There are a wide variety of Heroes featured in Artifact. These Heroes each boast their own ability, and have their own specific play styles.
Summary[edit | edit source]
Heroes are a player's strongest card in the game, because of this players are limited to 5 per deck. Currently 44 heroes make up the 280+ cards that are set to be released with the base game. In Artifact every hero is categorized into one of four following colors: Black, Blue, Green, and Red.
|“||Generally speaking, Red is based around stronger heroes with weaker abilities, blue is based around weaker heroes with powerful spells, green offers various stat buffs and additional creeps, and black has a host of mobility options, direct damage, and other sleights of hand.||„|
Anatomy of a Hero Card[edit | edit source]
The hero card's color dictates what spells you can play with that hero.A hero card has three separate slots for Items at the top of the card, Weapon, Armor and Accessory. A hero can have one item in each of these slots, each conferring unique benefits, up to a total of three items overall. Most heroes have innate abilities, as indicated by an icon on the bottom left corner of the card art. Finally, the primary stats of the hero is located on the bottom row of the card. Similar to the top of the card, the stats shown correspond to
Ability[edit | edit source]
Most heroes, with the exception of a few Red heroes, have an ability indicated by the icon on the bottom left corner of the card art. These come in four different types.
- Active Ability
- An effect that must be manually activated on the card. Has a cooldown that begins to countdown from the start of the game.
- Reactive / Passive Ability
- It is currently unclear what the difference is between Reactive and Passive abilities. Triggers when the condition or phase listed is met.
- Continuous Effect
- Provides a continuous bonus as long as the hero remains in the lane.
Signature Cards[edit | edit source]
Every hero has an associated Signature Card. As soon as a hero is added to a deck, three copies of that hero's signature card will also be automatically created and added to the deck. Signature Cards cannot be collected, traded on the marketplace, found in card packs or removed from your deck. You must play a hero's set of signature cards when you add that hero to your deck.
Mechanics[edit | edit source]
You must have five hero cards in an Artifact deck. You can only play spells in a lane if you control a hero with the corresponding color to that spell. Heroes deploy into the game in the order that they were placed into your deck. The first three appear in their corresponding lane. The fourth is deployed during your first Deployment Phase, and the fifth during the second Deployment Phase.
Hero Card List[edit | edit source]
Confirmed Heroes[edit | edit source]
These heroes' card colors have been confirmed and they have been seen in Artifact gameplay.
Black[edit | edit source]
Blue[edit | edit source]
Green[edit | edit source]
Red[edit | edit source]
Unannounced Heroes[edit | edit source]
These heroes' colors have not been confirmed, nor have they been seen in gameplay, but they do appear in the USA copyright database.