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Introduction Artifact is a trading card game from Valve that takes place in the Dota universe. The game is based on the widely popular multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) Dota 2. Released in 2018 by Valve Corporation, Artifact is a digital collectible card game with some notable features. For one, the game is based off Dota 2, the popular...

Artifact

  • Samanta Blumberg
  • Mar 30, 2021

Introduction

Artifact is a trading card game from Valve that takes place in the Dota universe. The game is based on the widely popular multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) Dota 2.

Released in 2018 by Valve Corporation, Artifact is a digital collectible card game with some notable features. For one, the game is based off Dota 2, the popular MOBA. For another, the game is played using three boards, one for each player. However, a player can only use one board at a time.

Gameplay

Artifact is a card game with three lanes like a MOBA. The player can select five cards to use in a turn. The player can use the cards to attack the opponents' lane, their creatures, or use them to activate their own lane's creatures' special abilities.

In Artifact, players can choose from five colors of cards and up to three heroes in a deck. Cards come in four basic types: creatures, spells, structures, and items. Creatures can be played onto the board to attack opponents, spells are played onto creatures to buff them or change their ability. 

Graphics

The game has a traditional card game layout. Artifact is played using three boards, one for each player. However, a player can only use one board at a time. This can make the game difficult for newer players to understand.

Replayability

Artifact is a card game that is more difficult to learn than traditional card games and as a result it has a high replayability.

Artifact is a card game, so there is no limit to how many times a player can play. However, after a while, there is a chance that the game will become repetitive and too difficult to play.

Controls

The controls are basic and easy. Controls for the game can be complicated for new players, but once they have become more familiar with them, the game is easy to control. There are a few difficulties, such as the cards and board being displayed in the wrong order.

Conclusion

Artifact is a digital card game with a lot of features. It is based off of Dota 2, which is a popular MOBA game. The game is played using three boards, one for each player. However, a player can only use one board at a time, which can make the game difficult for newer players to understand. The graphics are decent, but can become repetitive after a while when the player becomes more experienced. Controls can be complicated for new players, but is easy once they have become more familiar with them.

Pros:
  • Can be played by a group of people
  • Can be played by teams
  • You can learn more about the ancient world.
Cons:
  • You need to have a lot of time.
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