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This is the list of artifacts in Heroes of Might and Magic III. It covers original artifacts, and artifacts from expansions.

Artifact rarities from most common to least common:

  • Treasure
  • Minor
  • Major
  • Relic

Heroes III: The Restoration of Erathia Edit

Main hand Edit

Name Image Rarity Description
Blackshard of the Dead Knight Blackshard of the Dead Knight Minor This right handed weapon increases your Attack skill by +3.
Centaur's Axe Centaur's Axe Treasure This right handed weapon increases your Attack skill by +2.
Greater Gnoll's Flail Greater Gnoll's Flail Minor This right handed weapon increases your Attack skill by +4.
Ogre's Club of Havoc Ogre's Club of Havoc Major This right handed weapon increases your Attack skill by +5.
Red Dragon Flame Tongue Red Dragon Flame Tongue Minor Held with the right hand, this item increases your Attack and Defense skills by +2.
Sword of Hellfire SwordOfHellfireIII Major This right handed weapon increases your Attack skill by +6.
Sword of Judgement Sword of Judgement Relic Held with the right hand, the Sword of Judgement increases all four primary skills by +5.
Titan's Gladius Titan's Gladius Relic Held with the right hand, this massive relic increases your Attack skill by +12, but reduces your Defense skill by -3.

Off hand Edit

Name Image Rarity Description
Buckler of the Gnoll King Buckler of the Gnoll King Minor This left handed item increases your Defense skill by +4.
Dragon Scale Shield Dragon Scale Shield Major Held with the left hand, this item increases your Attack and Defense skills by +3.
Lion's Shield of Courage LionsShieldOfCourageIII Relic Held with the left hand, the Lion's Shield of Courage increases all four primary skills by +4.
Sentinel's Shield Sentinel's Shield Relic Held with the left hand, this relic increases your Defense skill by +12, but reduces your Attack skill by -3.
Shield of the Damned Shield of the Damned Major This left handed item increases your Defense skill by +6.
Shield of the Dwarven Lords Shield of the Dwarven Lords Treasure This left handed item increases your Defense skill by +2.
Shield of the Yawning Dead Shield of the Yawning Dead Minor This left handed item increases your Defense skill by +3.
Targ of the Rampaging Ogre Targ of the Rampaging Ogre Major This left handed item increases your Defense skill by +5.

Head Edit

Name Image Rarity Description
Crown of Dragontooth Crown of Dragontooth Relic Worn on the head, this item increases your Knowledge and Power skills by +4.
Crown of the Supreme Magi Crown of the Supreme Magi Minor Worn on the head, this item increases your Knowledge skill by +4.
Hellstorm Helmet Hellstorm Helmet Major Worn on the head, this item increases your Knowledge skill by +5.
Helm of Chaos Helm of Chaos Minor Worn on the head, this item increases your Knowledge skill by +3.
Helm of Heavenly Enlightenment Helm of Heavenly Enlightenment Relic Worn on the head, the Helm of Heavenly Enlightenment increases all four primary skills by +6.
Helm of the Alabaster Unicorn Helm of the Alabaster Unicorn Treasure Worn on the head, this item increases your Knowledge skill by +1.
Sea Captain's Hat Sea Captain's Hat Relic When worn, this hat increases yout movement at sea, allows you to summon and destroy boats, and protects you from whirlpools.
Skull Helmet Skull Helmet Treasure Worn on the head, this item increases your Knowledge skill by +2.
Spellbinder's Hat Spellbinder's Hat Relic When worn, this hat allows you to cast all 5th level spells.
Thunder Helmet ThunderHelmet Relic When worn, this relic increases your Knowledge skill by +10, but reduces your Power skill by -2.

Neck Edit

Name Image Rarity Description
Amulet of the Undertaker Amulet of the Undertaker Treasure Worn about the neck, this amulet increases your Necromancy skill by 5%.
Celestial Necklace of Bliss Celestial Necklace of Bliss Relic Worn about the neck, the Celestial Necklace of Bliss increases all four primary skills by +3.
Collar of Conjuring Collar of Conjuring Treasure Worn about the neck, this item increases the duration of all your spells by 1.
Garniture of Interference Garniture of Interference Major Worn about the neck, this item increases your Magic Resistance by 5%.
Necklace of Dragonteeth Necklace of Dragonteeth Major Worn about the neck, this item increases your Knowledge and Power skills by +3.
Necklace of Ocean Guidance NecklaceOfOceanGuidanceIII Major Worn about the neck, this necklace increases your hero's movement rate at sea.
Necklace of Swiftness Necklace of Swiftness Treasure Worn about the neck, this necklace increases the combat speed of all your units by +1.
Pendant of Courage Pendant of Courage Major When worn, this item bestows +3 Luck and Morale to your hero's troops.
Pendant of Death Pendant of Death Treasure Wearing this item renders your units immune to the Destroy Undead spell.
Pendant of Dispassion Pendant of Dispassion Treasure Wearing this item renders your units immune to the Berserk spell.
Pendant of Free Will Pendant of Free Will Treasure Wearing this item renders your units immune to the Hypnotize spell.
Pendant of Holiness Pendant of Holiness Treasure Wearing this item renders your units immune to the Curse spell.
Pendant of Life Pendant of Life Treasure Wearing this item renders your units immune to the Death Ripple spell.
Pendant of Negativity Pendant of Negativity Major Wearing this item renders your units immune to the Lightning Bolt and Chain Lightning spells.
Pendant of Total Recall Pendant of Total Recall Treasure Wearing this item renders your units immune to the Forgetfulness spell.
Pendant of Second Sight Pendant of Second Sight Major Wearing this item renders your units immune to the Blind spell.
Statesman's Medal Statesman's Medal Major Worn about the neck, the Statesman's Medal reduces the cost of surrendering.

Body Edit

Name Image Rarity Description
Armor of Wonder Armor of Wonder Minor Worn on the torso, the Armor of Wonder increases all four primary skills by +1.
Breastplate of Brimstone Breastplate of Brimstone Major Worn on the torso, this item increases your Power skill by +5.
Breastplate of Petrified Wood Breastplate of Petrified Wood Treasure Worn on the torso, this item increases your Power skill by +1.
Dragon Scale Armor Dragon Scale Armor Relic Worn on a torso, this item increases your Attack and Defense skills by +4.
Rib Cage Rib Cage Minor Worn on the torso, this item increases your Power skill by +2.
Scales of the Greater Basilisk Scales of the Greater Basilisk Minor Worn on the torso, this item increases your Power skill by +3.
Titan's Cuirass TitansCuirassIII Relic When worn, this massive relic increases your Power skill by +10, but reduces your Knowledge skill by -2.
Tunic of the Cyclops King Tunic of the Cyclops King Major Worn on the torso, this item increases your Power skill by +4.

Feet Edit

Name Image Rarity Description
Boots of Levitation Boots of Levitation Relic When worn, these boots allow you to walk across water.
Boots of Polarity Boots of Polarity Relic Worn on the feet, these boots increase your Magic Resistance by 15%.
Boots of Speed Boots of Speed Minor Worn on the feet, these boots increase your hero's movement rate over land.
Dead Man's Boots Dead Man's Boots Major Worn on the feet, these boots increase your Necromancy skill by 15%.
Dragonbone Greaves Dragonbone Greaves Treasure Worn on the feet, this item increases your Knowledge and Power skills by +1.
Sandals of the Saint Sandals of the Saint Relic Worn on the feet, the Sandals of the Saint increase all four primary skills by +2.

Cloaks Edit

Name Image Rarity Description
Ambassador's Sash AmbassadorsSashIII Major Worn about the shoulders, the Ambassador's Sash reduces the cost of surrendering.
Angel Wings AngelWingsIII Relic Worn about the shoulders, these wings allow you to fly.
Cape of Conjuring Cape of Conjuring Treasure Worn about the shoulders, this item increases the duration of all your spells by 3.
Cape of Velocity Cape of Velocity Major Worn about the shoulders, this cape increases the combat speed of all your units by +2.
Dragon Wing Tabard Dragon Wing Tabard Minor Worn on the shoulders, this item increases your Knowledge and Power skills by +2.
Everflowing Crystal Cloak Everflowing Crystal Cloak Major When worn, this cloak increases your Crystal production by +1 per day.
Recanter's Cloak Recanter's Cloak Major While wearing this cloak, neither you nor your opponent will be able to cast level 3 or higher spells during combat.
Surcoat of Counterpoise Surcoat of Counterpoise Major Worn about the shoulders, this item increases your Magic Resistance by 10%.
Vampire's Cowl Vampire's Cowl Minor Worn about the shoulders, this cowl increases your Necromancy skill by 10%.

Hands Edit

Name Image Rarity Description
Diplomat's Ring Diplomat's Ring Major Worn on the finger, the Diplomat's Ring reduces the cost of surrendering.
Equestrian's Gloves Equestrian's Gloves Minor Worn on the hands, these gloves increase your hero's movement rate over land.
Eversmoking Ring of Sulfur EversmokingRingOfSulfurIII Major When worn, this ring increases your Sulfur production by +1 per day.
Quiet Eye of the Dragon Quiet Eye of the Dragon Treasure Worn on a finger, this item increases your Attack and Defense skills by +1.
Ring of Conjuring Ring of Conjuring Treasure Worn on a finger, this item increases the duration of all your spells by 2.
Ring of Infinite Gems Ring of Infinite Gems Major When worn, this ring increases your Gem production by +1 per day.
Ring of Life RingOfLifeIII Minor This item increases the health of all your units by +1.
Ring of the Wayfarer Ring of the Wayfarer Major When placed on the finger, this ring increases the combat speed of all your units by +1.
Ring of Vitality Ring of Vitality Treasure This item increases the health of all your units by +1.
Still Eye of the Dragon Still Eye of the Dragon Treasure Worn on the finger, this item increases your Luck and Morale by +1.

Accessories Edit

Name Image Rarity Description
Angel Feather Arrows Angel Feather Arrows Major These arrows increase your Archery skill by 15%.
Arms of Legion Arms of Legion Major This item, when equipped by a hero in a town, increases the growth of your 5th level units (in that town) by 2 per week.
Badge of Courage Badge of Courage Treasure The Badge of Courage increases your Morale by +1 and confers Mind spell immunity (although the latter effect is undocumented).
Bird of Perception Bird of Perception Treasure This figurine increases your eagle eye skill by 5%.
Bow of Elven Cherrywood Bow of Elven Cherrywood Treasure This bow increases your Archery skill by 5%.
Bowstring of the Unicorn's Mane Bowstring of the Unicorn's Mane Minor This bowstring increases your Archery skill by 10%.
Cards of Prophecy Cards of Prophecy Treasure The Cards of Prophecy increase your Luck by +1.
Charm of Mana Charm of Mana Treasure This charm helps you recover 1 extra spell point per day.
Clover of Fortune Clover of Fortune Treasure The Clover of Fortune increases your Luck by +1.
Crest of Valor Crest of Valor Treasure The Crest of Valor increases your Morale by +1.
Emblem of Cognizance Emblem of Cognizance Minor This item increases your eagle eye skill by 15%.
Endless Bag of Gold EndlessBagOfGoldIII Major When equipped, the Endless Bag of Gold increases your income by 750 gold per day.
Endless Purse of Gold Endless Purse of Gold Major When equipped, the Endless Purse of Gold increases your income by 500 gold per day.
Endless Sack of Gold Endless Sack of Gold Relic When equipped, the Endless Sack of Gold increases your income by 1000 gold per day.
Everpouring Vial of Mercury EverpouringVialOfMercuryIII Major When equipped, this vial increases your Mercury production by +1 per day.
Glyph of Gallantry Glyph og Gallantry Treasure The Glyph of Gallantry increases your Morale by +1.
Golden Bow Golden Bow Major When wielded, the Golden Bow allows your troops to shoot through any obstacle or at any range without penalty.
Head of Legion HeadOfLegionIII Major This item, when equipped by a hero in a town, increases the growth of your 6th level units (in that town) by 1 per week.
Hourglass of the Evil Hour Hourglass of the Evil Hour Treasure This item negates all Luck bonuses during combat for both you and your opponent.
Inexhaustible Cart of Lumber Inexhaustible Cart of Lumber Minor When equipped, this cart provides you with an additional +1 Wood per day.
Inexhaustible Cart of Ore Inexhaustible Cart of Ore Minor When equipped, this cart provides you with an additional +1 Ore per day.
Ladybird of Luck Ladybird of Luck Treasure The Ladybird of Luck increases your Luck by +1.
Legs of Legion Legs of Legion Treasure This item, when equipped by a hero in a town, increases the growth of your 2nd level units (in that town) by 5 per week.
Loins of Legion LoinsOfLegionIII Minor This item, when equipped by a hero in a town, increases the growth of your 3rd level units (in that town) by 4 per week.
Mystic Orb of Mana Mystic Orb of Mana Treasure This orb helps you recover 3 extra spell points per day.
Orb of Driving Rain Orb of Driving Rain Major This powerful orb causes your Water spells to inflict an additional 50% damage.
Orb of Inhibition Orb of Inhibition Relic This powerful orb prevents all spell casting in combat.
Orb of Silt OrbOfSiltIII Major This powerful orb causes your Earth spells to inflict an additional 50% damage.
Orb of Tempestuous Fire OrbOfTempestuousFireIII Major This powerful orb causes your Fire spells to inflict an additional 50% damage.
Orb of the Firmament Orb of the Firmament Major This powerful orb causes your Air spells to inflict an additional 50% damage.
Orb of Vulnerability OrbOfVulnerabilityIII Relic During combat, this orb negates the natural magic resistance of all creatures on the battlefield.
Shackles of War Shackles of War Major When these shackles are wielded in combat, neither you nor your opponent may retreat or surrender.
Speculum Speculum Treasure The Speculum increases your Scouting radius by +1.
Sphere of Permanence Sphere of Permanence Major Wielding this sphere renders your units immune to the Dispel spell.
Spirit of Oppression Spirit of Oppression Treasure This item negates all morale bonuses during combat for both you and your opponent.
Spyglass Spyglass Treasure The Spyglass increases your Scouting radius by +1.
Stoic Watchman Stoic Watchman Treasure This figurine increases your eagle eye skill by 10%.
Talisman of Mana Talisman of Mana Treasure This talisman helps you recover 2 extra spell points per day.
Tome of Air Magic TomeOfAirMagicIII Relic This heavy book contains all spells in the school of Air Magic. It must be equipped for the spells to be available.
Tome of Earth Magic Tome of Earth Magic Relic This heavy book contains all spells in the school of Earth Magic. It must be equipped for the spells to be available.
Tome of Fire Magic TomeOfFireMagicIII Relic This heavy book contains all spells in the school of Fire Magic. It must be equipped for the spells to be available.
Tome of Water Magic TomeOfWaterMagicIII Relic This heavy book contains all spells in the school of Water Magic. It must be equipped for the spells to be available.
Torso of Legion Torso of Legion Minor This item, when equipped by a hero in a town, increases the growth of your 4th level units (in that town) by 3 per week.
Vial of Lifeblood Vial of Lifeblood Major This item increases the health of all your units by +2.

Others Edit

Name Image Rarity Description
Spellbook Spellbookicon-H3 N/A Allows the hero to cast spells. Can be bought in mage guilds.
Spell Scroll SpellscrollH3 N/A Allows the hero to cast the Spell scroll's spell as long as the scroll is in an accessory slot.
Grail Grail - H3 N/A Allows the hero to build a special building in one of the player's towns. Can be found with the help of the puzzle map. On some maps getting the Grail is a victory condition.
Catapult Catapulticon-H3 N/A Every hero has one by default. Attacks fortifications during siege.
Ballista Ballistaicon-H3 N/A Can be bought in some towns' blacksmith. Attacks enemies during combat.
Ammo cart Ammocarticon-H3 N/A Can be bought in some towns' blacksmith. Gives ranged creatures infinite ammo during combat.
First aid tent Firstaidtenticon-H3 N/A Can be bought in some towns' blacksmith. Heals friendly creatures during combat.
Pandora's Box Pandorasbox-H3 Relic It can only appear on the adventure map and can't be placed into heroes' inventories. Can give experience, skills, artifacts, spells or creatures, give or take away resources, luck, morale or spell points. Often guarded by various creatures.

Expansion ArtifactsEdit

Armageddon's Blade artifactsEdit

Name Image Rarity Description
Armageddon's Blade ArmageddonsBlade Relic This right handed weapon gives +3 attack, +3 defense, +6 knowledge, +3 spellpower, also gives the hero the Armageddon spell and renders the hero's army immune to the Armageddon spell.
Vial of Dragon Blood Artdragon-1- Relic This item gives +5 attack and +5 defense to all dragons under the hero's command.

Shadow of Death artifactsEdit

Name Image Rarity Description
Admiral's Hat AdmiralsHat Relic Worn on the head this item removes movement penalties for boarding or unboarding a boat.
Angelic Alliance AngelicAlliance Relic This right handed weapon allows Rampart, Tower, Fortress, Stronghold, and Castle creatures to be mixed without a morale penalty and casts the Prayer spell at the start of every combat.
Armor of the Damned Armerofthedamned Relic Worn on the torso, this armor casts Slow, Weakness, Misfortune and Curse on the enemy at the start of every battle. The effect lasts for fifty turns.
Bow of the Sharpshooter BowOfTheSharpshooter Relic This item lets ranged creatures shoot while adjacent to enemies, and allows them to do full damage regardless of range or obstacles.
Cloak of the Undead King CloakoftheUndeadKing Relic Worn about the shoulders, this cloak gives a 30% boost to the hero's Necromancy skill. Also allows the hero to raise walking dead, wights, and liches after winning battles.
Cornucopia Cornucopia Relic This item generates four of each precious resource (gems, crystal, mercury, and sulfur) every day.
Elixir of Life ElixirOfLife Relic This item gives all creatures, apart from undead or unliving ones, +25% hit points and the regeneration ability.
Power of the Dragon Father PowerOfTheDragonFather Relic This armor gives +6 to all primary skills, and all troops in the hero's army are immune to spells below fifth level.
Ring of the Magi RingOfTheMagi Relic Worn on a finger, this ring adds fifty rounds to spell duration.
Statue of Legion StatueOfLegion Relic This item increases creature production in all towns by 50%.
Titan's Thunder TitansThunder Relic This right handed weapon gives a total of +9 to a hero's attack and defense skill, and +8 to their spell power and knowledge. Also gives a free spell book with the unique Titan's Lightning Bolt spell.
Wizard's Well WizardsWell Relic This item regenerates all of the hero's spell points every day.

Internal use onlyEdit

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