Lost Artifact

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The subject of this article is from the Visions update.
The information from this article is up-to-date as of 22 November, 2018.
Dusty Hunting Pitchfork
Dusty Hunting Pitchfork
Category Artifact
Type Lost Artifact
Total Value 2,275,571.8 Units.png
Used for Trading, Trading (High Value)
Release Visions

Lost Artifact is a type of Artifact.

Summary[edit | edit source]

Lost Artifact is one of several types of Artifacts and it is a reward for opening Large Artifact Crates found in Ancient Ruins, completing missions or completing exploration type expeditions with frigates.

Game description[edit | edit source]

These are the possible game descriptions for Lost Artifact. One of the following is randomly chosen when an artifact is procedurally generated.

The sequence is taken from the game file.

Common[edit | edit source]

  1. Approximately XXX years old.
    Past its prime long before it was entombed, this tool was well-loved during its useful life. A family memento, perhaps, or a novice's training instrument?
  2. Approximately XXX years old.
    A remarkable find. All the moreso for the fact the handle appears to be stained with a great quantity of organic matter...
  3. Approximately XXX years old.
    A pair of short words have been crudely engraved onto the surface of this tool. The owner's name, perhaps, or even the name of the object itself?
  4. Approximately XXX years old.
    This tool bears all the hallmarks of having been repaired several times over. Scorched in places from melting and reforging, its split materials bear witness to its long and hard life.
  5. Approximately XXX years old.
    While this piece is clearly ancient, it is remarkable just how little it differs from the style used every day in the present age.

Uncommon[edit | edit source]

  1. Approximately XXXX years old.
    Buried alongside its schematic, this remarkable tool was perhaps an original prototype. More than just an object, this find represents the inventive drive in a raw and early form.
  2. Approximately XXXX years old.
    Covered in burn marks, this tool must have seen a very strange life. But buried beneath the earth, it has drifted so far from its original story that we may never know its true purpose.
  3. Approximately XXXX years old.
    Delicately made, the passing of time cannot hide the delicacy with which this tool was made. Possibly one of the finest examples of its type ever seen.

Rare[edit | edit source]

  1. Approximately XXXX years old.
    Buried with great care, this tool shows little sign of use. Perhaps it was an offering, made especially to be locked away from the physical world, its pristine nature emphasising how much this gesture meant to the burier.
  2. Approximately XXXX years old.
    This tool bears the marks of constant use, a well-loved piece before its burial. Was it consigned to the ground by accident? An afterthought? Or placed there carefully alongside a now departed owner?
  3. Approximately XXXX years old.
    Bejewelled and dazzling, this tool has been decorated with countless precious stones. Augmented and audacious, this is a one-of-a-kind piece.

Modifier and value ranges[edit | edit source]

The table shows the modifier and value ranges. There is no correlation between the modifier and the value, both are randomly chosen within their ranges.

Rarity Modifier Modifier with text Base value Total value
Common 200-500 200-500 years 100,000 - 200,000 Units.png 115,000 - 230,000 Units.png
Uncommon 600-1100 600-1100 years 400,000 - 700,000 Units.png 460,000 - 805,000 Units.png
Rare 1400-3000 1400-3000 years 800,000 - 2,000,000 Units.png 920,000 - 2,300,000 Units.png

Top 5 List[edit | edit source]

The following items are the most valuable Lost Artifact discovered. If your artifact doesn't qualify for this list, it still should be added to the Artifact Research page for additional scientific study.

To qualify for this list, the following items apply:
  * The value of the artifact must be greater than the 5th item on the list.
  * A screenshot of the information panel need to be added. (Use the Upload file page to upload a screenshot)
  * If you are unsure how to properly edit this page, please add your discovery to the Artifact Research page.

Top 5 - Rare[edit | edit source]

Top 5 - Uncommon[edit | edit source]

Top 5 - Common[edit | edit source]

Name generation[edit | edit source]

The names are procedurally generated with certain terms using one of the following options: 1. Adjective + Use + Noun; 2. Adjective + Use + Noun.

The sequence is taken from the game file.

Adjective[edit | edit source]

  1. Beautiful
  2. Potential
  3. Whittled
  4. Primitive
  5. Fancy
  6. Ornate
  7. Delicate
  8. Prehistoric
  9. Eccentric
  10. Prismatic
  11. Dusty
  12. Damaged
  13. Hewn
  14. Engraved
  15. Clumsy
  16. Sculpted
  17. Chipped
  18. Painted
  19. Decorated
  20. Rotten
  21. Stained
  22. Rusty
  23. Corroded
  24. Crude

Use[edit | edit source]

  1. Tuning
  2. Hunting
  3. Carving
  4. Fishing
  5. Musical
  6. Flint
  7. Stone
  8. Basalt
  9. Industrial
  10. Binding
  11. Woodworking
  12. Metalworking
  13. Butcher's
  14. Punching
  15. Paint
  16. Mixing
  17. Metal
  18. Bronze
  19. Farming
  20. Agricultural
  21. Horticultural
  22. Artist's
  23. Sacrificial
  24. Sewing
  25. Firemaking
  26. Bonfire
  27. Clockwork
  28. Cleaning
  29. Trapper's
  30. Spinning
  31. Brewer's
  32. Fermenting
  33. Medical
  34. Gardener's
  35. Crab
  36. Cooking
  37. Welder's
  38. Shipwright's

Noun[edit | edit source]

  1. Stick
  2. Spoon
  3. Fork
  4. Spear
  5. Magnet
  6. Tool
  7. Hook
  8. Knife
  9. Chisel
  10. Instrument
  11. Spade
  12. Trowel
  13. Shears
  14. Blade
  15. Shovel
  16. Harpoon
  17. Peg
  18. Axe
  19. Hammer
  20. Wheel
  21. Anvil
  22. Tongs
  23. Drill
  24. Dauber
  25. Pitchfork
  26. Utensil
  27. Weapon
  28. Gadget
  29. Machine
  30. Device
  31. Abacus
  32. Contraption
  33. Spike
  34. Cleaver
  35. Dish
  36. Mirror
  37. Supplies
  38. Telescope
  39. Canister
  40. Brush
  41. Sponge
  42. Mask
  43. Tube

Additional information[edit | edit source]

  • The game descriptions and the name generation are extracted from the 1.77 version of NMS_UPDATE3_ENGLISH.MBIN game file, while the modifier and value ranges are extracted from the 1.77 version of PROCEDURALPRODUCTTABLE.MBIN game file.

Release history[edit | edit source]

  • NEXT - Added as an Artifact. It has the same icon as:
  • Abyss - Hidden changes: Names were regenerated by either adding or taking away prefixes, but other data were unchanged.
  • Visions - Hidden changes: The specified base value ranges of all types are multiplied by 1.15, this total value is indicated on the information panel of each artifact. The information panels are color coded by rarity and an additional icon indicates its purpose.