-"Artifact" heroes are as the title says, artifacts, or inanimate objects. More specifically, battle equipment such as Swords, Bows, Sheilds, and even armour, that are possibly animated via magic or other mysterious means. Artifact heroes all share the "Artifact" trait, which gives them Impervious, and immunity to charm and revenge attacks, plus the ability to be "equipped" onto non artifact allies.
-Artifacts will have unique basic attacks. They can be targeted onto an enemy for damage or an ally for a passive effect, like Bauble's IFF Targeting. Targeting a non-artifact ally will allow the artifact hero to "equip," onto an ally for 2 turns. The equipped artifact will become a buff, and will give the ally helpful effects or boosts to their basic attacks, stats, etc. Since the artifact becomes a buff, it won't be able to targeted or directly damaged until the buff expires in two turns or it is purged. Think of it like Shade's Possesion but you can do it more frequently, and it's friendly! Depending on the effects of an artifact's equip, there may be a short cooldown for this artifact's secondary basic attack option.
-Artifacts serve as a "support," and are great at performing combos. Their own stats aren't too high, and they are rather weak when alone. Then again, if it's an item- like a weapon that specializes in a certain task- like attacking- it will most likely have one stat pretty high while the others are rather low.
-Feel free to use the artifact tag for your Fan Heroes! I myself will be creating a few artifact heroes soon!
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