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Artificer - Character Skills, How To Unlock & Item Builds
Risk of Rain 2 | Artificer - Character Skills, How To Unlock & Item Builds

Risk of Rain 2
Artificer - Character Skills, How To Unlock & Item Builds

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Check out this Risk of Rain 2 character / class guide featuring the survivor Artificer! Learn how to unlock, skills, stats, attack combos, recommended items, & more!

Artificer - Character Skills, How To Unlock & Item Builds
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Table of Contents

Artificer - Overview & Stats

Artificer - Overview & Stats

Artificer - Stats

Max Health 110 (+33 per level)
Damage 12 (+2.4 per level)
Speed 7 m/s

Artificer - Play Style Overview

Artificer is the caster character / class in Risk of Rain 2. Specializing in dealing elemental damage, it can bring down large mobs with powerful Area-of-Effect attacks.

Artificer - Skills

Artificer - All Skills List

Skill Description
Flame Bolt Flame Bolt Fire a bolt for 200% damage that ignites enemies. Hold up to 4.
Charged Nano-Bomb Charged Nano-Bomb Charge up a nano-bomb that deals 400% - 1200% damage and stuns all enemies.
Snapfreeze Snapfreeze Create a barrier that freezes enemies for 100% damage. Enemies at low health are instantly killed if frozen.
Flamethrower Flamethrower Burn all enemies in front of you for 1700% damage.

How To Unlock Artificer

Spend 10 Lunar Coins In Bazaar Between Time

How To Unlock Artificer

Artificer can be unlocked by spending 10 Lunar Coins (+1 Lunar Coin to access the shop) in the secret area "Bazaar Between Time". This area can be accessed after completing a teleporter event either randomly, or using a Lunar Coin at a Newt Altar (appearing as blue cracked rock). Within the Bazaar, you'll find the Artificer frozen next to the shopkeeper for you to set free.

Recommended Items

Recommended Items For Artificer

Item Recommendation Criteria
UkuleleUkulele The Ukulele will support the Artificer's solo targeting fireballs, increasing its chance of hitting multiple targets with one enemy defeated.
Backup MagazineBackup Magazine The Backup Magazine will increase the number of uses of the Artificer's Charged Nano-Bomb. This move is useful in dealing damage to multiple enemies and stunning them.
Stun Grenade Stun Grenade Since the Artificer's fireballs damage solo targets better, the Stun Grenade will keep them in place and allow the Artificer to finish enemies off.
GasolineGasoline Gasoline is a great supplement to the Artificer's Charged Nano-Bomb, dealing damage-over-time plus spreads around to enemies nearby.
PaulPaul's Goat Hoof The Artificer does not have a dash or phase move so it has slow movement speed. Paul's Goat Hoof will help it move away when enemies get too close.

This recommendation is based off Common (White) and Rare (Green) items for ease of finding within the game.

Recommended Equipment

The Backup

The Back-up is a great equipment to support the Artificer - providing backup firepower during boss fights and when facing tankier enemies.

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