtainable via the chests dropped by monsters who would normally drop Devious (Level 5) maps. Diabolically drawn maps can be obtained from Level 6 treasure map chests.
The creatures in concern are:
|Ancient Lich||Ancient Wyrm||Balron||Betrayer|
|Blood Elemental||Cu Sidhe||Ethereal Warrior||Miasma|
|Poison Elemental||Pyre||Putrefier||Rotting Corpse|
|Shadow Wyrm||Skeletal Dragon|
This list may not be complete. Know any others? Please add them!
Every chest dug up according to a Ingeniously (Level 6) or Diabolically (Level 7) drawn map will contain a single Traditional Minor artifact (and also spawn a host of very powerful guardian monsters).
- Treasure Map Specific Items
- Treasure Map / Leviathan Items
- Treasure Map / Paragon Items
- Treasure Map / Leviathan / Paragon Items
|Ghost Ship Anchor||Seahorse Statuette|
|Bow of the Juka King||Gloves of the Pugilist||Orcish Visage|
|Pixie Swatter||Staff of Power||Wrath of the Dryad|
Treasure Map Items
|Cold Blood||A Creeping Vine||Forged Pardon|
|Mana Phasing Orb||Runed Sash of Warding||Surge Shield|
- The items above except Cold Blood are introduced with the Publish 67. Thus, they can not be considered as Traditional Minor Artifacts.
Leviathan / Treasure Map Items
|The Admiral's Hearty Rum||Candelabra of Souls||Captain Quacklebush's Cutlass|
|Dread Pirate Hat||Ship Model of the H.M.S. Cape|
Paragon / Treasure Map Items
|Heart of the Lion||Shield of Invulnerability|