20h artifact missions/Strange Alien Artifact
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Survivor of Romulus
Join Date: Jun 2012
03-25-2013, 10:04 AM
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Just wondering, is it only the rare version of these missions that can get you a strange alien artifact on a critical?
Let me clear this up, as an avid doffer and an artifact collector.
Artifacts are rewarded from the following missions:
"Negotiate Additional Delivery Of Rare Commodities" - a 4h trade mission, rare, which can be found in Cardassian space (Orange sectors and clusters on the map). It has a cooldown of 4 days, and grants an artifact on success. In order to run this mission you must be level 40, and have completed the first mission in the chain (negotiate delivery of rare commodities)
- It requires 3 shapeshifting lockets and 3 jevonite.
The other missions to get artifacts don't all share the same name, but all start with either "Recover Artifacts from...", "Collect Artifacts from...", "Salvage Artifacts from...", "Study Ruins on..." - These missions are 20h uncommon exploration missions. The don't give you artifacts very often, but they grant either 1 or 2 alien artifacts when you get a
1/3 of the time
. That's a rough guess from my experience, but it's 1 in 3 crits will get you an artifact. I've gotten 2 artifacts a couple of times, but it's extremely rare. Maybe 1 in 50.