How to play Artifact

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Before reading this guide, it's recommended that you complete the Game Tutorial, or read trough it's page on this wiki, to get a grip at the basics of the game.

Starting out[edit]


Creating decks[edit]

To play most of the gamemodes available in Artifact, you'll have to construct a deck. to Learn more about it, visit the Deckbuilder page.


The full list of gamemodes Is unknown right now. in Valve's words, there will be multiple gamemodes available, such as draft or sealed deck.

One versus One[edit]

The main gamemode, in which you face off another player in a battle to destroy each other's Ancients.

Differences between ranked and casual[edit]

Casual, the default setting, is prefered for players who are only starting to learn the game, or for people who wish to relax and play the game in a less serious enviroment.
Ranked, unlike casual, uses a rating system to match players of similar skill, providing for a fair and challenging matchup.


Sealed Deck[edit]

Tips and tricks[edit]

  • In order to win, you must destroy 2 of 3 enemies towers, or destroy a tower and then the enemy Ancient.
  • You may need to destroy other buildings first before the ancient can be attacked.


Visit the Strategies page to learn of community-created guides.

Recommended both for newer players learning to play the game, and for more skilled players wishing to learn more diffictult and rewarding Strategies.

Recommended starting desks are X and Y